Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Dies

  • Robin Gibb performs at a concert in Potsdam, Germany, on July 3, 2011
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Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Dies
Robin Gibb, one-third of the group that was said to be music's most successful brother act, has died following a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Gibb joined his brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb in forming the Bee Gees in their childhood. The group released their first album in 1967 and went on to become one of pop's biggest acts through a series of musical incarnations. Their peak came in the late '70s when they scored six consecutive No. 1 hits, three of which came from the GRAMMY Album Of The Year-winning Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Robin Gibb won four additional GRAMMYs with the group, including Producer Of The Year, and the Bee Gees received a GRAMMY Legend Award in 2003. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Gibb also had a solo hit with the Beatles cover "Oh! Darling" in 1978. "Robin has had an indelible impact on music, and our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and fans around the world who will continue to sing and dance to his music that will be ‘Stayin’ Alive’ for many generations to come," said Neil Portnow, Recording Academy President/CEO. (5/20)

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