Sunday, May 20, 2012
Robin Gibb, R.I.P.
At 62 years old, legendary Gibb brother and member of the Bee Gees, Robin Gibb, has lost his battle with cancer.
I am not completely comfortable with the obituary thing. I mean, what do I know? Except...
I never enjoyed being around those who liked to mock the Bee Gees. It's true that some of the post Saturday Night Fever disco and dance records were tough pills to swallow. But their first three LPs, "1st," "Horizontal" and "Idea" should be respected the way so many other great records by their contemporaries are respected.
As for "Saturday Night Fever," it's popularity speaks for itself. I think even the most ardent non-supporters of disco could appreciate the brilliance of that soundtrack.
This is a great loss and a sad loss.