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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.

by Anonymousreply 12004/23/2013

They just played "Words." gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 111/01/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 211/01/2010

Supposedly, Spielberg will be directing the Bee Gees bio on the big screen.

by Anonymousreply 311/01/2010

The music holds up well--but they wrote some weird lyrics.

by Anonymousreply 411/01/2010

This is one of my favorite Bee Gees songs, Nina Simone does a great cover.

by Anonymousreply 511/01/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 611/01/2010

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!

by Anonymousreply 711/01/2010

I still love the majority of their songs from the 60's/70's.

by Anonymousreply 811/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 911/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1011/02/2010

Barry Gibb originally wrote "To Love Somebody" for Otis Redding. Unfortunately, Otis Redding died before he had the chance to do the song.

by Anonymousreply 1111/02/2010

Don't forget that they wrote the sublime "Islands In the Stream."

by Anonymousreply 1211/02/2010

True, r12.

by Anonymousreply 1311/02/2010

He's Barry effing Gibb!

by Anonymousreply 1411/02/2010

Love "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" from 1970.

by Anonymousreply 1511/02/2010

The Bee Gees had a great sound and another poster started Nights on Broadway going through my head.

by Anonymousreply 1611/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1711/02/2010

The songwriting today is so terrible, many of the bands of the past (who wrote their own music too) sound good.

by Anonymousreply 1811/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1911/02/2010

I didn't use to like them, but I got hooked around two years ago. Their music really gets me going.

by Anonymousreply 2011/02/2010

Barry Gibb was drool worthy back in the day.%0D %0D He looks horrible now. %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 2111/02/2010

Get their comeback cd Main Course, from 1975. Not a clunker on there.

by Anonymousreply 2211/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2311/02/2010

[quote]Barry Gibb was drool worthy back in the day. He looks horrible now.%0D %0D Well, he's 64 years old. Stuff sags and falls off, you know?%0D %0D But you're right. He was gorgeous. Spontaneous-orgasms kind of gorgeous. Loved the hair and the hairy chest.

by Anonymousreply 2411/02/2010

There is an a capella version of Nights On Broadway that the three brothers sang live that is mind blowingly awesome.

by Anonymousreply 2511/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2611/02/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2711/02/2010

I love After Dark by Andy.

One of my favorite songs by the Bee Gees is "Spirits Having Flown" - the whole CD is great.

by Anonymousreply 2811/02/2010

I always loved "An Everlasting Love" by Andy Gibb. Did the Bee Gees write that song too?

by Anonymousreply 2911/02/2010

I love "Face to Face", a duet Barry did with Olivia Newton-John on his solo CD.

by Anonymousreply 3011/02/2010

Other late era songs I love are You Win Again and One.

by Anonymousreply 3111/02/2010

What the late 70's were all about -

by Anonymousreply 3211/02/2010

Love Babs and Barry doing "Guilty", and Andy's "I Just Want To Be Your Everything".

by Anonymousreply 3311/02/2010


by Anonymousreply 3411/03/2010

"Love You Inside and Out" is great.

by Anonymousreply 3511/03/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3611/03/2010

Bee Gee bump

by Anonymousreply 3711/04/2010

Andy was one of my first celeb crushes. Loved that hairy chest, today's hearthrobs wax.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3811/04/2010

Maurice was married to Lulu for a while - she charted with 'To Sir With Love' from the Sidney Poitier Film. %0D %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.

by Anonymousreply 3911/04/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 4011/04/2010

Could someone remind me... What did Andy Gibb's penis look like?

by Anonymousreply 4111/04/2010


by Anonymousreply 4208/21/2011

OP, I detest you on so many levels.

by Anonymousreply 4308/21/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 4408/21/2011

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 %0D Their music, by and large, does stand the test of time. They weren't fluff; they were actually talented singers and songwriters. %0D %0D Too bad Maurice Gibb had to die prematurely. His death was the end of the Bee Gees.

by Anonymousreply 4508/21/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4608/21/2011

Robin Gibb was very ugly-cute back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 4708/21/2011

The Bee Gees' first three or four records are really good Beatles-esque pop. Totally different from what they would become.%0D %0D (Although I love the disco era stuff, too.)

by Anonymousreply 4808/21/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 4908/21/2011

Great dish R36!

by Anonymousreply 5008/21/2011

More than a woman....%0D %0D %0D More than a woman to me!

by Anonymousreply 5108/21/2011

Barry Gibb=sex on a stick.

