The Ultimate Biography of the Bee Gees: Tales of the Brothers Gibb [NOOK Book]


The definitive biography, now updated to include the death of Robin Gibb in May 2012.

The Bee Gee's journey from Fifties child act to musical institution is one of pop's most turbulent legends.

Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb somehow ...
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The Ultimate Biography of the Bee Gees: Tales of the Brothers Gibb

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The definitive biography, now updated to include the death of Robin Gibb in May 2012.

The Bee Gee's journey from Fifties child act to musical institution is one of pop's most turbulent legends.

Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb somehow managed to survive changing musical fashions and bitter personal feuds to create musical partnership that has already lasted four times as long as The Beatles.

Described by the authors as their objective tribute, this unflinching biography chronicles everything - the good, the bad... and the bushed-up.

Youthful delinquency, disastrous marriages, bitter lawsuits, gay sex scandals, serious drug problems and the death of younger brother Andy have sometimes made the personal lives of the Brothers Gibb look as bleak as the low spots of a career that once reduced them to playing the Batley Variety Club.

Yet every time the Bee Gees roller coaster seemed derailed for good, they recorded and went on to even greater triumphs.

Today they are revered among pop music's all-time great performers, producers and songwriters. But the true story of their success and the high price they paid for it has never been fully revealed... until now.

This new edition of The Ultimate Biography incorporates a complete listing of every song written or recorded by the Gibbs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857128942
  • Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 456,458
  • File size: 23 MB
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Foreword x
Introduction xi
1 All This And World War Too 1
2 Childhood Days 5
3 Children Of The World 31
4 Take Hold Of That Star 47
5 Big Chance 67
6 The Singers Sang Their Songs 86
7 Back Home 101
8 A Man Called Stickweed 111
9 Bee Gees 4th? 122
10 First Fame 141
11 For Fawkes' Sake! 150
12 Horizontal 161
13 Such A Shame 176
14 Brother, Can You Spare A Song? 189
15 Let There Be Love 197
16 You'll Never See My Face Again 208
17 And Then There Were None 234
18 Going Undercover 257
19 Lonely Days 271
20 Reunited 286
21 To Whom It May Concern 300
22 Saw A New Morning 324
23 A Not So Golden Garter 339
24 A Manx Tale 350
25 There At Last 369
26 Should You Be Dancing? 387
27 Sex, Drugs & Disco! 404
28 I Just Want To Be Your Everything 424
29 If At First You Don't Succeed ... 444
30 Being For The Benefit Of Mr Stigwood 456
31 Too Much Heaven? 472
32 All I Have To Do Is Dream 483
33 Meaningful Songs (In Very High Voices) 499
34 To Be Or Not To Bee Gee 524
35 Price Of Fame 542
36 You Don't Say "Us" Anymore 552
37 A Spirit Having Flown 570
38 Wish You Were Here 585
39 Size IS Everything 600
40 Several Nights Only 627
41 The Next Generation 649
42 Turn Of The Century 654
43 Can't Believe That It's True 668
Appendix 1 Alphabetical List of Song Titles 681
Appendix 2 Album Discography 704
Appendix 3 Chart Success--albums 706
Appendix 4 Chart Success--singles 707
Appendix 5 Chart Success--cover version singles & albums 709
Bibliography 711
Index 713
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