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May 21, 1997 | VERONIQUE de TURENNE
Connie Francis and The Righteous Brothers will join the headliners at the 1997 Ventura County Fair, fair officials announced. Francis, who received international acclaim for her 1958 hit, "Who's Sorry Now," has recorded numerous records for MGM Records, including bestsellers like "Frankie", "Lipstick on Your Collar," and "Where the Boys Are." The Righteous Brothers--Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield--hit it big with "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling."
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February 1, 2014 | By Kari Howard
This week I've been a bit obsessed with Isaac Hayes' epic, transformative covers of some (very non-Stax) pop hits. I already knew the tremendous “Hot Buttered Soul” album, with its 12-minute “Walk on By” (which manages to channel the pathos of Hal David's lyrics and be very sexy at the same time), and 18-minute “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” (more on that later). But then I found his other covers, including two more Bacharach/David songs, “The Look of Love” and “I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself”; the Beatles' “Something”; and the Righteous Brothers' “You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin',” which has a five-minute groove starting at the 10:30 point that I had on repeat all week.
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December 19, 2003 | Randy Lewis
In his first public performance since the death last month of his longtime musical partner Bobby Hatfield, Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley will perform at the "Colors of Christmas" annual holiday concert Saturday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. Medley is a late replacement for Irene Cara, who pulled out of the weekend performances because of illness. Also on the bill: Peabo Bryson, Sheena Easton and Christopher Cross. * -- Randy Lewis
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May 20, 2013
  Alan O'Day Songwriter had hit with 'Undercover Angel' Alan O'Day, 72, who wrote popular songs for other artists, including Helen Reddy and the Righteous Brothers, but scored his own No. 1 single with "Undercover Angel" in 1977, died Friday at his home in Westwood. The cause was cancer, according to his manager, Ken Kaufman. "Undercover Angel," with a bouncy, infectious melody, was also used for film and television soundtracks, including "Super 8" in 2011 and "Charlie's Angels" in 2000.
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March 21, 1996 | Jerry Hicks
When the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' " hit the airwaves, I can remember thinking that rock 'n roll just couldn't get any better than that. About every kid in my high school senior class would burst into different pieces of that song at any moment. It's 31 years later, and "Lovin' Feelin' " can still be heard daily on one or more stations in the Southland.
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January 13, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS
Since the Santa Ana-bred Righteous Brothers still pop up regularly at Bill Medley's nightclub in Fountain Valley, there's a tendency around here to discount their contributions to pop music. This excellent two-disc anthology makes that impossible. Deep-voiced Medley and his longtime partner with the soaring tenor, Bobby Hatfield, simply made some of the best pop records ever. Such Phil Spector-produced masterpieces as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' " and "Unchained Melody" are here, of course.
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January 26, 1988 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
When you say that a Righteous Brothers concert these days is the kind of show you could take your kids--and your parents--to, the comment cuts both ways. On one hand, performances by Orange County's favorite singing non-siblings are typically warm, folksy affairs, top-heavy with moldy-but-goody hits.
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November 8, 2003 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
The music joints back then had odd names: the Retail Clerks Union Hall, Gold Street, John's Black Derby. And the music inside was just as different-sounding, with Dick Dale's scorching surf guitar and the Beach Boys' lush harmonies testifying to the joys of California youth -- beaches and parties and summers that never end.
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May 7, 1996 | KATHRYN BOLD
Planet Hollywood took 2,000 people on a sentimental journey Sunday when it staged Let the Good Times Roll, a 1950s-themed dinner, classic car show and concert starring the Righteous Brothers. The benefit, which was expected to net more than $100,000 for the Lupus Foundation of America, gave many who suffer from lupus a chance to forget their illness and revel in '50s memories.
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September 13, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
Thanks to the success of "Ghost," the summer's biggest hit film, millions of people are becoming acquainted, or reacquainted, as the case may be, with the sound of Bobby Hatfield's sweet tenor soaring through "Unchained Melody." Twenty-five years after it hit No. 4 on the Billboard pop chart, the Righteous Brothers' original 1965 recording of the haunting tune--actually a solo vehicle for Hatfield--turned up as the movie's love theme.
