Although this is my 2nd “Found Performance” featuring The Bee Gees, let me emphatically state that I am not the world’s biggest Bee Gees fan … although I am a huge fan of great harmony vocals and admittedly they are among the best in that category. My personal preference to their recordings is anything from their “pre-disco” era .
When the Bee Gees recorded the record in 1967, they were still a 5-piece group, with the 3 brothers (Barry, Maurice and Robin) plus fellow Aussies’ guitarist Vince Melouney and drummer Colin Peterson. The song charted #1 in the UK, #11 in the US and #2 in Australia. It was also the first #1 single, by a non-Japanese artist, on Japan’s official hit chart peaking at #1 on April 1, 1968.