Bee Gees

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This hugely successful Anglo/Australian vocal trio was formed by twins Maurice (22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles, d. 12 January 2003, Miami, Florida, USA; bass/keyboards/vocals) and Robin Gibb (b. 22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles; vocals) and their elder brother Barry Gibb (b. 1 September 1946, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles; guitar/vocals). Originating from a showbusiness family based in Manchester, England, they played as a child act in several of the city’s cinemas. In 1958, the Gibb family emigrated to Australia and the boys performed regularly as a harmony trio in Brisbane, Queensland. Christened the Bee Gees, an abbreviation of Brothers Gibb, they signed to the Australian label Festival Records and released a series of singles written by the elder brother. While their single ‘Spicks And Specks’ was topping the Australian charts, the brothers were already on their way to London for a fateful...

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