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THE BEE GEES: The BrandLaureate Premiere Award

september 19 2017

 In recognition of their success as a globally acclaimed band, The Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF) recently awarded the last surviving member of the group, Barry Gibb, with The BrandLaureate Legendary Award; and on behalf of his band The Bee Gees with The BrandLaureate Premier Award.


Formed in 1958, the trio had their first hit in 1967, and became even more famous with their stirring ballads and catchy dance songs, especially the disco era in the mid-to-late 1970s, with hits like Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, and More Than a Woman from the Saturday Night Fever (1977) soundtrack.

Their earlier hits include: To Love Somebody (1967), I Started a Joke (1968), How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (1971), You Should Be Dancing (1976), Too Much Heaven (1979) and Tragedy (1979) amongst many others.

They wrote all their own hits as well as write and produce for other artists. The group sang recognizable three-part tight harmonies — Robin’s clear vibrato lead vocals were a hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry’s R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the mid-to-late 1970s and 1980s.

 of July 2013, The Bee Gees, were amongst the world’s best-selling music artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997; The Bee Gees’ Hall of Fame citation says, “Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees.”



RECENT YEAR Although the Bee Gees ended in 2003, Barry continues to perform today.
After the death of his brother Maurice in 2003, Barry and Robin retired the Bee Gees name. The surviving pair appeared together and worked hard to preserve their musical legacy, producing special collections of their previous work.  Barry performed as a solo act, after his brother, Robin, died from cancer in 2012.

Today, Barry spends much of his time in Florida where he lives with his wife, Linda. The couple has five children together. While not as active as he once was, Barry embarked on his first tour without his brothers in early 2013, and still gives concerts several times each year.

 source : Thebrandlaureate.net


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