History Music / TheBeeGees

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.
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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Added DiffLines:

** "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.
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