Bill Medley

Born Sep 19, 1940

William Thomas Medley 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".… Read More

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1940 Birth Medley was born on September 19, 1940 in Santa Ana, California, USA to Arnol and Irma Medley.


1958 17 Years Old He attended Santa Ana High School and graduated in 1958. … Read More
1960 19 Years Old Medley and Fiduccia then formed a group called the Paramours in 1960 with Sal Fasulo and Nick Tuturro, later joined by Mike Rider and Barry Rillera. … Read More


1963 22 Years Old 1 More Event
However the band did not have much success and soon broke up, leaving Hatfield and Medley to perform as a duo in 1963. … Read More
1966 - 1968 2 More Events
1969 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1969, he won 2nd place at the Festival Internacional da Canção (FIC) in Rio de Janeiro, with the song "Evie", by Jimmy Webb.
1970 29 Years Old Medley also married Suzi Robertson in 1970, and then Janice Gorham, but both marriages were soon annulled. … Read More


1972 31 Years Old 1 More Event
One of his recordings, "Freedom and Fear" from Michel Colombier's album Wings, was nominated for a Grammy in 1972. … Read More
1980 39 Years Old He released an album, Sweet Thunder in 1980, containing a version of Don't Know Much, which was originally written and performed by Barry Mann the same year.


1982 41 Years Old He signed with Planet Records in 1982 and later with RCA Records.
1984 43 Years Old In 1984 and 1985, he charted 5 singles on the country charts with the biggest of these being the Top 20 country hit, "I Still Do," which also crossed over to the adult contemporary charts and later became a "cult" hit with the Carolina Beach/Shag dance club circuit.
1986 45 Years Old Medley married his current wife Paula in 1986 and they have a daughter, McKenna. … Read More
1987 46 Years Old In 1987 his duet with Jennifer Warnes, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life", was included on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack album, and the single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song won Medley and Warnes a 1988 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the composers. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" is now seen and heard ubiquitously on TV and radio commercials — covered by singers other than Medley and Warnes — usually connected with vacation, cruise, resort, and other such holiday-themed advertisers. … Read More
1989 48 Years Old One of Medley's minor entries, "All I Need to Know" was later recorded as "Don't Know Much" by Grammy-winning duet Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville was a long running No. 2 Hot 100 and No. 1 Adult Contemporary in 1989-90.


1998 57 Years Old Bill Medley appeared in the two-part episode "Finally!" of the hit TV show, Cheers. In 1998 Medley along with Jennifer Warnes sang "Show Me The Light" during the end credits of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie. … Read More


2013 72 Years Old On November 24, 2013, he performed in concert for the first time in the UK at the Wembley Arena.
2014 73 Years Old 1 More Event
Bill Medley wrote a memoir which was published in April 2014, titled The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother's Memoir.
2016 75 Years Old In January 2016, Bill Medley announced he would revive the Righteous Brothers for the first time since 2003, partnering with new singer Bucky Heard, who replaced the late Bobby Hatfield.
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