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...
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.