Bee Gees (Barry, Maurice & Robin Gibb)

Bee Gees (Barry, Maurice & Robin Gibb)

One of the longest-lived pop groups in history, The Bee Gees, are perhaps best known for their string of massive hits during the 1970s disco era. The Brothers Gibb – Barry (born 1 September 1946) and non-identical twins Maurice and Robin (born 22 December 1949) – were born in Manchester, England.

In the mid-’50s, the Gibb family immigrated to Australia where the brothers found their first musical success. Best known for their string of massive hits in the disco era from their Main Course, Saturday Night Fever, and Spirits Having Flown albums. They also charted a number of times between 1967 and 1971 with more pop-oriented singles. In the post-disco era, they continued to chart outside of the United States as well as wrote and produced material for other recording artists.

The brothers penned several songs for the The Bunbury Tails charity album (recorded August 1986, released 1992). Eric Clapton performs “Fight” on that album, with backup vocals by The Bee Gees. They also shared the stage at the 1986 Princes’ Trust Concert.

Maurice Gibb died on 13 January 2003. His twin, Robin, died on 20 May 2012 after a long battle with cancer.

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