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Robin Gibb is dead
21-05-2012 10:31 | 0 comment(s)
Robin Gibb The Bee Gees singer, who had cancer for months, died yesterday (May 20). He was 62 years old.

Known as one of the Bee Gees, Robin Gibb was an English singer-songwriter. He went to hospital to fight against the illness. He had colon cancer. The singer died of a pulmonary infection.

He started his musical career in Australia in the late 50's, with his brothers Andy & Maurice. He went back to England in 1967. That year, the trio released Bee Gees 1st (after 2 albums in Australia). The young singer was 18 & his older brother Barry became the leader. B.G., the band's inital, refer to their mother (Barbara Gibb), Barry Gibb, Brothers Gibb & Bill Goode (DJ & car race organiser). The band's key was staying together. After a short split in 1970, Robin said : "If we hadn't been brothers, we could have never got back together again." The Bee Gees became Bee Gees in 1972. "Jive Talkin'" & "You Should Be Dancing" (1975) became Robin & his brothers' first international hits. Also, Robin's career got up & downs. His 7" vinyl "Saved By The Bell" (certified gold disc with 1 million copies sold) hit the first place of UK charts but his debut album Robin's Reign (1970) didn't sell much better.

Watch the video for "How Deep Is Your Love?" (1977) here.

After the soundtrack album Saturday Night Fever in 1977, Robin Gibb knew a turning in his career : the 3 brothers moved to disco. On February 23, 1978, the band got the Grammy Award for "Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus" for "How Deep Is Your Love". In the beginning of 1978, "Stayin' Alive" became a worldwide success (N°4 in the UK). With "Night Fever", Robin & his brothers have been N°1 in the United Stated & in the UK. They did better than their brother Andy Gibb (who went solo before).
Robin Gibb released 3 solo albums in the 80's : How Old Are You? (1983), Secret Agent (1984) & Walls Have Eyes (1985). The 3 albums have sold more copies in Europe than in America.

Watch the video for "Night Fever" (1978) here.

In August 2010, Robin Gibb has been taken to hospital in emergency. He had Volvulus (a colon problem that killed his twin Maurice). Abdominal pains forced him to cancel concerts in Brazil & Paris in 2011. After Maurice's death in 2003, the Bee Gees stopped & Robin released Magnet. Barry & him said the band couldn't exist without one member. However, they got together for some events, like in Miami in 2006. Asked by the "Daily Mail", Robin said his band's story would be told in a film, directed by Steven Spielberg.

To know more about Robin Gibb, check his official site or his Facebook.