Righteous Brother Sings Alone At Memorial

The surviving member of the Righteous Brothers sang a gospel song alone yesterday (Nov. 11) as family, friends and fans remembered his late partner, Bobby Hatfield, at a memorial service filled with m

The surviving member of the Righteous Brothers sang a gospel song alone yesterday (Nov. 11) as family, friends and fans remembered his late partner, Bobby Hatfield, at a memorial service filled with music and funny stories.

"I'm going to miss our two-part harmony. I'm going to miss our rock'n'roll. I'm going to miss looking to my right on stage and seeing my friend," said Bill Medley, whose hits with Hatfield included "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling." Addressing Hatfield, he added, "I want you to rest as well as you lived."

Hatfield died last week in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Mich., shortly before the duo was to perform.

Hundreds turned out at the public memorial service at the non-denominational Mariners Church in Irvine, Calif. Pictures of Hatfield were on display, many of which showed him with a microphone. A video montage showed the Righteous Brothers performing their best-known songs.

"I have 41 years of stories about Bobby and I... none of which I can tell you in this church," Medley said. In a very emotional moment, he sat at a piano and performed the gospel song "Precious Lord." Before he sang, he said, "I do this for the Hatfield family. And only for you, Bobby, would I do this."