July 13, 2004
Re "Do You See What I See?" (July 6): Another header for this article: "Where Disco Went." Its venue, Pacific Coast Highway, every weekend, where these Day-Glo Spandex groupies congregate to arrogantly play chicken with all motorized vehicles. At least they're not riding to their music. Ron Romanosky Tustin I wear brightly colored jerseys because I want to be visible to motorists. I've had too many close calls on the road, particularly on fast stretches of highway such as PCH. Ed Johnson Cerritos
August 19, 2003 |
The will of Bee Gees member Maurice Gibb leaves his widow, Yvonne, more than $2 million, their six homes and all ownership in copyrights and musical compositions. The couple, married for nearly 30 years, owned two homes in England, two in Miami Beach, one in Spain and one in the Bahamas. Most are now up for sale.
September 27, 1987 |
The Bee Gees have just released their first album in six years, but don't look for a prime-time TV special or a global satellite hook-up to herald their return. It's not that the Brothers Gibb--Barry, Robin and Maurice--aren't bullish about their new album, "ESP" (see review, Page 99). It's that they're still trying to live down the last wave of hype that surrounded--and nearly sunk--them a decade ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2012 |
Robin Gibb, a singer and songwriter who joined two of his brothers in forming the Bee Gees pop group that helped define the sound of the disco era with the best-selling 1977 soundtrack to"Saturday Night Fever," has died. He was 62. Gibb died Sunday after battling cancer and while recuperating from intestinal surgery, family spokesman Doug Wright announced. This spring Gibb had been hospitalized in London with advanced colorectal cancer. He had intestinal surgery in March and, after contracting pneumonia, was unable to attend the April 10 premiere in London of "The Titanic Requiem," a classical composition he wrote with his son, Robin-John, to coincide with the 100th anniversary observance of the luxury ocean liner's sinking.
January 23, 2003 |
The Bee Gees name died with Maurice Gibb, said one of the surviving band members Wednesday. Robin Gibb said he and older brother Barry no longer would 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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2003 |
Singer Maurice Gibb, whose group the Bee Gees has sold more than 120 million records in a four-decade career that peaked with the disco music of "Saturday Night Fever," died early Sunday at a Miami hospital. Gibb, 53, suffered a heart attack before undergoing emergency intestinal surgery Thursday. The career of the Bee Gees -- Gibb, his twin brother, Robin, and their older brother, Barry -- has been marked by extreme highs and lows and an unusual knack for reinvention.