It's been a long while, but The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley is back in the spotlight.
In his just published memoir The Time of My Life, Bill admits making some strategic mistakes in his career. Despite recording iconic songs like "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and "Rock and Roll Heaven, " he turned down several songs that became hits for other artists.
Bill actually passed up recording the Elvis Presley classic "In the Ghetto" (written by Mac Davis). He also took a pass on these classics:
"Kicks" - recorded by Paul Revere & The Raiders
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place" - recorded by Eric Burdon & The Animals
"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" - a huge hit for The Hollies
"Neither One of Us" - which went on to be a classic for Gladys Knight & The Pips
Bill shares his thoughts about passing on these songs and much more. He's also made the TV circuit to promote the book.
Here's one that Bill Medley didn't pass on, fortunately. From the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing, here's Bill Medley with Jennifer Warnes from iHeartRadio: