BEE GEES


"New York Mining Disaster 1941" live


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Formed in England as a skiffle/harmony trio by the three teenage brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The family emigrated to Australia in 1958. After having signed with Australian label Festival Records they took the name Bee Gees, from elder brother Barryīs initials. Their single "Spicks and Specks" became a big hit in Austrlia and soon after they were signed to Polydor Records. Their first European single "New York Mining Disaster 1941" reached the top twenty in 1967, and most of their follwing singles were highly successful.
For their following albums the group was supplemented with drummer Colin Petersen and bassist Vince Melouney. After three very succesfull years the band began to fall apart, and all three brothers tried to pursue solo carreers. None of them were able to obtain continous success and by the end of 1970 the brothers were back together again with the album "Two Years On" and a new hit single "Lonely Days".
Without reaching the same levels of popularity they continued to release fine pop-singles until they redically changed their Beatles-influenced style to their well-known soul/disco-style.
Their new 1975 album "Main Course" and the soundtrack to the John Travolta film "Saturday Night Fever" were highly successful.
Their popularity continued throughout the 1970īs, and they have continued performing and releasing occasionally new records untill Maurice Gibbīs unexpected death in 2003.

Band Members:

Barry Gibb: Born 1946. Composer, vocals, guitar. The band name Bee Gees originated from Barryīs initials B and G.

Robin Gibb: Born 1949. Composer, vocals, guitar. Robin had left the group shortly in 1969-70, and he is not featured on the "Cucumber Castle" album

Maurice Gibb: Born 1949. Composer, vocals, guitar and keyboards

Colin Petersen: Drums. 1967-1969.

Vince Melouney: Guitar. 1967-69

Alan Kendall: Guitars. Were part of their great backing band during their first disco years.

Dennis Bryon: Drums. Were part of their great backing band during their first disco years.

Blue Weaver: Keyboards. Were part of their great backing band during their first disco years.



Discography:


1. Bee Geest 1st - Polydor 1967

Tracks:
1. Turn Of The Century / 2. Holiday / 3. Red Chair, Fade Away / 4. One Minute Woman / 5. In My Own Time / 6. Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You / 7. Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy Of Arts / 8. New York Mining Disaster 1941 / 9. Cucumber Castle / 10. To Love Somebody / 11. I Close My Eyes / 12. I Can't See Nobody / 13. Please Read me / 14. Close Another Door
Rating : 8

2. Horizontal - Polydor 1968

Tracks:
1. World / 2. And the Sun Will Shine / 3. Lemons Never Forget / 4. Really and Sincerely / 5. Birdie Told Me / 6. With the Sun in My Eyes / 7. Massachusetts / 8. Harry Braff / 9. Daytime Girl / 10. Earnest of Being George / 11. Change Is Made / 12. Horizontal
Rating : 7

3. Idea - Polydor 1968

Tracks:
1. Let There Be Love / 2. Kitty Can / 3. In the Summer of His Years / 4. Indian Gin and Whiskey Dry / 5. Down to Earth / 6. Such a Shame / 7. I've Gotta Get a Message to You / 8. Idea / 9. When the Swallows Fly / 10. I Have Decided to Join the Airforce / 11. I Started a Joke / 12. Kilburn Towers / 13. Swan Song
Rating : 6

4. Odessa - Polydor 1969

Tracks:
1. Odessa (City on the Black Sea) / 2. You'll Never See My Face Again / 3. Black Diamond / 4. Marley Purt Drive / 5. Edison / 6. Melody Fair / 7. Suddenly / 8. Whisper Whisper / 9. Lamplight / 10. Sound of Love / 11. Give Your Best / 12. Seven Seas Symphony / 13. With All Nations (International Anthem) / 14. I Laugh in Your Face / 15. Never Say Never Again / 16. First of May / 17. British Opera
Rating : 7

