The Righteous Brothers

The Righteous Brothers

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William Medley: born 19 September 1940, in Los Angeles, USA.
Bobby Hatfield: born 10 August 1940, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA / died: 5 November 2003, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

The Righteous Brothers were born in 1963, and were the two remaining members of the vocal group, The Paramours.

They're probably best known for two tracks "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ". The latter being written and produced by legendary producer Phil Spector from 1964, which many critics deem to be the pinnacle of Spectors' producing career. In order for Lovin' Feelin's success, many believe it can be attributed to the fact the playing time was listed on the original promo's sent to radio stations as 3:05 --because Spector refused to shorten the track-- which was lower that it's actual playing time of nearer 4 minutes at 3:45. This is because at that time many stations would program shows to fit-in with ad-breaks so wouldn't play anything longer than around 3 minutes long. Also, British pop artist Cilla Black released a version in Christmas 1964, before the original version was released in the UK, which furthermore attracted media attention. All this happening despite the US being in the middle of Beatlemania and the British Invasion.

In 1999, the performing-rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) announced that it was the most-played song of the 20th century. Additionally, the song was chosen as one of the Songs Of The Century by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 (Performer).
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The Righteous Brothers Discography

Albums

The Righteous Brothers Right Now! (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) US 1963 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Some Blue-Eyed Soul (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) UK 1964 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers This Is New! (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Just Once In My Life (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records Canada 1965 Sell This Version
HLP 8500 Donnie Brooks / Carol Conners* / The Righteous Brothers / The Rip Chords / Raquel Welch Donnie Brooks / Carol Conners* / The Righteous Brothers / The Rip Chords / Raquel Welch - A Swingin' Summer: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album, Mono) Hanna-Barbera Records HLP 8500 US 1965 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records Australia 1965 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Back To Back (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records Australia 1965 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Go Ahead And Cry (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records Canada 1966 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Soul & Inspiration (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records US 1966 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Souled Out (Album) Verve Records US 1967 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Sayin' Somethin' (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records US 1967 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers One For The Road (Album) Verve Records UK 1968 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Standards (Album) Verve Records US 1968 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Re-Birth (Album) Verve Records US 1969 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Two By Two (Comp) MGM Records UK 1973 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Give It To The People (Album) Capitol Records, Haven Records Australia 1974 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers The Sons Of Mrs. Righteous (Album) Haven Records, Capitol Records Canada 1975 Sell This Version
LP - 70.019 The Righteous Brothers Melodias Desencadenadas(LP, Album) MGM Records LP - 70.019 Venezuela 1976 Sell This Version
2368 109 The Righteous Brothers The Fantastic Rigtheous Brothers(LP, Album) MGM Records 2368 109 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Righteous Brothers* Reunion (Comp, Album) Curb Records Spain 1990 Sell This Version
847840-2 The Righteous Brothers One For The Road(CD, Album, Mono) Polydor 847840-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
440 011 1134 The Righteous Brothers Soul And Inspiration(CD, Album) Rebound Records (2) 440 011 1134 US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Righteous Brothers Little Latin Lupe Lu (Single) Moonglow (2) US 1962 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers My Babe / Fee-Fi-Fidily-I-Oh (Dinah Blow Your Horn) (Single) Moonglow (2) Netherlands 1963 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers Koko Joe / B-Flat Blues (Single) Moonglow (2) US 1963 Sell This Version