Even though we knew it was coming, it still caused pain when you heard the words. Robin Gibb dead.
While I was never a big fan of the disco era, losing two performers in the same week, who defined the era so greatly...makes you think back over all the music. Donna Summer and Robin Gibb, both dead within a few days of each other.
In their early years, what I found fascinating about their music was the subject matter. A man on death row, a mining disaster, a song referring to a state in a country not even their own. Those early songs were the ones that meant the most to me. And, whether you loved or hated disco, there was no denying how really good those songs were. And, yes everyone did privately enjoy at least one of The Bee Gees disco era songs.
A taste of my favorite songs by Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb.
"Lonely Days" ...a live clip from 1975, just great
"Jive Talkin'" ...could be a guilty pleasure, but how can you not love it
"Gotta Get A Message To You" ...one great song. every high school band at the time was required to play it
"Words" ...Barry sang it, the three brothers wrote it. haunting and beautiful.
Easy Journey Robin.