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Barry Gibb about leaving Middle Ear Studios 2005

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How did the Bee Gees survive the fall of disco?

Those falsettos, those white suits, those toothy smiles—you think you know the Bee Gees. But their story goes back much further than the ’70s, and it’s full of twists. From their roots as an eclectic harmony band in Australia and their first wave of Beatlesque fame, through their domination of the disco revolution and their years as a punchline, the Bee Gees stayed alive because of the Gibb brothers’ harmonies and especially their impeccable songs. This month, Hit Parade traces the influence of the Brothers Gibb on virtually every popular genre, from pop to R&B, rock to easy listening, country to … yes, even hip-hop.

Listen to Episode 16 of Slate’s Hit Parade:

Dwina Gibb about article Daily Mirror

Re: The Daily Mirror.
Many people and some of Robin’s music industry friends came to say hello to me at the BMI Awards, (London) and I was pleased to see a lady and a gentleman who had apparently talked to me before about my first play: Last Confessions of a Scallywag. She told me that they rarely see me out anywhere, and she asked me what I was doing now, and I said that I had written another play which is due out next year and she wanted to see it. She asked me if there was going to be a film or production about the Bee Gees lives, and I said that it is in the bag and has been talked about for years even before Robin passed away, but that Barry was making sure they had the right writers for it. I forgot that the term: “it’s in the bag” means something is already finished and in production.
Then she asked if there was music of Robin’s which had never come out. He composed and recorded many parts of songs at …

Bee Gees Y-100 special that aired October 6th, 1979. Recorded in Cincinnati September 15, 1979,

Bee Gees fans won't want to miss this one. When I was "The Madame" on South Florida radio from 1977-1985, I interviewed a candid Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb at the height of Saturday Night Fever's popularity. It was for a Y-100 special that aired October 6th, 1979. Recorded in Cincinnati September 15, 1979, produced by Y-100's Alan Leininger, with a new introduction recorded February 12, 2016