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Encyclopedia > Andy Gibb
Andy Gibb
Birth name Andrew Roy Gibb
Born March 5, 1958(1958-03-05)
Manchester, England
Origin Redcliffe, Australia
Died March 10, 1988 (aged 30)
Oxford, England
Genre(s) Pop, Disco
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1975 – 1988
Label(s) RSO, Polydor
Associated
acts
Bee Gees

Andy Gibb (March 5, 1958March 10, 1988) was an English-born Australian singer and teen idol, and the youngest brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, also known as the Bee Gees. He was noted for his good looks and vocal abilities.[attribution needed] Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... “Libel” redirects here. ... This article is about the day. ... Jan. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Redcliffe is both the name of a peninsula on the north-west of Moreton Bay in South East Queensland, Australia and the city located on the peninsula. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the music genre. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... This article is about the day. ... Jan. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Teen idol (disambiguation). ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (born December 22, 1949) is a singer and songwriter. ... Maurice Ernest Gibb CBE (December 22, 1949 – January 12, 2003), was a musician and singer-songwriter. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ...

Contents

The early years

Born Andrew Roy Gibb in Manchester, England, to Hugh and Barbara Gibb, his family emigrated to Australia within months of his birth, settling in Redcliffe, Queensland, Queensland, near Brisbane. This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Redcliffe is both the name of a peninsula on the north-west of Moreton Bay in South East Queensland, Australia and the city located on the peninsula. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ...


Gibb began playing at tourist clubs around Spain's coastal Island of Ibiza, and later back in his homeland of the Isle of Man, as a young teenager. The idea of his joining the Bee Gees was often suggested, but the age gap between him and his elder brothers (more than 11 years younger than Barry, slightly more than eight years younger than twins Robin and Maurice) made this difficult to achieve. “Ebusus” redirects here. ...


After returning to Australia in 1975 to hone his craft as a singer and songwriter, Gibb began recording a series of his own compositions, one of which was released as a single on the ATA label, owned by veteran Australian performer, Col Joye. "Words and Music" would eventually reach Top Five on the Sydney music charts in 1976. This breakout would pave the way to an even greater milestone later that year — an invitation from Robert Stigwood (who, at the time, was also the Bee Gees' manager) to launch his international career signed to his label, RSO Records. Gibb soon moved to Miami Beach, Florida to begin working on songs with his brother Barry, and co-producers Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Colin Frederick Jacobsen AM (born 13 April 1938 in Sydney, New South Wales), better known as Col Joye, is an Australian popular entertainer and entrepreneur. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Stigwood (born April 16, 1934 in Adelaide, Australia) is an Australian-born entertainment entrepreneur. ... Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Albhy Galuten is a Grammy Award winning American music producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and technology executive. ...


Prior to leaving Australia, Gibb had married his girlfriend, Kim Reeder. They had one child, a daughter named Peta Jaye, born January 25, 1978, but the couple was already separated at the time of Peta's birth and would divorce later that year. Gibb reportedly only met his daughter once in 1981. As of 2007 Peta is known as Peta J. Reeder-Gibb and breeds Staffordshire Bull Terriers as well as being a respected dog show judge in New South Wales, Australia[1]. is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Staffordshire Terrier is a medium sized, short coated, old time breed of dog, originally bred for shows Dogs In the early part of the twentieth century they gained respectability and were accepted into the Kennel Club of England as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier - not to be confused with the... In a dog show, judges familiar with specific dog breeds evaluate individual dogs for how well they conform to published breed standards, hence the more accurate term is conformation show (or, sometimes, breed show). ... NSW redirects here. ...


Rise to the top

The single cover of "I Just Want To Be Your Everything"
The single cover of "I Just Want To Be Your Everything"