5. Cucumber Castle - Polydor 1970

Tracks:
1. If I Only Had My Mind on Something Else / 2. I.O.I.O. / 3. Then You Left Me / 4. Lord / 5. I Was the Child / 6. I Lay Down and Die / 7. Sweetheart / 8. Bury Me Down by the River / 9. My Thing / 10. Chance of Love / 11. Turning Tide / 12. Don't Forget to Remember
Rating : 5

6. Two Years On - Polydor 1971

Tracks:
1. 2 Years On / 2. Portrait of Louise / 3. Man for All Seasons / 4. Sincere Relation / 5. Back Home / 6. 1st Mistake I Made / 7. Lonely Days / 8. Alone Again / 9. Tell Me Why / 10. Lay It on Me / 11. Every Second, Every Minute / 12. I'm Weeping
Rating : 6


7. Trafalgar - Polydor 1971

Tracks:
1. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? / 2. Israel / 3. Greatest Man in the World / 4. It's Just the Way / 5. Remembering / 6. Somebody Stop the Music / 7. Trafalgar / 8. Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself / 9. When Do I / 10. Dearest / 11. Lion in Winter / 12. Walking Back to Waterloo
Rating : 5

8. Life In a Tin Can - RSO 1972

Tracks:
1. Saw a New Morning / 2. I Don't Wanna Be the One / 3. South Dakota Morning / 4. Living in Chicago / 5. While I Play / 6. My Life Has Been a Song / 7. Come Home Johnny Bridie / 8. Method to My Madness
Rating : 6

9. To Whom It May Concern - RSO 1974

Tracks:
1. Run to Me / 2. We Lost the Road / 3. Never Been Alone / 4. Paper Mache, Cabbages & Kings / 5. I Can Bring Love / 6. I Held a Party / 7. Please Don't Turn Out the Lights / 8. Sea of Smiling Faces / 9. Bad, Bad Dreams / 10. You Know It's for You / 11. Alive / 12. Road to Alaska / 13. Sweet Song of Summer
Rating : 5

10. Mr Natural - RSO 1974

Tracks:
1. Charade / 2. Throw a Penny / 3. Down the Road / 4. Voices / 5. Give a Hand, Take a Hand / 6. Dogs / 7. Mr. Natural / 8. Lost in Your Love / 9. I Can't Let You Go / 10. Heavy Breathing / 11. Had a Lot of Love Last Night
Rating : 4

11. Rare, Precious and Beautiful - Polydor 1968 ( 64-66 )

Tracks:
1. Where Are You / 2. Spicks and Specks / 3. Playdown / 4. Big Chance / 5. Glass House / 6. How Many Birds / 7. Second Hand People / 8. LI Donīt Know Why I Bother With Myself / 9. Mondayīs Rain / 10. Tint of Blue / 11. Jingle Jangle / 12. Born a Man
Rating :

12. Rare, Precious and Beautiful Vol 2 - Polydor 1968 ( 64-66 )

Tracks:
1. I Was a Lover, A Leader of Men / 2. Follow The Wind / 3. Claustrophobia / 4. Theme From Jamie McPheaters / 5. Every Day I Have To Cry / 6. Take Hold of That Star / 7. Could it Be / 8. To Be Or Not to Be / 9. Three Kisses of Love / 10. Cherry Red / 11. All Of My Life / 12. Donīt Say Goodbye
Rating :

13. Rare, Precious and Beautiful Vol 3 - Polydor 1968 ( 64-66 )

Tracks:
1. Wine and Women / 2. I Donīt Think Itīs Funny / 3. Turn Around Look At Me / 4. I Am The World / 5. The Battle of the Blue and Grey / 6. How Love Was True / 7. And the Children Laughing / 8. You Wouldnīt Know / 9. I Want Home / 10. I was a Lover / 11. A Leader of Men / 12. Peace of Mind
Rating : 6

