2009 marked the golden anniversary of the Bee Gees’ musical beginnings. Since then, the trio has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, won both the Lifetime Achievement (2000) and Legend Awards (2003) from the Recording Academy, seven Grammy® Awards, BMI Icon Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 BRIT Awards.
The most successful trio in pop history, brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb – were born on the Isle of Man. Moving to Manchester in 1953 and again in 1958 to Australia, the Gibb brothers had by 1959 adopted the name by which the trio would become world-famous, The Bee Gees. With 1966’s self-penned single “Spicks And Specks,” the Bee Gees had their first no.1 record in Australia.
In 1997, they were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and performed a live concert in Las Vegas recorded for the One Night Only CD, which sold over 5 million copies and led to a world tour. In 2001 they released This Is Where I Came In, their last album of new material as a trio – Maurice died in January 2003. Though Barry and Robin have since put the Bee Gees on hiatus, each continues making music.