Bill Medley

One-half of the Righteous Brothers, singer Bill Medley purveyed some of the deepest blue-eyed soul music of the 1960s with such iconic singles as "(You've Lost) That Lovin' Feeling," "Unchained Melody," "(You're my) ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

Elvis Forever 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Hitmakers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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I Am Your Child 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Super Dave 1987 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Cheers 1990 (Tv Show)

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The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Christmas Visitor 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Goober and the Truckers' Paradise 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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America 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Dancing With the Stars (Tv Show)

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Music (12)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 (Movie)

("(I've Had) The Time Of My Life") (Song Performer)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

"(I've Had The) Time Of My Life" (Song Performer)

Going the Distance 2010 (Movie)

("(I've Had) The Time Of My Life") (Song Performer)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

"(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" (Song Performer)

Corky Romano 2001 (Movie)

("(I've Had) The Time of My Life") (Song Performer)

29th Street 1991 (Movie)

("Little Latin Lupe Lu") (Song)

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

("Friday Night's a Great Night For Football") (Song Performer)

Major League 1989 (Movie)

("Most of All You") (Song Performer)

Rude Awakening 1989 (Movie)

("Rude Awakening") (Song Performer)

Dirty Dancing 1987 (Movie)

("(I've Had) The Time of My Life") (Song Performer)

Cobra 1986 (Movie)

("Loving on Borrowed Time (Love Theme From 'Cobra')") (Song Performer)

Riot 1968 (Movie)

("100 Years") (Song Performer)

Biography

One-half of the Righteous Brothers, singer Bill Medley purveyed some of the deepest blue-eyed soul music of the 1960s with such iconic singles as "(You've Lost) That Lovin' Feeling," "Unchained Melody," "(You're my) Soul and Inspiration" before enjoying considerable solo success in 1987 with "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," the Oscar-winning song from "Dirty Dancing. " Medley's deep, resonant baritone offered bluesy counterpoint to Bobby Hatfield's crystalline falsetto on the Righteous Brothers' material, which ranged from garage rockers to the epic sweep of "Lovin' Feeling." Their interplay was so perfectly tuned that Medley's solo efforts following the group's breakup in 1968 seemed to suffer without Hatfield's contributions. He finally found the perfect vehicle for his talents outside of the Righteous Brothers in "The Time of My Life," a joyous, declaratory duet with Jennifer Warnes that topped the charts in 1987 while also claiming a Grammy and Golden Globe. The song's acclaim, as well as the use of and re-release of "Unchained Melody" in the film "Ghost" (1990), returned Medley to the spotlight, where he divided his time between Righteous Brothers reunions until Hatfield's death in 2003 and solo shows on the club circuit. As a member of one of rock's most gifted vocal duos, as well as a veteran solo singer, Bill Medley remained one of popular music's most soulful practitioners for over five decades.

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