The Bee Gees, formed of Brothers Barry Gibb, Robin and Robin's twin Maurice, first found international success in the late 60s with the album Bee Gees' 1st. My favorite Bee Gee songs featured Barry on lead vocals. Robin's vocals were just too sad for me. Here is my most favorite of the Bee Gees.... "To Love Somebody"

Hits including Words and I've Gotta Get a Message to You, Massachusetts, followed, but the group hit even bigger heights in the 70s with their songs featured on the soundtrack to John Travolta film "Saturday Night Fever".

I really loved so many of their songs... the disco tunes not so much... but here is a great one...... "Lonely Days".

Maurice passed away from cardiac arrest at age 53. Youngest brother Andy had a brief successful solo career but sadly... passed on at age 30 from years of depression induced drug and alcohol abuse.

The soundtrack to John Travolta's classic film Saturday Night Fever spawned some of the Bee Gees' most famous hits with How Deep is Your Love, Stayin' Alive and Night Fever all managing to hit the top spot.

As well as enjoying phenomenal success as a group – the Bee Gees are one of the biggest selling acts of all time – the brothers also wrote hit records for an array of other artists.

Paying tribute to Robin Gibb, broadcaster Paul Gambaccini said: 'Everyone should be aware that the Bee Gees are second only to Lennon and McCartney as the most successful songwriting unit in British popular music.

'Their accomplishments have been monumental. Not only have they written their own number one hits, but they wrote huge hit records for Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, the list goes on and on.'

Robin Gibb, who passed away earlier this month, will be given a special ceremony this September, the Guardian reports.

Rumors of a memorial service for the star had surfaced over the last week, with a source telling The Sun: 'This will be the biggest send-off since the death of John Lennon. Robin was so very highly regarded in the industry and this will be reflected in the turnout.

'Robin's boys, Spencer and Robin-John, are also working on ideas for their dad's farewell.'

Gibb had many fans both in and out of the music industry, and it is expected they will attend the public memorial services in large numbers.

It was originally thought that the singer died after a long battle with cancer, until Gibb's son Robin-John revealed that it was kidney failure. Read more:

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