Tuesday, September 27, 2011

“True” History Tuesday – The Bee Gees Were Actually the Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas’ novel, The Three Musketeers was actually based on the disco group The Bee Gees.  It is irrelevant that the novel came out in 1844 in France and The Bee Gees were from Australia and popular in the 1970s.  Athos (Barry), Porthos (Robin) and Aramis (Maurice) were three jive talkin’ friends who were actually brothers.  They had another brother friend named d’Artagnan (Andy).  d’Artandy made sporadic appearances with the group, but mostly had a solo career and dated (Constance) Victoria Principle. The brothers said Victoriance was more than a woman.  It was a tragedy that d’Artandy died before his time.  Barathos, Rorthos and Mauricamis ended up stayin’ alive and making more music. 

The Three Discoteers had a saying, “all for one, one for all should be dancing, yeah.”  This slogan was emblazoned on satin jackets and ironed-on t-shirts all over the world.  They finally headed toward the lights on Broadway, but Hollywood was where they found more success.  Saturday Night Fever became a huge hit, plus The Three Musketeers movie has been made and remade over 350 times.  Sadly, disco eventually died and all the brothers came down with night fever.  

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