Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Photos: Bee Gees over the years. He was Hide Caption. Bee Gees through the years — Australian musician Colin Petersen, a drummer with the popular disco group The Bee Gees, tinkering under the hood of his car in Bee Gees through the years — The Bee Gees with a bear skin rug. Bee Gees through the years — The Bee Gees sporting fashionable jackets in
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The Bee Gees were a music group formed in Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry , Robin , and Maurice Gibb. The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late s and early s, and later as prominent performers of the disco music era in the mid-to-late s. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists.
I n , the Bees Gees authorised an illustrated biography. Robin was a red setter, while Maurice was a badger. Barry, the eldest and most hirsute of the three, was a lion. As he walks into the lobby of a London hotel 34 years later, Barry Gibb still looks suitably leonine. His hair is grey and thinning at the front, but, at 67, he would still definitely be described as a man in possession of a mane: he's also in possession of a pair of sunglasses that no one except an enormously rich and successful rock star would wear indoors. Everything else, however, has changed. The Bee Gees no longer exist, because all his brothers have died: Andy — who Barry had suggested join the band after his solo career began to fade — died in , aged 30, after years of drink and drug addiction; Maurice in of a heart attack; and Robin last year from colorectal cancer, an illness Barry claims Robin tried to hide from him.