Seal Beach, CA – Ameriverse Mortgage, an Orange County-based leader in California reverse mortgages, has announced Hall of Fame music icon and Orange County native Bill Medley as their new spokesperson. Medley is the co-founder of the Righteous Brothers, with such hits as You’ve Lost thatLovin’ Feelin’, Soul & Inspiration, Unchained Melody, Rock and Roll Heaven, and his Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme The Time of My Life.
Well-known for his support of local and national charities, Medley has performed for dozens of healthcare, education and veterans’ organizations. Vietnam-era veterans, prime candidates for financial help through reverse mortgages, have always been close to Medley’s heart… “We weren’t aware of it at the time but our music was really big for the servicemen and women in Vietnam. Veterans come up at every show and say, ‘I can’t tell you how you saved our lives over there. Sometimes we’d be going right into battle singing your songs.’ Big burly guys still come up after my shows and their wives say, ‘He’ll never tell you, but he’s your biggest fan – you so helped him through Vietnam.’ Then I look up at the guy behind her and tears are flowing down his cheeks. It brings show business to a whole other level.”
Medley adds that his role as the celebrity spokesperson for Ameriverse has local and personal roots… “I’ve known Jon, one of the co-owners, since we were in high school. He’s a straight shooter and has helped a lot of people. He helped a friend of mine with a reverse mortgage. My friend told me ‘Man, this puts the gold in the golden years.’ I love that!”
Bill Medley is truly one of the iconic figures in American music history. His instantly recognizable baritone voice has anchored some of the biggest recordings of all time. He’s won a Grammy, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and an American Music Award.
The Orange County, CA native 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, as their first release as The Righteous Brothers. As featured cast members on ABC-TV’s smash-hit Shindig! the duo began touring nationally, even opening for both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on their first US tours.
Soon, The Righteous Brothers caught producer Phil Spector’s attention and he signed them to record what would become, according to BMI, the most played song in the history of American radio – the Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil classic, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’. A string of top hits followed until 1968 when Medley and Hatfield agreed to part ways to pursue solo efforts. Medley soon scored with top ten hits, Peace, Brother, Peace and Brown-eyed Woman. In 1974, Bill and Bobby re-united and within a few weeks had yet another monster hit with Rock and Roll Heaven.
In 1987 Bill recorded the chart-topping duet with Jennifer Warnes, The Time of My Life, for the movie Dirty Dancing. It went on to sell over 32 million copies worldwide. Then in 2003, shortly before Bobby passed away, Righteous Brothers fan Billy Joel inducted the pair into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a glowing 7-minute speech.
Always active and stretching his creative talents, Medley has also sung on the soundtracks or performed the theme songs for 33 movies and TV shows and, in 2014, released his memoir, The Time of My Life, published by Da Capo Press. He’s currently performing four nights weekly at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.
For more information about Ameriverse Mortgage contact Jon Mohler at 1-844-533-5626.
Company Name: Ameriverse Mortgage
Contact Person: John Mohler
Phone: (844) 533- 5626
Address:3010 Old Ranch Parkway Ste 440-A
City: Seal Beach
Country: United States