An Interview with The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley

The Righteous Brothers stands as one of the great treasures of American music. Singing a style lovingly nicknamed “Blue-Eyed Soul”, the singing duo has provided such all-time hits as Unchained Melody, You Lost that Loving Feeling, Ebb Tide, Little Latin Lupe Lu, Soul & Inspiration, Rock and Roll Heaven, and You’ll Never Walk Alone.

The Righteous Brothers will be appearing in concert on May 6 at 7 PM at the Des Plaines Theatre, conveniently located just outside of Chicago and easily accessible by car or public transportation. There’s plenty of parking and there’s even a Metra station located directly across the street, mere feet from the theatre.

In anticipation of the concert appearance by the legendary singing act, Bill Medley appears for an interview on my radio show It’s Showtime with Rikki Lee at 3 PM on Friday, April 29 on WHRU. The station broadcasts out of Chicago’s Huntley neighborhood and the 30-minute interview can be found on the radio dial at 101.5 FM. Those outside the listening area can stream the show or listen to it as a podcast at the It’s Showtime with Rikki Lee page on the HuntleyRadio.com website.

In the interview, Medley will discuss the formation of The Righteous Brothers with Bobby Hatfield, how the duo got their now classic name, and who their musical inspirations were. I also give Medley the floor to reflect on some of his greatest successes in the entertainment industry.

It is a really interesting interview with one of the true legends of modern music. I am sure you will enjoy it so please check it out. You’ll also want to grab tickets to the May 6 show at the Des Plaines Theatre. Tickets are steal for a chance to see rock n’ roll royalty on stage again.

The Righteous Brothers were nominated for two Grammy Awards for You Lost that Loving Feeling in 1965 and the re-recording of Unchained Melody in 1991. The duo was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

Outside of The Righteous Brothers, Medley won an Oscar and a Grammy for his duet (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life with Jennifer Warnes for the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. He also recorded the song Friday Night’s a Great Night for Football for the Bruce Willis hit action movie The Last Boy Scout, the closing theme Most of All You from the film Major League, and the theme song for the television series Just the Ten of Us.

Bobby Hatfield, Medley’s original partner in The Righteous Brothers, passed away in 2003 shortly after the duo were inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. After years of very successful solo work, Medley reformed The Righteous Brothers with uber-talented tenor Bucky Heard in 2016. Medley’s daughter McKenna joins her father on the tour for the iconic duet (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.

For tickets to the May 6 concert, contact The Des Plaines Theatre at (630) 962-7000 or  go online at www.DesPlainesTheatre.com. I’ll see you there!

Peace. Love. Trust.

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