The Bee Gees have made a great impact in the music industry since their inception in 1958. The music group was formed by three brothers Maurice Gibb, Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb.
The Gib brothers were very successful in popular music in the late 1960s and early 1970s with their unique and captivating performances. They later became some of the highly sought-after performers in the disco music era in the mid- to late 1970s.
One major fact about the Bee Gees is that they wrote a greater proportion of their own original content. They also wrote and produced several major hits for other artists.
The Bee Gees Awards and Recognition
The Bee Gees have been recognized and rewarded for their contributions to music. They got their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1979. They were named honorary citizens of the state by governor of the US state of Florida, Reubin O’Donovan Askew in 1978.
How Many Bee Gees Are Still Alive?
Only one member of the Bee Gees is still alive. The only surviving member of the group is Barry Gibb. Maurice and Robin are both dead. Maurice Gibb passed away in January 2003 aged 53 while Robin Gibb passed away in May 2012, aged 62, after a prolonged period of failing health.