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Have the “Time of Your Life” for One Night Only in Malibu with The Righteous Brothers: Bill Medley And Bucky Heard



MALIBU, CA – Dec. 4, 2023 – Blue-eyed soul pioneers The Righteous Brothers bring their iconic songs spanning four decades to Smothers Theatre on the campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at 8 p.m.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recipient Bill Medley teams up with critically acclaimed singer Bucky Heard to perform a string of #1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, "You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’." The concert experience also features the biggest Righteous Brothers hits, "Soul & Inspiration," "Unchained Melody," "Rock and Roll Heaven," Medley’s Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme "The Time of My Life," and more.

The iconic Righteous Brothers duo, Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, topped the charts in four decades with their hits. After Hatfield died in 2003, Bill Medley continued to perform; fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive. Says Medley, "No one could ever take Bobby’s place, but when I caught Bucky Heard’s show, it all came together—I found the right guy to help me recreate the magic.”
Baritone Bill Medley began writing songs as a boy and had his breakout as a songwriter and singer when, in 1963, the Medley-penned "Little Latin Lupe Lu" became a regional hit for Bill and Bobby Hatfield, their first release as The Righteous Brothers. From then on, The Righteous Brothers sailed towards musical success, opening for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on their first US tours. The two penned chart-topping hits for years and were eventually inducted by Billy Joel into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From then until Bobby’s passing in 2003, The Righteous Brothers never stopped performing to packed crowds.

Alabama native and Auburn University alum Bucky Heard has previously been hand-selected to share the concert stage with legends like Andy Williams and Glen Campbell and honored as "Male Vocalist of the Year" by entertainment publications. Known for his hard-working attitude and multi-talented musical skills, Heard had been friends with Medley for years, and the two began performing together after a visit from Medley to one of Heard’s shows in which Medley remarked, "I’d been friends with Bucky for years, but when I caught his show he just killed me! The next day, it hit me—that’s the guy, someone I could sing hard with, laugh hard with, love and respect—on and off stage. He fits The Righteous Brothers live performance show perfectly."

Tickets, priced starting at $47.50 for the public and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, are available now by calling (310) 506-4522 or online at the ticketing page. For more information, please visit the event page.

About the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Delighting more than 50,000 patrons and participants annually with live performances, art exhibitions, and local outreach opportunities, the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts serves as a hub for the arts on Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus, uniquely linking professional guest artists with Pepperdine students as well as patrons from surrounding Southern California communities. Three performance spaces, including the 450-seat Smothers Theatre, the 124-seat Raitt Recital Hall, and the “black box” Lindhurst Theatre, host hundreds of performances, rehearsals, and master classes throughout the year. The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, a dynamic, two-story exhibition space, showcases a revolving selection of modern and contemporary art with a focus on art made in California.

Event Details

WHAT: The Righteous Brothers: Bill Medley and Bucky Heard
WHEN: Thursday,  Jan. 18, 2024 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
TICKETS: (310) 506-4522 or event page 
PRICES: $47.50-$95 for the public. $10 for Pepperdine students

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