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Robin Gibb

  • Birth 22 Dec 1949 Douglas, Middle, Isle of Man
  • Death 20 May 2012 Manchester, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
  • Burial Thame, South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England
  • Memorial ID 90460117

Vocalist. Member of the seminal music trio the Bee Gees. Best known for their contributions to the platinum soundtrack of the motion picture "Saturday Night Fever" (1977). They played a significant role in popularizing the Disco genre of the mid to late 1970s. Born a twin of his brother Maurice in Douglas, on the Isle of Man, England, the son of Hugie Gibb a big band leader and drummer, his family relocated to Australia shortly after the birth of their younger brother Andy. Along with older brother Barry, Robin and Maurice, influenced by their father's musical background, they formed their ensemble and from ingenuity called themselves the B.G.s (Brothers Gibb). They scored their first hit "Specks and Specks" (1966) and one year later in 1967, they returned to England and yielded the songs "New York Mining Disaster 1941" (1967), "To Love Someday" (1967), "I Started a Joke" (1969) and "Lonely Days" (1970). They achieved their first number one hit "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (1971). Following a brief separation, the brothers reunited and experienced a career-changing sound and style under the influence of producer Arif Mardin and with later manager Robert Stigwood. The first result would be the album "Main Course" (1975), a total departure from their earlier music sound, the songs "Jive Talkin'", "Nights on Broadway" and "Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)" became instant classics. "Night Fever", "Stayin' Alive" and "How Deep Is Your Love" raised them to a greater plateau. Following the album "Spirits Having Flown" (1978) which featured "Tragedy", "Too Much Heaven" and "Love You Inside Out", Disco began to wane and for the most part of the 1980s the Bee Gees virtually disappeared from the music scene. In 1989, the album "One" was released followed with a successful tour. The Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and Maurice died following complications from surgery on January 2003. Robin had been battling cancer and was hospitalized in April 2012 due to pneumonia.

Bio by: C.S.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 20 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90460117
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robin Gibb (22 Dec 1949–20 May 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90460117, citing Saint Mary The Virgin Churchyard, Thame, South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .