1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar.

January Edit

  • January: The Bee Gees begin recording the Trafalgar album.
  • January 28: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" is recorded

February Edit

  • February 12: The Bee Gees play at the Albany Palace Theatre in New York City, the first concert of their ''2 Years On'' Tour.
  • February 21: Concert in Portland, Oregon

March Edit

  • March: Drummer Geoff Bridgeford joins the Bee Gees
  • March 23: "Dearest" is recorded
  • March 29: "Walking Back to Waterloo" is recorded
  • March 30: The "Lonely Days" single is certified as gold in the US

May Edit

June Edit

  • June 5: The Bee Gees appear on British television show "Top of the Pops"
  • June 10: The Melody soundtrack enters the Japanese charts
  • June 12: "You Know It's For You" is recorded
  • June 26: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" enters the US charts

July Edit

  • July 10: Concert in Brisbane, Australia
  • July 11: Concert in Sydney, Australia
  • July 12: Concert in Canberra, Australia
  • July 14: Concert in Hobart, Australia
  • July 15: Concert at the Festival Hall in Melbourne, Australia
  • July 16: Concert in Adelaide, Australia
  • July 17: Concert in Perth, Australia
  • July 31: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" reaches No. 1 in Canada

August Edit

  • August 7: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" reaches No.1 in the US
  • August 26: The "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" single is certified gold in the US
  • August 28: The Bee Gees begin their ''Trafalgar'' Tour in the US.

September Edit

  • September: Trafalgar is released
  • September 5: Concert in New Jersey
  • September 13: Concert at the Philharmonic Hall in New York City

October Edit

  • October 1: Concert in St. Louis, Missouri
  • October 13: "My World" is recorded
  • October 21: "Alive" is recorded
  • October 23: "Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself" enters the US charts

November Edit

  • November: Hugh and Barbara Gibb move to Ibiza, Spain with son Andy and adopted daughter, Beri.
  • November 6: "Lonely Days" is released
  • November 8: "Anywhere" is recorded

December Edit

  • December: The single "Don't wanna live inside myself" / "Walking back to Waterloo" is released
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