Skip to comments.Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died after battle with cancer
Posted on 05/20/2012 3:44:07 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad
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Wow. Prayers up. Robin, Andy... Saw a Youtube from 1975 and Andy was just a freakin kid.
Exactly. This year alone I’ve discovered more great popular music than during any other previous time. All through the Internet, all relatively obscure artists of the Americana genre. Only one band of them is breaking through big. Others find their audiences in small clubs, at festivals, in local markets, and in Europe and Australia. In previous decades, one followed musical mediocrities only because his friends followed the same mediocrities. Is it still the same? I hope not.
Someone please tell Juice Newton that she's dead. She'll be performing next month in Alto, NM.
To be honest, I never heard a bad word ever said about any of the Brothers Gibbs. RIP
I’d love to know where, please direct me.
Try youtube...i don’t know what kind of music you like...i like it all...Adele is great, The Black keys, Alabama Shakes, Of Men and Monsters, Drive By Truckers, The Civil Wars just to name a few...ask a kid for some rock groups...you may be suprised...i frequent many music forums so i have stayed in touch...i gave up on the radio.
Exactly. This year alone Ive discovered more great popular music than during any other previous time. All through the Internet, all relatively obscure artists of the Americana genre. Only one band of them is breaking through big. Others find their audiences in small clubs, at festivals, in local markets, and in Europe and Australia. In previous decades, one followed musical mediocrities only because his friends followed the same mediocrities. Is it still the same? I hope not.
You are 100% right...i love some of the more obscure young bands out there..refreshing! I’m 47 btw.
Not according to her website.
What has happened though, is that Record companies have lost control of the distribution of music.
With that loss, they lost the ability to shoehorn music listening into a few hundred major acts.
Music has fragmented, and diversified.
Very well put.
Other than dropping the ball on the apparently alive and well Juice Newton, your whole post cracked me up.
Forgot Dennis and Carl Wilson (Beach Boys).
While we’re at it we shouldn’t neglect to mention Earl Scruggs, who’s moved away from here.
or Gary Moore
Both Robin and his twin, Maurice died of problems with their intestines....coincidence?
Maybe singing falsetto all the time puts too much groin pressure up there.
RIP to the disco kings and queens.
...And Little Richard...
Barry seems to have avoided those problems.
...and Little Richard...
Good golly, Miss Molly, don't forget Little Richard...
What about Abe Vigoda?
ESPECIALLY Abe Vigoda.
Their best work was prior to Saturday Night Fever.
They wrote for many other artists as well.
Unfortunately, one you forgot was Richard Wright of Pink Floyd, gone due to cancer. I thought it was so cool that even after all the bad blood in Pink Floyd that he and David Gilmour got back together and made some really great music together.
It saddens me that through they’re still alive, I’ll never see many of my favorites again, simply because they’re no longer able to put up with the rigors of touring. I’ll never be able to see King Crimson with Bill Bruford, or see the “classic” lineup of Yes again. In fact, the last concert I went to was Yes, but Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman weren’t on tour. They had the lead vocalist from the Yes tribute band in Canada, and Oliver Wakeman on Keyboards, but it really wasn’t the same.
Hey, what happened to your post about Robin Gibbs?
Many people don’t realize the Bee Gees had three different career turns in the music world. Early on, they had a more blues, soul sound, then disco, and then post disco.
Their career was almost over till the disco phase started. They started in the 60’s.
“Disco Era: The last period of time where people could have anonymous, unprotected sex without the possibility of death”
What are you smoking?
And still performing the same routine.
You reminded me, with the loss of Levon Helm and your mention of Rick Danko, and of course the tragic suicide of Richard Manuel, more than 1/2 of The Band is gone.
Which character did he play on NCIS???
If you’ve found some new artists you think are worth a listen feel free to drop a few in the thread. I’m always looking to add to my collection and like discovering new artists. I enjoy all genres except cRap and Metal. And can live without Opera.
If only she were. Oooh, nasty of me. That woman is simply hideous with all her yelling. No, she isn’t soulful, no she doesn’t scream, (as opposed to Wilson Pickett, who supposedly could scream ON KEY) she just YELLS as loud as she can. Just like Ronnie Milsap. To this day I don’t know why they never recorded a duet (they were even on the same label for a long time) It might have been too difficult to navigate as they tried to yell each other into oblivion. If only they had.
Maybe being twins had a lot more to do with it.
both say “Whether you’re a brother
or whether you’re a mother “
I have the "Live at Gdansk" DVD. and when Richard played those first few pings to "Echoes" it sent shivers down my spine.
Rita Hayworth is staying alive.
Here’s a nice memorial with the song you posted...
Thank you for posting that..I confess I loved the BeeGees
One passing that hit me real hard a few years back was Eric Woolfson, of the Alan Parsons Project. He was the ideas man behind so many of their great songs, and while he didn’t sing a lot, the songs he did sing on, were their best, like Silence and I, Closer to Heaven, Time, Eye in the Sky.
I just wish he and Alan could have patched things up.
In addition to YouTube, try Pandora, tell it some artists that you like, and using some newfangled computer magic, it will attempt to create for you a radio stream with those artists and others which are musically similar. You might just find some things you enjoy.
Another thing you might try is Amazon. If you’re a customer, they will (big brother) keep track of your purchases and attempt to create a ‘smart’ list of things you might like when next you visit. To enhance this, you can go through their catalog and rate some of your purchases or other things which you know you like.
For example, if you give bands like Yes, Kansas, Rush, etc 5 star ratings, they might suggest that you’d like a King Crimson album. Or maybe some Saga.
The Bee Gees were great... especially early Bee Gees. RIP Robin.
Listen to "If Only Tears" on this album: First Glance
And "Devil Train" on this one: light At Eventide.
There are a lot of offerings of this caliber for every genre if you look for them. Some are available online, others you can only buy on CD or emailed downloads when you attend concerts.
Get out and attend live events in your area.
One of the big differences for the kids of today looking back at their youth in thirty of fourty years really is that kids in Boston won't remember that many of the same musicians as kids in Denver - even if they listen to the same genres.
Both happily long-term married until death, with children.
You got a problem with that, you hockey puck?
JAMES HUNTER!!!! Amazing. Also love Dale Watson and Heather Myles.
Looks promising, I’ll give it a listen as soon Jesse Stone solves this caper. Thanks.
Dale Watson and Heather Myles
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