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Bee Gees

The "Bee Gees" were an British-born Australian singing trio, who became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. The group's name is generally understood to derive from their relation as brothers: "B"rothers "G"ibb. Hence the letters "B.G." becoming "Bee Gee(s)".

All three Bee Gees – frequent lead vocalist Barry Gibb and his younger twin brothers, co-lead vocalist Robin Gibb and the late keyboardist/guitarist Maurice Gibb – were born in Douglas on the Isle of Man in the 1940s.

The group was successful for all of its forty years of recording music, but had two distinct periods of exceptional success-- as a harmonic "soft rock" act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as the foremost stars of the disco music era in the late 1970s.

No matter the style, the Bee Gees sang tight three-part harmonies that were instantly recognizable. Barry was notable for singing in an R&B falsetto on a number of songs. All three brothers co-wrote most of their hits, and they said that they felt like they became 'one person' when they were writing. The group's name was retired when Maurice died in January 2003.

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years active 1958-2003
origin Douglas, Isle of Man
current members Barry Gibb (1946- )
Robin Gibb (1949- )
Maurice Gibb (1949-2003)
music genre Pop music
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