The Bee Gees name died with Maurice Gibb, one of the surviving band members said yesterday (Jan. 22). Robin Gibb said he and older brother Barry would no longer use the name under which they and their
The Bee Gees name died with Maurice Gibb, one of the surviving band members said yesterday (Jan. 22). Robin Gibb said he and older brother Barry would no longer use the name under which they and their brother Maurice performed for more than 30 years.
"Anything we do, we will do together, but it'll be as brothers -- not under the name of the Bee Gees, that will be reserved in history as the three of us," Robin Gibb told Britain's GMTV television show. But, he said, the surviving siblings would continue to make music. "I think Maurice would want that."
As previously reported, Maurice Gibb died Jan. 12 at 53 after suffering a heart attack prior to undergoing emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage. Robin Gibb said the death of his twin brother was like "losing your soul mate."
The brothers formed the Bee Gees -- short for the Brothers Gibb -- in the 1960s and recorded a string of No. 1 hits, selling more than 110 million records along the way. They became a falsetto-voiced disco sensation during the 1970s with hits from the soundtrack to the film "Saturday Night Fever," including "Stayin' Alive" and "Night Fever."
This week, the Bee Gees re-enter The Billboard 200 with "Their Greatest Hits -- The Record" (UTV). The set jumps in at No. 55 on U.S. sales of 17,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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