Before the Jonas brothers and even before the Hanson brothers; there was Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb and together they formed The Bee Gees.
HBO Documentary Films has acquired all North American rights to the feature length documentary THE BEE GEES: HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART about the legendary band who wrote more than 1,000 songs, including twenty number one hits throughout their career. One such hit that continues to grab attention and has become a signature song is their 1977 “Stayin’ Alive” from their Saturday Night Fever album.
“Like so many people, I’ve loved the Bee Gees’ music all my life,” said Frank Marshall, “But discovering their uncanny creative instincts and the treasure trove of music, their humor, and loyalty was a great two-year journey. We are very happy and proud to be with HBO, and it has been an honor to work on this project.”
The film chronicles the rise of the iconic group, their music and its evolution over the years. The film will feature archive footage, as well as appearances by many of today’s most popular and renowned musicians.
“It’s an honor to tell the story of the Bee Gees – as brothers, as superstars and iconic songwriters – and to shine a light on their incredible career and the global impact of their music,” said Executive Producer and Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, Jody Gerson.
Producer Nigel Sinclair said, “This is a story of how three brothers with paramount musical gifts created music that touched the collective unconscious across five continents for five decades straight,” said. “It is brotherhood and family, creativity, entertainment, joy, and tragedy. We all feel very privileged to be involved.”
“The Bee Gees: How You Can Mend a Broken Heart” is available to stream tomorrow on HBO Max.