Maurice Gibb — “Give Me a Glass of Wine”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — May 29, 2022


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 . . . .

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