Lonely Days

Album: 2 Years On (1970)
Charted: 33 3

Songfacts®:

  • Maurice Gibb died in January 2003 at the relatively young age of 53; his fraternal twin Robin died May 2012, aged 62. Shortly after Robin's death, the BBC screened a tribute programme that included archive footage and interviews with all three brothers. Here, Maurice said this song began with him playing a melody on the piano.
  • Running to 3 minutes 45 seconds, "Lonely Days" was released on the Poyldor label in November 1970 backed by "Man For All Seasons", having been recorded at IBC Studios, London, the previous August. It was credited to the three brothers: Barry, Maurice and Robin. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
  • The song was written during the same afternoon as The Bee Gees' US chart-topper "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?" in Barry Gibb's basement flat at Addison Road, Holland Park, London.

Comments: 2

  • AnonymousI grew up in the same London street from 1965 to 1979 where Barry Gibb lived and wrote this song,namely Addison Road in Holland Park but this is news to me that we both lived in Addison Road at the same time!!...Does anyone know which house number Barry lived in there?
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 24th 1971, "Lonely Days" by the Bee Gees peaked at #3 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on November 29th and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 7 of those 14 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    And on February 6th, 1971 it reached #1 (for 1 week) on the Canadian RPM Magazine Top Singles chart...
    The trio's next release, "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", would be their first #1 record on the Top 100...
    R.I.P. Maurice Gibb (1949 - 2003) and Robin Gibb (1949 - 2012).
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