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Andy Gibb

Biography

After the Bee Gees experienced a profession revival using the Sunday Night time Fever soundtrack in 1977, the Gibb brothers’ younger sibling Andy began his own single career. Pursuing his brothers’ disco design, Andy Gibb’s 1st three singles (“I SIMPLY Desire to be Your Everything,” “(Like Is definitely) Thicker Than Drinking water,” and “Darkness Dance”) all strike number 1. Three even more consecutive TOP hits adopted, cementing his over night sensation status. Regardless of the number 4 “Desire,” Gibb’s streak of TOP hits started to slide in 1980; the next year he previously his last Best 40 strike, “Me (Without You).” Following a short stint because the sponsor of Solid Yellow metal, Gibb considered performing, where he didn’t replicate the tremendous achievement of his documenting career. He created an enormous cocaine habit, which resulted in his loss of life in 1988 from an inflammatory center disease. He was 30 yrs . old.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andy Gibb
Died March 10, 1988, Oxford, United Kingdom
Height 1.73 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Nationality British, Australian
Spouse Kim Reeder
Children Peta Gibb
Parents Hugh Gibb, Barbara Gibb
Siblings Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Lesley Gibb
Awards People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist
Music Songs I Just Want to Be Your Everything, Shadow Dancing, Don't Throw It All Away, An Everlasting Love, Thicker Than Water, I Can't Help It, Rest Your Love On Me, Time Is Time, Words and Music, Me, Warm Ride, One More Look at the Night, Someone I Ain't, I Go for You, Man on Fire, Falling In Love With You, Fool for a Night, Will You Love Me Tomorrow?, Too Many Looks in Your Eyes, Dreamin' On, I Just Wanna Be Your Everything, Dance to the Light of the Morning, Come Home for the Winter, Desire, Everlasting Love, Good Feeling, Flowing Rivers, Arrow Through the Heart, Wherever You Are, Let It Be Me, Why, In the End
Albums Mythology, Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits, After Dark, Shadow Dancing, Flowing Rivers, Greatest Hits
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Movies Something's Afoot
TV Shows Solid Gold


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#Fact
1 His father Hugh died on Andy's birthday in 1992 and 5 days before the fourth anniversary of Andy's death.
2 His daughter, Peta Gibb, was married on January 2008 to Matt Weber.
3 There is a song sung by his brothers, on the One Night Only album and DVD, dedicated to him. They sung it with some video footage of him on a screen at the back of the stage. Barry introduced it as a 'Song for Andy'.
4 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 teen.
5 Born in Manchester, England, to Hugh and Barbara Gibb, but was raised in Australia, moving there when he was six months old. The family settled in Redcliffe, Queensland, near Brisbane.
6 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 impossible.
7 Began recording a series of his own compositions, one of which was released as a single. "Words and Music" would eventually reach the Top Five on the Sydney music charts in 1976.
8 Separated from his wife by the time daughter Peta was born, and divorced later that year, he reportedly only met his daughter once in 1981. Peta grew up as Peta J. Reeder-Gibb and breeds Staffordshire Bull Terriers and judges dog shows in New South Wales, Australia.
9 In the United States, Andy became the first male solo artist to chart three consecutive Number One singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
10 Suffered from the "too much, too soon" pressures and excesses of such rapid teen idol success, he fell into a severe depressive state and tried to compensate by drinking, taking drugs and womanizing.
11 His extreme unreliability got him fired from not only the musical theater productions of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "The Pirates of Penzance", but also his popular co-hosting stint on Solid Gold (1980) in 1981.
12 Forced to declare bankruptcy in 1987.
13 Working on a new album in London in March of 1988, Andy was staying near Oxford, when on the morning of Thursday March 10th, he entered John Radcliffe Hospital, complaining of chest pains. He died the same day, just five days past his 30th birthday. His death from myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) was aggravated by his long abuse of cocaine, which fatally weakened his heart.
14 He was ranked #82 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
15 He was closest to oldest brother Barry than any other family member. Barry mentored him during his career , sang backup on many of songs, and even helped him write some of his songs. Barry claimed that the close bond of loyalty Andy had for him was returned, leading Barry himself to later comment "Andy and I were twins just as much as Robin and Maurcie were, in every sense of the word. We looked alike, we had similar moles, similar birthmarks, everything.".
16 The epitaph on his tombstone reads: "An Everlasting Love."
17 He was a licensed pilot.
18 Shortly before he turned 30, he and elder brother Barry Gibb fell into a "rather nasty" argument, which Barry deeply regrets to this day, since it was the last time he would see Andy alive.
19 He had three US number one hits by the time he was 21-years-old back-to-back. They were, "I Just Want To Be Your Everything," "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water," and "Shadow Dancing," which was number one for seven weeks in the summer of 1978.
20 Younger brother of Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb and Barry Gibb.
21 Singer, brother to The Bee Gees.
22 Daughter, Peta (b. 1/25/1978).
23 Interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California, USA, in the Court of Remembrance.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gilmore Girls TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 performer: "I Just Want To Be Your Everything"
My Own Private Oshawa 2002 TV Special performer: "Shadow Dancing" / writer: "Shadow Dancing"
South Park TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights 1980 TV Special performer: "I Can't Help It", "Oh Boy!", "Heartache Tonight"
Solid Gold 1980 TV Series performer: "Solid Gold Theme"
The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song 1979 TV Special performer: "I Go Fo You", "Rest Your Love On Me", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" / writer: "I Go Fo You"
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 5 episodes, 1977 - 1978 writer - 1 episode, 1978
James at 16 1978 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Grease Day USA 1978 TV Movie documentary performer: "Shadow Dancing" - uncredited / writer: "Shadow Dancing" - uncredited
Olivia 1978 TV Special performer: " Remember The Days Of Old Schoolyard", "If You Love Me Let Me Know", "Love Is Thicker Than Water", "Shadow Dancing", "If You Love Me Let Me Know" reprise, "Barbara Ann", "Jaihouse Rock", "Holiday", "Thank You For The Music"
The Ernie Sigley Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1975 writer - 1 episode, 1975

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Punky Brewster 1985 TV Series Tony Glen
Party with the Rovers 1983 TV Series Guest
Something's Afoot 1982 TV Movie Geoffrey
The Dean Martin Christmas Special 1980 TV Movie

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Keppel Road: The Life and Music of the Bee Gees 1997 Video documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comic Relief 1988 TV Special Himself (as The Bee Gees)
Barry Gibb Love and Hope Festival III 1987 TV Movie Himself
All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle 1986 TV Movie Himself
Barry Gibb Love and Hope Festival II 1985 Video Himself
March of Dimes Telethon 1985 TV Movie Himself
Barry Gibb Love and Hope Festival 1984 TV Movie Himself
Punky Brewster 1984 TV Series Himself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Grandpa, Will You Run with Me? 1983 TV Movie Himself
Salute! 1983 TV Series Themselves / Himself
Gimme a Break! 1983 TV Series Himself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
Solid Gold 1980-1982 TV Series Himself - Host / Host / Himself - CoHost
The Regis Philbin Show 1982 TV Series Himself
Marie 1981 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1978-1981 TV Series Himself
The Grammy Hall of Fame 1981 TV Movie Himself
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself
The John Davidson Show 1981 TV Series Himself
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters 1981 TV Series Himself
Hour Magazine 1980 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1977-1980 TV Series Himself / Himself - Vocalist
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Birthday Party at the Air Force Academy: A USO Salute 1980 TV Special Himself
Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights 1980 TV Special Himself
Disco 1980 TV Series Himself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1980 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1980 TV Series Himself
Sha Na Na 1980 TV Series Himself
The Bee Gees Special 1979 TV Special Himself
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
George Burns' 100th Birthday Party 1979 TV Movie Himself
The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song 1979 TV Special Song Performer "I Go For You" and "Rest Your Love On Me"
Bob Hope All Star Christmas Special 1978 TV Special Himself
Donny and Marie 1978 TV Series Himself
Grease Day USA 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
Paul 1978 TV Series Himself
Olivia 1978 TV Special Himself
Top of the Pops 1977-1978 TV Series Himself
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
The 5th Annual American Music Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
Disco Fever: 'Saturday Night Fever' Premiere Party 1977 TV Movie Himself
US Against the World 1977 TV Movie Himself
Rock Concert 1977 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1977 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1977 TV Movie Himself
The Ernie Sigley Show 1975 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2005 TV Series Himself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bee Gees: One Night Only 1997 TV Special Himself
Keppel Road: The Life and Music of the Bee Gees 1997 Video documentary
Behind the Music 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
You Can't Do That on Television 1979 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1977 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 I grew up in a show business family, so we've always had a great sense of balance, being so close to my parents. I've always known what is and isn't reality. Even my older brothers' early success 10 years ago didn't change me since there was such an age difference.
2 The most embarrassing thing for me was the day Bob Hope called me up and I was spaced out on cocaine. I was supposed to do his TV special, and I didn't turn up. Consequently, I was blacklisted by NBC for a long time. I damaged my career, and almost ruined my whole life.
3 Girls are always running through my mind. They don't dare walk.
4 I definitely have a sexual ego thing. But if I'm suggestive, it's in a nice way. Luckily, no one's ever been hurt...a few girls have passed out, that's all.


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