The Bee Gees release Odessa
Odessa is the sixth studio album by the Bee Gees, released in 1969.
It was the group's fourth album released internationally, and their only studio double LP. Odessa is noted in Robert Dimery's book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Odessa would be the final album for the band's original incarnation. Guitarist Vince Melouney would pursue other interests, and Robin Gibb would leave the band over personal and artistic differences with brother Barry Gibb. Barry and Maurice would continue to record with drummer Colin Petersen as the Bee Gees, but disintegrated when Petersen was fired.