In the United States, Gibb became the first male solo artist to chart three consecutive Number One singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In July of 1977, he had his first major hit, "I Just Want to Be Your Everything", a song written by his brother Barry, just as his first album Flowing Rivers broke into the US Top 20, on its way to selling over a million copies. The album's second single "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" broke in early 1978 amidst the commercial explosion caused by his brothers' contributions to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, replacing "Stayin' Alive" at the top of the US charts, and then surpassed by "Night Fever" when it reached the summit in mid-March. Continuing the momentum of his first successes, Gibb began work with the Gibb-Galuten-Richardson production team on his second album Shadow Dancing. The title track, written by all four Gibb brothers, was released as a single in the US in April 1978, and in mid-June began a seven week run at Number One, achieving platinum status. Two further Top Ten singles, "An Everlasting Love" and "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away", a cover of the earlier version by his brothers, were extracted from the album, which became another million seller. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... I Just Want to Be Your Everything was a hit song by pop singer Andy Gibb. ... Andy Gibb (March 5, 1958 – March 10, 1988) was an English-born Australian singer and teen idol, and the youngest brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, also known as the Bee Gees. ... (Love Is) Thicker Than Water is a 1978 song by Andy Gibb. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... Stayin Alive is a song by The Bee Gees, released as a single in 1977. ... Night Fever, is a song that was written and performed by The Bee Gees that was on the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever that came from the trio, and the albums third hit single (after How Deep Is Your Love and Stayin Alive). In the United States, Night Fever... Shadow Dancing is a song by Andy Gibb that reached #1 for seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Despite his impressive accomplishments, the pressures and excesses of such rapid success began to consume Gibb, and eventually he would succumb to drug addiction and the reality of a career in decline. In 1979, Gibb performed, along with the Bee Gees, ABBA, and Olivia Newton-John (duet with "Rest Your Love On Me"), at the Music for UNICEF Concert at the United Nations General Assembly, broadcast worldwide. Drug addiction, or dependency is the compulsive use of drugs, to the point where the user has no effective choice but to continue use. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... Abba redirects here. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... The event was broadcast on NBC in the United States The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song was a benefit concert of popular music held in the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on January 9, 1979. ... The United Nations General Assembly (GA, UNGA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations and the only one in which all member nations have equal representation. ...


He returned to the studio to begin recording sessions for his final full studio album, After Dark. With drugs impeding his previous ability to write and even fully sing the tracks on his own record, Gibb was only able to forge his performance with nearly intrusive support from brother Barry.[citation needed] In March of 1980 the last of Gibb's Top Ten singles charted just ahead of the album's release. "Desire", was recorded for the Bee Gees' 1979 album Spirits Having Flown, and featured their original track complete with Andy's original "guest vocal" track. A second single, "I Can't Help It", a duet with family friend Olivia Newton-John, reached the Top Twenty. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up desire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ...


Later in the year, Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits was released as a finale to his contract with RSO Records, with two new songs: "Time Is Time" (number 15 in January 1981) and "Me (Without You)" (Gibb's last Top Forty chart entry) shipped as singles. "After Dark" and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" were non single songs added to the album. The latter being a duet with PP Arnold, who had previously worked with Barry Gibb, including singing uncredited backups on, "Bury Me Down By The River" from Cucumber Castle. After Dark is a series of computer screensaver software introduced in 1989 by Berkeley Systems for the Apple Macintosh, and later for Microsoft Windows. ... P.P. Arnold, 1968 Promo Photo Pat Arnold (born Patrica Ann Cole, on 3 October 1946, in Los Angeles, California), professionally known as P.P. Arnold, is an American born soul singer who enjoyed considerable success in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and beyond. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Cucumber Castle (1970) is an album by the Bee Gees, produced by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robert Stigwood. ...


Career Stall-Out

A well-publicized affair with actress Victoria Principal ensued, while Gibb signed to several projects outside of the recording studio, including acclaimed performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Broadway, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance in Los Angeles, and a short-term stint as co-host of the television music show Solid Gold. Victoria Principal (born January 3, 1950[1] in Fukuoka, Japan) is an American actress, best known for her role as Larry Hagmans sister-in-law and Patrick Duffys wife, Pamela Barnes Ewing, Pam, on the long-running CBS nighttime drama Dallas from 1978 to 1987. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and their first performed. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Playwright/lyricist William S. Gilbert (1836-1911) and composer Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900) defined operetta in Victorian England with a series of their internationally successful and timeless works. ... Drawing of the Act I finale The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Solid Gold was an American syndicated television series which ran from 1980 to 1988. ...


However, as Gibb's drug use intensified, he was unable to commit to regular performances and tapings; he was eventually removed from each of said endeavors. His romance with Principal also ended a short time later, but not before recording and releasing a vanity duet of the Everly Brothers' classic "All I Have To Do Is Dream". This would be Gibb's last official single, and his last US chart entry, peaking at number 51. Although Gibb never publicly mentioned his disappointment with Victoria Principal and her alleged manipulation of Gibb's finances, his mother Barbara Gibb and his fans never forgave her. Don (born February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born January 18, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ...


His family convinced him to seek treatment for his drug addiction; after a stint at the Betty Ford Clinic in the mid-1980s, Gibb toured small venues with a stage show of his greatest hits and covers, and appeared in guest-starring roles on several television situation comedies...notably Gimme A Break! and Punky Brewster. He was allegedly engaged to actress Kari Michaelson, a star of the former, at the time of his death. NOTE: There is no foundation, neither in print nor from the Gibbs, for the claim that Andy was engaged to anyone at the time of his death; earlier in the year, he was briefly linked to a couple of other ladies...including Donna Rice and, before that, Tai Babilonia. His performances showed him to have (seemingly) recovered from his addiction. But although his performances in his new lifestyle were well-received, they failed to return him to the height of his past successes. Andy Gibb continued with an expansive and popular East Asia tour and regularly performed shows in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. He had a two-week engagement at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco during March of 1986. It was there that the best bootleg recording of his live performances was allegedly recorded. In 1987, with his debts far outweighing his income, Gibb was forced to declare bankruptcy. The Betty Ford Center was co-founded by former United States First Lady Betty Ford and her friend, Ambassador Leonard Firestone, in 1982. ... Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom which aired on NBC from October 29, 1981 until May 12, 1987. ... Punky Brewster was a popular sitcom in the 1980s. ... Kari Michaelsen (born Kari Markusen on November 3, 1961 in New York City) is an American actress, best known for her role as Katie Kanisky on the television sitcom Gimme a Break!. She played the role from 1981 to 1986. ...


Determined to revive his recording career, Gibb returned to work alongside brothers Barry and Maurice. They produced a series of demo recordings, which would eventually secure him a contract with the UK branch of Island Records. One of the demos, "Man On Fire", was released posthumously on the 1991 Polydor anthology, Andy Gibb, while another demo, "Arrow Through The Heart", though unreleased to the present day, would be featured on an episode of VH1's series Behind the Music. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ...


Death

Gibb travelled to England to fulfill the label's request for more songs, moving into brother Robin's mansion in Thame. He turned to drinking heavily, and fell ill. On March 7, 1988, Andy was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford complaining of stomach pains. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Statistics Population: 10,886 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP710060 Administration District: South Oxfordshire Shire county: Oxfordshire Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Oxfordshire Historic county: Oxfordshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office... John Radcliffe. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ...


Gibb died three days later of myocarditis, a sudden inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a viral infection. While his years of alcohol and cocaine abuse did not directly result in his death, they did aggravate the condition. If he lived a dose of kicka boy boy juice in his stomach would have done him in as well.[citation needed] In medicine (cardiology), myocarditis is inflammation of the myocardium, the muscular part of the heart. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ...


Albums

US chart positions follow parenthetically, if applicable

  • Flowing Rivers, RSO, 1977 (US #19)
  • Shadow Dancing, RSO, 1978 (US #7)
  • After Dark, RSO, 1980 (US #21)
  • Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits, RSO, 1980 (US #49)
  • Andy Gibb, Polydor, 1991
  • Andy Gibb: Millennium, Polydor, 2001

After Dark is an album by Andy Gibb. ...

Singles

US and UK chart positions follow parenthetically, if applicable

  • "Words and Music / Westfield Mansions" (Australia), ATA, 1976
  • "I Just Want To Be Your Everything, RSO, 1977 (US #1, 4 weeks) (UK #26)
  • "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water", RSO, 1978 (US #1, 2 weeks)
  • "Shadow Dancing", RSO, 1978 (US #1, 7 weeks)
  • "An Everlasting Love", RSO, 1978 (US #5) (UK #10)
  • "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away", RSO, 1978 (US #9)
  • "Desire", RSO, 1980 (US #4)
  • "I Can't Help It" (Duet with Olivia Newton-John, RSO, 1980 (US #12)
  • "Time Is Time", RSO, 1980 (US #15)
  • "Me (Without You)", RSO, 1981 (US #40)
  • "All I Have To Do Is Dream" (Duet with Victoria Principal), RSO, 1981 (US #51)

I Just Want to Be Your Everything was a hit song by pop singer Andy Gibb. ... (Love Is) Thicker Than Water is a 1978 song by Andy Gibb. ... Shadow Dancing is a song by Andy Gibb that reached #1 for seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ... All I Have to Do Is Dream is a popular song. ... Victoria Principal (born January 3, 1950[1] in Fukuoka, Japan) is an American actress, best known for her role as Larry Hagmans sister-in-law and Patrick Duffys wife, Pamela Barnes Ewing, Pam, on the long-running CBS nighttime drama Dallas from 1978 to 1987. ...

External links

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References

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Andy Gibb biography (1342 words)
Andrew Roy Gibb was born March 5th., 1958 in Manchester, England, the youngest of the Gibb Brothers.
Andy interrupted his honeymoon in Bermuda (where he and Kim stayed at the house of Robert Stigwood) and headed for Miami where he and Barry, who flew over from his home in Douglas, formulated plans for a debut album at Criteria Studios in Miami North.
On March 10th, 1988 Andy died at the John Radcliff hospital in Oxford, England from myocarditis, (an inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a viral infection).
Andy Gibb at AllExperts (1331 words)
Andrew Roy Gibb (March 5, 1958 – March 10, 1988) was a English-born Australian singer and teen idol, and the younger brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, also known as the Bee Gees.
Gibb began playing at tourist clubs around Spain's coastal Island of Ibiza, and later back in his homeland of Britain on the Isle of Man, as a young teenager.
Three days later, on the morning of March 10, 1988, Andy Gibb died at the age 30 of myocarditis — a sudden inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a viral infection.
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