Thursday, February 6th, 2014 by Mike McKay
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Phil Spector got together with two buddies from Orange County in Southern California to give new meaning to the term Blue Eyed Soul. It led to this morning’s 101 number one song of the day.
The roots of the act were grounded in two groups: the Paramours, and the Variations. The guys reunited and recorded a couple of songs including one written by Sonny Bono called “Koko Joe.” They appeared on a show with the Ronettes whose lead singer was married to Superstar producer Phil Spector. He liked what he heard and bought the final two and a half years of their contract. A song was written for them based on their favorite song “Baby I Need Your Lovin’” by the Four Tops and that led to the first number for the Righteous Bros. On February 6, 1965 “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.”