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The Timmons Brothers - “The Bee Gees: A Tale of Two Bands”

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When Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities in 1859, there was not a thought
this phrase could be modified over 120 years later in reference to A Tale of Two
Bands. Dickens opened his great novel with the famous lines, "It was the best of
times, it was the worst of times." Ironically, this may also reflect on the band, who
is the focus of tonight’s show, the Bee Gees (Barry, Robin, and Maurice) and may
explain why during their acceptance speech into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,
Barry Gibb stated “We are in fact the enigma with a stigma. We know this. We’re
aware of it. We hear it everyday. We live with it. We have suffered. But tonight
we have come home with this honor.” As to A Tale of Two Bands, in the late
1960s and early 1970s they were especially successful as pop balladeers with
Robin’s lead vocals being a hallmark of their earlier hits. After a seemingly long
hiatus, they re-emerged in the mid 1970s with an entirely different sound led by
Barry's R & B falsetto vocal and bringing disco to the mainstream and a cultural
impact throughout the world. How big of an impact you may ask? To the point
that numerous rock artists from the Rolling Stones to Kiss to McCartney and even
the Grateful Dead to name a few did the unthinkable and released disco-flavored
singles in the late 1970s . So, join the Timmons Brothers and their exploration of
“The Bee Gees: A Tale of Two Bands”.