Delve into musical history with Spicks and Specks, ABC TV's weekly comedy game show. Each week, the panel are joined by four guests from the worlds of comedy, music and entertainment.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Spicks and Specks - Spicks and Specks (song) - Netflix
“Spicks and Specks” is a song by the Bee Gees, written by Barry Gibb. When the song was released in September, 1966, the single reached No. 4 on the Go-Set Australian National Top 40, (No.1 on other Australian charts) and when the song was released in other countries in February, 1967, it reached No. 28 in Germany, No. 2 in The Netherlands and No. 1 in New Zealand.
Spicks and Specks - Recording - Netflix
“Spicks and Specks” is dated to early July by the memory of Geoff Grant (Geoffrey Streeter) who played the trumpet. Grant recalls working three nights in a row on four songs including this track, “I Am the World”, “All by Myself”, and “The Storm”. There were no charts; Barry sang what he wanted live, and Grant copied it. Some of the artists whose disks came out in August recall hearing “Spicks and Specks” being worked on or completed, further confirming that early July is the approximate date of the song's recording. “Spicks and Specks” was a ballad around a strong piano beat, Barry writing off a riff by Maurice in a way that would later get a joint writer credit. The 1967 cover of the single features four-piece Bee Gees including the brothers with the band's new member, Colin Petersen.
Spicks and Specks - References - Netflix