This article is from the Bee Gees FAQ, by David Garcia email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Well, some have in years past, but my understanding is that
they are pretty much out-of-print now. So, check your local used
book store for any of the following titles (as supplied by Kathy
1) "The Legend" Written by David English - Illustrations by
Alex Brychta - Nov. 1979 - The Legend Company.
(This is truly a priceless find. A cartoon-illustrated
biography of the Bee Gees which portrays Barry as "Lionheart,"
Robin as the "Red Setter" and Maurice as an "Eager Beaver." Yes,
it's worth having just for this. The book is hard to find, but
worth the effort. Available as a large paperback, but if you're
lucky enough to find one of the very few (extremely rare) large
hardcover editions with the red cover, you're quite lucky indeed.
The Bros. had those printed up specially just for family members
2) "The Authorized Biography" Written by Barry, Robin and
Maurice Gibb as told to David Leaf - 1979 - Dell Publishing
(This book is also elusive, but it's out there, folks! If
you're lucky enough to find a copy of this large hardcover book,
you'll be treated to many enjoying (and some surprising)
anecdotes about the Gibb Family and the Bros' rise to stardom.
Includes many, many, original photos and a large, full color
foldout poster. The same book can also be found with the same
cover, but in a smaller paperback version).
3) "The Bee Gees" Written by Kim Stevens- 1978 - Quick Fox
(This is a large paperback with a photo of the Bee Gees
dressed in full Sgt. Pepper regalia on the front (headshots only)
- 92 pages with many photos)
4) "The Bee Gees" Written by Kim Stevens - 1978 - Scholastic
(This is a small paperback of the above book but by a
different publisher. The cover is a brownish/orange color with a
photo of the Bee Gees - 109 pages)
5) "The Bee Gees - a Photo-Bio" Written by Kim Stevens - 1978 -
(This is the exact same book as the "Bee Gees" by Kim
Stevens, but in a small paperback version with a different cover
of the Bros. in Sgt. Pepper regalia. - 192 pages).
6) "The Bee Gees" by Larry Pryce - 1980 - Chelsea House
(This small paperback book features a black cover with the
words "The Bee Gees" in hot pink lettering on the front - A
biography, including an album discography and a few photos - 139
7) "The Bee Gees" by Craig Schumacher - 1979 - Creative
(This small, thin blue paperback book features a cover photo
of the Bros. from the old Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid film
lot while filming the "Stayin Alive" video. Includes several
photos and a rather brief (considering the size of the other
bios) biography - 32 pages).
8) "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" - by Henry Edwards -
1978 - Pocket Books
(The small paperback book from the movie - includes many
photos from the shooting of the film).
9) "The Bee Gees 1" and "The Bee Gees 2" - Chatty Books, The
(These are two very tiny hardcover books from the
Netherlands with different covers on each. Each book is approx.
125 pages long and written in the native language - includes many
song lyrics written in English).
10) "The Official Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band
Scrapbook, Collector's Edition" - Written by Robert Stigwood and
Dee Anthony - 1978 - Pocket Books
(This is a
large paperback book featuring a cover photo of
the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton from the movie of the same name -
includes many color and B/W photos of the filming of the movie -
11) "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" - Official Programme
- 1978 - Robert Stigwood Group, Ltd.
(This is the official programme (large paperback) from the
movie and is special in that it includes a 33 1/3 rpm mylar
record - it's written in "playbill" format with biographies of
the actors, including the Bee Gees, etc.)
12) "Andy Gibb" - Written by Connie Berman and Marsha Daly -
1979 - Xerox Corp.
(This small paperback book features a nice cover photo of
Andy, a biography and several photos - 122 pages).
Thanks, Kathy, for your hard work at digging up this info!