Maurice Gibb
British musician
Maurice Gibb
Maurice Ernest Gibb, CBE was a musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. He was born in the Isle of Man to English parents, the twin brother of Robin Gibb and younger brother to Barry. He is best known as a member of the singing/songwriting trio the Bee Gees, formed with his brothers. The trio got their start in Australia, and found major success when they returned to England. The Bee Gees became one of the most successful pop groups ever.
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100 Ways to Celebrate Miami Beach's 100th Birthday
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
The Edison hotel in Miami Beach opened in 1935 and is a landmark in the Art Deco district. Photo by Patrick Farrell for VISIT FLORIDA Miami Beach turns 100 in 2015 and the centennial year is the perfect time to explore "America's Riviera." To help you get the party started, we present this list of 100 things to do on your visit. Want to add your favorite Miami Beach vista, venue or experience to the list? Tell us about it in the Conversations section below! 1. Start the party early with mimosas and drag queens at The Palace's famous drag show brunch. 2. Take a narrated Historic Art Deco District tour by foot or bike. See stunning architectural landmarks from the 1920s and beyond and hear the interesting stories behind them. Tour the Historic Art Deco District and see architectural landmarks like the Marlin Hotel, built in 1939 by famed Florida architect Lawrence Murray Dixon. Patrick Farrell for VISIT FLORIDA 3. Crack open some fresh claws at the 100-year-old Joe's ...
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Florida Spec Home Lists for $28.75 Million
Wall Street Journal - about 4 years
A Florida spec home lists for $28.75 million; a 235-acre Colorado ranch seeks $15 million; the former Miami Beach home of late Bee Gee Maurice Gibb sells for $13 million; a penthouse in Chevy Chase, Md., has sold for $8 million.
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Miami Beach Home of Late Bee Gee Sells for $13M
Wall Street Journal - about 4 years
The former home of Bee Gee Maurice Gibb sells in Miami for $13 million, and Chevy Chase's penthouse gets a record $7.95 million. Alyssa Abkowitz joins Lunch Break with this week's featured Private Properties. Photo: Jill Eber & Jill Hertzberg.
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Surviving Bee Gee mourns loss of brothers at funeral; says Robin and Maurice Gibb now reunited
Fox News - over 4 years
Surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb lamented the loss of his brother, telling mourners on Friday that he would miss Robin Gibb's "magnificent mind and his beautiful heart." He said Robin's death from cancer last month at age 62 means that he would now be reunited with his late twin brother Maurice, who died in 2003. "They were both beautiful," Barry Gibb said. "And now they're together. They're actually together." Many mourners at St. Mary's Church wept as Robin's coffin was brought into the church while the Bee Gees classic "How Deep is Your Love" was played. Robin's widow Dwina and his elderly mother Barbara were close behind. Barbara Gibb has outlived three of her four sons. Singer Andy Gibb, who had a successful solo career, died in 1988. The Bee Gees, known for soaring harmonies and disco tunes, were one of the most popular bands in history. Robin Gibb also enjoyed success as a solo artist and ...
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Bee Gees' Robin Gibb dies after long cancer battle
Blue Ridge Now - almost 5 years
LONDON (AP) — With his carefully tended hair, tight trousers and perfect harmonies, Robin Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Barry, defined the disco era. As part of the Bee Gees — short for the Brothers Gibb — they created dance floor classics like "Stayin Alive," ''Jive Talkin'," and "Night Fever" that can still get crowds onto a dance floor. The catchy songs, with their falsetto vocals and relentless beat, are familiar pop culture mainstays. There are more than 6,000 cover versions of the Bee Gees hits, and they are still heard on dance floors and at wedding receptions, birthday parties, and other festive occasions. Robin Gibb, 62, died Sunday "following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery," his family announced in a statement released by Gibb's representative Doug Wright. "The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time," it said. The Bee Gees, born in England but raised in Australia, began their career in the musically ...
