Final Notes

The music world loses three powerful voices

Robin Gibb

He co-wrote one of the great anthems to strutting: "Stayin' Alive." But Robin Gibb, who died at 62 on May 20 in London from cancer and intestinal problems, never developed the preening persona often associated with pop stardom. As one-third of the Bee Gees--with older brother Barry, 65, and his twin Maurice, who died in 2003--Gibb topped charts across genres for more than half a century, taking time out only to notch up hits as a solo artist and co-author songs made famous by others, including "Chain Reaction" (Diana Ross) and "Woman in Love" (Barbra Streisand).

His nine Grammy...

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