A regular series delving into my musical archives to look back at tracks which are at least 20 years old.
The three Gibb brothers (Barry, Robin and Maurice) from the Isle of Man were prolific recording artists in their own right, racking up five UK number one singles spanning 20 years – from Massachusetts in 1967 to You Win Again in 1987 – among a total of 18 top ten hits, including the definitive soundtrack album of the 1970s, Saturday Night Fever. But they have also written a host of major hits for a wide variety of other artists, ranging from Celine Dion to Tina Turner, and from Conway Twitty to, er, One True Voice. (Remember them? I thought not. They were the boy-band formed opposite Girls Aloud in the one-off Popstars: The Rivals.)
In celebration of one of British music’s most successful global exports, here are five songs which have the Bee Gees’ familiar lyrical and melodic stamp on them, but were made famous by other artists.