The Bee Gees were a pioneer with highlights of tight harmonies and vibrato vocals. Robin and Barry had their own signature sound, leading to them being one of the most important and influential acts in pop music history. The band has been referred to as The Disco Kings, The Kings of Dance Music, and many more, but now the only surviving member of the iconic group is Barry Gibb.
The band was founded in 1958 by Barry Gibb with his brothers Robin and Maurice. They were the group’s core and celebrated their major success through the 60s and 70s. But at the moment, the only person in the group is Barry Gibb. And he always talks about his brothers’ death.
Back in 2017, during an interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, he opened up on losing his three brothers, Robin, Andy, and Maurice. He said, “We were a group for 45 years. We were glued to each other so if I thought something, they knew and if they thought something, I knew. It happened with Andy when he was only 30 and that was a heartbreaker. That was destroying for the whole family because the whole family really hadn’t witnessed losing anyone.”
His brother Andy passed away back in 1988 and it was shortly after celebrating his 30th Birthday. He was very young and it had a big effect on the singer and his family. He explained, “We were forever changed. I don’t think we were ever the same as three brothers because we’d lost Andy. Especially at such a young age and such a beautiful person. Andy and I were very much alike in that we loved the same things. Maurice and Robin were twins but not alike and so they were closer to each other. Andy and I were closer to each other so we were together a lot.” He added, “Dad passed away a few years after that but really from a broken heart. Andy was his little light.”
Then he started to talk about the death of his brother Maurice. It was from a heart attack. He described Maurice as a “great family man, very outgoing person.” He added, “It was so quick. After losing Andy, that was crippling emotionally for all of us, for the whole family, and it wasn’t something you could understand, that someone could be there and gone in two days. I think he knew maybe for a few weeks that something was wrong and then it became very sudden and yes, what can you say? I can’t really say anything that makes any sense.”
Following that was his third brother’s death. Robin died back in 2012 after a battle with cancer. He said he experienced paranormal activity following his death. He said, “I saw Robin in my house in Miami walk across from the front door to the bar and I went to look and there was nobody there, maybe it’s in your own head but it was Robin. [It was a] nice experience, it wasn’t scary it was just, ‘Ooh there’s Rob.'”
This was back in 2017. Robin’s death was in 2012 and a few months later, Barry was interviewed. It was an interview with the Australian show Sunday Night. Barry also broke down in tears during the interview as back then he had not talked about the subject.
He said, “My greatest regret is that every brother I’ve lost was in a moment when we weren’t getting on, so I have to live with that and I’ll spend the rest of my life reflecting on that.”
“I’m the last man standing. I’ll never be able to understand that as I’m the eldest.”
“Nobody ever really know what the three of us felt about each other,” he added. “Only the three of us knew.
“It was such a unifying thing, the three of us became one person. We all had the same dream. Thats what I miss more than anything else.”