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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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To: Inspectorette; netmilsmom

It’s funny because I adored Andy Gibb, but it was through Andy that my tastes changed from boys to men when I saw him sing with his older brother, Barry.


51 posted on 04/14/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT by rintense
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To: netmilsmom; Inspectorette

Damn... really explains why I love Aussie men, Hugh Jackman in particular.

52 posted on 04/14/2012 3:24:29 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Bee Gees got started as a sort of 1965 Beatles, when the Beatles were no longer 1965 Beatles. The same Everlyesque harmonies, nice melodies. Then they moved forward, and came up with an incredible album titled Odessa. (All this from mem'ry, I suspect the knowitalls of Wiki know it all better!)
53 posted on 04/14/2012 3:25:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: OrioleFan
Andy and Barry looked alike, but it was indeed Barry and Babs. He produced her 'Guilty' album and sang two songs with her: 'What Kind of Fool' and 'Guilty'.

I actually like Barbra back then, long before I knew how batsh!t crazy she was.

54 posted on 04/14/2012 3:27:28 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

*sigh*


55 posted on 04/14/2012 3:29:56 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With which of the Bee Gees did Willie Nelson NOT record?


56 posted on 04/14/2012 3:32:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: OrioleFan
Andy Gibb sounded awful in live performances.

I must disagree, based on the time I saw him live in 1981 or so -- he was brilliant; completely attuned with the audience. He was living with Victoria Principal then. I was so saddened by his death.

57 posted on 04/14/2012 3:33:06 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Revolting cat!
Staying Alive --- let me know what you think...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz3CPzdCDws

58 posted on 04/14/2012 3:33:31 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: IronJack; Inspectorette

Myocarditis can be the result of illegal drug abuse.


59 posted on 04/14/2012 3:45:30 PM PDT by khelus
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To: IronJack; Inspectorette

ALthough illegal drug use is not the only cause.


61 posted on 04/14/2012 3:47:16 PM PDT by khelus
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To: netmilsmom
The Main Course Album is my favorite.

One of my favorites, too. This album illustrates two points other posters made. Fanny, Be Tender has some incredible harmonization. Edge of the Universe is one of those hidden gems which another poster mentioned.

There are some real interesting paradoxes with the BeeGees. They suffered from over-exposure yet had so many hidden gems which often become known only because they were recorded by other artists. I was watching a BeeGee documentary on YouTube which states at one point in the anti-BeeGee era, Barry and Robin Gibb had written the majority of the songs in the Top Ten one week. As noted in the narrative, the fans were not fond of the BeeGees as an act but they loved their music.

Prayers for Robin and Barry and the entire Gibb clan.

62 posted on 04/14/2012 3:52:59 PM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: rintense

Oh my, my! He was scrumptious! Strange, though that the twins were not at all good-looking. Andy was cute, though.


63 posted on 04/14/2012 3:59:13 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: rintense

Just damn rintense, we agree on that. Barry was a hottie. LOL

Personality wise. I adored Mo.


64 posted on 04/14/2012 4:04:30 PM PDT by dforest
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To: rintense

One word...HUNK. Boy, did I have a crush on him even though I was married with 3 kids. Saw them in concert, in Cleveland, in 1979 and it was heaven.


65 posted on 04/14/2012 4:10:29 PM PDT by surrey
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To: Tammy8

“I hated SNF, disco so bad I went back to my country music roots “

Disco in the 70’s was like a Black Plague epidemic in Medieval time.


66 posted on 04/14/2012 4:37:37 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: GirlNextDoor
Tragedy
67 posted on 04/14/2012 4:54:53 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: wtc911

Oh, that is super duper!


68 posted on 04/14/2012 5:24:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Any truth to the rumor that Barack Obama is going to use Jive Talkin’ as his re-election campaign’s theme song?


69 posted on 04/14/2012 6:12:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Revolting cat!

Have you heard the word?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3dXmQ5VctI

The Brothers Gibbles


70 posted on 04/14/2012 6:18:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: CommerceComet

>>Edge of the Universe is one of those hidden gems which another poster mentioned. <<

I had a cat for 19 1/2 years named Shenendora.
Straight out of Edge of the Universe.


71 posted on 04/14/2012 6:52:52 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: surrey

>>. Saw them in concert, in Cleveland, in 1979 and it was heaven.<<

OMG, I was there too!
We were on the floor of the Richfield Coliseum, I had to stand on a folding chair to see (I’m 5’3”) and paid 75.00 for that seat!!!!

I think my girlfriend and I cried through half of it.


72 posted on 04/14/2012 6:58:07 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: netmilsmom

My girlfriend saw their concert earlier in the year, in NYC ,and Barry threw her his towel. She called me in the wee hours of the morning and could barely speak.


73 posted on 04/14/2012 7:06:07 PM PDT by surrey
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To: surrey

I would have died. :)


74 posted on 04/14/2012 7:10:56 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Revolting cat!

I had an original red vinyl Odessa album. My sister has it now.


75 posted on 04/14/2012 7:12:31 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: newfreep
Here it is live, with "I Started a Joke"

link

76 posted on 04/14/2012 7:26:27 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: rintense

Politics aside, in her early years Barb had a stunning voice... I used to own that album on wax, so to speak.


77 posted on 04/14/2012 7:38:29 PM PDT by djf (If you are depressed all the time, at least you are never disappointed!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

I watched the latter Bee Gees vids linked here (not the One Night yet.) Uninmpressive. That’s not rock and roll, that’s Vegas showbiz. It’s an old problem, with latter day rock’n’rollers appearing on stage backed by a dozen (Rolling Stones, Bee Gees) or more (Elvis) hacks, with the result being no longer the Bee Gees, the Rolling Stones or Elvis, but some impersonators impersonating their younger selves. Even Joe Cocker and Ringo can do better. I don’t get the fans screaming for another tour of the Rolling Stones Review. Give me the five man combo with Bobby Keys and a a Ian Stewart playalike!


78 posted on 04/14/2012 7:51:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Watched the One Night Only video. Outstanding! The best concert film ever. Certainly better than Scorcese’s Shine A Light on Mick Jagger Closeups! The only weak point being the guest appearance by some unknown chick named Dion, unrelated to the great Dion Di Mucci, that’s for sure. Otherwise not a single flat note. These guys rocked, and it’s amazing the consistent quality of their repertoire. Barry’s falsetto got me to thinking about the evolution of male pop singing since the 1930s or so, and what does it mean. Frankly, I dunno.


79 posted on 04/14/2012 10:20:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: All
If any of y'all are able to download YouTube stuff, here's a full concert video of their show in Vegas in 1997 .. 31 tracks.

Not HD, but pretty good a/v quality .. currently soundin' pretty crisp at ~80dB thru Sennheisers  (that was last night ;-)

Bee Gees - One Night Only   (full concert video)


(thanks Mod/s)

80 posted on 04/15/2012 5:50:53 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: dhs12345
Some suggest that it was the drugs that weakened his heart

Others suggest that it was a recent bout with a viral infection.

81 posted on 04/15/2012 7:51:45 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Robin Gibb now OUT of coma:

Report: Bee Gees' Robin Gibb awakes from coma
82 posted on 04/21/2012 9:36:12 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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