Starbucks is playing a new collection of hits, mostly pre-Saturday Night Fever. It actually sounds pretty good! Wouldn''t have expected them to hold up so well.
They just played "Words." gorgeous.
The best The Bee Gees collection is "Their Greatest Hits". It collects pretty much every single they''ve ever released. I am too young to have experienced their Saturday Night fever heyday first hand but I was amazed at how consistently impressive their output has been over some four decades.
Supposedly, Spielberg will be directing the Bee Gees bio on the big screen.
The music holds up well--but they wrote some weird lyrics.
This is one of my favorite Bee Gees songs, Nina Simone does a great cover.
Funny you should start this thread. I''ve had "The Nights on Broadway" running through my head all day, and i can''t figure out why because I can''t remember the last time I heard it.
I''m sure everyone knows this, but beyond their own output, the Bee Gees (at least Barry and Robin) wrote a ton of hits for other artists. The are among the very top tier of writers who have had the most charting singles. \
And when you write, you get PAID!
I still love the majority of their songs from the 60''s/70''s.
Love the Bee Gees, and was amazed the couple times I went to see them that they sounded as perfect live as they did on record.
Barry Gibb is a songwriting genius, their vocals are what can grate at times. Love their songs by other artists, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Samantha Sang, Yvonne Elliman, Teri DeSario, etc.
Barry Gibb originally wrote "To Love Somebody" for Otis Redding. Unfortunately, Otis Redding died before he had the chance to do the song.
Don''t forget that they wrote the sublime "Islands In the Stream."
He''s Barry effing Gibb!
Look at me, Robin!
Love "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" from 1970.
The Bee Gees had a great sound and another poster started Nights on Broadway going through my head.
Love the stuff he wrote for sexy bro Andy, "Time is Time" "After Dark" "Shadow Dancing" "Thicker than Water" "Melody", Andy''s stuff is better sung than the Bee Gee''s, he had a more manly voice and image.
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The songwriting today is so terrible, many of the bands of the past (who wrote their own music too) sound good.
I like their music, but I can''t stand their squeaky voices. I can''t understand most of their lyrics because of their airy sound.
I didn''t use to like them, but I got hooked around two years ago. Their music really gets me going.
Barry Gibb was drool worthy back in the day.%0D\
He looks horrible now. %0D\
Get their comeback cd Main Course, from 1975. Not a clunker on there.
Most of their original albums were recently remastered and re-released as well. In fact, I believe the first three of their albums were remastered in stereo AND mono, as back in the late 60''s, it was common to have albums released in both formats.
[quote]Barry Gibb was drool worthy back in the day. He looks horrible now.%0D\
Well, he''s 64 years old. Stuff sags and falls off, you know?%0D\
But you''re right. He was gorgeous. Spontaneous-orgasms kind of gorgeous. Loved the hair and the hairy chest.
There is an a capella version of Nights On Broadway that the three brothers sang live that is mind blowingly awesome.
I remember sitting in church when I was about 10 and the priest gave a huge sermon on the evils of Saturday Night Fever. Of course we all had to go get it immediately.\
"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" is my favorite too. Check out the outfits. And the hair! I can''t help think of the SNL skit with Justine Timberlake though.
In college I studied jazz vocals. In the vocal ensemble, our teacher decided to arrange a medley of Bee Gees songs. We all cringed, thinking it would be painfully corny.\
It turned out AWESOME.\
We all walked away with newfound respect for their musicianship.
I love After Dark by Andy.\
One of my favorite songs by the Bee Gees is "Spirits Having Flown" - the whole CD is great.
I always loved "An Everlasting Love" by Andy Gibb. Did the Bee Gees write that song too?
I love "Face to Face", a duet Barry did with Olivia Newton-John on his solo CD.
Other late era songs I love are You Win Again and One.
Love Babs and Barry doing "Guilty", and Andy''s "I Just Want To Be Your Everything".
"Love You Inside and Out" is great.
I know Robin's son, Spencer. Super cool guy, lives in Austin TX. Wonderful artist, musician and photographer.
I have met most all of the Bee Gees kids - a great looking bunch. Not an ugly one in the lot. Maurice's son Adam is especially handsome.
Anyway, Robin, Spencer's dad is batshit crazy and will bang anything with a pulse, but he's nice. He gave everyone a scare a couple months ago when he landed in hospital with the same problem that killed Maurice (stomach and intestinal stuff), but he's fine now.
Barry is a total family man, and his wife Linda, bless her heart, wears so much godawful make up, tans like mad, and loves tacky, expensive shit. But they are adorable together.
Married 40 years, I think? Wow.
Yvonne, who was married to Maurice, is a super smart, elegant, amazingly kind and classy lady. Her kids are truly blessed. Dwina, Robin's wife is a loon. Spencer's Mom Molly is reserved and guarded.
