Bee Gees

English-Australian pop group; sibling trio

The Bee Gees were a successful pop group. For most of its history, the band consisted of three brothers, all born on the Isle of Man to English parents: Barry Gibb (born 1 September 1946), and twins Maurice Gibb (22 December 1949 – 12 January 2003) and Robin Gibb (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012). In the late 1960s, the band briefly expanded to include Australian born Vince Melouney and Colin Petersen. When the band reformed in 1970 after splitting in 1969, Australian born Geoff Bridgford briefly became a member. The Bee Gees existed for almost 40 years They are most famous for their album, Saturday Night Fever, the soundtrack for the movie of the same name. They stopped performing after Maurice died. The two other brothers reunited as a duo in 2009. In 2012 Robin died. They had a younger brother, Andy Gibb (1958–1988), who was also a singer.

Bee Gees
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The Bee Gees performing on Dutch television in 1968. From left to right: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb
Background information
Originformed in Australia.
GenresPop, rock, blue-eyed soul, disco
Years active1958–2003, 2009–2012
LabelsFestival Records, Polydor, Atco, RSO, Warner Bros.
Associated actsAndy Gibb
Websitewww.beegees.com
Past membersColin Petersen
Vince Melouney
Geoff Bridgford
Barry Gibb
Maurice Gibb
Robin Gibb

Group historyEdit

The Gibb brothers were born on the Isle of Man then in 1955, they moved to Manchester before moving to Australia. It was in Australia that the Bee Gees' band was formed. In January 1967, the Gibb brothers returned to England, where their band the Bee Gees started to become internationally famous. In 1967, Colin Petersen and Vince Melouney joined the band but by the end the decade both had left and the brothers themselves had briefly gone their separate ways, only to reform in 1970. Between 1970 and 1972, Geoff Bridgford was a member of the Bee Gees. In 1975, the brothers relocated to the United States.


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