The Bee Gees release their first album The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs
The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs is the Bee Gees' debut LP (1967's Bee Gees' 1st was the international debut album), released under the artist title "Barry Gibb & the Bee Gee's [sic]". It was released in November 1965 on the Australian Leedon label.
Only five new songs were recorded for the album; "I Was A Lover, A Leader Of Men," "And The Children Laughing," "I Don't Think It's Funny," "How Love Was True," and "To Be Or Not To Be." Barry had more than enough unrecorded songs for an all new-LP, but the rest of the album was instead made up of nine lesser-known singles. Bill Shepherd put the songs into a satisfying playing order.
Instrumentally, Barry plays rhythm guitar, and Maurice probably plays the other guitars, like the leads in "I Was A Lover, A Leader Of Men" and "How Love Was True", Whether Maurice managed to play the acoustic lead guitar in "I Don't Think It's Funny" or the fast piano in "To Be Or Not To Be" is less certain, The organ on "I Was A Lover, A Leader Of Men" and "And The Children Laughing" is either Robin or Maurice.