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skipaway
05-21-2012, 01:05 AM
RIP Robin.

soxxy
05-21-2012, 01:08 AM
RIP Robin.

heckles
05-21-2012, 01:13 AM
How long till heckles makes a tasteless pun? :P

I guess emotions are taking you over, Ernie?

AragornElessar
05-21-2012, 01:16 AM
Such sad news. May he rest in peace. :(

HisWeirness
05-21-2012, 02:27 AM
RIP Robin, you were my favorite Bee Gee. :(

Some videos:
I started a joke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3UszgtxDiI)
I've gotta get a message to you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10_REPqPlP0)
How can you mend a broken heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZInWGC5L2T8)
NY Mining Disaster 1941 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB-WGDCzT_A&t=0m36s)
Lonely Days (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pn1SGRq7_Y)

Both Donna Summer's and the Bee Gees' greatest hits albums were regulars in my walkman back in high school/college...:(

TalentedButHumble
05-21-2012, 02:40 AM
Incredibly sad to hear. Another important artist from my younger days gone. And how terribel for Barry to be the last brother left.

The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack is really great music. You Should Be Dancing, How Deep is Your Love, etc.

Buzz
05-21-2012, 02:46 AM
R.I.P.

Kruss
05-21-2012, 03:35 AM
RIP Robin, you were my favorite Bee Gee. :(

Some videos:
I started a joke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3UszgtxDiI)
I've gotta get a message to you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10_REPqPlP0)
How can you mend a broken heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZInWGC5L2T8)
NY Mining Disaster 1941 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB-WGDCzT_A&t=0m36s)
Lonely Days (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pn1SGRq7_Y)

Both Donna Summer's and the Bee Gees' greatest hits albums were regulars in my walkman back in high school/college...:(

Thanks for linking those. It's for certain that their work on Saturday Night Live was great, but their work prior to that was brilliant.

RIP.

Carmen Ovsiannikov
05-21-2012, 03:51 AM
So much talent gone. It's been a terrible week in that respect. Robin had been ill for quite some time and as corny as it sounds at least he isn't suffering anymore. Poor Barry. RIP Robin. :(

Really
05-21-2012, 04:20 AM
So sad...I adore the BeeGees...:(

Cyn
05-21-2012, 06:00 AM
Very sad news...First Donna Summer, and now Robin Gibb - their hits, of which there are almost too many to count, had a tremendous impact on the music of the 1970s (aside from Rock). The BeeGees are pretty much the iconic symbol of Disco, and not only for those of us who were around during that decade. Ask any of today's youth to name a group from the Disco era, and their response will almost always be "The BeeGees." Their legacy will live on from generation to generation.

I stated in my post in the Donna Summer thread that her songs are a large part of the soundtrack of my pre-adolescent years, and the same can be said about Maurice, Barry, and Robin Gibb. It seemed like the entire population either owned a copy of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack or listened to them on the radio (as their songs were in constant rotation on just about every station). No one wasn't aware of who they were (whether they liked them or not, though most people fell into the "like" category).

The BeeGees were artists whose music wasn't limited to one group of people. In the mid and late 70s, most everyone listened to them -- young, old, black, white, rich, poor, students (elementary, junior and senior high, college, vocational/tech school), working adults from every category imaginable - blue-collar workers (factory workers, construction workers of all types, and the many other manual/physical jobs), managers, secretaries, white-collar office dwellers, corner-office executives, artists of all types (both struggling and successful), people in the fashion and beauty industry (designers, stylists, beauticians, cosmeticians, photographers, editors, writers, and so on and so forth), basically you name it.

To sum it up, the BeeGees were of that rare breed of musicians whose music transcended all walks of life and created a common ground that united people as well as getting all of them on the dance floor, packed in like sardines. They made not just Saturday nights, but also Friday nights, a joyous party and a celebration. This is what I will remember about The BeeGees.....well, that, and the memories of those first boy-girl parties in 5th/6th grade when we were all plagued by the awkwardness of budding hormones :o, and how we were all trying to be "cool" while struggling with the torture of the puberty monster, with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack blaring on the stereo in the background as we tried to figure out how to dance with the opposite sex without looking like a total dork :rofl:.

RIP, Robin. You and Maurice (and Barry of course) will never be forgotten. We may be mourning your Spirits Having Flown, but there will never be Too Much Heaven for y'all.

Debrah
05-21-2012, 06:18 AM
What Cyn said.

This has been a devasting year for pop music fans, so many great artists passing on. My first boy/girl party featured Bee Gee music. I still listen to their music, it brings back so many memories. R.I.P. Robin, another star has set...

cmkrcwi
05-21-2012, 06:19 AM
Oh man, I loved The Bee Gees. Robin had an incredibly unique voice. I once saw it referred to as a "heartrending vocal quaver."

RIP Robin.

overedge
05-21-2012, 06:52 AM
Robin also did some really good solo stuff - I think "Boys Do Fall in Love" was a hit in some parts of the world. It's a great song.

paskatefan
05-21-2012, 10:31 AM
Such sad news. What a terrible week for losses in pop music. RIP, Robin.