Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Co-Founder, Dead at 62

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Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Co-Founder, Dead at 62

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Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Co-Founder, Dead at 62

Singer had been battling cancer for years



By David Browne
May 20, 2012 6:35 PM ET


Robin Gibb, one-third of the Bee Gees, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his spokesperson has confirmed via a statement. Gibb was 62 years old.

"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery," reads the statement. "The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

Two years ago, Gibb battled colon and liver cancer, but despite making what he called a "spectacular recovery," a secondary tumor recently developed, complicated by a case of pneumonia.

Gibb was born in Manchester, England, in 1949, along with twin brother Maurice. (Maurice died in 2003 of complications from a twisted intestine; eerily, Robin had surgery for the same medical issue in 2010.) Along with their older brother Barry, the brothers began harmonizing as a trio in Australia, where the family moved in 1958. Although the Bee Gees had some success in Australia – they hosted a weekly variety show there – they didn't truly arrive until they returned to England and signed with manager Robert Stigwood. Robin's quivering, vulnerable voice was featured prominently on several of the group's earliest and most Beatles-eque hits, including "New York Mining Disaster 1941," "I Started a Joke," "Massachusetts," and "I've Gotta Get a Message to You."

Although he looked and sounded like the meekest Bee Gee, Robin grew into the family rebel. By 1969, he and Barry were feuding over whose song should be singles, and Robin, then 20, was declared a "ward of the state" by their father when his drinking and partying seemed to take over his life. "It happened so fast that we lost communication between us," Gibb later recalled. "It was just madness, really."

But it also Robin who, in 1971, made the first call to Barry to reunite with his brothers. Robin's solo career had stalled, and Barry and Maurice's attempts to continue as the Bee Gees as a duo had floundered as well. "If we hadn't been related, we would probably have never gotten back together," Robin said at the time. Robin's voice was heard, beautifully, on the chorus of their minor 1972 hit "Run to Me."

The Bee Gees' massive second wind arrived with their proto disco hit, "Jive Talkin'," in 1975; two years later, their contributions to Saturday Night Fever made them bigger stars than ever. Most of the hits from that era featured Barry's falsetto voice, but the brothers' vocal blend remained an indelible apart of their sound.

The group entered another fallow period during the early Eighties, although during this time, Robin produced a semi-hit album by Jimmy Ruffin, brother of the Temptations' David Ruffin. The last Bee Gees album, This Is Where I Came In, was released in 2001. Two years later, Maurice died, and with his passing the Bee Gees ended. (Their other, younger brother Andy died in 1988.)

Robin and Barry reunited periodically – in 2010, they made an appearance on American Idol and inducted ABBA into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – and talked about a duo tour, but nothing materialized. Robin, though, kept his hand in music. With his son Robin-John, he wrote an ambitious piece, The Titanic Requiem, a mix of orchestral and vocal pieces telling the story of the doomed liner on the 100th anniversary of its sinking. "It's a serious subject and it's not a rock opera," Gibb said before its debut. "There are no backbeats. This could have been written 300 years ago."

Featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the work had its world premiere in London on April 10th. But in a sign that Gibb's health had taken a turn for the worse, he wasn't able to attend. Ironically, next week's episode of Glee will include covers of Bee Gees songs from Saturday Night Fever.



Read more: Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Co-Founder, Dead at 62 | Music News | Rolling Stone


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I just saw this tweeted.  :icon_e_sad:  May he rest in peace.  He was a fighter and fought a courageous battle.  He will be truly missed.    Immortality  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcbUc794B3w[/youtube]
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I'm sorry to hear this. RIP Robin :(

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That is sad. At least he will be released from all his pain now. My Mum died from secondary liver cancer and she was in unbearable pain at the end. It was a release for her to die and no longer suffer.

RIP Robin.


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Such sad, sad news...Robin, you ill be dearly missed! Thank you for entertaining us all these years. My heart goes out to Robin's family and I send them my LOVE!
R.I.P Robin...your "voice" will live on Forever! I LOVE YOU!

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         Another Great gone,  but not forgotten     R I P   Robin...

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Robin wasn't a third of the beegees, he was a fourth. There were four brothers. Andy, the youngest, died at a very young age. He was never part of the group, although it was his intention to join right before he died.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN2rxdwhw1A[/youtube]

Anyway, here is one of my favorite Beegees songs. Sorry, it's a long one...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8doRaMdU-c[/youtube]

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Sad news....he fought a tough battle.  But I'm sure he is now singing with the angels.

RIP Robin.

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Very sad news. I will honour your life today Robin by listening to and enjoying all the beautiful music you have left us to enjoy. May God's supernatural comfort and grace wrap your family and remaining loved ones in a cocoon of enabling and love.

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 :icon_cry: So sad. Rest in peace Robin. You will be missed.
I will hold the Gibb family in my thoughts and prayers.   

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That's so sad. Rest in Peace Robin.
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What's up with TMZ lately. Even now they have to put Michael's name out there, right before the video of 'stayin'alive':

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The soundtrack album to "Saturday Night Fever" was the top-selling album until Michael Jackson's "Thriller" took the title.

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Robin Gibb Dead -- Bee Gees Co-Founder Dies at 62 | TMZ.com

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I am very sad to hear about Robin Gibb. I was always a fan of the Bee Gees. May God bless the entire Gibb family and give them strength through this difficult time.
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My Favorite Bee Gees song. You will be dearly missed Robin. "Thank You" for all the joy you brought to the world.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZInWGC5L2T8[/youtube]

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RIP Robin. Your family's hearts are sorrowful, for sure. I'll be keeping them in my prayers. You've made an incredible mark in the music world. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Blessings
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Thank you for posting, Souza.  Our hearts are heavy tonight with this loss.  May God send comfort to the Gibb family. 

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Very sad news.

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Sad news. May he rest in peace.
I am happy though that God allowed him to wake up from the coma and granted him the chance to spend a few more days with his loved ones.
Glad he had time enough for a dignified farewell.
It´s so valuable to be able to say goodbye.
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Just watching this video from when the song came out in 1976.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JoZS6LgqYI&feature=related[/youtube]

Robin has a full head of hair, they all look so young and handsome!
It's interesting the dancer who performs with their song. I guess this is the going dance style until MJ started getting into his personalized trademark style!

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Thank you for the music!

R.I.P. Robin Gibb

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Truely saddened to hear this  :'(
Thank you Robin for the joy you brought to many with your music.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of those who love you.
God bless you xxx

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Unforgettable. RIP Robin.

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/robingibb/TITANIC-DONT-CRY-ALONE.mp3

Robin Gibb

This is his last artwork with I think his son, RIP Robin :(
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Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Co-Founder, Dead at 62

Singer had been battling cancer for years



By David Browne
May 20, 2012 6:35 PM ET


Robin Gibb, one-third of the Bee Gees, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his spokesperson has confirmed via a statement. Gibb was 62 years old.

"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery," reads the statement. "The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

Two years ago, Gibb battled colon and liver cancer, but despite making what he called a "spectacular recovery," a secondary tumor recently developed, complicated by a case of pneumonia.

Gibb was born in Manchester, England, in 1949, along with twin brother Maurice. (Maurice died in 2003 of complications from a twisted intestine; eerily, Robin had surgery for the same medical issue in 2010.) Along with their older brother Barry, the brothers began harmonizing as a trio in Australia, where the family moved in 1958. Although the Bee Gees had some success in Australia – they hosted a weekly variety show there – they didn't truly arrive until they returned to England and signed with manager Robert Stigwood. Robin's quivering, vulnerable voice was featured prominently on several of the group's earliest and most Beatles-eque hits, including "New York Mining Disaster 1941," "I Started a Joke," "Massachusetts," and "I've Gotta Get a Message to You."

Although he looked and sounded like the meekest Bee Gee, Robin grew into the family rebel. By 1969, he and Barry were feuding over whose song should be singles, and Robin, then 20, was declared a "ward of the state" by their father when his drinking and partying seemed to take over his life. "It happened so fast that we lost communication between us," Gibb later recalled. "It was just madness, really."

But it also Robin who, in 1971, made the first call to Barry to reunite with his brothers. Robin's solo career had stalled, and Barry and Maurice's attempts to continue as the Bee Gees as a duo had floundered as well. "If we hadn't been related, we would probably have never gotten back together," Robin said at the time. Robin's voice was heard, beautifully, on the chorus of their minor 1972 hit "Run to Me."

The Bee Gees' massive second wind arrived with their proto disco hit, "Jive Talkin'," in 1975; two years later, their contributions to Saturday Night Fever made them bigger stars than ever. Most of the hits from that era featured Barry's falsetto voice, but the brothers' vocal blend remained an indelible apart of their sound.

The group entered another fallow period during the early Eighties, although during this time, Robin produced a semi-hit album by Jimmy Ruffin, brother of the Temptations' David Ruffin. The last Bee Gees album, This Is Where I Came In, was released in 2001. Two years later, Maurice died, and with his passing the Bee Gees ended. (Their other, younger brother Andy died in 1988.)

Robin and Barry reunited periodically – in 2010, they made an appearance on American Idol and inducted ABBA into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – and talked about a duo tour, but nothing materialized. Robin, though, kept his hand in music. With his son Robin-John, he wrote an ambitious piece, The Titanic Requiem, a mix of orchestral and vocal pieces telling the story of the doomed liner on the 100th anniversary of its sinking. "It's a serious subject and it's not a rock opera," Gibb said before its debut. "There are no backbeats. This could have been written 300 years ago."

Featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the work had its world premiere in London on April 10th. But in a sign that Gibb's health had taken a turn for the worse, he wasn't able to attend. Ironically, next week's episode of Glee will include covers of Bee Gees songs from Saturday Night Fever.



Read more: Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Co-Founder, Dead at 62 | Music News | Rolling Stone

to me this is unnessasary and a bit muddy , just a little sling 
i remember some of the media on andy here , was a bit muddier who wants to bet the media will over look an opportunity to go back and wallow in it a bit?
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Why not just tell people I'm an alien from Mars? Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight. They'll believe anything you say, because you're a reporter. But if I, Michael Jackson, were to say, "I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight," people would say, "Oh, man, that Michael Jackson is nuts. He's cracked up. You can't believe a single word that comes out of his mouth."

 

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