Dennis Bryon

Dennis Bryon and Blue Weaver first met in the mid sixties in a group called BROTHER JOHN & THE WITNESSES.

BROTHER JOHN & THE
WITNESSES 1964 - 1966
Mick
Weaver

kybds
Dennis
Bryon

dr/pcs
?

bs
?

gtr/vcl

In 1966 Blue Weaver and Dennis Bryrn joined a group from Cardif called AMEN CORNER. This septet, complete with saxes, was led by Andy Fairweather-Low, who at that time was only 16 years old. The group got a recording contract with Deram Records in 1966 and had many big hits during the next four years. These included "Gin House Blues," "Bend Me, Shape Me," and "High In The Sky" for Deram, after signing with Immediate Records they had further hits such as "(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice". During the four years of their existance they recorded three albums.

AMEN CORNER 1966 - 1970
Andy
Fairweather-Low

gtr/vcl
Mick
Weaver

kybds
Dennis
Bryon

dr/pcs
Clive
Taylor

bs
Neil
Jones

gtr
Allan
Jones

trumpet
Mike
Smith

sax

AMEN CORNER singles

1967: AMEN CORNER - Gin House Blues b/w I Know (Single; Deram DM136)

1967: AMEN CORNER - The World Of Broken Hearts b/w Nema (Single; Deram DM151)
1968: AMEN CORNER - Bend Me Shape Me b/w Satisnek The Job's Worth (Single; Deram DM172)
1968: AMEN CORNER - High In The Sky b/w Run Run Run (Single; Deram DM 197)
1969: AMEN CORNER - World Of Broken Hearts b/w Gin House Blues (Single; Deram DM228)
1969: AMEN CORNER - (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice b/w Hey Hey Girl (Single; Immediate IM073)
1969: AMEN CORNER - Hello Suzie b/w Evil Man's Gonna Win (Single; Immediate IM081)
1969: AMEN CORNER - Get Back b/w Farewell To The Real Magnificent Seven (Single; Immediate IM084)

AMEN CORNER album

1968: AMEN CORNER - Round The Amen Corner (Deram 1021)

1969: AMEN CORNER - Farewell To The Real Magnificent Seven (Immediate 028)
1969: AMEN CORNER - National Welsh West Coast Live Experience Company (Immediate 023)

After the end of AMEN CORNER Andy Fairweather-Low founded a new, more progressive group, which he simply called FAIRWEATHER. The musicians of the new group were the same musicians that made up AMEN CORNER except for the horn section, which was missing. The first single release "Natural Sinner" was a big hit. After only one year the group broke up in 1971.

FAIRWEATHER 1970 - 1971
Andy
Fairweather-Low

gtr/vcl
Mick
Weaver

kybds
Dennis
Bryon

dr/pcs
Clive
Taylor

bs
Neil
Jones

gtr

FAIRWEATHER singles

1971: FAIRWEATHER - Natural Sinner (Andy Fairweather-Low) b/w Haven't I Tried (Andy Fairweather-Low) (Single; RCA 1977)

1971: FAIRWEATHER - Tutti Frutti (Fisher / Gaillard) b/w Road To Freedom (Andy Fairweather-Low) (Single; RCA 2040)
1971: FAIRWEATHER - Lay It On Me (Andy Fairweather-Low) / Looking For The Red Label Part 2 (Andy Fairweather-Low) (Single; Neon NE 1000)

FAIRWEATHER album

1971: FAIRWEATHER - Beginning From An End (Neon 1)

After the failure of "Life In A Tin Can" the BEE GEES started to restructure the group and their sound. At first they found a new drummer. Dennis Bryon had previously played with AMEN CORNER and now joined the group. The next step for the BEE GEES was to find a new sound. Together with Atlantic producer Arif Mardin they worked on a modern form of rhythm'n'blues music. At first they added more rock'n'roll to their music. The new songs began to develop more in a real rock band style. The vocals by Barry Gibb were more powerful then ever, and Dennis Bryon brought a straight rock'n'roll drive.