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April 15, 2013 | By Joseph Serna, Lauren Williams and Kate Mather
The contents of a long, rambling essay written by a Costa Mesa man who likely blew himself up in an apparent suicide are concerning police, authorities said Monday. The 17,000-word essay, titled “The Pricker: A True Story of Assassination, Terrorism and High Treason,” includes references to aliens, the  O.J. Simpson  trial, the U.S. government and “the pricker,” which the author describes as “an assassin's weapon that deposits biological agents into a victim's skin, on contact, without their knowledge.” Though its author, 52-year-old Kevin Harris, apparently killed himself Sunday evening, elements of it are still of concern, said Lt. Jerry Hildeman.
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January 14, 2013 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Jimmy O'Neill, an Oklahoman barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles' top-rated radio deejay and only 24 when he catapulted to national celebrity as the host of "Shindig!," one of the earliest rock 'n' roll shows on prime-time television, died Friday at his West Hollywood home. He was 73. He had diabetes and heart problems, said his son, James O'Neill. In 1959, O'Neill made radio history as the first voice heard on KRLA-AM (1110) when it dropped its country-western format for rock music.
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August 19, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Richard "Scar" Lopez, a founding member of Cannibal & the Headhunters, the East Los Angeles vocal group that scored a national hit in the mid-1960s with "Land of 1000 Dances," has died. He was 65. Lopez died of lung cancer July 30 in a convalescent hospital in Garden Grove, said Gene Aguilera, who managed the group a decade ago during its local comeback. They were four high school students in East L.A. — Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia, Lopez, Robert "Rabbit" Jaramillo and his brother, Joe "Yo Yo" Jaramillo — when they emerged on the national music scene in 1965.
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December 19, 2004 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
In the Orange County of a half-century ago, the John Birch Society was thriving and critics of rock 'n' roll warned that the music was a communist plot to corrupt teenagers. Man, were they clueless to what was happening in Orange County's hip and rocking underground. Locally made Fender and Rickenbacker guitars carried rock to the rest of the world and, some say, contributed to the downfall of European communism.
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December 20, 2003 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Bill Medley isn't sure what he'll feel when he steps on stage tonight in Cerritos for his first public performance since the sudden death last month of Bobby Hatfield, his musical partner in the Righteous Brothers for 41 years. "I probably won't know until I get out there, and I may get halfway through 'Lovin' Feeling' and discover, 'No, it really is too soon,' " Medley, 63, said Wednesday as he sat in the study of his bayside Newport Beach home.
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December 19, 2003 | Randy Lewis
In his first public performance since the death last month of his longtime musical partner Bobby Hatfield, Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley will perform at the "Colors of Christmas" annual holiday concert Saturday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. Medley is a late replacement for Irene Cara, who pulled out of the weekend performances because of illness. Also on the bill: Peabo Bryson, Sheena Easton and Christopher Cross. * -- Randy Lewis
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November 12, 2003 | Mike Anton, Times Staff Writer
Singer Bobby Hatfield, half of the groundbreaking Righteous Brothers, was remembered Tuesday in death for the varied roles he played in his 63 years of life: devoted father of four, loving husband, irreplaceable partner and rock 'n' roll legend. "Bobby and I were like an old married couple," said Bill Medley, the bass to Hatfield's tenor for 41 years. "Most of all, what I'm going to miss is looking to my right and seeing my friend."
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November 12, 2003 | Mike Anton, Times Staff Writer
Singer Bobby Hatfield, half of the groundbreaking Righteous Brothers, was remembered Tuesday in death for the varied roles he played in his 63 years of life: devoted father of four, loving husband, irreplaceable partner and rock 'n' roll legend. "Bobby and I were like an old married couple," said Bill Medley, the bass to Hatfield's tenor for 41 years. "Most of all, what I'm going to miss is looking to my right and seeing my friend."
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November 8, 2003 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
The music joints back then had odd names: the Retail Clerks Union Hall, Gold Street, John's Black Derby. And the music inside was just as different-sounding, with Dick Dale's scorching surf guitar and the Beach Boys' lush harmonies testifying to the joys of California youth -- beaches and parties and summers that never end.
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