The Bee Gees were a veteran pop-rock group of brothers Barry, Robin (December 22, 1949 - May 20, 2012), and Maurice Gibb (December 22, 1949 - January 12, 2003) with a long career dating back to when they were teenagers in Australia where they charted their first songs. In 1967, the Bee Gees debuted in the U.S. with the melodic ballad, "New York Mining Disaster 1941." This song was followed by a very long string of hits, all written by the Bee Gees, encompassing a wide variety of pop musical genres and styles. Their best known songs include "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" (1971), "Too Much Heaven" (1979), "Jive Talkin'" (1975), and "Stayin' Alive" (1978). During the 1970s, the Bee Gees had more #1 hits than any other band or artist, and they achieved superstardom as disco artists from their enormously popular album, "Saturday Night Fever," which was the soundtrack for the 1977 movie starring John Travolta.
The Bee Gees have a signature sound that comes from lead singer Barry Gibb's falsetto, brother Robin's vibrato vocals, and the group's overall close-knit harmonies. They have received many honors and awards throughout their career, and in 1997, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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- Alive 1972
- First Of May 1969
- Holiday 1967
- How Can You Mend A Broken Heart 1971
(This song topped the charts.)
- I Started A Joke 1968
- I've Gotta Get A Message To You 1968
- Jive Talkin' 1975
(This song, which topped the charts, heralded a major stylistic shift for the Bee Gees.)
- Lonely Days 1970
- (The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts 1967
- My World 1972
- New York Mining Disaster 1941 Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones 1967
- Nights On Broadway 1975
- Run To Me 1972
- To Love Somebody 1967
(This song later also became a hit for the Sweet Inspirations (1968) and Michael Bolton (1991).)
- Words 1968
(This introspective ballad was written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.)
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