May

2-May

1976 Completed recording of Rest Your Love On Me, which didn’t fit in with the rest of Children of The World and so went unreleased until it found its way onto the B-side of Too Much Heaven.

4-May

1978 ‘Night Fever’ was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The group’s third No.1 and the theme from the film ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ The song was a US No.1 for over two months.

6-May

1976 Completed recording of Can’t Keep A Good Man Down and Boogie Child

1978 The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever started an 18 week run at No.1 on the UK album chart, also No.1 in the US. The album, which features seven Bee Gee songs, went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.

1997 Still Waters is released in the US, making it to number 11 in the US album charts

11-May

1967 The Bee Gees made their Top Of The Pops debut performing ‘New York Mining Disaster’

12-May

2004 Barry and Robin Gibb were both presented with honorary degrees from Manchester University. They also picked up a posthumous award for their brother Maurice.

14-May

1967 The Bee Gees appeared at The Beachcomber in Nottingham

26-May

1970 Sing A Rude Song opens in the West End, with Maurice playing Bernard Dillon

27-May

1944 Hugh Gibb married Barbara Pass

2004 The Bee Gees’ CBE ceremony finally took place on this day, having been awarded the honour back in December 2001.

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