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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1001 The Righteous Brothers - Right Now! album art The Righteous Brothers Right Now! (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) 1001 US 1963 Sell This Version
MLP 1002, SMG-1002, 1002 The Righteous Brothers - Some Blue-Eyed Soul album art The Righteous Brothers Some Blue-Eyed Soul (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) MLP 1002, SMG-1002, 1002 US 1964 Sell This Version
F-42-1002 The Righteous Brothers - Some Blue-Eyed Soul album art The Righteous Brothers Some Blue-Eyed Soul(4-Trk) ITCC F-42-1002 US 1964 Sell This Version
SFL-931615 The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' album art The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records SFL-931615 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
T-90677 The Righteous Brothers - Back To Back album art The Righteous Brothers Back To Back (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records T-90677 US 1965 Sell This Version
L-42-1003 The Righteous Brothers - This Is New! album art The Righteous Brothers This Is New! (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) L-42-1003 US 1965 Sell This Version
PHL 4008 The Righteous Brothers - Just Once In My Life album art The Righteous Brothers Just Once In My Life (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records PHL 4008 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
V6-5001, V6/5001 The Righteous Brothers - Soul & Inspiration album art The Righteous Brothers Soul & Inspiration (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5001, V6/5001 US 1966 Sell This Version
V/5004 The Righteous Brothers - Go Ahead And Cry album art The Righteous Brothers Go Ahead And Cry (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V/5004 US 1966 Sell This Version
V-5010, V/V6-5010 The Righteous Brothers - Sayin' Somethin' album art The Righteous Brothers Sayin' Somethin' (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V-5010, V/V6-5010 US 1967 Sell This Version
V-5031 The Righteous Brothers - Souled Out album art The Righteous Brothers Souled Out (Album) Verve Records V-5031 US 1967 Sell This Version
V-5051 The Righteous Brothers - Standards album art The Righteous Brothers Standards (Album) Verve Records V-5051 US 1968 Sell This Version
SVLP 9228 The Righteous Brothers - One For The Road album art The Righteous Brothers One For The Road (Album) Verve Records SVLP 9228 UK 1968 Sell This Version
V6-5076 The Righteous Brothers - Re-Birth album art The Righteous Brothers Re-Birth (Album) Verve Records V6-5076 US 1969 Sell This Version
ST-9201 The Righteous Brothers - Give It To The People album art The Righteous Brothers Give It To The People (Album) Haven Records, Capitol Records ST-9201 US 1974 Sell This Version
ST-9203 The Righteous Brothers - The Sons Of Mrs. Righteous album art The Righteous Brothers The Sons Of Mrs. Righteous (Album) Haven Records, Capitol Records ST-9203 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
CUR 467957 4 The Righteous Brothers - Reunion album art Righteous Brothers* Reunion (Comp, Album) Curb Records CUR 467957 4 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
041 The Righteous Brothers - A Night With The Righteous Brothers Live album art The Righteous Brothers A Night With The Righteous Brothers Live(CD, Album) Rychus Records 041 US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

M-215 The Righteous Brothers - Little Latin Lupe Lu album art The Righteous Brothers Little Latin Lupe Lu (Single) Moonglow (2) M-215 US 1962 Sell This Version
FK-869 The Righteous Brothers - Koko Joe / B-Flat Blues album art The Righteous Brothers Koko Joe / B-Flat Blues (Single) Moonglow (2) FK-869 New Zealand 1963 Sell This Version
M-223 The Righteous Brothers - My Babe / Fee-Fi-Fidily-I-Oh (Dinah Blow Your Horn) album art The Righteous Brothers My Babe / Fee-Fi-Fidily-I-Oh (Dinah Blow Your Horn) (Single) Moonglow (2) M-223 US 1963 Sell This Version
M-231 The Righteous Brothers - Try To Find Another Man / I Still Love You album art The Righteous Brothers Try To Find Another Man / I Still Love You Moonglow (2) M-231 US 1964 Sell This Version
7N.25297 The Righteous Brothers - Bring Your Love To Me / Try And Find Another Man album art The Righteous Brothers Bring Your Love To Me / Try And Find Another Man (Single) Pye International 7N.25297 UK 1964 Sell This Version
M-235 The Righteous Brothers - This Little Girl Of Mine album art The Righteous Brothers This Little Girl Of Mine (Single) Moonglow (2) M-235 US 1964 Sell This Version
TOP 0110 The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin / Just Once In My Life (Single) MGM Records TOP 0110 Canada 1964 Sell This Version

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Seanyo

October 26, 2019
Let’s review the righteous bros for what they really were-a synthetic white group made to sound like they were black for white audiences-packaging and everything. It was indicative of white Americas last desperate grab at hoping their kids wouldn’t listen to black music. Even the name was designed to be aesthetically appealing. Bad move.

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