Robin Gibb

Born Dec 22, 1949

Robin Hugh Gibb, CBE was a singer and songwriter, best known as a member of the Bee Gees, co-founded with his twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry. Their younger brother Andy was also a singer. Born in the Isle of Man to English parents, the family later moved to Manchester before settling in Brisbane, Australia.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Robin Gibb.


1949 Birth Robin Hugh Gibb was born on 22 December 1949 in Jane Crookall Maternity Home in Douglas, Isle of Man, to Hugh and Barbara Gibb (née Pass). … Read More
1953 3 Years Old In 1953, the Gibbs watched the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on the television. … Read More
1955 5 Years Old In 1955, when the Gibbs moved back to their home town of Manchester, the Gibb brothers formed The Rattlesnakes. … Read More
1960 10 Years Old The name was finally changed to Bee Gees, when they lived in Queensland, Australia. The Bee Gees' debut television appearance was in 1960 on Desmond Tester's Strictly for Moderns when they performed "Time Is Passing By". When they signed to Festival Records at the start of 1963 (but they were assigned to Leedon Records) they released their debut single, "The Battle of the Blue and the Grey".


1964 - 1965 2 More Events
1966 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1966, he wrote his first song "I Don't Know Why I Bother With Myself" that was credited to himself.
1967 17 Years Old On the day it reached number one, 5 November 1967, Robin Gibb recalled to The Mail on Sunday on 1 November 2009:
On 13 June 1968, seven songs were recorded including "Indian Gin and Whisky Dry" all of the songs was credited to Gibb alone just his vocals and guitar and the song was later appeared on Idea.
In August, the band started to record Odessa. In January 1969, Gibb co-wrote another Marbles single "The Walls Fell Down" and co-produced the sessions that same month. … Read More


On 31 January and 1 February 1970, Gibb performs in Auckland, New Zealand. … Read More
1972 22 Years Old In April 1972, two months after the departure of drummer Geoff Bridgford, he wrote his last solo composition on a Bee Gees record "Never Been Alone" (until 1999).
1976 26 Years Old In 1976, on the group's Children of the World album, he sang lead on "Love Me" as well as doing falsetto on the track's coda, and he also used his falsetto on his lead vocal part on the song "Lovers" as Barry provided lead vocals on the entire song. … Read More
1978 28 Years Old In 1978, Gibb performed on the Sesame Street Fever album for the Sesame Street children's TV program. … Read More


In January 1980, Gibb co-wrote and co-produced with Blue Weaver Jimmy Ruffin's 1980 album Sunrise. … Read More
1983 - 1984 2 More Events
1985 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, he released his fifth solo album Walls Have Eyes with the singles "Like a Fool" and "Toys", both songs were not charted in the US or UK. … Read More
1986 36 Years Old In 1986, Gibb joined Thompson Twins, Zak Starkey, Cliff Richard, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr and Holly Johnson under the name Anti-Heroin Project to record a charity single called "Live-In World". … Read More


1992 42 Years Old In 1992, Lulu recorded "Let Me Wake Up In Your Arms" on which he co-wrote. … Read More
1994 44 Years Old In 1994, Gibb was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California. … Read More
1998 48 Years Old In 1998, the Bee Gees recorded their own version of "Ellan Vannin" with lead vocals by Gibb. … Read More


2001 51 Years Old In 2001, the Bee Gees released their last album This Is Where I Came In and features his last composition on a Bee Gees record "Embrace". … Read More
2003 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2003, Gibb announced the release of a new single of "My Lover's Prayer", a song first recorded by the Bee Gees in 1997 on the album Still Waters, with lead vocals by Gibb and singers Wanya Morris and Lance Bass. … Read More
2004 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 2004, Gibb embarked a solo tour of Germany, Russia and Asia with singer Alistair Griffin as the opening act. … Read More
In 2005, Gibb made a solo tour of Latin America.
On 20 February 2006, Gibb and Barry performed at a concert for Diabetes Research Institute of the University of Miami in Hollywood, Florida. … Read More
Gibb marked his return to his birthplace by playing a concert at the Isle of Man TT festival in 2007. … Read More
…  From 2008 to 2011, Gibb was President of the Heritage Foundation, honouring figures in British culture.


2010 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, Gibb was also a guest mentor on the Australian version of The X Factor, alongside TV host Kyle Sandilands, actress/singer Natalie Imbruglia, and singers Ronan Keating and Guy Sebastian.
2011 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2011, Gibb recorded the Bee Gees classic "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" with British Army men The Soldiers for a charity single in the UK, it was produced with his son Robin John Gibb and the video for which was produced by Vintage TV.
Gibb spoke of the effects of seeing injured people being carried into the hospital on stretchers in a 2012 interview, "It all got too much for me. … Read More
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