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The Bee Gees

City of Westminster

 
 
The Bee Gees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. The Bee Gees Marker
Inscription.

Barry, Robin & Maurice
Gibb
composed and
stayed here
1968-1980

 
Erected 2008 by The Heritage Foundation.
 
Location. 51° 30.751′ N, 0° 8.935′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Brook Street just west of Davies Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 67 Brook Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 4AH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colen Campbell (a few steps from this marker); John Adams (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Alexander Korda (about 150 meters away); Ann Oldfield (about 150 meters away); Ernest Bevin (about 180 meters away); Charles Edmund Peczenik (about 180 meters away); George Frideric Handel (about 210 meters away); Jimi Hendrix (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Bee Gees (Wikipedia). The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording music, but
The Bee Gees Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. The Bee Gees Marker - Wide View
they had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a popular music act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as prominent performers of the disco music era in the mid-to-late 1970s. The group sang recognisable three-part tight harmonies; Robin's clear vibrato lead vocals were a hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry's R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the mid-to-late 1970s and 1980s. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists....As of July 2013, the Bee Gees have sold more than 220 million records worldwide, placing them among the world's 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, another "family act" 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.
(Submitted on October 20, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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