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The Bee Gees in the 1970s


Andrew Môn Hughes, Grant Walters & Mark Crohan, Foreword by Spencer Gibb
UK retail price: £20.00
US retail price: $27.95

The Bee Gees’ music and image have long been synonymous with the 1970s, and the career trajectory of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb in those ten years meanders between dizzying highs and devastating lows. In 1970, the band was bitterly split after succumbing to the pressures and excesses of their first wave of international fame in the latter part of the 1960s, but by 1979 they were one of the most successful music acts on the planet. In between, the brothers crafted timeless works that defied genre, transcended societal boundaries, and permeated generations of listeners. 

The Bee Gees would go on to sell over 200 million records, making them among the best-selling music artists of all time; they would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Australian Recording Industry’s Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and receive lifetime achievement awards from the British Phonographic Industry, the American Music Awards, World Music Awards and the Grammys. According to Billboard magazine, the Bee Gees are one of the top three most successful bands in their charts’ history. 

In the 1970s, The Bee Gees established themselves as innovative and versatile artists, and their songs scored a turbulent decade of global cultural change and discovery.

Based in Wales, the United States, and Australia, respectively, Andrew Môn Hughes, Grant Walters and Mark Crohan have over fourteen decades of combined expertise and history tied to the Bee Gees’ legacy between them, amassing a lengthy list of credits for their contributions to CDs, DVDs, books, tour programmes, articles, television documentaries, and official websites. In 2000, Andrew and Mark co-authored the expansive biography Tales of the Brothers Gibb. Andrew’s expert contributions can be seen and heard in a myriad of Bee Gees-related productions for the BBC, ITV, A&E, and VH1 networks. Mark, the foremost expert on the Bee Gees’ Australian era, gifted his collection to the Queensland Library in 2016. He contributed liner notes to the 1998 compilation Assault the Vaults. Grant is an award-winning freelance arts writer for Columbus Underground and Albumism, for which he has penned nearly 300 features since 2015. He is a prolific music interviewer, conversing with a diverse roster of artists, including Dionne Warwick, Midge Ure, Melissa Etheridge, Edie Brickell and Bryan Adams.

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Number of Pages: 336
Number of colour pictures: 53
ISBN: 9781789521795
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UK retail price: £20.00
US retail price: $27.95


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