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Fri Jun 02 2023
  • The Bee Gees started as a pop band before their disco period.

  • They were born on the Isle of Man and moved to Australia in 1958 where they caught the attention of a race car driver and radio DJ who gave them their name.

  • Bill Gates initially managed the band but eventually their father took over. They dropped out of school early and had local hits in Australia before their big hit "Spicks and Speck" in 1966.

  • Music mogul Robert Stigwood signed the Bee Gees and bought 51% of their publishing for £1,000.

  • Their first international album, BG's First, was a top 10 hit in both the US and UK, featuring singles like "To Love Somebody" and "Massachusetts".

  • In November of '67, their next single "World" was also a top ten hit.

  • The Bee Gees had several top 10 hits in the late 1960s, including "Horizontal" and "Words".

  • Robin Gibbs' song "I Started a Joke" became a hit in late December of '68.

  • The Bee Gees released the double album Odessa in March 1969, which was successful in the UK but not as much in the US. Robin Gibb left the band that same month.

  • Barry and Morris continued as the Bee Gees while Robin released his first solo single and album.

  • The brothers reunited for an album called Two Years On in 1970, with a hit single called Lonely Days. Their next album Trafalgar had a number one single called How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.

  • The transcript includes three songs from the Bee Gees album "To Whom It May Concern", which the speaker considers their favorite album despite it not being a commercial success.

  • The Bee Gees struggled to find success with their music after selling 25 million albums between 1967 and 1972.

  • Their career turned around with the release of their disco album "Main Course" in 1975, which included hits like "Jive Talkin'" and "Nights on Broadway".

  • The Bee Gees went on to have monumental success with the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack, which sold 25 million copies in just three years and included multiple number one singles.

  • The Bee Gees had success with their album "Spirits Having Flown" in 1979 and went on to work on side projects, including writing songs for other artists.

  • Morris Gibb died in 2003 and Robin Gibb died in 2012, leaving Barry Gibb as the last surviving member of the Bee Gees who launched a mythology tour in 2013 to celebrate their music.

  • Barry Gibb's favorite Bee Gees song is "To Love Somebody" and he wrote "My Love for Her" with his wife Linda in mind.

  • The transcript features three songs: "While I Play", "Life in a Tin Can", and "Saw a New Morning".

  • The lyrics of "Saw a New Morning" describe the desire to escape from confinement and the pursuit by 16 people.

  • The speaker promises to return before ending the transcript.