My Tribute to Robin Gibb
The family of Robin Gibb announced with great sadness that he had passed away on Sunday 20th May 2012. .What a loss to the world of music this will be. Read on to find out more
My Tribute to Robin Gibb
I was very sad to hear that Robin Gibb had passed away on Sunday. He had been bravely battling liver and colon cancer for quite a while. Recently it was reported that he had also caught pneumonia, and he slipped into a coma. In a desperate attempt to help him, his distraught family played music to him, and when he responded and woke up, their hopes were renewed that he would recover. But sadly they announced his death on Sunday, and asked for their privacy to be respected.
Robin was a part of the group the Bee Gees,which was formed in 1958, and included his twin brother Maurice, and elder brother Barry. Maurice was also destined to die at an early age when he passed away in 2003 after an operation on his colon
About the Bee Gees
This iconic group had a unique sound, but more than this, they not only wrote their own songs, but also wrote songs for other artists. One of my favourite songs was ” How Deep is your Love.” and they sang it on ITV some years ago when they appeared on An Audience with. Their music was so infectious, everyone was up and dancing in the aisles on that evening.
Their career spanned five decades, they won numerous awards, and had over 200million album sales since 1960. Robin’s untimely death has rocked the world of music, as this group were described as second only to the writing partnership of Lennon and Mc Cartney, having written hits for such singers as Dionne Warwick, Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Dianna Ross, and Destiny’s Child just to name a few
Many Tributes were paid
Many tributes, have flooded in. Robin was a personal friend of Tony Blair, our former prime minister, who said he would miss him very much. He commented.”Robin was not only an exceptional and extraordinary musician and songwriter, he was a highly intelligent, interested and committed human being.”
Canadian singer Bryan Adams wrote on Twitter: “Robin Gibb RIP. Very sad to hear about yet another great singer dying too young.”
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, who was a family friend, said: “Robin had the voice, the pathos, and he was a great writer.
“He had a gift for melody and a gift for lyrics and left a phenomenal legacy, a phenomenal catalogue.”
Referring to the Bee Gees, he said: “They had every award, every gold disc, every platinum disc, the Grammys, the lot, and had been doing it so long but were still so good at it.”
Robin had been suffering from ill heath for the past 2 years, and had to cancel appearances at times due to this .The Bee Gees were a larger than life group, with a great sense of fun and humour, very well liked in the industry, and Robin’s death marks the end of an era.
My thoughts at this time go to all of the Gibb family, including Robin’s wife and son, and Barry, who has now lost both of his brothers.
R.I.P Robin Gibb.
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