Bee Gees

Bee Gees

 

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The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording music, but they had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a popular music act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as prominent performers of the disco music era in the mid-to-late 1970s. The group sang recognisable three-part tight harmonies; Robin's clear vibrato lead vocals were a hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry's R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the mid-to-late 1970s and 1980s. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists.

Born on the Isle of Man to English parents, the Gibb brothers lived in Chorlton, Manchester, England, until the late 1950s. There, in 1955, they formed the Rattlesnakes. The family then moved to Redcliffe, in Queensland, Australia, and then to Cribb Island. After achieving their first chart success in Australia as the Bee Gees with "Spicks and Specks" (their 12th single), they returned to the UK in January 1967, when producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a worldwide audience.

As of July 2013, the Bee Gees have sold more than 220 million records worldwide, placing them among the world's best-selling music artists of all time.[2][3] They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997;[4] the presenter of the award to "Britain's first family of harmony" was Brian Wilson, historical leader of The Beach Boys, another "family act" featuring three harmonising brothers.[5] The Bee Gees' Hall of Fame citation says, "Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees."[6]

Following Maurice's death in January 2003, at the age of 53, Barry and Robin retired the group's name after 45 years of activity. In 2009, Robin announced that he and Barry had agreed the Bee Gees would re-form and perform again.[7] Robin died in May 2012, aged 62, after a prolonged struggle with cancer and other health problems, leaving Barry as the only surviving member of the group's final line-up.[8]

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Highlights17

Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits
 
Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the Bee Gees.
Stayin' Alive
 
"Stayin' Alive" is a disco song by the Bee Gees from the Saturday Night Fever motion picture soundtrack.
If I Can't Have You
 
"If I Can't Have You" is a disco song written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb in 1977.
How Deep Is Your Love
 
"How Deep Is Your Love" is a pop ballad written and recorded by the Bee Gees in 1977 and released as a single in September.

