20 May 2012
Bee Gees‘ singer Robin Gibb has died aged 62 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
British-born Gibb’s musical career began when he formed the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Maurice in 1958.
The group is among the biggest-selling groups of all time with hits spanning six decades including Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love?, Massachusetts and Night Fever.
But the group, whose first record came out in 1963, had a history that preceded its disco hits, starting with upbeat ditties inspired by the Everly Brothers and The Beatles, then with ballads like How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
The brothers were born in the Isle of Man but grew up in Manchester, later moving to Australia.