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The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. They recorded from 1963 through 1975 and continued to perform until Hatfield's death in 2003. Their emotive vocal stylings were sometimes dubbed "blue-eyed soul".

Medley and Hatfield both possessed exceptional vocal talent, with range, control and tone that helped them create a strong and distinctive duet sound and also to perform as soloists. Medley sang the low parts with his deep, soulful baritone, with Hatfield taking the higher register vocals with his soaring tenor.

They adopted their name in 1962 while performing together in the Los Angeles area as part of a five-member group called The Paramours, which featured John Wimber (a founder of the Vineyard Movement) on keyboards. At the end of one particular performance, a U.S. Marine in the audience shouted, "That was righteous, brothers!", prompting the pair to adopt the name when they embarked on a career as a duo.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1965 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 1
1965 Just Once in My Life 1
1965 This is New! 1
1966 Back to Back 1
1966 Go Ahead and Cry 1
1966 Soul & Inspiration 1
1974 Give It to the People 1
1975 The Sons of Mrs Righteous 5 3
1991 Unchained Melody 1
The Great 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1975 Unchained Melody: Best of Righteous Brothers Compilation 3
1982 Historia de la Música Rock - 41 Compilation 4 1
1984 Greatest Hits Compilation 2
1989 Anthology 1962-1974 Compilation 1
1990 Greatest Hits Compilation 2.5 1
1990 The Very Best of The Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody Compilation 2
1990 Unchained Melodies Compilation 1
1991 Rock and Roll Heaven Compilation 1
1992 The Wonderful World of The Righteous Brothers Compilation 1
1996 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Compilation 1
1996 Master Series: The Righteous Brothers Compilation 1
1999 The Best of The Righteous Brothers Compilation 1
2000 The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Righteous Brothers Compilation 1
2003 The Best of Righteous Brothers Compilation 1
2006 Gold Compilation 1
2006 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Righteous Brothers Compilation 1
2007 Colour Collection Compilation 1
2008 Rock 'N' Roll Legends Compilation 1
2013 The Essential Collection Compilation 1
( 1993 ) Unchained Melody Greatest Hits Compilation 1
All the Hits Compilation 1
All the Hits Compilation 1
Best of Righteous Brothers Compilation 1
Reunion Compilation 1
The Best Compilation 1
The Best of the Righteous Brothers Compilation 1
The Definititve Collection Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 One for the Road Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1964 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / There's a Woman 1
1965 Hung on You / Unchained Melody 1
1965 Go Ahead and Cry 1
1965 Melancholy Music Man 1
1990 Unchained Melody 2

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
A Change Is Gonna Come 1
Gold 1

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