Unfortunately, we have another passing to report; Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has died today of colorectal cancer, aged 62. Brother, Maurice, passed away in 2003. You can read more about Robin Gibb’s illustrious life and early passing at USA Today and The Los Angeles Times.
USA Today Quote:
“Robin, who had been hospitalized for pneumonia and underwent surgery last year to remove a growth from his colon, was central to the group’s success both as a songwriter and a vocalist. He was the original lead singer, and his tangy, tremulous tenor and older brother Barry’s deeper, breathier, falsetto-prone voice were constants as the Bee Gees traversed a wide range of musical styles.
Though the family act first gained attention in the ’60s for Beatle-esque pop tunes, they moved into orchestral rock and then the soaring disco that made them superstars in the late ’70s. Their contributions made 1977’s Saturday Night Fever soundtrack a No. 1 album for 24 straight weeks, earning them chart-topping singles in Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever and How Deep Is Your Love.”
Here’s a video remembrance – the Bee Gees singing a medley live in 1975: