Andy Gibb
English singer
Andy Gibb
Andrew Roy "Andy" Gibb was an English singer and teen idol, and the younger brother of Bee Gees Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.
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Follicularization and sideburn theology - Township Journal
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I can do that Andy Gibb look we all coveted in the seventies. Too bad Andy has . . . you know . . . died. You have no idea how hard I prayed for this day to come when we were in high school. Remember how you all would tease me about what a "smoothy" I
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Sherry Williams & BJW giving FREE clinic / concert tonight, Aug. 17 - Examiner.com
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She followed those early opportunities by touring and/or performing with actress /singer Debbie Reynolds, Andy Gibb, Johnnie Ray, Eddie Kendricks, and Herbie Mann. She has also toured internationally on her own, performing in such exotic locales as
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Nostalgia reigns in Guild's 'Music Man' - Quad City Times
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Supporting players deserving kudos include Scott Tunnicliff, who channels WC Fields while playing the town mayor; Susan Graner, upping the Irish as Marian's mother; Matthew Wright, as Hill's reunited wingman; and Andy Gibb Clark, as the town no-good
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School leavers should start job hunting now - Channel Television
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The advice to act now comes from the head of Careers Jersey, Andy Gibb said. "We expect an influx of queries from young people in late August or early September after A-level, GCSE and degree results are out, but in view of the current job market it
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Journo Haunted by the Ghost of Andy Gibb - mediabistro.com
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Over the weekend, St. Louis Post-Dispatch film critic Joe Williams shared a whopper of a two-part reminiscence involving the late Andy Gibb and a former People magazine staffer. He doesn't refer to the latter
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On tabloid journalism, Jenna Fischer and the future of democracy - STLtoday.com
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He said that his proudest achievement at People was an article about Andy Gibb that portrayed the young singer as a pill-popping porn addict. I asked him why he was proud of ruining someone's career. He smiled and said that someday I would understand
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One dead after head on crash - Boness Today
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Acting Sergeant Andy Gibb of Lothian and Borders Police said: “We are currently working to establish exactly what happened that afternoon, and are still appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time, and who saw what happened to come
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The 22 Rules of Backyard Wiffle - Wall Street Journal
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See that shirtless guy with headphones roller skating to Andy Gibb? Meet your new first baseman. 9. You know that fast-pitch Wiffle craziness you can find on YouTube, with the fratty dudes in uniforms hurling it 84 miles an hour?
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Boat & Caravan Show organisers announce top team - Out And About Live - Motorhome News
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The team, headed by Event Director Andy Gibb, include a team of industry professionals with considerable experience in sales, event management, operations, marketing and PR and exhibition production. Andy Gibb said: “I am absolutely delighted that such
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Event Production Awards – The Judges - Event Industry News
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Andy Gibb, Event Director, said: “With that breadth of expertise, companies competing for an award can be confident that the best will win. And what an accolade, to be commended by a team that's commissioned suppliers for the biggest, most celebrated
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Motorcyclist dies in head-on smash in Edinburgh - Scottish Daily Record
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Acting Sergeant Andy Gibb, from Lothian and Borders Police, said: "We are currently working to establish exactly what happened yesterday afternoon, and are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time, and who saw what happened to
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The List: Rock stars too young to die - Washington Times
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Andy Gibb— The younger brother of the three members of the Bee Gees died at 30 from a heart condition on March 10, 1988. Gibb, who co-hosted TV's “Solid Gold” in 1981 and 1982, had six hit records in the late 1970s, notably “I Just Want to Be Your
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Enjoy art's unpretentious side - Quick DFW
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Did you come into Dolly Python thinking you needed a mini-chandelier made of deer antlers, or an Andy Gibb record on vinyl? Maybe not, but it's those kinds of impulse purchases that you don't actually regret. Because everyone needs an Andy Gibb vinyl
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Today In History - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
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In 1978, Andy Gibb's "Shadow Dancing" topped the charts. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time and accused the Soviet Union in his "Evil Empire" speech of world oppression
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Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from Heavy Metal - Patch.com
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In elementary school, I swooned over Shawn Cassidy and Andy Gibb. In junior high, I graduated to Duran Duran. But, In high school, I couldn't get enough of Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and yes, Iron Maiden
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andy Gibb
    THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 29
    Died on March 10, 1988.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 29
    In early March 1988, Barry Gibb had arranged for Island in England to sign Andy, but when he went to England at the start of 1988, he panicked.
