History Music / TheBeeGees

24th Jan '16 9:35:25 AM nombretomado
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2003 saw the temporary end of The Bee Gees, with Maurice Gibb's sudden death at the age of 53 of a heart attack while awaiting emergency surgery for a twisted intestine. After that, Barry and Robin performed off-and-on under the Bee Gees name, including appearances on ''DancingWithTheStars'' and ''StrictlyComeDancing'' in late 2009. In May 2012, Robin Gibb passed away following a long battle with cancer, leaving Barry as the only surviving member and effectively marking the end of the group.

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2003 saw the temporary end of The Bee Gees, with Maurice Gibb's sudden death at the age of 53 of a heart attack while awaiting emergency surgery for a twisted intestine. After that, Barry and Robin performed off-and-on under the Bee Gees name, including appearances on ''DancingWithTheStars'' ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and ''StrictlyComeDancing'' ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'' in late 2009. In May 2012, Robin Gibb passed away following a long battle with cancer, leaving Barry as the only surviving member and effectively marking the end of the group.
23rd Jan '16 8:10:25 PM Exxolon
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The Bee Gees are a controversial band to talk about these days, because either [[LoveItOrHateIt you love them or you hate them]]. Whatever the case, it isn't considered cool to like them, even though they have had a significant career in the music industry.

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The '''The Bee Gees Gees''' are a controversial band to talk about these days, because either [[LoveItOrHateIt you love them or you hate them]]. Whatever the case, it isn't considered cool to like them, even though they have had a significant career in the music industry.
26th Nov '15 8:55:22 PM nombretomado
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It was then that Robert Stigwood approached the Gibbs about contributing songs to the soundtrack of a new motion picture that was being produced. The project, which would focus on the disco scene, excited the Gibbs, and they happily agreed. The ''SaturdayNightFever'' soundtrack would quickly catapult the band to the peak of its popularity, even more so than they had been in their pre-disco days. Because of the incredible success of this album--for a time, it was the biggest-selling album ''in history'' until that role was taken by Music/MichaelJackson's ''Thriller''--The Bee Gees, fairly or not, became the poster boys of the disco era. Despite this, disco songs were hardly The Bee Gees' only hits, even in this era; non-disco ballads like "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Too Much Heaven" were just as big hits as "Stayin' Alive", "Tragedy", "Jive Talkin'", and "Night Fever". Their last big hit of the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], "Love You Inside Out", was more of an R&B song than full-on disco. Whatever the general vocal ranges of the songs were, though, one thing that remained from their harmonic rock period was their tight vocal harmonies, although this time with Barry Gibb taking more of a lead role.

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It was then that Robert Stigwood approached the Gibbs about contributing songs to the soundtrack of a new motion picture that was being produced. The project, which would focus on the disco scene, excited the Gibbs, and they happily agreed. The ''SaturdayNightFever'' ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' soundtrack would quickly catapult the band to the peak of its popularity, even more so than they had been in their pre-disco days. Because of the incredible success of this album--for a time, it was the biggest-selling album ''in history'' until that role was taken by Music/MichaelJackson's ''Thriller''--The Bee Gees, fairly or not, became the poster boys of the disco era. Despite this, disco songs were hardly The Bee Gees' only hits, even in this era; non-disco ballads like "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Too Much Heaven" were just as big hits as "Stayin' Alive", "Tragedy", "Jive Talkin'", and "Night Fever". Their last big hit of the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], "Love You Inside Out", was more of an R&B song than full-on disco. Whatever the general vocal ranges of the songs were, though, one thing that remained from their harmonic rock period was their tight vocal harmonies, although this time with Barry Gibb taking more of a lead role.
19th Nov '15 8:29:48 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** "Stayin' Alive," the perennial favorite of upbeat, swaggering power walkers ever since ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'', contains some rather dark lyrics that, so far, have only really suited the protagonist of the aforementioned film.
-->''"Life goin' nowhere... Somebody help me."''
25th Jul '15 6:40:57 PM nombretomado
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It was then that Robert Stigwood approached the Gibbs about contributing songs to the soundtrack of a new motion picture that was being produced. The project, which would focus on the disco scene, excited the Gibbs, and they happily agreed. The ''SaturdayNightFever'' soundtrack would quickly catapult the band to the peak of its popularity, even more so than they had been in their pre-disco days. Because of the incredible success of this album--for a time, it was the biggest-selling album ''in history'' until that role was taken by MichaelJackson's ''Thriller''--The Bee Gees, fairly or not, became the poster boys of the disco era. Despite this, disco songs were hardly The Bee Gees' only hits, even in this era; non-disco ballads like "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Too Much Heaven" were just as big hits as "Stayin' Alive", "Tragedy", "Jive Talkin'", and "Night Fever". Their last big hit of the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], "Love You Inside Out", was more of an R&B song than full-on disco. Whatever the general vocal ranges of the songs were, though, one thing that remained from their harmonic rock period was their tight vocal harmonies, although this time with Barry Gibb taking more of a lead role.

