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Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, who gained worldwide fame as a member of the pop group Bee Gees. Their younger brother Andy was also a singer. Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb
also had his own successful solo career.[10] Gibb was born on the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
to English parents, Hugh and Barbara Gibb; the family later moved to Manchester
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
Bee Gees
were appointed as CBEs for their "contribution to music".[11] However, investiture at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
was delayed until 2004.[11] With record sales estimated in excess of 200 million units, the Bee Gees became one of the most successful pop groups of all time.[12] Music historian Paul Gambaccini
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".[13] From 2008 to 2011, Gibb was President of the Heritage Foundation, honouring figures in British culture. After a career spanning six decades, Gibb last performed on stage in February 2012 supporting injured British servicemen at a charity concert at the London Palladium.[14] On 20 May 2012, Gibb died at the age of 62 from liver and kidney failure brought on by colorectal cancer.[15] As an instrumentalist, Gibb primarily played a variety of keyboards, notably piano, organ and Mellotron
Mellotron
on the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
album Odessa (1969); he also played acoustic guitar and organ on his debut solo album Robin's Reign
Robin's Reign
(1970).[9]

Contents

1 Childhood 2 Career

2.1 1955–1958: The Rattlesnakes 2.2 1958–1969: Bee Gees 2.3 1969–1970: Solo career 2.4 1970–1979: Bee Gees
Bee Gees
comeback 2.5 1980–1985: Collaborations with artists

2.5.1 Initial solo success

2.6 1986–2002 2.7 2003–2009: Touring years 2.8 2010–2012: Final years

3 Personal life 4 Illness and death

4.1 Reactions 4.2 Aftermath

5 Acclaim and recognition 6 Discography 7 Filmography 8 References 9 External links

Childhood[edit] See also: Hugh Gibb

Douglas was the birthplace of Gibb.

Robin Hugh Gibb was born on 22 December 1949 in Jane Crookall Maternity Home in Douglas, Isle of Man,[16] to Hugh and Barbara Gibb (née Pass). He was the fraternal twin of Maurice Gibb
Maurice Gibb
and was the older of the two by 35 minutes. Apart from Maurice, he had one sister, Lesley Evans, and two brothers, Barry and Andy.[17] As children in Manchester, Gibb and his brothers began committing crimes such as petty burglary and arson.[18] In 1953, the Gibbs watched the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
on the television. Their neighbour in Willaston, Isle of Man, Marie Beck
Beck
was a friend of his mother and her sister Peggy. Helen Kenney, another neighbor, was living in Douglas Head. As Kenney recalls, "Barry and the twins used to come into Mrs. Beck's house and we would talk to them. Robin once said to me, 'We're going to be rich one day, we're going to form a band!' Little did I realise he meant it."[1] Career[edit] 1955–1958: The Rattlesnakes[edit] Main article: The Rattlesnakes (1955 band) In 1955, when the Gibbs moved back to their home town of Manchester,[19] the brothers formed The Rattlesnakes. The band consisted of Barry on guitar and vocals, Robin and Maurice on vocals, Paul Frost on drums and Kenny Horrocks on tea-chest bass, and the quintet performed in local theatres in Manchester.[19] Their influences at that time were popular acts such as The Everly Brothers, Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
and Paul Anka. In May 1958, the group was disbanded as Frost and Horrocks left, and the name changed to Wee Johnny Hayes and the Blue Cats. In August 1958, the family travelled to Australia on the same ship as Australian musician Red Symons.[20] 1958–1969: Bee Gees[edit] Main article: Bee Gees The boys finally changed their name to the Bee Gees, while they were living in Queensland, Australia.[21] The Bee Gees' debut television appearance was in 1960 on Desmond Tester's Strictly for Moderns when they performed "Time Is Passing By".[22] When they signed to Festival Records at the start of 1963 (but they were assigned to Leedon Records) they released their debut single, "The Battle of the Blue and the Grey".[23] Their 1964 single "Claustrophobia" is notable for being the first song that features Gibb as an instrumentalist playing melodica.[24] The first Bee Gees
Bee Gees
record on which he sang lead was "I Don't Think It's Funny" in 1965.[25] In 1966, he wrote his first song "I Don't Know Why I Bother With Myself" that was credited to himself. Also in 1966, Gibb and his brother Barry took more solo vocals.[26]

