Knapp 19 Jahre alt war Robin Gibb, als er sich in einer seiner kreativsten Phase befand – gerade hatte er mit seinen Brüdern das Bee Gees-Album Odessa. Die erfolgreichsten Zwillinge der Musikgeschichte starben beide recht früh: Robin Gibb mit 62, Maurice Gibb sogar schon mit 53 Jahren. Robin Hugh Gibb (CBE; * Dezember in Douglas, Isle of Man; † Mai in London) war ein britisch-australischer Sänger, Komponist und Texter.
1949: Doppelgeburtstag von Maurice und Robin Gibbnannten sich Robin, Maurice und Barry Gibb die Bee Gees und wurden zu Weltstars, die mit Hits wie Massachusetts oder dem Disco-Megahit Saturday Night. Mit den Bee Gees schrieb er fleißig Pop-Geschichte, und auch seine Solokarriere war für viele Hits gut: Robin Gibb, der Mann, der mit seiner. In Buxtehude wird die erste TempoZone in Deutschland eingerichtet - und Robin Gibb bringt "Juliet" heraus. Die Single übertrifft alle.
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In late , Gibb embarked a solo tour of Germany, Russia and Asia with singer Alistair Griffin as the opening act. On his return to the UK, Gibb released a CD and DVD of live recordings from the German leg of the tour, backed by the Frankfurt Neue Philharmonic Orchestra of Frankfurt , Germany.
In , Gibb made a solo tour of Latin America. In January , Gibb joined his brother Barry and several other artists under the name One World Project to record a charity single in aid of Asian tsunami relief, titled "Grief Never Grows Old".
Other artists who performed on the single included Boy George , Steve Winwood , Jon Anderson , Rick Wakeman , Sir Cliff Richard , Bill Wyman , America , Kenney Jones , Chicago , Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys , Russell Watson and Davy Spillane.
In June , Gibb joined The X Factor runner up band G4 at a sell-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, singing the Bee Gees song "First of May".
In December , a recordings of this performance was released as part of double A side single, credited as "G4 feat Robin Gibb" together with G4's cover version of the Johnny Mathis song "When a Child is Born".
In the same year, Gibb presented master classes at Paul McCartney 's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and oversaw the selection for release of thesis works by music graduates for the next two terms.
On 20 February , Gibb and Barry performed at a concert for Diabetes Research Institute of the University of Miami in Hollywood, Florida.
This was their first joint performance since Maurice's death. In May , Gibb took part in the Prince's Trust 30th birthday Concert at the Tower of London along with Barry.
They sang three songs: " Jive Talkin' ", " To Love Somebody " and " You Should Be Dancing ". In September , Gibb performs at the Miss World contest finals in Warsaw , Poland.
In November , Gibb released his sixth album My Favourite Christmas Carols the last album released in his lifetime, backed by The Serlo Concert, a London choir.
This album featured a new song by Gibb called "Mother of Love", which was released in Europe as a download single.
The song was inspired by Maurice and was Gibb's new composition since Maurice died. Gibb donated all royalties from "Mother of Love" to the Janki Foundation for Global Healthcare , and dedicated the song to Dadi Janki , the organisation's spiritual leader.
Gibb dedicated the album to his mother, Barbara. My Favourite Christmas Carols has a bonus DVD disc titled A Personal Christmas Moment with Robin Gibb.
Also in November , Gibb performed a solo concert, entitled 'Bee Gees — Greatest Hits' at the Araneta Coliseum now Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila , Philippines.
Gibb marked his return to his birthplace by playing a concert at the Isle of Man TT festival in Gibb donated all of his share of the money from this concert to the children's ward at Noble's Hospital, Isle of Man, and invited all emergency service staff and marshals for the TT to attend for free.
On 18 May , Gibb released the song " Alan Freeman Days " in tribute to the Australian DJ Alan Freeman. The song was issued as a download only track, although a promotional CD was issued by Academy Recordings.
