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Rock N Roll Heaven
#3 in 1974
| The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and
Bobby Hatfield. They recorded from 1963 through 1975, and continued to
perform until Hatfield's death in 2003. Their emotive vocal stylings
were sometimes dubbed "blue-eyed soul". At the end of one
particular performance, a Marine in the audience shouted, "That was
righteous, brothers!", prompting the pair to adopt the name when
they embarked on a career as a duo. Bobby Hatfield was found dead in his
hotel room in Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 5, 2003, half an hour
before he was due to perform a concert with Bill Medley at Western
Michigan University's Miller Auditorium. The cause of his death was
attributed to cocaine and not simply, as first suspected, heart failure,
according to the autopsy report.
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