Bee Gees – The Legendary Band (Part 1)

The Bee Gees     They don’t play country, but as I wrote up, this band is one of my favourite. I remember that moment, when the first time I heard this band. It was song Massachussetts. It was and still is the perfect song. I like it very much. I heard it and from that time I looked for some recording of them. And I had success. I bought CD The Bee Gees – Turn Around, Look At Me. I listened it around and around. Maybe my family was able to start to hate it, but I hope that nothing’s matter.
     During life, the person can change own music preferences, but The Bee Gees are classic and that’s stay.

     The Bee Gees were band of three singing brothers Gibbs – Barry, Robin, Maurice. Together with ABBA, they are on of the most successful band in the last century.
     All of them were born in Douglas on Isle of Man, lived in England and Australia. Barry was born on September 1, 1946, the twins Robin and Maurice on December 22, 1949. Their parents returned to Manchester in England in 1950. In this town the brothers started to sing public. However they didn’t stay there a long time. Already in 1958 they emigrated (with new brother Andy, who was born on March 5, 1958) to Queensland, Australia. Their first performing in front of public was also there. The name of band was Rattlesnakes, later Wee Johny Hayes & the Bluecats. The name Bee Gees was designed for them by DJ Bill Gates and means Brothers Gibb. With this name they became to knowledge of the community.
     From 1960 they worked on the Queensland coast. In 1963 they signed record deal with recording company Festival Records under the name Bee Gees, recorded the first album The Bee Gees Sing And Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs.
In 1966 the Gibb’s family decided to return to England. They were afraid of it, but they had success again. In the next year their song Spickes And Specks had gone to No 1 in Australia.
     Their father Hugh Gibb sent their demos to Brian Epstein, who was the manager of The Beatles and also the manager of NEMS (British music store). Brian gave that demos to Robert Stigwood and the band singed a five years contract with recording studio Polydor.
     Their the first international album had huge promotion. They were proclaimed as The Most Significant New Talent Of 1967. Many of people started to compared them with The Beatles. (many of you will not agree with me, but in my opinion, The Bee Gees were better). Their British album New York Mining Disaster 1941 was played on radio in rotation with new album of The Beatles and this helped album to climb in hitparade TOP20 in UK and the U.S.. Their new single To Love Somebody climbed into hitparade again. This song was written originally for Otis Redding by Barry Gibb. Now it is in repertoire of many artists as I don’t speak englishRod Stewart, Michael Bolton, The Animals, Janis Joplin etc.

Now The Bee Gees had these members:
Barry Gibb – rhythm guitar
Maurice Gibb – bass
Vince Melouney – lead guitar
Colin Petersen – drums



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2 Responses to Bee Gees – The Legendary Band (Part 1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great to see a Bee Gees fan here! I really enjoyed reading your blog. I just have two little comments:
    Firstly I think the Bee Gees did do country (listen to the Cucumber Castle album, in particular Don’t Forget To Remember, The Lord and another few off that album. Barry Gibb also released a country single called Drown on the River in 2007 (it’s on Youtube)). Secondly, your comment about the Bee Gees together with ABBA having sold many records, I would change. The Bee Gees are the 2nd most succesful group of all time (just after the Beatles), whereas ABBA is a bit down on that list.

    Again, I hate to critise you because I really loved reading this, but I thought it might be of interest.

  2. kilburn towers says:

    Hi Dryada,

    Nice article. I too love the Bee Gees. Have you heard the song "Rest your Love on Me"? It's a beautiful country song written and performed by the Bee Gees (also by Olivia Newton-John and Andy Gibb).

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