"Robin is such a highly strung person, he was bound to snap eventually. We have just come back from holiday but he never moved out of his hotel room. He also went with Barry to Rome and Nairobi. But in both places, while Barry went sightseeing, Robin just stayed in his room writing songs. Robin seems totally unable to relax. He always has to be writing. Yet, instead of sitting back after his songs have been recorded, he immediately turns to new writing. So he gets tense and tired, with the result that he collapsed last week. We may be twins, but I'm not a bit like him."[1]

—Maurice Gibb, press conference, 1968

The group's first period of British success in the late 1960s started with "New York Mining Disaster 1941" and the band added drummer Colin Petersen and guitarist Vince Melouney
Vince Melouney
to their line up. They toured Europe in 1967 and 1968 as well as the US in August 1968. The band's first UK No. 1 was "Massachusetts" which features Gibb on lead vocal. On the day it reached number one, 5 November 1967, Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb
recalled to The Mail on Sunday on 1 November 2009:

This was a bittersweet victory. The day it went to No. 1, it was Bonfire Night and I was in the Hither Green rail crash in Lewisham. Forty-nine people died and it was one of Britain's worst rail disasters. Luckily I didn't get injured. I remember sitting at the side of the carriage, watching the rain pour down, fireworks go off and blue lights of the ambulances whirring. It was like something out of a Spielberg film. I thought, at least there is one consolation, we have our first UK number one.[27]

