May 21, 2012

His music will Stay Alive

     Robin Gibb passed away Sunday May 5, 2012 at the age of 62, he was battling Colon Cancer.  Robin was born December 22, 1949 along with his twin brother and bandmate Maurice Gibb who passed away in 2003.  Robin Gibb was the lead singer and co-founder of the Bee Gees.  Alongside his brothers, Maurice and Barry, the Bee Gees provided decades of chart toppers and helped make disco a household name with such hits as "Night Fever" and "Staying Alive."  Some of the Bee Gees songs include "Massachusetts," "Ive Gotta Get a Message to You," "Lonely Days,"and "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart."  These songs and many more led the band into there induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
   At a very young age, the trios father Hugh encouraged his kids to form a band and play music.  They formed a group and played all over Manchester and still performed after the family moved to Brisbane Australia in 1958.  In fact, it was in Australia where the Bee Gees were signed by there first label Festival Records and they released many singles mostly written by Barry.  The name Bee Gee is an abbreviation of the brother's Gibb.  The bands first single to hit #1 was "Spicks and Specks"and there first album "New York Mining Disaster 1941" which was released in 1967 made it to the top 20 on both sides of the Atlantic.  Robin Gibbs last performance was in February.  He loved to perform and when he was not performing or recording he split his time between Oxsfordshire Miami and the Isle of Man in England.  He was married twice.  His first wife Molly Hullis was a secretary.  They were married from 1968-1980.  His second wife Dwina Murphy-Gibb is an author and and artist.  He had two kids with Hullis, Spencer and Melissa and one with Murphy-Gibb, a son named Robin John.
   In a 2010 Q and A Robin was once asked what music he wants played at his funeral, "some Mozart"he replied, or else "How Deep is Your Love."  RIP Robin Gibb I hope your listening to Mozart in Heaven.

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