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Robin Gibb of Bee Gees dies at 62
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
Robin Gibb With his carefully tended hair, tight trousers and perfect harmonies, Robin Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Barry, defined the disco era. As part of the Bee Gees — short for the Brothers Gibb — they created dance floor classics like “Stayin Alive,” “Jive Talkin’,” and “Night Fever” that can still get crowds onto a dance floor. The catchy songs, with their falsetto vocals and relentless beat, are familiar pop culture mainstays. There are more than 6,000 cover versions of the Bee Gees hits, and they are still heard on dance floors and at wedding receptions, birthday parties, and other festive occasions. Robin Gibb, 62, died Sunday “following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery,” his family announced in a statement released by Gibb’s representative Doug Wright. “The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time,” it said. The Bee Gees, born in England but raised in Australia, began their career in the musically ...
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Billy Joel Mansion in Miami Beach Up For Sale At Only $14.75 Million
The Inquisitor - almost 5 years
If the Piano Man has his way, moving vans will soon be pulling up to the lavish Billy Joel mansion in Florida, as he apparently is taking his talents from Miami Beach. Grammy winning superstar musician Billy Joel, who turns 63 today, has listed his 8, 881 square foot waterfront mansion on the exclusive La Gorce Island gated community for $14.75 million. Joel apparently bought the Miami Beach property for $13.5 million in 2006 in a cash transaction when he was still married to the original Top Chef host Katie Lee. The property is definitely not a fixer-upper. According to the RealEstalker blog, which broke the story, the Billy Joel mansion built in 2004  “contains a total of 7 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms,” along with a outdoor summer kitchen, a chef’s kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, a built-in wet bar (with wine cellar), 150 feet of waterfront access with a boat dock,  two two-car garages, and various other amenities. Some of Joel’s neighbors on La Gorce Island include ...
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Robin Gibb Wakes From Coma, Said To Be Responsive
The Inquisitor - almost 5 years
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is awake and responding after spending more than a week in a coma. The singers spokesman Doug Wright confirmed on Sunday that Gibb is able to nod his head and communicate with family members who have been at his side constantly since he was admitted to a central London hospital. Gibb, 62 who is battling colon and liver cancer fell into a coma after contracting pneumonia. To support Robin his brother Barry Gibb was singing to him throughout the week, attempting to illicit some type of response. Robin’s wife Dwina also thanks Bee Gee’s fans for sending in letters of hope, she says thousands of Bee Gee’s supports have been showing their support since Robin Gibb fell into his coma. In fact the singer’s website has been down because of huge traffic numbers. The site now directs fans to the singers Facebook fan page where they can leave messages of support on his Facebook wall. Robin and his brothers formed the Bee Gee’s in 1958 and since that time th ...
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Robin Gibb Reportedly Wakes From Coma
Gossip Cop - almost 5 years
(GettyImages.com) Robin Gibb has woken from his coma. The Bee Gees singer is said to have regained consciousness and shown small signs of recovery following a week spent near death at a hospital in London, reports the BBC. A spokesperson says Gibb has been able to nod and communicate with family at his bedside, which has included his wife, Dwina, and brother/fellow Bee Gee Barry. His official condition has not been announced, however, and Gibb remains seriously ill. Gibb contracted pneumonia and fell into a comatose state while battling colon and liver cancer. Last year, he was rushed to the hospital with stomach pains, and in 2010 he had intestinal surgery. Maurice Gibb, Robin’s twin brother, died in 2003 of complications from a twisted intestine. Gossip Cop will have updates. Follow @GossipCop on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
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Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees reportedly in a coma
LATimes - almost 5 years
Robin Gibb is gravely ill with pneumonia, reportedly in a coma, on the very week that his first classical work, "The Titanic Requiem," debuted in London. At the 62-year-old singer-songwriter's hospital bedside Saturday, according to the Sun newspaper, were his wife, daughter and two sons, plus his brother Barry Gibb, who'd famously been with Robin and Maurice Gibb in the Grammy-winning Bee Gees. “Our prayers are with Robin," a family friend told the Sun. "He has kept so positive and always believed he could beat this." Though the paper reported the coma and possibly a second tumor, publicist Doug Wright has given no details beyond saying Gibb was hospitalized in stable condition. PHOTOS: Robin Gibb Gibb as recently as February was reveling in what he called a "spectacular" recovery after having a growth removed from his colon and undergoing chemotherapy. Though it has been reported that he was battling cancer, and that it involved his liver as well, Gibb has not confir ...
