The Musical British Invasion of the USA was in full force in 1965. Even though Motown’s Supremes’ “Come See About Me” had knocked The Beatles from the #1 spot in January — Britian’s Miss Petula Clark and her smash “Downtown” knocked the Supremes from the number one spot and stayed there for the next two weeks (the weeks of Jan 23 & 30th)
In February the US came back to take the number one spot with a ballad by the fabulous duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield from the Phil Spector musical camp – known as The Righteous Brothers, their performance of “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ became the new number one song on the Billboard Top 100 chart!
Not only was the Phil Spector produced “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” the Righteous Brothers first number one hit, but it was Spector’s first ever British Number one.
I remember vividly watching the fellas singing this on Shindig back in the day. What a beautiful song. Don’t you agree?
- Lost Phil Spector Interview Unearthed (popcrunch.com)
- Al Pacino Phil Spector Biopic (popcrunch.com)
- Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley Works on his Bucket List in Branson (prweb.com)