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This is the incredible illustrated story of the Bee Gees, the band that Barry, Maurice and Robin, the brothers Gibb, formed in 1958. The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and later as prominent performers of the disco music era in the mid-to-late1970s with the soundtrack album Saturday Night Fever. The group sang recognizable three-part tight harmonies; Robin’s clear vibrato lead vocals was the hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry’s R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the mid-to-late 1970s and 1980s. The Bee Gees have sold over 120 million records worldwide making them one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. The boys also wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. The Bee Gees’ Hall of Fame citation says, “Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have out sold the Bee Gees.” Following Maurice’s death in January 2003 at the age of 53, Barry and Robin retired the group’s name after 45 years of activity.
About the Author
Michael A. O’Neill is a writer, translator, actor and musician who trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and appeared on the West End Stage and in a number of films. Michael has written scripts for television documentaries which he also produced and narrated including Hitlers War; these have been shown worldwide on a variety of TV broadcasters such as Discovery Channel and the History Channel. Michael has also written biographies of Queen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Beatles.