Bee Gees

Bee Gees

 

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The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up 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.

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, at the age of 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 Gees70

Popular Albums53

Album Appearances & References24

Popular Songs115

Song Appearances & References26

Popular Live Albums1

Films5

Soundtrack Film Appearances3

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows14

Minor Play Appearances & References2

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers17

Other Music-Related Relationships39

Awards & Nominations15

Events1

Popular Tours2

Band Members10

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Videos40

Spotify - Albums & Singles51

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On11

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles6

'Fever' dreams Bee Gees tunes, disco and white suits take Playmakers back to the '70s
  –  July 5, 2017
For Shane LeCocq, time was growing short. LeCocq had taken on the task of directing "Saturday Night Fever" at Playmakers Theater in Covington, but he was having trouble finding the right actor to play Tony Manero, the role in the definitive '70s movie that ...
Barry Gibb brings Bee Gees' disco fever to Glastonbury
  –  June 27, 2017
GLASTONBURY (England) •Singer Barry Gibb brought some Sunday afternoon fever to the legends slot at the Glastonbury Festival when he entertained a huge crowd with Bee Gees hits Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever and Tragedy. The songs all ...
Barry Gibb brings Bee Gees disco fever to Glastonbury
  –  June 26, 2017
GLASTONBURY, England -- Barry Gibb brought some Sunday afternoon fever to the legends slot at Glastonbury Festival when he entertained a huge crowd with Bee Gees hits "Stayin' Alive", "How Deep is Your Love", "Night Fever" and "Tragedy". The songs all ...
Bee Gees I Started a Joke & Massachusetts
  –  July 8, 2017
Great videos, memories - even when it was embarrassing to admit it, because they were not cool, but wholesome, you loved the Bee Gees. Country Music Legend George Jones Dies at It was a sad day. And a great loss for country music fans. George Jones - "He ...
Sachin Tendulkar meets 'Bee Gees' star Barry Gibb
  –  July 16, 2017
47 Grammy tribute to the Bee Gees 126 Grammy tribute to the Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb performs on stage during the taping of the "Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees" in Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2017. The tribute aired ...
The timeless music of the Bee Gees
  –  June 1, 2017
SOUNDS FAMILIAR By Baby A. Gil (The Philippine Star) | Updated June 2, 2017 - 12:00am Barry Gibb’s introduction to the greatest hits package is most touching. “There is a spirituality about this album and these songs always meant the most to us.
 
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