Bobby Hatfiield of The Righteous Brothers Dead At Age 63
Published on November 6, 2003 By Larry Kuperman In Music
Bobby Hatfield, one half of the singing duet The Righteous Brothers, was found dead this morning in his hotel room in Kalamazoo, Michigan. An autopsy showed that he died of natuaral causes. He was 63 years of age.

In 1961, Hatfield and his partner Bill Medley formed the group The Righteous Brothers. The Righteous Brothers were known as performers of what has been termed "blue eyed soul music" because of the Motown influence on their style. Their best known single, "You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin" has been called the most played song in American radio history. Another signature work of the duets was "Unchained Melody." Last year, Hatfiled and Medlley were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Hatfield and Medley had been scheduled to perform at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
on Dec 05, 2003
I saw the righteous bros. in Las Vegas 2 weeks before ths terrible incident. We sat in the first row and shook hands with both of them at the end of the show. I planned 3 trips in the past to vegas around their schedule. I bought the last cd that was performed live. I would love to get the dvd or video of that concert. Do you think the song that Bill sang at the memorial will be released? Also does Bill have any plans for the future or is it too soon for him to think about?
on Dec 08, 2003
we did the the bothers too at the oct. 19th in the Orleans. We made this trip to Las vegas esoecially to see Bob and Bill in concert. It was a dream of us to see them finally live after over 40 years collecting all their records. we had a strange feeling, when we heard the bad news, we couldn't believe it. The Righteus Brothers where our favourite group all over the years, we have seen one of theit last concerts, we still are very sad and cried a lot of tears. We hope Bob will do that song for us on a Cd, i hope he'll thinks of all his fans al over the world. We would apreciate that.