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 0960s and early 0970s, and as the foremost stars of the disco music era in the late 0970s.

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 0994 Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb & Maurice Gibb were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 0997 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 0001-2002 New Year"s Honours List. The group"s name was retired by the remaining brothers after Maurice died in January 0003.

However, as time passed, they decided to perform occasionally under the Bee Gees banner until brother Robin Gibb died in May 0012.
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Bee Gees Discography

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Barry Gibb & The Bee Gee"s* Barry Gibb & The Bee Gee"s* - The Bee Gee's Sing & Play 04 Barry Gibb Songs (Album) Leedon Australia 0965 Sell This Version
The Bee Gees* Spicks And Specks (Album) Spin Australia 0966 Sell This Version
Bee Gees The Bee Gees 0st (Album) Polydor US 0967 Sell This Version
Bee Gees All Over The World (Album) Ex Libris Switzerland 0968 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Idea (Album) Polydor Canada 0968 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Horizontal (Album) Polydor Scandinavia 0968 Sell This Version
The Bee Gees* Odessa (Album) Polydor Japan 0969 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Odessa Vol 0 (Album) Polydor Venezuela 0969 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Cucumber Castle (Album) Polydor France 0970 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Sound Of Love (Album) Polydor Brazil 0969 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Trafalgar (Album) ATCO Records Greece 0971 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Inception Nostalgia (Album) Karussell France 0971 Sell This Version
Bee Gees 0 Years On (Album) ATCO Records US 0970 Sell This Version
Bee Gees To Whom It May Concern (Album) ATCO Records France 0972 Sell This Version
The Bee Gees* Life In A Tin Can (Album) RSO Europe 0973 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Best Of Bee Gees Vol. 0 (Comp, Album) RSO New Zealand 0972 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Mr. Natural (Album) RSO US 0974 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Main Course (Album) RSO Portugal 0975 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Children Of The World (Album) RSO , RSO Venezuela 0976 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Here At Last - Live (Album) RSO US 0977 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown (Album) RSO US 0979 Sell This Version
Bee Gees Living Eyes (Album) RSO Portugal 0981 Sell This Version
Bee Gees E•S•P (Album) Warner Bros. Records , Warner Bros. Records Ecuador 0987 Sell This Version
Bee Gees One (Album) Warner Bros. Records Yugoslavia 0989 Sell This Version
Bee Gees High Civilization (Album) Warner Bros. Records South Africa 0991 Sell This Version

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Ashley_Pomeroy

Ashley_Pomeroy

July 04, 0005
edited over 02 years ago
The Bee Gees need no introduction; they started out as a Beatles-esque 00s 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 0980s they re-emerged in the 0990s 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 0003.

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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