BEE GEES 10 7/72 - 1973
Barry
Gibb

gtr/vcl
Robin
Gibb

vcl
Maurice
Gibb

bs/kybds/vcl
Alan
Kendall

gtr/vcl
Dennis
Bryon

dr

For the first time the BEE GEES became a sextet by adding the keyboard player Geoff Westley. Maurice Gibb now could concentrate on his bass playing and only occasionally played some keyboard parts. All three brothers now had more time for their harmony singing. Europe seemed to lose interest in the BEE GEES. Neither the single releases nor the album "Mr. Natural" were successful. In Australia and Asia though the group seemed to be bigger than ever. Arif Mardin was convinced that the group was able to create something completely new and therefore he arranged more recording sessions for 1975. Geoff Westley did not participate in the 1975 recording sessions, even though he often played with the BEE GEES in concerts as additional keyboard player up till 1979.

BEE GEES 11 1973 - 1974
Barry
Gibb

gtr/vcl
Robin
Gibb

vcl
Maurice
Gibb

bs/kybds/vcl
Alan
Kendall

gtr/vcl
Dennis
Bryon

dr
Geoff
Westley

kybds

BEE GEES singles
1974: BEE GEES - Mr Natural (Barry & Robin Gibb) b/w It Doesn't Matter Much To Me (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 128)
1974: BEE GEES - Mr. Natural (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Dogs (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Had A Lot Of Love Last Night (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Charade (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Maxi; ARG: RSO 2252 110)
1974: BEE GEES - Throw A Penny (Barry & Robin Gibb) b/w I Can't Let Go (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO SO-410)
1974: BEE GEES - Charade (Barry & Robin Gibb) b/w Heavy Breathing (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 136)
1974: BEE GEES - Mr. Natural (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Heavy Breathing (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Elisa (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Charade (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Maxi; BRA RSO 2252 112)

BEE GEES album
1974: BEE GEES - Mr Natural (RSO 2394 132)

The new keyboard player was Blue Weaver, who also had played with AMEN CORNER and later with the STRAWBS. Blue Weaver was able to bring some fresh ideas to the group. More than any other non Gibb member of the group he participated in song writing and arrangements. The new lineup of the BEE GEES was the longest lasting BEE GEES band ever and many believe that this also was the most successful time for the group. Even though many people called the years from 1975 to 1979 the disco period, a lot of the songs released during these years have nothing in common with disco music. The BEE GEES continued to record their typical ballads, but the trademark of this period and also of many years after were the falsetto vocals. The BEE GEES were able to be successful again all over the world. At the same time they also wrote and produced songs for other artists. When RSO ended the cooperation with Atlantic records in America this ment that the BEE GEES could no longer use Arif Mardin as their producer. The BEE GEES chose to produce themselves, with Barry Gibb taking the lead. Karl Richardson and Alby Galuten were responsible for the engineering. Together with Barry Gibb they became a very successful team.

When Vince Melouney and the BEE GEES parted ways in 1968 some people thought that they would never meet again, but in 1976 Vince Melouney visited the group in England and he even wrote some songs together with Barry Gibb.