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It was then that Robert Stigwood approached the Gibbs about contributing songs to the soundtrack of a new motion picture that was being produced. The project, which would focus on the disco scene, excited the Gibbs, and they happily agreed. The ''SaturdayNightFever'' soundtrack would quickly catapult the band to the peak of its popularity, even more so than they had been in their pre-disco days. Because of the incredible success of this album--for a time, it was the biggest-selling album ''in history'' until that role was taken by MichaelJackson's Music/MichaelJackson's ''Thriller''--The Bee Gees, fairly or not, became the poster boys of the disco era. Despite this, disco songs were hardly The Bee Gees' only hits, even in this era; non-disco ballads like "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Too Much Heaven" were just as big hits as "Stayin' Alive", "Tragedy", "Jive Talkin'", and "Night Fever". Their last big hit of the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], "Love You Inside Out", was more of an R&B song than full-on disco. Whatever the general vocal ranges of the songs were, though, one thing that remained from their harmonic rock period was their tight vocal harmonies, although this time with Barry Gibb taking more of a lead role.
2nd Apr '15 6:59:41 PM MovieNut14
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** "Stayin' Alive" became familiar in recent years as [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Moriarty's (rather embarrassing) ringtone]].
27th Mar '15 10:02:14 PM GreenWyvern10
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** During the group's post disco years, Maurice appeared to be the best dressed of the group. A prime example of that would be during the ''One Night Only'' concert in 1997. In addition to wearing his NiceHat, Maurice also wore a BadassLongcoat. See examples [[http://jsnouff.com/kristin/beegees/backsofbgs.jpg here]] and [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/G2tvp5j-E3Q/maxresdefault.jpg here]].
26th Feb '15 11:14:02 PM tenryufan
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: During a TV interview in 2010, the interviewer asked Robin about Maurice, asking if "he's watching tonight." You know... the brother who died seven years before.
12th Oct '14 8:36:10 PM Jeduthun
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* MusicOfNote: Say what you will about [[DeaderThanDisco disco]], but for average listeners "Stayin' Alive" is probably the archetypal example of the genre.
31st Aug '14 2:42:11 AM Willbyr
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-->-- ''BasicInstructions''

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-->-- ''BasicInstructions''
''Webcomic/BasicInstructions''



The Bee Gees name is commonly believed to be short for Brothers Gibb, though it's actually a reference to Australian DJ Bill Gates (no, not that [[{{Microsoft}} Bill Gates]]) and promoter Bill Goode, two men who played key roles in launching the group's career. The Bee Gees for most of their history have consisted of twin brothers Robin and Maurice Gibb and older brother Barry. (Youngest brother Andy Gibb is commonly believed to have been a member of the Bee Gees, but he never was. However, they were planning on adding him in the 80's, but his death put a stop to that.) British by birth, the brothers were living in Australia when they began their musical careers, though they had moved back to Britain by the time they hit it big. They first came to prominence in the late [[TheSixties 1960s]] as a harmonic rock group, characterized mainly by their three-part harmonies led by Robin Gibb's vibrato. Their first international hit was "New York Mining Disaster 1941" (1967); other hits from this period include "To Love Somebody", "Holiday", and "Massachusetts" (the last of these being their first UK #1 hit). These songs and several others today are staples on oldies stations. The band at this point actually consisted of five members. In addition to the Gibb brothers, the group also included guitarist Vince Melouney and drummer Colin Peterson.

