May 21, 2012

Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees - Career in Pictures

Robin Hugh Gibb, CBE (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a British singer and songwriter. He is best known as a member of the Bee Gees, co-founded with his twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry. He had another younger brother, Andy Gibb, who was also a very popular solo singer.

Born in the Isle of Man to English parents, the family later moved to Manchester before settling in Brisbane, Australia. Gibb began his career as part of the family trio and when the group found their first success they returned to the United Kingdom where they achieved worldwide fame. In 2004, the Bee Gees received their CBEs from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace for their "contribution to music". With record sales estimated in excess of 200 million units, the Bee Gees became one of the most successful pop groups of all time.

After a career spanning six decades, Gibb last performed on stage in February 2012 supporting injured British servicemen and women at a charity concert at the London Palladium. On 20 May 2012, Gibb died at the age of 62 after a lengthy battle with colorectal cancer. (Wikipedia)

The Bee Gees as children: Barry 12 and 9-year-old twin brothers Robin and Maurice Gibb

The Bee Gees during the starting days of their career in 1957

The Bee Gees in 1971

The Bee Gees star in 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' film in 1978

The Bee Gees are given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1979

The Bee Gees are interviewed by Michael Parkinson in 1982

The Bee Gees perform at Wembley Arena in 1989

Robin Gibb with his wife and family in 1992

Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, accept the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1997

Thousands of fans join The Bee Gees in 1998 as they celebrated 30 years at the top of the charts with a world tour

Robin and Maurice Gibb of Bee Gees with their Lifetime Achievement award the Capital Radio Awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London

Barry and Robin Gibb pose for photographers after recieving honorary degree's (Doctor of Music) at The University of Manchester. The brothers also accepted a posthumous Honorary Degree on behalf of their late brother Maurice, who died in January 2003

Robin and Barry Gibb hold their CBE's after receiving them from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, London

Former DJ Mike Read with Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb at the 'One World Grief' single launch in 2005

Robin Gibb displays displays the Lifetime Achievement Award recognising the contribution of the Bee Gees during the annual Q Awards 2005

Robin Gibb performs at the Dubai International Jazz Festival in Dubai Media City Amphitheater, Dubai in 2008

Robin Gibb, founding member of the Bee Gees, unveils a plaque honouring the work of the Bee Gees at 67 Brook Street, central London

Robin Gibb performs at the BBC Electric Proms 2008 - Saturday Night Fever at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London

Robin Gibb CBE, who recently became the first official celebrity ambassador for the Trust, on stage with guest Natasha Hamilton during A Celebration of the Bee Gees for The Sunseeker International Charitable Trust Ball, in aid of The Outward Bound Trust, 2009


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