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Radio Mourns Death of Bee Gee Maurice Gibb
Dateline 01/12/03
Maurice Gibb, part of the highly successful Pop group, the "Bee Gees", has died after undergoing abdominal surgery at a Miami hospital. The 53 year-old-musician collapsed at his home this past Wednesday and was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center. There, he was operated on for an intestinal blockage and also suffered cardiac arrest prior to the surgery beginning.

The Bee Gees were created in Brisbane, Australia in 1958. The band first scored in the late 1960s with the "New York Mining Disaster 1941" which achieved enough sales and airplay to enter the Top 20. Other early stand-out hits included:

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  • "Lonely Days" (#3 in 1970)
  • "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (#1 in 1971)
  • "Jive Talkin'" (#1 in 1975)
  • "Nights On Broadway" (#7 in 1975)

But, it was actually the disco movement in the 1970s that brought the Bee Gees their biggest success. Between 1976 and 1979, the Bee Gees had a host of #1 disco-oriented Radio hits which included: "You Should Be Dancing", "How Deep Is Your Love", "Night Fever", "Too Much Heaven", "Tragedy", "Love You Inside Out", and "Stayin' Alive".

In total, during their career the band had an impressive 41 hits on the Radio charts.

In 1987, The Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

- Corey Deitz

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