Skip to comments.Singer Robin Gibb of Bee Gees fame in coma: reports
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."
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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.
he is the last brother I believe, sad.
he is the last brother I believe, sad.
Stayin’ Alive ping. Thanks 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.
Andy Gibb died of myocarditis, an inflammation of his heart, which had nothing to do with illegal drugs.
Maurice Gibb died, it’s a terrible tragedy. The doctors thought he had Night Fever and he thought he was Staying Alive.
I guess the Bee Gees never figured out "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart".
To Barry. Barry is alive.
My wife was and is a big fan.
Some suggest that it was the drugs that weakened his heart.
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.
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.
Barry is still alive.
There will never be another song like “Nights on Broadway”.
The Main Course Album is my favorite.
Oh no....so sad. Prayers.
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.
The source article states brother Barry is at the bedside.
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.
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.
Huge fan.. beams and prayers to the Gibbs.
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):
Thanks for the great music.
She and Barry Gibb did a duet on "Guilty" the title track from her album of the same name which he wrote and produced.
Andy didn’t sing with Babs.
Best song ever.
Nights on Broadway, 1975 Midnight Special:
Brings tears to my eyes....It was a long time ago.
My fav Bee Gees song - “Words”
A Bee Gees hidden gem - “First of May”
I seem to remember Andy and Babs singing together on a TV show once and Andy was off-key. Maybe I was wrong...
CJ the 2nd bass player is still going strong.
Just pulled that up on Youtube. It’s like I’m 8 years old again. Doesn’t get any better than that.
Part of the soundtrack of my life .. Godspeed Robin
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.
Prayers up. The brothers Gibb were good singers and song writers.
From 1989 in Melbourne .. outstanding !
Barry Gibb is still alive.
Yes he is. Here is a recent video 2/19/2012
The harmony on that brings me to tears.
Oh thank you!!!
Damn, finally something we can all agree on! Art + Commerce.
Barry Gibb was the epitome of the 70s male. I still see videos from back then and think he was incredible hot.
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.
He was gorgeous. I used to work with a guy that looked somewhat like him, unfortunately, he was a jerk.
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