1949 Born on this day, Derek (Blue) Weaver
1979 The Bee Gees scored their fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Tragedy.’ Also today The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the US album chat with “Spirits Having Flown”, the brothers second US No.1 album.
1958 Born on this day, Andy Gibb
1992 Father Hugh died
1967 The Bee Gees begin recording their second album, “First” – confused? Hmm!
1986 Diana Ross was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the ‘Chain Reaction.’ Written and produced by the Bee Gees, her first No.1 single in the UK since ‘I’m Still Waiting’ in 1971
1970 Barry completes work on The Kid’s No Good
1996 Take That scored their eighth UK No.1 single with their version of The Bee Gees 1977 song ‘How Deep Is Your Love’
1988 Andy died in hospital. His death from myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) followed a long battle with cocaine addiction, which had weakened his heart.
1997 “Still Waters” is released in the UK, reaching number 2 in the album charts.
1932 Born on this day, Arif Mardin
2009 Jenkins and West, Tom Jones and Robin Gibb went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Islands In The Stream’, the Comic Relief single for 2009,
1968 The Bee Gees made their US television debut when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1979 The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the UK album chart with “Spirits Having Flown”.
1978 The Bee Gees had the Top 3 on the US singles charts, ‘Night Fever’ at No.1, ‘(Love is) Thicker Than Water’, by brother Andy at No.2, co-written by Barry Gibb and ‘Emotion’ by Samantha Song written and produced by The Bee Gees at No.3.
1970 Maurice continued to work on tracks for “The Loner”
1971 Five more tracks for “Trafalgar” were worked on, but only one made it to the album ‘Dearest’.
1979 The Bee Gees started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Tragedy’, the group’s eighth US No.1. Also No.1 in the UK.
1991 “High Civilization” was released in the UK. Reached number 24.
1968 The Bee Gees kicked off a 24-date UK tour at London’s Royal Albert Hall
1971 Three more tracks for Trafalgar were worked on, again just one – ‘Walking Back To Waterloo’ – made the cut
2002 Bee Gee Barry Gibb bought his childhood home in Keppel Road, Chorlton, Manchester. Gibb said he was going to clean the house up, rent it out and put a plaque on the wall.