Robin Gibb, one of the three brothers who made up the iconic Bee Gees group, may have died two years ago but his music lives on, especially with the Tuesday release of his final album, "50 St. Catherine's Drive."
"Robin was a poet, a songwriter, a composer, a bard, and wonderful human being who serenaded the world with his unique voice," Gibb's wife Dwina wrote in the liner notes of "50 St. Catherine's Drive," a name that signifies Gibb's home address, according to Billboard.
"I feel as if I have had the most fortunate romantic life possible, living in the presence of genius and listening to the creation of beautiful songs that both he and his brothers produced and that are the soundtracks of millions of lives over the past decades," she continued.
Dwina Gibb first announced the release of her husband's final 17-track album in July and described how he struggled to finish the final songs at their English home, the Prebendal, before his death.
"He wished to finish this song in a studio with Barry, for a new album he hoped they would record together, but his health prevented this," she told the Daily Mail at the time
. "He missed his twin brother Maurice who had passed away; but when he closed his eyes, the three young brothers were back in Sydney, Australia, happy together with their dreams and hopes for the future. Their future creations, of course, affected the world."
Gibb and his brothers, Maurice and Barry, dominated the pop and disco music scene in the 1970s. The Bee Gee's career spanned six decades, beginning in 1958 when the family immigrated to Australia from Britain. Their hits, including "Stayin' Alive," "How Deep Is Your Love," and "Night Fever" off the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack came to define them and the genre.
The era made the Bee Gees one of most successful pop groups of all time, with more than 200 million albums sold. "Saturday Night Fever" was even music's best-selling album until it was eclipsed by Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in the 1980s, according to ABC News.
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