The Bee Gees: Tales of the Brothers Gibb

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

Most famous for having created the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, the ultimate disco movie, Barry Robin and Maurice Gibb have also written countless hits, both for themselves and others and this new edition contains a  list of every song written and recorded by the brothers.

This extensively researched biography covers four decades from ...

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Overview

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

Most famous for having created the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, the ultimate disco movie, Barry Robin and Maurice Gibb have also written countless hits, both for themselves and others and this new edition contains a  list of every song written and recorded by the brothers.

This extensively researched biography covers four decades from their early days in Manchester and the Isle of Man before the family emigrated to Australia and returned to London to find fame in 1967 with "Massachusetts"the first of many hits.

Over the years the Bee Gees' career has mixed triumph and tragedy in equal measure.  As well as celebrating their success this biography covers their doldrum years, the divorces and the tragic deaths of Robin, Maurice and Andy Gibb.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780387406
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 388,924
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Foreword xi

Introduction xiii

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 Note 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

44 All the King's Horses 680

45 Don't Cry Alone 698

Appendix 1 Alphabetical List of Song Titles 727

Appendix 2 Album Discography 754

Appendix 3 Chart Success - Albums 756

Appendix 4 Chart Success - singles 757

Appendix 5 Chart Success - cover version singles & albums 759

Bibliography 761

Index 763

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