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Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died after battle with cancer
BBC ^ | May 21st, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/20/2012 3:44:07 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad

Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died following a lengthy battle with cancer, his family have said.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: beegees; cancer; gibb; music; obit; obituary; rip; robingibb; uk
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I imagine more news will follow. Diana Ross, now Robin Gibb.
1 posted on 05/20/2012 3:44:15 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

RIP


2 posted on 05/20/2012 3:45:03 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Bad week for disco.


3 posted on 05/20/2012 3:46:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

You mean Donna Summer?


4 posted on 05/20/2012 3:46:29 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Diana Ross
I think you meant Donna Summer.
5 posted on 05/20/2012 3:48:18 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Diana Ross

Did she get popped for another DUI?

Donna Summer

6 posted on 05/20/2012 3:48:25 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Couldn’t stand the Bee Gees after that disco movie, but liked them before that. Hope he went painlessly.


7 posted on 05/20/2012 3:48:55 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
I can think of younger days when living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do.
I could never see tomorrow, but I was never told about the sorrow.

And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend a this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again.

I can still feel the breeze that rustles through the trees
And misty memories of days gone by
We could never see tomorrow, noone said a word about the sorrow.

And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again.

8 posted on 05/20/2012 3:49:27 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Diana Ross croaked?


9 posted on 05/20/2012 3:49:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

RIP.


10 posted on 05/20/2012 3:52:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad; a fool in paradise

This is the end of the Bee Gees , the Supremes and those others, too. At least we still have the Beach Boys and Bill Haley’s Comets.


11 posted on 05/20/2012 3:53:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

No, Donna Summer


12 posted on 05/20/2012 3:53:27 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Not yet, but last time I saw her on tv, she didn’t look good.


13 posted on 05/20/2012 3:53:50 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

man, I have a lot of bad jokes. To whoever died this week..RIP


14 posted on 05/20/2012 3:55:05 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: mountn man

Yeah. Oops; meant Donna Summer.


15 posted on 05/20/2012 3:55:31 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I enjoyed the Bee Gees music when I heard them on the radio, just about any song of theirs, but never persued purchasing any of their work.

May he R.I.P.


16 posted on 05/20/2012 3:55:39 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

17 posted on 05/20/2012 3:55:55 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: fatnotlazy

Might as well write her off along with the Rolling Stones now that Brenda performed their and not his own tunes on SNL last night with other bands, no doubt to annoy Keef who complained about this practice in his memoirs.


18 posted on 05/20/2012 3:56:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I wasn’t crazy about the music from SNF, but I liked a lot of the stuff they turned out otherwise. RIP.


19 posted on 05/20/2012 3:57:03 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Diana Ross died???


20 posted on 05/20/2012 3:58:01 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Dallas59; AnAmericanAbroad

always liked this one..

http://youtu.be/A3b9gOtQoq4

Whether you’re a brother
or whether you’re a mother
you’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Feel the city breakin
and everybody shakin’
and were stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive


21 posted on 05/20/2012 3:58:13 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Dallas59

The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack made the Bee Gees’ superstars, yet it also was the absolute zenith of their career. And once you’ve hit the zenith, well, there’s really only one direction you can go.

I used to HATE disco with a fanatical passion in my heavy metal/punk rock days, but on balance, and with a little perspective, the Bee Gees’ were very, very talented.

RIP Robin Gibb and Donna Summer.


22 posted on 05/20/2012 3:59:04 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

No, she just jumped the shark.


23 posted on 05/20/2012 3:59:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MrEdd

Yes, the early music was much better.

How tragic for Barry. The oldest brother has buried all his younger siblings, starting with the youngest. It is a shame.

RIP Robin and prayers for the remaining family.


24 posted on 05/20/2012 3:59:46 PM PDT by ProfoundBabe ("Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other." - OW Holmes)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Diana Ross?

I think she’s still stayin alive


25 posted on 05/20/2012 4:00:33 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Dallas59

LOL! Good one.

I don’t know why, but I totally got Diana Ross and Donna Summer mixed up.


