Throwback Thursday – Rochester Boogie Night
The Bee Gees, formed in 1958 consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. Some consider them kings of the disco music era in the late 1970's. They wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists.
The Bee Gees have sold more than 220 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling musical artists of all time, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 1997. Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees.
Following Maurice's sudden death in January 2003 at the age of 53, Barry and Robin retired the group's name after 45 years of activity. In 2009 Robin announced that he and Barry had agreed that the Bee Gees would re-form and perform again. Robin died of cancer in May 2012 at the age of 62, leaving Barry as the lone surviving member of the group.
In October 2013, Barry performed his first solo tour "in honor of his brothers and a lifetime of music".
You’ll hear hits from the Bee Gees next Friday night (2/6) at the International Event Center during Rochester Boogie Night. Click here for more info and tickets!