No, Bee Gees Brothers Are Not Australian
Yes, the Bee Gees brothers are not Australian. The Gibb brothers were born on the Isle of Man(Britain) to English parents and lived in father Hugh Gibb's birthplace of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater Manchester, England.
They are originally British and gained their fame after their family relocated to Redcliffe in Queensland, Australia's Moreton Bay Region, and eventually to Cribb Island.
The brother first created the Rattlesnakes, a skiffle/rock and roll band, in England in 1955. The Rattlesnakes were a skiffle/rock-and-roll band comprised of Barry Gibb on guitar and vocals, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb on vocals.
Early Bee Gees. More people need to become familiar with this time period. Yes they did exist before the 70's. Long before.#beegees ❤ https://t.co/1iOvG7oeg0— Robin (@1RobinAnn) June 1, 2022
Furthermore, their buddies Paul Frost was on drums and Kenny Horrocks on tea-chest bass. The lads began singing in harmony in December 1957.
They were planning to lip-sync to a record in the nearby Gaumont cinema, but the fragile shellac 78-RPM record broke as they were racing to the theatre.
The brothers had to perform live, but the audience responded so positively that they decided to pursue a singing career. When Frost and Horrocks departed the Rattlesnakes in May 1958, the Gibb brothers established Wee Johnny Hayes and the Blue Cats, with Barry as "Johnny Hayes."
The Gibb family, which included elder sister Lesley and newborn brother Andy (born in March 1958), immigrated to Australia in August 1958 and settled in Redcliffe, Queensland, about northeast of Brisbane.
To make ends meet, the young brothers began performing. Bill Goode, a speedway promoter and driver, introduced the brothers to Brisbane radio-presenter jockey Bill Gates after hiring them to amuse the crowd at the Redcliffe Speedway in 1960.
The fans at the track would toss money onto the track for the guys. And Gates dubbed them the "BGs" (later altered to "Bee Gees") from his, Goode's, and Barry Gibb's initials.
Each year, the three issued two or three singles, with Barry supplying extra tunes to other Australian performers. The Bee Gees were picked as the opening act for Chubby Checker's concert at Sydney Stadium in 1962.
The Bee Gees had 19 UK top 10 singles, including five number ones, during their career.
'Stayin' Alive,' 'Night Fever,' 'How Deep Is Your Love,' 'Tragedy,' 'More Than a Woman,' 'Massachusetts,' 'You Win Again,' and 'Jive Talkin' are among their numerous singles.
The Bee Gees have sold over 220 million albums worldwide. Many other musicians' hits were written by Barry Gibb and his siblings.
These include Frankie Valli's 'Grease' from the film of the same name, Barbra Streisand's 'Woman in Love,' Samantha Sang's 'Emotion,' Yvonne Elliman's 'If I Can't Have You,' Dionne Warwick's 'Heartbreaker,' and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's 'Islands in the Stream.'
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