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Bee Gees: “Spicks and Specks”


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The three brothers who made up the Bee Gees were born on the Isle of Man, lived for a while in Manchester, then emigrated with their parents to Australia. Their first break came when a DJ with the unlikely name of Bill Gates asked them to record some tracks for him. In a BBC tribute screened shortly after the death of Robin Gibb in May 2012, they explained that after releasing no less than 13 singles they felt they were not making any real progress, and decided to head back to the UK to ride the Mersey boom – which was of course launched by The Beatles. They released what was intended to be their last Australian single, “Spicks And Specks” and off they went. In those days they sailed rather than flew, and a week out they realised the song had reached number one.

“Spicks And Specks” was written by Barry Gibb and was actually their 12th single; it was recorded in June 1966 at St. Clair Studio, Sydeny, and was released in Australia on the Spin label backed by “I Am The World”. It runs to 2 minutes 52 seconds. In the UK, it was released on Polydor


(source songfacts.com)

Where is the sun

That shone on my head

The sun in my life

It is dead

It is dead

Where is the light

That would play

In my streets

And where are the friends

I could meet

I could meet

Where are the girls

I left far behind

The spicks and the specks

Of the girls on my mind

Where is the sun

That shone on my head

The sun in my life

It is dead

It is dead

Where are the girls

I left far behind

The spicks and the specks

Of the girls on my mind

Where are the girls

I left far behind

The spicks and the specks

Of the girls on my mind

Where is the girl I loved

All along

The girl that I loved

She’s gone

She’s gone

All of my life

I call yesterday

The spicks and the specks

Of my life ‘ve gone away

All of my life

I call yesterday

The spicks and the specks

Of my life ‘ve gone away

Everybody

Spicks and Specks

Spicks and Specks


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