The band started to work on the second album Horizontal, which repeated huge success of the first album. Such as single Massachsetts and also single World. The Bee Gees decided to prepare live concerts, TV shows as promo action for their album Horizontal.
I can tell that year 1968 was year when The Bee Gees attacked the The American Top Ten (songs I‘ve Gotta Get a Message To You, I Started a Joke, Words, Jumbo, The Singer Sang His Songs, Idea).
Following tour to promote the album Idea, Vince Melouney left the band. Robin Gibb recorded album Robin’s Reign. In the next year they began to record their concert album Masterpeace and double album Odessa. Many critics decided, that this is the best album of The Bee Gees from the 60’s.
In 1969 Barry and Maurice recruited their sister Leslie to the band and The Bee gees continued.
The first compilation became under the name Best of Bee Gees and stayed long time in both hitparade Top Ten (in the U.S. and UK too).
In 1971 it seemed like the band finished. Barry recorded the solo album I’ll Kiss Your Memory (never saw official release). Maurice also recorded his solo album Railroad and play as actor in musical West End.
In the end of the year 1970 the brothers reunited and brought many songs, which again climbed in hitparades (Lonely Days, To Whom It May Concern, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?).
During next years they recorded more albums such as Life In a Tin Can, Best ot Bee Gees – Volume 2, Mr. Natural but without strong success.
At suggestion of Eric Clapton, the trio decided to relocated to America, to Miami, Florida (1975) There they recorded songs Jive Talkin, Nights on Broadway, LP Main Course, Children of The World, single You Should Be Dancing with new disco sound.
In 1978 they recorded soundtrack for movie Saturday Night Fever and they received Award Grammy. This movie was the turning point of their career and the movie influenced more that one generation in the U.S. and also in the world. Their next three singles (How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever) were No1 in the U.S. and more countries on the world. Soundtrack Saturday Night Fever was the best selling album of all the time and movie had huge success.
Barry wrote the title song for the movie Grease. (I watched this movie about 10 times – in three language versions).
The Bee Gees repeated the success of The Beatles from the year 1964 (April), when their five songs were at the same time in the U.S. Top Ten.
The expected great success of their movie Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) with The Bee Gees and Peter Frampton as stars didn’t come. The movie had been inspirated by The Beatles album.
Their younger brother Andy followed them in the music career and achieved success in U.S. charts with his first three singles.
After success of Saturday Night Fever, followed the album Spirits Having Flown.
Saturday Night Fever
How Deep Is Your Love