Entertainment First of May - Bee Gees appreciation thread

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  1. McLennison

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    As a young boy the first record I ever bought was the Beatles And I Love Her b/w If I Fell single. The second was I Started a Joke by the Bee Gees. As I got older the Bee Gees were getting more forgotten each year. When they embraced the disco era with Saturday Night Live of course my friends and I hated them. In 1978 I got a job and made friends with a guy about 10 years older than me. He told me about some of the lesser known great bands of the '60's and I could listen to his teachings for hours. When he brought up the Bee Gees I scoffed. He told me to listen to their earlier stuff and he was right in his praise. New York Mining Disaster 1941; To Love Somebody; Holiday; I Can't See Nobody. Just some of their hits I couldn't get enough of. My future wife and I even considered "Words" as our wedding song. The melody was superb but the lyrics just didn't fit. But he said the best of all was First of May. He called it Psychedelic Melody music. I was blown away re-visiting it after 10+ years. I remained in contact with him via telephone and later e mail for the next few decades.

    In 2004 we decided enough with the impersonal contacts. Let's get together again after 20 years. I hung out with him a couple of times and we'd talk music after some mind embellishment helpers. He was also a huge Pink Floyd fan and when Floyd re-united for the one show in 2005 we were on the phone together as they played - relishing "one last time". Then one day in 2009 I got the awful e mail. A friend of his used his e mail account to tell me John had passed away from a stroke. Ugh. He was a true mentor to me, almost a big brother from afar for so many years.

    Since then every May 1 I think of John, and smile with a bit of a tear thrown in. Here's to you bud.



     
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    i never listened to their music except when i was stuck in a car. i never knew anybody who listened to them. :dontknow:
     
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    Fag.....

    That said

     
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    That falsetto...
     
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    I always laughed at the Bee Gees music and their fans. I took it as simply disco trash. When I finally sat down and listened to their music,I realized how wrong i was. I was touched and blown away at how amazing they were at singing and how they lifted my spirits after listening.
     
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    They wrote this classic.

     
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    Yeah, all my friends were straight too.
     
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    Makes me want to see that tribute show at the Excalibur.:)
     
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    Enormously talented (especially Barry) and incredibly underrated.
     
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    Their first few albums are great. Not a fan of the disco stuff.
     
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    Great music great times. Saturday Night Fever sound track was the bomb. Trovolta rocked in that movie
     
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    Hated Sat Night FEVER (you wrote LIVE btw) at the time but if course i had the album. i have lots if pieces of vinyl but i actually tossed that one away. When i hear it now i kind of like it. For disco they were really good. Too bad tbey helped usher in an era of shit music.