Welcome to Epitaph for D’s Art Takes. Here we present the creative legacies of influential people, who are no longer among us. Today we invite you to take a look at the life of the British-Australian musician, Robin Gibb. He was part of the popular band, the Bee Gees.
Robin Gibb was older the twin of Maurice Gibb, born in 1949, in Isle of Man, UK. The twins and their sibling Barry lived with their parents. Their father was a band leader and passionate musician. This passion rubbed off on the three boys, who loved music from an early age.
The Gibb’s moved to Brisbane, Australia in 1958. Here is where they first became famous for their music. The Gibb siblings first single released in 1963. The 3 brothers formed a little band that came to be known as the Bee Gees. Influenced by the Beatles, the Bee Gees went on to become just as popular.
The Bee Gees & a Solo Career : Robin Gibb
In the late 60s, the Bee Gees were already very famous. By the 70s, they were familiar names on the American and international music charts. Disco was their brand and style. They worked on the music for the massively successful Hollywood flick Saturday Night Fever which released in 1977. Two years later, they released their album Spirits Having Flown, which sold over 35 million copies.
As public interest in disco dwindled, Robin Gibb attempted a solo career, without his brothers. This was in the early 20s. He collaborated with iconic artists including Barbra Streisand and Dolly Parton. And delivered a few hits.
By the late 80s, the Bee Gees were back together. And successful as ever. In 1997, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After the death of his brothers, Robin once again continued with his successful solo career.
Robin Gibb died in 2012.
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