Bee Gees facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
The Bee Gees performing on Dutch television in 1968. From left to right: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb
|Genres||Pop, rock, blue-eyed soul, disco|
|Years active||1958–2003, 2009–2012|
|Labels||Festival Records, Polydor, Atco, RSO, Warner Bros.|
|Associated acts||Andy Gibb|
|Past members||Colin Petersen
The Bee Gees were an English-Australian group. Its members were three brothers, Barry Gibb (born 1 September 1946), and twins Maurice Gibb (22 December 1949 – 12 January 2003) and Robin Gibb (22 December 1949 - 20 May 2012). They performed together for almost 40 years. They are most famous for their album, Saturday Night Fever, the soundtrack for the movie of the same name. They stopped performing after Maurice died. The two other brothers reunited as a duo in 2009. In 2012 Robin died. They had a younger brother, Andy Gibb (1958–1988), who was also a singer.
Three Bee Gees singles—"How Deep Is Your Love" (US No. 1, UK No. 3), "Stayin' Alive" (US No. 1, UK No. 4) and "Night Fever" (US No. 1, UK No. 1)—charted high in many countries around the world, launching the most popular period of the disco era. They also penned the song "If I Can't Have You", which became a US No. 1 hit for Yvonne Elliman, while the Bee Gees' own version was the B-side of "Stayin' Alive". Such was the popularity of Saturday Night Fever that two different versions of the song "More Than a Woman" received airplay, one by the Bee Gees, which was relegated to an album track, and another by Tavares, which was the hit.
The brothers were born in Isle of Man, then in the late 1950s moved to England, where they began their musical career, and later they would move to Australia. In January 1967, they returned to the United Kingdom where they started to become famous. In 1975, the brothers moved to Florida, USA, to live and record.
Images for kids
Bee Gees plaque at Maitland Terrace/Strang Road intersection in Union Mills, Isle of Man
Bee Gees' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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