Monday, May 21, 2012
Robin Gibb: Too Much Heaven
5 days have gone by since the sudden and surprising death of music legend Donna Summer, and once again there's news about the passing of another icon, Bee Gees member Robin Gibb. His death has taken by surprise music enthusiasts all over the world because he had shown some signs of improvement during the last couple of weeks.
Bee Gees consisted of the Gibb brothers: Robin, Maurice (2003), and Barry (the only surving member). Their calm and catchy tunes were all over the place during the 60s and 70s. Who can forget "Too Much Heaven", "I Started the Joke", "To Love Somebody", "Run To Me"; and last but not least their contribution to the soundtrack of 1977's "Saturday Night Fever" with songs like "Stayin' Alive", "Night Fever", "You Should Be Dancing", and "How Deep Is Your Love".
For many Disco music was only made up by the likes of Donna Summer and Bee Gees, but although their contribution to Disco and music in general was important, Disco consisted of other acts as well. And it is fair to say that the works of these two artists went beyond Disco as well.
In the 80s, Robin and his brothers continued producing hits and even recorded with the likes of Barbra Streisand and Dionne Warwick.
Rest In Peace Robin.