Bee Gee’s co-founder Robin Gibb has died after a long battle with cancer. Gibb recently emerged from a coma following intestinal surgery. He was 62.
FOX News Radio’s Joy Piazza has more on the life and music of Robin Gibb:
He was one-third of the Bee Gees, with a string of hits in the 1960’s and 70’s. Robin Gibb was the twin of fellow Bee Gee Maurice, and younger sibling of Barry Gibb. Here’s Robin singing lead vocals on an early Bee Gees hit.
(Bee Gees – “I Started a Joke”) “I started to cry, which started the whole world laughing…”
The Bee Gees’ early hits were often ballads, but then they became the voice of the “Disco Generation.”
(Bee Gees – “Night Fever”) “Night fever, night fever…”
Barry, Robin and Maurice wrote most of the hits on the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack, winning the Grammy for Album of the Year. The soundtrack also became one of the best-selling albums in history.
After disco died in the 1980’s, the brothers wrote songs for other people, including Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
(Rogers/Parton – “Islands in the Stream”) “Islands in the stream, that is what we are…”
Maurice Gibb died in 2003, but Robin and Barry carried on without him.
(Bee Gees – “I’ve Got to Get a Message to You”) “And I’ve got to get a message to you…”
Robin’s last project had him revamping the 1968 hit “I’ve Got to Get a Message to You,” with all proceeds going to charity.
Joy Piazza, FOX News Radio.
WATCH the Bee Gees’ music video for “Jive Talkin'” from the YouTube channel beegeestv HERE: