Honored by the British Empire, Robin Hugh Gibb was a British singer and songwriter. Together, with his brothers Maurice and Barry, he formed the Bee Gees, a group that led the sounds of the disco era of the 1970’s. The 62 year old succumbed to Cancer on Sunday May 20. Over 40 of those years, Robin Gibb performed with his brothers, as a solo, and appeared as a guest on numerous TV shows.
Five songs performed by the Bee Gees appear in Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, a 1977 film that stars John Travolta. It epitomized the popular disco era.
In 2004, the Bee Gees were honored with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
In 2012, Gibb co-wrote the Requiem of the Titanic, in memory of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic.