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Listen to Night Fever : The rise of the Bee Gees BBC Radio, November 15 2017.

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Ana Matronic marks today's 40th anniversary of the release of the blockbuster soundtrack. The 1977 soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever catapulted the Gibb brothers into the public consciousness. Fuelled by the movie's success, the soundtrack broke multiple industry records, becoming the highest-selling album in recording history up to that point. With more than 40 million copies sold, Saturday Night Fever is among music's top 5 selling soundtracks.
Featuring a stellar cast boasting an exclusive interview with Barry Gibb.




http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09dy9gs

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