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The Bee Gees are the Gibb brothers: Barry and fraternal twins Robin and Maurice. The trio began singing together while growing up in England in the mid-'50s. In the '60s, the brothers formed a teenage pop group and earned national stardom in Australia. By 1967, the Bee Gees gained worldwide notoriety. Their first album, "Bee Gees 1st" was a part of the second wave of the "British Invasion."

The brothers relocated to the U.S. in the '70s. In 1975, "Jive Talkin'" was just one of the hits that would trigger a second round of superstardom. In early 1977, the trio was asked to record songs for the "Saturday Night Fever" movie soundtrack. The album became the biggest-selling soundtrack ever (around 40 million copies to date) and spawned several number-one singles, including "How Deep Is Your Love," "Stayin' Alive," and "Night Fever." In 1978, the brothers recorded "Spirits Having Flown," which sold 15 million copies worldwide and yielded three more million-selling, number-one singles ("Too Much Heaven," "Tragedy," and "Love You Inside Out").

In the mid-1980s, The Bee Gees teamed up once again after a series of solo excursions. Inspired by the international success of their hits "You Win Again" and "One," the brothers returned to performing live in 1989. Their tour covered three continents and attracted three generations of Bee Gees fans.

The group's international success continued into the '90s with albums like "High Civilization" and "Size Isn't Everything." Over the years, in the U.S. alone, they've racked up seven "million-selling" singles, five others that sold over two million, nine gold albums, three platinum, and three straight number-one LPs. After receiving 16 Grammy nominations and seven Grammy Awards in their career, the Bee Gees received the American, World, and British Music Awards "Lifetime Achievement" honors and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. That same year, they released another hit album called "Still Waters."

With hit records and songs spanning four decades, The Bee Gees have become the first group to have continued success over such a long period of time. And it's not over! The trio has just released a new album called "This Is Where I Came In." This time, The Bee Gees have returned to their roots. The new album is filled with pop sounds that are both contemporary and in tune with the sound of the '60s-- the first time the Bee Gees took the music world by storm.




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