    More Details Hide Details Gibb missed meetings with the record company and blamed himself for his trouble writing songs. The deal was never signed.
    At around 8:30 am on 10 March 1988, Gibb's doctor told Andy that more tests were needed.
    More Details Hide Details But later that day, he slumped into unconsciousness and died as a result of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a recent viral infection (a diagnosis supported by William Shell, a cardiologist who had previously treated Gibb), which was exacerbated by his years of cocaine abuse. Robin Gibb said "he was also not eating properly and the lack of nutrition also damaged his heart", adding that the paranoia associated with cocaine abuse "shattered his confidence and he became scared of people." With the announcement of Gibb's death, his ex-wife Kim Reeder was not surprised, "I always knew that one day I'd get a call with news like this," she said. "It was only a matter of time". The Gibb family would also maintain it was not an overdose that killed Andy—as some papers suggested—but natural causes after years of drug and alcohol abuse.
    On 5 March 1988, Andy Gibb celebrated his 30th birthday in London while working on the new album.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after, he entered John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford complaining of chest pains.
    In an early February 1988 interview, Robin Gibb said Andy was healthy and ready to begin recording again.
    More Details Hide Details New Idea, 25 November 1989. Robin Gibb: "Andy was scared of us", page 22. A few days later, Robin said "he just went downhill so fast", saying "he was in a terrible state of depression". He got over the drugs but the depression remained.
    Gibb now aimed to get a recording contract for release of a new album in 1988.
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  • 1987
    Age 28
    He returned to the studio in June 1987 recording four songs; one of them, "Man on Fire", was released posthumously in 1991 on a Polydor Records anthology.
    More Details Hide Details Another track, "Arrow Through the Heart", was the final song Andy would ever record and was featured on an episode of VH1's series, Behind the Music, and released on the Bee Gees Mythology 4-disc box set in November 2010. The songs are co-written by Gibb with his brothers Barry and Maurice. Their demo recordings with engineer Scott Glasel were heard by Clive Banks from the UK branch of Island Records. Gibb never formally signed a contract but the record label planned to release a single in Europe that Spring, followed by another single that summer with the album to follow.
    In early 1987, Gibb went through another drug rehabilitation program and thought he had finally beaten his habits.
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  • 1986
    Age 27
    He also held a two-week engagement at San Francisco's historic Fairmont Hotel in March 1986.
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  • 1984
    Age 25
    In 1984, he was the headline performer at the Viña del Mar Festival in Chile, performing two nights in a row.
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    In 1984 and 1985 Gibb did finish two successful contracts at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details His family convinced him to seek treatment for his drug addiction which included a stay at the Betty Ford Center in the mid-1980s. It was during this time that Gibb began touring small venues with a stage show featuring his hits as well as covers. He also appeared in guest-starring roles on several television sitcoms including Gimme a Break! and Punky Brewster. Following an extensive tour of East Asia, he regularly performed shows in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe.
  • 1981
    Age 22
    His romance with Principal also ended shortly thereafter when she gave him an ultimatum to choose between her or drugs, but not before they recorded and released a duet of the Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream" in the summer of 1981.
    More Details Hide Details He reportedly heard her singing in the shower and convinced her to go into the studio with him. This would be Gibb's last official single, and his last US chart entry, peaking at number 51.
  • 1980
    Age 21
    He also co-hosted the television music show, Solid Gold, from 1980 to 1982.
