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1997 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The Bee Gees Perform at the Induction Ceremony

Bee Gees

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  • Year:
    1997
  • Inducted by:
    Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) & Raffael Saddiq
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

1997

Jim Farber

A great melody travels anywhere - through any age, over any beat, arranged in any genre. 

While memo­rable records can find sharp hooks in rhythm, production impact or even sheer noise, they can’t enjoy  the interpretations - and thus the endlessly multiplied lives - of a perfectly rounded tune. No group makes the point  more conclusively than the Bee Gees, an act whose magic melodies have weathered thirty years of trends, morphed through a music school’s worth of styles and forged five-hundred covers, all while stressing nothing so much as their hummable core.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 1997
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1997 Inductees The Bee Gees

They are forever young, forever new.

Arif Mardin

Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

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