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Héctor Ortiz recreará toda una época musical - El Sol de México
Google News - over 5 years
La historia de Bee Gees es única, es una apasionante travesía musical por el pop, el rock y la música disco de más de cuatro décadas. La magia creada por tres hermanos: Barry, Robin y Maurice Gibb, perdió su continuidad con la muerte de Maurice,
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Weddings: Unveiling the secrets of the aisle - New Zealand Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Ehrman reminds us of singer Lulu, who wore a tiny silk dress for her marriage to Bee Gee Maurice Gibb in 1969, but channelled Lara from Dr Zhivago by topping it with a fur-trimmed, hooded maxi coat. And who can forget, that same year, Bianca Jagger
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Het leven na het Songfestival: Lulu (ESF 69) - Eurosong
Google News - over 5 years
De eerste keer enkele maanden voor haar Songfestivaldeelname, met Maurice Gibb van de BeeGees. Na 4 jaar gingen ze uit elkaar, ze hadden geen kinderen. Barry Gibb, de broer van Maurice was altijd al tegen dit huwelijk geweest omdat hij ze beiden te
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Maurice Gibb
    FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 53
    Robin Gibb spoke to Mojo magazine about Maurice's death in 2003: "We were kids together, and teenagers.
    More Details Hide Details We spent the whole of our lives with each other because of our music. I can't accept that he's dead. I just imagine he's alive somewhere else." His influences were the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, Cliff Richard, Paul Anka and the Mills Brothers. According to Gibb himself when he was a young kid, he listened to the Beatles' early records. He was also influenced by Paul McCartney's bass playing. Talking about the song "Have You Heard the Word" on which he played bass, "We were just getting ready to do some tracks and we were just doing nothing and I was fartin' around on the bass. I was a big Paul freak. He was a great teacher for me". Gibb continued, "I could play every bass lick he McCartney played", especially "Michelle" on which he says "the bass line, really tasteful stuff, and way ahead, way ahead of his time".
    Gibb died unexpectedly at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, on 12 January 2003, exactly three weeks after he and Robin's 53rd birthday, due to complications of a twisted intestine, with his wife, children, and brothers at his side.
    More Details Hide Details His funeral service was attended by Michael Jackson, Harry Wayne Casey, Jennifer Valoppi and Nat Kipner. Valoppi, a family friend said, "It was emotional, there was humor. Everybody talked about how this was a man who really celebrated life and so this was a celebration of his life." Gibb's ex-wife Lulu was reported to attend his funeral. Kipner, who managed the early Bee Gees career in Australia in 1966 spoke fondly of his memories: "But I had a business in Australia and I didn't want to go. So I gave them their contract back. One of the dumb things I've done", he joked. After his funeral service, his body was cremated. His brothers Barry and Robin ceased performing as a group for a time, but later decided to perform occasionally under the Bee Gees banner before twin brother Robin died of liver and kidney failure after a long battle with colorectal cancer on 20 May 2012. Barry and Robin Gibb told the BBC about Maurice's death, "The fact that they had to operate on Maurice during the shock of cardiac arrest is questionable." Barry said "None of the sequence of events have yet made sense to us."
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 42
    To celebrate this, he and Yvonne renewed their wedding vows in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details The ceremony was attended not only by many members of their families but many of the friends Gibb made whilst at the rehabilitation centre.
    Woman's Day Australia, 3 October 1992. "Maurice Gibb: Demon Drink", page 8.
    More Details Hide Details She left him and immediately went over to brother Barry's house, refusing to come back until he had done something about his drinking. Maurice went into rehab, calling Yvonne telling her he was going to stay because he really wanted to stop drinking. She said that was the call she had been waiting for. Gibb said he had "battled the booze" since the 1970s. John Lennon introduced him to his favourite drink, scotch and coke: "If he had given me cyanide, I would have drunk the cyanide, I was so in awe of the man." With his neighbour Ringo Starr he would go out drinking. It got to the point where he became unreliable and prior to going onstage would have to feel his way along the wall to get there, according to Barry. One factor in Maurice's recovery was the active intervention of his brothers, who had recently lost their youngest brother Andy. In an interview, Maurice acknowledged that his final years of alcohol abuse had been driven by his failure to reach Andy before his death, and his subsequent guilt. After rehab Maurice started to rediscover his family again, spending quality time with them.
