The trio brother band, Bee Gees is a legendary music group, not only because of their multi-awarded hit songs but also for their decades of worldwide success in the world of music.
For these reasons and many others, a star-studded event was made to give tribute to them. The result – a grand musical treat for everyone!
The entire throwback concert as a whole was filled with outstanding performances from known music artists.
Everyone gave their all to commemorate what the Bee Gees has done for music.
Keith Urban’s rendition of “To Love Somebody” made a huge impact and blew people away.
CBS aired the special, “Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees” – a tribute concert that took place in L.A.’s Microsoft Theater.
A list of known and high-caliber music artists took part in the event.
Ed Sheeran, Pentatonix, Demi Lovato, Little Big Town, and even the female powerhouse Celine Dion, were just among the many other stars who participated in the concert.
Barry Gibb, the only remaining member of the Bee Gees was also in attendance.
He was there both as an audience and a performer. It’s a glimpse of the good old days for him to hear their greatest hits on a big stage once again.
It was also in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
Saturday Night Fever is a classic film starring John Travolta. Apart from the movie, the music itself made a home run.
The Bee Gees made a major contribution to the movie’s soundtrack with hit songs like, “Stayin’ Alive” and “Saturday Night Fever.”
Back in 1978, it bagged the Grammy-Award for “Album of the Year,” which the Bee Gees accepted at the ceremony (representing everyone involved).
The Bee Gees’ career made a huge leap during the late 50s in Australia.
The band of the Gibb brothers consisted of the eldest, Barry, and his twin brothers Maurice and Robin Gibb.
Unexpectedly, on January 12, 2003, Maurice died at the age of 53, from a heart attack while awaiting emergency surgery to repair a strangulated intestine.
At the age of 61, Robin Gibb was diagnosed with liver cancer. Sadly, he died on May 20, 2012, due to liver and kidney failure. The sad passing of his two younger brothers left Barry the only survivor of the trio.
Keith Urban performed a spine-chilling version of “To Love Somebody.”
The song was written by Barry and Robin and was produced by Robert Stigwood. It was the second single that they released from their international debut album, Bee Gees 1st back in 1967. It became a success as it reached No. 17 in the United States and No. 41 in the United Kingdom.
Urban took the center stage at the “Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees” event and gave everyone a rollercoaster of emotions.
With his electric guitar, he wowed everyone with his iconic country music vocals and gave everyone the chills right off the start. Just seconds after he belted out the first few lyrics of the song, the camera panned over to Barry Gibbs.
Even an artist of his caliber was mesmerized by the soothing voice of Urban.
During Urban’s performance, pictures of the trio flashed on the screen and stirred some memories of the past.
It was such an emotional moment for everyone who has witnessed the greatness of the Bee Gees.
In an interview, Keith Urban shared how great the Bee Gees’ songwriting skills were over the years. He told Recording Academy Grammy Awards:
“The thing I’m amazed at is how they maintained such quality of songwriting through decades and so many stylistic changes in music through those periods. And the songcraft level was always extraordinary.”
Urban gave his best to sing a song made by one of the bests!
He unleashed an electrifying performance that radiated Through the entire place. It’s so good that he made almost everyone sing-along with him.
Seeing Barry’s priceless reaction was beyond amazing, more than anyone else, he’s the first person who can absolutely relate to the song.
It’s greatness before greatness! It’s more than just a tribute concert, it’s more like a look back to the greatness of the legendary trio-band – Bee Gees!
Watch Urban’s hair-raising performance in the video below.
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