"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Remembering Maurice Gibb (1949-2003)
It's hard to believe that Maurice Gibb died in 2003. His death ended The Bee Gees! (His twin brother Robin died in May 2012)
Maurice usually sang background vocals, played bass, keyboards and co-wrote most the group's songs. He also worked on his brothers' solo 1980's LPs. He co-wrote the Gibb songs for Kenny Rogers ("Islands in the stream"), Barbara Streisand ("Guilty"), Diana Ross ("Chain reaction") and Dionne Warwick ("Heartbraker")!
He wasn't Barry, the girls' favorite.
He wasn't Robin, the one with the signature voice of so many Bee Gees' hits.
Maurice was in the background but had a lot to do with the group's wonderful arrangements. They called him "the man in the middle":