In Memoriam: The Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb

Soul Train sends our condolences to the family, friends, loved ones, and fans of Robin Gibb, who passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012 following a long battle with cancer.

The 62 year old, along with twin brother Maurice (who passed in 2003) and eldest brother Barry, formed the iconic band the Bee Gees in the 1960s.  Throughout the 70s and 80s the trio was best known for their gorgeous harmonies and crystal clear falsettos, heard on hits such as “How Deep is Your Love”, “Stayin’ Alive”, and “Night Fever” (all from the movie soundtrack Saturday Night Fever).  The brothers infused their pop hits with undeniable soul, and ruled the disco era with their infectious rhythmic sensibilities.  Robin Gibb was an accomplished songwriter as well as a successful solo artist, releasing numerous albums on his own throughout the years while continuing to perform and record with the Bee Gees.  The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

Robin Gibb is survived by his wife Dwina, and their children Melissa, Robin-John, and Spencer.  His brother Barry is now the only surviving member of the Bee Gees; youngest brother Andy, who never performed as part of the Bee Gees, died in 1988).

 

 



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