History Music / TheBeeGees

23rd Sep '17 8:43:08 PM nombretomado
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As the 1970s became the [[TheEighties 1980s]], the group updated its sound once more to stay contemporary, shifting from straight disco to R&B-based pop. However, the US continued to regard them as relics of the disco era, and with the [[DeaderThanDisco backlash against disco running strong]], the group would find only occasional success in the studio from here on out -- most notably the 1989 single "One" (their last U.S. Top 10 hit) and the 1997 album ''Still Waters'' (which sold over 4 million copies in the States, and spawned their last top 40 hits, "Alone" in the summer of 1997 and the title track in January 1998). They remained popular in the UK, though, having a massive 1987 Number One single (twenty years after their first) in the shape of thumping echo-chamber romp "You Win Again", and top 5 success into the '90s with "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and "Alone". They also experienced continued popularity 'behind the scenes' writing songs for other people, even in the US; songs they wrote for others include worldwide hits like BarbraStreisand's "Woman in Love", Dionne Warwick's "Heartbreaker", Diana Ross' "Chain Reaction" and "Islands in the Stream" by Music/KennyRogers and Music/DollyParton.

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As the 1970s became the [[TheEighties 1980s]], the group updated its sound once more to stay contemporary, shifting from straight disco to R&B-based pop. However, the US continued to regard them as relics of the disco era, and with the [[DeaderThanDisco backlash against disco running strong]], the group would find only occasional success in the studio from here on out -- most notably the 1989 single "One" (their last U.S. Top 10 hit) and the 1997 album ''Still Waters'' (which sold over 4 million copies in the States, and spawned their last top 40 hits, "Alone" in the summer of 1997 and the title track in January 1998). They remained popular in the UK, though, having a massive 1987 Number One single (twenty years after their first) in the shape of thumping echo-chamber romp "You Win Again", and top 5 success into the '90s with "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and "Alone". They also experienced continued popularity 'behind the scenes' writing songs for other people, even in the US; songs they wrote for others include worldwide hits like BarbraStreisand's Music/BarbraStreisand's "Woman in Love", Dionne Warwick's "Heartbreaker", Diana Ross' "Chain Reaction" and "Islands in the Stream" by Music/KennyRogers and Music/DollyParton.
3rd Aug '17 12:54:08 AM Nitramy
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*** The Teddybears remix has also gained popularity due to the song that plays when [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution Adam Jensen]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A6eeeq_2TE walks into a bar]].
21st Jun '17 11:21:24 PM Nick7689
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* LargeAndInCharge: Barry was the leader of the group and towered over his younger brothers.
15th Jun '17 3:57:26 PM CallingAlameda
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* TheBandMinusTheFace: ''Cucumber Castle'' featured only Barry and Maurice, no Robin.


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* ConceptAlbum: ''Odessa'' was intended to be a concept album about the loss of a (fictional) ship, though CreativeDifferences led to the concept becoming somewhat muddled in the final product.
9th Jun '17 2:21:47 PM CallingAlameda
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** They also did the occasional country song. Two of the more prominent examples are "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIdewXHh3eQ Don't Forget to Remember]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GG-VzQjz0c Rest Your Love on Me]]".



* LyricalDissonance: "Tragedy" is an upbeat, dance-able song whose lyrics speak about a man about to cross the DespairEventHorizon because of his [[LonersAreFreaks loneliness]].

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"Tragedy" is an upbeat, dance-able song whose lyrics speak about a man about to cross the DespairEventHorizon because of his [[LonersAreFreaks loneliness]].
2nd Jan '17 3:52:24 PM Xtifr
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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.
22nd Oct '16 10:43:28 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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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'' 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'' 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, '80s, 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.
30th Sep '16 9:32:58 PM Green_lantern40
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* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: "Somethinganda somethinganda somethinganda somethinga staaaaaylin' alive! Stayin alive!" For the record, the actual lyrics are "Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother you're stayin' alive! Stayin' alive! Feel the city breaking and everybody shaking they'll be stayin' alive! Stayin' alive!"

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* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: "Somethinganda somethinganda somethinganda somethinga staaaaaylin' alive! Stayin alive!" For the record, the actual lyrics are "Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother you're stayin' alive! Stayin' alive! Feel the city breaking and everybody shaking they'll be and we're stayin' alive! Stayin' alive!"



* TwinTelepathy: Robin and Maurice have claimed to have this.

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* TwinTelepathy: Robin and Maurice have claimed to have this.
7th Aug '16 2:57:11 AM tenryufan
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Bee Gees' 1st'' was very much in the mold of ''Sgt. Pepper''-era [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]], just quirkier.
** On the flip side, [[ElectricLightOrchestra ELO]] tended to change their styles to match whatever the Bee Gees were doing.
3rd Jul '16 1:40:40 PM gewunomox
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In 1997, with Barry Gibb struggling with arthritis and back pain, the group played a show titled ''One Night Only'', intending for it to be their last. Response to the show was [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming so overwhelmingly positive]], however, that Barry decided to [[{{Determinator}} soldier on]] with one last full-scale tour despite the pain. That same year saw them inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Music/BrianWilson of TheBeachBoys, who himself knew a thing or two about vocal harmonies, performed the induction.

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In 1997, with Barry Gibb struggling with arthritis and back pain, the group played a show titled ''One Night Only'', intending for it to be their last. Response to the show was [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming so overwhelmingly positive]], however, that Barry decided to [[{{Determinator}} soldier on]] with one last full-scale tour despite the pain. That same year saw them inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Music/BrianWilson of TheBeachBoys, Music/TheBeachBoys, who himself knew a thing or two about vocal harmonies, performed the induction.
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