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Who Were The Bee Gees
The Bee Gees were the most popular British Band of all time barring only Paul McCartney of the Beatles. They have had chart topping singles in every decade since they started in the early 60's. We are now left with the sole survivor of the original band members, strangely it is Barry Gibb who was the eldest.
This lens is going to give you a bit about their amazing story and lifestyle and the sheer character, grit and determination, not to mention talent that took them from the streets of Manchester where they were developing such a reputation that the local Police Chief actually suggested to their parents that they immigrate to Australia before the boys were locked up for good!
Fortunately their parents took his advice otherwise the world may have been deprived of the phenomena that the Bee Gees became.
Since I was not a fan in the early days all photographs are from public domain sources, album covers and I have also used Barry Gibb's own Facebook Page for his fans.
More About The Bee Gees
Barry the eldest and the twins Robin and Maurice Gibb were the Bee Gees, one of the Worlds most successful bands. They hold the record at 6 for the most consecutive number 1 hits on the BillBoard charts, along with the Beatles, only Whitney Houston had more with 7!
They are amongst the top selling bands with over 220 million record sales. You can view their documented history on Wikipedia. I am linking here so that I am not duplicating any content that might lead to my article being counted as spam.
The boys were never very successful in Australia where they had moved to Queensland and started playing in the Wogawoga Policeman's Club. I think that was what Barry once said. They made their break by writing to Brian Epstein who passed their demos to his then new assistant Robert Stigwood who became their manager. Whilst they were on the liner on the voyage to Britain their single Spicks and Specks became their first number 1 hit in Australia. They helped while away time by playing for the other passengers (and presumably helped pay their fare!).
With the passage of time they have become one of the few acts to have over 220 Million record sales and have been recorded by hundreds of other artists including Celine Dion, Olivia Newton John, Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick and Diana Ross. Those are just the most famous ones, over 400 acts have covered their songs.
The title track for Saturday Night Fever was for a long time the best selling movie soundtrack, and may very well one day regain that title as it continues to sell. They may never have received the acclaim of the Beatles and yet we nearly all know the words to a t least one of their songs so they are one of my favourite bands of all time and quite definitely my wife`s favourite!
They have had their ups and downs and the tragic deaths of both the twins first Maurice and now Robin. Fortunately for us their music and videos live on, largely due to Barry`s determination that his brothers should not be forgotten.
Bee Gees on YouTube - Some Of The Bee Gees Memorable Hits
This module includes one of their earliest recordings on video and their first big hit in the UK Massachusetts as well as some of their better known hits.
How Deep Is Your Love
Too Much Heaven
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Nights On Broadway
You Should Be Dancing
Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross With Bee Gees on YouTube
In this module I have brought together the collaborations with Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross
What Kind Of Love
Woman In Love - Original
Chain Reaction - Diana Ross
Even More Bee Gees Songs on YouTube
This module contains some of their lesser known works and a couple of complete album recordings so you can try before you buy!
Grease Live 1997
Experience - Diana Ross
Odessa - Full Album
Spirits Having Flown - Full Album
Method To My Madness
Living In Chicago
This Is Where I Came In
Their Last Album of the 20th Century
Still Waters an appropriate title as the Bee Gees certainly ran deep!
Bee Gees Items From Amazon
The Bee Gees last studio album of the century and one of their best!
Want to be able to read all about the Bee Gees you can in their biography.
For those that want to learn even more about the amazing lives and past of this great British/Australian band
One of the the best albums to capture the essence of what they were. One of the best bands ever.
A rare chance to obtain an anthology album which was produced for that purpose and one of their all time greats!
Saturday Night Fever
The original soundtrack. Hard to believe, but it was not written specifically for the movie! The tracks had all been written when they got the deal, and they fitted the movie brilliantly!
This soundtrack unbelievably was not written for the movie but was to be the Bee Gees next album and then they were asked to write for the movie. Amazingly the songs worked! The album and movie were all time top hits!
Their Greatest Hits
You can get all of their greatest hits together on one album.
This Album is all the best BeeGee records that made the charts and that you may know even if you are not a fan
Bee Gees On eBay
eBay is a great place to find collectibles and memorabilia for sale.
Spotlight On My Personal Favorite Item
This is probably my favorite Bee Gees Album, but they are all great!
My Personal Favourite Bee Gees Album on Amazon
This is my personal favourite Bee Gees album as it is great value for the price and there are no bad tracks. A must for their many fans!