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Bee Gees
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The Bee Gees performing on Dutch television in 1968. From left to right: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb
Background information
Origin England/Australia
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
Vince Melouney
Geoff Bridgford
Barry Gibb
Maurice Gibb
Robin Gibb

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.

Group history

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.

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