BEE GEES 12 1974 - 1976
Barry
Gibb

gtr/vcl
Robin
Gibb

vcl
Maurice
Gibb

bs/kybds/vcl
Alan
Kendall

gtr/vcl
Dennis
Bryon

dr
Blue
Weaver

kybds

BEE GEES singles
1975: BEE GEES - Jive Talking (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Wind Of Change (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 160)
1975: BEE GEES - Nights On Broadway (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Edge Of The Universe (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 171=
1975: BEE GEES - Nights On Broadway (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Wind Of Change (Barry & Robin Gibb) / All This Making Love (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Songbird (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; BRA: RSO 2252 114)
1975: BEE GEES - Fanny (Be Tender With My Love) (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Country Lanes (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 179)
1975: BEE GEES - Fanny (Be Tender With My Love) (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Songbird (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb / Blue Weaver) (Single; MEX: RSO 626)
1975: BEE GEES - Fanny (Be Tender With My Love) (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Nights On Broadway (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; IT: RSO 2090 183)
1976: BEE GEES - You Should Be Dancing (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Subway (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 195)
1976: BEE GEES - You Should Be Dancing (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Subway (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Love So Right (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / You Stepped Into My Life (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; BRA: RSO 2252 119)
1976: BEE GEES - Love So Right (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w You Stepped Into My Life (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 207)
1977: BEE GEES - Boogie Child (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Lovers (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 221)
1977: BEE GEES - Children Of The World (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Boogie Child (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 224)
1977: BEE GEES - Boogie Child (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Love So Right (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; IT: RSO 2090 227)
1977: BEE GEES - Children Of The World (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Lovers (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; AUS: RSO 2090 252)

BEE GEES album
1975: BEE GEES - Main Course (RSO 2394 150)
1976: BEE GEES - Children Of The World (RSO 2394 169)

To reproduce the strings and the synthetic sounds that the group used in the studio they got Geoff Westley back in the live line-up. In 1977 they recorded some shows and put them together for the first ever BEE GEES live album. Even though the material was strongly based on the new songs the group also included many of the old hits, even though in shortened versions. Without Geoff Westley the BEE GEES recorded the songs for the Saturday Night Fever film. September 1977 to January 1978 put the live activities on a hold, as the brothers Gibb concentrated on the shooting of the film "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". Most of 1978 was spent recording the next studio album and writing songs for other artists.

BEE GEES 13 1976 - 1979
Barry
Gibb

gtr/vcl
Robin
Gibb

vcl
Maurice
Gibb

bs/kybds/vcl
Alan
Kendall

gtr/vcl
Dennis
Bryon

dr
Blue
Weaver

kybds
Geoff
Westley

kybds*
* live only
BEE GEES singles
1977: BEE GEES - Edge Of The Universe (Live) (Barry & Robin Gibb) b/w Words (Live) (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 255)
1977: BEE GEES - Staying Alive (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w If I Can't Have You (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 259)
1977: BEE GEES - How Deep Is Your Love (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Can't Keep A Good Man Down (Live) (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO RS-882)
1978: BEE GEES - Staying Alive (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Subway (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; SA: RSO PS 1004)
1978: BEE GEES - Staying Alive (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Night Fever (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; DDR: Amiga 426353)
1978: BEE GEES - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) / With A Little Help From My Friends (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) / Nowhere Man (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) / Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) (Maxi; N: RSO 2814 132)
1978: BEE GEES - Night Fever (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Down The Road (Live) (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 272)
1978: BEE GEES - More Than A Woman (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Children Of The World (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO: 2090 290)
1978: BEE GEES - Too Much Heaven (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Rest Your Love On Me (Barry Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 331)
1978: BEE GEES - Oh Darling (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) b/w I'm Leaving Home (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) (Single; RSO 2090 317)
1978: BEE GEES - A Day In The Life (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) b/w Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) (Single: RSO 2090 342)
1978: BEE GEES - A Day In The Life (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) b/w Nowhere Man (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) (Single; I: RSO 2090 325)
1979: BEE GEES - Tragedy (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Until (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 340)
1979: BEE GEES - Love You Inside Out (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w I'm Satisfied (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 349)
1979: BEE GEES - Love You Inside Out (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Living Together (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; BRA: RSO 2090 374)
1979: BEE GEES - Spirits Having Flown (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Wind Of Change (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; RSO 2090 412)

BEE GEES album
1977: BEE GEES - Here At Last... Live (RSO 2658 120)
1977: v.a. - Saturday Night Fever (RSO 2658 123)
1979: BEE GEES - Spirits Having Flown (RSO 2394 216)
1979: BEE GEES - Greatest (RSO)

