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Bill Medley (born William Thomas Medley on September 19, 1940 in Los Angeles, California) was one half of The Righteous Brothers singing duo. September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish Los Ángeles , meaning the angels), also known as L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ... The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. ...


Medley met his singing partner Bobby Hatfield while attending California State University, Long Beach. The pair began singing as a duo in 1962. Their first single was "Little Latin Lupe Lu"; their first hit was "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", produced by Phil Spector in 1964. Follow-up hits included "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" and "Unchained Melody". Robert Lee Bobby Hatfield (August 10, 1940 - November 5, 2003), was one half of the Righteous Brothers singing duo. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach!) is the largest campus of the California State University system and the second largest university in the state of California. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Phil Spector Harvey Phillip Phil Spector (born December 26, 1940) is a highly influential record producer who turned out some of the best-known popular music of the 1960s and 1970s. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Unchained Melody is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some counts having spawned over 500 versions. ...


The duo broke up in 1968, but returned with another hit in 1974, "Rock And Roll Heaven", and they continued to appear together until Hatfield's death in November 2003. The Righteous Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2003 by one of their biggest fans, Billy Joel. 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the background The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum and institution in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated, as the name suggests, to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential... Billy Joel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. ...


Medley also had a moderately successful solo career. In 1987 his duet with Jennifer Warnes, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," was included on the Dirty Dancing motion picture soundtrack album and the single reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also won a 1988 Grammy Award for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" and an Academy Award for "Best Original Song". Drawing of Jennifer Warnes on the cover of her 1990 collection The Best of Jennifer Warnes Jennifer Jean Warnes (born March 3, 1947 in Seattle, Washington) is an American singer and songwriter. ... Dirty Dancing is a 1987 musical/romance film starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and the late Jerry Orbach. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Grammy Awards (originally the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


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reviewjournal.com -- Neon: Bill Medley carries on without Bobby Hatfield (765 words)
But on Monday came the announcement that Medley and the hotel were toning down their original optimism that Medley could play every date that had been reserved for the Righteous Brothers this year.
Medley got an unsure response when he told the crowd the Righteous Brothers were an opening act for the Beatles (it's true), but this history can make him a credible curator of vintage rock 'n' roll.
When Medley got a strong response to one song, he told the crowd, "That means I got another 10 years out here." And if he rests that voice, there's no reason why he shouldn't.
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