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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Post 326 - Marcia Hines,Brian Cadd,Max Merritt & Doug Parkinson - To Love Somebody (a tribute to Maurice Gibb)


On the 12th of January we mourned the death of Maurice Ernest Gibb, born on the 22nd of December 1949. He was born in the Isle of Man, the twin brother of Robin Gibb, and younger brother to Barry. The Bee Gees got their start in Australia, and found major success when they returned to England. The Bee Gees became one of the most successful pop groups of all time. Maurice Gibb died at a Miami Beach, Florida, hospital on 12 January 2003 of complications resulting from a twisted intestine (volvulus). His brothers Barry and Robin retired the name Bee Gees for a time, declining to perform as a group. However, as time passed, they decided to perform occasionally under the Bee Gees banner. Here to download is a single released by Marcia Hines, Brian Cadd, Max Merritt & Doug Parkinson paying tribute to Maurice with the Bee Gee hit "To Love Somebody" (70192) for Universal Records. The single was produced by Billy Thorpe & Mark Opitz in 2003 at Electric Mountain Studios Sydney. Away from the Bee Gees, Maurice recorded an unreleased solo album in 1970. Maurice's last project was to produce an album's worth of songs written and sung by his daughter Samantha, which finally appeared in 2005 under the name M E G - Maurice's initials.

1 comment:

AussieRock said...

Thanks for this Ozzie - I'm a big Bee Gee's fan so I'm really going to enjoy this tribute
By the way, I just purchased the Ultimate Bee Gees collection (2CD/1DVD) from JB HiFi for $12.99 - it is fantastic value.
Cheers to you and Mrs Ozzie