    More Details Hide Details Around the same time, Gibb was invited to sing the first verse on Queen's "Play the Game" and lead singer Freddie Mercury apparently was amazed with Gibb's abilities. According to some sources, the tape was found in 1990 in search of Queen archives for bonus tracks for CD, but was not used. Since it has not been heard by any Queen collectors, its existence is somewhat doubtful, although record producer Mack has also confirmed that the version did exist. Gibb was ultimately fired from both Dreamcoat and Solid Gold because of absenteeism caused by cocaine binges. Said Zev Bufman, a Broadway producer and financier for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, "When Andy was at the theater, he was a joy. But he wasn't there enough", adding that of the five people to play Joseph up to that point, Gibb was the best actor. He also said after Gibb's death, "We'd lose him over long weekends. He'd come back on Tuesday, and he'd look beat. He was like a little puppy – so ashamed when he did something wrong. He was all heart, but he didn't have enough muscle to carry through." An unnamed co-star in Dreamcoat was quoted as saying, "I hear he spent most of his time in his hotel room in front of the TV. I guess he was frightened and insecure. That's what happens when you're the baby brother of the Bee Gees."
    In March 1980, the last of Gibb's Top Ten singles charted just ahead of the album's release. "Desire" (written by all four Gibb brothers), was recorded for Bee Gees' 1979 album Spirits Having Flown, and featured their original track complete with Andy's original "guest vocal" track.
    More Details Hide Details A second single, "I Can't Help It", a duet with family friend and fellow British and Australian expat Olivia Newton-John, reached the top 20. Later in the year, Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits was released as a finale to his contract with RSO Records, with two new songs: "Time Is Time" (number 15 in January 1981) and "Me (Without You)" (Gibb's last top 40 chart entry) shipped as singles, before RSO founder Robert Stigwood had to let him go due to his cocaine addiction and behavioral problems. "After Dark" and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" were non-single songs added to the album, the latter of which was a duet with P. P. Arnold, who had previously worked with Barry Gibb, including singing uncredited backups on "Bury Me Down by the River" from Cucumber Castle. During his relationship with actress Victoria Principal, Gibb worked on several projects outside the recording studio including performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Broadway and Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1979
    Age 20
    In 1979, Gibb performed along with Bee Gees, ABBA, and Olivia Newton-John (duet with "Rest Your Love on Me"), at the Music for UNICEF Concert at the United Nations General Assembly which was broadcast worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to the studio to begin recording sessions for his final full studio album, After Dark.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1978
    Age 19
    The title track, written by all four Gibb brothers, was released as a single in the United States in April 1978.
    More Details Hide Details In mid-June it began a seven-week run at number one, achieving platinum status and the honor of being Billboard's number one song of 1978. In the United States, Andy became the first male solo artist to have three consecutive number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with all of the weeks at #1 from those singles just barely inside a year, from 30 July 1977 through 29 July 1978. Two further Top Ten singles, "An Everlasting Love" (which reached number five) and "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away" (which reached number nine), were released from the album, which became another million seller.
    Andy then began work with the Gibb-Galuten-Richardson production team on his second album, Shadow Dancing, which was released in April 1978.
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    On 25 January 1978, he had a daughter, Peta Jaye, but the couple had already separated before Reeder discovered she was pregnant.
    More Details Hide Details They divorced later that year.
  • 1977
    Age 18
    In September 1977 Flowing Rivers, with another number one single "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" (also co-written by Gibb and his brother Barry) to support it, quickly became a million selling album.
    More Details Hide Details That single broke in early 1978 during the time that the Bee Gees' contributions to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack were dominating the world charts. In the United States it replaced "Stayin' Alive" at the top of the Hot 100 on the day before Andy's 20th birthday, only to be surpassed by "Night Fever" at number one there two weeks later.
  • 1976
    Age 17
    In late 1976 in Miami, Andy, with older brother Barry producing and recording in the famed Criteria Studios, set about making his first album, Flowing Rivers, around the same time as Eagles finishing their album Hotel California as Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh played on two songs on his first album.
