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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 22 December 1949Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
Date of Death 20 May 2012Chelsea, London, England, UK  (colorectal cancer)
Birth NameRobin Hugh Gibb
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robin Gibb was born in 1949 on the Isle of Man, about half an hour before his twin brother Maurice. His parents, Barbara and Hugh, were both musical. Barbara sang and Hugh was a drummer and bandleader. Robin had four siblings - an older sister and brother, Lesley and Barry, twin Maurice and younger brother Andy. The family moved for some time to Manchester, England before emigrating to Australia in 1958.

During their childhood, Robin, Maurice and Barry began performing together. They played under various band names, but finally settled on The Bee Gees. It was in Australia that the band first tasted success, topping the charts there in 1965 with 'Spicks and Specks'. In 1966 they relocated back to the UK and landed a recording contract with Polydor. Chart success followed in the UK and USA.

In the late 60s, tensions arose in the band, and Robin briefly left to pursue a solo career, but the group reunited and continued having success, including switching to a more disco sound. In 1977, The Bee Gees wrote and produced five songs for the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever (1977). The film was a smash and the soundtrack album went on to become one of the biggest selling of all time, elevating The Bee Gees to superstar group status.

Robin and the group also became known for penning hit records for other artists including Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. The band continued writing and performing into the 1990s, but disbanded officially in 2003 when Maurice Gibb died suddenly at 53. Robin continued to write and perform solo material, and became involved in charity work in support of British troops. In 2011 it was announced that he was suffering with cancer. After a brave battle with the disease, Robin Gibb passed away on May 20th 2012.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Dwina Murphy-Gibb (31 July 1985 - 20 May 2012) (his death) (1 child)
Molly Hullis (4 December 1968 - 1982) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Sunglasses

Trivia (23)

In 1967, he was on board a train that derailed with 49 deaths at Hither Green, south of London, England, UK.
Children first marriage: son: Spencer, born: September 21st. 1972 daughter: Melissa, born: June 17th. 1974 son (present marriage): Robin John, born: January 21st. 1983.
Member of The Bee Gees.
Twin brother of Maurice Gibb; brother of Barry Gibb and Andy Gibb.
Born at 3:15am.
Awarded a CBE, or Commander of the Order of British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year's Eve Honors List 2001.
He was awarded C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire) on 30 December 2001.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 (as a member of The Bee Gees).
In Summer 2006, he moved back home to Peel, Isle of Man.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994 with brothers Barry and Maurice.
He and The Bee Gees were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
The Sunday Times List estimated the combined net worth of Gibb and his brother Barry at $180 million.
On November 4 2008, at the private Portland Hospital in London, Robin and Dwina' housekeeper, 33 year old Claire Yang, gave birth to Robin's child, Snow Evelyn Robin Juliet Gibb.
Unveiled the Heritage Foundation's Blue Plaque at Pinewood Studios for Sir John Mills along with both Sir John's daughter's Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills and with respective families, friends and celebrities such as Simon MacCorkindale and Susan George on the 9th of May, 2010.
Underwent emergency surgery for a blocked intestine in August 2010. Twin brother, Maurice Gibb, died of complications from the same surgical procedure in 2003.
Battling liver cancer [November 21, 2011].
Making a full recovery from inflammation of the colon.(February, 2012).
Underwent intestinal surgery on March 26, 2012 to remove a blood clot in his colon.
Has contracted pneumonia and is in a coma [April 15. 2012].
Diagnosed with colorectal cancer [April 23, 2012].
Mr. Gibb's funeral service, in a horse-drawn carriage, was held at his hometown of Thame, Oxfordshire, England at St. Mary's Church on June 8, 2012.
The Gibb brothers lived on Cribb Island - a suburb of Brisbane in the State of Queensland in Australia. The Island was resumed and is now covered by the Brisbane International airport.
A guest judge on American Idol (2002).

Personal Quotes (1)

She is probably the greatest female popular singer in the modern pop rock era - since 1963, there's been no one to match her. This includes the United States as well - they can't come close to her. Today they just pose at singing. She was the genuine article. I don't think there will ever be anyone that could take the place of Dusty Springfield.

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