As for the Bee Gees, I especially remember how they went from being huge on Toronto radio, to being basically non-existent. I bought their single Living Eyes and thought that they did a great job of moving on from disco, but if it wasn't for CKOC Hamilton (which always had a broader playlist) I wouldn't have even heard it. They finally recovered to some extent in the late 1980s, but it was very unfortunate that there was such a backlash against them, especially considering that (as Mark said) the same type of sound ended up being called dance music and that made it ok again. ABC's The Look Of Love particularly comes to mind in that regard.
: n June 1979, the Bee Gees were on top of the
: world. Months before, their “Saturday Night
: Fever” soundtrack, featuring songs written
: and/or performed by the Australian trio, had
: won a Grammy for album of the year. The year
: before, it spent 24 weeks at No. 1 on the
: Billboard charts. And now the band was
: playing 60,000-seat arenas across America.
: Disco was king, and the Bee Gees — brothers
: Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, clad in white
: suits and flashing gold chains — were its
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