The Bee Gees were a musical group founded in 1958. The group's line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording music, but they had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a pop act in the late 1960s/early 1970s, and as prominent performers of the disco music era in the late 1970s. The group sang three-part tight harmonies that were instantly recognisable; Robin's clear vibrato lead was a hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry's R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the late 1970s and 1980s. The brothers wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists.
Born in the Isle of Man to English parents, the Gibb brothers lived their first few years in Chorlton, Manchester, England, then moved in the late 1950s to Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia, where they began their music careers. After achieving their first chart success in Australia with 'Spicks and Specks' (their 12th single), they returned to the United Kingdom in January 1967 where producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a worldwide audience.
The Bee Gees' career record sales total more than 220 million ranking them among the best-selling music artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997; the presenter of the award to 'Britain's first family of harmony' was Brian Wilson, historical leader of the Beach Boys, a 'family act' also featuring three harmonising brothers. The Bee Gees' Hall of Fame citation says 'Only Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees.'
|Author||John O'Donnell, Toby Creswell, Craig Mathieson|
|Subject||Australian music, rock, pop, discography|
|Publisher||Hardie Grant Books|
|25 October 2010|
|Media type||print (hardback)|
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The 100 Best Australian Albums (a.k.a. One Hundred Best Australian Albums) is a compendium of rock and pop albums of the past 50 years as compiled by music journalistsToby Creswell, Craig Mathieson and John O'Donnell. The book was published on 25 October 2010 by Hardie Grant Books (Prahran, Victoria).Sony Music has released a five CD compilation to support the book.
According to O'Donnell, 'It wouldn't be a good list if it didn't polarise people and we hope that this list will. We also hope that it will get people sitting around comparing their favourites and discovering or re-discovering these great albums and others.' The compendium was updated in November 2017 with ten additional entries, The 110 Best Australian Albums.
About the authors
Creswell wrote his first article on rock & roll for Nation Review in 1972. He subsequently wrote articles about all aspects of popular culture and music for RAM (Rock Australia Magazine), Billboard, Roadrunner and other national and international magazines and newspapers. He has worked for MTV and a variety of television programs as a writer and presenter. In 1985 he became editor of the Australian edition of Rolling Stone and two years later was in a partnership which took over the franchise. He continued to edit Rolling Stone until September 1992. He was a founding editor of Juice Magazine.
Ultimate Bee Gees Songbook
Mathieson is also a journalist, known for his work with Rolling Stone, Juice Magazine, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as for his book Hi Fi Days (1996), a biography of three leading Australian bands, Silverchair, Spiderbait and You Am I.
O'Donnell started out as a freelance writer, worked as Music Editor at Rolling Stone, before leaving to co-found and edit Juice Magazine. In 1994 O'Donnell created the Murmur label for Sony Music Australia and went on to sign successful artists, including Silverchair, Ammonia, Jebediah, and Something for Kate. He later worked for Sony at the corporate level before leaving for EMI Australia in 2002. O'Donnell was the CEO of EMI in the Oceania region from 2002 until September 2008. O'Donnell is also active in a number of industry bodies such as ARIA and PPCA.
In July 2009, O'Donnell and some of his friends discussed their selections for the best Australian albums. He decided a book on the topic was required and contacted fellow journalists, Creswell and Mathieson, to pitch the idea to publishers with Hardie Grant being chosen. Over the latter part of 2009, the trio revisited numerous albums, O'Donnell estimates he listened to 450–500. After four months of trimming their lists, the authors divided up the descriptions of each entry according to personal experiences with Mathieson focusing on post-1980s, Creswell on 1960s and 1970s and O'Donnell providing the overview.
