From the Los Angeles Times:
Robin Gibb, a singer and songwriter who joined two of his brothers in forming the Bee Gees pop group that helped define the sound of the disco era with the best-selling 1977 soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever,” has died. He was 62.
Gibb died Sunday after battling cancer and while recuperating from intestinal surgery, family spokesman Doug Wright announced.
To hell with the disco era, there is the following 1968 song, which, with a voice that one astute fan said “sounded unhappy,” Robin Gibb could have written, sung, and then died a happy man 44 years ago:
And finally, listen to Robin Gibb sing the first verse to the great 1971 song, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, and then be thankful that Andy Williams turned the song down: