Just days ago Donna Summer, an icon of 1970s pop music, passed away at age 63. Today Robin Gibb, one third of the Bee Gees, additional icons of 1970s pop, died at the age of 62 after a long fight against cancer. The Bee Gees were made up of three Gibb brothers, Barry, Maurice, and Robin, and now only Barry remains living. A fourth brother, Andy Gibb, was a solo star, and he tragically passed away at age 30 in 1988.
Although they are best known for massive hits from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack that helped launch disco music to the top of mainstream pop in the late 1970s, the Bee Gees career as a top pop group stretched back into the 1960s. The group earned 15 top 10 pop hits in the US ranging from "I've Gotta Get a Message To You" in 1968 to "One" in 1989. Robin Gibb vied with brother Barry as lead singer for the group in the early days of the group. "I Started a Joke" is one of the best representatives of Robin Gibb's distinctive quavery vocal style.
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