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Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died after battle with cancer
BBC ^ | May 21st, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/20/2012 3:44:07 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad

Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died following a lengthy battle with cancer, his family have said.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: beegees; cancer; gibb; music; obit; obituary; rip; robingibb; uk
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

“I Started a Joke”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq6YmSVAOG8&feature=relmfu

‘New York Mining Disaster 1941’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCRqAzCevsY&feature=relmfu


51 posted on 05/20/2012 4:22:00 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Dallas59

RIP Robin and Donna. So sad.


52 posted on 05/20/2012 4:25:23 PM PDT by bluerose
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj

The Bee Gees/Disco Era: The last period of time where people could have anonymous, unprotected sex without the possibility of death (yes, I know about Al Capone)...

(Where’s my time machine?)


53 posted on 05/20/2012 4:25:27 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Leep
I started a joke
Which started the whole world crying
Oh but I didn't see
That the joke was on me...oh no..
And I started to cry
Which started the whole world laughing
Oh if I'd only seen
That the joke was on me

And I looked at the skies
Running my hands
Over my eyes
And I fell out of bed
Cursing my head
For things that I've said

Till I finally died
Which started the whole world living
Oh if I'd only seen
That the joke was on me

And I looked at the skies
Running my hands
Over my eyes
And I fell out of bed
Cursing my head
For things that I've said

Till I finally died
Which started the whole world living
Oh if I'd only seen
That the joke was on me
That the joke was on me.........me.........

54 posted on 05/20/2012 4:26:21 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Bee Gees - Blowing In The Wind (1963)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO7C7Fuayrw&feature=relmfu

Bee Gees - Da Doo Ron Ron (1964)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBhmztwsnLg&feature=relmfu


55 posted on 05/20/2012 4:27:43 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Ezekiel

I’m thinking “quaalude”.


56 posted on 05/20/2012 4:28:44 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Leep

Mel Brooks, also.


57 posted on 05/20/2012 4:32:51 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
"Main Course", of course, is their best album.

Fanny Be Tender

And Donna Summer could sing.

58 posted on 05/20/2012 4:36:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

“Lonely days, lo-ho-ho-nely nights....”

RIP


59 posted on 05/20/2012 4:36:57 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Actually, drug rersistant syphylis had already passed to North America from Asia by that time, and Americans just had no clue about the slow killers that destroy you slowly.

Aides wasn’t hear yet, and drug resistant Gonorhea wasn’t here yet...but things were out there.

Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Until it bites.


60 posted on 05/20/2012 4:41:05 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Dysart

Agreed. I wasn’t much of a Bee Gees fan back in my younger days (although I did like Stayin’ Alive), but I’d much rather today listen to any of their music over any of today’s garbage.


61 posted on 05/20/2012 4:42:14 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

It has been said that those who are at deaths door then improve, die suddenly.

It happened to my mother in law last year.


62 posted on 05/20/2012 4:48:36 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate pragmatists!)
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To: MrEdd
Ugh...brutal.

I wasn't around then, so please let me enjoy a few minutes of ignorance.

Although I suspect many of the icky diseases you mentioned weren't “main stream” in the 70’s.

63 posted on 05/20/2012 4:49:31 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Bee Gees "You Win Again," 1987"
64 posted on 05/20/2012 4:50:19 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: Leep
Doris Day and Tony Bennett are still alive.
65 posted on 05/20/2012 4:55:09 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
A lot of diseases were present but as yet unisolated and identified.

“Black syphilis” had come back with Vietnam veterans, and certainly military personnel were made aware of its presence in red light establishments in liberty briefings.

66 posted on 05/20/2012 4:58:16 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Very sad.

The Bee Gees made some great music, there is much more to them than the (great) disco-era stuff, especially the lean period of 1969-75, where they made some really great soul and pop music, which didnt sell. They could do pop, acid pop, disco, soul, funk.

BBC Radio 2 did a fantastic series last year about how they constructed their sound, esp the 70’s and disco era.

