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R.I.P. – Robin Gibb 1949-2012

Robin Gibb 1949-2012 courtesy of http://www.robingibb.com

Robin Gibb of Bee Gees fame died, at the age of 62, on Sunday Morning. He passes away after a long battle with cancer.

Robin Gibb was one of the three brothers who were responsible for iconic songs such as “Saturday Night Fever”. Robin Gibb was the lead singer on several of the Bee Gees’ top tunes including “I Started a Joke” and “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You.” He also recorded several solo albums during his career.

The only remaining member of the Bee Gees is Barry, 65. Maurice, Robin’s twin brother, died in 2003 from a twisted bowel.

Robin has been hospitalized with liver and colon cancer, and a battle with pneumonia earlier in the spring had put him into a coma.

Robin Gibb was born on Isle of Man off the British coast in 1949. The family moved to Australia where their boys began their group and performed on television as the B.G.’s, which later became Bee Gees.

The family returned to England in the 60s where the group started their climb to fame thanks to songs like “To Love Somebody,” “Lonely Days” and “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.”

By the mid-1970s, they started into a more dance-oriented sound and crafted such as “Jive Talkin’ ” and “Nights on Broadway.”

The Bee Gees were catapulted into fame with the release of  Saturday Night Fever and their 1979 album, “Spirits Having Flown”  gave them six number one hits.

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