The British/Australian group, the Bee Gees had more than one musical lifetime. Alabama music lovers of three generations listened to the Bee Gees.

A tribute band, "Bee Gees Now," will recreate the unusual sounds of each era of the Bees Gees.

You can step back in time and experience the magic of the '60s, the disco era of the mid to late ‘70s and the later songwriting era. The "Bee Gees Now – A Bee Gees Tribute" takes the stage at OWA Theater on Friday, January 12, and Saturday, January 13, with performances starting at 7:30 p.m.

OWA Theater is located at 205 N. OWA Blvd in Foley. It is just off the Foley Beach Express, seven miles north of the Gulf Coast. Details and ticket information can be found here.

The Bee Gees were a trio of singing brothers, born in the United Kingdom, moved to Australia, and moved back to the UK.

The unique Bee Gees sound: the tight-nit three-part harmony. The high tenor falsetto. The vocal vibrato. A listener could recognize the Bee Gees instantly. That's the sound that is coming to Foley.

Saturday Night Fever. And Friday Night Fever. January 12 and 13.

You can immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a journey through six decades of the Bee Gees.

In the early days, the Brothers Gibb were a second wave of the British invasion:

“New York Mining Disaster 1941”

“To Love Somebody”

“Massachusetts”

“Words”

“I Just Gotta Get a Message to You”

“I Started a Joke”

A second generation came to know the Bee Gees as “The Disco Kings,” in the 70s era:

“Night Fever”

“Stayin’ Alive”

“How Deep is Your Love?”

The movie “Saturday Night Fever” and its Bee Gees’ soundtrack.

A third generation of Bee Gees fans enjoyed their writing or producing songs for other artists:

Barbara Streisand

Dionne Warwick

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers (Bee Gees’ “Islands in the Stream”)

Diana Ross

Eric Clapton

In addition to the vocals of the Bee Gees, the show projects "stunning visuals, authentic costumes, and dazzling lighting effects, transporting the audience to the glittering dance floors of the disco era."

"The Bee Gees' harmonies are flawlessly recreated, ensuring that every note and nuance of their music is honored," according to an OWA release.

The Bee Gees were formed in 1958 by brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. They were an influential act in pop music. 

Maurice Gibb died suddenly in 2003 at age 53. Robin Gibb died in 2012 at age 62. Barry Gibb, the oldest brother, is the only surviving member of the group.

Bee Gees Now: A Tribute Band. Details here.

Jim Zeigler is a former Alabama Public Service Commissioner and State Auditor. You can reach him for comments at [email protected].

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