"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.
He was 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 near Brisbane.
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. The idea of his joining the Bee Gees was often mooted, 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. Instead, he embarked on a successful solo career.
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 breako...
|date of birth||March 5, 1958|
|place of birth||Manchester, England|
|date of death||March 10, 1988|
|place of death||Oxford, England|