Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Plaque of the Week No.56

You've seen them all over the city: discs, tablets, cameos and plaques commemorating the great and the good of London Town. Every Tuesday we track down a London plaque (Blue or otherwise) and put it centre stage on the London Walks Blog. This week…

Commemorating: The Brothers Gibb
Street: Brook Street
Postcode: W1
Borough: City of Westminster

Is there another plaque in London that is shared out between three brothers? The Bee Gees are, these days, respected elder statesmen of popular music. In their 45-year recording career they have undergone various changes of fortune: chart stars of the late 60s, a brief period in the early 70s doldrums was followed by international superstardom thanks to the their soundtrack to the John Travolta classic Saturday Night Fever. Another period in the critical wilderness saw them come back in the late 90s with their One Night Only tour – has any act in the history of pop music endured and overcome so many ups and downs? On the way they’ve outsold almost every act on the planet (including the Rolling Stones) and had five UK No.1 singles.

Ask for directions to Brook Street at the end of the Rock’n’Roll London Walk this (and every) Friday.

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