The Bee Gees are a band of brothers who made music that touched hearts around the world. These three brothers, Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb created some of the most memorable songs of their time.
Let’s take a journey through their incredible career, from their early days to their rise to fame and some of their unforgettable hits.
The brothers were born on the Isle of Man, a small island in the Irish Sea. They later moved to Redcliffe, Australia, where they began their musical journey. In 1958, they formed a band and started performing in local venues.
Their early style was influenced by rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues.
In the 1960s, the Bee Gees signed with several record labels, including Festival Records and Polydor. However, it was their partnership with Robert Stigwood and his record label, RSO Records, in the 1970s that catapulted them to international stardom. Under RSO Records, they released some of their most iconic albums.
Here are some of their most famous songs: “Stayin’ Alive,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Night Fever,” “To Love Somebody,” “Tragedy,” “Words,” “It Started a Joke.”
Why Did Bee Gees Break Up?
The Bee Gees break up can be said to be a result of talent differences and friction. As expected of every band, there would be times where they would disagree with each other especially when it has to do with its progress and what to specialize in.
With this aside, the brothers usually fought over their adverse intake of substances which was affecting their input hence making their work more difficult. Sources also reveal that the brothers had bantered due to the constant change of musical genre as people’s tastes in music changed.
This led to their separation which made the brothers opt for a solo career.