The Bee Gees have taken the music world by storm for four decades! Here are some other amazing facts your may not know about the brothers Gibb!
· They have been internationally successful recording artists for 35 years and counting!
· Among the Top Five most successful recording artists of all time (with The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson).
· Since 1967 when they released their first American single, "New York Mining Disaster," The Bee Gees have had 30 Top 40 hits, 25 Top 20 hits, 16 Top 10 hits, and 9 number-one hits.
· They've had dozens more number-one hits as songwriters.
· Barry Gibb is one of the top three producers of all time with the most number-one records (14).
· Bee Gees are the only music group in history to achieve number one on the UK charts in four decades ('60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s).
· Top Five singles in 1998: "Alone" by The Bee Gees, "Stayin' Alive" by Wyclef Jean & the Fugees, "Ghetto Supastar" by Pras Michel, "More Than A Woman" by 911 (UK), "Tragedy" by Steps (#1 UK), "Immortality" with Celine Dion
· Best-selling soundtrack of all time worldwide ("Saturday Night Fever")
· Over 500 successful covers of Bee Gees songs by artists including Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Al Green, Diana Ross, Boyzone, Take That, Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, Celine Dion, Fugees, Pras Michel, Backstreet Boys, 911, Cleopatra, and Steps
· "One Night Only" live album (released September 7, 1998) went platinum in U.S., triple platinum in UK, multi-platinum in Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa, Ireland, and Australia
· Sold out stadium concerts around the world:
Dublin August 29, 1998 (RDS Stadium)
London September 5, 1998 (Wembley Stadium)
Buenos Aires October 17, 1998 (Boca Junior Stadium)
Pretoria, S. Africa November 28, 1998 (Loftus Versfeld Stad.)
Auckland March 20, 1999 (Western Springs)*
Sydney March 27, 1999 (Olympic Stadium)**
*Set a New Zealand sales record for most tickets ever sold in a single day: 35,606.**Most successful pop concert in Australia's history.
· Seven songs are certified gold singles:
Lonely Days (1970)
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (1971)
Jive Talkin' (1975)
Nights on Broadway (1975)
You Should Be Dancing (1976)
Love So Right (1976)
How Deep Is Your Love (1977)
· Five singles sold over two million:
Stayin' Alive (1978)
Night Fever (1978)
Too Much Heaven (1979)
Love You Inside Out (1979)
· Bee Gees are the only recording artists who wrote and produced six consecutive number-one hits (from "How Deep is your Love" through "Love You Inside Out").
· Bee Gees wrote and produced three consecutive number-one hits for their late brother Andy.
· First and only songwriters to have five songs in the Top Ten at the same time.
· Total albums sold in excess of 107 million.
"Saturday Night Fever"
· 2001 is the 25th anniversary of "Saturday Night Fever," the most successful soundtrack of all time.
· Stage show opened in West End of London, May 5, 1998
· Stage show opened on Broadway, October 21,1999 (Mintz Theater)
· Stage show opening in Australia, Scotland, and other territories
· Seven Grammy awards and 16 nominations
· Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
· Brit Awards "Outstanding Contribution to Music"
· World Music Awards "Lifetime Achievement"
· Songwriters Hall of Fame
· American Music Awards "International Achievement"
· Australian Record Industry "Lifetime Achievement"
· German "Bambi" Lifetime Achievement"
· Golden Europa "Lifetime Achievement"
Beltin' Out the Bee Gees
· Other artists who have recorded Bee Gees songs include George Michael, 'N Sync, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughn, Wyclef Jean (Fugees), Pras Michel (Fugees), Boy Zone, Take That, Ntrance, Luther Vandross, Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, Michael Bolton, Tavares, Thelma Houston, Jerry Butler, Percy Sledge, Staple Singers, Johnny Mathis, Glen Campbell, Jose Feliciano, Rod Stewart, Roberta Flack, Nina Simone, Richie Havens, Mitch Ryder, Eric Burdon, Andy Williams, 911, Steps, and many more.