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Biography

The celebrated Bee Gees were formed by Barry Gibb and his twin brothers Robin and Maurice Gibb in the late fifties. These three gave their first performances in Manchester as a band under various titles. In 1958, their family moved to Australia, where they continued their music activities. By that time, Barry had already mastered song writing skills, while the band had finally taken up the Bee Gees name. Their first public fame came to them after a performance at one of the local TV shows. In four years, big stars in Australia, the brothers released their debut single The Battle of Blue and Green. They produced their first Australian LP The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs in 1965. Bee Gees were considered one of the leading artists in Australia, yet almost absolutely unknown abroad. In 1967, the brothers came back to England and added instrumentalists Vince Melouney and Colin Petersen to the lineup. Their first English single, New York Mining Disaster 1941 (1967), reached Top 20 in the UK and the USA. The song was prominent for its perfect melodiousness and hard-to-get lyrics, both creating a very specific mood. The following singles, Holiday, and To Love Somebody, were written in the same vein. All of them were featured on the long player Bee Gees' 1st (1967), one of the ten best albums in the UK and the USA. It was followed by another successful release, Horizontal, containing the single Massachusetts running first in the British charts.

Later, Bee Gees decided to record a live album called Masterpeace, but worked hard enough to produce the magnificent double CD Odessa, considered the best rock album in their entire discography. However, the process of its creation ended with a conflict between the members of the group as they had failed to agree which song to release as a single. Robin concluded that Maurice and Barry had made a plot against him, and quit the band in 1969. He did not participate in recording the following Cucumber Castle, featuring the smash Don’t Forget To Remember. In 1970, the brothers left all hard feelings behind and reunited, which resulted in the LP 2 Years On with the super hit Lonely Days. The next albums, Trafalgar, and To Whom It May Concern, left much to be desired. Obviously, Bee Gees needed something to change. Therefore, they went to another studio to make a different sort of music. The outcome was the rhythm-and-blues album Mr. Natural, welcomed warmly by both audience and critics. Shortly after, they recorded Main Course, their first album to feature elements of dance music.

In the late seventies, Bee Gees recorded the soundtrack to the Saturday Night Fever movie, symbolizing their complete and utter shift to disco. This release met numerous enthusiastic reviews, and so did the following Spirits Have Flown. Soon, however, this music faded away, which affected the Bee Gees popularity. For a long period, their main occupation was writing for other artists, until they came back with the E.S.P album, released in 1987, to favor of the audience. The band’s last good seller was the 1989 album, One. Later, Bee Gees produced unremarkable works, which forced them to take a break. In 1997, they released Still Waters and were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the same day. In 2003, Maurice Gibb suddenly died. Afterwards, his brothers, Barry and Robin, carried on music activities on a separate basis and gave joint performances only at rare events.

Studio Albums

Bee Gees, Still Waters mp3Still Waters
1997
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Soft Rock
Bee Gees, High Civilization mp3High Civilization
1991
  • Dance-Pop
  • Soft Rock
Bee Gees, One mp3One
1989
  • Pop
  • Soft Rock
Bee Gees, E-S-P mp3E-S-P
1987
  • Dance-Pop
  • Soft Rock
  • Synth Pop
Bee Gees, Living Eyes mp3Living Eyes
1981
  • Pop
  • Soft Rock
Bee Gees, Spirits Having Flown mp3Spirits Having Flown
1979
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Disco
  • Pop
Bee Gees, Children of the World mp3Children of the World
1976
  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Pop
Bee Gees, Main Course mp3Main Course
1975
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Disco
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
Bee Gees, Mr. Natural mp3Mr. Natural
1974
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Soft Rock
Bee Gees, Life in a Tin Can mp3Life in a Tin Can
1973
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Baroque Pop
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Disco
  • Easy Listening
  • Folk Pop
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Soft Rock
Bee Gees, Trafalgar mp3Trafalgar
1971
  • Baroque Pop
  • Pop
  • Soft Rock
Bee Gees, 2 Years On mp32 Years On
1970
  • Baroque Pop
  • Pop
  • Soft Rock
Bee Gees, Cucumber Castle mp3Cucumber Castle
1970
  • Baroque Pop
  • Pop/Rock
Bee Gees, Odessa mp3Odessa
1969
  • Baroque Pop
  • Country Pop
  • Pop/Rock
Bee Gees, Horizontal mp3Horizontal
1968
  • Baroque Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
Bee Gees, Idea mp3Idea
1968
  • Baroque Pop
  • Folk Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
Bee Gees, Bee Gees' 1st mp3Bee Gees' 1st
1967
  • Baroque Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
Bee Gees, Take Hold of That Star mp3Take Hold of That Star
1964
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Baroque Pop
  • Beat Music
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Disco
  • Easy Listening
  • Folk Pop
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Soft Rock
Bee Gees, Instrumental and Other Rarities mp3Instrumental and Other Rarities
0
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Baroque Pop
  • Beat Music
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Disco
  • Easy Listening
  • Folk Pop
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Soft Rock

Compilation albums

Bee Gees, The Ultimate Bee Gees mp3The Ultimate Bee Gees
2009
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Baroque Pop
  • Beat Music
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Disco
  • Easy Listening
  • Folk Pop
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Soft Rock
Bee Gees, Greatest mp3Greatest
2007
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Disco
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock

Lives