Maurice Gibb

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Maurice Gibb
Gibb on TopPop in 1973
Gibb on TopPop in 1973
Background information
Birth nameMaurice Ernest Gibb
Born(1949-12-22)22 December 1949
Isle of Man
Died12 January 2003(2003-01-12) (aged 53)
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
GenresRock, pop, country
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • bass guitar
  • keyboards
Years active1955–2003

Maurice Ernest Gibb, CBE (/ˈmɔːrɪs/; 22 December 1949 – 12 January 2003) was a British singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He was married to Scottish singer, Lulu, in 1969 but they split four years later.

Career[change | change source]

Gibb was a member of the British-Australian pop group The Bee Gees. Although his brothers Barry and Robin Gibb were the group's main lead singers, most of their albums included at least one or two compositions by Maurice, including "Lay It on Me", "Country Woman" and "On Time". The Bee Gees were one of the most successful rock-pop groups ever.[2]

Death[change | change source]

Gibb died of complications from a twisted intestine on 12 January 2003 in Miami Beach, Florida at the age of 53.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Maurice Gibb Biography". All Music. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. "The Bee Gees biography". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. 1997. Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  3. CandiottI, Susan (16 January 2003). "Gibb autopsy cites twisted intestine". CNN. Retrieved 22 December 2010.