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The Righteous Brothers

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The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. They recorded numerous albums from 1963 through 1975.

Their first major hit single was "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" in 1965. That song was produced by Phil Spector, and manifested Spector's Wall of Sound production techniques. They had several other hit singles during the 1960s, including a cover of "Unchained Melody" in 1965 and "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" in 1966. In 1974, they scored another hit with "Rock and Roll Heaven", a paean to deceased rock singers.

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10, 2003 by one of their biggest fans, Billy Joel.

Hatfield died on November 5, 2003. He was found dead at a hotel in Western Michigan, half an hour before he was due to perform at a Righteous Brothers concert.

"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" remains the most played song in radio history. It is estimated that it has been played over 8 million times to date.

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