Sunday, May 20, 2012

Robin Gibb 1949-2012

Singer and musician Robin Gibb, after a long battle with cancer, died earlier today in London.  With his brothers Barry and Maurice (who died in 2003), he had formed the Bee Gees, who became one of the most successful acts in popular music history.  They performed mainly ballads and soft rock during the late 60's and early 70's, but then caught the disco wave, culminating with their contributions to the soundtrack for the movie Saturday Night Fever.  While Barry was the most frequent lead vocalist of the trio, Robin sang the lead on some of their more popular songs, such as Massachusetts.

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