Gibb had found it particularly difficult to come to terms with the death of his twin, describing him as
“part of the fabric of my life”.
The Bee Gees are second only to Lennon and McCartney as the most successful songwriting unit in British popular music.
Robin and Maurice were born on the Isle of Man to English parents on December 22, 1949, three years after their brother Barry.
The trio started out as a child act encouraged by their father Hugh, a band leader, and their mother Barbara, a former singer. They continued performing when the family moved to Brisbane, Australia, in 1958.
They took the name Bee Gees, an abbreviation of Brothers Gibb, signed to the Australian label Festival Records and released a series of singles written by Barry while in their teenage years, before later returning to seek success in the UK.