Bee Gees

  • Real Name: Barry Gibb
  • Birth Date: 1st September 1946
  • Birth Place: Isle Of Man
  • Robin Gibb
  • 22nd December 1949
  • Isle Of Man
  • Maurice Gibb
  • 22nd December 1949
  • Isle Of Man
  • The Bee Gees of the 1960s had not yet developed their distinctive falsetto singing style for which they became renowned during the late 1970s, but were already making a name for themselves through their unusual and varied songs. The group had drawn their name from the acronym for 'Brothers Gibb' and had returned to the shores of Britain following the emigration of their British born parents to Australia during their childhood years.

    Their first chart success came from their second release and immediately cast them as inventive vocalists who wrote original and interesting lyrics. They were also prolific in their songwriting and their material was eagerly sought by other artists. This reputation was further underwritten and enhanced by the string of hits that led from this modest beginning. However, at this time, the Bee Gees never quite managed to gain the idolisation or popular following to match that of other top UK performers.

    This group of real brothers were not without their differences and their transition into the 1970s was a traumatic affair. Disputes led to the group having no chart presence in the UK during 1971, and although they returned during 1972 their 'Superstar' status was not confirmed until 1975 by which time they had developed their distinctive sound and had redefined themselves with the aid of a new set of backing musicians.

    1950s & 1960s 45rpm UK Discography

    • Listings include UK 45 singles releases only
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red

    Polydor 56727 1967 Spicks And Specks/ I Am The World  
    Polydor 56161 1967 New York Mining Disaster/ I Can't See Nobody #12
    Polydor 56178 1967 To Love Somebody/ Close Another Door #41
    Polydor 56192 1967 Massachusetts/ Barker Of The U.F.O #1
    Polydor 56220 1967 World/ Sir Geoffrey Saved The World #9
    Polydor 56229 1968 Words/ Sinking Ships #8
    Polydor 56242 1968 Jumbo/ The Singer Sang Hs Song #25
    Polydor 56273 1968 I've Gotta Get A Message to You/ Kitty Can #1
    Polydor 56304 1969 First Of May/ Lamplight #6
    Polydor 56331 1969 Tomorrow Tomorrow/ Sun In The Morning #23
    Polydor 56343 1969 Don't Forget To Remember/ The Lord #2

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