Archive for the Bee Gees

Robin Gibb, R.I.P.

Posted in News with tags , , , on May 20, 2012 by 30daysout

Robin Gibb, left, with older brother Barry (center) and twin brother Maurice during the disco heyday of the Bee Gees.

After a long battle with cancer, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has died. He was 62 years old.

Los Angeles Times reporting on Robin Gibb’s death

MP3: “New York Mining Disaster 1941” by the Bee Gees

MP3: “Massachusetts” by the Bee Gees

MP3: “I Gotta Get A Message To You” by the Bee Gees

MP3: “Holiday” by the Bee Gees

MP3: “Lonely Days” by the Bee Gees

MP3: “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” by the Bee Gees

Bad Career Moves, Part 1

Posted in Rock Rant with tags , , , , , on July 23, 2009 by 30daysout

Bee Gees

It’s no secret that rock stars aren’t the best businessmen (and women) in the world.   The very few rock stars who have also “made it” in the world of business are not those you would have expected – Jimmy Buffett, for example, has managed to parlay his business ventures (Margaritaville restaurants, deals with satellite radio and clothing) into an $80 million a year fortune.  You know about Kiss’ Gene Simmons and all of his varied business deals, which earn a mint.  And there are many young people today who think Jerry Garcia is just some guy who designs ties.

But despite their business sense (or lack of it) almost all of  the biggest rock gods and goddesses have made stupid decisions when it comes to choosing projects for themselves – the longer the career, the more time one has to make a fool of him or herself at least once.   Bruce Springsteen and U2, for example, just this year put out mediocre albums but nothing truly embarrassing (some may argue that point over Bruce’s “Outlaw Pete,” but whatever).  So over the next few days we’ll look at a few of the truly mortifying what-the-hell-was-he (she)-thinking moments from rock history:

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