Sunday, May 20, 2012
Robin Gibb: 1949 – 2012
by Larry Simons
May 20, 2012
Robin Gibb, singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Bee Gees, has died of colon and liver cancer at the age of 62. Bee Gees were one of the most successful acts in music history, amassing three #1 albums and nine #1 singles in the 1970’s, the height of their fame.
Sadly, Robin’s brother Maurice succumbed to the same hereditary condition and died in 2003 at age 53. Younger brother Andy [who was not a member of Bee Gees but also had success in music] died in 1988 of heart failure at age 30, leaving only Barry Gibb the surviving Gibb brother.
Robin had a very unique voice, showcasing his vocals on such big hits as “I Started A Joke”, “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” and “Nights on Broadway”, among many others.
He was a true legend and will be surely missed.
My tribute to Robin Gibb