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The Righteous Brothers
SLP2000030406- 04 MARCH 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: One half of the singing group the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley, sings to the crowd along with Bobby Hatfield at the Variety Club Telethon dinner at the Adams Mark Hotel in downtown St. Louis, March 4. rw/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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William Thomas Medley (born September 19, 1940 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer and songwriter, best known as one half of The Righteous Brothers.

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".

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.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bill Medley."
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