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No, I'm not really going to do this. :rofl: Disco sucks!
Well -- I just so happen to LIKE Blondie (and Debra Harry is NOT "Blondie" it's the band's moniker with or without her - so there! - but she did name the band after the times she got whistled at and called: "Hey Blonde" and the same stuck for the group).

But I met Debra one night when I was playing bass in Pioneertown, CA and she was a really nice person and she could reall-lll-llllly play some harp! She's also very short.

But if you think the Bee Gees are just disco - then you missed the 1941 New York Mining Disaster album - huh?

View: https://youtu.be/3A71HM0sJmQ


I've Gotta Get A Message To You

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Massachusetts

View: https://youtu.be/Xk9bmuncB4Q


Holiday

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To Love Somebody

View: https://youtu.be/DWJWWHCFPbE


BONUS MUSIC FOR FRIENDS ONLY!!!!!! ....
..................and you know who you aren't!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But ----> OH CRAP! I FOUND THIS whilst looking for pre-disco Bee Gees to rub your noses in ....

View: https://youtu.be/yX-OkV_2z8A
 

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But if you think the Bee Gees are just disco - then you missed the 1941 New York Mining Disaster album - huh?


Did you miss post #11? Huh?

Don't make me start another thread of ABBA vs Rick Dees.​
 

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No, I'm not really going to do this. :rofl: Disco sucks!
Blondie, but the Bee Gees were considerably more successful. Barry Gibb is a musical talent on par with another Disco great, Nile Rodgers. Whether you know it or not, you have listened to probably hundreds of songs they wrote, produced and/or played on.

Barry has written 16 Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters' Hall of Fame, fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to music and entertainment, and Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to music and charity. The Bee Gees are the only group in history to write, produce and record six straight No.1 hits. They have 16 Grammy nominations and nine Grammy wins.

Wikipedia:

When the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, their citation read "Only Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees".​
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As a songwriter Gibb has had No. 1 songs in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s 1990s and 2000s, when "Islands in the Stream" became No. 1 in the UK as the comic relief single for 2009. His compositions for the Bee Gees have been recorded by numerous artists, including José Feliciano, Celine Dion, Al Green, Wyclef Jean, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Little, Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Nina Simone, Barbra Streisand, Samantha Sang, Tina Turner, Conway Twitty, Frankie Valli, Luther Vandross, Sarah Vaughan, Jennifer Warnes, Dionne Warwick and Andy Williams. Australian musician David Campbell, praising Gibb, compared the Beach Boys and the Bee Gees: "And like Brian Wilson, Barry Gibb's melodies made the songs timeless."

Gibb's solo songs have been recorded by number of artists, including Lou Reizner, Samantha Sang, P. P. Arnold, Ronnie Burns, Jerry Vale and many others. As a record producer, Gibb produced albums for Andy Gibb, Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, and Diana Ross.​
 
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Blondie if listening to, Bee Gees if trying to get some action (back in the day).

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No, I'm not really going to do this. :rofl: Disco sucks!
Boney M FTW! :dancingbanana::dancing::music::music::number1::dancingbanana::dancingbanana::dancingbanana:

 

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Come on now....Debbie Harry had a hit around 1999 or 2000....you must have heard it. For sure, the years ain't been kind to her, but she can still sing..

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abw49k3rIN0
Years have not been kind? You realize she's 75 years old, right? She still looks considerably better than the average 75-year-old.

I ran into her at Werlein's music store in the French Quarter of New Orleans around the time that song came out. I was trying to look around and she was in my way, autographing stuff for the store employees. Werlein's closed down not much after that, for the first time since they had to temporarily shut down while the Yankee's occupied the city during the war. They were the original sheet music publisher for "Dixie."
 

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Years have not been kind? You realize she's 75 years old, right? She still looks considerably better than the average 75-year-old.
Yeah, guess you're right...I always want to believe the hotties stay just like they looked on their album covers. We won't even talk about Linda Ronstadt.
 

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Yeah, guess you're right...I always want to believe the hotties stay just like they looked on their album covers. We won't even talk about Linda Ronstadt.
It’s really sad what happened to her. Parkinson’s Dz is bad enough but eventually she was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She was a very talented beauty.
 

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If you listen carefully, Blondie guitarist Chris Stein was really, really good. HH
Ah, you really nailed it here. The key about this type of pop music is the "formula". Blonde had a distinctive Telecaster sound on a lot of tracks. I contribute this mainly to the man behind the curtain. Niles Rogers. His influence is undeniable. From Blondie, David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross to Duran Duran to name a few.

I would compare his impact on pop music in his era inline with the likes of Sam Phillips, Rick Ruben and Quincy Jones.
 

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I thought the BeeGees did a very credible job in the Sgt Pepper movie.
 
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