R.I.P. Robin Gibb

Disco took another hit this week with the death of Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, one of the biggest Disco acts of all time. He passed away yesterday due to cancer at the age of 62. The Bee Gees are known for their impeccable harmonies and accessible brand of Disco. They have sold over 100 million records and in a 2 year span in the late 70s racked up 6 consecutive #1 singles.

Some of their hits include “You Should Be Dancing”, “Stayin’ Alive”, “More Than A Woman”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Emotion” and more. Some of those hits come from the 70s Disco film “Saturday Night Fever” starring John Travolta. The soundtrack for the movie won Album of the Year at the Grammys in 1979. They also starred in the 1978 film adaptation of the Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, which had a little “Abbey Road” thrown in for good measure.

As I write this post I am listening to the Bee Gees and realizing how many great hits they had and how Disco got a really bad wrap over the years. Between the death of Donna Summers and now Robin Gibb, I’ve been listening to more Disco than usual and it’s hard to not get caught up in these awesome, funky Disco grooves. What can I say, I got Disco fever!!! A lot of us did at some point and that is due in large part to the Bee Gees and Donna Summer, of which we have been dealt two loses from in one week. R.I.P. Robin Gibb.


Song Of The Day: 2/9/12 (A Day In The Life)

The next Grammy winner for Album of the Year, I wanted to share with everyone is The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, which is considered by many to be one of the best albums ever recorded and I must say, I TOTALLY agree!!! It’s definitely my #2 album to ever win the award. My very favorite album to ever win the award will be revealed in the days to come. Can you guess what it might be? The Beatles won the award for “Sgt. Pepper’s” back in 1968. The album was the 10th to ever receive the honor. The song of the day I will be sharing from the album is the beautiful “A Day In The Life”. Just listen……