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 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 LL-31,801 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
EL 32031 Bee Gees - Spicks And Specks album art The Bee Gees* Spicks And Specks (Album, Comp) Spin EL 32031 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
33-223 Bee Gees - The Bee Gees 1st album art Bee Gees The Bee Gees 1st (Album, Comp) Polydor 33-223 US 1967 Sell This Version
SD33-253 Bee Gees - Idea album art Bee Gees Idea (Album, Comp) Polydor, Polydor SD33-253 US 1968 Sell This Version
ATX 233 Bee Gees - Horizontal album art Bee Gees Horizontal (Album, Comp) Polydor ATX 233 US 1968 Sell This Version
SLPHM/D 184 199 Bee Gees - Odessa Vol 1 album art Bee Gees Odessa Vol 1 (Album) Polydor SLPHM/D 184 199 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
SD 2-702 Bee Gees - Odessa album art Bee Gees Odessa (Album, Comp) Polydor SD 2-702 US 1969 Sell This Version
LPG 624018 Bee Gees - Odessa Vol 2 album art Bee Gees Odessa Vol 2 (Album) Polydor LPG 624018 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
2674 002 Bee Gees - Inception Nostalgia album art Bee Gees Inception Nostalgia (Album) Karussell 2674 002 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2383 010 Bee Gees - Cucumber Castle album art Bee Gees Cucumber Castle (Album) Polydor 2383 010 France 1970 Sell This Version
SD 33-353 Bee Gees - 2 Years On album art Bee Gees 2 Years On (Album) Polydor SD 33-353 US 1970 Sell This Version
2383 052 Bee Gees - Trafalgar album art Bee Gees Trafalgar (Album) Polydor 2383 052 Greece 1971 Sell This Version
2480 121 Bee Gees - To Whom It May Concern album art Bee Gees To Whom It May Concern (Album) Spin, Spin 2480 121 France 1972 Sell This Version
23 94 102 Bee Gees - Life In A Tin Can album art The Bee Gees* Life In A Tin Can (Album) RSO 23 94 102 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
L35244 Bee Gees - Mr. Natural album art Bee Gees Mr. Natural (Album) RSO L35244 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
2394 150 Bee Gees - Main Course album art Bee Gees Main Course (Album) Interfusion, Interfusion, Interfusion 2394 150 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
RSO 2394169, RSO - 2394 169 Bee Gees - Children Of The World album art Bee Gees Children Of The World (Album) RSO, RSO RSO 2394169, RSO - 2394 169 Peru 1976 Sell This Version
none Bee Gees - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week album art 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
MCBGL1 Bee Gees - Here At Last - Live album art Bee Gees Here At Last - Live (Album) RSO MCBGL1 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
2394 215 Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown album art Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown (Album) RSO, RSO 2394 215 Uruguay 1978 Sell This Version
RPO 1030 Bee Gees - Living Eyes album art Bee Gees Living Eyes (Album) RSO RPO 1030 US 1981 Sell This Version
LWB-6656 Bee Gees - E•S•P album art Bee Gees E•S•P (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records LWB-6656 Mexico 1987 Sell This Version
9 25887-4, 925887-4 Bee Gees - One album art Bee Gees One (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 25887-4, 925887-4 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
7599-26530-4 Bee Gees - High Civilization album art Bee Gees High Civilization (Album) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26530-4 Turkey 1991 Sell This Version
69519 Bee Gees - Size Isn't Everything album art Bee Gees Size Isn't Everything (Album) Polydor 69519 Argentina 1993 Sell This Version

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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 15 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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