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - December 25 - 2005

50 First Album - 1967
67 Odessa - 1969
143 Horizontal - 1968
204 Free Bee Gees - 2003
205 Idea - 1968
229 Barry and the Bee Gees - 1965
248 Main Course - 1975
282 Spirits Have Flown - 1979
321 Trafalgar - 1971
348 Here at Last - 1976
384 Children of the World - 1976
385 To Whom it May Concern - 1972
476 Mr Natural - 1974
485 Lying Eyes - 1981
505 Two Years On - 1971
649 ESP - 1987
727 One - 1989
771 Life in a Tin Can - 1973
804 Size isnīt Everything - 1993
812 This is Where We Came in - 2001
835 Still Waters - 1997
928 High Civilization - 1991
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. New York Mining Disaster 1941 ( B & R Gibb ) Bee Gees 1st
2. World ( B, M & R Gibb ) Horizontal
3. Barker Of The U.F.O. ( B Gibb ) Single 1967
4. Sinking Ships ( B, M & R Gibb ) Single 1967
5. Birdie Told Me ( B, M & R Gibb ) Horizontal
6. Red Chair Fade Away ( B & R Gibb ) Bee Gees 1st
7. Holiday ( B & R Gibb ) Bee Gees 1st
8. To Love Somebody ( B & R Gibb ) Bee Gees 1st
9. I Canīt See Nobody ( B & R Gibb ) Bee Gees 1st
10. Kilburn Towers ( B, M & R Gibb ) Idea
11. I Laugh in Your Face ( B, M & R Gibb ) Odessa
12. Jumbo ( B, M & R Gibb ) Single 1968
13. The Singer Sang The Song ( B, M & R Gibb ) Single 1968
14. I Donīt Think Itīs Funny ( B Gibb ) Rare, Precious and Beautiful Vol 3
15. Railroad ( M Gibb/Lawrie ) Single 1970
17. Massachusetts ( B, M & R Gibb ) Horizontal
18. Earnest of Being George ( B, M & R Gibb ) Horizontal
19. Indian Gin and Whisky Dry ( B, M & R Gibb ) Idea
20. Marley Purt Drive ( B, M & R Gibb ) Odessa
21. Suddenly ( B, M & R Gibb ) Odessa
22. Donīt Forget To Remember ( B & M Gibb ) Cucumber Castle
23. Lonely Days ( B, M & R Gibb ) Two Years On
24. Sir Geoffrey Saved The World ( B, M & R Gibb ) Single 1967
25. Words ( B & R Gibb ) Single 1968
26. I Gotta Get a Message To You ( B, M & R Gibb ) Single 1968
27. Wouldnīt I Be Someone ( B, M & R Gibb ) Single 1973
28. Daytime Girl ( B, M & R Gibb ) Horizontal
29. Swan Song ( B, M & R Gibb ) Idea
30. Youīll Never See My Face Again ( B, M & R Gibb ) Odessa
31. First Of May ( B, M & R Gibb ) Odessa
32. IOIO ( B & M Gibb ) Cucumber Castle
33. The Lord ( B & M Gibb ) Cucumber Castle
34. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart ( B, M & R Gibb ) Trafalgar
35. Run To Me ( B, M & R Gibb ) To Whom It May Concern
36. Paper Mache, Cabbages and Kings ( B, M & R Gibb ) To Whom It May Concern
37. Tomorrow, Tomorrow ( B & M Gibb ) Single 1969
38. Spicks and Specks ( B Gibb ) Bee Gees 1st
39. My World ( B & R Gibb ) Single 1970
40. Portrait of Louise ( B. Gibb ) Two Years On
41. While I Play ( B. Gibb ) Life in a Tin Can
42. Come Home Johnny Bridie ( B. Gibb ) Life in a Tin Can
43. Method to my Madness ( B, M & R Gibb ) Life in a Tin Can

LINKS:

The Official Bee Gees

Joanīs Bee Gees Page


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