He's a Righteous Brother, opened for The Beatles and sang one of their songs at the Grammys, wrote or sang songs in 33 movies and TV shows, helped Jennifer Grey have the time of her life in "Dirty Dancing," and pioneered the "Blue-Eyed Soul" genre, with a song that still holds the record for the most-ever played on American radio. Bill Medley talks with Eric Paulsen about his musical history and how they got the Righteous Brothers name, ups and downs through his 50+-year career, and his current, well-received Righteous Brothers tour with Bucky Heard. Of course, we all knew and loved his previous Righteous Brother partner Bobby Hatfield, the Beaver Dam, Wisconsin native who passed away in 2003 - and Bill talks about him too, including how they met, scored those huge hits, split up, got back together, split up, got back together... you get the idea.
Bill also talks with Eric about his upcoming Wisconsin shows as the Righteous Brothers with Bucky. They will perform at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee Saturday, May 18th and the Capitol Theater in Madison Sunday, May 19th. Here's Eric's conversation with the legendary Bill Medley.