    More Details Hide Details The first release from the album, and Gibb’s first single released outside Australia, was "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" which was written by Barry, who also provided backup vocals. It reached number one in the United States and Australia and was the most played record of the year. In Britain it was a lesser hit, just scraping into the Top 30. Eight of the ten tracks on the album were Andy Gibb compositions, mostly songs written during his time in Australia. These included a re-recording of his previous single, "Words and Music".
    Robert Stigwood, who at the time was the Bee Gees's manager, signed Andy to his label, RSO Records in early 1976, after he had heard some of Andy's demo tapes.
    More Details Hide Details Andy soon moved to Miami Beach, Florida, to begin working on songs with his brother Barry and co-producers Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson.
    The single would eventually reach the Top Twenty on the Sydney music charts in 1976, although the ballad was one of his well-known hits.
    More Details Hide Details Around the same time, he married his girlfriend, Kim Reeder.
  • 1975
    Age 16
    Zenta would appear later as a backing band for Gibb, but did not participate on Gibb's recording sessions around 1975, which featured Australian jazz fusion group Crossfire.
    More Details Hide Details "Words and Music" was released on the ATA label only in Australia and New Zealand, owned by Joye. It was his first single, the song, backed by another Andy Gibb composition "Westfield Mansions".
  • 1974
    Age 15
    At the urging of his brother Barry, Gibb returned to Australia in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details Barry believed that as Australia had been a good training ground for the Bee Gees it would also help his youngest brother. Lesley Gibb had remained in Australia, where she raised a family with her husband. Both Alderson and Stringer followed Andy to Australia with the hope of forming a band there. With Col Joye producing, Andy, Alderson and Stringer recorded a number of Andy's compositions. The first song was a demo called "To a Girl" (with his brother Maurice playing organ), which he later performed on his television debut in Australia on The Ernie Sigley Show. Sigley later informed the audience that it was from Gibb's forthcoming album, but it was never released. In November the same year, he recorded six demos - again produced by Joye - including "Words and Music", "Westfield Mansions" and "Flowing Rivers" (which was later released). What may have detracted from the "training ground" aspect of Australia for Andy compared to his brothers was that Andy was relatively independent financially, mainly because of his brothers' support and their largesse, hence the group's sporadic work rate. Andy would disappear for periods of time, leaving Alderson and Stringer out of work with no income. Despondent, Alderson and Stringer returned to the UK.
  • 1973
    Age 14
    Gibb's first recording, in August 1973, was a Maurice Gibb composition, "My Father Was a Rebel", which Maurice also produced and played on.
    More Details Hide Details It was not released. Another track on the session performed by him was "Windows of My World" co-written by him with Maurice.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Age 8
    At the age of six months, Gibb emigrated with his family to Queensland, Australia, settling on Cribb Island just north of Brisbane. After moving several times around Brisbane and Sydney, Andy returned to the United Kingdom in January 1967 as his three older brothers began to gain international fame as the Bee Gees.
    More Details Hide Details In his childhood, his mother Barbara described Andy as "A little devil, a little monster. I'd send him off to school but he'd sneak off to the stable and sleep with his two horses all day. He'd wander back home around lunchtime smelling of horse manure, yet he'd swear he had been at school. Oh, he was a little monkey!". According to producer and film director Tom Kennedy described Andy's personality on his childhood: Andy was always around - he was this cheeky little lad, Hugh and Barbara doted on him, so he would have a limo to go around London with his pals and twenty quid to go to the cinema. It was unheard of in those days! But he was just a cheeky little lad with a heart of gold. He used to try to get me to buy him beer when he was underage - he would only have been about 11 or 12. He quit school at the age of 13, and with an acoustic guitar given to him by his older brother Barry, he began playing at tourist clubs around Ibiza, Spain (when his parents moved there), and later in the Isle of Man, his brothers's birthplace, where his parents were living at the time.
  • 1958
    Born
    Andrew Roy Gibb was born on 5 March 1958 in Manchester, England.
    More Details Hide Details He was the youngest of five children of Barbara and Hugh Gibb. His mother was of Irish and English descent and his father was of Scottish and Irish descent. He had four siblings: his sister Lesley, and three brothers Barry and fraternal twins Robin and Maurice.
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