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Monday, February 18, 2013

Bill Medley- The Righteous Brothers

The Stiefel Theatre
Salina, KS
© Lydia Lowe 2013
Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers
Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers . . .performed at The Stiefel Theatre this past Sunday night and what a treat!  The beginning of the show featured a video reel of clips from Medley's career, hitting all the high points.  The band took the stage while we all watched the video and at the end of the video, Medley came on stage to open the show with A Song For You.
McKenna Medley, Bill Medley's daughter
The hits just kept coming from that point on.  A number one hit, (You're My) Soul and Heart's Inspiration, Rock and Roll Heaven and no Righteous Brothers concert would be complete without Unchained Melody.  This song was featured in the movie Ghost and proved to be a hit twice for Medley, with two different generations, which is something that has never happened before in music history.  Then he sang (I've Had) the Time of My Life (featured in the movie Dirty Dancing) which he sang with his daughter McKenna Medley.  McKenna sang a few of her songs while Bill took a break, including one she wrote called Silk Flowers.  She also sang Give Me One Reason made popular by Tracy Chapman and  Bring It On Home made popular by Sam Cooke.

Bill and McKenna Medley perform together on stage
It was truly a very special night at The Stiefel Theatre. After the show, Bill and McKenna signed autographs in the lobby which is something that major name acts seldom ever do.  The line wound around in a giant S throughout the lobby as people waited in line to get their programs, CD's and 8 X 10 glosses signed.  No one expected this so it was a great bonus after a wonderful concert.

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