The pre-disco, pre-superstar Bee Gees were known for tight harmonies and ballads. They released nine singles in The United States, 1967-1968, and eight made The American top 40.
“(The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts” was a wonderful ballad that reached number 11 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Top 100 Pop Singles Chart. They had developed a unique sound and this 44 year old song is a good example of their style.
This part of their career is often overlooked in favor of their string of mid-1970’s hits but is well worth exploring and in many ways contains the best music of their career.