Knowledge Identifier: +Bee_Gees
Born in 1967.
Countries: United States (34%), United Kingdom (24%), (9%)
Linked to: Warner Music Group, UNICEF, American Broadcasting Company, ABBA
This was the first Bee Gees album to have two US top-10 singles since 1968's "Idea"
Kenji Sawada - In 1968, the Bee Gees were commissioned to compose two songs for the band in an attempt at international success
Securitas (Swiss security company) - In addition to a busy Bee Gees concert in February 1968, the "Interessengemeinschaft Telekommunikation und Systeme TUS" was founded; a project of Securitas and the Cerberus company with the business objective of realizing a reliable telecommunications system for alarm and status signals
Vince Melouney - In June 1968, while he was a Bee Gee he wrote and performed "Such a Shame" the song was released on the UK version of the album "Idea" Melouney prefers the Gibson ES-355 and can be seen in several Bee Gees videos and live performances from 1967 to 1968
Vince Melouney - In November 1968, it was reported by the UK music magazine, "NME", that Melouney's final concert with the Bee Gees would be on 1 December, following the end of their current German tour
On 1 December 1969, Barry and Maurice parted ways
Barry Gibb - After Robin's temporary departure from the Bee Gees in 1969, Gibb recorded his first solo album "The Kid's No Good" in 1970
Alan Licht - His earliest musical influences, in the 1970s, were mainstream rock bands like the Bee Gees and Wings he remarks in an interview with "Paris Transatlantic" magazine that 'What made me want to play guitar was that painting of Wings in concert in the gatefold of "Wings Over America"
Jo Stafford - She enjoyed a brief resurgence in popularity in the late 1970s when she recorded a cover of the Bee Gees hit, "Stayin' Alive" as Darlene Edwards
Vince Melouney - In 1971, he was replaced by Alan Kendall as the lead guitarist, when the Bee Gees were looking for a new guitarist
Robin Gibb - In 1971, the Bee Gees had their first US No.1 hit, "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart", but after that their popularity started to ebb
Maurice Gibb - In 1972, the Bee Gees performed "My World", on that performance, Maurice is playing Gibson EDS-1275
Barry Gibb - In 1973, the Bee Gees' 11th album "Life in a Tin Can" was released, Barry sang the lead on the album's lead single "Saw a New Morning"
Robin Gibb - In 1974, with new producer Arif Mardin, the Bee Gees reinvented themselves with the song "Blue-Eyed Soul"
Maurice Gibb - On stage he usually played bass guitar, with an additional musician taking bass when Maurice switched to piano. Maurice was less influential in the disco Bee Gees sound of 1975 to 1979, when he played mostly bass guitar
Stephen Stills - Also in 1976, Stills played percussion on the Bee Gees' song "You Should Be Dancing"
Barry Gibb - Also in 1977, Barry takes the lead vocals on the songs "How Deep Is Your Love", "Stayin' Alive" and "Night Fever" both songs were reached No. 1 in the US. In 1979, the Bee Gees' 1979 album "Spirits Having Flown" reached No. 1 in the US, most of the songs were performed by Barry
Mike Marlin - Marlin's first single was a cover of the Bee Gees disco hit "Stayin' Alive" from the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever
At one point in 1978, the Gibb brothers were responsible for writing and/or performing nine of the songs in the Billboard Hot 100
Frankie Valli - In 1978, he sang the theme song for the film version of the stage play "Grease", a song written by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, which became a number one hit
Donna Summer - In 1979, Summer performed at the world-televised Music for UNICEF Concert, joining contemporaries such as ABBA, Olivia Newton-John, the Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, Rod Stewart, John Denver, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson for a TV special that raised funds and awareness for the world's children
Jo Stafford - The couple continued to release comedy albums for several years, and in 1979 released a cover of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" as a single, with an Edwards interpretation of Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman" as its "B" side
