The rise and fall of the brothers Gibb is perhaps the greatest saga in Australian, even world, music history. As ubiquitous as the falsetto harmonies, flares and multi-platinum record sales were the tragedies: the highs, the lows, the highs again. And then the brothers fell, one by one.
Not long before his death, Robin made it clear that he believed the Gibbs had been forced to pay the highest possible cost for their success. 'All the tragedies my family has suffered . . . is a kind of karmic price we are paying for all the fame and fortune we've had.'
This is the story of all four brothers' incredible careers, lives and influence.
A beautifully drawn examination of the Gibb 'curse' and an all-too-human look at the rollercoaster ride of fame.
Captures the incredible highs, and the terrible lows: divorce, drunkenness and death.
For Bee Gees fans, and for everyone, because we've all been touched by the music.
Jeff Apter is the author of 20 books, including Up from Down Under: How Australian Music Changed the World and Johnny O'Keefe. Rocker.Legend.Wild One.