Disco DID die this week First, Donna Summer, and now Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. The Bee Gees sweet uplifting falsettos brought disco to its peak in 1980 in the movie Saturday Night Fever – a film that will forever celebrate the essence of disco. Theirs was one of the top grossing music groups of all time. Robin suffered for years from cancer and intestinal problems. It must have been horrible for him to watch his twin brother Maurice die after his own intestinal surgery in 2003. Now Barry Gibb is the last surviving Bee Gee. (Above, Barry, Maurice, and Robin in happier times)

Posted by Janet on May 20, 2012

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  1. By bunny Will
    On May 20, 2012 at

    jesus Strom, show some grace

  2. By Kitty
    On May 20, 2012 at

    So sad. I loved the Bee Gees. RIP

  3. By Walt Cliff
    On May 20, 2012 at

    Patrick, I saw them in concerts several time over the years. Actually met Barry and Maurice in Miami at different times (both times were at restaurants and they were leaving). Both were so nice and good natured. Barry’s wife was drop dead gorgeous.

  4. By Muffie
    On May 20, 2012 at

    Hopefully the old saying, “bad things happen in 3′s” doesn’t come into to effect.

    I used to listen the Saturday Night Fever LP on my beloved ladybug record player, over and over again. I absolutely loved and adored the Bee Gees. I had a mega-crush on Barry. Now, not so much! Hahaaaaaa

  5. By Patrick
    On May 20, 2012 at

    Walt, it was an excellent concert in 1974 for a 13 year olds initiation into the live music scene.In just a couple of years their sound changed seismically and so did my tastes in music. I tentavely observed the Disco era from the Pink Floyd, YES, Genesis, Who, Skynyrd side of the fence so it wasn’t for me. But years later when I started up my D.J. sidegig it was always on the “can’t fail” menu for a nights dancing.
    But hey, when we were young, dropping some paper and cruising the disco joints for bar stars was great and often hilarious, surreal sport. Also the birth of awesome club sound systems.My dad loved the Bee Gees of that era. Those were the days…. I’d go back in a minute.

  6. By Sherry-Lynne
    On May 20, 2012 at

    People get old and they die. Even the filthy rich.

  7. By hello
    On May 20, 2012 at

    Growing up they were great but now, Chipmunks singing.

  8. By honoria
    On May 20, 2012 at

    Very talented family but not a good looking family, save Andy.

  9. By hello
    On May 20, 2012 at

    Holy BAmBino!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Janet deleted STROMS comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It must have been the eclipse of the sun!

  10. By libby
    On May 20, 2012 at

    it;s about time janet! strom must have said something awful.

  11. By XYZ
    On May 21, 2012 at

    WHITNEY, ADAM YAUCH, DONNA, ROBIN, NICK STAHL missing and all the story about him stinks like hell… Really I have no words and if so, they’re useless anyway… Definitely we’ll all meet there…

  12. By XYZ
    On May 21, 2012 at

    “I had a mega-crush on Barry. Now, not so much! Hahaaaaaa”

    Why? Because he got old? People get old, moron, u know…

  13. By XYZ
    On May 21, 2012 at

    “Very talented family but not a good looking family, save Andy.”

    U either need glasses, either another brain…

  14. By Nina
    On May 21, 2012 at

    I was sad to read this, but not surprised. I have loved the Bee Gees’ music since I was a teenager, way back when, and when Maurice died, of course, that was the end of the music for them. I still have my albums and such, so I can enjoy the music and remember a happier time. RIP, Robin.

  15. By Strom
    On May 21, 2012 at

    Oh the games imposters play, My first real Strom post on this thread:

    RIP RG

  16. By palermo
    On May 21, 2012 at

    Most of them went way too early, what a shame.

  17. By Muffie
    On May 21, 2012 at


    Duh, nothing like stating the blatantly obvious and already stated.

    Why don’t you come up with something a little more f#%king creative and maybe a slight bit interesting, dumb a$$!!

  18. By forrest gump
    On May 21, 2012 at

    ………brothers in arms?

  19. By dark sided
    On May 22, 2012 at

    To:Walt Cliff
    I too met Barry Gibb and his wife.Barry’s wife is absolutely NOT drop dead gorgeous.Sorry to say,but she kind looks like a witch with a hooked nose.

  20. By Denise
    On May 22, 2012 at

    Loved their older stuff. UGH Janet, that photo is an unfortunate reminder of that horrible Sgt. Pepper movie. Absolutely dreadful even though I had a major crush on Peter Frampton. The only saving grace was Aerosmith and the fabulous Billy Preston.

  21. By Walt Cliff
    On May 22, 2012 at

    Hey dark sided, Isn’t that what makes the world go around? Everyone doesn’t have to agree. His wife, Linda, use to Miss Edinburgh (Scotland) in 1969 I believe. They married back in 1970.

    Here’s a photo of her.

  22. By Muffie
    On May 23, 2012 at

    I checked out the photo Walt, she is a very beautiful lady.

    A little mature now, but hey, it happens. She would have definitely been knockout back in her heyday!

  23. By Walt Cliff
    On May 23, 2012 at

    Muffie, :) They were a nice looking couple. I like it that they have been married 42 years and have 5 children and several grandchildren together.

  24. By Inquiring Mind
    On May 23, 2012 at

    Didn’t Saturday Night Fever come out in 1977 or ’78?

    And we still remember seeing the Bee Gees for the first time on American Bandstand—with the recently late Dick Clark. Their huge hit at the time was Jive Talkin’—which was dwarfed in a few short years by SNF. Those were good times.

  25. By Walt Cliff
    On May 23, 2012 at

    Inquiring Mind, Yup, Saturday Night Fever was released in mid-December 1977. :)

    I loved their “Main Course” album (Jive Talkin, Wind of Change, Nights on Broadway, Baby as you Turn Away). It’s one of my top ten favorite albums.

    Those were truly good times and great music.


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