Unchained at last: the soul of Bobby Hatfield (far right), the tenor half of the Righteous Brothers, the ”blue-eyed soul” duo who, with producer Phil Spector, turned out a succession of hits in the ’60s, including ”Unchained Melody,” ”You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” and ”Just Once in My Life.” On Nov. 5, 63-year-old Hatfield died of a heart attack in Kalamazoo, Mich. In recent years, he and fellow Righteous bro Bill Medley (the pair were not siblings, just a preternaturally well-matched vocal team) had been performing on the Las Vegas circuit. In 1992, Bruce Springsteen tapped Hatfield to contribute vocals to ”I Wish I Were Blind” on the Boss’ Human Touch album. Earlier this year, the Righteous Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Posted November 21 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
- WATCH: Here's your exclusive first look at 'Project Runway' season 15
- Marvel Tsum Tsums go from plush to digital in new mobile game
- Chris Pratt explains his 'Magnificent Seven' character
- 'Game of Thrones' casts Jim Broadbent in first season 7 role
- 'Pretty Little Liars': The latest victim speaks!
- 'Captain America: Civil War' among new items on iTunes in September
- The Voice's Dia Frampton shares career struggle in heartbreaking essay
- 11 of the Best 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Guest Stars
- 'Easy': 12 Exclusive First Look Photos
- First Look: Jyn Erso Toys from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
- Darth Vader, Voldemort, and 7 Other Pop Culture Comparisons to Donald Trump
- Celebrity Professors: See Stars Who Make the Grade
- 55 Books to Read This Fall