RIP: Robin Gibbs
05-20-2012, 06:11 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-20-2012, 06:40 PM by Miguel.)
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RIP: Robin Gibbs
That makes two from the age of Disco to pass on within a month .Now Robin Gibb. Haley , bring back DiscoTongue
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05-20-2012, 06:18 PM,
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RE: RIP
(05-20-2012, 06:11 PM)midnightblues Wrote: That makes two from the age of Disco to pass on within a month .Now Robin Gibb. Haley , bring back DiscoTongue
Very sad about the early deaths of these legends. Long live disco Haley!! Smile
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05-20-2012, 06:46 PM,
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RE: RIP: Robin Gibbs
Quote:By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times

May 20, 2012, 4:37 p.m.
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.

This spring Gibb had been hospitalized in London with advanced colorectal cancer. He had intestinal surgery in March and, after contracting pneumonia, was unable to attend the April 10 premiere in London of "The Titanic Requiem," a classical composition he wrote with his son, Robin-John, to coincide with the 100th anniversary observance of the luxury ocean liner's sinking. He later fell into a coma but awoke April 21 after his family spent days singing to him at his bedside.

The Bee Gees energized the disco craze of the 1970s with such falsetto-laced hits as "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever" and "How Deep Is Your Love?" from "Saturday Night Fever" and, from the successful follow-up album, "Too Much Heaven," "Tragedy" and "Love You Inside Out."

Their four-decade pop career was a roller-coaster ride of soaring success, plunging popularity, reinvention and difficult times.

The Bee Gees had nine No. 1 U.S. singles in the 1970s, won six Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/l...0828.story

Quote:The Bee Gees — Robin, Maurice and their older brother, Barry — were an established pop act a decade before "Saturday Night Fever," with a string of hits, some of which featured Robin's plaintive, quavering vocal style, notably on "I Started a Joke."

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05-20-2012, 07:28 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-20-2012, 07:30 PM by Tusk.)
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RE: RIP: Robin Gibbs
What a bummer....terrible news...My mom loved the Bee Gee's...old school, pre-saturday night fever BeeGees. RIP, at least you will be reunited with your twin brother, Maurice Sad
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05-20-2012, 07:31 PM,
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RE: RIP: Robin Gibbs
(05-20-2012, 07:28 PM)Tusk Wrote: What a bummer....terrible news...My mom loved the Bee Gee's...old school, pre-saturday night fever BeeGees. RIP, at least you will be reunited with your twin brother, Maurice Sad

And little brother Andy. Sad
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05-20-2012, 07:45 PM,
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RE: RIP: Robin Gibbs
Sad news Sad
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05-20-2012, 11:12 PM,
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RE: RIP: Robin Gibbs
(05-20-2012, 07:45 PM)Haleylvr4evr Wrote: Sad news Sad

Sad to see all these folks from memory lane passing away. Although as a band and a sound, to me the Bee Gees represent the worst of the 70s music.
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05-20-2012, 11:16 PM,
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RE: RIP: Robin Gibbs
(05-20-2012, 11:12 PM)john Wrote:
(05-20-2012, 07:45 PM)Haleylvr4evr Wrote: Sad news Sad

Sad to see all these folks from memory lane passing away. Although as a band and a sound, to me the Bee Gees represent the worst of the 70s music.
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I hated his "I Spotted A Joke" sap, but loved the Saturday Night Fever era. Born in '67 I remember those days well.
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05-21-2012, 12:34 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-21-2012, 12:34 PM by Tusk.)
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RE: RIP: Robin Gibbs
"I started a joke". Like ABBA, the BeeGees were much bigger everywhere else in the world, than the US. Growing up in Vietnam then the UK, My parents played many of the BG's and Beatles albums for us to grow up to, so they hold an extra poignancy for me... "I Started a Joke" and others' of that ilk was as 'schmaltzy' as the Beatles "If I Fell" which I also loved(talked about in another thread)

(Side note, when I moved to the US, many of the guys couldn't believe I had never heard of "Led Zepplin" or "The Who" being from England, my parents never played them and we had limited access to TV and radio LOL.)
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