Sad but not unexpected news has come through this morning; the BBC reports:
Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died following a lengthy battle with cancer, his family have said.British-born Gibb, 62, had been battling colon and liver cancer.Gibb's musical career began when he formed the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Maurice in 1958.The group is among the biggest-selling groups of all time with hits spanning six decades including Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Massachusetts and Night Fever.
Growing up through the 1960's and 70's, the Bee Gees were very much a part of life. Their music, with wonderful three-part harmonies has a timeless quality, and still makes great listening these days.
Barry Gibb is the last of the brothers still alive after Maurice's death in 2003. And there was further tragedy for the family when younger broither Andy died in 1988.
As a tribute to Robin Gibb, he's the man himself singing one of the Bee Gees' signature songs, accompanied by British violinist Nigel Kennedy:
Rest peacefully Robin, and thanks for the wonderful musical legacy you have left for us.