Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees gravely ill

Robin Gibb, one-third of the legendary musical trio the Bee Gees, is gravely ill with pneumonia and is in a coma in a London hospital.  Gibb, age 62, has had a long battle with colon and liver cancer.  Gibb has established for himself a permanent place in rock, soul and pop history with his role in the emergence of two popular music eras: the 60s British invasion and the late 70s disco scene. In the late 70s, the Bee Gees became the most popular act in the world for their role in the soundtrack for the movie, Saturday Night Fever and the international #1 hits, "How Deep is Your Love," "Stayin' Alive" and "Night Fever."

Robin Gibb, one-third of the legendary musical trio the Bee Gees, is gravely ill with pneumonia and is in a coma in a London hospital.  Gibb, age 62, has had a long battle with colon and liver cancer.  Gibb has established for himself a permanent place in rock, soul and pop history with his role in the emergence of two popular music eras: the 60s British invasion and the late 70s disco scene. In the late 70s, the Bee Gees became the most popular act in the world for their role in the soundtrack for the movie, Saturday Night Fever and the international #1 hits, "How Deep is Your Love," "Stayin' Alive" and "Night Fever."

Earlier this year Gibb and his son RJ released The Titanic Requiem, an album commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. It was a mostly classical album that featured one song that Robin sang, the beautiful "Don't Cry Alone," which is shown below.

Robin and his brother Barry Gibb are the two survivors of the original Bee Gees trio. Brother Maurice died suddenly and unexpectedly at a Florida hospital in 2003. The Bee Gees retired as a group following Maurice's death.

Biography of the Bee Gees

While they have alternated over the course of nearly a half century between being superstars and pariahs and have had their share of detractors in the rock, pop, soul and dance genres, the fact is that the Bee Gees have been among the most creative and timeless acts of that period and have had few peers in the level of their contributions to popular music... Read more.


 

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