British musician Robin Gibb dies at age 62
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
While the twins and their older brotherbegan performing at a young age in England, they later made appearances on television in Australia, but the brothers had already moved back to England by the time they scored their first international hit in 1967. The three brothers are known for their blended vocal harmonies, but Robin's voice can best be heard on the song .
After several hits with the Bee Gees, Robin became a solo artist and had one hit in England, called Saved by the Bell. After that, he rejoined his brothers and had more hits in the early 1970s. Throughout the Bee Gees career, Robin shared songwriting duties with his brothers Barry and Maurice.
The Bee Gees had a comeback in the mid-1970's with songs likeand before Robert Stigwood, who was their first manager, asked them to record songs for the film , which became one of the best selling albums and produced major hits like , and . It was during this period that the Bee Gees became known for their contributions to disco music.
Speaking to a reporter from Weekend Australian in 2009, Robin Gibb said, "Since 1967, there have only been three albums that have truly affected the culture, and that's the Michael Jackson's . There's not many people who know what that feels like. We're like the guys who have been to the moon."' , , and
For the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of thein April, Gibb and his son, , wrote a score for , recorded by . Gibb was too ill to attend the premiere and he fell into a coma later in April.
Preceding Gibb in death were his younger brother, who was a successful solo recording artist, in 1988 and his twin Maurice in 2003. Gibb is survived his 65-year-old brother Barry, a sister, and mother. He is also survived by his second wife Dwina Murphy and four children.
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