Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb: Oxfordshire residents pay tribute

  • 21 May 2012
  • From the section Oxford
Robin Gibb with microphone
Image caption Robin Gibb pictured at charity event he held at his home

Oxfordshire residents have paid tribute to Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb who died at his home in Thame.

Gibb, who passed away after battling cancer, was famous for hits including Stayin' Alive and Night Fever.

Broadcaster Bob Harris said: "In addition to the talent and fame and everything else we know, underneath it all he was such a good-hearted person.

"He was genuinely warm and caring and not at all affected by the phenomenal success."

Gibb formed the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Maurice in 1958 and the group were among the biggest-selling of all time with hits spanning five decades.

Image caption Robin Gibb lived in a mansion near the Chiltern Hills

Photographer Frank Millar, from Thame, photographed a charity event hosted by the musician and his wife Dwina at their mansion near the Chiltern Hills.

"I think he liked it in Thame because he wasn't bothered by people and he could go down to the shop without being bothered," Mr Millar said.

"He was a very friendly man and just next door to him in the field there was a lot of dog walkers and if he ever bumped into people he would always have a conversation with them and he was just a normal, down-to-earth person."

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