The Rattlesnakes (Bee Gees)

The Bee Gees were born in Douglas on the lsle of Man. In 1954 they moved to Manchester, they lived on Keppel Road and went to Oswald Road Primary School, Chorlton-cum-Hardy.

The three came from a musical background, their mother had been a professional singer and their father was a bandleader.The boys were very musical, they practised vocal harmonies in a bedroom then began performing at local cinemas as "The Rattlesnakes".

In 1958 the Gibb family moved to Brisbane, Australia. They formed a group called  "the Brothers Gibb" and began performing at local nightclubs then eventually appeared on a local television show.

In 1967 the brothers moved back to England with a recording deal and played various gigs including "The New Century Hall" in Manchester before moving to America and eventually taking over the whole world.


Proud of their manchester roots, the brothers bought their old keppel Road house and On Wednesday 12 May 2004 Robin and Barry Gibb visited "Chorlton High School"  to officially open the school's new Recording Studio named the "Maurice Gibb Recording Studio" in memory of their brother Maurice, the third member of the Bee Gees who died in 2003.

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