Goodbye Robin Gibb

Another great contributor to the awesome music cannon we humans have has died. The Bee Gees were great. I adore the two songs above.

“Robin Gibb, one of three brothers who made up the disco group the Bee Gees behind “Saturday Night Fever” and other now-iconic sounds from the 1970s, died on Sunday, according to a statement on his website.” – CNN

For more info: cnn.com/2012/05/20/showbiz/robin-gibb-dies

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm, filed under music and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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4 Responses to “Goodbye Robin Gibb”

  1. betty says:

    Remember me when I have gone away –
    far into the eternal land

    There where you can no longer feel my warmth –
    nor hold me by my hand

    Forget me not is what I ask –
    when you stand where I so often stood

    Remember me with all you heart –
    if you could

    Yet –
    Should you forget me for a while

    Do not grieve

    Because it’s better you forget and smile-
    then that you remember and be sad

  2. Lee Faulkner says:

    Yeah … huge loss.

    They all grew up in Brisbane, Australia (my home town) … and they have an incredible catalog of hits way before Saturday Night Fever stretching back to the sixties with some tunes that gave the Beatles a run for their money. “Spicks and Specks”, “I Started A Joke”, “New York Mining Disaster”, “Massachusetts”, “Run To Me” … they go on and on. Get their two Greatest Hits volumes… all prior to SNF.

    Plus they wrote a ton of stuff for others … not to mention Grease, along the way.

    Might not be to everyone’s taste, but the brute effect on our culture is tangible…

    Lee

  3. Lee Faulkner says:

    Oh, as an aside I heard an interview with one of the BG’s where they spoke about being on a tour bus ad sitting at the back with a cassette recorder taping song ideas. The bus went over an old bridge with jangly old nails and chains which made quite a racket. This was recorded.

    Later when listening back to the tape one of them heard this portion of the tape … thought the noise of the bridge was interesting … looped it … tape loop then… and bam.. Jive Talkin’ rhythm came out. At that point they didn’t even have a work for Disco .. but there it was.

    Loops are easy today … so get cracking and find the next big movement in music!

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