The secret is to make sure your family comes before anything else, because no matter what you do you've got to come home.
The only thing I miss on stage is the falsetto.
We had to leave Australia to become international stars.
After all, when we arrived in London, we had nothing. We were unknown. We had no recording contract and no work.
It is commercial pop that the majority of people understand. A working man's daughter would not understand blues.
The result was Stranger in a Strange Land, ... Guilty Pleasures.
We were very influenced by The Beatles, no question.
I never really did any disco dancing.
The Bee Gees no longer exist.
You can be tops in Australia and be unheard of everywhere else.
When you write a song you have an idea of how it should be sung but it doesn't work out that way if someone else records it.
I like blues but it is music I am too ignorant to understand.
I would be content if I had nothing but a tape-recorder. I could still write songs and record them.
Maybe the way to do it is through music - keeping the music alive.
Success like we have now was just a very distant dream in 1971.
I have a little dictaphone and if a sound takes my fancy or if a lyric comes to me in the middle of the night I'll just record it there and then.
It was great being together as a band, but much more difficult being brothers than it was being in a band.
Anything can inspire me - a conversation, something strikes you about words which can end up being a title.
Sure I'm leaving the Bee Gees. I'm going into films.
I'd have to say, without a doubt, it's a pure love of pop music and the fact that we're a family that's knit together.
Our parents came home one day and heard us, and they thought it was the radio, but our grandfather told them it was us.
Everybody is a teenage idol.
Unknown to myself, I damaged all my joints.
But even now, when people see me in the street, they point upwards to the sky.
The Bee Gees are a fly-by-night sort of group.
I'm the eldest at 51, and if the Stones can drag themselves around once more, then there's a few more albums in us.
The other secret is that Linda and I are still in love. And being really in love doesn't go away. It's also about being friends.
Leaving Australia was the hardest thing I have ever done.
I like every part of the pop business - though I'm sick and tired of back-biters.
Fortunately I can still play the guitar, but I have to strap my wrists up to give them support. It's the twisting of the wrist that causes the pain, so it's OK.
This place will always be the spiritual home for the Cashes. My wife, Linda, and I are determined to preserve it, to honor their memory. We fell in love with it it's an incredible honor for us. We plan to use the home to write songs because of the musical inspiration.
I love making records; I love making music; I love writing songs.
As long as you're having fun, that's the key. The moment it becomes a grind, it's over.
All three of us were living in each other's pockets for 35 years.
He was the average guy. Maurice, I think, reflected every man.
Maurice would prance into a room, you know, and his presence was immediate.
When you are in your 20's and 30's, you just want a hit record and you don't really care how it happens.
The only thing that exists to me is commercial pop music.
I will always have my songs and I don't think I will ever dry-up.
I've worked with a lot of people who are more famous than myself who are terribly insecure.
By going solo I could lose a fortune but money is not important.
We think that at this point in our lives, the sooner we get back to what we think our gift is, is writing songs... Maurice will be a void, always in our lives and he will always be featured as the third member of the Bee Gees, no matter what we do, but one thing I will tell you is that the Bee Gees will go on.
Now there is a new group every week; it seems like everybody and anybody can get into the charts.
It is not the money but the self-respect and wanting to create good music.
I just love the feeling a close family gives you and I wouldn't change it for anything.
I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time.
We enjoy change and freshness, and disco was only one area we've delved into.
It's very questionable, and we will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on.
Maurice was a silly man. Maurice liked being silly.
You are never really prepared for criticism.
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