On 13 June 1968, Gibb recorded demos for seven songs, accompanying himself on guitar. The tape listed Robin alone as artist and songwriter. Of these, one – "Indian Gin and Whisky Dry" – later appeared on Idea. On 27 July 1968, Gibb collapsed and fell unconscious. He was later admitted to a London nursing home suffering from nervous exhaustion, and was moved to a facility in Sussex
Sussex
on 31 July to continue his recuperation. The group, about to embark on its first US tour, cancelled four dates after Gibb had a relapse and flew back to England for additional rest. Gibb co-wrote "Only One Woman", The Marbles' debut single, which was a hit in several countries, especially in Europe and New Zealand. The Marbles were a British rock duo consisting of Graham Bonnet and Trevor Gordon. The Bee Gees' single "I Started a Joke," on which Robin sang lead, was not released as a single in the UK but was the group's first US Top 10 hit. Gibb claimed that the melody of the song was inspired by the sounds he heard in a jet engine.[1] In August, the band started to record Odessa.[28] In January 1969, Gibb co-wrote another Marbles single, "The Walls Fell Down," and co-produced the sessions that same month.[9] However, the rivalry with Barry eventually prompted Robin to leave the group and begin a solo career (three months after guitarist Vince Melouney
Vince Melouney
left the band) after his song "Lamplight" was relegated to the B-side
B-side
of Barry's song "First of May". Meanwhile, there were rumours during this period that he was dealing with drug problems, allegedly leading his parents to threaten legal action to make him a ward of court (the UK age of majority at that time being 21, while Gibb was only 19).[29] The Bee Gees' last recording session with Robin was in February 1969.[9] Gibb's last performance with the group was on The Tom Jones Show and Top of the Pops
Top of the Pops
before leaving the group. 1969–1970: Solo career[edit] On 19 March 1969, he announced that he was leaving the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
the same day as the band recorded "Tomorrow Tomorrow" and that became their first single without Robin.[9] In his solo career, Gibb was initially successful with a number 2 UK hit, "Saved by the Bell", which sold over one million copies and received a gold disc.[30] He performed that song on the German TV show Beat-Club. Also in 1969, Gibb co-produced "Love for Living". The song was performed by Clare Torry and was released as a single.[31] He also started a mini-tour, making television appearances in a dozen countries to promote "Saved by the Bell". By 19 July 1969, New Musical Express announced "Tonight, [Robin Gibb] is fronting a 97-piece orchestra and a 60-piece choir in a recording of his latest composition, 'To Heaven And Back' which was inspired by the Apollo 11 moonshot. It is an entirely instrumental piece, with the choir being used for astral effects. The single will be billed as by 'The Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb
Orchestra and Chorus and it will be rush-released as soon as possible by Polydor". At that time, he was doing a musical score for Henry The Eighth and making his own film called Family Tree. Later, it was reported on NME that Gibb wrote dozens of songs for Tom Jones. A meeting between Gibb and Jones was said to be arranged for Gibb's return from a three-day promo trip to Germany.[1] On 31 January and 1 February 1970, Gibb performed in Auckland, New Zealand. However, Robin's first solo album, Robin's Reign
Robin's Reign
(1970) was less successful and he soon found that being a solo artist was unsatisfying. Maurice played bass on the song "Mother and Jack", but was subsequently removed from the project by producer Robert Stigwood. Also in that year, Colin Petersen
Colin Petersen
produced "Make a Stranger Your Friend" performed by Jonathan Kelly, on which Gibb sang on the chorus with Mick Taylor, Klaus Voormann, Madeline Bell, three members of The Family Dogg, Jackie Lomax, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan
Spike Milligan
and others. By January 1970, Gibb started to record his second solo album Sing Slowly Sisters until February but it's still unreleased. He wanted "Great Caesar's Ghost" to be released as a single around 1970 with "Engines, Aeroplanes" as the B-side
B-side
but the two songs were not included on that album and is unreleased until this day.[32] On 13 June, Gibb and Maurice reunited and they recorded four songs, with two of the four tracks released on their upcoming album 2 Years On. The session was originally for Maurice alone as he brought Gibb to the sessions. On 21 June sessions, the pair recorded another five songs.[32] 1970–1979: Bee Gees
Bee Gees
