Buxton has a rich musical heritage ranging from the classical concerts held at Pavilion Gardens and The Opera House, through the indelible legacies of its brass and bar room bands, to the seminal, early 70’s rock concerts of Buxton Festival. We even have a connection to The Smiths!
Now press the button to hear Brian Goodwin explain the humble beginnings of ‘The Buxton Bee Gee’s.’
The first gig, or the first paid gig we got, it was me, Barry Green, and Brian Green; all with the same initials. So, believe this or believe it or not, we were called the Bee Gee’s. This was about 10 years before (Interviewer: ‘They pinched the name off you?’).. yes, but it was just B,G, apostrophe S. The first gig we did was Buxton Working Mens Club every other Saturday and we used to do, the three of us used to do, quarter of an hour or twenty minutes of singing skiffle songs, or one or two songs that were popular in that day. And, we used to get 10 shillings – that’s 3 and 4 pence each – which wasn’t bad really when you think it was 1958/59.