The updated list follows. New albums, which were added in the November 2017 edition, are shown with a bracketed bold asterisk [*]:
Bee Gees Songbook
- Midnight Oil – Diesel and Dust (1987)
- AC/DC – Back in Black (1980)
- Crowded House – Woodface (1991)
- Cold Chisel – Circus Animals (1982)
- The Triffids – Born Sandy Devotional (1986)
- The Easybeats – The Best of the Easybeats (1967)
- Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls – Gossip (1986)
- You Am I – Hi Fi Way (1995)
- Skyhooks – Living in the 70's (1974)
- The Avalanches – Since I Left You (2000)
- INXS – Kick (1987)
- The Go-Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane (1988)
- Radio Birdman – Radios Appear (1977)
- Daddy Cool – Daddy Who? Daddy Cool (1971)
- Richard Clapton – Goodbye Tiger (1977)
- Bee Gees – Best of Bee Gees (1969)
- The Birthday Party – Junkyard (1982)
- Hunters & Collectors – Human Frailty (1986)
- Sarah Blasko – As Day Follows Night (2009)
- The Saints – (I'm) Stranded (1976)
- The Drones – Gala Mill (2006)
- Split Enz – True Colours (1980)
- Midnight Oil – 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (1982)
- Slim Dusty – The Very Best of Slim Dusty (1998)
- Silverchair – Neon Ballroom (1999)
- Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015) [*]
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Boatman's Call (1997)
- Regurgitator – Unit (1997)
- Hoodoo Gurus – Stoneage Romeos (1984)
- Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream (2008)
- Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul (2008)
- Tame Impala – Lonerism (2012) [*]
- Kasey Chambers – Barricades & Brickwalls (2001)
- Johnny O'Keefe – The Wild One (1958)
- The Church – Starfish (1988)
- The Reels – Quasimodo's Dream (1981)
- The Masters Apprentices – Master's Apprentices (1967)
- Savage Garden – Savage Garden (1997)
- Sunnyboys – Sunnyboys (1981)
- Kev Carmody and Various Artists – Cannot Buy My Soul (2007)
- Something For Kate – Echolalia (2001)
- Stephen Cummings – Lovetown (1988)
- A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia (2016) [*]
- The Saints – Prehistoric Sounds (1978)
- Australian Crawl – The Boys Light Up (1980)
- Powderfinger – Odyssey Number Five (2000)
- Mental As Anything – Cats & Dogs (1981)
- Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Rush to Relax (2010)
- Models – The Pleasure of Your Company (1983)
- Augie March – Moo, You Bloody Choir (2006)
- The Missing Links – The Missing Links (1965)
- Ed Kuepper – Honey Steel's Gold (1991)
- AC/DC – Highway to Hell (1979)
- The Sports – Don't Throw Stones (1979)
- The Seekers – Greatest Hits (1968)
- Cold Chisel – East (1980)
- Big Scary – Animal (2016) [*]
- Underground Lovers – Leaves Me Blind (1992)
- You Am I – Hourly, Daily (1996)
- INXS – The Swing (1984)
- The Living End – The Living End (1998)
- Jimmy Barnes – For the Working Class Man (1985)
- Russell Morris – Wings of an Eagle and Other Great Hits (1973)
- Hoodoo Gurus – Mars Needs Guitars! (1985)
- The Presets – Apocalypso (2008)
- The Dingoes – The Dingoes (1974)
- The Cruel Sea – The Honeymoon Is Over (1993)
- Flume – Skin (2016) [*]
- The Angels – Face to Face (1978)
- The Hummingbirds – LoveBUZZ (1989)
- Paul Kelly & the Stormwater Boys – Foggy Highway (2005)
- Chain – Toward the Blues (1971)
- Dragon – O Zambezi (1978)
- Adalita – Adalita (2011) [*]
- Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs – Aztecs Live at Sunbury (1972)
- The Scientists – Blood Red River (1983)
- Crowded House – Temple of Low Men (1988)
- Died Pretty – Doughboy Hollow (1991)
- Axiom – Fool's Gold (1970)
- Bob Evans – Suburban Songbook (2006)
- Dirty Three – Ocean Songs (1998)
- Renée Geyer – Ready to Deal (1975)
- Royal Headache – High (2015) [*]
- The Church – The Blurred Crusade (1982)
- The Vines – Highly Evolved (2002)
- John Farnham – Whispering Jack (1986)
- The Loved Ones – Magic Box (1967)
- The Sleepy Jackson – Lovers (2003)
- The Panics – Rain on the Humming Wire (2011) [*]
- Bliss N Eso – Flying Colours (2008)
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Tender Prey (1988)
- Tex, Don and Charlie – Sad But True (1993)
- Flowers – Icehouse (1980)
- The Painted Ladies – The Painted Ladies Play Selections from the Loner (2014) [*]
- Missy Higgins – The Sound of White (2004)
- The Go-Betweens – Before Hollywood (1983)
- Normie Rowe – Ain't Necessarily So (1965)
- Jet – Get Born (2003)
- The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band – Smoke Dreams (1973)
- Sia – We Are Born (2010) [*]
- Ben Lee – Awake is the New Sleep (2005)
- Rose Tattoo – Rose Tattoo (1978)
- I'm Talking – Bear Witness (1986)
- X – X-Aspirations (1979)
- Beaches – Beaches (2008)
- Baby Animals – Baby Animals (1991)
- Bernard Fanning – Tea & Sympathy (2005)
- Kylie Minogue – Fever (2001)
- Men at Work – Business As Usual (1981)
- G. Wayne Thomas, Terry Hannagan, Tamam Shud, Brian Cadd, John J. Francis, Peter Howe – Morning of the Earth (1971)
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