Playlist - Suuns' "Best musical moments from our tourbus DVDs" inc Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Bee Gees
... Watts 103 Band - Do Your Thing (Boogie Nights) "This scene fucked me up when I saw it. Sex mixed with death and drugs. It was too much at the time." Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter (Casino) "Heaviest Stones' tune of all time. Sick Joe Pesci movie. I don't know." Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees
(Saturday Night Fever) "They got the beat while riding in car over a bridge. The wheels were chugging every half second. Boom, disco, smooth bass, cocaine." Hayden - Trees Lounge (Trees Lounge) "Canadian movie starring Steve Buscemi. Low budget. Awesome film. This is the theme song and it's awesome." Kavinsky - Nightcall (Drive) "I liked this movie. Thoroughly entertained. I liked this song a lot too. Haven't heard in a while, but I remember it being smooth as silk." Notorious B.I.G.- Juicy (Notorious) "Threesomes? Making up rhymes on the spot? Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis... Everyone knows that line." Bernard Hermann - All The Animals Come Out At Night (Taxi Driver) "My favourite movie. Smooth jazz. Seemed to work well with rainy, night scenes of NYC in the seventies." For more head to Facebook.com/suunsband. Playlist - Suuns' "Best musical moments from our tourbus DVDs" inc Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Bee Gees
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Cuff the Duke Cover David Bowie, the Bee Gees, the Byrds on 'In Our Time II' EP
... band will be hitting the road on the East Coast. This includes a few previously announced shows with Canadian contemporary Jenn Grant. Scroll past In Our Time II's tracklist to see the schedule. In Our Time II: 1. You Sing Low and We Will Sing High (Fred Squire) 2. I've Gotta Get A Message To You (The Bee Gees
) 3. Star (David Bowie) 4. What Do I Get? (Buzzcocks) 5. Nashville West (The Byrds) 6. Face in the Mirror (Gene MacLellan) Tour dates: 3/20 Charlottetown, PE - The Factory Cookhouse & Dancehall * 3/21 Saint John, NB - Sanctuary Theatre * 3/23 Fredericton, NB - Capital Bar 3/26 Halifax, NS - The Sea Horse * 4/18 Peterborough, ON - The Red Dog 4/19 Kemptville, ON - The Branch Cuff the Duke Cover David Bowie, the Bee Gees
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Bee Gees to reissue first three album for first time
... The first three Bee Gees
Australian albums, before they moved for the UK, will be reissued for the very first time by Warner Music's Festival label on February 1. 'The Bee Gees
Sing & Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs' and 'Spicks and Specks' where the official first two Bee Gees
album released only in Australia. A third album 'Turn Around, Look At Us' through Festival Records after they left for England and around time of their international debut album 'Bee Gees
1st' (even though it was really their third). The three albums will be released as the The Bee Gees
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Robin and Maurice are twins. Barry is 3 years older.
The Bee Gees released their first ever single in Australia in 1963. It was the Johnny Horton inspired "Battle of the Blue and the Grey." They cracked the Australian and New Zealand markets within a few years. "Spicks And Specks" was their first ever #1 single, topping the New Zealand charts (#3 in Australia). The brothers left Australia for London to audition with Robert Stigwood. Stigwood was a director of NEMS Enterprises, the company owned by Beatles svengali Brian Epstein. He signed them up. "New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones)
" was their first international hit.
In 1967, Robert Stigwood became their manager. He worked with Brian Epstein, who managed The Beatles. Stigwood was also a movie director. He put them on the soundtrack to his 1977 film, Saturday Night Fever, and cast them in the colossal flop Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band the next year.
They had huge success singing Disco songs in the '70s. They popularized the falsetto singing style of that era.
When Robin was 17, he was on a train in England that crashed, killing 49 passengers. He escaped with cuts and bruises.
Maurice was a paintball fanatic. He competed in tournaments.
Maurice died in 2003 after he was rushed to a hospital for stomach pains. He went into cardiac arrest, and the surgery could not save him.
The Bee Gees are prolific songwriters, having written or co-written about 1,000 songs to date. Surviving brothers Barry and Robin continue to write music. (thanks, Debbie - Keene, NH)
Over 2,500 artists have recorded their songs. "How Deep Is Your Love
" is the most covered of all, with over 400 versions. (thanks, Paul - UK, England)