BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX     

BBC News World Edition
    You are in: Entertainment  
News Front Page
Africa
Americas
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Middle East
South Asia
UK
Business
Entertainment
Science/Nature
Technology
Health
-------------
Talking Point
-------------
Country Profiles
In Depth
-------------
Programmes
-------------
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
EDITIONS
 Sunday, 12 January, 2003, 09:35 GMT
Maurice Gibb: A life in pictures
Pop star Maurice Gibb, who has died at the age of 53, enjoyed decades of success with his brothers as a member of the Bee Gees.

(l to r) Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb with (front) Vince Melouney and Colin Petersen in 1967
1967 saw the breakthrough for Robin, Barry and Maurice (back, l to r, with bandmates Vince and Colin), with a string of hits

Lulu and Maurice Gibb on their wedding day 1969
Maurice, by then hugely famous, married singer Lulu in 1969, but they split in 1973 as he struggled with alcoholism

Maurice Gibb in 1970
In the 1970s, the Bee Gees moved to the US and hit the pinnacle of their career as disco swept the world

The band at Paramount Studios in 1977 for the Saturday Night Fever premiere
The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack sold 30m copies worldwide

Andy Gibb eats a cherry from his birthday cake held by Maurice, in Florida 1979
Maurice wrote many of the band's hit songs, and his high vocals helped their unique harmonies

The Bee Gees at Heathrow in 1987
The 1980s saw the brothers move into writing and producing, before 1987 come-back hit You Win Again

Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Tony Blackburn on Top of the Pops 1988
In the 1990s, the Gibbs received numerous awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bruno Brookes with the Bee Gees, Maurice, Robin and Barry Gibb after performing the song How Do I Fall In Love Part 1 on Top of the Pops  in 1994
By this point they had reached "legend" status and their songs were being covered by numerous young bands

Maurice Gibb singing in 1998
World-wide record sales for the band exceeded 110 million, and they were awarded CBEs in 2002

Maurice Gibb

Key Stories

IN PICTURES

TALKING POINT

ON TOP OF THE POPS
See also:

12 Jan 03 | Entertainment
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more Entertainment stories are at the foot of the page.


 E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Entertainment stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East |
South Asia | UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature |
Technology | Health | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |
Programmes