And Robin has done a huge amount for the British armed
forces in terms of charity.

Only big brother Barry left now out of four brothers, all three dead well before their time. Very sad.


67 posted on 05/20/2012 4:59:52 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: 4yearlurker

Don Rickles..alive


68 posted on 05/20/2012 4:59:52 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: oprahstheantichrist
Everybody in music seems to be dying. At this rate, there will soon be no more music being made. When will the madness end? Now we have Barry Gibb joining brother Maurice as “Spirits Haven Flown” meaning 2/3 of the Bee Gees are gone, gone, gone. Not to mention even littler brother Andy who is “Shadow Dancing” no more.

Donna Summer is no longer “Working Hard For Her Money” and both McFadden & Whitehead were stopped after all. MCA of Beastie Boys is no longer fighting for his right to party and Greg Ham will no longer be hamming it up with Colin Hay of Men at Work.

The madness goes on and on, Levon Helm (The Band), Dick Clark, Robbie Montrose, Davy of the Monkees went to Davy Jones Locker, Whitney Houston “drowned” and Don Cornelius, Don Kirshner, Jimmy Castor and now Dobie Gray has “Drifted Away” for good.

Yes, the “Great Gig In The Sky” is getting bigger all the time and Syd Barrett finally has somebody up there as crazy as him - Amy Winehouse. Hopefully the “Big Man” Clarence Clemons is keeping them both mesmerized and out of trouble with his sax solos.

It is insane how many rock/pop starts have passed on. Gerry Rafferty, Doug Fieger of The Knack, Dale Hawkins, Teddy Pendergrass, Isaac Hayes, Ike Turner and Juice Newton, just to name a few more who are dead, dead, dead.

John Stewart is no longer turning music into “Gold” and Dan Fogelberg is no longer sharing six-packs in the car with people he used to know - in the snow. Brad Delp is gone and now we have to really wait a long time for the next Boston album. 3/4 of the Mamas & Papas are dead - Denny Doherty, John Phillips and Mama Cass - who really should have given that ham sandwich to Karen Carpenter. James Brown is no longer the hardest working man in show business and the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, is no longer shooting people just to watch them die.

Barry White, John Entwistle, Rick James, Joe Strummer, most of the Ramones and half the Beatles are dead. Benjamin Orr of The Cars is driving no more. Ian Dury is gone but not sure about the Blockheads. Sonny Bono, John Denver, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon and even Tiny Tim, poor innocent Tiny Tim, all dead, dead, dead. When will the madness end!

69 posted on 05/20/2012 5:01:00 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Leep

Frank Cady, “Mr. Drucker” now 96


70 posted on 05/20/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: MrEdd

Dear Lord!

Thank you for the info.


71 posted on 05/20/2012 5:01:35 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Diana Ross? You mean Diana Summer.


72 posted on 05/20/2012 5:04:41 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SamAdams76

I’ve seen everyone of them come and go.

RIP all.


73 posted on 05/20/2012 5:06:30 PM PDT by blam
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To: SamAdams76

Jim Croce.

I am feeling very old tonight. I still say the 70s had the best music ever. I always tell my kids they won’t have any oldies to enjoy because they won’t be able to stand their music when they are old.


74 posted on 05/20/2012 5:07:06 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

sorry, I meant DONNA Summer.

Brain fart.


75 posted on 05/20/2012 5:07:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Revolting cat!

That’s an odd comment. How many Beach Boys are there, and “Bill Haley’s Comets” - just who are they without Bill Haley?


76 posted on 05/20/2012 5:08:22 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: SamAdams76

And yet Jon Bon Jovi still lives....who said life is fair.


77 posted on 05/20/2012 5:09:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GOPsterinMA

So nobody knew how to dance before Saturday Night Fever? That will surprise a lot of folks.


78 posted on 05/20/2012 5:12:21 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: dfwgator

Or Keith Richards! No malice there, Keith, but how do you do it?


79 posted on 05/20/2012 5:13:05 PM PDT by Dysart (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: SamAdams76

Juice Newton died????


