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The Bee Gees News

Report claims Bee Gees' Robin Gibb was investigated by FBI for claiming to have hired hitman

Report alleges that late singer made death threats towards his ex-wife

  • Sep 22, 2012

Hundreds turn out to pay tribute to Bee Gees' Robin Gibb

Singer's funeral took place in Oxfordshire this afternoon (June 8)

  • Jun 8, 2012

The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb to say 'final goodbye' to fans

His coffin will travel in a glass-sided carriage through the streets of Thame in Oxfordshire

  • Jun 7, 2012

Robin Gibb to receive public memorial service at London's St Paul's Cathedral

The September service will follow The Bee Gees member's private funeral in June

  • May 28, 2012

Liam Gallagher, Duran Duran, Bruno Mars pay tribute to Bee Gees' Robin Gibb

Singer passed away last night (May 20) at the age of 62

  • May 21, 2012

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The Bee Gees Music Videos

Lonely Days [Promo Clip 1970] Play Video

Lonely Days [Promo Clip 1970]

Watch the official Lonely Days [Promo Clip 1970] video by Bee Gees in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

New York Mining Disaster 1941 [Promo Clip 1967] Play Video

New York Mining Disaster 1941 [Promo Clip 1967]

Watch the official New York Mining Disaster 1941 [Promo Clip 1967] video by Bee Gees in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Too Much Heaven (Video) Play Video

Too Much Heaven (Video)

Watch the official Too Much Heaven (Video) video by Bee Gees in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Stayin' Alive [Version 1] (Video) Play Video

Stayin' Alive [Version 1] (Video)

Watch the official Stayin' Alive [Version 1] (Video) video by Bee Gees in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Night Fever (Video) Play Video

Night Fever (Video)

Watch the official Night Fever (Video) video by Bee Gees in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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The Bee Gees Reviews

London Wembley Stadium

London Wembley Stadium

Barry Gibb, figurehead on the prow of 30 years of pop survival...

  • Aug 18, 1998

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The Bee Gees Biography

The Bee Gees were a pop music group that was founded in 1958. The group's line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording music, but they had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a rock act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as prominent performers of the disco music era in the late 1970s. The group sang recognisable three-part tight harmonies; Robin's clear vibrato lead vocals were a hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry's R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the late 1970s and 1980s. They wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists.

Born on the Isle of Man to English parents, the Gibb brothers lived in Chorlton, Manchester, England, until the late 1950s. The family then moved to Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia, where the brothers began their music careers. After achieving their first chart success in Australia with "Spicks and Specks" (their 12th single), they returned to the United Kingdom in January 1967 where producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a worldwide audience.

The Bee Gees' career record sales total more than 220 million ranking them among the best-selling music artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997; the presenter of the award to "Britain's first family of harmony" was Brian Wilson, historical leader of the Beach Boys, a "family act" also featuring three harmonising brothers. The Bee Gees' Hall of Fame citation says "Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees."

Following Maurice's death in January 2003, Barry and Robin retired the group's name after 45 years of activity. In 2009 Robin announced that he and Barry had agreed that the Bee Gees would re-form and perform again. Robin died in May 2012 after a prolonged struggle with cancer.

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