Bee Gees is to receive BMI's Music Icon Award at BMI's 55th Annual Pop Awards.
In the '70s, they sang the soundtrack for the disco scene with hits including "You Should Be Dancing" and "Stayin' Alive." Now, the Bee Gees are being honored as icons at BMI's 55th annual Pop Awards.
BMI's 55th annual Pop Awards, which honors the songwriters and publisher's of last year's top songs, will honor Bee Gees as icons. This is similar to hall of fame awards or lifetime achievement awards. The awards will be presented May 15 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
The Icons are selected based on "their unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."
The previous BMI recipients were Crosby, Still & Nash, Paul Simon, Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson, James Brown, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton.
The Bee Gees, short for the Brothers Gibb, included twins Maurice and Robin, and older brother Barry. Maurice Gibb died in January 2003 after emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage. He was 53.
Andy Gibb, their youngest brother used to be a part of this group briefly, but went separately to pursue his own career, died in 1988 at a young age of 30 due to heart failure.
The Bee Gees are already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in which they were inducted in 1997.
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