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Spicks and Specks
by Bee Gees
A most surprising song title this one, I remember thinking as a 12-year-old. And I wasn't the only one who found this a bit strange for a Gibb production. It did well in Australia after it was issued there in 1966, but achieved nothing in the UK or US when it was released elsewhere in the following year.

It's jolly enough, but not one of their best.

'Bee Gees':
:: At the age of 18 months, Barry Gibb was badly burned by hot tea and nearly died. His mum was told he had just 30 minutes left to live - however, he pulled through after two and a half months spent in hospital. ...
:: The 'Bee Gees' sixth album "Odessa", released in 1969, originally came wrapped in red, flocked felt and was stamped with gold lettering. However, the high production costs (and a number of worrying allergic reactions among record plant workers during assembly) meant this design was quickly discontinued. ...
:: In later years, while living in the US, Maurice Gibb was a champion paintball player (with his own team called The Royal Rat Rangers), and he also opened up his own paintball equipment supplier in North Miami Beach called "Commander Mo's Paintball Shop".

In #1966 :
:: As 'David Bowie with The Lower Third', the former David Jones released "Can't Help Thinking About Me" on January 14th this year. (It bombed completely.) ...
:: On May 5th, Borussia Dortmund of West Germany won the sixth European Cup Winner's Cup final, beating Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow, Scotland. ...
:: August 5th saw 'The Beatles' release both their "Revolver" album and their single "Yellow Submarine" in the United Kingdom. The former went straight in at Albums No. 1 for seven weeks, and the latter took just seven days to reach the top of the Singles listings, remaining there for four weeks.

Australia: No. 4 - New Zealand: No. 1
1966 - Spin (Australia) - Australia - Not blocked anywhere
Posted: 19th September 2019
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