I came of age during the disco backlash, and hatred for "Staying Alive" was at its peak. My enjoyment for the Bee Gees came much later as an adult. I have a great appreciation for their early work ("I Started A Joke", "Massachusetts") through their Saturday Night Fever work, and their later post-disco pop tunes such as "One", "You Win Again" and "This Is Where I Came In" are among my favourite "sing while I drive" songs.
I was into the Bee Gees before the disco days...Bee Gees Gold was possibly my favorite of my Dad's eight-tracks, and I later bought and enjoyed Main Course, their first disco album, more or less. Somewhere after SNF I got turned off of the disco stuff, mostly because I became a total AOR-head for a while, but I always really loved the early stuff.
They did a good A&E concert special a number of years ago, and I resolved to take my Dad to see them on the ensuing concert tour...but Maurice's health problems meant the tour never happened. One of the few artists that I really would have liked to see and didn't (other than those who, like Buddy Holly, died before I was born, or, like John Lennon, stopped doing concerts when I was a kid).
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Founding member of Jefferson Airplane passes away at 74. Way talented guy from an overall looked great band. Yeah, I know they're in the HOF, but if you asked people to name the top ten bands of that era, they never get a mention.