|Theres a Light|
If you are a child of the sixties then the Bee Gees will be part of at least 40 years of your life. I first heard 'New York Mining Disaster' and I was hooked. Within the next few years they had knocked out many other memorable songs, 'Massachusetts' is one of many classics. They were always there.
Then the seventie's, I was abroad somewhere and all I heard was 'Jive Talking' it was fabulous, the birth of Disco as we know it. If you were around at the time, 'Saturday night Fever' was a film you had to see and the Sound track is of course essential, everyboy has it. I got a copy from a guy at work for a quid. But it is worth a lot more than that, it is a soundtrack of a time an era. (but we also loved the sub culture).
I bought 'How Deep is Your Love' for my Wife as a little pressie.
The track I selected 'To Love Sombody'is one of my favourite tracks of all time. It was 'a first love' the sixties, we did not know any better in theses days.
It has been covered brilliantly by Nina Simone and also by James Carr, fabulous stuff'.
In the eighties they gave us 'You Win Again' another great tune.
I remember coming back from living in Saudi Arabia in the early nineties, all I heard in the radio was 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' it sticks vividly in the memory. To me another great song.
Four decades and they were still knocking them out.
They were a sountrack to anybodies life. They certainly were for mine.
To me the Beauty of the Bee Gees is, that I liked them, everybody else liked them, my dead granny liked them and so did Jacko my Parrot. Not many artist or groups had that universal appeal. Maybe the Beatles thats all.
Robin Gibb, R.I.P. One of the true greats, And from what you read, a down to earth good guy.
'Theres a light
a certain kind of light
That never shone on me'
You don't know what it's like?
For more Wednesday Club
WEDNESDAY CLUB - The Bee Gees - To Love Somebody
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