Maurice Gibb

Maurice Gibb

Creative and Dreams Music Network and Fred Cannon are proud to honor the legacy of legendary musician, singer and songwriter Maurice Gibb.

Maurice Gibb, his twin brother Robin and older brother Barry comprised the Bee Gees, one of the most successful bands in music history. Maurice played the keyboard, guitar, bass and percussion and sang the high notes in the group’s three-part harmonies. He also wrote or co-wrote many of the group’s hit songs.

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have sold more records than the Bee Gees. As a group, their career spanned more than forty years.

Born in Douglas, Isle of Man in 1949, Maurice Gibb and his family moved to Manchester, England in 1955 when he and Robin were five years old. That same year, Maurice, his brothers and two of their friends formed their first band, The Rattlesnakes. The band broke up shortly before the family relocated to Australia in 1958. There the Gibb brothers experienced success as a teen pop group. In the mid 1960s, they returned to England and earned international success with their songs, “1941 New York Mining Disaster,” “Massachusetts,” “To Love Somebody,” and their first U.S. No. 1 hit “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.” In 1967, their first album, Bee Gees First, achieved Top Ten status in the U.S. and the UK.

In 1975, the Bee Gees launched their disco sound with their album, Main Course, which yielded their second U.S. No. 1 hit “Jive Talkin’” and No. 7 hit “Nights on Broadway.” Their next album, Children of the World, included the hit “You Should be Dancing.”

Maurice Gibb

Maurice and wife Yvonne

The Bee Gees are best known for their 1977 contributions to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, the highest-selling album in recording history at that time. To date, it is one of the top five best-selling soundtrack albums. “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever” all reached No. 1 in the United States and in many countries around the world.

At one point in 1978, the Gibb brothers were responsible for writing and/or performing nine of the songs in the Billboard Hot 100. In all, the Gibbs placed 13 singles onto the Hot 100 in 1978, with 12 making the Top 40. They received the 1978 Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Group Grammy for “How Deep Is Your Love,” the 1979 Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Grammy for “Saturday Night Fever,” the 1979 Best Arrangement of Voices Grammy for “Stayin’ Alive,” the 1979 Album of the Year Grammy for “Saturday Night Fever” and the 1979 Producer of the Year Grammy for “Saturday Night Fever.”

The Bee Gees continued to produce great albums following the release of Saturday Night Fever. Some of those albums included Spirits Having Flown and E.S.P. They also wrote and produced songs throughout the 1980s for such major artists as Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Barbara Streisand, Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick.  

Maurice Gibb

Maurice with son Adam, wife Yvonne, and daughter Samantha

In 1994, the Bee Gees were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2000, the group received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2003, they received the Grammy Legend Award. The following year, they received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award for “Saturday Night Fever.” In 2002, the Bee Gees were appointed Commanders of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for their contributions to music. On May 15, 2007, the Bee Gees were named BMI Icons at the 55th annual BMI Pop Awards. Collectively, Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb have earned 109 BMI Awards.

In 2001, the brothers released their 23rd and final album together This Is Where I Came In.

Maurice passed away in Miami, Florida at the age of 53 on Jan. 12, 2003. More than 10 years after his death, his legacy lives on through the music of the Bee Gees and his family.

For more information about Maurice Gibb, please contact us at info@creativeanddreams.com.

“We are privileged to honor this incredible legend and a great friend!” -Fred Cannon

“Alone”

“How Deep Is Your Love”

“New York Mining Disaster 1941”

“Closer Than Close”

“Massachusetts” (Live 1997)

“Massachusetts” (1967)

Sexy Maurice Gibb

“Adam’s Dream”

Bee Gees in 1960

“Blowing in the Wind”

“Word”

“Tragedy”

“Man in the Middle”

The Beauty of Maurice Gibb

Maurice Gibb – Happy and Sad Moments