Bee Gees

~ Group


The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording music, but they had two distinct periods of exceptional success; as a popular music act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as prominent performers of the disco music era in the late 1970s. The group sang recognisable three-part tight harmonies; Robin's clear vibrato lead vocals were a hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry's R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the late 1970s and 1980s. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists.

Born on the Isle of Man to English parents, the Gibb brothers lived in Chorlton, Manchester, England, until the late 1950s where they formed the Rattlesnakes. The family then moved to Redcliffe, in Queensland, Australia, and then to Cribb Island. After achieving their first chart success in Australia as the Bee Gees with "Spicks and Specks" (their 12th single), they returned to the UK in January 1967 where producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a worldwide audience.

The Bee Gees have sold more than 220 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997; the presenter of the award to "Britain's first family of harmony" was Brian Wilson, historical leader of the Beach Boys, a "family act" also featuring three harmonising brothers. The Bee Gees' Hall of Fame citation says "Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees."

Following Maurice's sudden death in January 2003 at the age of 53, Barry and Robin retired the group's name after 45 years of activity. In 2009 Robin announced that he and Barry had agreed that the Bee Gees would re-form and perform again. Robin died in May 2012 at the age of 62, after a prolonged struggle with cancer and other health problems, leaving Barry as the only surviving member of the group's final (and best known) line up.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs Bee Gees 1
1966 Spicks and Specks Bee Gees 4
1967 Bee Gees' 1st Bee Gees 5
1968 Horizontal Bee Gees 6
1968 Idea Bee Gees 6
1969 Odessa Bee Gees 3 7
1970 Cucumber Castle Bee Gees 5 6
1970 2 Years On Bee Gees 3 6
1971 Trafalgar Bee Gees 5
1972 To Whom It May Concern Bee Gees 5 4
1973 Life in a Tin Can Bee Gees 3
1974 Mr. Natural Bee Gees 3 5
1975 Main Course Bee Gees 5 6
1976 Children of the World Bee Gees 4 4
1979 Spirits Having Flown Bee Gees 5 9
1981 Living Eyes Bee Gees 4
1987 E•S•P Bee Gees 4
1989 One Bee Gees 6
1991 High Civilization Bee Gees 4
1993 Size Isn't Everything Bee Gees 2
1997 Still Waters Bee Gees 3 4
2001 This Is Where I Came In Bee Gees 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 The Best of Bee Gees, Volume 1 Bee Gees 1
1969 Best of Bee Gees Bee Gees 3 3
1971 Inception / Nostalgia Bee Gees 1
1973 Best of Bee Gees, Volume 2 Bee Gees 3 1
1976 Bee Gees Gold, Volume 1 Bee Gees 1
1978 Monday's Rain Bee Gees 1
1978 Take Hold of That Star Bee Gees 1
1979 Greatest Bee Gees 5 11
1985 The Bee Gees' History Bee Gees 1
1985 Love From The Bee Gees Bee Gees 1
1988 A Arte de Bee Gees 1
1988 The Best Of Bee Gees 1
1989 Bee Gees Story Bee Gees 1
1990 Tales From the Brothers Gibb: A History in Song 1967-1990 Bee Gees 3
1990 The Very Best of the Bee Gees Bee Gees 3 6
1990 Bee Gees Bee Gees 1
1990 Bee Gees Bee Gees 3
1991 Bee Gees Story Bee Gees 4 1
1992 Success Story Bee Gees 1
1994 Collection 25 Songs Bee Gees 1
1996 The Greatest Hits Bee Gees 1
1997 Brilliant From Birth Bee Gees 1
1997 Best Ballads Bee Gees 1
1999 Tomorrow the World Bee Gees 1
1999 Staying Alive - Best Bee Gees 2
2000 Big Chance Bee Gees 1
2001 Bee Gees Bee Gees 1
2001 Their Greatest Hits: The Record Bee Gees 3 7
2003 Unforgettable Hits Bee Gees 1
2003 Spicks & Specks: Leader Bee Gees 1
2004 Number Ones Bee Gees 7
2005 Love Songs Bee Gees 2
2005 Three Kisses of Love Bee Gees 1
2006 The 60's Collection Bee Gees 1
2006 To Be or Not to Be Bee Gees 1
2007 Spicks and Specks Bee Gees 1
2008 The Bee Gees Bee Gees 1
2009 The Ultimate Bee Gees Bee Gees 3
2010 Mythology The 50th Anniversary Collection Bee Gees 4
2012 Lo Mejor de los Bee Gees Bee Gees 1
2012 The Triple Album Collection Bee Gees 1
2015 1974-1979 Bee Gees 1
2015 The Miami Years Bee Gees 1
16 Greatest Hits Bee Gees 1
Claustrophobia Bee Gees 1
Greatest Hits Bee Gees 1
Love Hits Bee Gees 1
Rare Precious And Beautiful Bee Gees 1
Rare, Precious & Beautiful Vol.3 Bee Gees 1
Spicks & Specks: 26 Songs From the Early Days Bee Gees 1
Success Story II Bee Gees 1
The Bee Gees: Gold Bee Gees 1
The Best of the Bee Gees Bee Gees 1
The Best of the Early Years Bee Gees 1
The Magic Collection Bee Gees 1
The Three Kisses of Love Bee Gees 1
To Be or Not to Be Bee Gees 1
Turn Around, Look at Me Bee Gees 1
You Wouldn't Know Bee Gees 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Here at Last... Bee Gees 2
1993 The Best Of (live in Melbourne '89) Bee Gees 1
1998 One Night Only Bee Gees 4 4
2015 The Best Of: Live in Australia Bee Gees 2
Live at the Beeb (Songs Broadcast by BBC Radio in 1967, 68, 70) Bee Gees 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Staying Alive Bee Gees 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1966 Spicks and Specks / I Am the World Bee Gees 1
1967 Massachusetts (The Lights Went Out) Bee Gees 1
1967 World Bee Gees 1
1968 Words/Sinking Ships Bee Gees 3
1968 Jumbo / The Singer Sang His Song Bee Gees 1
1969 Don't Forget to Remember / The Lord Bee Gees 2
1972 My World / On Time Bee Gees 1
1975 Jive Talkin' Bee Gees 1
1977 How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees 1
1977 Night Fever Bee Gees 1
1977 Stayin' Alive Bee Gees 2
1978 Too Much Heaven / Rest Your Love on Me Bee Gees 1
1979 Chiquitita / Too Much Heaven ABBA / Bee Gees 1

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