Robin Gibb extremely ill

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/04/bee-gees-robin-gibb-is-gravely-ill-hospitalized-reports-say.html

:cry:

Yes I saw that yesterday, very sad :cry:

The Gibb family has sure had more than their share of sadness…

Stop that “Jive Talkin” :laughing:

Sad news indeed… :neutral_face:

yes, that’s bad! :astonished:

Sad news indeed, I was never a big fan after Saturday Night Fever… before that, I enjoyed their work.

I felt the same way about the disco stuff - more of a Crazy Horse or ELO kind of a guy. Funny thing is a few weeks ago I went to the piano and figured out some of their 70s stuff from youtube, and when you take the disco production out of the way, the tunes were beautiful, IMO. I never respected them as songwriters before that, but now I definitely do. I think it was this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R_T3Wy9GbE&feature=fvwrel

I didn’t learn about their early stuff (orchestra/stringy things) until long after that. Those songs are some of my favorite ever, even knowing they didn’t write but a few at the most. So sad and haunting …

And what a ballsy decision to release “NY Mining Disaster of 1941” as the 1st single, “that’ll beat the Beatles and the Stones”. Wow, what a move! (And, that one WAS written by them - Barry and Robin). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EU-8xEd8WU

And now, for something completely different … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN3DLAvsz78&feature=relmfu

Not the luckiest family on the planet :confused:
Saw them live in '99. They seem like one of those groups that have just been around for the entire time I’ve been around.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/21/bee-gee-robin-gibb-wakes-coma_n_1443130.html

Looks like he’s hanging in there!

Been looking at his youtubes … so many times on stage he’d sing with a finger in one ear. I guess that was before IEMs?

Glad he’s getting a bit better -

He has woken from his 12 day coma…
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2134415/Robin-Gibb-raised-coma-music-Titanic-Requiem.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

RIP :frowning:

RIP, Robin… :frowning:

Yes, R.I. P.

The Viscount of Vibrato. Just LOVED the mid-60’s early 70’s stuff. Thank goodness for youtube …

RIP, RG.

very sad :cry:

RIP Robin - how can you mend a broken heart? :cry: