In the 1970s the Bee Gees were known all over the world. The oldest brother, Barry, and fraternal twins, Robin and Maurice, first started playing around with music after the move to Australia and within the space of a decade, they became a worldwide phenomenon.
The youngest of the brothers, Andy Gib was also doing well in the music industry.
The superstar died at the age of 30 and up to date, his brothers are still in grief.
There are many siblings band and many have often wondered why Andy didn’t join his siblings.
Barry Gibb was born on September 1, 1946, on the Isle of Man. Three years later, twins Robin and Maurice were born, and the three were destined to turn their talents towards music.
Talking about the Bee Gees family, their father, Hugh was a bandleader, drummer, and performer on the island where they were born while their mother, Barbara was a well-known singer.
The brothers decided to name their band Bee Gees after the onset of their career.
“Though it is widely believed that the Bee Gees first got their name from being the Brothers Gibb, this meaning did not come until a few years after their founding. When the brothers moved to Australia in 1958, they began playing on the radio with friends Bill Goode and Bill Gates.
The group’s name was originally The BG’s – contrived from the common initials between Barry Gibb, Bill Goode, and Bill Gates. The name then evolved from The BG’s to the Bee Gees, which eventually came to mean the Brothers Gibb!”
An official explanation from the band’s website.
Andy Gib decided to try his luck in music as his older brothers were becoming famous in the show business.
“I was a Gibb, but out in the bush or the sticks of Australia, you know, you could be anybody,” he said in 1985.
The band was doing so well in the industry and won multiple awards.
“Looking back, almost a little too much too soon, too young, because I peaked and then I died for a while and I am just now starting to try and get my feet back on the ground, but other great advantages are just having wonderful musically gifted brothers who always help me and always advise me on anything.”
Andy passed away five days after his 30th birthday, the cause of death was found to be an inflammation of the heart, officially resulting from a viral infection.
“It was the saddest moment of my life,” Barry Gibb recalled, as quoted by Rolling Stone Magazine, adding that he felt guilty for pushing Andy toward a career in showbiz.
“He would have been better off finding something else; He was a sweet person. We lost him too young.”
May his soul keep resting in Peace.