Monday, May 21, 2012

Now it's Robin Gibb

Very sad to hear of the death of Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees aged just 62. I was never a great fan of the band, especially of their disco stuff, but early records like New York Mining Disaster 1941, Massachusetts and Words were pleasant harmony records and deservedly successful. It was, however, as songwriters that they really excelled. Who can forget Al Green's version of How Can You Mend A Broken Heart or Nina Simone singing To Love Somebody? And of course they boosted the later careers of Diana Ross (Chain Reaction), Barbra Streisand (Woman in Love), Dionne Warwick (Heartbreaker) and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton (Islands In The Stream).


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