26 posted on 05/20/2012 4:01:06 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: ProfoundBabe

Both Robin and his twin, Maurice died of problems with their intestines....coincidence?


27 posted on 05/20/2012 4:01:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Jonathan Winters and Phyllis Diller are still alive!


28 posted on 05/20/2012 4:03:56 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: ProfoundBabe

Yes, their earlier music was better.

But I have to admit, “Staying Alive” has a hook that just grabs you. Perfect strut.

Sad for Barry, as you said.

Prayers and condolences to the Gibb family.


29 posted on 05/20/2012 4:04:25 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Morgana
To Love Somebody
30 posted on 05/20/2012 4:04:44 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Valerie Simpson is alive, but Nick Ashford is dead.


31 posted on 05/20/2012 4:05:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dfwgator

From what I have read that whole Gibb family has had genetic health problems. Not surprised Robin got sick like Maurice. The Gibbs just has that kind of illness that runs in families. Pity because they had talent.


32 posted on 05/20/2012 4:05:44 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Dallas59

‘Saturday Night Fever’ is a very good film if you can get past its pop culture baggage.


33 posted on 05/20/2012 4:06:30 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Impy; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; GSP.FAN
RIP Robin Gibb...your music taught the world how to dance.

I'm playing the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in your honor.

We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!

34 posted on 05/20/2012 4:07:32 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: Dallas59

http://youtu.be/BBMriOspUvA


35 posted on 05/20/2012 4:07:39 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana
Nina Simone -To Love Somebody
36 posted on 05/20/2012 4:08:46 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

This is kind of a tragedy. People scoff at the Bee Gees, what with the disco association and all. But they had tight, soaring harmonies, and while the music maybe wasn’t groundbreaking or profound it was sincere. Any given Gibb boy had more talent in one chest hair than most of today’s pop performers can muster at all.


37 posted on 05/20/2012 4:09:11 PM PDT by Dysart (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Morgana

Ok. I wasn’t in love then.


38 posted on 05/20/2012 4:09:48 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: dfwgator
Bad week for disco.

Bad week for another icon of times past by.

Makes be feel old.

I wasn't a huge fan of their music, but the memories their music invokes takes me back to a sweet time in life I'll never forget.

On the flip side, they're # two this week....

39 posted on 05/20/2012 4:10:50 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj

RIP, he and his brothers made some memorable music.


40 posted on 05/20/2012 4:11:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad; Perdogg

That poor family — first Andy, then Maurice and now Robin!

May he R.I.P.!!!!


41 posted on 05/20/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Dallas59

come on - That’s Janet Jackson (Michael’s sister)


42 posted on 05/20/2012 4:12:55 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Borges

Very true. I remember reading a similarly-themed article in either NR or American Spectator.


43 posted on 05/20/2012 4:13:20 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: Morgana
The Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get A Message To You
44 posted on 05/20/2012 4:13:34 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Woo hoo....makes ME feel old...

HE is # two this week.

I’ll resume my usual screw ups later!


45 posted on 05/20/2012 4:15:47 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Bee Gees - Time Is Passing By (1960)
46 posted on 05/20/2012 4:17:27 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: shalom aleichem

Stand up straighter. The jokes won’t go so far over your grape.


47 posted on 05/20/2012 4:20:56 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Dallas59
Nights On Broadway - Midnight Special 1975

I remember this performance. I was 8! and was bemused by Robin's covering his right ear during solos. Great tune, too.

48 posted on 05/20/2012 4:21:36 PM PDT by Dysart (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: GOPsterinMA
RIP Robin Gibb...your music taught the world how to dance. I'm playing the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in your honor.

And I fell out of bed
hurting my head
from things that I said

'Til I finally died
Which started the whole world living
Oh if I'd only seen
That the joke was on me.
RIP Robin.
49 posted on 05/20/2012 4:21:46 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
His contribution to the 80s scene. I think it's one of the better lesser known efforts from that time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqsM-rhF8Ns

50 posted on 05/20/2012 4:21:55 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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