  • 1991
    Age 41
    Maurice's alcoholic nadir came in 1991, when he pulled a gun on his wife and kids after a month-long bender.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 36
    Also in 1986, Gibb participated on The Bunbury songs "Up the Revolution", "Fight (No Matter How Long)", "Bunbury Afternoon" and "Seasons".
    More Details Hide Details One of Gibb's last recordings was on the demo of "I Cannot Give You My Love" on which he played keyboards with his brother Barry taking the lead vocals. The song was intended for Cliff Richard. Gibb met Scottish pop singer Lulu through Colin Petersen. Lulu recalls about Maurice, "I thought Maurice was cute, so I said, 'In that case, tell him to stop talking about me and take me out', He did just that, I never expected much to come from this, but in fact our relationship grew, after a fashion. Going steady is quite the wrong way to describe what was happening between us. Going unsteady might better sum up the way we fell in and out with each other". According to Lulu, she, Maurice and Robert Stigwood watched Pink Floyd at the Saville Theatre in London. Later, after his relationship with Lulu had become public knowledge, he said: "Lulu and I met on the Top of the Pops TV show three months ago, and then at the Saville Theatre in London last month". Later in 1968, Lulu was seen out on the town with Davy Jones of The Monkees, Jones was also a friend of Maurice's. As Gibb recalled, "Davy Jones was a good friend of mine, I broke it off with Lulu over the phone and Davy called me up and said 'I am going to ask Lu to dinner with some friends, is that all right?' I said, 'Yes, I am not going out with her anymore, have a ball' and threw the phone down.
    In 1986, Gibb produced Carola's album Runaway.
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  • 1985
    Age 35
    In 1985, Gibb sang background vocals on Larry Gatlin's songs "Indian Summer", available on Gatlin's album Smile with Gatlin and Roy Orbison on lead vocals; another track "Didn't We Call It (Falling in Love)" was not released.
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  • 1982
    Age 32
    In August 1982, Gibb wrote and recorded "Spirit of the Snow" and intended for the film A Christmas Carol.
    More Details Hide Details Gibb worked with Robin on his three albums How Old Are You? (1983), Secret Agent (1984) and Walls Have Eyes (1985). Gibb co-wrote "Shine, Shine" with his brother Barry and keyboardist George Bitzer, the song later became a Top 40 for Barry in the US.
    In 1982, Gibb took part in Barry's original demo recording of the song "Eyes That See in the Dark", a song intended for Kenny Rogers' album of the same name.
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  • 1980
    Age 30
    In 1980, Gibb co-wrote with Tim Rice "Last Affair of the Heart", which was recorded by Elaine Paige in AIR Studios in London along with "Secrets" and "Carried Away".
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 28
    Also in 1978, Gibb composed "The Love That Was Lost", with Blue Weaver on keyboard and arranged by Mike Lewis, who also arranged for the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band.
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    In 1978, Gibb produced with Steve Klein the Osmonds' album Steppin' Out, features a cover version of Bee Gees' "Rest Your Love on Me".
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  • 1975
    Age 25
    He married his second wife, Yvonne Spenceley Gibb, on 17 October 1975.
    More Details Hide Details They had two children, Adam and Samantha Gibb, and their marriage lasted until his death.
  • 1973
    Age 23
    Their careers and his heavy drinking forced them apart and they divorced, childless, in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details Gibb later stated they both drank: "We didn't have any responsibilities, we'd just party."
    In August 1973, Gibb participated on Andy Gibb's first recording session performing two new songs.
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    In 1973, Gibb produced and play bass on Jimmy Stevens' unreleased numbers with musicians Alan Kendall, Jimmy McCulloch, Pete Willsher, Zoot Money and singer Paul Jones.
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  • 1972
    Age 22
    In April 1972, Gibb produced Jimmy Stevens' album Don't Freak Me Out (called Paid My Dues in US).
    More Details Hide Details The same year, Gibb produced Drift Away, an album released by Bob Saker and Mike Berry; it includes a cover version of "On Time".
    On 17 January 1972, Gibb produced, with Billy Lawrie, "Baby Come On Home", released as a single also in that year.
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  • 1971
    Age 21
    In 1971, he produced Lulu's 1971 song "Everybody Clap", which features Gibb on guitar, Leslie Harvey on guitar, former Manfred Mann and Cream member Jack Bruce on bass, and Led Zeppelin's John Bonham on drums.
