The Bee Gees are an English band formed in the late 50s by brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, with their career beginning in earnest in Australia in 1965. The band relocated to the UK in 1967 and immediately tasted worldwide chart success with the album 'Bee Gees' 1st' (actually their third album).
The band endured a rather lean period in the early 70s, but ended the decade on a high with two platinum albums: the soundtrack 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'Spirits Having Flown' - both topping charts all over the world. Between them, these albums spawned some of the most recognisable Bee Gees songs, including 'Staying Alive', 'Tragedy', 'How Deep Is Your Love', 'Night Fever' and 'Jive Talkin'.
The band never quite managed to achieve those lofty heights again, but remained ever popular.
In 2003, Maurice Gibb died unexpectedly of complications resulting from a twisted intestine and the band went on hiatus for a while.
In 2012, Robin Gibb died following a lengthy battle with cancer.