December 22 birthdays:1858 – Giacomo Puccini1862 – Connie Mack 1901 – Andre Kostelanetz 1912 – Lady Bird Johnson 1937 – Charlotte Lamb 1945 – Diane Sawyer 1949 – Maurice and Robin Gibb 1962 – Ralph Fiennes 2007 – TYWKIWDBI (12,717 posts, 41,803 comments, 16,714,310 pageviews, 1,617 followers.)
An album of unreleased songs by Robin Gibb will be released in September, compiled by his widow and his son.
Last week, we wondered how "Saturday Night Live" would address the passing of former Bee Gee Robin Gibb if the show brought back "The Barry Gibb Talk Show." They didn't address it, but the spoof received the official endorsement of the...Show More Summary
Click over to Billboard for their photo essay on this year's passings in the pop music world. Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Adam Yauch, Don Cornelius, Davy Jones, Robin Gibb, Etta James, Dick Clark...and on and on. I can't remember the last time to many huge names died in the same year.
War veterans behind the Bomber Command Memorial say they face financial ruin after a funding shortfall leaves them liable for more than £500,000. Late Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb fronted a five-year campaign to secure funding for the memorial from both public and private donations. Show More Summary
By Debbie Emery - Radar Reporter Late Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb had a shocking past that was buried deep in FBI files until his death earlier this year, and RadarOnline.com has learned that drug-induced delusions sparked the singer's...Show More Summary
“New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones)” Written by Barry and Robin Gibb (1967) Performed by Bee Gees Getty Images The Music When the Bee Gees debut US single was released in April 1967, a lot of people thought it was The Beatles masquerading as another band. Even the name [...]
The four-track release for Pet Shop Boys' latest single Winner includes the below tribute to Bee Gees vocalist Robin Gibb, who died of colon cancer in May. While Neil Tennant's plaintive voice seems quite well suited for this song, I'm afraid it doesn't approach the beauty of Gibb's anguish-drenched original. Available now on iTunes.
What do Dick Clark, Robin Gibbs and Rodney King have in common (other than having all passed away this year)? Hordes of Twitter users don't know who they are. [ more › ]
The Grim Reaper is gaining speed as he picks off the makers of the music that so impressed us in our impressionable years. In recent weeks Levon Helm of The Band and Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees have passed...
This has been a tough year for losses in the music world. For this week’s Friday Mix Tape, Marc Millman has selected a song a piece from many of those who have passed over the first five months of 2012. Robin Gibb (1949-2012): The Bee Gees – I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You They became the Kings of Disco. Show More Summary
What in the world!?! We've seen some tacky magazine covers in our day, like this one of Newsweek's haunting Princess Diana, but Globe really knows how to take the cake!! Capitalizing on Robin Gibb and Donna Summer's tragic deaths, the tabloid actually has the audacity to ask which celebrity will die next! And we know [...]
A private service will take place June 8.
A private funeral for Bee Gee Robin Gibb, who died earlier this month, will be held June 8 in the U.K., according to a message posted on the musician’s Web site. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked fans to send donations to twoShow More Summary
It was so sad to hear that Robin Gibb had passed away, but at least he's getting a proper memorial. The Bee Gees singer will be honored at London's St Paul's Cathedral in September during a public memorial service. Three months earlier, however, his body will be laid to rest during a funeral near his home in [...]
The fabulously talented, already-much-missed Robin Gibb was making one right before he slipped into a coma. Faye Dunaway tweeted that she needs one. Bill Clinton has got an unsurprisingly large one. Jane Fonda made one right after she divorced Ted Turner and has been scratching things off it ever since. Even Kathy Griffin’s mother has one.
In one of his final interviews, the Bee Gee criticized music shows like ‘American Idol’ and talked about songs that stand the test of time. By Samantha Marshall
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“RIP Robin Gibb” — what does that even mean on Twitter? Monica Hesse dissects the showy phenomenon of social media mourning: “When celebrities die, we become more aware of our ephemeral existence. Everyone dies, even a Bee Gee, and bleating out tweets is so much less about the musicians than it is about us. In one way or another, it always is.” Read full article >>
The long-debated amendments – for which the late Robin Gibb had also campaigned with the Indian government - give copyright ownership to artists replacing the earlier work-for-hire system where film producers held that right. read m...