As an instrumentalist, Gibb primarily played a variety of keyboards, notably piano, organ and Mellotron on the Bee Gees album Odessa (1969); he also played acoustic guitar and organ on his debut solo album Robin's Reign (1970). He was the fraternal twin of Maurice Gibb and was the older of the two by 35 minutes.
Apart from Maurice, he had one sister, Lesley Evans, and two brothers, Barry and Andy.
Another neighbour, Helen Kenney was living in Douglas Head as Kenney recalls "Barry and the twins used to come into Mrs. The band consisted of Barry on guitar and vocals, Robin and Maurice on vocals, Paul Frost on drums and Kenny Horrocks on tea-chest bass, and the quintet performed in local theatres in Manchester, their influences at that time such as The Everly Brothers, Cliff Richard and Paul Anka.
Beck's house and we would mind them, Robin once said to me, 'We're going to be rich one day, we're going to form a band! In May 1958, it was disbanded as Frost and Horrocks left, and the name changed to Wee Johnny Hayes and the Blue Cats.
In August 1958, the family travelled to Australia on the same ship as Australian musician Red Symons.
"Robin is such a highly strung person, he was bound to snap eventually. Yet, instead of sitting back after his songs have been recorded, he immediately turns to new writing.
We have just come back from holiday but he never moved out of his hotel room. But in both places, while Barry went sightseeing, Robin just stayed in his room writing songs. So he gets tense and tired, with the result that he collapsed last week.
We may be twins, but I'm not a bit like him." The group's first period of British success in the late 1960s started with "New York Mining Disaster 1941" and the band added drummer Colin Petersen and guitarist Vince Melouney to make the group as a band.They toured the Europe in 19 as well as US in August 1968.The band's first UK #1 was "Massachusetts" which features Gibb on lead vocal.(22 December 1949 – ) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as a member of the group Bee Gees.He gained worldwide fame with his brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb (Robin's twin). Robin Gibb also had his own successful solo career.Gibb was born on the Isle of Man to English parents, Hugh and Barbara Gibb; the family later moved to Manchester (where Andy was born) before settling in Redcliffe, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia.