Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Mods outside the club Tiles. Bee Gees Live Performance,1967

Mods waiting for Bee Gees live performance, outside the historic club TILES, London.
Support group was The Tangerine Peel
All photographs by Simos Tsapnidis, 1967.

Bee Gees,  departed  from Australia to England, and made a big success with the single  "New York Mining Disaster 1941". "New York Mining Disaster 1941", was issued to radio stations with a blank white label listing only the song title. Some DJs immediately assumed this was a new single by the Beatles and started playing the song in heavy rotation. This helped the song climb into the Top 20 in both the UK and US. No such chicanery was needed to boost the Bee Gees' second single, "To Love Somebody", into the US Top 20. Originally written for Otis Redding, "To Love Somebody", a soulful ballad sung by Barry, has since become a pop standard covered by many artists. Another single, "Holiday", was released in the US, peaking at No. 16. The parent album, Bee Gees 1st (their first internationally), peaked at No. 7 in the US and No. 8 in the UK.

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