Nat brought the Bee Gees to St Clair Studio, Hurstville, outside Sydney.
It was a small place in a strip mall owned and operated by Nat’s friend Ossie Byrne, an engineer who was working wonders with even more modest facilities than Festival Studio.
The solution came when producer Nat Kipner offered to sign the boys to his newly formed label, Spin.
Maurice never liked writing lyrics, so it is likely Nat took care of that.
The Bee Gees decided by October to leave Australia and return to their native England.
Nat Kipner tore up the contract and let them go— but he did reserve the Australian rights to whatever they managed to record over the next several years.
Barry said many years later that their first idea was to credit the one who was the main writer of each song, but that they really all contributed to all the songs.
However by the second half of the year they began to use the now familiar ‘B R & M Gibb’ credit line for the songs they worked on together, challenging listeners to detect the main writer.
For the first time the Bee Gees now recorded the majority of the songs Barry came up with.