The Bee Gees by David N. Meyer
The Biography

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A valiant but unsatisfying effort to reappraise a band loved by the masses and loathed by critics.
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The first narrative biography of the Bee Gees, the phenomenally popular vocal group that has sold more than 200 million records worldwide—sales in the company of the Beatles and Michael Jackson. The Bee Gees is the epic family saga of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, and it’s riddled with astonishing highs—especially as they became the definitive band of the disco era, fueled by Saturday Night Fever and crashing lows, including the tragic drug-fueled downfall of youngest brother, Andy. In recent years, a whole new generation of fans has rediscovered the undeniable grooves and harmonies that made the Bee Gees and songs like Stayin’ Alive, How Deep is Your Love, To Love Somebody, and I Started a Joke timeless.
 

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David N. Meyer's previous book, Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, was named by the Los Angeles Times as one of the 20 Best Nonfiction Books of the Year. Rolling Stone selected it as one of the Five Best Books of the Year. His other books include The 100 Best Films to Rent You've Never Heard Of and A Girl and a Gun: The Complete Guide to Film Noir on Video.
 
Published July 9, 2013 by Da Capo Press. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Damian P. on Oct 29 2013

Once dismissed as a flash-in-the-pan disco act, The Bee Gees and their music remain wildly popular today, and will remain popular long into the future. The Bee Gees: A Biography effectively explains the importance and appeal of the group’s music, but as a biography, the group deserves better.

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Reviewed by Joseph Arellano on Sep 19 2013

The late Robin Gibb once wrote a bestselling song called “Saved by the Bell.” The bell may have already rung for David Meyer’s account; tragically, it did not ring timely in order to save us from it.

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on Jun 25 2013

A valiant but unsatisfying effort to reappraise a band loved by the masses and loathed by critics.

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