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In an interview for Los Angeles K-EARTH 101 back in 1998 the Bee Gees said that when they were shooting Sgt Pepper's they were all crammed into one little dressing trailer... until the Monday after Saturday Night Fever was released. They came to work that day and found three huge new trailers with their name plates on them! The movie had made them superstars overnight .

The Bee Gees have used books' titles for their songs (Hemingway's Islands In The Stream and For Whom The Bell Tolls). But writers have also used the Bee Gees in their novels. For example, the Bee Gees are mentioned in Norwegian Wood (1987), a novel by Haruki Murakami. The scene (chapter 4) is set around 1969 and the main character, Watanabe, is reading a book in a cafĂ© while Bee Gees music is being played in the background. 

 The Bee Gees and Wisconsin Gov. Lee Dreyfus switched costumes in 1979 when the Bee Gees arrived at the Dane County Regional Airport. Dreyfus, who proclaimed July 25 "Bee Gees Day in Wisconsin," admired his black satin tour jacket while Maurice, Robin and Barry Gibb donned their red vests. The gifts were exchanged before hundreds of fans who met the group at the airport. Dreyfus honored the group for donations to a children's charity.

Maurice Gibb: "Years ago, what I got for my 21st birthday was a movie camera from Ringo Starr, a Rickenbacker guitar from George Harrison and a Gibson Monarch from John Lennon." (Inquirer News Service)

 Roy Orbison: Cryin' Beach Boys: God only know Beach Boys: Good vibrations Carole King: It might be as well rain until September Bobby Vee: Take good care of my baby The Shirelles: Will you still love me tomorrow (Performing Songwriter) 

His sister Lesley recalls, "I've never known a kid like him, always doing stupid things. We used to play in this park which had a building in the middle. We were always being told to stay away from there, but of course Barry wouldn't. It had a corrugated roof and he just went straight through. We thought he'd broken his back, but he'd only bruised himself." Though Barry thinks, "It was quite a bad fall and probably the core reason my back is still bad to this day.


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