The Bee Gees
There may be some discussion on whether the Bee Gees are really an Australian group, but if you ask any Australian they will have no doubt in their mind. Although born on the British Island of Man, they moved to Australia in 1958 and became known for their slick harmonies in their regular performances on Australian television. They published their first two LP's, The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs and Monday's Rain in Australia and had their first big hit with Spicks and Specks.
At first a five member group with fellow Australians Vince Melouney on lead guitar and Colin Peterson on Drums, the twins Robin and Maurice Gibb with their older brother Barry succeeded in delighting the world with such hits as Words, I've Got to Get a Message to You, I Started a Joke, Lonely Days, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart and Run to Me.
In 1967 the brothers Gibb moved back to England. In 1969 the brothers had a quarrel and the group split with Barry and Maurice at one side and Robin going solo. They reconciled abou a year and a half later and realy started international fame, starting with Life in a Tin Can
In total the BeeGees produced more than thirty hit singles including Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love and More Than a Woman.