Very sad news today with the passing of Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb to liver cancer. His death was confirmed by a statement on his official @RobinGibb Twitter feed.
“Sadly Robin Gibb has passed away May 20th, 10:47 UK time,” the tweet, posted this morning, read.
Brothers Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb dominated the music charts in the 1970s with tracks from their 30 million plus selling soundtrack Saturday Night Fever, including the songs : ” You Should Be Dancing” , “Staying Alive” and “How Deep is Your Love.”
Elvis recorded their song 'Words', as we all know.
The brothers formed the Bee Gees in Brisbane in the early 1960s before the family returned to England. Prior to their mega stardom of the disco era, the trio enjoyed a number of smartly crafted 60′s and early 70′s pop hits.
The Bee Gees went on to sell more than 200 million records. The group still holds the record for the third-highest selling soundtrack, for Saturday Night Fever.
Robin Gibb is survived by his wife Dwina Murphy Gibb, his four children and his brother Barry