Bee Gees

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 Discography

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LL-31,801 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 The Bee Gees* Spicks And Specks (Album) Spin EL 32031 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
SD 33-223 Bee Gees The Bee Gees 1st (Album) Polydor SD 33-223 US 1967 Sell This Version
XL 172 009 Bee Gees All Over The World (Album) Polydor XL 172 009 Switzerland 1968 Sell This Version
184 169 Bee Gees Idea (Album) Polydor 184 169 Austria 1968 Sell This Version
184 122, SLPHM 184 122 Bee Gees Horizontal (Album) Polydor 184 122, SLPHM 184 122 Scandinavia 1968 Sell This Version
220087 Bee Gees The Bee Gees 1st(LP, Album) Polydor 220087 Mexico 1968 Sell This Version
TL - 130 The Other Ray Charles* / The Bee Gees* The Other Ray Charles* / The Bee Gees* - Excerpts From "Rare, Precious And Beautiful" / Excerpts From "Memories Of A Middle-Aged Movie Fan"(LP, Promo) ATCO Records TL - 130 1968 Sell This Version
184199/200 Bee Gees Odessa (Album) Polydor 184199/200 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
LPG 624013 Bee Gees, The* Odessa (Album) Polydor LPG 624013 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
20368 Bee Gees Odessa Vol.1(LP, Album) Polydor 20368 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
2383 010 Bee Gees Cucumber Castle (Album, Comp) Polydor 2383 010 France 1970 Sell This Version
LPG 624018 Bee Gees Sound Of Love (Album) Polydor LPG 624018 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
2383 052 Bee Gees Trafalgar (Album) ATCO Records 2383 052 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
2676002 Bee Gees Inception Nostalgia (Album, Comp) Karussell 2676002 France 1971 Sell This Version
2310069 L Bee Gees 2 Years On (Album) ATCO Records 2310069 L Italy 1970 Sell This Version
2480 121 Bee Gees To Whom It May Concern (Album) ATCO Records 2480 121 France 1972 Sell This Version
2394 102 The Bee Gees* Life In A Tin Can (Album) RSO 2394 102 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
SO 4800 Bee Gees Mr. Natural (Album) RSO SO 4800 US 1974 Sell This Version
2394 150 Bee Gees Main Course (Album) RSO 2394 150 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
80.016 Bee Gees Children Of The World (Album) RSO, RSO 80.016 Venezuela 1976 Sell This Version
RS-2-3901 Bee Gees Here At Last - Live (Album) RSO RS-2-3901 US 1977 Sell This Version
MI-4101 Bee Gees, Andy Gibb Bee Gees, Andy Gibb - Gibb Family Story / Glitter of Love Melody. Superstar of Soft & Mellow(LP, Album, Promo, Smplr, S/Edition) RSO MI-4101 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
2394 216 Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown (Album) RSO 2394 216 US 1979 Sell This Version
2394301 Bee Gees Living Eyes (Album) RSO 2394301 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version

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Ashley_Pomeroy

Ashley_Pomeroy

July 24, 2005
edited over 11 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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