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Bee Gees

The Bee Gees are a musical group that was originally made up of three brothers: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their forty plus years of recording music, but they had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a harmonic “soft rock” act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as a foremost act of the disco music era in the late 1970s. The group sang three-part tight harmonies that were instantly recognisable; Robin’s clear vibrato lead was a hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry’s R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the late 1970s and 1980s. The brothers co-wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists.

Born in the Isle of Man to English parents, the Gibb brothers lived their first few years in Chorlton, Manchester, England, then moved in the late 1950s to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, where they began their musical careers. After achieving their first chart success in Australia with “Spicks and Specks” (their 12th single), they returned to the United Kingdom in January 1967 where producer Robert Stigwood promoted them to a worldwide audience. It has been estimated that the Bee Gees’ record sales total more than 220 million, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997; Beach Boy Brian Wilson presented of the award to “Britain’s first family of harmony”. 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”.

Following Maurice’s sudden death in January 2003, Barry and Robin Gibb ended the group after forty-five years of activity. In 2009, however, Robin announced that he and Barry had agreed that the Bee Gees would reform and perform again.

Discography

Studio Albums

1967 First – http://bopping-elf.co.uk/bee-gees/bee-gees-first/

1968 Horizontal – http://bopping-elf.co.uk/bee-gees/bee-gees-horizontal/

1968 Idea – Coming soon 12/04/2015

Cucumber Castle – http://bopping-elf.co.uk/bee-gees/bee-gees-cucumber-castle/

1970 2 Years On – http://bopping-elf.co.uk/bee-gees/bee-gees-2-years-on/

Children of  the World – http://www.bopping-elf.co.uk/bee-gees-children-of-the-world/

Size Isn’t Everything – http://www.bopping-elf.co.uk/bee-gees-size-isnt-everything/

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