The story behind ‘Islands In The Stream’ by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

Music 17/04/2020

The song Islands In The Stream by the late Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton is by far one of the most well known duets of all time. 

But did you know that the song was written by the Bee Gees? The brothers wrote the song as their style of disco music was going out of style.

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb decided to write this song as an R&B tune for Marvin Gaye, but it later transformed into a country-pop crossover.

The love song was named after the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway.

The 1970 novel was the first posthumous release by the legendary author, after his wife Mary discovered them after his death.