As we mourn the loss of one of the greatest vocalists of all time, Robin Gibbs, let’s also take the time to look back on his remarkable career as a founding member of the Bee Gees.
Gibbs, along with his two brothers Barry and Maurice, rose to pop stardom after their funky disco songs from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack became award-winning hits. The iconic trio paved the way for fellow pop artists and will always be remembered for their incredible vocal performances that were infused with emotion.
Below is a list of the Top 10 awards won by the Bee Gees throughout their years as one of the most celebrated musical groups in the world.
10) Billboard’s Top Pop Producers
Although Billboard did not have a televised awards show back in the ‘70s, they still highlighted the year’s greatest musicians within the magazine. In 1978, the Bee Gees scooped up several awards including the year’s Top Pop Producers.
9) Billboard’s Top Pop Albums Artist
The brothers also wrapped up their ultra-successful year winning the title of Top Pop Albums Artist.
8) Grammy for Best Arrangement for Voices
The group that defined disco dominated the 1979 Grammys. The Bee Gees took home the award for Best Arrangement for Voices for their catchy hit “Stayin’ Alive.” In total, the pop stars walked away with an impressive five awards making them the second group or duo to win five Grammys in a single night (the first was Simon & Garfunkel in 1971).
7) Grammy for Album of the Year
The Saturday Night Fever album won Album of the Year in 1979 and was the first movie soundtrack to ever win this coveted Grammy. The album was comprised of several Bee Gees songs including “Stayin’ Alive”, “You Should Be Dancing”, “Jive Talkin”, “More Than a Woman”, “Night Fever” and “How Deep Is Your Love.” The brothers also wrote and produced several tracks on the soundtrack.
6) Songwriters Hall of Fame
In 1994, the Bee Gees were recognized for their genius lyrics when they were voted into the distinguished Songwriters Hall of Fame.