Bobby Hatfield Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Nov 10, 2023 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 16, 2022
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About Bobby Hatfield

Bobby Hatfield was a well-known American singer.
Righteous Brothers included him and Bill Medley. The tenor part was sung by him for the duo; he also sang solo on the group's 1965 recording of 'Unchained Melody'.
Hatfield briefly signed as a professional baseball player. Eventually, while still attending high school, his passion for music led him to pursue singing as his career. While orchestrating California State University, Long Beach, Mr. Hatfield encountered his partner in singing, Bill Medley.

Bobby Hatfield Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Bobby Hatfield’s net worth?

Bobby Hatfield's Net Worth is $45 million approximately. Social media brought a massive fan following for Bobby Hatfield which generated a good amount of money for him. Mr. Hatfield is one of the richest Soul singers and is listed as the most popular Soul Singer.

How much did Bobby Hatfield earn per year?

Bobby Hatfield earned $4,20,000 per year. He has made such an amount of wealth from his primary career as a soul singer and a soul writer.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How Tall was Bobby Hatfield?

Bobby Hatfield was 5 ft 7 in (174 cm) tall.

How Old was Bobby Hatfield?

Bobby Hatfield was a Leo as he was born on August 10, 1940, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He passed away on November 5, 2003, at 63 years, two months, and 26 days old. Moments before Mr. Hatfield was on his way to the stage to join the Righteous Brothers in a live concert, Mr. Hatfield was found in his hotel room in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was declared dead on the day at Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S. Genres. After his death, he was buried in Pacific View Memorial Park Corona, Orange County, California, USA.

Childhood And Education

Bobby Hatfield was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Later when he was four years old he moved with his family to Anaheim, California. In 1958, he was part of the school choir and played baseball.
Briefly considered a professional player, eventually while attending Long Beach State University his passion for music led him to devote and pursue his singing career while attending high school. Mr. Hatfieild attended Anaheim High School, where he played football and baseball and was co-captain of the basketball team. He finally found his partner in singing Bill Medley while attending California State University, Long Beach. Hatfield was a student of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Bobby Hatfield’s partner?

Hatfield’s partner was Joy Ciro with whom he had a short marriage.
She appeared as a dancer in the T.A.M.I. Show and Where the Action Is. Kalin and Bobby Jr. were their two children.
Bobby Hatfield married his second wife in 1979. Linda and he were happily hitched for 24 years until he died. Vallyn and Dustin were their two children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Bobby Hatfield began his career when he joined a group called The Variations. He then formed a five-member group alongside Medley called the Paramours in 1962. They were appreciated by the audience and often told they sounded like Gospel singers. Medley and Hatfield started performing as a duo and called themselves 'The Righteous Brothers'. In 1964, Hatfield started performing solo and signed many labels.
In 1974, almost 10 years later, Hatfield and Medley joined hands again and gave another hit song. They went on a hiatus between 1976 and 1981 after which Medley retired from music and Hatfield went on as a solo artist.
Bobby Hatfield was best known as an American singer, musician, and composer.
Bobby is also conventional as, Righteous Brothers tenor who sang '(You're My) Soul and Inspiration' and 'Unchained Melody'. Billy Joel inducted Hatfield and Medley into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mr. Hatfield is one of the richest soul singers born in Wisconsin.
Unchained Melody (B&W Version) Bobby Hatfield (1965) Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody (Color Version) Bobby Hatfield (1965) Actor Beach Ball The Righteous Brothers (1965) Archive footage Sound of Song (2015) My Music: A '60s Pop Flashback - Hullabaloo (2013) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up (2009) The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (2009) The Wrecking Crew are few recognized works. Further, he recorded with Moonglow, 'Hot Tamales' /'I Need a Girl'. At the Cow Palace near San Francisco, they appeared in a show in 1964 and met the music producer of the group The Rosettes, Phil Spector.

Charity Work

Hatfield had tried helping people to fight the disease of lupus by donating the amount he raised through a few music concerts.

What Awards had Bobby Hatfield won?

The Gold 45 Award was presented to Bobby Hatfield by the Lupus Foundation of America in 2000 and included helping fight the disease of lupus. Hatfield did not only win awards through the work he did but also won the hearts of people through charity, especially through his songs which many times turned up to be like a motivation to many of them.

Bobby Hatfield’s Hobbies and Interests

He loved playing football and baseball, singing was always a part that turned out to be his career.

Other Interesting Bobby Hatfield Facts And Trivia

  • Hatfield met his constant partner in singing, at California State University at Long Beach, Bill Medley. 'That was righteous, brothers', a black Marine called out during one of their performances. In 1963, they, therefore, renamed themselves the Righteous Brothers before the release of their first album.
  • His songs became intricately connected to the movie 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' was a centerpiece in the 1986 movie 'Unchained Melody' and 'Top Gun' was spotlighted notably in the 1990 movie 'Ghost'.
  • He sang the song 'Are You Still Mine' whose last word was raised to an F# and the range was an octave and sixth.

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Bobby Hatfield Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Robert Hatfield

Date of Birth

1940-08-10

Date of Death

2003-11-05

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Wisconsin

Height

174 cm

Eye Color

Blue

Child Star?

No

Occupation

American singer, Musician, Composer

Education

Anaheim High School

Net Worth

45000000

Partner

Linda

Parents

Signa Lenore Hatfield, Carl Alvin Hatfield

Annual Earnings

420000
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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