THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD
466) Maurice Gibb — “Give Me a Glass of Wine”
As I’ve said, some of my favorite Bee Gees songs were written and sung by Maurice and were never (or only barely) released (see #353-54). What are the odds? “Give Me a Glass of Wine” is one of them — such a classy song of appreciation to a lover. If you close your eyes, you’d swear it was written and sung by John Lennon, but it’s Maurice all the way!
Bruce Eder writes that:
Maurice . . . has been almost exclusively a backing vocalist for his four-decade career . . . . The major exception arose during the 1969 split between . . . Robin Gibb and his two brothers . . . . Maurice . . . did begin work on a solo LP to have been called “The Loner.” He worked for three months with Billy Lawrie [brother of the British singer Lulu, Maurice’s wife] playing and singing, and with guitarist Les Harvey of Stone the Crows, drummer Geoff Bridgeford, and John Coleman and Gerry Shurry, the latter three members of the Australian band Tin Tin — whose 1970 debut album Maurice . . . had produced . . . . Like the other solo albums begun by his brothers [during the break-up, the] LP was never released officially . . . .https://www.allmusic.com/artist/maurice-gibb-mn0000865286
“Give me a glass of wine and let me drink a toast to the one that is really mine, to the one that loves the most. You know just where you’ll find me anytime you’re feeling down. From you . . . I’ll always come around. And for you I’ll write a love song and for you I’ll change the world. If I have to say that I’m wrong if you say you’re my girl. And I say that I love it till the day I . . . .”
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