comeback[edit] In August, the pair returned to studio and they announced that the Bee Gees were back, with or without Barry's contribution. One of the fourteen songs, "Back Home" and "I'm Weeping" was also released on 2 Years On. On 21 August it was announced that Barry had rejoined the group and they were recording together. The first song after the announcement was "Lonely Days" which reached No. 3 in the US Billboard Hot 100. On the 2 Years On
2 Years On
album Gibb's compositions included "Alone Again". He also co-wrote and sang lead vocals on the title track as well as "Man For All Seasons". In December 1970, Gibb recorded a demo "After the Laughter".[32] The Bee Gees
Bee Gees
had their first US No. 1 single "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart", with Gibb contributing on the song, writing with Barry and singing lead vocals on its first verse.[33] In April 1972, two months after the departure of drummer Geoff Bridgford, he wrote his last solo composition on a Bee Gees
Bee Gees
record "Never Been Alone" (until 1999).[34] In 1976, on the group's Children of the World album, he sang lead on "Love Me" as well as doing falsetto on the track's coda, and he also used his falsetto on his lead vocal part on the song "Lovers" as Barry provided lead vocals on the entire song. On the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, he did not sing lead vocals on any Bee Gees
Bee Gees
song, unlike their previous and next albums. There were four tracks off the album that reached the UK Top 10; "How Deep Is Your Love", "More Than A Woman", "Stayin' Alive", and "You Should Be Dancing". Moreover, "Night Fever" held the top rank in 1978.[35] In 1978, Gibb performed on the Sesame Street Fever
Sesame Street Fever
album for the Sesame Street
Sesame Street
children's TV program. He was one of the singers on the " Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Fever" title track, he sang a song called "Trash" for the character Oscar the Grouch, and spoke with Cookie Monster at the beginning of "C is for Cookie".[36] 1980–1985: Collaborations with artists[edit] In January 1980, Gibb co-wrote and co-produced with Blue Weaver Jimmy Ruffin's 1980 album Sunrise. Ruffin had enjoyed one of his first significant hits, "Hold on to My Love", from the album Sunrise, which Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb
had written and produced. "Hold on to My Love" had reached and stayed in the US Top 30 hits for 14 years.[37] Also in 1980, he duetted with Marcy Levy on the song " Help Me!" (reached No. 50 in the US) featured on the soundtrack of the film Times Square the other artists were performed on the film, including Gary Numan, Roxy Music, Ramones, The Cure
The Cure
and The Cars. Also in 1980, most of Barbra Streisand's album Guilty was co-written by Gibb with Barry.[38] In February 1981, the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
returned to the studio and recorded Living Eyes, unlike the previous album, this album was not a successful as their fans described it as a worst album. They then worked on Dionne Warwick's album Heartbreaker and recorded songs for the film Staying Alive. Initial solo success[edit] He recorded his second solo album with Maurice's participation, How Old Are You?. The lead single "Juliet" was a success in Europe as well as "Another Lonely Night in New York" and the title track. In 1984, he released his third solo album Secret Agent, a new wave/synthpop-influenced LP[39][40] (reached No. 97 in the US, No. 31 in Germany and No. 20 in Switzerland). The album's lead and first single "Boys Do Fall in Love" reached the Billboard magazine top 40 list of hits, as well as reaching No. 70 in the UK, No. 7 in South Africa and No. 10 in Italy. Other singles such as the title track and "In Your Diary" did not repeat the success of the first single. Due to the success of "Boys Do Fall in Love", he performed the song in several TV shows including Eldorado (Danish TV).[41] In 1985, he released his fourth solo album Walls Have Eyes
Walls Have Eyes
with the singles "Like a Fool" and "Toys"; both songs did not chart in the US or UK. These three albums were more successful in Europe than in the UK or US. In 1986, Gibb joined Thompson Twins, Zak Starkey, Cliff Richard, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr
John Parr
and Holly Johnson
Holly Johnson
under the name Anti-Heroin Project to record a charity single called "Live-In World".[citation needed] 1986–2002[edit] In late 1986, the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
began to writing and recording songs for their album ESP to be released in 1987.[42] In 1992, Lulu recorded "Let Me Wake Up in Your Arms" on which he co-wrote. Gibb later contributed vocals on the Brazilian duo José y Durval's "Palavras/Palabras" (a Spanish or Portuguese version of "Words").[43] In 1998, the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
recorded their own version of "Ellan Vannin" with lead vocals by Gibb. It was later released as a single as a limited edition CD to benefit the Manx Children in Need charity.[44] In 2001, the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
