“You never close your eyes…” That simple, six-note opening line sung by founding Righteous Brothers member Bill Medley from “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” resonates among the most familiar intros in pop music history. It helped create an unexpected legacy. The Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and the late Bobby Hatfield, galvanized the link between rock and rhythm & blues so convincingly that they spurred the creation of a new term, “blue-eyed soul.”
Among other songs immortalized by the Righteous Brothers are “Unchained Melody,” “Soul and Inspiration” and “Just Once in My Life.” The duo’s legacy has been permanently recognized with their 2003 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Bill Medley has had a successful solo career, as well, recording 14 albums including the Grammy award winning Dirty Dancing. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” is published by ABKCO Music, Mother Bertha Music and Screen Gems-EMI Music.