Bee Gees

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A singing trio of brothers — Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb. They were born on the Isle Of Man to English parents, lived in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England, UK and during their childhood years moved to Brisbane, Australia, where they began their musical careers. Their worldwide success came when they returned to the UK and signed with producer Robert Stigwood.

The multiple award-winning group was successful for most of its forty years of recording music, but it had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a harmonic 'soft rock' act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as the foremost stars of the disco music era in the late 1970s.

No matter the style, the Bee Gees sang three-part tight harmonies that were instantly recognizable; as brothers, their voices blended perfectly, in the same way that The Everly Brothers and Beach Boys did. Barry sang lead on many songs, in an R&B falsetto introduced in the disco years; Robin provided the clear vibrato lead that was a hallmark of their pre-disco music; Maurice sang high and low harmonies throughout their career. The three brothers co-wrote most of their hits, and they said that they felt like they became 'one person' when they were writing.

In 1994 Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb & Maurice Gibb were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 1997 the Band was inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame (Performer).

They were all given CBE's (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001-2002 New Year's Honours List. The group's name was retired by the remaining brothers after Maurice died in January 2003.

However, as time passed, they decided to perform occasionally under the Bee Gees banner until brother Robin Gibb died in May 2012.
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Bee Gees - The Bee Gee's Sing & Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs album art Barry Gibb & The Bee Gee's* Barry Gibb & The Bee Gee's* - The Bee Gee's Sing & Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs (Album) Leedon Australia 1965 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Spicks And Specks album art The Bee Gees* Spicks And Specks (Album) Spin Australia 1966 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - The Bee Gees 1st album art Bee Gees The Bee Gees 1st (Album) Polydor US 1967 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Idea album art Bee Gees Idea (Album) ATCO Records, ATCO Records, ATCO Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Horizontal album art Bee Gees Horizontal (Album) Polydor US 1968 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Odessa album art The Bee Gees* Odessa (Album) Polydor Japan 1969 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Odessa Vol 2 album art Bee Gees Odessa Vol 2 (Album) Polydor Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Odessa Vol 1 album art Bee Gees Odessa Vol 1 (Album) Polydor Italy 1969 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Cucumber Castle album art Bee Gees Cucumber Castle (Album) ATCO Records France 1970 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Inception Nostalgia album art Bee Gees Inception Nostalgia (Album) Karussell Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - 2 Years On album art Bee Gees 2 Years On (Album) Polydor US 1970 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Trafalgar album art Bee Gees Trafalgar (Album) ATCO Records Greece 1971 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - To Whom It May Concern album art Bee Gees To Whom It May Concern (Album) ATCO Records France 1972 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Life In A Tin Can album art The Bee Gees* Life In A Tin Can (Album) RSO Europe 1973 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Mr. Natural album art Bee Gees Mr. Natural (Album) RSO UK 1974 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Main Course album art Bee Gees Main Course (Album) RSO, RSO Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Children Of The World album art Bee Gees Children Of The World (Album) RSO, RSO Chile 1976 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Here At Last - Live album art Bee Gees Here At Last - Live (Album, Comp) RSO US 1977 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown album art Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown (Album) RSO, RSO Peru 1979 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Living Eyes album art Bee Gees Living Eyes (Album) RSO Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
RPO 1030 Bee Gees The Bee Gees "Living Eyes" BBC Interview Album (LP) RSO RPO 1030 US 1981 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - E•S•P album art Bee Gees E•S•P (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Mexico 1987 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - One album art Bee Gees One (Album) Warner Bros. Records Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - High Civilization album art Bee Gees High Civilization (Album) Warner Bros. Records South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
Bee Gees - Size Isn't Everything album art Bee Gees Size Isn't Everything (Album) Polydor Argentina 1993 Sell This Version

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Ashley_Pomeroy

Ashley_Pomeroy

July 24, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
The Bee Gees need no introduction; they started out as a Beatles-esque 60s band, releasing a bunch of morbid ballady singles and a splendid concept double-album called 'Odessa', and then they went quiet before exploding in the late-1970s as a white soul/disco band/songwriting team. After a fallow 1980s they re-emerged in the 1990s as a goldmine for teen-pop bands, with 'How Deep Is Your Love' and 'Tragedy' being recycled a couple of times over. Maurice Gibb joined the late Andy Gibb, and the remaining duo decided to stop using the Bee Gees name in 2003.

There's a little trivia fact about the Bee Gees, which has been written about elsewhere. Whilst recording 'Staying Alive', the follow-up to 'Night Fever', they found themselves temporarily without a drummer. So their producer, Albhy Galuten, took part of the drum track for 'Night Fever', copied and pasted it onto two inch tape several times in a row, and looped the resulting length of tape around some microphone stands. In the process he invented the drum loop. And indeed it is noticeable that the drums in 'Staying Alive' don't change at all throughout the song, apart from a couple of overdubs. the same loop was apparently used in both 'More than a Woman' and 'I Am a Woman in Love' by Barbra Streisand.

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