BEE GEES recordings
1976: BEE GEES - Golden Slumbers (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) / Carry That Weight (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) Sun King (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) (erschienen auf / released on: "v.a. - All This World War II"; WB 66049)
1978: Peter Frampton & BEE GEES - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (RSO 2658 128)
1979: BEE GEES - Too Much Heaven (Live) (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (erschienen auf / released on: "v.a. - A Gift Of Song, Music For UNICEF"; Polydor)

Robin Gibb recordings
1978: Robin Gibb - Sesame Street Fever (Joe Raposo) / Trash (Joe Raposo) / C Is For Cookie (Joe Raposo) (erschienen auf / released on "v.a. - Ssesame Street Fever"; Sesame Street Records)

BEE GEES DVD
1976: Peter Frampton, BEE GEES - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Universal 20415)

In 1979 the BEE GEES undertook a farewell tour for their longest lasting band. The BEE GEES touring band was the biggest band the group had employed ever. In addition to Blue Weaver George Bitzer and Harold Cowart were playing the keyboards. Joey Murcia was added as additional guitar player and Joe Lala occasionally played percussion. They had planned to change their touring schedule after the "Spirits Having Flown" tour.

BEE GEES 14 1979
Barry
Gibb

gtr/vcl
Robin
Gibb

vcl
Maurice
Gibb

bs/kybds/vcl
Alan
Kendall

gtr/vcl
Dennis
Bryon

dr
Blue
Weaver

kybds
George
Bitzer

kybds
Joe
Lala

pcs
Joey
Murcia

gtr
Harold
Cowart

kybds

Dennis Bryon Sessions
1980: Andy Gibb - After Dark (RSO 5006)
1980: Barbara Streisand - Guilty (Columbia HC 46750)

While Barry Gibb concentrated on producing Dionne Warwick first and then Kenny Rogers, Robin and Maurice Gibb started work on the album "How Old Are You". Even though the album was released as a Robin Gibb solo album it is a duo album by the twins. Robin Gibb sings all the lead vocals, while Maurice Gibb contributes backing vocals and instrumentals, arrangements, and production. Dennis Bryon and Alan Kendall return and the keyboards are handled by George Bitzer. The duo comes up with a good album. Robin Gibb is very successful in Germany, and also in England, and he fails in the US.

Robin & Maurice Gibb 1982 - 1983
Robin
Gibb

vcl
Maurice
Gibb

bs/kybds/vcl
Alan
Kendall

gtr
George
Bitzer

kybds
Dennis
Bryon

dr

Robin Gibb singles
1983: Robin Gibb - Juliet (Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Hearts On Fire (Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; Polydor 810 895-7)
1983: Robin Gibb - Juliet (Robin & Maurice Gibb) / How Old Are You (Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Boys Do Fall In Love (Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Robot (Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; DDR: Amiga 556105)
1983: Robin Gibb - How Old Are You (Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w I Believe In Miracles (Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; F: Polydor 815 911-7)
1983: Robin Gibb - How Old Are You (Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Don't Stop The Night (Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; F: Polydor 815 911-7)
1983: Robin Gibb - How Old Are You (Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Kathy's Gone (Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; I: Polydor 815 911-7)
1983: Robin Gibb - Another Lonely Night In New York (Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w I Believe In Miracles (Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; Polydor 813 878-7)
1983: Robin Gibb - Another Lonely Night In New York (Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Danger (Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; UK Polydor POSP688)

Robin Gibb album
1983: Robin Gibb - How Old Are You (Polydor 810 896)

Dennis Bryon Sessions
1984: Barry Gibb - Now Voyager (Polydor 14)
2002: Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby - I Will (Goldrush GOLDCD 09)

In late 2001 Dennis Bryon started to produce the singer songwriter Kayte Strong. When he also accompanied her during some concerts they were billed as STRONG & BRYON. They recorded three albums together so far.

STRONG & BRYON 2001 - ...
Kayte
Strong

kybds/vcl
Dennis
Bryon

dr/pcs

STRONG & BRYON album
2003: STRONG & BRYON - Heart Of The Ocean ( ? )
2003: STRONG & BRYON - Serene Noel ( ? )
2004: STRONG & BRYON - Heart Of Paradise ( ? )