1997 was an amazing year for the Bee Gees, with inductions into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, plus Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Brit, American and World Music Awards, the Australian Record Industry and the German Bambi Awards topped off by a "One-Night-Only" concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, their only live concert in 1997 and first U.S. concert in nearly 10 years.
The Brothers Gibb perform their greatest hits from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s, including many songs written for and made hits by other artists but never recorded by the Bee Gees themselves, including "Islands In the Stream," "Guilty," "Heartbreaker," "Our Love (Don't Throw It All Away)" (a special duet with their late brother Andy Gibb) and "Immortality" featuring a guest appearance by multiple Grammy Award-winner Celine Dion.
Made with the full cooperation of the Bee Gees, the story is told in their own words. In candid interviews covering their career and their lives, the Brothers Gibb describe the personal journey that has taken them from singing in their room to their status within Rock 'N' Roll's Hall of Fame and being the second best-selling group of all time. In addition, the show features interviews with Sir George Martin, Sir Tim Rice, impresario Robert Stigwood (the man who launched their career in the UK), Billboard magazine editor-in-chief Timothy White, as well as Bee Gees' wives and their mother, Barbara Gibb.
With the use of never-before-seen home movies, archival footage, exclusive access to the Gibb family photo and video collection, as well as performances from throughout their career, The Official Story Of The Bee Gees hits every important note in the group's musical legacy.
There has never been another career like the one the Bee Gees have enjoyed, and as a new millennium begins, The Official Story Of The Bee Gees is further evidence that their musical journey is as fresh and vibrant today as ever.
Combining a documentary about the band (OFFICIAL STORY) with a live concert (ONE NIGHT ONLY), this is a comprehensive overview of The Bee Gees career. Extensive interview footage with the band is included, highlighting their humble beginnings, and tracing their career arc as they took the world by storm. The live performance dates from 1997 and includes a selection of their greatest hits.