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Bee Gees

UMP respresent the work of Robin and Maurice Gibb.

No popular music act of the '60s, '70s, '80s, or '90s attracted a more varied audience than the Bee Gees.  With a style of their own that carried them from psychedelia to progressive pop to soul, what remained a constant throughout their history is their extraordinary singing, rooted in three voices that were appealing individually and melded together perfectly.

Barry Gibb and his fraternal twin brothers Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb, had initial success with two UK No. 1 singles ‘Holiday’ and ‘To Love Somebody’, followed by their first US No. 1 ‘Lonely Days’. After 1974's ‘Mr. Natural’ with its heavily Americanised R&B sound, the following year they plunged headfirst into dance rhythms, high harmonies and a funk beat with ‘Main Course’. ‘Jive Talkin' the first single off the album, became their second US No. 1, and was followed up with ‘Nights on Broadway’ and then the album ‘Children of the World’, which yielded the hits ‘You Should Be Dancing’ and ‘Love So Right’.

In 1977 their featured numbers on the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever, ‘Stayin' Alive’, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ and ‘Night Fever’ each topped the charts, even as the soundtrack album stayed in the top spot for 24 weeks. In the process, the disco era in America was born with the Bee Gees at the forefront of the music. ‘Spirits Having Flown’ was their crowning commercial triumph, topping 30 million in sales and yielding three more No. 1 singles.

Their 1987 album ‘E.S.P.’ yielded a number another hit in ‘You Win Again’, followed by their 1989 album ‘One’. In the '90s, Polygram Records released the four-CD anthology ‘Tales from the Brothers Gibb’ which sold well around the world.

In addition, the Bee Gees wrote numerous hit songs for other artists including Barbra Streisand’s UK & US No. 1 single ‘Woman in Love’; the majority of the songs on Dionne Warwick’s UK No. 3 album ‘Heartbreaker’; Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers’ US No. 1 ‘Islands in the Stream’, as well as Rogers' 1983 album ‘Eyes That See in the Dark’; and Diana Ross’ 1985 album ‘Eaten Alive’ which spawned the UK No. 1 hit ‘Chain Reaction’.

The trio were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and remained active until the death of Maurice in January 2003.

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