The Ultimate Biography of The Bee Gees: Tales of the Brothers Gibb

The Ultimate Biography of The Bee Gees: Tales of the Brothers Gibb

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The Ultimate Biography of The Bee Gees: Tales of the Brothers Gibb by Hector Cook, Andrew Mon Hughes, Melinda Bilyeu

The definitive biography, now updated to include the tragic death of Maurice Gibb in February 2003.

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 among pop music's all-time greats, legendary 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780857120045
Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 530,699
File size: 15 MB
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The Ultimate Biography of The Bee Gees: Tales of the Brothers Gibb 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
PookieG More than 1 year ago
Well, I only gave this a good because the Bee Gees tell their own story and there were some interesting things in this book. I agree with some of the other reviews that it just jumps all over the place and doesn't follow a timeline. There's a lot about the music, which, of course ,there should be because the music is their life, their love, but I didn't enjoy the leaps back and forth through time. I found it slow reading and a bit boring at times, but there are definitely some parts that were enjoyable. If you love the music and the Bee Gees, it's rather nice to read about their childhood, etc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must for all Bee Gees fans!
AJ_Says More than 1 year ago
This was a great read! As you see their incredible catalog unfurl in front of you one cannot help but be awed by the immeasurable contribution the Brothers Gibb have made to popular music and our culture. I found their personal journeys and evolution as men and a band fascinating. It is unfortunate these gentlemen have been overlooked and underrated by so many for so long. Fortunately, the tides are turning and new generations are starting to discover - and appreciate - the immense contributions of the Gibb family.
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I willread it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tears on my pillow where ever you go and cry me a river
Sweet-Tangerine More than 1 year ago
My review was way too long to fit here, so just read my blog LDS Forever Friends Book Nook to read my entire review.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
How can you possibly write a biography about one of the most successful rock bands of the last four decades and get it all right? Writers Bilyeu, Cook and Hughes (along with Brennan and Crohan and many others) have managed to achieve the impossible. With uncountable interviews and years of research, this team has placed the Gibb family and all their triumphs and tragedies into perspective. Starting chronologically with the pre-marriage days of Barbara and Hugh Gibb in the 1940's up to the present, continually active Bee Gees, we are presented with every viewpoint, memory and recollection of the three brothers and their freinds and acquaintances. The highs and lows of the Bee Gees and Andy Gibbs' careers are not glossed over or over-emphasized. They are told with 'matter-of-fact' honesty and sincerity; a refreshing exercise in storytelling. The read is fast and crisp with a personal edge lacking anything close to newscopy. After the conclusion, there are numerous, wonderful appendixes including more comments from folks close to the Gibbs, a complete album and singles discography, a cover versions list and a bibliography with book, magazine, newspaper and Internet Web Sites. All the beauty marks and all the scars are here. It just makes the Gibb family more human. They may be ordinary people, but they have had extraordinary lives.