released their last album This Is Where I Came In and features his last composition on a Bee Gees
Bee Gees
record "Embrace". 2003–2009: Touring years[edit] On 27 January 2003, fifteen days after Maurice's death, Robin released a solo album, Magnet in Germany on SPV GmbH, and worldwide shortly afterwards. Magnet featured the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
song "Wish You Were Here" (from the 1989 album One) in a new acoustic version. The lead single, "Please", had coincidental lyrics about 'loss'. In recent years, Gibb sang the vocals to the opening titles to the British ITV show The Dame Edna Treatment.[45] In August 2003, Gibb announced the release of a new single of "My Lover's Prayer", a song first recorded by the Bee Gees in 1997 on the album Still Waters, with lead vocals by Gibb and singers Wanya Morris
Wanya Morris
and Lance Bass. That version was played on the radio but was never actually released. In October 2003, Gibb recorded a second version of the song with Alistair Griffin, a-runner up in the UK television program Fame Academy on which Gibb appeared as a judge. In January 2004, the new version of that song was released in the UK as a double A side CD single. It eventually reached number 5 in the UK music charts. In late 2004, Gibb embarked a solo tour of Germany, Russia and Asia with singer Alistair Griffin
Alistair Griffin
as the opening act. On his return to the UK, Gibb released a CD and DVD of live recordings from the German leg of the tour, backed by the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Neue Philharmonic Orchestra of Frankfurt, Germany. In 2005, Gibb made a solo tour of Latin America. In January 2005, Gibb joined his brother Barry and several other artists under the name One World Project to record a charity single in aid of Asian tsunami relief, titled "Grief Never Grows Old". Other artists who performed on the single included Boy George, Steve Winwood, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Sir Cliff Richard, Bill Wyman, America, Kenney Jones, Chicago, Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
of The Beach Boys, Russell Watson
Russell Watson
and Davy Spillane. In June 2005, Gibb joined The X Factor runner up band G4 at a sell-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, singing the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
song "First of May". In December 2005, a recordings of this performance was released as part of double A side single, credited as "G4 feat Robin Gibb" together with G4's cover version of the Johnny Mathis
Johnny Mathis
song "When a Child is Born". "First of May" also appeared on the platinum selling album G4 & Friends, which reached number 6 in the UK album charts. In the same year, Gibb presented master classes at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and oversaw the selection for release of thesis works by music graduates for the next two terms. On 20 February 2006, Gibb and Barry performed at a concert for Diabetes Research Institute of the University of Miami
University of Miami
in Hollywood, Florida. This was their first joint performance since Maurice's death.[46] In March 2006, Gibb announced plans for more solo concerts in Shanghai, China and Portugal. In May 2006, Gibb took part in the Prince's Trust
Prince's Trust
30th birthday Concert at the Tower of London
Tower of London
along with Barry. They sang three songs: "Jive Talkin'", "To Love Somebody" and "You Should Be Dancing". In September 2006, Gibb performs at the Miss World
Miss World
2006 contest finals in Warsaw, Poland. In November 2006, Gibb released his sixth album My Favourite Christmas Carols the last album released in his lifetime, backed by The Serlo Concert, a London choir. This album featured a new song by Gibb called "Mother of Love", which was released in Europe as a download single. The song was inspired by Maurice and was Gibb's new composition since Maurice died. Gibb donated all royalties from "Mother of Love" to the Janki Foundation for Global Healthcare, and dedicated the song to Dadi Janki, the organisation's spiritual leader. Gibb dedicated the album to his mother, Barbara. My Favourite Christmas Carols has a bonus DVD disc titled A Personal Christmas Moment with Robin Gibb. Also in November 2006, Gibb performed a solo concert, entitled ' Bee Gees
Bee Gees
– Greatest Hits' at the Araneta Coliseum (now Smart Araneta Coliseum) in Manila, Philippines. Gibb marked his return to his birthplace by playing a concert at the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
TT festival in 2007. Gibb donated all of his share of the money from this concert to the children's ward at Noble's Hospital, Isle of Man, and invited all emergency service staff and marshals for the TT to attend for free.

