Tragedy

The Ballad of the Bee Gees

Tragedy The Ballad of the Bee Gees
$19.95 $15.96
Author:
Format: Paperback / softback, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9781911036005
Publisher: Jawbone Press
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

The rise and fall of the brothers Gibb--Barry, Robin, Maurice, and younger brother Andy--is perhaps the greatest saga in Australian music history.

Although the Bee Gees enjoyed several rebirths in a career that spanned many decades, it seemed that tragedy followed the Gibbs like a curse. For every incredible career high there was a hefty personal downside: divorce, drunkenness, and death seemed as synonymous with the Gibbs as falsetto harmonies, flares, and multi-platinum record sales.

Not long before his death, Robin made it clear that he believed the Gibbs had been forced to pay the highest possible cost for their success. "All the tragedies my family has suffered . . . is a kind of karmic price we are paying for all the fame and fortune we've had." This is the story of the brothers' incredible careers and an examination of the Gibb 'curse'--an all-too-human look at the rollercoaster ride of fame.

The author

Jeff Apter is the author of High Voltage: The Life of Angus Young AC/DC’s Last Man Standing, published by Chicago Review Press in April 2018; he ghostwrote Dirty Deeds, former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans’s bestselling memoir. He also worked as ghostwriter with AC/DC’s manager, Michael Browning, on his book Dog Eat Dog. Jeff’s other subjects include Keith Urban, the Finn brothers, Jeff Buckley, and the Bee Gees. The former Music Editor at Australian Rolling Stone, Jeff was the dramaturge for the award-nominated live show A State of Grace: The Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley, which toured Australia successfully in 2015. www.jeffapter.com.au

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9781911036005
Illustrations: 20 color & b-w photos
Size: 6 in x 8.5 in / 152.4 mm x 215.9 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Elements Of Composition
Learn the basics of composition with Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner! The elements of composition are point, shape, mass, volume, texture, value, and color. Let’s talk about a few of them one by one. Point A point is a single mark on a page without depth, height, or length. A group of points in ...
Read More >
Celebrate Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’re sharing fun activities and recipes to help mom celebrate! Now through May 13th, get 35% off your order with the code MOM18. Dream Big Dreams Get Inspired Try the Latest Craft Trend Make Time for Self-Care  Gather Together in the Kitchen   Get Zen with Paper Crafts ...
Read More >
Expressive Painting: Reflections
How do you make a watercolor stand out? Try adding reflections! In Expressive Painting we see how to make our paintings alive. Reflections add energy and color to a scene. They can suggest an afternoon rainstorm or help make the foreground interesting. Paint reflections at the same time you paint the object. If there is a ...
Read More >
See More Posts