From 1971:

by Anonymousreply 5208/22/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 5308/22/2011

MR NATURAL is a really under-rated album, with some pretty credible hard rock (Heavy Breathing, Down the Road).

by Anonymousreply 5408/22/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 5508/22/2011

I love "The Way It Was", I used to play that non-stop.%0D %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.

by Anonymousreply 5608/22/2011

Wouldn't I Be Someone, Someone. Great song.

by Anonymousreply 5708/22/2011

Their post-disco stuff is pretty damn good, too. I love "You Win Again."

by Anonymousreply 5808/22/2011

Their camel toe got to be really annoying after awhile. I'm just saying.

by Anonymousreply 5908/22/2011

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'..

by Anonymousreply 6008/22/2011

I wonder if Barry ever cheated on his wife. Not too many couples can manage to stay together as long as they have.

by Anonymousreply 6108/22/2011

The Gibb Brothers were the best songwriters since the Beatles.

by Anonymousreply 6208/22/2011

R21, I don't think Barry Gibb looks horrible now at all.%0D %0D He still looks pretty good. %0D %0D And he looks pretty good for his age. He still maintains a bit of his old sexiness.%0D %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 %0D I have debilitating arthritis too, so I know what it means. It's hard to stand for more than a minute.

by Anonymousreply 6308/22/2011

I saw the Bee Gees perform in concert in the late 1970's and talk about sex on a stick with Barry Gibb...%0D %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 %0D he was gorgeous and drove the audience wild with lust and excitement with his sex appeal and the great music.%0D %0D One of the best concerts ever. One great song after another.

by Anonymousreply 6408/22/2011

Great thread! %0D %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.

by Anonymousreply 6508/22/2011

"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.

by Anonymousreply 6608/22/2011

Fanny Be Tender was one of the most underrated songs of the 70's

by Anonymousreply 6708/22/2011

I agree R67, but I sure did love it back in '75.

by Anonymousreply 6808/22/2011

I tried to like them but just can't. Their music is too whitebread and their weirdly wobbly vocals remind mee of skittish cats.

by Anonymousreply 6908/22/2011

[[R59]] when it's a guy it's known as "moose knuckle".

by Anonymousreply 7008/22/2011

Beautiful boy.

by Anonymousreply 7108/22/2011

I always found Robin to be more attractive than Barry.

by Anonymousreply 7208/22/2011

[quote]Fanny Be Tender was one of the most underrated songs of the 70's

Agree, the high vocals were so insane!

by Anonymousreply 7308/22/2011

I think Barry is like 80 years old, but still looks amazing.

by Anonymousreply 7408/22/2011

How did Andy Gibb die? %0D %0D %0D born in 1967, I remember him dying just not why.

by Anonymousreply 7508/22/2011

Children of the World is still my favorite album, and was actually my first 8-track tape that I purchased from Odyssey Records.

Ah, those were the good old days of music!

by Anonymousreply 7608/22/2011

Andy had a heart defect supposedly. But the use of cocaine apparently made his heart go into afibrillation or stoppage.

by Anonymousreply 7708/22/2011

Heard that Spielberg is now on post production with the Bee Gees bio.

by Anonymousreply 7808/22/2011

Thanks r77, I just google to see how old he was when he died.%0D %0D Only 30! WOW.

by Anonymousreply 7908/22/2011

I used to LOVE "You stepped into my life" from the Children of the World album, didn't care for the Melba Moore version.

