Ringo From The Beatles May Have Triggered Downfall
Maurice was a notorious alcoholic. Sadly, his marriage to the Scottish pop star Lulu dissipated due to his battle with alcoholism. One particular scary incident occurred when he pulled a gun on Yvonne Gibb, his second wife and their kids. This was after a entire month of straight drinking. Some say everything changed for Maurice when John Lennon from The Beatles handed him his first ever drink, a whiskey and Coke. From then on, he would go out and get drunk with Ringo. Luckily, he got sober after his brothers had an intervention for him, and he spent some time in rehab.
Surprising Name Origin
Fans mistakenly believe that the Bee Gees got their name from the ‘brothers Gibb.’ In reality, racetrack promoter Bill Goode introduced the boys to Bill Gates, not the billionaire, but a DJ. This DJ used both men’s initials to come up with the band’s name, Bee Gees!