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"Jive Talkin'," the first single off the album, became their second American number one single, and was followed up with "Nights on Broadway" and then the album Children of the World, which yielded the hits "You Should Be Dancing" and "Love So Right." Then, in 1977, their featured numbers on the soundtrack to the Robert Stigwood-produced Saturday Night Fever, "Stayin' Alive," "How Deep Is Your Love," and "Night Fever," each topped the charts, even as the soundtrack album stayed in the top spot for 24 weeks.
In the process, the disco era in America was born -- Saturday Night Fever, as an album and a film, supercharged the phenomenon and broadened its audience by tens of millions, with the Bee Gees at the forefront of the music.
The three of them gravitated toward music, encouraged by their father, who saw his sons at first as a diminutive version of the Mills Brothers.
Barry and Robin Gibb alternated the lead vocal spot, harmonizing together and with Maurice.
It was a profound moment although, ironically, there wasn't that much difference in their sound.
Amid the dance numbers, the Bee Gees still did a healthy portion of romantic ballads that each offered memorable hooks.
The family moved to Australia in 1958, resettling in Brisbane.
Now known as the Brothers Gibb -- with Barry writing songs -- they attracted the attention of a local DJ, and eventually got their own local television show.
By late 1966, they'd decided to return to England -- which, thanks to the Beatles, was now the center of the world for rock and popular music.