The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, the new HBO documentary, debuts Saturday night.
Bee Gees fans will be introduced to the Gibb brothers’ father Hugh Gibb in the documentary. Hugh’s belief in his sons’ harmony and songwriting is what led him to reach out to legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein.However, Epstein passed them along to associate Robert Stigwood, who ultimately signed them, launching their amazing success.
The documentary will also feature new interviews with Barry Gibb also older interviews from the archive, along with interviews with brothers Robin and Maurice.
Viewers will learn about their success, and the stress that drove them apart in difficult times. Stigwood gets credit for the recommendation that revived The Bee Gees in the mid '70s, when they moved to Miami and began recording there.
Two years after "Jive Talkin'" came Stigwood's best advice to the Gibb brothers, when they contributing songs for a movie about the disco scene Stigwood was producing called Saturday Night Fever. That soundtrack went on to sell more than 40 million copies.
That kind of success was later followed by backlash as the film recalls many Bee Gees albums being burned in the nfamous Disco Demolition Night bonfire in Chicago.
The Gibbs returned in a different way after that by collaborating on '80s hits with stars like Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick,Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]