    More Details Hide Details Bonham and his wife, Pat Philips became friends with Gibb and Lulu. Also in that year, he played bass on Billy Lawrie's 1973 song "Freedom". Future Wings and former Thunderclap Newman guitarist Jimmy McCulloch played guitar on that song, and McCulloch suggests that it was recorded at around the same time as Lulu's "Everybody Clap", with Stone the Crows' Maggie Bell providing backing vocals.
  • 1970
    Age 20
    Around 1970, Gibb played piano on George Harrison's song "Isn't It a Pity" and Genesis' Phil Collins remembers him being present when he played on that song.
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    In 1970, he formed a supergroup The Bloomfields with Billy Lawrie and they recorded a short version of "The Loner", which was released as a single in 1972 on Pye Records and intended for the film Bloomfield
    More Details Hide Details The Bee Gees reunited on 21 August 1970. Maurice later began taking a few lead vocals on a Bee Gees tracks in the 70s such as "Lay It on Me", "Country Woman", "On Time" and "You Know It's For You". In 1981, he recorded some instrumental tracks for his unreleased instrumental album Strings and Things, including "Image of Samantha" seems refer to his daughter Samantha. In 1982, Gibb appeared at the San Remo Festival and performed "Wildflower", a Bee Gees' song on which he provided lead vocals from Living Eyes. In 1983, Gibb re-recorded "On Time" at the same time as "Hold Her in Your Hand". By February 1984, he collaborated with arranger Jimmie Haskell for the film soundtrack of A Breed Apart, recorded at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles. By March, he recorded "Miami, A Musical Score", this song was later used for a promotional film in Miami. His second single "Hold Her in Your Hand" was only issued in UK, Australia and South Africa. In September 1986, the Bee Gees began writing and recording songs for their upcoming album E.S.P.. on which Maurice took lead vocal on the song "Overnight".
    In May 1970 the album Sing a Rude Song was released in the UK with Gibb singing lead vocals on the three songs on the album.
    More Details Hide Details By 1976, New Blood Records issued Bee Gees Information which was credited to Gibb himself and features four songs from The Loner, but was only a limited edition for fan club, although the EP has no title but the picture sleeve of that has the club name ("Bee Gees Information") in large letters.
    In April 1970 Gibb released his first solo single, "Railroad" backed with "I've Come Back".
    More Details Hide Details His debut solo album, The Loner, has not yet been released. All of the songs on the album feature guitar work by Stone the Crows' Leslie Harvey.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1969
    Age 19
    A supergroup in 1969 called The Fut was formed at a Tin Tin session and they recorded "Have You Heard the Word" while Gibb was still a Bee Gee, and released later as a single, the band consisting of Gibb on vocals/bass/guitar, Steve Kipner and Steve Groves on vocals with Billy Lawrie also providing background vocals. "Have You Heard the Word" features Gibb impersonating John Lennon by singing the song, and the Beatles fans thought that it was the lost Beatles song which was not released.
    More Details Hide Details In 1985, Yoko Ono attempted to register the song as Lennon's composition. On 1 December 1969, Maurice and brother Barry announced that the Bee Gees had broken up.
    On 19 March 1969, the same day that Robin Gibb announced his plans as a solo artist, Gibb and his bandmates recorded and later released "Tomorrow Tomorrow".
    More Details Hide Details Maurice and Barry alone comprised the Bee Gees on the 1969 album Cucumber Castle during Robin's absence as a soloist. They sang the hit "Don't Forget to Remember" (which reached number two on the UK chart while Robin's first solo single, "Saved By The Bell", also reached number two) and follow up singles; "IOIO" and "Tomorrow, Tomorrow" with Barry taking lead and Maurice providing harmony vocals, but the duo version of the group enjoyed dwindling success.
    In early 1969, they released Odessa, which features Gibb's solo vocals on "Suddenly" and "I Laugh in Your Face".
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    The couple married on 18 February 1969 and divorced in 1973.
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    After the group's break-up in 1969, Gibb released his first solo single, "Railroad", but his first solo album, The Loner, has never been released.
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  • 1968
    Age 18
    In the middle of 1968, the band's third international LP Idea included the song "Kitty Can", which features Gibb's high harmony vocal, with Barry Gibb singing low harmony.
