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Maurice Gibb

Bee Gees Guitarist Maurice Gibb

Profession: Bee Gees Guitarist


Biography: Achieved international fame as guitarist of the Bee Gees.

Although his brothers Barry and Robin Gibb were the band's primary lead vocalists, most of the groups albums included at least one or two of his compositions.

Born: December 22, 1949
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: January 12, 2003 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

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Married Life

  • 1969-02-18 Scottish pop singer Lulu (20) weds British rock musician Maurice Gibb (19); divorce in 1973
  • 1975-10-17 Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

Historical Events

  • 1968-03-17 Bee Gees make their US TV debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" performing "To Love Somebody" and "Words"
  • 1978-01-21 Bee Gees' album "Saturday Night Fever" goes #1 for 24 weeks
  • 1978-07-21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film starring The Bee Gees, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC
  • 1997-05-06 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Bee Gees; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills and Nash; The Jackson Five; Joni Mitchell; Parliament-Funkadelic; The (Young) Rascals; Mahalia Jackson; Bill Monroe; and Syd Nathan

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