Bee Gees

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The Bee Gees were a musical group formed in 1958 by brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were especially successful in popular music in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and later as prominent performers in the disco music era in the mid-to-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 mid-to-late 1970s and 1980s. The group wrote all of their own original material, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists and have been regarded as one of the most important and influential acts in pop music history. They have been referred to in the media as The Disco Kings, Britain's First Family of Harmony, and The Kings of Dance Music.

Born on the Isle of Man to English parents, the Gibb brothers lived in Chorlton, Manchester, England, until the late 1950s. There, in 1955, they formed the skiffle/rock and roll group the Rattlesnakes. The family then moved to Redcliffe, in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia, later to Cribb Island. After achieving their first chart success in Australia as the Bee Gees with "Spicks and Specks" (their twelfth single), they returned to the UK in January 1967, when producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a worldwide audience. The Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (1977) was the turning point of their career, with both the film and soundtrack having a cultural impact throughout the world, enhancing the disco scene's mainstream appeal. They won five Grammy Awards for Saturday Night Fever, including Album of the Year.

The Bee Gees have sold over 120 million records worldwide (with estimates as high as over 225 million records sold worldwide), making them among the best-selling music artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997; the Hall's citation says, "Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees." With nine number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100, the Bee Gees are the third-most successful band in Billboard charts history behind only the Beatles and the Supremes.

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, aged 62, after a prolonged period of failing health, leaving Barry as the only original surviving member of the group.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1965The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb SongsBee Gees1
1966Spicks and SpecksBee Gees7
1967Bee Gees’ 1stBee Gees513
1968HorizontalBee Gees510
1968IdeaBee Gees510
1969OdessaBee Gees412
1970Cucumber CastleBee Gees57
19702 Years OnBee Gees46
1971TrafalgarBee Gees510
1972To Whom It May ConcernBee Gees57
1973Life in a Tin CanBee Gees54
1974Mr. NaturalBee Gees45
1975Main CourseBee Gees510
1976Children of the WorldBee Gees4.657
1979Spirits Having FlownBee Gees514
1981Living EyesBee Gees57
1987E·S·PBee Gees4.57
1989OneBee Gees57
1991High CivilizationBee Gees56
1993Size Isn't EverythingBee Gees56
1997Still WatersBee Gees4.357
2001This Is Where I Came InBee Gees58
2020Radio Sessions 1967–1969Bee Gees1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1967Turn Around, Look At UsBee Gees1
1969The Best of Bee Gees, Volume 1Bee Gees4
1969Best of Bee GeesBee Gees35
1970Rare, Precious & Beautiful Vol. 2Bee Gees1
1971In the MorningBee Gees2
1971Inception / NostalgiaBee Gees2
1973Best of Bee Gees, Volume 2Bee Gees36
1974Best Of Bee GeesBee Gees1
1975My WorldBee Gees1
1975The Bee GeesBee Gees1
1976Bee Gees Gold, Volume 1Bee Gees1
1977Bee Gees All Time Greatest HitsBee Gees1
1978The Bee Gees Bonanza - The Early DaysBee Gees1
197820 Greatest HitsBee Gees1
1978I’ve Gotta Get a Message to YouThe Bee Gees1
1978Monday's RainBee Gees1
1978Take Hold of That StarBee Gees1
1979GreatestBee Gees4.6520
1979Bee GeesBee Gees1
1983RaritiesBee Gees1
1985The Bee Gees’ HistoryBee Gees1
1985Love From The Bee GeesBee Gees1
1988A Arte deBee Gees1
1988The Best OfBee Gees1
1989Bee Gees StoryBee Gees44
1989First HitsBee Gees1
1989The Warner Bros. Years 1987-1991Bee Gees1
1990Tales From the Brothers Gibb: A History in Song 1967–1990Bee Gees3
1990The Very Best of the Bee GeesBee Gees38
1990Bee GeesBee Gees1
1990Bee GeesBee Gees3
1990Smash HitsBee Gees1
1992Success StoryBee Gees1
1992Spicks & SpecksBee Gees1
1992You Wouldn’t KnowBee Gees1
1993Turn Around, Look at MeThe Bee Gees1
1994Collection 25 SongsBee Gees1
1994Spicks and SpecksBee Gees1
1994Wine And WomenBee Gees1
1995メロディ・フェアBee Gees1
1995To Be or Not to BeBee Gees1
1995Super Stars - The Bee GeesBee Gees1
1996ClaustrophobiaBee Gees1
1996The Greatest HitsBee Gees1
1996The Early YearsBee Gees1
1997Best BalladsBee Gees1
1997ClaustrophobiaBee Gees1
1997Dance CollectionBee Gees1
1997Rare HitsBee Gees1
1997The Classic YearsBee Gees1
1998Brilliant From BirthBee Gees1
1998Selection of the Bee GeesBee Gees1
1998Spicks and Specks (L.T. Series)Bee Gees2
1999Tomorrow the WorldBee Gees1
1999Staying Alive - BestBee Gees2
2000The Tribute Bee GeesBee Gees2
2000In the BeginningBee Gees1
2000Big ChanceBee Gees1
2000The 60s CollectionBee Gees1
2001Bee GeesBee Gees1
2001Their Greatest Hits: The RecordBee Gees311
20021963-1966Bee Gees1
2003Unforgettable HitsBee Gees1
20031963-1966: Birth of BrillianceBee Gees1
2003Spicks & Specks: LeaderBee Gees1
2003The Bee GeesBee Gees2
2004Bee Gees StoryBee Gees1
2004Number OnesBee Gees511
2004The Early YearsBee Gees1
2005Love SongsBee Gees3
2005Three Kisses of LoveBee Gees1
2006The 60's CollectionBee Gees1
2006The Studio Albums 1967–1968Bee Gees2
2006To Be or Not to BeBee Gees1
2006The Bee GeesBee Gees1
2007Spicks and SpecksBee Gees1
2007The Three Kisses of LoveBee Gees1

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