Maurice Gibb

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Legal name: Maurice Ernest Gibb


Maurice Ernest Gibb, CBE (/ˈmɔrɪs/ (22 December 1949 – 12 January 2003) was a musician, singer, songwriter and record producer who achieved international fame as guitarist, bassist and keyboardist of the Bee Gees. Although his brothers Barry and Robin Gibb were the band's primary lead vocalists, most of the groups albums included at least one or two Maurice Gibb compositions, including "Lay It on Me", "Country Woman" and "On Time". The Bee Gees were one of the most successful rock-pop groups ever.

Born on the Isle of Man, he started his music career in 1955 in Manchester, England, joining the skiffle-rock and roll group the Rattlesnakes that later evolved into the Bee Gees in 1958 when they moved to Australia. They returned to England, where they achieved worldwide fame. In 2002, the Bee Gees were appointed as CBEs for their "contribution to music", and following his death in 2003, Maurice's son collected his award at Buckingham Palace in 2004.

Gibb's earliest musical influences included The Everly Brothers, Cliff Richard and Paul Anka; The Mills Brothers and the Beatles were significant later influences. By 1964 he began his career as an instrumentalist, playing guitar on "Claustrophobia". After the band's break-up in 1969, Gibb released his first solo single "Railroad" but his first solo album The Loner has never been released.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2005 Gold Star Ballroom: Samba Various Artists 1
Synthesizer Feelings Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Tales From the Brothers Gibb: A History in Song 1967-1990 Compilation Bee Gees 3
1996 Momentos Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 The Magical Sound of the Panpipes Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 The Greatest Hits Compilation Lulu 1
2005 Die größten Musical Hits Compilation Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Au Coeur des comédies musicales, Volume 3 Compilation Soundtrack Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Soundtrack Various Artists 2
1987 Grands thèmes du cinéma Soundtrack Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Classic Love at the Movies Compilation Various Artists 1

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