80 posted on 05/20/2012 5:13:13 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: smalltownslick

Disco? I don’t think so.

Take your negativity someplace else.


81 posted on 05/20/2012 5:14:02 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Dysart

Even death is scared of Keith Richards.


82 posted on 05/20/2012 5:14:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: richmwill
It seems that freepdom hates disco...maybe it's because disco in and around NYC was not the disco you saw in Topeka or Harlan County or San diego.

But, for me, disco was big fun...you got dressed up (sort of), went to a club and danced with pretty girls you didn't know and would never see again.

It always confused me that some guys think that dancing with girls is somehow gay.

Question to some famous guy - "What do women want?"

Answer - "Women want to dance."

83 posted on 05/20/2012 5:15:21 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Ann-Margret still alive


84 posted on 05/20/2012 5:15:29 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Brandonmark

So are Brenda Lee and Connie Francis.


85 posted on 05/20/2012 5:17:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Paul died.


86 posted on 05/20/2012 5:17:28 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Leep

Joey Bishop...dead.


87 posted on 05/20/2012 5:17:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Jim Morrison reportedly alive in Oregon.


88 posted on 05/20/2012 5:18:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MrEdd

Loved this..and the Bee Gees, too.


89 posted on 05/20/2012 5:19:25 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: dfwgator

So does Pat Benator and whatsername Sheryl Crow. No fair!


90 posted on 05/20/2012 5:21:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

No. Donna Summer died.


91 posted on 05/20/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT by quilterdebbie
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’ll be sure to add Jim Croce to my next music death rant. I agree that the 1970s was the best era for pop music. I miss the days when I could turn on the radio and hear all genres of music blended together. Mostly happy, upbeat music too. There is still good music being made but you don’t hear it on radio anymore.


92 posted on 05/20/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

And what are we gonna do about Helen Reddy and Joan Baez both still screeching?!


93 posted on 05/20/2012 5:23:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yes. He works as a WalMart greeter in Bend, Oregon.


94 posted on 05/20/2012 5:24:40 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: wtc911

Not all of us hate disco. Seems there are always people who have to make some remark about how they at least didn’t like it. Happened the other day.

In fact, while I’m sorry another Gibb died, I’m a bit surprised more wasn’t said about Donna. She was in herself a true icon, not just having several hits but being a mainstay. Indeed a queen not just of disco but of the era, 1 of the people you HAVE to know because you just couldn’t avoid it. It seems more has been put on this thread than on Donna’s several combined! :-)


95 posted on 05/20/2012 5:26:41 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Dysart

Jerry Garcia, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Rick Danko just a few more to the list. BB King is getting up in age and quite heavyset. Doc Watson got some miles on himself too. No one lives forever on this earth and very few even make it past 90 no less. Take Jesus with you now and forever.


96 posted on 05/20/2012 5:26:59 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: SamAdams76

There is still good music being made but you don’t hear it on radio anymore.


+1


97 posted on 05/20/2012 5:27:45 PM PDT by chasio649 (Stop looking for heroes.)
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To: wtc911
But, for me, disco was big fun...you got dressed up (sort of), went to a club and danced with pretty girls you didn't know and would never see again

LOL...you went to clubs to "dance" with pretty girls?

98 posted on 05/20/2012 5:30:54 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: ilovesarah2012; SamAdams76
I would argue that in actuality there is more good music being made now than in the decades of our youth.

What has happened though, is that Record companies have lost control of the distribution of music.
With that loss, they lost the ability to shoehorn music listening into a few hundred major acts.

Music has fragmented, and diversified.

It won't be that people will have no good music to look back on, it will simply bee that they won't look back on the same good music.

Everybody is now like that weird kid in the seventies that knew who all the local blues players were.

99 posted on 05/20/2012 5:32:20 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SamAdams76
There is still good music being made but you don’t hear it on radio anymore.

I'd love to know where, please direct me.

100 posted on 05/20/2012 5:33:41 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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