The four brothers we know as the Gibbs – Andy, Robin, Maurice and Barry – were superstars of the 1970s, crooning legendary disco songs in unmatchable falsettos. Andy Gibb, went the solo route, while his three brothers formed the hit machine the Bee Gees. Today, only Barry Gibb remains; twins Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb, who were born Dec. 22, 1949, died in 2003 and 2012, respectively. But the music the Gibb brothers created endures, reminding us of some of the grooviest times of our lives. Immerse yourself in that world again with our Brothers Gibb photo gallery. Click any photo for more information.
The Brothers Gibb
The Brothers Gibb – The Gibb brothers in Florida in 1978. From left: Robin (1949 – 2012), Maurice (1949 – 2003), Barry and Andy (1958 – 1988).
The Bee Gees
The Bee Gees – We think of the Bee Gees mainly as disco superstars, but true fans know that they had a solid career long before “Saturday Night Fever” propelled them to wild international celebrity. Their first hit single, “Spicks and Specks,” came almost 10 years earlier. Robin, Barry and Maurice in January 1979.
Maurice and Lulu
Maurice Gibb, pictured here with his wife, British pop singer Lulu, was known as “the quiet one” among the Bee Gees – he was much less of a front man than his brothers Robin and Barry. He played bass guitar, guitar, keyboards and harmonica, and was a key part of the Bee Gees’ songwriting, arranging and recording. He died at 53 after emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage.
Andy Gibb, far left, eats a cherry from his birthday cake at a party given by his family March 6, 1979, at his home in Miami Beach, Fla. Andy is pictured with his brothers, from left, Robin, Barry and Maurice.413
The Bee Gees and Burns
Brothers Maurice, Robin and Barry starred as members of the re-formed band in the 1978 musical film “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” From left: Robin, Peter Frampton, George Burns (1896 – 1996), Maurice and Barry.
Teen idol Andy Gibb set hearts aflutter across the world while still a teenager himself. He was just 18 when he released his first single, “I Just Want to Be Your Everything.” The song was a No. 1 hit, bumping his brothers’ hot track “Stayin’ Alive” from the top of the chart.
The Gibb Family
The Gibb family was full of musicians – their father, Hugh, was a drummer and bandleader and their mother, Barbara, was a dance band vocalist. Clockwise from top left in 1970, Maurice, Barry, Robin, Barbara, Andy and Hugh (1916 – 1992).
The Bee Gees and Princess Di
Britain’s Princess Diana meets brothers Robin (from left), Maurice and Barry Gibb, March 23, 1989, at the Cafe Royal, London, when she launched Capital Radio’s 14th year of Help a London Child appeal.
In this May 24, 2007 photo, Robin Gibb arrives at the Grosvenor House in London to attend the Ivor Novello Awards. Robin died at 62 after a long battle against cancer.
Disco superstars the Bee Gees in the sparkling glory of the 1970s.
Andy Gibb released such classic pop songs as “I Just Want To Be Your Everything,” “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water” and “Shadow Dancing.” He also starred in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Broadway and hosted TV’s Solid Gold in the early 1980s. Sadly, years of cocaine use weakened his heart, and he died of an infection shortly before turning 30.
Brothers and Friends
The Gibb brothers in New York in 1979 with their manager. From left: Maurice, Barry, Robert Stigwood, Andy and Robin.
The Doctors Gibb
Barry, left, and Robin pose for pictures after receiving honorary degrees in May 2004 from the University of Manchester, in Manchester, England. The Gibb brothers, members of the band the Bee Gees, also accepted a posthumous degree on behalf of their brother Maurice who died in 2003.