I'd LOVE to see Linda on "The Real Housewives of Miami", she'd be perfect!
PS: Andy's daughter Peta is gorgeous.
Andy was one of my first celeb crushes. Loved that hairy chest, today''s hearthrobs wax.%0D\
Maurice was married to Lulu for a while - she charted with ''To Sir With Love'' from the Sidney Poitier Film. %0D\
I met the BG''s at a biiiig Jewish wedding about 20 years ago. The bride was put out because they got more attention (obviously) than she did.
Andy was one of my big crushes too. He seemed worldly, sophisticated and mature to me, unlike some of the other popular guys back then. He was also very attractive and evidently a really nice guy. He died far too young.
Could someone remind me... What did Andy Gibb''s penis look like?
Victoria Principal, 60. Or maybe 64. Actually, I might be 65.
OP, I detest you on so many levels.
I agree r30, their voices blend so beautifully on that song. I would have liked Barry to''ve done a "Guilty" type album with ONJ back in the day.
Al Green did an incredible version of ""How Can You Mend A Broken Heart." If only Otis Redding had lived long enough to do "To Love Somebody." It would have been awesome.%0D\
Their music, by and large, does stand the test of time. They weren''t fluff; they were actually talented singers and songwriters. %0D\
Too bad Maurice Gibb had to die prematurely. His death was the end of the Bee Gees.
[quote]He seemed worldly, sophisticated and mature to me, unlike some of the other popular guys back then. He was also very attractive and evidently a really nice guy. He died far too young.\
A nice guy, but very immature and was in arrested development all of his life.
Robin Gibb was very ugly-cute back in the day.
The Bee Gees'' first three or four records are really good Beatles-esque pop. Totally different from what they would become.%0D\
(Although I love the disco era stuff, too.)
I remember when my uncle said that the best music was from the 60''s and 70''s and the best were the Beatles, Stones and Bee Gees. \
Bee Gees, I snickered. I then heard more of their stuff pre-disco and was hooked. Quintessential pop songs. Barry Gibb wrote beautiful songs. \
And I always had a soft spot for Islands in the Stream and couldn''t figure out why. It all made sense when I discovered Barry wrote it.
Great dish R36!
More than a woman....%0D\
More than a woman to me!
My current fave is "Love You Too Much" from "Staying Alive" and the power ballad "The Way It Was" from "Children of the World" album.
MR NATURAL is a really under-rated album, with some pretty credible hard rock (Heavy Breathing, Down the Road).
I love their stuff. Both their late 60s stuff and their 70s disco, as well the Andy Gibb songs.\
They are often dismissed in the same way ABBA are dismissed, but their music was great. That opening bass line to Jive Talkin'' is amazing.
I love "The Way It Was", I used to play that non-stop.%0D\
Mr. Natural has this ballad I like by them called Charade. I guess it would be considered too cheesy or sappy for most people, but I actually think it''s one of their best songs.
Their post-disco stuff is pretty damn good, too. I love "You Win Again."
Their camel toe got to be really annoying after awhile. I''m just saying.
Met Robin decades ago on a sidewalk in Philadelphia, after an Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe show, of all things, and was MORTALLY embarrassed when my idiot sister asked him, ''where his cute brother Barry was''..
I wonder if Barry ever cheated on his wife. Not too many couples can manage to stay together as long as they have.
The Gibb Brothers were the best songwriters since the Beatles.
R21, I don''t think Barry Gibb looks horrible now at all.%0D\
He still looks pretty good. %0D\
And he looks pretty good for his age. He still maintains a bit of his old sexiness.%0D\
About 15 years ago or maybe 10 or 12 years ago, it came out that he has debilitating arthritis which makes it hard for him to perform on stage.%0D\
I have debilitating arthritis too, so I know what it means. It''s hard to stand for more than a minute.
I saw the Bee Gees perform in concert in the late 1970''s and talk about sex on a stick with Barry Gibb...%0D\
Barry performed with his shirt completely unbuttoned and he was quite the lust object with his beautiful chest, and it glistened with sweat...%0D\
he was gorgeous and drove the audience wild with lust and excitement with his sex appeal and the great music.%0D\
One of the best concerts ever. One great song after another.
Great thread! %0D\
Look for "Odessa," an album released with a red velvet cover in 1969 (?). I know, I know...only a teen queen in training would love the fact an album had a cover like that. Wonderful album. "First of May" is exquisite, and the title cut so strange and beautiful--psychedalic pop that is weird and lovely. For my money, "Nights on Broadway" is one of the great, great single of the 70''s. And yes, when everyone else I knew was "too cool" for "Saturday Night Fever" I was its champion. That music will last.
"Love "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" from 1970."\
ITA 100% r15 ! That is one of the most beautiful songs I''ve ever heard and I still get a bit misty eyed whenever I hear it.
Fanny Be Tender was one of the most underrated songs of the 70''s
I agree R67, but I sure did love it back in ''75.
I tried to like them but just can''t. Their music is too whitebread and their weirdly wobbly vocals remind mee of skittish cats.
[[R59]] when it''s a guy it''s known as "moose knuckle".
It was weird - Andy Gibb died at age 30 from a heart defect or cocaine, and then Maurine died early from an intestinal blockage in his intestines/abdomen.%0D\
And then Robin Gibb had the same sort of intestinal blockage last year.
I think their mother Barbara just turned 90.
Funny that this thread was resurrected all these months later. I still have ''words'' on my iPod.
Because it''s a very popular thread, OP. Gays LOVE the Bee Gees!
[quote]I used to LOVE "You stepped into my life" from the Children of the World album, didn''t care for the Melba Moore version.\
Thanks for reminding me because I love Melba Moore''s version. The original is ok too.
[quote]I always found Robin to be more attractive than Barry.\
I used to like Robin, he was my favorite even though he''s not good looking in the traditional sort of way.
I think Robin had (or has) an open marriage where they bring other people into the marriage.%0D\
While Barry, as noted, has been married for around 40 years to the same woman.
I''ve read that Barry Gibb is the only songwriter to have written or co-written four consecutive number one hits. "Stayin'' Alive," got knocked off the number 1 spot by Andy Gibb''s "Love Is Thicker Than Water," which got knocked off by "Night Fever," which in turn was replaced by Yvonne Elliman''s version of "If I Can''t Have You". Pretty amazing.
New blind item on Babs\
Her New Face Isn%E2%80%99t Funny\
[BlindGossip] This very talented, multi-award-winning performer has long been the subject of comments about her unconventional looks. And it%E2%80%99s more than a coincidence that, in most of her films, her leading man must proclaim their admiration of her beauty. She insists on it. And this is a girl who always gets her way.\
As the years have passed, it%E2%80%99s been harder to compel people to provide her with constant reassurance of her physical beauty. So she recently went in for a full facelift. You%E2%80%99ll see it soon enough as she has a new project coming out, and will likely be making the usual rounds of talk shows. Try not to let your jaw (or your nose, or your cheeks, or your %E2%80%9CA%E2%80%9D) drop when you see her face. It%E2%80%99s so smooth that it%E2%80%99s not even funny.
The Brothers Gibb even worked magic on our favorite "Witch" Dionne Warwick.%0D\
"Heartbreaker" is a great pop song and Dionne never sounded better.
If you''re a Gibb fan and haven''t listened to Kenny ROgers''s Eyes that See in the Dark, do yourself a favor and find it. Some beautiful ballads on there, along with a couple of great country tunes with the Gatlin brothers backing up.
Fastforward to 0:42. I''m not even remotely kidding that I think of this every time I hear this song.
That story about Robin having an open marriage with his wife came out of a Howard Stern interview, and I think they were just putting Howard on, knowing that he would like the lesbian aspects of the story.
True fans know it''s "Bees Gees", not "The Bee Gees"
It''s Eagles not The Eagles too.
Is it The Beatles?
Early Bee Gees. Check out the teeth, and the male go-go dancer in the background.
[quote]That story about Robin having an open marriage with his wife came out of a Howard Stern interview, and I think they were just putting Howard on, knowing that he would like the lesbian aspects of the story.\
It''s true. \
Robin Gibb''s housekeeper gave birth to his kid a few years ago.
I always forget how young they were when they started. The twins were quite unattractive as kids, in that video at R99.\
Here''s the video for I''ve Gotta Get a Message to You. Robin and Maurice were only 19.
I remember being quite disappointed by the Living Eyes album when it came out, as it was a big departure from the mid 70s style, but now when I listen to it there are so many great songs (Paradise, Living Eyes, Wildflower, I Still Love You).
[quote]"Love You Inside and Out" is great.\
I''ll gladly accept my honorary "Mary!" for this comment, but I''m still incredulous that Latoya London was eliminated from American Idol after her great performance of this song. The voting public has no taste or sense.
I watch it. And I agree about Adrienne G not being entirely convincing but I chalk it up to, if they found a credible guy as a movie star, they would need a real movie star
Robin Gibb''s solo song "Boys Do Fall in Love" is a sweet little song.
I miss seeing Andy Gibb's camel toe.
Totally agree, R109. And as I recall, Simon totally dismissed the song as a poor choice.
"More Than a Woman" is gorgeous, and so is "How Deep is Your Love."
Love them, even like their quirky lyrics.
R95, true fans do not refer to them as "Bees Gees". You are retarded.
It's a "Tragedy" that Maurice and Robin are gone. I loved the Bee Gees so.
[quote] I loved the Bee Gees so.
R117 Well, I ought to be, silly. I'm a Lipstick Lez. What else would you expect?
Enjoyable ballad from the 1969 movie Cucumber Castle.