The Righteous Brothers
Dates & TimeThu, Aug 8 | 8pm
LocationGrande Exposition Hall
With a string of #1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. After Bobby’s death in 2003, Bill Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive. Medley found the right guy to create the magic in Bucky Heard and together they present a concert experience that features their biggest hits like “Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock and Roll heaven,” Medley’s GRAMMY™-winning “Dirty Dancing” theme “The Time of My Life,” and much, much more. Don’t miss The Righteous Brothers live at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino at THE ROW on Thursday, Aug. 8.
Bill Medley is truly one of the iconic figures in American music history. His instantly recognizable baritone voice has anchored some of the biggest recordings of all time. He’s own a GRAMMY™, an Oscar™, a Golden Globe™ and an America Music Award™.
The Orange County, Calif. native began writing songs as a boy and had his breakout as a songwriter and singer when, in 1963, the Medley-penned “Little Latin Lupe Lu” became a regional hit for Medley and Hatfield, their first release as The Righteous Brothers. Other regional hits followed including “Justin,” “Koko Joe” and “My Babe,” which led to a regular spot on ABC’s national “Shindig!” broadcast. The show, featuring a cast of regulars, along with guest stars every week, catered to the teen audience, something new for TV at that time. “Shindig’s” smash success coincided with The Righteous Brothers opening for both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on their first US tours.
Soon, The Righteous Brothers caught producer Phil Spector’s attention and he signed them to record what would become, according to BMI, the most played song in the history of American radio – the Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil classic “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” A string of top hits followed until 1968 when Medley and Hatfield agreed to part ways to pursue solo efforts. Medley soon scored with top ten hits, “Peace, Brother, Peace” and “Brown-eyed Woman.” In 1974, Bill and Bobby reunited and within a few weeks had yet another monster hit with “Rock and Roll Heaven.”
From then until Hatfield’s passing in 2003, The Righteous Brothers never stopped performing to packed crowds. During that period, Medley also recorded the chart-topping duet with Jennifer Warnes, “The Time of My Life” for the movie “Dirty Dancing.” It went on to sell over 32 million copies worldwide. Then, shortly before Bobby passed away in 2003, Righteous Brothers’ fan Billy Joel inducted the pair into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a glowing seven minute speech.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 9 starting at $49.50 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 775-325-7401.
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