music of the decades
The BEE GEES are a band founded in 1958. The band consisted of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. BEE GEES means brothers Gibb they were most famous in the late 1960s and 1970s doing songs like stayin alive and night fever they were famous for doing tight harmonies. The group also made their own hits as well as hits for other artists.
They were born in the Isle of Man to English parents. They lived in Chorlton Manchester then they moved in the late 1950s to Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia where they started their music careers. After completing their first task they returned to UK in January 1967 where they began performing with the help of their producer Robert Stigwood.
The BEE GEES have sold more than 220 million records and albums, which has gotten them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame only a few bands and singers have sold more. In 1977, the movie Saturday Night Fever came out. In 1978, the album Saturday Night Fever reached #1 in both the UK and the USA. In 1978, the movie Grease came out. In 1978, Barry Gibb wrote the song Grease, performed by Frankie Valli, that also reached #1 that year. In 1979, the album Spirits Having Flown reached #1 in both the UK and the USA.
The BEE GEES had 7# 1 hits from 1977-1978. They were: How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, More Than A Woman, Tragedy, Love You Inside Out and Too Much Heaven.
Disco was popular until 1979 when it stopped being popular and so did the BEE GEES.
In the year of 2003 January Maurice Gibb died of a heart attack and Barry and Robin retired the name BEE GEES after 45 years. But then Robin died May 2012 because of cancer which left Barry.