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Name: Robin Gibb  
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Date of Birth: 22nd December 1949
Place of Birth: Douglas, Isle of Man
Profession: Composer
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Robin Gibb

Robin Hugh Gibb was born December 22, 1949, in Douglas, Isle of Man, the twin of Maurice Gibb (1949-2003). He became one-third of the singing/songwriting trio that forms the backbone of the musical group, the Bee Gees.

Traditionally, Robin's role in the group has been one of singer, for which he vied constantly with his elder brother Barry Gibb during the group's first period of British success in the late 1960s. This eventually resulted in Robin leaving the group to begin a solo career. Meanwhile, there were rumours of drug problems, and his parents threatened to have him made a ward of court (the age of consent at that time being 21, and Robin only 19).

Although initially successful, with a number 2 hit, Saved by the Bell, his album, "Robin's Reign", was less successful, and he found that being a solo artist was less than satisfying. He returned to the group and mended the breach with his family. During the 1980s, he released three further solo albums ("How Old Are You", "Secret Agent", and "Walls Have Eyes") which were more successful in Continental Europe than in the UK or USA.

Robin's first wife, Molly, was a secretary in Robert Stigwood's organisation when they met. They had two children, Spencer and Melissa, but they eventually divorced after years of living separate lives, with Robin almost permanently in the USA and Molly remaining in the UK. Robin's second wife, Dwina Murphy, is an artist, and they have a son, Robin John.

In 1994, Robin Gibb was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 1997 the Bee Gees were inducted as a group into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Robin's latest solo album, Magnet, was released in Germany on January 27, 2003 (Label: SPV), and worldwide shortly afterwards. It features the old Bee Gees classic Wish You Were Here in a new acoustic version - on that track he is joined by his brothers Barry and Maurice.

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