According Ray Broadus Browne, the songs How Deep is Your Love and Stayin' alive, the Bee Gees helped to define a disco era. Furthermore, Pat Browne (2001) recorded that some rock historians believe they were an important source for the gradual merging of folk and rock music.However, some people would not regard DISCO as one of the most important genres in music history. During the 1980s and 1990s this grew in size and importance, as world music and some of the most popular dance music was referred to as British, the sound of the British/Australian boys who were sometimes confused as Americans, due to its popularity in the USA.
One could even say that the Bee Gees could be the object of sociological studies as they remained on top for many generations, appealing to the most varied public. Their amazing success in the US is a story apart, considering that disco musicians and their audiences, were mostly associated with the American minority such as Latinos, women, gays, etc.(David Nicholls, 1998).
On the other hand, the Harvard Dictionary has mentioned the Bee Gees as representative of contrary motion in discant composition (popular in Gregorian times) and stressed its importance in music theory (Don Michael Randel, 2003). The band had a radical extension of system of mutations. Melody and melodic songs were above all the focus of these amazing Trio. The revived a style of singing voice which was a kind of Discant or Descant , which means above the book. In other words, the Bee Gees sung a kind of music known in old latin as supra librum" which is a kind of Gregorian chant. They sung in falsetto, which refers to the highest part of a man's voice. (Jo Thompson, Nigel Nelson, 2004).
" I believe in you, you know the door to my very soul. You're the light in my deepest darkest hour, you're my savior when I fall".
"It's only words and words are all I have to take your heart away".
The Trio actually have released songs with a typical Shakespearian inspiration "Too Much Heaven", Tragedy and "Love you Inside Out".
One might hope, that their songs will continue inspiring people to create melodies where the actual voice of the singer (s) will be the most important thing in the song. When the Bee Gees started, one had to have a voice!
Thanks for mentioning my project on the Bee Gees Tribute.
I hope I will see more comments here. Robin Gibb was very important
and had a unique voice as well as his brothers. I think we will all miss
this great talent!