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  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer:
    • 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.
    • In the early 90s, comedian Denis Leary had a bit bashing the group, but the jokes were based on factual inaccuracies. He claimed that a scar on his wrist was something that he did to himself when he heard that the Bee Gees were getting back together (actually, the group had never split up), then went on to claim that the only good thing about the 80s was that we got rid of one of the Bee Gees (referring to deceased brother Andy, who was never actually a member of the group).
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    • Bee Gees' 1st was very much in the mold of Sgt. Pepper-era Beatles, just quirkier.
    • On the flip side, ELO tended to change their styles to match whatever the Bee Gees were doing.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • Their unreleased 1973 album A Kick in the Head Is Worth Eight in the Pants, is a highly sought after collector's item. It was recorded at the group's lowest ebb of popularity, and the record company, smelling another flop, refused to release it. It still hasn't been given a proper release to this day (and probably won't, Barry seems to regard it as an Old Shame), which is quite a shame because musically, it's a very strong album, albeit rather on the somber side.
    • If you just want the music, their 1981 album Living Eyes is easy to obtain, as it's available for download from a variety of sources. However, if you want an original CD copy of the album... good luck. It was one of the first compact discs manufactured and released; however, the format was in its infancy, and by the time the CD became the dominant music format, the album had long fallen out of print. To date it has never been reissued, and is extremely rare.
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  • What Could Have Been: In the late 80s, there was talk of youngest Gibb brother Andy Gibb joining the Bee Gees, making them a quartet for the first time since their late 60s harmonic rock period. Andy's untimely death at the age of 30 in 1988 meant this would never come to pass.
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