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Robin Gibb

Born 22 December 1949. Died 20 May 2012.
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A Tribute To Robin Gibb

A special tribute to the late Robin Gibb, drawn from over 40 years of BBC archive.

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Biography

Robin Hugh Gibb, CBE (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a singer-songwriter and record producer. He was best known as a member of the pop group Bee Gees, which was co-founded with his fraternal twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry. Their younger brother Andy was also a singer. Gibb joined his first band the Rattlesnakes which formed in Manchester, England.

Gibb was born on the Isle of Man to English parents, Hugh and Barbara Gibb; the family later moved to Manchester (where Andy was born) before settling in Redcliffe, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. Gibb began his career as part of the family trio (Barry-Maurice-Robin). When the group found their first success, they returned to England where they achieved worldwide fame. In 2002, the Bee Gees were appointed as CBEs for their "contribution to music". however investiture was delayed until 2004. With record sales estimated in excess of 200 million units, the Bee Gees became one of the most successful pop groups of all time. Music historian Paul Gambaccini described Gibb as "one of the major figures in the history of British music" and "one of the best white soul voices ever". After a career spanning six decades, Gibb last performed on stage in February 2012 supporting injured British servicemen and women at a charity concert at the London Palladium. On 20 May 2012, Gibb died at the age of 62 from liver and kidney failure brought on by colorectal cancer.

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  1. Review of The Titanic Requiem

    The Titanic Requiem 2012

    Reviewed by Daniel Ross
    An interesting project, certainly, but the Gibbs’ requiem lacks any gravitas.
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