Maurice Gibb

(Maurice Ernest Gibb)

Maurice Gibb
Maurice Gibb
  • Born: December 22, 1949
  • Died: January 12, 2003
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

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Maurice Ernest Gibb CBE was a British musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, who achieved fame as a member of the pop group Bee Gees. Although his brothers Barry and Robin Gibb were the group's main lead singers, most of their albums included at least one or two compositions by Maurice, including "Lay It on Me", "Country Woman", and "On Time". The Bee Gees were one of the most successful rock-pop groups ever. Gibb's role in the group focused on melody and arrangements, providing backing vocal harmony and playing a variety of instruments.

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America? They had a good girl singer, Janis Joplin.
As an alcoholic, you have no appreciation for your wife or your children's feelings, but I'm making up for that now. I'm winning my children's trust back. Trust
Barry seems to be more flamboyant merely because he gets more interviews to talk about it.
Elton wanted a garden. They were building all afternoon while we were rehearsing. And then they built a fountain for Elton. And he said, I was only joking!
Everybody who knows us knows we always have a good time. Time
Finally, I found a program that's put my troubles behind me.
FOr a while, I'd never had the opportunity to prove on TV that I could play the piano.
Harmonies are nice.
I heard my brother's voice even though we were apart. I then answered the phone and found him on the line.
I suppose being his twin made me understand Robin that much more easily.
I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us. So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.
I was always the one left behind. Out in the streets, when they saw me they'd say, That's just one of the Bee Gees.
I was always the sexy bass player in the background while Robin stood centre. Barry and I played it up a bit, gave 'em a bit of thigh.
I write the music because I can't really write lyrics. But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of. So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to. Music, Chants & Rapps
I'll be honest. We copied everyone... the Beatles, the Bachelors. It was the only way people would even listen to you.
I'm not a big blues fan, but I don't know anyone who doesn't dig B.B. King.
I'm quite proud of my piano playing. Robin's never played a note on the piano at our recording sessions. I just wish I could be appreciated musically now.
It's very hard to write a song alone. It's only by jamming that you can get a song together.
Jim Morrison's very good looking, but I don't like this version of the song. The Feliciano version is better.
No one knew me until I met my wife Lulu. Lulu's mother used to ask, Which one is Maurice? For six months she thought Lulu was dating Barry.
Robin had always wanted to go solo, so when it happened I wasn't angry at all. I understood the situation. But Barry is so full of pride and couldn't understand why Robin had done it.
Robin hasn't got a big nose - but I can soon arrange that.
So many groups fail because they spend all their time in the clubs. Work pours in and they can't handle it because of late-night drinking. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The most important thing about recovery is to pass the message on.
They don't bother too much with the balance and things on blues records.
Tiny Tim? Anyone could sing like that. It's atrocious. It's hideous, really.
We don't mind being ripped apart, but don't rip the songs apart. They're like our kids.
We expected to have a good time with Clive Anderson 'cause I've always liked him, his shows. Time
We worked for 11 years to get where we are today, and I want to take our work seriously so that later on I'll be able to appreciate the money we've made. Money, Coins & Minting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
When Andy died, I just drank to dumb my mind.
When we write, we complement each other. We wrote six songs, Barry and I, while Robin was ill during the American tour, and they were terrible until Robin came back, and then everything worked out.

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