My song today is ‘Massachusetts’. This is a song by the ‘Bee Gees’ that was released in 1967. The song was written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb. Robin Gibb sang lead vocals on this song and it would become one of his staple songs to perform during both ‘Bee Gees’ concerts and his solo appearances. It later appeared on their 1968 album, ‘Horizontal’.
The song became the first of the group's five Number 1 hits in the ‘UK Singles Chart’. It also reached Number 1 in twelve other countries. It also peaked at Number 11 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ and eventually became one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling over five million copies worldwide. When the brothers wrote the song, they had never been to Massachusetts.
Like the Bee Gees when they sang this song, I too have not been to Massachusetts which borders the neighbouring states of New York, and Maine and Connecticut. I did once travel to Rhode Island which is bordered by Connecticut to the west, and Massachusetts to the northeast. Have a nice day, everyone.
Love and peace Bill xxx