The brothers Gibb or the Bee Gees were born in Manchester England but later moved to Australia where they started what would be their 5 decade music career. They sold over 220 million albums worldwide. Barry, Maurice and Robin had the top selling album of all times with the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack until Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” came along in the 1980’s. They were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
The Bee Gee’s had a string of hits “How Deep is Your Love” “You Should Be Dancing” “Jive Talking” Staying Alive” and “Saturday Night Fever”
Robin Gibb died on Sunday, May 20, 2012 following a long battle with colon and intestinal cancer. Robin’s twin brother, Maurice died in 2003 from colon cancer. Andy Gibb, the youngest brother and solo artist, died from a heart infection in 1988. Robin and Barry retired the Bee Gees name after 45 years of entertainment. Barry, 62, is the only surviving brother and founder of the Bee Gees.
The Bee Gees had written major hits for some well-known music entertainers, here are a few:
Destiny’s Child, Emotion
Diana Ross, Chain Reaction
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, Islands in the Stream
Dionne Warwick, Heartbreaker
Frankie Valli, Grease
Barbara Streisand, Guilty and Woman in Love
Tina Turner, I Will be There
R.I.P Robin Gibb