Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ROBIN GIBB (1949 - 2012)

Another great loss in the world of music as Robin Gibb, one third of the pop/rock act, The Bee Gees, has passed away on May 20th at the age of sixty-two. He had been struggling with colon and liver cancer over the past few years and died from complications.

Much like Donna Summer, Robin, with his brothers, Barry and his late twin, Maurice achieved their greatest success during the disco era as their music helped shape and define the sound. Their contributions to the soundtrack of the 1977 film, "Saturday Night Fever" created a frenzy that put people on the dance floor with such songs as "Stayin' Alive", "You Should be Dancing" and "Night Fever" The album would stay at number one on the U.S. chart for twenty-four straight weeks, five hit singles were released (with four making it to number one) and the soundtrack ultimately sold well over fifteen million copies across the globe.

Robin Gibb also released seven solo albums during his career and had several hit singles in Europe and Asia with his first in 1969, "Saved By The Bell" making it to number two on the U.K. pop chart. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Here are two classic Bee Gees songs which featured Robin singing lead vocals:

"I Gotta Get A Message To You" - Bee Gees (1968)

"I Started A Joke" - Bee Gees (1968)

This a video clip of the brothers performing one of favorite songs from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack, "How Deep Is Your Love":



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