New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers & Darlene Love To Play Asbury Park

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley with special guest Darlene Love will perform at the Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park on Friday, August 23rd as part of a benefit for the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties.  The night is titled: "Better Forever: An Evening of Love, Soul & Inspiration."

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In the mid 60's, along with Bobby Hatfield, The Righteous Brothers became a fixture on Top 40 radio with hits "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" "Just Once In My Life" "Unchained Melody" & "(You're My) Soul & Inspiration". Combining Medley's unmistakable baritone with Hatfield's forceful tenor, the duo defied traditional music labels with air play on both pop and R&B radio stations.

Hitting the charts again in 1987 with his Grammy winning duet with Jennifer Warren for "Time of My Life", from the blockbuster hit Dirty Dancing and in 1990, The Righteous Brothers' classic version of "Unchained Melody" appeared in the hit film 'Ghost" putting them back on the Billboard charts and introduced a new generation to the works of The Righteous Brothers.

Inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just months before Bobby Hatfield's untimely death, in 1988. After mourning the death of his singing partner and close friend Medley made the decision to continue touring as a solo artist.

Medley shows no signs of slowing down and  his commitment to share his love of music only grows stronger.

From her early career singing lead on a string of Phil Spector-produced hits including "He's A Rebel" "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" & the seasonal classic "(Christmas) Baby Please Come Home."

Darlene's long career of background vocals with The Blossoms, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye & Elvis (to name a few) has set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right.

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Bette Midler, the two performed "He's A Rebel" together. Darlene also performed "He's A Fine, Fine Boy" backed by another friend and fan, Bruce Springsteen.

Recently released documentary "20 Feet From Stardom", the story of the unsung heroes of the music industry-the back up singers - has Darlene center stage, right where she belongs.

Rolling Stone magazine has proclaimed Love to be "one of the greatest singers of all time," but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it best: "Darlene Love is Rock & Roll!"