In December , "Alan Freeman Days" was followed by another downloadable song titled "Wing and a Prayer", which shared the same name as a song from the One album.
However, the new song was actually a reworking of the song, "Sing Slowly Sisters", that had remained unreleased since On 8 September , Gibb performed at a concert in Salt Lake City , Utah at EnergySolutions Arena for the Nu Skin Enterprises Convention, singing a set of Bee Gees hits.
On 25 October , Gibb performed at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia , Bulgaria and sang the Bee Gees' most famous songs.
In , Gibb completed a new solo album entitled 50 St. Catherine's Drive , but it was never released until The song "Instant Love" was a collaboration with Gibb's son, Robin-John both having written the music and vocals.
Gibb went back to the top of the UK charts in when he collaborated with singers Ruth Jones , Rob Brydon and Tom Jones on a new version of " Islands in the Stream ", written by Gibb, Barry and Maurice.
In , Gibb married Molly Hullis, a secretary in Robert Stigwood 's organisation. Not long before they were married they survived the Hither Green rail crash together.
They had two children together, Spencer b. The couple divorced in after years of living separate lives, with Gibb almost permanently in the US and Hullis remaining in the UK; she filed for divorce on 22 May Gibb's second marriage, from until his death,  was to Dwina Murphy, an author and artist.
She is interested in the Druidry religion and is a follower of the neo- Hindu Brahma Kumaris movement. The couple had a son, Robin-John known as RJ, b.
Robin-John's first major musical project is the Titanic Requiem , written with Gibb and first performed at the Central Hall, Westminster, London, on 10 April , by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and RSVP Voices.
At 50 years of age, Gibb began an affair with his year-old housekeeper, Claire Yang, that eight years later produced his fourth child, Snow Evelyn Robin Juliet Gibb, born 4 November Gibb and his wife divided their time between their homes in Peel, Isle of Man , their mansion in Miami, Florida  and their main residence in Thame , Oxfordshire.
On 10 March , younger brother Andy died in Oxford , of myocarditis. Politically, Gibb was a supporter of New Labour, the British Labour Party when Tony Blair was Prime Minister.
He launched a rally in Huddersfield , West Yorkshire, ahead of the General Election. Gordon likes our music and I like Gordon", he told The Times.
He was a great friend with a wonderful open and fertile mind and a student of history and politics.
Gibb worked on behalf of several charities. He was the organiser of the Sunseeker Ball in aid of the Outward Bound Trust. For the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers CISAC , Gibb served as president from to On 14 August , while performing in Belgium, Gibb began to feel abdominal pains.
On 18 August at an Oxford hospital, he underwent emergency surgery. Gibb recovered and returned to perform concerts in New Zealand and Australia.
During this time, Gibb was also involved in promoting fund-raising for the memorial dedicated to RAF Bomber Command in Green Park , London.
Gibb also wrote The Titanic Requiem with his son Robin-John, which was recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to commemorate the th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in Another concert in Paris was cancelled in October On 14 October, Gibb was due to perform the charity single with the Soldiers, but was again rushed to hospital with severe abdominal pains.
On 18 October, following his release from the hospital, Gibb appeared on ITV 's The Alan Titchmarsh Show looking gaunt and frail.
On 27 October , Gibb cancelled an appearance only minutes before he was due to perform at the Poppy Appeal Concert in London.
He died in London of kidney failure on 20 May , at the age of 62, not of cancer, as had been reported.
Robin and his brother Barry had famously clashed personally and professionally for decades before his death, and that conflict lasted to the end.
Nonetheless, Barry delivered a eulogy at his brother's funeral saying: "Even right up to the end we found conflict with each other, which now means nothing.
It just means nothing. If there's conflict in your lives — get rid of it. At Gibb's funeral, Barry talked about the connection between Robin and his twin brother Maurice, saying, "they were both beautiful and now they're together".
Barry added details about Robin's struggle losing his brother Maurice a decade earlier. Barry said: "I think the greatest pain for Robin in the past 10 years was losing his twin brother, and I think it did all kinds of things to him.
The Who 's Roger Daltrey recalled: "A lovely, lovely guy. I hear everyone talking about the success of their career but I haven't heard many talk about him as a singer and I used to think he was one of the best.
To me, singing is about moving people and Robin's voice had something about it that could move me and, I'm sure, millions of others. It was almost like his heart was on the outside.
And we'll miss him. Rice added: "I saw him only a couple of weeks ago, He wasn't at all well but was putting up a marvellous fight. It's a terrible loss for the music industry.
He was a jokester. He had an incredibly witty sense of humour and was fun to be around. Kenny Rogers recalled: "Robin was a part of something unique.
Mostly, Robin was a good guy who didn't deserve to die this young. We will all miss him for what he was as a person and what he brought to music.
Gibb's final studio album, 50 St. Catherine's Drive , was released posthumously on 29 September in the UK and 30 September in the US. The album reached No.
It features previously unreleased recordings from and The lead single, "Days of Wine and Roses", was premiered in the United States on 12 September.
In , Gibb was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. In , he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland , Ohio, US, as a member of the Bee Gees.
At the BRIT Awards held at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London on 24 February, the Bee Gees received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
In the New Year Honours , Gibb was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE along with his brothers Maurice and Barry.
However, the official presentation ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London was delayed until due to Maurice's death. In May , Gibb and his brother Barry both received honorary doctorates of music from the University of Manchester , England.
On 10 July , both brothers were also made Freemen of the Borough of Douglas, Isle of Man. The award was also bestowed posthumously on Maurice, therefore confirming the freedom of the town of their birth to Gibb, Barry and Maurice.
The radio and television presenter Paul Gambaccini has stated that the Bee Gees were "second only to Lennon and McCartney as the most successful songwriting unit in British popular music", and recognised Gibb as "one of the major figures in the history of British music [and] one of the best white soul voices ever".
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They released their first single in , which reflected their trademark three-part harmony sound. Gibb shared lead vocal duties with his brother Barry, and the trio was heavily influenced by such English rock acts as the Beatles.
Behind the scenes, the brothers collaborated in writing most of the group's original songs. In moving to England in , Gibb's career started to take off.
The Bee Gees scored several hits, including the psychedelic rock-flavored "New York Mining Disaster Gibb later reunited with his brothers and scored another hit with 's "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.
After falling out of favor for a time, the Bee Gees became one of the most popular groups of the s. In , the Bee Gees topped the American charts with "Jive Talkin'" and more hits soon followed.
They contributed several songs to the hugely successful soundtrack Saturday Night Fever , a dramatic ode of sorts to the emerging disco music scene.
Songs included the ballad "How Deep Is Your Love" and infectious dance tune "Stayin' Alive. The Bee Gees continued to thrive, topping the charts with the album Spirits Having Flown in It featured their now-trademark mix of dance tracks and ballads and sold roughly 35 million copies.
As the s began, however, the Bee Gees suffered a backlash as the public lost interest in disco. Around this time, Gibb worked on a number of solo projects, including 's How Old Are You?
The album featured "Juliet," a hit single in Europe. He also worked with other artists as well, producing and writing for Jimmy Ruffin. With his brothers, Gibb penned hit songs for Barbra Streisand , Dionne Warwick and Dolly Parton , among others.
Gibb teamed up with his brothers for a few more Bee Gees albums, such as E. Much maligned by critics over the years, the Bee Gees finally received some recognition for their accomplishments in , when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Gibb married Molly Hullis in , and they had two children together, Spencer and Melissa. After drifting apart and separating for several years, the couple finally divorced in Gibb then married author and artist Dwina Murphy Gibb, who gave birth to his third child, son Robin-John, or RJ, in Vistas Leer Editar Ver historial.
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