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The Bee Gees: The Biography by David N. Meyer
The first narrative biography of the Bee Gees, the phenomenally popular vocal group that has sold more than 200 million records worldwide—sales in the company of the Beatles and Michael Jackson. The Bee Gees is the epic family saga of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, and its riddled with astonishing highs—especially as they became the definitive band of the disco era, fueled by Saturday Night Fever and crashing lows, including the tragic drug-fueled downfall of youngest brother, Andy. In recent years, a whole new generation of fans has rediscovered the undeniable grooves and harmonies that made the Bee Gees and songs like Stayin Alive, How Deep is Your Love, To Love Somebody, and I Started a Joke timeless.
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Brothers Barry , Robin , and Maurice Gibb brought their extraordinarily tight, three-part harmonies all over the world, creating some of the most instantly recognizable voices in modern music. While many might associate the Bee Gees with a certain era, the best of their wide-ranging discography incorporated everything from fascinating storytelling, feel-good funkiness, haunting harmonies and much more. Getting John Travolta flashbacks, yet? The orchestra-inspired, string synthesizers became a staple of the disco era with help from this Hot No. For many Americans, "New York Mining Disaster " was their initial introduction to the Bee Gees as the single marked one of the band's first international hits. With the feel-good funky groove, "Stayin' Alive" is as much a disco staple as it is an empowerment anthem.
They were discovered singing at Australia's Redcliffe Speedway
There aren't many groups who had such a big songs to hits ratio than the Gibb brothers. The Bee Gees sold hundreds of millions of records from the s to the early s, and their legacy continues. While it wasn't in Saturday Night Fever , it was later added to the song list for the stage musical adaptation, and we don't blame them! This was another comeback for the Bee Gees in , and it gave them another top 5 hit in the UK. Robin Gibb said of the song's style: "I like the idea of being that sort of Beatlesque type of song. I wanted that rambling.
While most famous bands can trace their formation through collaborations and breakups with other acts, the three brothers who comprised the Bee Gees found their place in music history through the process of growing up in the same home together. Fraternal twins Robin and Maurice followed on December 22, The boys undoubtedly inherited some musical DNA from their parents: Dad Hugh was a drummer and a bandleader, then putting his talents to use at a series of hotels on the island, and mom Barbara was known to be a gifted singer. Still, by all accounts, the brothers realized their talents and ambitions on their own. Neighbors from this period remember Barry strumming his tennis racket and "performing" on a dock, the twins usually following him around, though recognition of their abilities wouldn't come until after the family moved to Manchester, England, in She offered to turn down what sounded like the radio playing in another room, only to realize that the music was coming from nine-year-old Barry and his six-year-old brothers singing in unison.
The Bee Gees were one of the world's most successful groups of all time. They regularly changed their sound, and remained hitmakers for themselves and other artists for decades. Here's all the facts about the brothers Gibb that you need to know They were born on the Isle of Man to English parents, and lived in Chorlton, Manchester until the late s. The family moved to Redcliffe, in Queensland, Australia. After achieving their first chart success in Australia, they returned to the UK in