August 1971 – a song popular in this month – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gees
Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees wrote this in the style of Andy Williams, who was a popular recording artist and television presenter at the time.
Interesting facts about How Can You Mend a Broken Heart & The Bee Gees
Despite the affected tale of heartache, this song was very easy to write, as Robin Gibb claims they wrote it in about an hour and without struggle or hardship.
The Bee Gees released their first ever single in Australia in 1963. It was the Johnny Horton inspired “Battle of the Blue and the Grey.” They cracked the Australian and New Zealand markets within a few years.
They had huge success singing disco songs in the ’70s, and popularized the falsetto singing style of that era.
The Bee Gees wrote, produced and arranged their own songs. As songwriters, they were extremely prolific, composing hundreds of songs, many of which were recorded by other artists. The group is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in addition to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Al Green recorded this in 1972 for his album Let’s Stay Together. His version was used in the 1999 movie Notting Hill.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com