and Women" is a song written by Barry Gibb, and released by the Bee Gees
in September 1965 on Leedon Records in Australia. The song's B-side was Follow
the Wind. The single reached #19 in Australia. marking the Bee Gees'
international chart debut. They achieved this by getting as many of their fans
as possible to buy enough copies to get the song into the charts at #35 and
thus to the attention of disc-jockeys.
Women marked the first time Barry and Robin had traded lead vocals. Maurice
plays the brief the lead guitar break, Barry's guitar strumming is mixed
forward and he sings most of the lead vocals on this song.
important debut was that of Bill Shepherd in the producer's chair. Shepherd
would travel with the group to England when they launched their international
career and for many years arranged and conducted their orchestral backing on
record and in concert.