The Bee Gees is a pop music group founded by the three brothers Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb. The trio became a successful and popular musician and disco performers between the 1960s and 1970s. The group sang three-part tight harmonies where Barry’s R&B falsetto became the signature sound, and Robin’s clear vibrato and lead vocals became a trademark during the mid-1970s to late 1980s. The distinctive feature of Bee Gee’s group is that they wrote all of their hits, and wrote, and produced numerous hits for other music artists.
The Bee Gees group was formed in 1958. The oldest group member, Barry Gibb, was born on September 1, 1946. Fraternal twins Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb were born on December 22, 1949. The boys inherited musical traits from their father and mother, who were both music artists. Their Dad, “Hugh Gibb,” was a drummer and a bandleader, and their mother, named “Barbara” was a gifted singer. After realizing their deep interest in music, their ambitions, and their talents, the trio planned to form their music band, “Bee Gees.”
After achieving the initial success on the music charts in Australia as the “Bee Gees” with their single “Spicks and Specks,” the trio returned to the United Kingdom in January 1967. Looking at the talent of the group members, famous music producer, Robert Stigwood, began promoting them to the global audience.
On March 22, 1963, The Bee Gees released its single, “The Battle of the Blue and the Grey.” The song gained international stardom through a wide range of eras and genres. The band got acclamation as one of the remarkable survivors of popular music.
In October 1970, the band released “2 Years On” in the US, followed by its release in the UK in November. The lead single “Lonely Days” was ranked in the third position in the US.
Their next album, “Trafalgar,” was launched in 1971. Their another single “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” became the No. 1 blockbuster hit on the US charts. Later, the band released “Israel” that reached 22nd position in the Netherlands.
The band got immense success from its album “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” that got them the first Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocals. The songs created by the band were also included in the film “Melody.”
In 1972, their non-album single “My World” was ranked at the sixteenth position in the US Chart. Another single was released in 1972 as “Run to Me” that reached in the top ten positions on the UK chart. On 24 November 1972, the band was featured in the “Woodstock of the West” Festival that was held at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Maurice died in January 2003 and Robin, and Barry retired the group after 45 years of activity. In 2009, Robin declared that he, along with Barry, would re-form the band. Due to cancer, Robin died in May 2012. Barry was the only group member who survived after the loss of Maurice and Robin.
Some of the most popular studio albums of The Bee Gees Group are as follows:
The Bees Group Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs (in 1965)
Spicks and Specks (in 1966)
Bee Gees’ 1st (in 1967)
Horizontal, and Idea (in 1968)
Odessa (in 1969)
Cucumber Castle and 2 Years On (in 1970)
Trafalgar (in 1971)
To Whom It May Concern (in 1972)
Life in a Tin Can (in 1973)
Mr. Natural (in 1974)
Main Course (in 1975)
Children of the World (in 1976)
Spirits Having Flown (in 1979)
Living Eyes (in 1981)
E.S.P. (in 1987)
One (in 1989)
High Civilization (in 1991)
Size Isn’t Everything (in 1993)
Still Waters (in 1997)
This Is Where I Came In (in 2001)
The Bees Group organized some Concert tours as:
The Bee Gees’ concerts between 1967 and 1968
2 Years On Tour (in 1971)
Trafalgar Tour (in 1972)
Mr. Natural Tour (in 1974)
Main Course Tour (in 1975)
Children of the World Tour (in 1976)
Spirits Having Flown Tour (in 1979)
One for All World Tour (in 1989)
High Civilization World Tour (in 1991)
One Night Only World Tour between 1997 and 1999
This Is Where I Came In (in 2001)
The Bee Gees Group has also performed in a few popular films as:
Cucumber Castle (1969)
Keppel Road (1997)
In Our Own Time (2010)
The Bee Gees group has contributed in a few TV shows as:
Idea in 1968
The Bee Gees Special in 1979
Space Ghost Coast to Coast in 1994
This Is Where I Came In David Leaf in 2001
2002 Live By Request Lawrence Jordan
The Bee Gees Group performed in two successful videos as:
One for All Tour Adrian Woods in 1999
One Night Only Bee Gees in 1997
Awards & Achievements
The Bee Gees is one of the widely popular bands in America that has given countless incredible musical creations to the world. A majority of their music albums have grabbed top places in the music charts in the US. To date, the band has sold more than 220 million records throughout the globe. This has made the trio one of the best-selling artists in the world of all time.
In 1997, the band members got inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” The Hall of Fame citation stated that The Bee Gees were outsold by only a few leading music artists that included Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Paul McCartney, and Garth Brooks. The Bee Gees became the third most successful music group in Billboard charts’ history after The Supremes and The Beatles.
Net Worth of Bees Gees in 2020
The Bee Gees band has an overall net worth of more than $100 million as of July 2020. The majority of the band’s net worth comes from the sales of their music albums, appearances in concert tours, and films. By making sales of more than 220 million albums worldwide, the Bee Gees is ranked as a highly successful pop band of all time.
For its noteworthy creations, the band got a nomination for the most prestigious Grammy award for fourteen times. Out of them, the band won the award nine times. On February 8, 2015, the leading member of the band, Barry Gibb, was presented a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award. Some of the most popular and sold singles of the band are “Lonely Days,” “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” “My World,” and “Run to Me.” The proceeds from the sale of these singles have contributed significantly to the net worth and popularity of the band.
The Bee Gees Group is one of the leading music bands in America that has beaten several prominent music artists and became the third most successful music bands all over the US. Their timeless and evergreen musical creations continue to entertain their fans throughout the globe.