(From left to right: Robin, Maurice & Barry Gibb)
This past week has seen the death of two performers who played an important role in the success of disco music back in the 70s: Donna Summer and Robin Gibb, one of the members of the brother band Bee Gees. Here's some information about them and a song of each.
LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by the stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer-songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. She had a mezzo-soprano vocal range, and was a five-timeGrammy Award winner. Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the U.S. Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States.
Robin Hugh Gibb, CBE (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a British singer and songwriter. He is best known as a member of the Bee Gees, co-founded with his twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry
Bee Gees were a musical group which originally comprised three brothers: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording music, but they had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a pop act in the late 1960s/early 1970s, and as prominent performers of the disco music era in the late 1970s.
It has been estimated that the Bee Gees' career record sales total more than 220 million,making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. They were inducted into theRock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Following Maurice's sudden death in January 2003, Barry and Robin Gibb retired the group's name after 45 years of activity.
Video+lyrics "LAST DANCE", Donna Summer:
Lyrics | Donna Summer lyrics - Last Dance lyrics
Video+lyrics "STAYING ALIVE", Bee Gees:
Lyrics | Soundtracks lyrics - Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees lyrics