by Anonymousreply 8008/22/2011

Fanny Be Tender video...

by Anonymousreply 8108/22/2011

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 %0D And then Robin Gibb had the same sort of intestinal blockage last year.

by Anonymousreply 8208/22/2011

I think their mother Barbara just turned 90.

by Anonymousreply 8308/22/2011

Funny that this thread was resurrected all these months later. I still have 'words' on my iPod.

by Anonymousreply 8408/22/2011

Because it's a very popular thread, OP. Gays LOVE the Bee Gees!

by Anonymousreply 8508/22/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 8608/22/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 8708/22/2011

I think Robin had (or has) an open marriage where they bring other people into the marriage.%0D %0D While Barry, as noted, has been married for around 40 years to the same woman.

by Anonymousreply 8808/22/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 8908/22/2011

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by Anonymousreply 9008/22/2011

The Brothers Gibb even worked magic on our favorite "Witch" Dionne Warwick.%0D %0D "Heartbreaker" is a great pop song and Dionne never sounded better.

by Anonymousreply 9108/22/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 9208/23/2011

Fastforward to 0:42. I'm not even remotely kidding that I think of this every time I hear this song.

by Anonymousreply 9308/23/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 9408/23/2011

True fans know it's "Bees Gees", not "The Bee Gees"

by Anonymousreply 9508/23/2011

It's Eagles not The Eagles too.

by Anonymousreply 9608/23/2011

Early Bee Gees. Check out the teeth, and the male go-go dancer in the background.

by Anonymousreply 9708/23/2011

Woe, R97. 30 seconds in. So, did they all get their teeth fixed? I can only see one guy's teeth, but they're really bad. Which one's Barry?

by Anonymousreply 9808/23/2011

R98, Barry is the one in the floral pants.

It seems like Barry got his teeth fixed first. They come from a poor family. Here's another early video.

by Anonymousreply 9908/23/2011

I couldn't watch that, R99, the song was horrendo and the sound was just ... was it sped up? Tinny from being so old? I had no idea they'd started so young, though.

by Anonymousreply 10008/23/2011

Don't forget "Experience" Diana Ross's Bee Gees song.

by Anonymousreply 10108/23/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 10208/23/2011

I thought the Diana Ross song was Chain Reaction

by Anonymousreply 10308/23/2011

Right that, too. . .but "Experience" is also a Gibb song.

by Anonymousreply 10408/23/2011

Oh, didn't know that.

by Anonymousreply 10508/23/2011

Songs written or co-written by Barry Gibb. Wow, even now I'm discovering gems I didn't know he wrote.

by Anonymousreply 10608/23/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 10708/24/2011

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).

by Anonymousreply 10808/25/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 10908/25/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 11008/25/2011

Robin Gibb's solo song "Boys Do Fall in Love" is a sweet little song.

by Anonymousreply 11108/25/2011

I miss seeing Andy Gibb's camel toe.

by Anonymousreply 11212/30/2011

Totally agree, R109. And as I recall, Simon totally dismissed the song as a poor choice.

by Anonymousreply 11312/30/2011

"More Than a Woman" is gorgeous, and so is "How Deep is Your Love."

Love them, even like their quirky lyrics.

by Anonymousreply 11412/30/2011

R95, true fans do not refer to them as "Bees Gees". You are retarded.

by Anonymousreply 11512/31/2011

It's a "Tragedy" that Maurice and Robin are gone. I loved the Bee Gees so.

by Anonymousreply 11604/17/2013

[quote] I loved the Bee Gees so.

How feminine.

by Anonymousreply 11704/17/2013

R117 Well, I ought to be, silly. I'm a Lipstick Lez. What else would you expect?

by Anonymousreply 11804/17/2013

Enjoyable ballad from the 1969 movie Cucumber Castle.

by Anonymousreply 11904/17/2013

I realize the start of this thread is years old, but if R36 is around, I'd love to read anything else he or she can share. Especially about Robin.

by Anonymousreply 12004/23/2013
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