Richard Curtis - Curtis was the co-writer with Philip Pope of the Hee Bee Gee Bees' single "Meaningless Songs " released in 1980 to parody the style of a series of Bee Gees' disco hits
In 1981, Conway Twitty's version of "Rest Your Love On Me" topped the country charts
Staying Alive (1983 film) - The soundtrack was released in 1983 and is mainly performed by the Bee Gees
Robin Gibb - In 1985, he released his fifth solo album "Walls Have Eyes" with the singles "Like a Fool" and "Toys", both songs were not charted in the US or UK. These three albums were more successful in Europe than in the UK or US. In 1986, Gibb joined Thompson Twins, Zak Starkey, Cliff Richard, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr and Holly Johnson under the name "Anti-Heroin Project" to record a charity single called "Live-In World", In late 1986, the Bee Gees began to writing and recording songs for their album "E.S.P." to be released in 1987
Maurice Gibb - In the reunited Bee Gees from 1987 onward, Maurice was the group's resident expert on all technical phases of recording, and he coordinated musicians and engineers to create much of the group's sound
In 1997, they released the album "Still Waters", which sold over four million copies, and reached No.2 in the UK and No.11 in the US. The album's first single, "Alone", gave them another UK Top 5 hit and a top 30 hit in the US. "Still Waters" would be the band's most successful US release of their post-RSO era
Clive Anderson - In one famous incident in 1997, Anderson interviewed the Bee Gees, and throughout the interview he repeatedly joked about their life and career, ultimately prompting them to walk out
Also in 1998 the brothers recorded "Ellan Vannin" for Isle of Man charities
Alistair Griffin - These were included in the compilation albums "Fame Academy "Bee Gees Special" and "Fame Academy - The Finalists" released in 2003
Robin Gibb - In August 2003, Gibb announced the release of a new single of "My Lover's Prayer", a song first recorded by the Bee Gees in 1997 on the album "Still Waters", with lead vocals by Gibb and singers Wanya Morris and Lance Bass
Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack) - In 2006, the album was re-released on Reprise Records as part of the Bee Gees' regaining control of their master tapes
Micky Dolenz - On April 25, 2007, Dolenz was featured on "American Idol" on the "Idol Gives Back" episode when the show filmed celebrities singing and dancing to "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees
Robin Gibb - Later in December, Gibb issued another song, "Ellan Vannin ", featuring the King William's College Choir from the Isle of Man. On 8 September 2007, Gibb performed at a concert in Salt Lake City , Utah at EnergySolutions Arena for the Nu Skin Enterprises Covention, singing a set of Bee Gees hits
According to Robin Gibb's website, three more reissues were planned for the 2008 holiday season: "Best of Bee Gees", "Best of Bee Gees, Volume 2" and "Love Songs"
Robin Gibb - After Maurice's death, Gibb and Barry again disbanded the Bee Gees; however, in late 2009, the two brothers announced that they would reform and perform again as the Bee Gees whenever they could
Barry Gibb - In late 2009, Barry and Robin announced plans to record and perform together once more as the Bee Gees
On 20 November 2011 it was announced that Robin Gibb, at 61 years old, was diagnosed with liver cancer, a condition he became aware of several months earlier
Maurice Gibb - His brothers Barry and Robin ceased performing as a group for a time, but later decided to perform occasionally under the Bee Gees banner before twin brother Robin died rather suddenly of liver and kidney failure on 20 May 2012
Eef Barzelay - In 2014 Barzelay recorded a version of Bee Gees's "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" for a fund raising cd titled "More Super Hits Of The Seventies" for radio station WFMU
Emitt Rhodes - During these sessions, Emitt recorded a cover of the Bee Gees hit "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" for an upcoming tribute album called "'To Love the Bee Gees"', scheduled for release in Fall 2015 by 80 Proof Records and Tapes
In December, 2016, Capitol Records assumed distribution rights for the entire Bee Gees catalog