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    In August 1968 the Marbles released their first and only successful hit "Only One Woman" a song which co-written by Gibb.
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  • 1967
    Age 17
    In March 1967 the Gibb brothers worked with Billy J. Kramer recording "Town of Tuxley Toymaker, Part 1".
    More Details Hide Details Around the same time, Colin Petersen and Vince Melouney joined the Bee Gees. In the middle of 1967 Bee Gees' 1st was released. The album was praised by the critics who compared it to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band which was released weeks earlier. AllMusic's Bruce Eder wrote that Gibb's Mellotron on "Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You" 'was close in the spirit of The Moody Blues and was opened by a Gregorian chant.' The band's first number 1 single in the UK, "Massachusetts" was released in September 1967. In early 1968, the Horizontal was released.
  • 1966
    Age 16
    Around 1966, the Gibb brothers worked with Bip Addison, Sandy Summers, Anne Shelton, Vince Maloney, April Bryon, MPD Ltd, Ray Brown and the Whispers, Ronnie Burns, Lori Balmer, Marty Rhone, Vyt, Python Lee Jackson, Dennis Knight, Barrington Davis, Jenene and Jon Blanchfield.
    More Details Hide Details Their second album, Spicks and Specks (1966), included "Where Are You", Gibb's first solo writing credit to be released.
    Also in 1966, Gibb began his career as the lead guitarist and bassist for the band; around the same time, he recorded his first solo composition, "All by Myself", on which he also played guitar.
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    In 1966 the three Gibb brothers wrote their first song, "The Storm".
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  • 1965
    Age 15
    Around 1965, the Gibb brothers worked with Trevor Gordon, Michelle Rae and Noeleen Batley.
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  • 1964
    Age 14
    Gibb debuted his career as an instrumentalist in 1964 on "Claustrophobia".
    More Details Hide Details Also occasionally lead guitar (including the acoustic guitar given to him by John Lennon, which Gibb used on "This Is Where I Came In", 2001). In the reunited Bee Gees from 1987 onward, Gibb was the group's resident expert on all technical phases of recording and coordinated musicians and engineers to create much of the group's sound. He also contributed lead guitar on the Bee Gees' recordings in 1966. His two compositions on which he played lead guitar "Country Woman" and "On Time" became the B-side for the group's hits, "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" and "My World", as well as some songs on 2 Years On including "Back Home", "Lay It on Me" and "Every Second, Every Minute". On his guitar work on "Back Home", Bruce Eder of AllMusic declared the track as the loudest guitar ever heard on a Bee Gees record.
    Also in 1964, the Gibb brothers worked with Johnny Devlin and Trevor Gordon.
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    By 1964, Gibb made his first appearance as an instrumentalist on the beat-influenced "Claustrophobia".
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  • 1963
    Age 13
    Around 1963, the Gibb brothers worked with Judy Stone, Johnny Devlin and Jimmy Hannan.
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    By January 1963 the Gibbs moved to Sydney.
    More Details Hide Details The group's first single was "The Battle of the Blue and the Grey" but it failed to chart.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Age 5
    Also in 1955, he started his music career when he joined the skiffle/rock and roll group the Rattlesnakes with his brothers and two friends, Paul Frost and Kenny Horrocks, who were their neighbours.
    More Details Hide Details The group's first major appearance was on 28 December 1957 when they performed at a local Gaumont cinema where children were invited to sing between films. They had planned to sing along to a 78 rpm record which Lesley had just been given as a Christmas present, but on the way Gibb and his brother Robin dropped and broke it, so they sang live. The audience were pleased by their singing, which may have been the song "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers. When he was 8 years old, Gibb emigrated to Redcliffe, in Queensland, Australia, with his family. Shortly after, he and his brothers formed the Bee Gees.
    Around 1955, Gibb and his brothers were heard harmonising by their parents.
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    In January 1955, the Gibbs moved back to Manchester, England.
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  • 1949
    Born
    Maurice Ernest Gibb was born in Douglas, Isle of Man, on 22 December 1949, the son of Barbara (née Pass) and Hugh Gibb.
    More Details Hide Details He was the fraternal twin of Robin Gibb, and was the younger of the two by 35 minutes. At that time, he had one sister, Lesley, and one brother, Barry.
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