9:30pm Monday, August 20 on Prime
In Our Own Time
Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb were born in the 1950′s in the Isle Of Man and began singing together after the family moved to Manchester, England. In 1958, the Gibb’s sailed to Australia to start a new life and it was here that the three brothers formed the Bee Gees and had their first chart success. the family returned to England in 1966 when they realized that they needed to leave Australia to fulfill their ambition of worldwide success. The brothers soon attracted the attention of music impresario Robert Stigwood, who would play a major role in the Bee Gees career. Before long, they were global superstars, with hits like ‘Massachusetts’, ‘Words’, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, ‘Jive Talkin’, ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘Night Fever’, and ‘You Win Again’.
The Bee Gees award winning career has spanned five decades, and they have sold over 200 million albums, making them one of the best selling music acts of all time. They have had number one hits in every decade from the 1960′s to 1990′s, and their many awards and accolades include multiple Grammy’s, and an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Bee Gees ‘Saturday Night Fever’ album remains the best selling soundtrack in history. In Our Own Time is a documentary on the long and illustrious career of the legendary Bee Gees, from their modest beginnings to unrivalled worldwide success in the ’70′s. The story is told by Barry and Robin from extensive interviews, and the documentary also includes an interview with Robert Stigwood, videos, TV appearances and live performances.