iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Robin Gibb - The Bee Gees

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Robin Gibb - The Bee Gees

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 25 May 2012

Robin Gibb was a musician who did much to define the pop music of the 70s and 80s.

With his brothers Maurice and Barry he formed the Bee Gees.

They wrote the soundtrack for the disco era, perhaps captured best in their music for the movie Saturday Night Fever.

In December 2010, Robin Gibb joined Stephen Sackur in the Hardtalk studio to talk about his music, his family and the pressures of a pop business which drove him into a private hell of drink, drugs and depression.

In more recent years, Robin Gibb found a new sense of purpose, both in his music and in his work for a host of charities.

To the end he remained committed to song-writing and was an advocate for talent in an industry increasingly dominated by marketing rather than the music itself.

So today, a look back at Hardtalk with the late Robin Gibb.

Podcast

  1. Image for Hardtalk

    Hardtalk

    Interviews with the world's leading politicians, thinkers and cultural figures. In an in-depth,…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss