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Robin Gibb

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Full NameRobin Gibb
Net Worth$148 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 22, 1949
Age69 years 8 months
DiedMay 20, 2012, London, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthDouglas, Isle of Man
Height1.75 m
ProfessionSinger, composer, lyricist, record producer, actor, "Bee Gees" member
EducationUniversity of Manchester
PartnerClaire Yang
SpouseDwina Murphy-Gibb (m. 1985–2012), Molly Hullis (m. 1968–1980)
ChildrenSpencer Gibb, Robin-John Gibb, Melissa Gibb, Snow Evelyn Robin Juliet Gibb
ParentsBarbara Gibb, Hugh Gibb, Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, I Started a Joke
SiblingsBarry, Andy, Maurice Gibbs
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AwardsCommander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) (New Year Honours 2002), Steiger Award (Miner Award), Bochum, Germany for accomplishments in the arts (2005)
Record LabelsLeedon, Festival, Spin, Polydor, Atco, RSO, Mirage, EMI America, SPV
AlbumsOdessa (1969), Robin's Reign (1970), Saturday Night Fever (1977, soundtrack), How Old Are You? (1983), Secret Agent (1984), Walls Have Eyes (1985), Magnet (2003), My Favourite Christmas Carols (2006), 50 St. Catherine's Drive (2014)
Music GroupsBee Gees
NominationsSongwriters Hall of Fame (1994), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio (1997, Bee Gees), 1997 Brit Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music (Bee Gees), British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) member
MoviesFrankie Howerd Meets the Bee Gees (1968), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
TV ShowsFame Academy

Quotes of Robin Gibb

1You're looking at the Bee Gees right now.
2I'll never get used to living without Mo, but the painful things that surround what happened to him aren't so painful any more-not so raw or so new.
3My whole life has been a bit like a Nintendo game.
4Everyone's looking to the urban scene for inspiration now.
5How do you explain the bond between man and wife? Well, for one thing, it's private. What people do in their own marriage is their own business.
6I don't like rock opera with back beats.
7I don't like fruit but I'm vegetarian, so eat a lot of veggies.
8I visit English country churchyards where historical figures are buried.
9I don't know what 'home' or 'abroad' is any more.
10I love stuff like Mozart.
11We've been in each other's pockets our entire lives.
12It's hard for me to put on weight.
13It makes us feel better that everyone out there is thinking of Maurice.
14My work means everything to me.
15I've always been naturally thin.
16The illness, and the untimely death of my brothers, has made me conscious of the fact that - rather than just think about it - it's crucial that you do today what you want to do.
17You realize that however much you don't think about death - or think that's for other people - you're just an organism living from day to day. I'm just grateful I'm here.
18We said we'd fly the flag without him and carry on. I didn't give him a kiss because I still hadn't accepted what was happening. I was hoping that some miracle was going to happen. Of course, it didn't. I wish I had kissed him now.
19I hadn't accepted he was seriously ill. The idea that someone so close to you couldn't wake up was utterly incomprehensible. Then the doctor came in... Maurice had no brain left. There wasn't any activity at all.
20I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity.
21I find it very, very hard. He was part of the fabric of my life. We were kids together, and teenagers. We spent the whole of our lives with each other because of our music.
22I haven't really met anyone else who has influenced me, but you never know, it could happen next year or next month. I just like to go with the spur of the moment.
23With Maurice suddenly going, I realised... I think I've matured. I don't take things lightly any more.
24It just felt like the right time to focus on solo material.
25Music became an obsession, and eventually we felt more comfortable with each other then we did with anyone else. The three of us were like one person.
26I've always been thin. If you go back to when we first started I've always been skinny.
27You know, we'd just had a birthday, he was... you know, he still had a future out of him, and all I can is he was just one of the most beautiful people in the world... a very gifted man, and it's a loss to the world, not just for us.
28In the beginning, Barry and I couldn't decide if we were going got go forward with the name of the Bee Gees or just as Barry and Robin. Now we've decided to continue as the Bee Gees because we feel we can, and Maurice would have wanted it.
29Losing people makes you realize you've got to grab life - not put things off.
30I'm not a party person or someone who likes to sit and drink in clubs all night, and never really have been. I have a good time through work.
31I love food, I love eating.
32We will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on.
33As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness.
34I'd never try to be that distinctive from the Bee Gees' sound. I'm very proud of being a Bee Gee and am always aware that I'll be identified as a Bee Gee.
35I don't like lifts and will walk up 20 flights of stairs if I have to. Crowded rooms make me uncomfortable, too, although I can sing to a stadium full of thousands of people no bother.
36Rarely do I attach guilt to something pleasant. Life's too short.
37I think for anybody, any family, and I know there are families out there that are going through this even now, that it is the hardest thing in the world. Nobody is ever prepared for it.
38Music is being treated as one big karaoke machine.
39The Bee Gees were always heavily influenced by black music. As a songwriter, it's never been difficult to pick up on the changing styles of music out there, and soul has always been my favourite genre.
40I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile. It's made me wonder about mortality and how long you've got somebody in the world. I'm more fearful than I used to be.
41The Bee Gees, to us, was the three brothers. In Maurice's name, we would respect that and not be the Bee Gees anymore.
42Nobody will ever take Maurice's place, and he'll go on with us and he'll go on our music. He'll go on with us as the Bee Gees, and Maurice will always be with us.
43When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play... immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss.
44I don't have too much faith in destiny, or an afterlife. This is it.
45My idea of a good time is creating something and reading a good book.
46If the heart stops for more than two minutes, you have massive brain death. There are only two minutes between our conscious world and zero. That's how fragile our consciousness is.
47I sometimes wonder if the tragedies my family has suffered are a kind of karmic price for all the fame and fortune the Bee Gees have had.
48Lots of people aren't comfortable with silences. They feel they've got to fill the dead air.
49She is probably the greatest female popular singer in the modern pop rock era - since 1963, there's been no one to match her. This includes the United States as well - they can't come close to her. Today they just pose at singing. She was the genuine article. I don't think there will ever be anyone that could take the place of Dusty Springfield.

Quick Facts of Robin Gibb

1A guest judge on American Idol (2002).
2The Gibb brothers lived on Cribb Island - a suburb of Brisbane in the State of Queensland in Australia. The Island was resumed and is now covered by the Brisbane International airport.
3Mr. Gibb's funeral service, in a horse-drawn carriage, was held at his hometown of Thame, Oxfordshire, England at St. Mary's Church on June 8, 2012.
4Diagnosed with colorectal cancer [April 23, 2012].
5Has contracted pneumonia and is in a coma [April 15. 2012].
6Underwent intestinal surgery on March 26, 2012 to remove a blood clot in his colon.
7Making a full recovery from inflammation of the colon.(February, 2012).
8Battling liver cancer [November 21, 2011].
9Underwent emergency surgery for a blocked intestine in August 2010. Twin brother, Maurice Gibb, died of complications from the same surgical procedure in 2003.
10Unveiled the Heritage Foundation's Blue Plaque at Pinewood Studios for Sir John Mills along with both Sir John's daughter's Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills and with respective families, friends and celebrities such as Simon MacCorkindale and Susan George on the 9th of May, 2010.
11On November 4 2008, at the private Portland Hospital in London, Robin and Dwina' housekeeper, 33 year old Claire Yang, gave birth to Robin's child, Snow Evelyn Robin Juliet Gibb.
12The Sunday Times List estimated the combined net worth of Gibb and his brother Barry at $180 million. [2009]
13He and The Bee Gees were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
14Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994 with brothers Barry and Maurice.
15In Summer 2006, he moved back home to Peel, Isle of Man.
16Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 (as a member of The Bee Gees).
17He was awarded C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire) on 30 December 2001.
18Awarded a CBE, or Commander of the Order of British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year's Eve Honors List 2001.
19Born at 3:15am.
20Twin brother of Maurice Gibb; brother of Barry Gibb and Andy Gibb.
21Member of The Bee Gees.
22Children first marriage: son: Spencer, born: September 21st. 1972 daughter: Melissa, born: June 17th. 1974 son (present marriage): Robin John, born: January 21st. 1983.
23In 1967, he was on board a train that derailed with 49 deaths at Hither Green, south of London, England, UK.

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