|The BeeGees - Robin, Barry and Maurice|
|Maurice passed away suddenly January 13, 2003
He and his talent will be greatly missed.
|Since the 1966 release of their first international hit, "New York Mining Diaster", Bee Gees songs have topped the charts in five successive decades. They are the only group to have placed five singles simultaneously in the US Top 10, and to have monopolized the US charts with six consecutive No1s., Seven Grammies, a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and 10 Lifetime Achievement Awards, have contributed to earning the band honoured places in both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The Bee Gees ability to change with the times is remarkable. In the sixties, they were classy harmonizing popsters with a penchant for a big tuneful ballad; during the seventies, they completely re-invented themselves with contemporary dance grooves and falsetto vocals.
In the wake of Saturday Night Fever, the biggest selling soundtrack album of all time, the brothers turned their attention to writing for other artists, including: the "Woman In Love" album for Barbara Streisand (US and UK No1), "Islands in the Stream" for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton (US No1), "Chain Reaction" for Diana Ross (UK No1), and Dionne Warwick's comeback smash. Heartbreaker Barry Gibb produced these records with his team earning him the rating as All-Time No3 Record Producer with the most No1 Records (14) to his credit.
At the present, Robin has cut two CD's, "Please" and "Lovers Prayer". Both Robin and Barry continue to write music. They are having a rough time right now dealing with Mo's death, just as they did when they lost Andy and their father; but will perform again soon in the future.