Artist: Andrew Mon Hughes, Grant Walters and Mark Croham
In the 1970s, The Bee Gees established themselves as innovative and versatile artists. Their songs scored a turbulent decade of global cultural change and discovery.
The Bee Gees’ music and image has long been synonymous with the 1970s and the career trajectory of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb in those ten years meanders between dizzying highs and devastating lows. In 1970, the band split after succumbing to the pressures and excesses of their first wave of international fame in the latter part of the 1960s, but by 1979 they were one of the most successful music acts on the planet. In between, the brothers crafted timeless works that defied genre, transcended societal boundaries, and inspired generations of listeners.
Foreword by Spencer Gibb.
Based in Wales, the United States, and Australia, respectively, Andrew Môn Hughes, Grant Walters and Mark Crohan have over fourteen decades of combined expertise and history tied to the Bee Gees’ legacy between them, amassing a lengthy list of credits for their contributions to CDs, DVDs, books, tour programmes, articles, television documentaries, and official websites. In 2000, Andrew and Mark co-authored the expansive biography Tales of the Brothers Gibb. Andrew’s expert contributions can be seen and heard in a myriad of Bee Gees-related productions for the BBC, ITV, A&E, and VH1 networks. Mark, the foremost expert on the Bee Gees’ Australian era, gifted his collection to the Queensland Library in 2016. He contributed liner notes to the 1998 compilation Assault the Vaults. Grant is an award-winning freelance arts writer for Columbus Underground and Albumism, for which he has penned nearly 300 features since 2015. He is a prolific music interviewer, conversing with a diverse roster of artists, including Dionne Warwick, Midge Ure, Melissa Etheridge, Edie Brickell and Bryan Adams.