Spicks and Specks – Bee Gees

Australian Charts:
Spicks and Specks peaked at no 4 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 9 November 1966.

‘Spicks and Specks’ by the Bee Gees was written by Barry Gibb. When the song was released in September 1966, the single reached No. 4 on the Go-Set Australian National Top 40, and when the song was released in other countries in February 1967, it reached No. 28 in Germany, No. 2 in the Netherlands and No. 1 in New Zealand.
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The three brothers who made up the Bee Gees were born on the Isle of Man, lived for a while in Manchester, then emigrated with their parents to Australia. Their first break came when a DJ named Bill Gates asked them to record some tracks for him. In a BBC program in 2012, they explained that after releasing no less than 13 singles they felt they were not making any real progress, and decided to head back to the UK to ride the Mersey boom.
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