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Bee Gees King of Pop award

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1972.

This award has significance as an illustration of the success of the Bee Gees in the Australian market. The Bee Gees were voted Most Popular Overseas Group at the 1972 King of Pop awards. This award was determined by popular vote conducted through ‘TV Week’ magazine.

The Bee Gees (Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb) lived in Australia for just eight years. In 1963 the Gibbs moved from Brisbane to Sydney, after being discovered on the Gold Coast by Col Joye. They appeared on TV’s ‘Bandstand’ and, wit...

Summary

Object No.

2007/50/31

Physical Description

Music award, TV Week King of Pop, The Bee Gees, wood / metal / cloth, made by Paramount, used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1972

Award in the form of a stylised crown trophy. Flat square metal base beneath a rectangular wooden block with a small plaque with the inscription 'King of Pop 1972. Most Popular Overseas Group' printed in black text, and 'Bee Gees' engraved. Screwed on to the reverse is a small maker's plate that says 'Paramount'. Above the wooden block is a metal column, with 'TV Week' printed in black, breaking into four prongs at the top, in a design that alludes to the shape of a crown.

Dimensions

Height

285 mm

Width

88 mm

Depth

88 mm

Production

Notes

Made by Paramount for TV Week.

Made

1972

History

Notes

Presented to the Bees Gees' Australian record company Festival Records in 1972. This award was displayed in the Museum's exhibition 'Spinning Around: 50 Years of Festival Records', from 2001 to 2003.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Festival Mushroom Records, 2007

Acquisition Date

19 April 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

Bee Gees King of Pop award 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 October 2018, <https://ma.as/365072>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/365072 |title=Bee Gees King of Pop award |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=15 October 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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