Bobby HatfieldRobert Lee "Bobby" Hatfield (August 10, 1940 - November 5, 2003), was one half of the Righteous Brothers singing duo.
He was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and moved with his family to Orange County, California, when he was four. There, Hatfield played baseball and briefly considered going professional, but his passion for music led him to pursue music while in high school. He would eventually encounter his singing partner Bill Medley while attending Long Beach State University.
The pair began singing as a duo in 1962. Their first single was "Little Latin Lupe Lu"; their first hit was "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", produced by Phil Spector in 1964. Follow-up hits included "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" and "Unchained Melody". The duo broke up in 1968.
Hatfield apparently died in his sleep in a Kalamazoo, Michigan hotel.