For one day only – it’s the song that broke up the Bee Gees.
First of May, from the double album Odessa, reached No 6 in the UK charts in early 1969 amid much acrimony.
Robin Gibb favoured the B-side Lamplight, which he sang, but the band’s manager Robert Stigwood preferred First of May, with Barry on vocals.
Robin quit in a huff – all because of song about a dog’s birthday.
Still one of their best though, along with New York Mining Disaster and Gotta Get A Message to You.