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 CBEs (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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LL-31,801 The Bee Gee's Sing & Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs — Bee Gees Barry Gibb & The Bee Gee's* Barry Gibb & The Bee Gee's* - The Bee Gee's Sing & Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs (Album) Leedon LL-31,801 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
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EL 32031 Spicks And Specks — Bee Gees The Bee Gees* Spicks And Specks (Album, Comp) Spin EL 32031 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
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SEL-932449, SEL-932,449 The Bee Gees 1st — Bee Gees Bee Gees The Bee Gees 1st (Album, Comp) Polydor SEL-932449, SEL-932,449 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
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SD33-253 Idea — Bee Gees Bee Gees Idea (Album, Comp) Polydor, Polydor SD33-253 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SD 33-233 Horizontal — Bee Gees Bee Gees Horizontal (Album, Comp) Polydor SD 33-233 US 1968 Sell This Version
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184297 Best Of Bee Gees — Bee Gees Bee Gees Best Of Bee Gees (Comp, Album) Polydor, Polydor 184297 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
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SLPHM/D 184 199 Odessa Vol 1 — Bee Gees Bee Gees Odessa Vol 1 (Album) Polydor SLPHM/D 184 199 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
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SEL-105/6 Odessa — Bee Gees The Bee Gees* Odessa (Album, Comp) Polydor SEL-105/6 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
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LPG 624018 Odessa Vol 2 — Bee Gees Bee Gees Odessa Vol 2 (Album) Polydor LPG 624018 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
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2674 002 Inception Nostalgia — Bee Gees Bee Gees Inception Nostalgia (Album) Karussell 2674 002 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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2383 010 Cucumber Castle — Bee Gees Bee Gees Cucumber Castle (Album) Polydor 2383 010 France 1970 Sell This Version
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SD 33-353 2 Years On — Bee Gees Bee Gees 2 Years On (Album) Polydor SD 33-353 US 1970 Sell This Version
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2383 052 Trafalgar — Bee Gees Bee Gees Trafalgar (Album) Polydor 2383 052 Greece 1971 Sell This Version
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2480 121 To Whom It May Concern — Bee Gees Bee Gees To Whom It May Concern (Album) Polydor 2480 121 France 1972 Sell This Version
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23 94 102 Life In A Tin Can — Bee Gees The Bee Gees* Life In A Tin Can (Album) RSO 23 94 102 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
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2394 132 Mr. Natural — Bee Gees Bee Gees Mr. Natural (Album) RSO 2394 132 France 1974 Sell This Version
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2394 150 Main Course — Bee Gees Bee Gees Main Course (Album) RSO 2394 150 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
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74015, 74016 Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections — Bee Gees Bee Gees / Janis Ian / Ray Manzarek / Jonathan Edwards (2) Bee Gees / Janis Ian / Ray Manzarek / Jonathan Edwards (2) - Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections(2xLP, Transcription) Army Reserve, Army Reserve 74015, 74016 US 1975 Sell This Version
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RSO 2394169, RSO - 2394 169 Children Of The World — Bee Gees Bee Gees Children Of The World (Album) RSO, RSO RSO 2394169, RSO - 2394 169 Peru 1976 Sell This Version
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16 InnerView — Bee Gees Bee Gees InnerView(LP, Promo, Transcription) Innerview 16 US 1976 Sell This Version
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none Bee Gees — Bee Gees Bee Gees / Alison Steele Bee Gees / Alison Steele - Bee Gees(LP, Transcription) DWJ Associates none US 1976 Sell This Version
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none The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week — Bee Gees Robert W. Morgan, Bee Gees Robert W. Morgan, Bee Gees - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week Watermark none US 1977 Sell This Version
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MCBGL1 Here At Last - Live — Bee Gees Bee Gees Here At Last - Live (Album) RSO MCBGL1 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
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#301 - #304 Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections With Alison Steele — Bee Gees Bee Gees / Leo Sayer / John Mayall / Herbie Hancock & Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson Bee Gees / Leo Sayer / John Mayall / Herbie Hancock & Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson - Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections With Alison Steele(2xLP, Transcription) Army Reserve #301 - #304 US 1977 Sell This Version
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RS-13042 Spirits Having Flown — Bee Gees Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown (Album) RSO, RSO RS-13042 US 1978 Sell This Version

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Dave-in-Oz

Dave-in-Oz

December 13, 2021
Why aren't their Universal Record Club LPs in that list?
Javiprog

Javiprog

November 22, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
Those of you who say that the 80's was a failed time for the Bee Gees, have you heard "you win again", "Angela", "E.S.P", "Tokyo Nights", "I wish you were here", "Tears" etc etc ?
or in 90´s songs like "The Only love", "Happy even after" "blue islands" "miracles happen"....
incredible songs, 80´s and 90´s amazing vocal melodies, and good productions.
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Toco2009

Toco2009

April 18, 2020
Skip the «science» and meaningless details about who played What . Barry Gibb is a brilliant songwriter and one of the most successful ever. Ok, they Failed mostly through the 80’s ( last Good single «Someone loving someone» in 83) But still almost 15 yrs making quality songs is incredible!
Ashley_Pomeroy

Ashley_Pomeroy

July 24, 2005
edited over 17 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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