Gibb performing in Leipzig, Germany in 2009

On 18 May 2008, Gibb released the song " Alan Freeman
Alan Freeman
Days" in tribute to the Australian DJ Alan Freeman. The song was issued as a download only track, although a promotional CD was issued by Academy Recordings. In December 2008, " Alan Freeman
Alan Freeman
Days" was followed by another downloadable song titled "Wing and a Prayer", which shared the same name as a song from the 1989 One album. However, the new song was actually a reworking of the song, "Sing Slowly Sisters", that had remained unreleased since 1970.[47] Later in December, Gibb issued another song, "Ellan Vannin (Home Coming Mix)", featuring the King William's College Choir from the Isle of Man. ("Ellan Vannin" is the Manx name for the Isle of Man.) On 8 September 2007, Gibb performed at a concert in Salt Lake City, Utah at EnergySolutions Arena
EnergySolutions Arena
for the Nu Skin Enterprises Convention, singing a set of Bee Gees
Bee Gees
hits. On 25 October 2007, Gibb performed at the National Palace of Culture
National Palace of Culture
in Sofia, Bulgaria and sang the Bee Gees' most famous songs. In 2008, Gibb completed a new solo album entitled 50 St. Catherine's Drive, but it was never released until 2014. The song "Instant Love" was a collaboration with Gibb's son, Robin-John both having written the music and vocals. "Instant Love" featuring Robin-John on lead vocals appeared in a short film called Bloodtype: The Search in which Robin-John appeared.[48] On 25 October 2008, to mark the 30th anniversary of the song "Saturday Night Fever" topping the UK charts, Gibb performed with special guests including Ronan Keating, Stephen Gateley, Sam Sparro, Sharleen Spiteri, Gabriella Climi
Gabriella Climi
and Bryn Christopher at the London music festival BBC
BBC
Electric Proms. Gibb went back to the top of the UK charts in 2009 when he collaborated with singers Ruth Jones, Rob Brydon
Rob Brydon
and Tom Jones on a new version of "Islands in the Stream", written by Gibb, Barry and Maurice. The new version, inspired by the BBC
BBC
comedy TV show Gavin & Stacey, was created to benefit the charity Comic Relief.[49] 2010–2012: Final years[edit] In 2010, Gibb was also a guest mentor on the Australian version of The X Factor, alongside TV host Kyle Sandilands, actress/singer Natalie Imbruglia, and singers Ronan Keating
Ronan Keating
and Guy Sebastian.[50] Also in 2010, Gibb toured in Australia with Bonnie Tyler
Bonnie Tyler
as his supporting guest.[51] Together they performed at Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Brisbane
and Perth.[52] In September 2011, Gibb recorded the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
classic "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" with British Army
British Army
men The Soldiers for a charity single in the UK, it was produced with his son Robin John Gibb and the video for which was produced by Vintage TV.[53] Gibb was the subject of an edition of the BBC
BBC
genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? first broadcast on 21 September 2011.[54] On 30 January 2012, Gibb announced his intention to appear on stage at the Coming Home Concert at the London Palladium
London Palladium
in February to benefit British soldiers returning home from Afghanistan.[55][56] It would be his last performance on stage.[14] Over a period of two years, Gibb and Robin-John wrote the score for The Titanic Requiem, recorded by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Gibb was due to attend the piece's premier on 10 April 2012 at the Central Hall, Westminster, London but his failing health kept him away.[57] He died the next month. Personal life[edit] In 1968 Gibb married Molly Hullis, a secretary in Robert Stigwood's organisation. They had two children together, Spencer (b. 1972) and Melissa (b. 1974). The couple divorced in 1980 after years of living separate lives, as Hullis filed for divorce on May 22, 1980, with Gibb almost permanently in the US and Hullis remaining in the UK.[58] On September 9, 1983, Gibb was arrested and sentenced to 14 days in prison for speaking to the press about his previous marriage in breach of a Court Order. Gibb's second marriage, from 1985 until his death,[59] was to Dwina Murphy, an author and artist. She is interested in the Druidry religion and is a follower of the neo- Hindu
Hindu
Brahma Kumaris
Brahma Kumaris
movement. The couple had a son, Robin-John (known as RJ, b. 1983). Robin-John's first major musical project is the Titanic Requiem (2012), written with Gibb and first performed at the Central Hall, Westminster, London, on April 10, 2012, by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
and RSVP Voices. [60] Gibb had an eight-year affair with his housekeeper Claire Yang that produced his fourth child, Snow Evelyn Robin Juliet Gibb born November 4, 2008.[59] Gibb and his wife divided their time between their homes in Peel, Isle of Man, their mansion in Miami, Florida[61] and their main residence in Thame, Oxfordshire.[62] On March 10, 1988, younger brother Andy died in Oxford, England, of myocarditis.[63] On January 12, 2003, twin brother Maurice died in Miami Beach, Florida, of complications from a twisted intestine. Politically, Gibb was a supporter of New Labour, the British Labour Party under Tony Blair. He launched a rally in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, ahead of the 2005 General Election.[64] He was a close friend of the former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair, who was criticised for staying over at Gibb's Miami mansion during Christmas 2006.[65] In 2008 Gibb publicly stated that he continued to get on "like a house on fire" with Blair, and claimed that the then Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown
regularly listened to the Bee Gees.[66] "He listens to our music every day. Gordon likes our music and I like Gordon," he told The Times.[67] In a tribute upon his death, longtime friend Tony Blair
Tony Blair
said: "Robin was not only an exceptional and extraordinary musician and songwriter, he was a highly intelligent, interesting and committed human being. He was a great friend with a wonderful open and fertile mind and a student of history and politics."[68][69] Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb
worked on behalf of several charities. He was the organiser of the Sunseeker Ball in aid of the Outward Bound
Outward Bound
Trust. For the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), Gibb served as president from 2007 to 2012.[70] He was also the longest serving president (2008–2011) of the Heritage Foundation, which honours figures of British culture
British culture
and facilitated his campaign on behalf of the Bomber Command Memorial Appeal.[71][72] Illness and death[edit] On August 14, 2010, while performing in Belgium, Gibb began to feel abdominal pains. On August 18, 2010 at an Oxford
Oxford
hospital, he underwent emergency surgery. Gibb recovered and returned to perform concerts in New Zealand
New Zealand
and Australia. During this time, Gibb was also involved in promoting fund-raising for the memorial dedicated to RAF Bomber Command in Green Park, London. Gibb also wrote The Titanic Requiem with his son Robin-John, which was recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in 2012.[73] Gibb continued to make television appearances and other events following his surgery, but in April 2011 he was forced by health problems to cancel his tour of Brazil. Another concert in Paris was cancelled in October 2011. On October 14, Gibb was due to perform the charity single with the Soldiers, but was again rushed to hospital with severe abdominal pains. On October 18, following his release from the hospital, Gibb appeared on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show looking gaunt and frail.[74] On October 27, 2011, Gibb cancelled an appearance only minutes before he was due to perform at the Poppy Appeal
Poppy Appeal
Concert in London.[75] In November 2011, he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, which had metastasised to his liver several months earlier.[76] In March 2012, Gibb was hospitalised for intestinal surgery and cancelled scheduled appearances while recovering.[77][78] In April, however, he contracted pneumonia and fell into a coma.[79][80] Although he came out of his coma later in April,[81] his colorectal cancer had advanced[82] and he died in London on May 20, 2012 at the age of 62 from liver and kidney failure.[13][15][83] His funeral was held on June 8, 2012 and he was buried at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, near his home in Thame, Oxfordshire.[84] In September of the same year, a blue plaque was placed on the house.[85] Reactions[edit] Robin and his brother Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb
had famously clashed personally and professionally for decades before his death, and that conflict lasted to the end. Nonetheless, Barry delivered a eulogy at his brother's funeral saying: "Even right up to the end we found conflict with each other, which now means nothing. It just means nothing. If there’s conflict in your lives – get rid of it."[86] At Robin's funeral, Barry talked about the connection between Robin and his twin brother Maurice, saying, "they were both beautiful and now they're together." Barry added details about Robin's struggle losing his brother Maurice a decade earlier. Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb
said: "I think the greatest pain for Robin in the past 10 years was losing his twin brother, and I think it did all kinds of things to him."[86] The Who's Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
recalled: "A lovely, lovely guy. I hear everyone talking about the success of their career but I haven't heard many talk about him as a singer and I used to think he was one of the best. To me, singing is about moving people and Robin's voice had something about it that could move me and, I'm sure, millions of others. It was almost like his heart was on the outside." John Travolta recalled, "I thought Robin was one of the most wonderful people, gifted, generous and a real friend to everyone he knew. And we'll miss him."[87] Tim Rice
Tim Rice
described Gibb as "a charming man". Rice added: "I saw him only a couple of weeks ago, He wasn't at all well but was putting up a marvellous fight. It's a terrible loss for the music industry." Gibb's friend Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
said, "We are a fraternity of people who sing pop and rock and Robin is another one of us who's gone too soon, too early." Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
told the BBC: "Robin will be remembered as a musician and as a singer and part of the Bee Gees." Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
said: "He was wonderful. He was a jokester. He had an incredibly witty sense of humour and was fun to be around."[88] Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers
recalled: "Robin was a part of something unique. Mostly, Robin was a good guy who didn't deserve to die this young. We will all miss him for what he was as a person and what he brought to music."[88] Other artists paid tribute to Gibb including Justin Timberlake (who played Robin in the SNL skit The Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb
Talk Show), Ronan Keating, Liam Gallagher, Hanson, David Dramain of Disturbed, Atmosphere, Paula Abdul, Jake Shears
Jake Shears
of The Scissor Sisters, Jermaine Dupri, Peter Frampton, Adam Hills, Peter Andre, Richard Marx, Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas, The Doors, Bruno Mars, Sam Sparro, Elton John, Jamey Jasta
Jamey Jasta
of Hatebreed, Duran Duran, The Script and Bryan Adams.[89] Aftermath[edit] His final studio album 50 St. Catherine's Drive
50 St. Catherine's Drive
was released posthumously on 29 September 2014 in the UK and 30 September 2014 in the US, the album reached No. 70 in the UK and No. 39 in Germany, the album features his unreleased recordings from 2007 and mostly in 2008 while the others were previously released. The lead single "Days of Wine and Roses" was premiered in the United States earlier on 12 September.[90] While on the other hand, Reprise Records
Reprise Records
issued a new version of "I Am the World" from the album as a single in the UK.[91] Gibb's first compilation album entitled, Saved by the Bell – The Collected Works of Robin Gibb: 1969–70 was released in May 2015 and contained Gibb's songs between 1969 and 1970 including demos of songs that were sung by the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
and the unreleased material from Sing Slowly Sisters.[92] Acclaim and recognition[edit]

Blue plaque
Blue plaque
of the Heritage Foundation commemorating Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb
at his home (The Prebendal) in Thame, Oxfordshire

In 1994, Gibb was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. In 1997, Gibb was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, US as a member of the Bee Gees. At the 1997 BRIT Awards held in Earls Court, London on 24 February, the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.[93] In the New Year Honours 2002 Gibb was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) along with his brothers Maurice and Barry. However, the official presentation ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London was delayed until 2004 due to Maurice's death.[11] In May 2004, Gibb and his brother Barry both received honorary doctorates of music from The University of Manchester, England.[94] In 2005, Gibb received the Steiger Award (Miner Award) in Bochum, Germany for accomplishments in the arts. On 10 July 2009, both brothers were also made Freemen of the Borough of Douglas, Isle of Man. The award was also bestowed posthumously on Maurice, therefore confirming the freedom of the town of their birth to Gibb, Barry and Maurice.[95] The radio and television presenter Paul Gambaccini
Paul Gambaccini
has stated that the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
were "second only to Lennon and McCartney as the most successful songwriting unit in British popular music", and recognised Gibb as "one of the major figures in the history of British music [and] one of the best white soul voices ever".[13] Gibb was a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).[96] Discography[edit] Main article: Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb
discography See also: Bee Gees
Bee Gees
discography

Robin's Reign
Robin's Reign
(1970) How Old Are You? (1983) Secret Agent (1984) Walls Have Eyes
Walls Have Eyes
(1985) Magnet (2003) My Favourite Christmas Carols (2006) 50 St. Catherine's Drive
50 St. Catherine's Drive
(2014)

Filmography[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television

Year Title Role Notes

1968 Frankie Howerd Meets the Bee Gees Himself TV series

1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Dave Henderson film

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Singles

"Saved by the Bell" "One Million Years" "August October" "Oh! Darling" " Help Me!" "Juliet" "Another Lonely Night in New York" "How Old Are You" "Boys Do Fall in Love" "Secret Agent" "Like a Fool" "Toys" "Please" "Wait Forever" "My Lover's Prayer" "First of May" "Mother of Love" "Too Much Heaven" "Wing and a Prayer" "Ellan Vannin" "Islands in the Stream" "Sydney" "I've Gotta Get a Message to You "I Am the World" "Days of Wine and Roses"

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The Bee Gees
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Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb
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Soundtracks

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Live albums

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Turn Around, Look at Us Rare, Precious and Beautiful Rare, Precious and Beautiful, Volume 2 Best of Bee Gees Inception/Nostalgia Best of Bee Gees, Volume 2 Bee Gees
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Greatest Tales from the Brothers Gibb The Very Best of the Bee Gees Their Greatest Hits: The Record Number Ones Love Songs The Ultimate Bee Gees Mythology Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits

Videography

Idea Cucumber Castle The Bee Gees
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Special One for All Tour One Night Only The Ultimate Bee Gees In Our Own Time

Tours

The Bee Gees' concerts in 1967 and 1968 2 Years On
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Tour Trafalgar Tour Mr. Natural Tour Main Course
Main Course
Tour Children of the World
Children of the World
Tour Spirits Having Flown
Spirits Having Flown
Tour One for All World Tour High Civilization World Tour One Night Only World Tour

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1959–1979

The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
Album – Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)

1980–2000

52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)

2001–present

Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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