Quick History of Robin Gibb & the BEE GEES
-- Here's a Quick History of Robin Gibb & the BEE GEES --
Born on the Isle of Man to British parents, Robin and his brothers lived in Chorlton, Manchester, England up until the late '50s. In 1955, they banded together for the first time to create the rock and roll & skiffle music group: the Rattlesnakes. The family then relocated to Redcliffe, in the Moreton Bay Region of Queensland, Australia. They then moved to Cribb Island.
After achieving stardom with their first chart success in Australia as the Bee Gees: "Spicks and Specks" which was their 12th overall single at the time, they returned to the United Kingdom in January of 1967, where the equally iconic and innovative producer Robert Stigwood promoted them worldwide. world's best selling artists
With over 120 million records sold worldwide, they are one of the world's best selling artists of all time. Many sources, including Billboard, list the sales figures as high as 220 million!
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 & the presenter of the award was the historical frontman for the Beach Boys, another "family act of three harmonising brothers" was none other than Brian Wilson. Their Hall of Fame citation reads: "Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees."
As the third most successful band in Billboard charts history after the Beatles and the Supremes, the Bee Gees are timeless and their music immortal.