Robin Gibb

The crystalline vibrato of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Robin Gibb was a key factor in four decades of hit songs by the Bee Gees, alongside brothers Barry and Maurice. In addition to co-writing nearly all of the ... Read more »
Born: 12/22/1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man, , GB


Music (62)

A Long Way Down 2014 (Movie)

("Tragedy") (Song)

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") (Song)

Ted 2012 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection 2012 (Movie)

("Guilty") (Song)

50/50 2011 (Movie)

("To Love Somebody") (Song)

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

("You Should Be Dancing") (Song)

Despicable Me 2010 (Movie)

("You Should Be Dancing") (Song)

I Love You Phillip Morris 2010 (Movie)

("To Love Somebody") (Song)

The Book of Eli 2010 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") (Song)

The Bounty Hunter 2010 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive (Teddybears Remix)") (Song)

The Fighter 2010 (Movie)

("I Started A Joke") (Song)

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

("We Trying To Stay Alive") (Song)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 (Movie)

"Stayin' Alive" (Song)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 (Movie)

("More Than A Woman") (Song)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

("Staying Alive") (Song)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

("How Deep Is Your Love") (Song)

Young@Heart 2008 (Movie)

("Staying Alive") (Song)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") (Song)

Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive" [LP Version]) (Song)

Chicken Little 2005 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Madagascar 2005 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Roll Bounce 2005 (Movie)

("Emotion") (Song)

A Guy Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Islands In The Stream") (Song)

Anger Management 2003 (Movie)

("How Deep Is Your Love") (Song)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("Wedding Day") (Song)

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? 2001 (Movie)

("Night Fever") (Song)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

("Islands in the Stream") (Song)

The Virgin Suicides 2000 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") (Song)

Vertical Limit 2000 (Movie)

("Only One Woman") (Song)

Baby Geniuses 1999 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Big Daddy 1999 (Movie)

("If I Can't Have You") (Song)

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 (Movie)

("We Trying to Stay Live (contains 'Stayin' Live')") (Song)

Mystery Men 1999 (Movie)

("Night Fever") (Song)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend a Broken Heart") (Song)

A Night At the Roxbury 1998 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

("Ghetto Supastar (contains 'Islands in the Stream')") (Song)

Hurricane Streets 1998 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Paulie 1998 (Movie)

("Staying Alive") (Song)

Donnie Brasco 1997 (Movie)

("How Deep Is Your Love") (Song)

Playing God 1997 (Movie)

("Jive Talking") (Song)

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 (Movie)

("Staying Alive") (Song)

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

("Staying Alive") (Song)

Swingers 1996 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Carlito's Way 1993 (Movie)

("You Should Be Dancing") (Song)

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Cadillac Man 1990 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Hawks 1989 (Movie)

songs("Celebration de la Vie (theme from Hawks)" "Chain Reaction") (Song)

Look Who's Talking 1989 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Penn & Teller Get Killed 1989 (Movie)

("I Started a Joke") (Song)

Ursula and Glenys 1984 (Movie)

("Islands in the Stream") (Song)

Staying Alive 1983 (Movie)

songs("The Woman in You" "I Love You Too Much" "Breakout" "Someone Belonging to Someone" "Life Goes On" "Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Blastfighter 1982 (Movie)

("Evening Star") (Song)

Neighbors 1981 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Times Square 1980 (Movie)

("Help Me") (Song Performer)

Times Square 1980 (Movie)


Luna 1979 (Movie)

("Night Fever") (Song)

Foul Play 1978 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 (Movie)

("Oh! Darling") (Song Performer)

Saturday Night Fever 1977 (Movie)

("How Deep Is Your Love" "Night Fever" "Staying Alive" "You Should Be Dancing" "If I Can't Have You" "More Than a Woman") (Song)

The Stud 1977 (Movie)

("Emotions") (Song)

The Wrong Man (TV Show)

Actor (12)

A Capitol Fourth (2004) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The Kumars At No. 42 (BBC) 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)


The Bee Gees Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Bee Gees in Concert 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


The Bee Gees: This Is Where I Came In 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


VH1 Salutes The Bee Gees 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Roy Orbison Anthology 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The Bee Gees -- One Night Only 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


The Bee Gees: Going Home 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 (Movie)

Dave Henderson (Actor)


The crystalline vibrato of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Robin Gibb was a key factor in four decades of hit songs by the Bee Gees, alongside brothers Barry and Maurice. In addition to co-writing nearly all of the band's greatest songs - from 1960s-era hits like "To Love Somebody" and "Massachusetts," to their record-breaking disco and funk songs of the 1970s for the Saturday Night Fever (1977) soundtrack - Robin's high, precise harmonies with his brothers helped sell some 220 million records, a figure comparable only to Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Michael Jackson. Save for a brief period in 1969, Gibb was present for the momentous highs, but also the intense lows of the Bee Gees' career, which culminated in 1988 with the death of baby brother Andy Gibb, and then in 2003 with the death of his twin, Maurice Gibb. However, to the delight of fans worldwide, Robin and Barry announced in 2009 that they would resume recording new songs. But the promise of new music never materialized due to mounting health issues for the singer. Still, the contributions of Robin Gibb and his brothers to pop music were almost without peer and were some of the most successful ever recorded.


Andy Gibb Actor

Born March 5, 1958 Died March 10, 1988

Barry Gibb Song

Born Sept. 1, 1946

Lesley Gibb

Born Jan. 12, 1945

Hugh Gibb

Died March 5, 1991 on his late son Andy Gibb's birthday; buried close to Andy

Maurice Gibb Song

Born Dec. 22, 1949; fraternal twin of Robin Died Jan. 12, 2003

Barbara Gibb Actor

Born in Manchester, England; lived in Australia from 1958-67; moved to the U.S. in 1978

Molly Hullis

Married Dec. 4, 1968 Divorced in October 1982

Dwina Murphy-Gibb Executive Producer

Married July 31, 1985



Featured in the documentary "Bee Gees: In Our Own Time"


Released the holiday album Robin Gibb – My Favorite Carols


Released solo album Magnet


Appeared on Fox's "American Idol" as a guest judge; returned in 2010 as a performer


The Bee Gees performed last concert as a trio at the Love and Hope Ball


Recorded the Bee Gees' 22nd studio album This is Where I Came In; the group's last album as a trio


Released the live album One Night Only; recorded during a 1997 concert in Las Vegas, NV


Landed first Bee Gees album in the Top 20 since the 1970s with Still Waters


The Bee Gees inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


The Bee Gees inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame


Released the Bee Gees' box set Tales from the Brothers Gibb


With the Bee Gees, returned to the Top 10 with the title track and album One; album featured a song dedicated to their late brother Andy titled "Wish You Were Here"


With brothers, wrote and produced Diana Ross' album Eaten Alive; featured the title track, co-written with Michael Jackson


Co-produced the successful soundtrack to the "Saturday Night Fever" sequel "Staying Alive"


With brothers, penned the No. 1 duet "Islands in the Stream" for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton


Released the moderately successful solo albums How Old Are You? and Secret Agent


With the Bee Gees, co-starred with Peter Frampton in "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," a musical film based on The Beatles' 1967 album of the same name


Released the successful live album Here at Last...Bee Gees...Live


The Bee Gees penned and performed several songs for Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track; album spent 24 straight weeks at No. 1; spawned the hit singles "Stayin' Alive," "More Than a Woman," "How Deep Is Your Love," and "Night Feve


Band unveiled a new sound and topped the U.S. charts once again with "Jive Talkin'"


At Eric Clapton's suggestion, relocated with brothers to Miami, FL to record


Group landed at No. 1 on the U.S. charts with the ballad "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart"; Al Green covered the track in 1972


The Bee Gees reunite; released the album 2 Years On


Quit the Bee Gees after the group releases Barry's "First of May" (over his "Lamplight") as the first single off the album Odessa; released solo single "Saved By the Bell"


Released debut solo album Robin's Reign


The Bee Gees reached No. 6 on the U.S. charts with "I Started a Joke," written and mainly sung by Robin


Charted in the U.S. and U.K. with the Top 20 singles "New York Mining Disaster 1941" and "To Love Somebody"


The Bee Gees landed first Australian No. 1 with "Spicks and Specks"


Released the group's debut album The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs


First televised appearance of the Bee Gees, "Country and Western Hour" (on Australia's NWS 9)


With family, moved to Queensland, Australia following the birth of his youngest brother Andy


Moved to Manchester, England with family

Formed musical group with brothers Robin and Maurice; called themselves the Rattlesnakes, then Wee Johnny Hayes & the Bluecats, and finally the Bee Gees

Made public singing debut with brothers Barry and Maurice at a local theater

Bonus Trivia


On May 2, 2004, Gibb was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) at Buckingham Palace, along with his brother Barry and their nephew Adam, who collected the award in honor of his late father, Maurice.


On Oct. 13, 2011, Gibb, accompanied by his wife Dwina, was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford to undergo tests for abdominal pain and was treated for inflammation of the colon. In November 2011, it was revealed that the singer had been diagnosed with liver cancer.


Gibb fell into a coma in April 2012 after battling pneumonia. He woke up from the coma a week after. Gibb's doctor said the singer was battling advanced colorectal cancer.