Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Robin Gibb [1949-2012]

Artist: Robin Gibb
LP: 7" single
Song: "Boys Do Fall In Love"
[ listen ]

Yet another legend of the disco era was taken from the Earth this week, with the death of Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. I'd heard the news that Robin had been in a coma and was not likely to recover, but then just a few weeks ago it was announced on the radio that he had miraculously awakened! I had visions of Robin suddenly springing from his hospital bed and dancing around the room, like Grandpa Joe in WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. I wistfully hoped he'd be sticking around for at least another decade. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be and now only one Bee Gee remains. Robin's 1984 "Boys Do Fall In Love" single peaked at #37, and was his last top 40 hit in the USA. You can read all about Robin Gibb's life and career on Wikipedia here, and go here to find his obituary in the New York Times.

Robin Gibb
[December 22, 1949 — May 20, 2012]
We will miss you, Robin.

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