Maurice Ernest Gibb (; 22 December 1949 – 12 January 2003) was a British musician, singer, songwriter and record producer who achieved fame as a member of the Bee Gees. Although his elder brother Barry Gibb and fraternal twin brother Robin Gibb were the group's main lead singers, most of their albums included at least one or two songs featuring Maurice's lead vocals, including "Lay It on Me", "Country Woman" and "On Time". The Bee Gees were one of the most successful pop-rock groups of all time.Gibb started his music career in 1955 in Manchester, England at the age of six joining the skiffle-rock and roll group the Rattlesnakes, which later evolved into the Bee Gees in 1958 after spending three years in Manchester when they moved to Australia. They returned to England, where they achieved worldwide fame. In 2002, the Bee Gees were appointed as CBEs for their "contribution to music". Following Gibb's unexpected death in 2003, his son collected his award at Buckingham Palace in 2004.Maurice Gibb's earliest musical influences included the Everly Brothers, Cliff Richard, and Paul Anka; the Mills Brothers and the Beatles were significant later influences. During the Bee Gees' temporary break-up in 1969–1970, Maurice released his first solo single, "Railroad", but his first solo album, The Loner, has never been released.
Maurice Ernest Gibb
22 December 1949
|Died||12 January 2003 (aged 53)|
(m. 1969; div. 1973)
|Origin||Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom|
Maurice Ernst Gibb was a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was a member of the Bee Gees, a British rock-pop band. Barry and Robin, his brothers, were also in the same band. Maurice was a multi-instrumentalist for the band, which went on to become one of the most successful musical ensembles of all time. Apart from gaining notoriety, the band has received a number of awards. His family had a musical bent; his father, Hugh Gibb, was a well-known musician in his day. The three brothers were born in the Isle of Man and began their careers in Australia before returning to London in the late 1960s to be a part of the thriving music scene there. They became popular among the masses with hits like 'New York Mining Disaster 1941' in 1967, and their first attempt at releasing a full-fledged album, 'Bee Gees First: The Album,' reached the top 10 on charts in both the UK and the US. The band became the archetype of commercially successful but critically average performers after experiencing ups and downs during their career. When Maurice had a falling out with his brothers, he attempted to record a solo album, but it failed miserably. Maurice died at the age of 53 after suffering a heart attack while undergoing intestinal surgery.
He married pop singer Lulu on February 18, 1969; after their divorce on August 21, 1975, he remarried Yvonne Spencely on October 17, 1975. He had two children, Samantha and Adam.
He grew up in a Brisbane neighborhood that was razed to make way for Brisbane Airport. The Rattlesnakes were his first band.
He is a Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
At the age of 54,
Maurice Gibb height is 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m).
He and former Beatles member Ringo Starr were close friends.
● Maurice Gibb was born on December 22, 1949 (age 53) in England ● He is a celebrity singer ● His popular songs are Stayin' AliveSaturday Night Fever · 1977, How Deep Is Your LoveSaturday Night Fever · 1977 and Too Much HeavenSpirits Having Flown · 1979 ● He died on January 12, 2003, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL● He had 2 children Samantha Gibb, Adam Gibb● His spouse is Yvonne Gibb (m. 1975–2003), Lulu (m. 1969)● His height is 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
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