1978 was a very successful year for the Bee Gees, as several songs from the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever reached number 1 in the US. This one already hit the top spot at the end of 1977… Read the rest of this entry
The Young Rascals released their last album in 1967, as they went on as the Rascals after this album. Read the rest of this entry
The song I Can’t See Nobody is a cover of a song by the Bee Gees. They released it as the B-Side to New York Mining Disaster 1941. Read the rest of this entry
In 1985, Diana Ross released her ‘disco’ album Eaten Alive, with some songs written by the BeeGees. Read the rest of this entry
In 1967, the Bee Gees released the first single that would chart in the US. The song was written in the Polydor Studio’s, where a power cut took place. When they heard the elevator passing by, they thought of a text where something happens in a mine. It is also said to be inspired by a mining disaster in Wales. England thought it was a new song by the Beatles, but then undercover, and they played it a lot on the radio. This resulted in a number 12 position in the UK. In the US, it was number 14. Enjoy
The Bee Gees- New York Mining Disaster 1941
If you ask me to name a band which was important in different streams of music, I will think some time and then give an answer: the Bee Gees.
They had lots of hits in different years, varying from the sixties to the nineties, and they were important in the music for the disco. As they say in the documentary, they actually made the disco.
The documentary I want to discuss is called In Our Own Time. It is made up out of several interviews, with some nice performances. In the documentary, all their years come along, and it is build up logically. Starting with a live performance, then going on with the prehistory of the Bee Gees, then the start, the “in between” years, and then the Fever.
Unfortunately two of the three members died in the past years. The strange thing is that the oldest is still standing!
Enjoy this documentary, you can find it in several parts on YouTube. Here’s part 1 of In Our Own Time.
Here’s the new song of the day!
It’s a song from the eighties. The song is made by a band which returned in the eighties, and part of the success in the eighties comes because of the movie “Saturday Night Fever”.
You don’t know? It’s quite obvious, I hope. Of course I’m talking about the Bee Gees, who made the soundtrack for this movie.
However, the song of the day is not from this soundtrack. It’s called You Win Again.
It took a month to make this song. Barry Gibb wrote the melody, and his brother Maurice made the drums sound special.
A year later, in 1988, Andy Gibb died.
Tomorrow another song!