Monday, May 21, 2012

Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Co-Founder, Dies

The catchy songs, with their falsetto vocals and relentless beat, are familiar pop culture mainstays. There are more than 6 000 cover versions of the Bee Gees hits, and they are still heard on dance floors and at wedding receptions, birthday parties, and other festive occasions.

Robin Gibb, 62, died Sunday "following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery", his family announced in a statement released by Gibb's representative Doug Wright.
Gibb was the second disco-era star to die this week. Donna Summer - who earned the Queen of Disco title by singing Last Dance and I Feel Love - died of cancer in Florida on Thursday.
With his carefully tended hair, tight trousers and perfect harmonies, Robin Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Barry, defined the disco era. As part of the Bee Gees - short for the Brothers Gibb - they created dance floor classics like Stayin Alive,Jive Talkin', and Night Fever that can still get crowds onto a dance floor.

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