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Robin Gibb, a Bee Gee With a Taciturn Manner, Dies at 62
The Bee Gees were one of the world's most successful groups of all time. They regularly changed their sound, and remained hitmakers for themselves and other artists for decades. Here's all the facts about the brothers Gibb that you need to know They were born on the Isle of Man to English parents, and lived in Chorlton, Manchester until the late s. The family moved to Redcliffe, in Queensland, Australia. After achieving their first chart success in Australia, they returned to the UK in
He was 62 and lived in Thame, Oxfordshire, England. The cause was complications of cancer and intestinal surgery, his family said in a statement. Gibb had been hospitalized for intestinal problems several times in the last two years. Cancer had spread from his colon to his liver, and in the weeks before his death he had pneumonia and for a while was in a coma. Gibb was the second Bee Gee and third Gibb brother to die. His fraternal twin and fellow Bee Gee, Maurice Gibb, died of complications of a twisted intestine in at The youngest brother, Andy, who had a successful solo career, was 30 when he died of heart failure , in
The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry , Robin , and Maurice Gibb. The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late s and early s, and later as prominent performers of the disco music era in the mid-to-late s. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists. After achieving their first chart success in Australia as the Bee Gees with " Spicks and Specks " their 12th single , they returned to the UK in January , when producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a worldwide audience. The Bee Gees have sold more than million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Following Maurice's death in January at the age of 53, Barry and Robin retired the group's name after 45 years of activity.
While most famous bands can trace their formation through collaborations and breakups with other acts, the three brothers who comprised the Bee Gees found their place in music history through the process of growing up in the same home together. Fraternal twins Robin and Maurice followed on December 22, The boys undoubtedly inherited some musical DNA from their parents: Dad Hugh was a drummer and a bandleader, then putting his talents to use at a series of hotels on the island, and mom Barbara was known to be a gifted singer. Still, by all accounts, the brothers realized their talents and ambitions on their own. Neighbors from this period remember Barry strumming his tennis racket and "performing" on a dock, the twins usually following him around, though recognition of their abilities wouldn't come until after the family moved to Manchester, England, in She offered to turn down what sounded like the radio playing in another room, only to realize that the music was coming from nine-year-old Barry and his six-year-old brothers singing in unison. Barry received his first guitar that Christmas, a gift that further fueled his enthusiasm by providing an outlet for the songs forming in his head.
Brothers Barry , Robin , and Maurice Gibb brought their extraordinarily tight, three-part harmonies all over the world, creating some of the most instantly recognizable voices in modern music. While many might associate the Bee Gees with a certain era, the best of their wide-ranging discography incorporated everything from fascinating storytelling, feel-good funkiness, haunting harmonies and much more. Getting John Travolta flashbacks, yet? The orchestra-inspired, string synthesizers became a staple of the disco era with help from this Hot No. For many Americans, "New York Mining Disaster " was their initial introduction to the Bee Gees as the single marked one of the band's first international hits. With the feel-good funky groove, "Stayin' Alive" is as much a disco staple as it is an empowerment anthem. His security guard?