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Pet Shop Boys Cover Bee Gees’ “I Started A Joke” As Robin Gibb Tribute: Listen

“Winner”, the lead single from Pet Shop Boys‘ upcoming album Elysium (out September 11), is officially released this week as a digital EP that contains three B-sides: “A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi”, “The Way Through The Woods” and “I Started A Joke”. Vocalist Neil Tennant told PopJustice that “A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi” was originally penned in 2007 with Kylie Minogue in mind, but the duo decided to keep the song for themselves.

Meanwhile, the UK pop legends’ official site noted last month that “I Started A Joke”, a Bee Gees cover, was recorded as a tribute to Robin Gibb, who passed away in May following a struggle with cancer. Hear all three additional tunes from the “Winner” EP (out in the US tomorrow on iTunes) below. More »

Bee Gees’ Album Sales Jump 339% Following Robin Gibb’s Death

Billboard‘s new Top 200 album chart shows the first full effects of sales of Bee Gees LPs following the death of member Robin Gibb on May 20. (Gibb passed away on a Sunday, which is the day Billboard uses as the cut-off for weekly chart data.) The publication noted yesterday that the Bee Gees sold 27,000 albums in the past week, which is a 339% leap from the 6,000 the trio moved the seven days prior. More »

Robin Gibb Public Memorial Planned, Singer’s Son Says He Died Of Kidney Failure, Not Cancer

Funeral plans for Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, who passed away on May 20 at age 62, have been revealed. The singer will be laid to rest in June during a private service near his home in Thame, Oxfordshire, in England. Following that, Gibb will be honored with a public memorial at St Paul’s Cathedral in London in September.

Surprisingly, Robin Gibb’s son Robert-John told UK paper The Sunday Express that kidney failure had been the cause of his father’s death, not cancer, as has been widely reported. More »

Robin Gibb Gets Touching Video Tribute From Bee Gees Brother Barry

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Surviving Gibb Brother Barry Responds To Robin's Death
Tributes have been pouring onto the Internet all week for late Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, who passed away on Sunday at age 62 following a battle with cancer. But perhaps the one person fans of the legendary band have been waiting to hear from is surviving member Barry Gibb. While the singer has yet to publicly comment on the passing of his younger brother, he posted a moving tribute video on YouTube, set to the tune of Bee Gees song “Heart Like Mine”.

In the clip, titled “Bodding” (a family nickname for Robin), footage of Bee Gees members Barry, Robin and Maurice, and their younger brother Andy Gibb, who died at age 30 in 1988, is edited together while the somber ballad plays over top. Watch the many stages of the band’s career above.

Beyonce Tributes Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb

After the passing of Bee Gees star Robin Gibb on Sunday at the age of 62, there’s been an outpouring of online tributes from the singer’s pop peers. The latest comes from Beyonce, who, as a member of Destiny’s Child, covered Australian artist Samantha Sang’s 1977 hit “Emotion”. The song was written by Robin and his brother Barry Gibb, and the original version sailed to #3 on the Hot 100 during the height of the Bee Gees’ success. (The Gibb backing vocals on the chorus are unmistakeable.)

Head below to read Beyonce’s words about Robin, and to flash back to Destiny’s Child’s cover of “Emotion”. More »

Robin Gibb: Watch Bee Gees’ Best Musical Moments

With the unfortunate passing of Bee Gees‘ member Robin Gibb, we’re inspired to take a look back at the group’s classic tunes and historic achievements from their celebrated career. Though Barry Gibb typically took on the role as frontman, all three members of the group performed in immediately recognizable three-part harmonies, and were responsible for writing every one of their impressive amount of hits. Head below as we journey through the group’s most memorable moments in music. More »

Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb Dead At 62

Robin Gibb, lead singer and co-founder of the Bee Gees, died today (May 20) at 62 after an up-and-down two-year battle with cancer. Gibb’s death comes less than a month after he had emerged from a coma and appeared to have a chance at recovery. It also comes just days after the death of fellow disco-era titan Donna Summer and casts a new pall across the dancefloor. Details below. More »

Bee Gee Robin Gibb Awakens From Coma

Here’s some happy news from the music world — Bees Gees‘ Robin Gibb has awakened from his coma and is reportedly in better health. The 62-year-old caught pneumonia following some intensive chemotherapy to treat his colorectal cancer and fell into a coma last weekend, from which his doctors weren’t sure he’d recover. Fortunately, Gibb is now awake and able to communicate with family members, though still dependent on an oxygen mask and feeding tubes. Leave it to a Bee Gee to keep on “Stayin’ Alive.” [Spinner]

Thank You, YouTube, For Bringing Me Unedited “Solid Gold”


Any day that I’m on blogging duty, I wake up with the hope that the internet will have something magical for me that day. Most days, my level of satisfaction with what’s out there is around a five or six on a scale of one to ten. But a day when I happen to stumble upon an entire episode of Solid Gold from Jan. 11, 1986—complete with commercials? That’s a solid ten. Take in the other five segments below the cut, complete with performances by the Judds, Whitney Houston (including Whitney and Dionne Warwick covering the Jackson Browne/Clarence Clemons song “You’re A Friend Of Mine”), John Waite, and Robin Gibb.


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