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Singer Robin Gibb of Bee Gees fame in coma: reports
Reuters ^ | April 14, 2012

Posted on 04/14/2012 11:18:59 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(Reuters) - Singer Robin Gibb, a founding member of the disco-era hit machine the Bee Gees, is in a coma surrounded by members of his family in a London hospital, British media reported on Saturday.

A spokesman for the 62-year-old, who has been battling cancer and recently contracted pneumonia, was not immediately available to comment on the reports.

"Our prayers are with Robin," an unnamed family friend told the Sun newspaper, which first reported the news.

"He has kept so positive and always believed he could beat this. Sadly, it looks like he has developed pneumonia, which is very bad in his situation."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; beegees; kittykan; robingibb; stayinalive
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1 posted on 04/14/2012 11:19:08 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sad. He did live a VERY tough life though. I remember hearing him on Howard Stern back when I was a lib. He had a different kind of lifestyle.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 11:24:10 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayer bump


3 posted on 04/14/2012 11:26:01 AM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

he is the last brother I believe, sad.


4 posted on 04/14/2012 11:31:04 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Free ThinkerNY

he is the last brother I believe, sad.


5 posted on 04/14/2012 11:31:08 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Stayin’ Alive ping. Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


6 posted on 04/14/2012 11:31:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sad - 62 isn’t that old. His twin, Maurice, died a few years ago, and youngest brother Andy died of a drug overdose a long time ago. Barry, the oldest,(the handsome one) will be the only one left. The BeeGees made some great music.


7 posted on 04/14/2012 11:31:37 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette

Andy Gibb died of myocarditis, an inflammation of his heart, which had nothing to do with illegal drugs.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 11:54:48 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Inspectorette

Maurice Gibb died, it’s a terrible tragedy. The doctors thought he had Night Fever and he thought he was Staying Alive.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 11:58:12 AM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: Autonomous User; Inspectorette; IronJack
Andy Gibb died of myocarditis, an inflammation of his heart

I guess the Bee Gees never figured out "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart".

10 posted on 04/14/2012 12:08:10 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
People love to rag on the Bee Gees because of the overexposure brought on with the whole Saturday Night Fever mania but personally I always thought they were great musicians and many people don't realize they were cranking out hits since the 1960s - more than a decade before their "disco" phase.
11 posted on 04/14/2012 12:16:14 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 30 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: television is just wrong

To Barry. Barry is alive.

My wife was and is a big fan.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 12:19:32 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: IronJack

Some suggest that it was the drugs that weakened his heart.


13 posted on 04/14/2012 12:22:40 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Inspectorette

I still love the Bee Gees. The brothers were very close, loved each other and their families. They had a very humble and hardworking beginning.

I like that about them.

So sad to hear this.


14 posted on 04/14/2012 12:24:08 PM PDT by dforest
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To: SamAdams76

The Bee Gees were very much into harmony musically. So much so that they blended and made a sound as one.

You don’t see that much anymore.


15 posted on 04/14/2012 12:26:11 PM PDT by dforest
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To: television is just wrong

Barry is still alive.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 12:27:11 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: SamAdams76

There will never be another song like “Nights on Broadway”.
The Main Course Album is my favorite.


17 posted on 04/14/2012 12:29:06 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh no....so sad. Prayers.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 12:34:09 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: SamAdams76

I am the opposite, I hated SNF, disco so bad I went back to my country music roots and only knew the Bee Gees for their 1960s music.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 12:35:04 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: television is just wrong

The source article states brother Barry is at the bedside.


20 posted on 04/14/2012 12:41:53 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: SamAdams76

Andy Gibb sounded awful in live performances. One can only imagine how that hag Barbara Streisand hung in there on the duet they did. I thought the only time Andy sounded halfway decent was when singing with his brothers who carried him by drowning him out.


21 posted on 04/14/2012 12:42:24 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: NautiNurse

I wonder how long until we get to the point where there will no more surviving members of the bands we grew up with?

I am trying to think of any now.....I think all of the original Ramones are gone, other than that I can’t think of any.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 12:44:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Huge fan.. beams and prayers to the Gibbs.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 12:46:39 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: SamAdams76

One of my earliest record buys (a 45RPM, of course) was ‘New York Mining Disaster 1941’. It was the first I heard of them, but then they followed with a string of hits before kind of fading by the mid-’70s. ‘Saturday Night Fever’ brought them back to the top with a vengeance. A lot of terrific songs. Everything they touched turned to gold. Here’s a treat from the late ‘60s. That’s Robin singing the opening stanza (which, oddly, was the only stanza he sang in this great song):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGIiJCd3voM&feature=fvsr


24 posted on 04/14/2012 12:51:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I love the Bee Gee’s early folk/rock music. “Massachusetts,I Started A Joke,Mining Disaster,etc...

Thanks for the great music.

25 posted on 04/14/2012 12:52:17 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: OrioleFan
I don't know that Streisand did a duet with Andy.

She and Barry Gibb did a duet on "Guilty" the title track from her album of the same name which he wrote and produced.

26 posted on 04/14/2012 12:54:45 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: OrioleFan

Andy didn’t sing with Babs.
Barry did.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 1:00:19 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Tammy8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2SDf42guB4

Best song ever.


28 posted on 04/14/2012 1:10:05 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: netmilsmom

Nights on Broadway, 1975 Midnight Special:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDiwHYDm7VA


29 posted on 04/14/2012 1:12:13 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: bicyclerepair

Brings tears to my eyes....It was a long time ago.


30 posted on 04/14/2012 1:17:02 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just a few days ago Freepers had a post linking to this.
31 posted on 04/14/2012 1:51:40 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Lancey Howard

My fav Bee Gees song - “Words”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JECTUQVrvzE


32 posted on 04/14/2012 1:57:21 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

A Bee Gees hidden gem - “First of May”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gewTWM6fH0&feature=relmfu


33 posted on 04/14/2012 1:59:44 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: netmilsmom

I seem to remember Andy and Babs singing together on a TV show once and Andy was off-key. Maybe I was wrong...


34 posted on 04/14/2012 2:10:00 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: dfwgator
The drummers for the Ramones are still here. Tommy, Marky, and even Ritchie. Elvis doesn't count as he didn't even make one show.

CJ the 2nd bass player is still going strong.

35 posted on 04/14/2012 2:12:43 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: netmilsmom

Just pulled that up on Youtube. It’s like I’m 8 years old again. Doesn’t get any better than that.


36 posted on 04/14/2012 2:21:52 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: bicyclerepair
That's the one I was about to post.

Part of the soundtrack of my life .. Godspeed Robin

37 posted on 04/14/2012 2:25:03 PM PDT by tomkat (Newt/Sarah '12)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When the Bee Gees were virtually unkown they penned a song for the star Aussie group, the Seekers. However, Judith Durham had already decided to leave the Seekers and pursue s single career so the manager rejected the song without even running it by the Seekers.

So, the Bee Gees decided to record the song themslves and that song, Massachusetts, became a big hit for them.


38 posted on 04/14/2012 2:25:19 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayers up. The brothers Gibb were good singers and song writers.


39 posted on 04/14/2012 2:28:33 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: FReepers
Bee Gees - Nights On Broadway (Live-HQ)

From 1989 in Melbourne .. outstanding !

40 posted on 04/14/2012 2:33:31 PM PDT by tomkat (Newt/Sarah '12)
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To: television is just wrong

Barry Gibb is still alive.


41 posted on 04/14/2012 2:49:14 PM PDT by Mean Maryjean
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To: FReepers
Bee Gees - Medley One For All live 1989
42 posted on 04/14/2012 2:50:04 PM PDT by tomkat (Newt/Sarah '12)
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To: netmilsmom

Yes he is. Here is a recent video 2/19/2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcbUc794B3w


43 posted on 04/14/2012 2:51:32 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: bicyclerepair

The harmony on that brings me to tears.


44 posted on 04/14/2012 3:10:53 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: faucetman

Oh thank you!!!


45 posted on 04/14/2012 3:13:40 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

Damn, finally something we can all agree on! Art + Commerce.


46 posted on 04/14/2012 3:15:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: netmilsmom

Barry Gibb was the epitome of the 70s male. I still see videos from back then and think he was incredible hot.


47 posted on 04/14/2012 3:15:55 PM PDT by rintense
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I had a big thing for him.
My best friend liked Maurice.

But from before I “liked boys” and now since I’m older, their voices just make me swoon.


48 posted on 04/14/2012 3:18:35 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: rintense

He was gorgeous. I used to work with a guy that looked somewhat like him, unfortunately, he was a jerk.


49 posted on 04/14/2012 3:19:03 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I don't care if Stayin Alive is disco, it's a great, perfect rock'n'roll record!
50 posted on 04/14/2012 3:20:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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