The ‘Bee Gees’ were a musical group consisting of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. Born on the Isle of Man to English parents, the Gibb family moved to Brisbane, Australia in 1958, where they began their musical careers under the name ‘Brothers Gibb’. After landing a recording contract with Festival Records, they changed their name to ‘Bee Gees’ and received some early chart success in Australia.
In 1966 they returned to the United Kingdom where producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a worldwide audience. Their first international album ‘Bee Gees 1st’ entered the top 10 in the United States and United Kingdom, and their success as a pop act continued until the early 1970s before Robin left the band for a brief period. In the late 1970s the ‘Bee Gees’ reinvented themselves as a white soul disco band, and their participation in the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack had a worldwide cultural impact, bringing the nascent disco scene into the mainstream with such hits as ‘Stayin' Alive’ and ‘Night Fever’.
Over their career, the ‘Bee Gees’ earned five Grammy Awards and in 1994 all three were individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, amongst countless other awards and recognition. The ‘Bee Gees’ remain one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 200 million records worldwide.