Legends of Rock & Roll: The Bee Gees

by James Hoag

Publisher: James Hoag

Publication Date: May 03, 2016

ISBN: 9781310673603

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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"It's All About the Music!"

Welcome to another in the Legends of Rock & Roll series.

This is, like the others, a mini-biography of one the greatest performers, The Bee Gees.

I love the music of the 20th Century, especially rock and roll and everything that came after. The Bees Gees had two careers, one in the Sixties when they sounded a lot like the Beatles and again in the late Seventies when they defined the music of Disco for the world.

The Bee Gees were born in England, moved to Australia where they got their start and then moved back to England and then eventually took up residence in America.
This book is about the group, but even more importantly, it's about the music. This series is my way of honoring the people that have brought so much joy to our lives over the years. The Bee Gees defined music for a generation.

This is an unauthorized fan tribute.

Inside you'll find:

Introduction - Remarks about The Bee Gees in general and a kick-off for the book.
The Brothers Growing Up - Their early years from birth in England to leaving for Australia.
Moving to Australia - The family decides that Australia is the place to be.
The Bee Gees Are Born - How did they get their name and were they an overnight success?
Working Their Way Up - The first few years are a struggle, but they persevere.
Moving Back to England - Realizing there is more of an audience in England, the family moves back.
“New York Mining Disaster 1941” - What's the significance of their first hit?
“To Love Somebody” - Their second hit does about as well as their first one did.
“(The Lights Went Out in) Massachusetts” - They had never been to the United States, let alone Massachusetts, they just liked the sound of the word.
“I Started a Joke” - A touching story of father and son that relates to this song.
Split Up For Awhile - Having the disputes that often come with a small team ...