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The Bee Gees name is commonly believed to be short for Brothers Gibb, though it's actually a reference to Australian DJ Bill Gates (no, not that [[{{Microsoft}} ''that'' Bill Gates]]) Gates) and promoter Bill Goode, two men who played key roles in launching the group's career. The Bee Gees for most of their history have consisted of twin brothers Robin and Maurice Gibb and older brother Barry. (Youngest brother Andy Gibb is commonly believed to have been a member of the Bee Gees, but he never was. However, they were planning on adding him in the 80's, but his death put a stop to that.) British by birth, the brothers were living in Australia when they began their musical careers, though they had moved back to Britain by the time they hit it big. They first came to prominence in the late [[TheSixties 1960s]] as a harmonic rock group, characterized mainly by their three-part harmonies led by Robin Gibb's vibrato. Their first international hit was "New York Mining Disaster 1941" (1967); other hits from this period include "To Love Somebody", "Holiday", and "Massachusetts" (the last of these being their first UK #1 hit). These songs and several others today are staples on oldies stations. The band at this point actually consisted of five members. In addition to the Gibb brothers, the group also included guitarist Vince Melouney and drummer Colin Peterson.



Discography:

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Tropes for this band include:
* BandOfRelatives

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Tropes for !!The Bee Gees provide examples of:

* BandOfRelatives: In
this band include:
* BandOfRelatives
case, older brother Barry and twins Robin and Maurice.



* CarpetOfVirility: Just look at the picture up here! Mercilessly parodied [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs1Nf62wiuQ here!]]

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* CarpetOfVirility: Just look at All three brothers had quite the picture up here! pectoral plumage, which got a lot of air time during their disco years. Mercilessly parodied [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs1Nf62wiuQ here!]]



* CoverVersion: They covered quite a few [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs, such as ''Ticket To Ride'' and ''Paperback Writer''.

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* CoverVersion: They covered quite a few [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs, such as ''Ticket "Ticket To Ride'' Ride" and ''Paperback Writer''."Paperback Writer".



* GenreRoulette: All through their career. From Rock, Baroque Pop and ballads in the 60s and early 70s, to Disco in the mid/late 70s, to AOR, R&B and Soul from the 80s onward.

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* GenreRoulette: All through their career. From Rock, Baroque Pop and ballads in the 60s and early 70s, to Disco {{Disco}} in the mid/late 70s, to AOR, R&B and Soul from the 80s onward.



* LyricalDissonance: ''Tragedy'' is an upbeat, dance-able song whose lyrics speak about a man about to cross the DespairEventHorizon because of his [[LonersAreFreaks loneliness]].
* TheMovie: ''SaturdayNightFever'' is essentially the movie of The Bee Gees.
** Well, they were in ''[[Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band]]'' too...

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* LyricalDissonance: ''Tragedy'' "Tragedy" is an upbeat, dance-able song whose lyrics speak about a man about to cross the DespairEventHorizon because of his [[LonersAreFreaks loneliness]].
* TheMovie: ''SaturdayNightFever'' ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' is essentially the movie of The Bee Gees.
** Well, they were in ''[[Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band]]'' ''Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' too...



* NonAppearingTitle: "New York Mining Disaster 1941", though some pressings include the chorus ("Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?") as a subtitle.

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* NonAppearingTitle: NonAppearingTitle:
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"New York Mining Disaster 1941", though some pressings include the chorus ("Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?") as a subtitle.



* PopCultureOsmosis: Most young people only know the Bee Gees' song "Nights on Broadway" as the theme of the recurring "Barry Gibb Talk Show" sketch on ''SaturdayNightLive'' but with different lyrics like instead of ''Standing in the dark/where your eyes couldn't see me'' it's ''Discussing politics/And the issues of the day''.

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* PopCultureOsmosis: Most young people only know the Bee Gees' song "Nights on Broadway" as the theme of the recurring "Barry Gibb Talk Show" sketch on ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' but with different lyrics like instead of ''Standing in the dark/where your eyes couldn't see me'' it's ''Discussing politics/And the issues of the day''.



* [[TeenIdol Teen Idols]]: How the Gibbs were marketed in the late 1960s and early 1970s long before some movie called ''SaturdayNightFever'' changed their image forever.

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* [[TeenIdol Teen Idols]]: {{Teen Idol}}s: How the Gibbs were marketed in the late 1960s and early 1970s long before some movie called ''SaturdayNightFever'' ''Saturday Night Fever'' changed their image forever.


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