Medley, Bill

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Name
Medley, Bill Gender: M
William Thomas Medley
born on 19 September 1940 at 08:18 (= 08:18 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 26°33' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°46 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 29°04'



Biography

American musician, teamed with Bobby Hatfield as "The Righteous Brothers." Starting as two teenagers in Orange County, their close harmony came to exemplify white soul. Teamed in 1962, they had their first hit the following year. In 1964 they signed with Phil Spector and their ""You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"" went to the No.1 spot. They had more R&B hits before they broke up in 1968.

Hatfield kept the name ""Righteous Brothers"" and performed with Jimmy Walker for a while and had two solo hit singles. He and Medley reunited for periodic gigs and toured together in 1983. (Medley won the Best Pop Performance Grammy for ""The Time of My Life"" 3/02/1988.)

Hatfield, a high tenor, was known for a quiet, low-profile lifestyle, even though he had his share of ups and downs. He was operated on for an injured spleen 2/13/1965, an operation to remove nodules from his vocal chords 7/05/1966 and suffered the personal trauma of his wife, Karen, being murdered in 1976.

His Righteous Brothers partner was found dead in his hotel room on November 5, 2003, just before their performance in Kalamazoo, MI. The cause of his death is most likely natural causes, according to the obituary, but an autopsy is scheduled. Medley was overwrought at the news.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Hatfield, Bobby (born 10 August 1940)

Events

  • Social : Joined group 1962 (The Righteous Brothers formed)
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1964 (Signed with Phil Spector)
  • Health : Medical procedure 13 February 1965 (Spleen operated on)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 5 July 1966 (Nodules removed from vocal chords)
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  • Social : Left group 1968 (Group split up)
  • Death of Mate 1976 (Wife Nancy murdered)
  • Death of Mate 1976 (wife was murdered)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1983 (Toured with Jimmy Walker)
  • Work : Prize 2 March 1988 (Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance)
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  • Death of Significant person 5 November 2003 at 7:02 PM in Kalamazoo, MI (musical partner, Bobby Hatfield, died.)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Spleen and vocal chord nodules)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Traumatic event (Wife murdered)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Righteous Brothers)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Best Pop Performance)

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