Bee Gees

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The world is full of Bee Gees fans. Yet, for a band of such renown, little is known about Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb. Weren’t two of them twins? Didn’t one of them marry Lulu? Where does Andy fit into the Gibb family tree? And why did they storm out of that Clive Anderson interview? People tend to have their favourite era of the Bee Gees’ career, but many listeners are also conscious that there is more to uncover about the band. This book will provide the perfect route in, pulling together every fascinating strand to tell the story of a group with the imagination of the Beatles, the pop craft of ABBA, the drama of Fleetwood Mac and the emotional heft of the Beach Boys.

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***Nominated for the 2024 Penderyn Music Book Prize***A Times Book of the YearA Telegraph Book of the YearA Waterstones Book of the YearA Mojo Music Book of the YearA Classic Pop Book of the YearA Shindig Book of the YearAn Uncut Book of the Year Everyone has their favourite era of the Bee Gees’ career, but so much is still unclear about this celebrated but often misunderstood band. This book will provide the perfect route in, pulling together every fascinating strand to tell the story of these pioneering, melancholic masters of pop. Uniquely, the Bee Gees’ tale spans the entire modern pop era – they are the only group to have scored British top-ten singles in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s – and includes world-conquering disco successes like ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and ‘More Than a Woman’, both from the soundtrack of hit film Saturday Night Fever. But the Bee Gees’ extraordinary career was one of highs and lows. From a vicious but temporary split in 1969 to several unreleased albums, disastrous TV and film appearances, and a demoralising cabaret season, the group weren’t always revelling in the glow of million-selling albums, private jets and UNICEF concerts. Yet, even in the Gibbs’ darkest times, their music was rarely out of the charts, as sung by the likes of Al Green, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton and Diana Ross. Award winning author Bob Stanley captures the human story at the heart of the Bee Gees in this lyrical and stylish read. 5/5 – CLASSIC POP5/5 – RECORD COLLECTOR4/5 – TELEGRAPH4/5 – MOJO

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Weight 0.277 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

392

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

782.421660922 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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