It wasn't until films such as Saturday Night Fever and Thank God It's Friday that disco's rose in mainstream popularity. The Bee Gees, the Jacksons and Donna Summer played a crucial role in pioneering the disco genre. But the disco era was more than music, it was a lifestyle for many. When we think of the disco era the first thing that come to mind is the disco ball, afros, Studio 54, quad roller skates and disco clothes such as leisure suits, funky disco shirts, disco men's platform shoes, polyester disco pants, etc. Those were the days!
So, it was in this era that the singing brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice took the American disco scene by storm. It is estimated that the Bee Gees' record sales totaled more than 200 million, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. The Bee Gees were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Their legacy is so profound that a 1997 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame citation says "Only Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees".
Unfortunately, Maurice who was actually musical director of the trio passed away in January 2003 due to a strangulated intestine. In the same year, The Bee Gees received the Grammy Legend Award. Since then the remaining Barry and Robyn have occasionally got together to play at charity concerts. They also played at the 30th annual Prince's Trust Concert in the UK on 20 May 2006. According to perthnow, Robin has recently been touring Europe as a solo performer but there are still no plans to resurrect the Bee Gees banner. After Maurice's death, Robin and Barry decided to retire the group name, leaving it to represent the three brothers together.
At Red Karaoke, in honor of this legendary trio and to celebrate a bygone disco era, we're happy to bring an assortment of Bee Gees karaoke tracks for you to have fun recording and dancing. So, dust off your disco ball and invite your best Bee Gees-lovin' pals to have a karaoke disco party now.