Monday, May 21, 2012

Robin Gibb Dead at 62

Robin Gibb, a singer and songwriter who joined two of his brothers in forming the Bee Gees pop group that helped define the sound of the disco era with the best-selling 1977 soundtrack to"Saturday Night Fever," has died. He was 62.

Gibb died Sunday after battling cancer and while recuperating from intestinal surgery, family spokesman Doug Wright announced.

Like the late Donna Summer, the music of Gibb and the Bee Gees was heavily used on soaps, most recently in a full episode of GLEE titled "Saturday Night Glee-ver."

"As brothers we were like one person," Gibb told the Daily Mail in 2011. "Me and Barry have always been the principal writers of the Bee Gees' sound, and Maurice was the glue that kept the personalities intact. We were kind of triplets, really.

"I feel blessed I was born into a family that had Barry and Maurice in it. On a creative level it's like winning the lottery — you can't choose that."

Do you have a favorite Bee Gees song or memory?


  1. Loved the Bee Gees, especially their early songs. They were beautiful and harmonious, especially Robin's crystal clear voice. Rest In Peace Robin, and Thank You!

  2. I remember I was in first grade and a classmate of mine used to rock her Bee Gees lunch box. It was the early 80s and supposedly they were no longer en vogue. Many years later, after hearing some of the best and worst that popular music has to offer so far, I've developed a great appreciation for well written, well performed, thoughtful music and I developed a special appreciation for the music of musicians like the Bee Gees.
    As Lucy Nico, said so eloquently, they produced beautiful harmonies. And their voices sounded in pitch perfect melodies. Sad to know that anyone, particularly those who entertained so many and made many happy, should have to suffer illness but at least he is now no longer suffering. Rest in peace.