Photos - Bee Gees654

Popular Albums53

Album Appearances & References26

Popular Songs114

Song Appearances & References27

Popular Live Albums1

Films5

Soundtrack Film Appearances3

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows14

Minor Play Appearances & References2

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers20

Other Music-Related Relationships44

Awards & Nominations16

Events1

Popular Tours2

Band Members10

You May Also Be Interested In48

Videos56

Spotify - Albums & Singles51

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles29

The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is made a Knight by UK's Queen Elizabeth
  –  December 30, 2017
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb, the only surviving member of the Bee Gees music group, as well as the ex-leader of the United Kingdom's Liberal Democratic Party, Nick Clegg, all expressed their delight on Saturday at having been awarded the ...
The Bee Gees One For All Tour Live Coming To Home Video
  –  January 5, 2018
As one of the greatest songwriting collaborations and harmonizing trios of all time, the Bee Gees have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, placing them among the world's best-selling music artists. The Bee Gees One For All Tour Live In Australia ...
Bee Gees stage musical officially in the works
  –  November 8, 2017
A Bee Gees musical could soon be on the way. Jimmy Horowitz, president of Universal Pictures, announced Wednesday that Universal Theatrical Group has acquired the rights to develop a stage musical based on the life story and music of the Bee Gees.
Universal, Barry Gibb Will Develop Bee Gees Broadway Musical
  –  November 8, 2017
I can’t wait to get started!” The Bee Gees, comprised of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, are among the world’s best-selling music artists of all time. With their iconic sound and quintessential performances, the talented group of brothers ro ...
'Stayin' Alive': West Valley firefighters promote hands-only CPR in humorous video
  –  January 25, 2018
During the procedure, you should push down at least 2 inches — or "about as deep as a couple cups of fry sauce" — about two times per second to the tune of the Bee Gees song "Stayin' Alive." In addition to the video, West Valley City Fire Department is ...
Justin Moore at City National Civic
  –  January 25, 2018
Oh, to have been a fly on the wall at RCA when it was first proposed that Kenny Rogers pick up a song originally penned for Marvin Gaye by the Bee Gees. One imagines that conversation raised some eyebrows. But “Islands in the Stream,” Rogers’ 1983 ...
A 'Riverdale' Musical Episode Is Coming Based On 'Carrie: The Musical' & Fans Can't Deal
  –  January 25, 2018
But Camila Mendes hasn't been shy when it comes to showcasing her singing talent. She posted this video of herself performing a duet of "How Deep Is Your Love" by the Bee Gees last November:
Alexandra Shulman, Richard James Named in Queen’s New Year Honors List
  –  January 24, 2018
Alexandra Shulman; Savile Row tailor Richard James; Nicholas Wheeler, founder of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts; Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb, and The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr are among the 1,123 names on the list. Shulman, the former British Vogue editor in ...
The Standard Minor-Drop Progression
  –  January 24, 2018
the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing,” Emerson Lake and Palmer’s “C’est La Vie,” “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce, “After the Lovin’ ” (popularized by Engelbert Humperdinck), “My Way” (famously covered by both Frank Sinatra and ...
Rhapsody Players perform ‘blasts from the past’ at Bay Ridge church
  –  January 24, 2018
There was something for everyone, from the Mamas and the Papas and the Ronettes to the Bee Gees, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. They opened the show with a rousing rendition of the Drifters’ “This Magic Moment” before introducing Mayrose ...
1.2 million Kiwis subscribed to Netflix
  –  January 23, 2018
The rest of top 15 list reads like the browser history of Middle New Zealand, with Hyundai Country Calendar, the Royal Variety Performance, Stayin' Alive A Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees and Coast New Zealand all making the cut. The popular shows also ...
Watch the moment man dances to Bee Gees classic at reunion with firefighter who thought he was DEAD after giving him CPR
  –  January 20, 2018
A HERO firefighter has been reunited with a man who he thought died by the roadside seven months ago. Chris Kendall gave CPR to the victim of a heart attack in June last year, but was told by police the man had died. The pair were reunited for the first ...
Top 10 Dolly Parton Songs
  –  January 19, 2018
Written by the Bee Gees for Kenny Rogers for his album Eyes That See in the Dark, which featured nothing but songs from the Gibb brothers, the duet became a worldwide hit, reaching No. 1 in many countries. In America it topped the country, pop and adult ...
Air's 'Moon Safari' came out 20 years ago this week. Read our original review.
  –  January 19, 2018
The Bee Gees' falsettos may have represented disco's mainstream breakthrough, but “Love to Love You Baby””s orgasmathon—emboldened in its extended remix—was to prove more influential for legions of '90s dance-music DJs and producers. The song ...
Security screening policy for Fox Cites Performing Arts Center in Appleton
  –  January 18, 2018
It becomes a target - so in order to prevent this we put these things in place slowly,” said Marrero. The new security plan goes in effect this coming Saturday for a concert by a Bee Gees tribute band.
Ohio State program offers local leaders a day in the life of a medical student
  –  January 18, 2018
In a hospital room on the campus of The Ohio State University, members of Columbus City Council, the Franklin County Commissioners and area health care experts are belting out “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. In addition to its place as a pop ...
At 30A Songwriters Festival, Listeners Pay Attention — And The Artists Love It
  –  January 18, 2018
But it was his gorgeous, bluesy rendering of the Bee-Gees’ “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” that highlighted their two-hour set. He also did a fine “Eleanor Rigby” cover. Ann Wilson. Photo by Lynne Margolis Though Carter said at a Friday press ...
New World Symphony Pairs Classic Movie Themes, DJs, and An 80-Piece Orchestra
  –  January 18, 2018
Hyken's mind went to his young fascination with disco, and the trio ended up working on a deconstructed electro-orchestral hybrid of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," from the Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack. Up next for Hyken is a concert with Cuban ...
TGIF: Happenings — what’s coming up in Northeast Ohio starting Jan. 19
  –  January 18, 2018
Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park: 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield, presents Berlin, The Romantics, Jan. 19; Grand Funk Railroad, Jan. 20; Candlebox, Jan. 27; Art Garfunkel, Jan. 27; Loverboy, Feb. 2; Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees tribute), Feb. 3 ...
3,000 Miles Off-Broadway Productions Presents BEE GEES GOLD
  –  January 18, 2018
3,000 Miles Off-Broadway Productions proudly presents BEE GEES GOLD: The Tribute at the historic El Portal Theatre Debbie Reynolds Mainstage, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special two show only engagement will be presented February ...
Anthony Vincent + Jared Dines Collaborate to Add Korn Style to Pop Songs, Metal Style to Michael Jackson Songs
  –  January 18, 2018
The most fun comes when Vincent picks apart some of the nonsensical lyrics of pop tracks like Hanson's "Mmm Bop," the Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" and Eiffel's "I'm Blue" and gives them Jonathan Davis' scatting treatment. Vincent also taps into Davis' angst ...
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center steps up security
  –  January 17, 2018
The next ticketed event at the PAC is a Saturday night performance from Bee Gees tribute act Stayin' Alive. On Tuesday, the PAC's Broadway season continues with the start of a six-day, eight-show run of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I."
David Sedaris tickets at Peabody go on sale Jan. 26
  –  January 17, 2018
His details are transportive: the Bee Gees, Farrah Fawcett, “using my ironing board as a kitchen table,” eating Cream of Wheat for dinner, and the constant threat of telephone disconnection due to nonpayment. "After apple season ends, Sedaris returns ...
Here Are 20 Hip-Hop Songs That Turn 20 In 2018
  –  January 16, 2018
Pras Michel also made damage in his own right when he carved the melodious single "Ghetto Superstar" based on Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton's Hot 100 No. 1 duet "Islands In the Stream" (written by the Bee Gees). With Mya delivering a sugary hook ...
The winter of 1968 - 50 years ago - in photos and video
  –  January 16, 2018
Popular music included Elvis, The Byrds, Iron Butterfly, Aretha Franklin, The Velvet Underground, Gordon Lightfoot, Steppenwolf, Simon and Garfunkel, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Fleetwood Mac, Waylon Jennings, Vanilla Fudge, Bee Gees, Dionne Warwick and James ...
AT&T building: the battle over New York’s Postmodern icon
  –  January 15, 2018
The black Le Corbusier-type specs denoted that he was not only a successful businessman but an architect. The Bee Gees topped the Billboard Hot 100, about to give way to Chic’s “Le Freak”. The city was bouncing back from bankruptcy, moving between ...
Beatles drummer and Bee Gees star knighted in UK honours list
  –  December 30, 2017
Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's honours list, along with Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and author Michael Morpurgo, while ballet dancer Darcey Bussell becomes a dame. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
Bee Gees stage musical officially in the works
  –  November 8, 2017
A Bee Gees musical could soon be on the way. Jimmy Horowitz, president of Universal Pictures, announced Wednesday that Universal Theatrical Group has acquired the rights to develop a stage musical based on the life story and music of the Bee Gees.
Bee Gees Stage Musical in the Works From Universal
  –  November 8, 2017
A Bee Gees stage musical is on the way, with Universal Pictures’ theater division, Universal Theatrical Group, pacting to develop a production based on the life story and hit tunes of the 1970s supergroup. Barry Gibb, the sole surviving member of the Bee ...
 
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