The trio, eventually called the Bee Gees, had their first international hit in 1967. The group enjoyed a second, larger tide of succeeding in the 1970s with such tunes as “Staying Alive” and “How Deep Is Your Love.” The brothers kept recording and performing until Maurice’s passing in 2003.
Within the Bee Gees, Maurice Gibb have remarkable pop success while keeping somewhat of a lesser profile than his brothers and bandmates Barry and Robin.
Gibb began his life as an integral part of duet, being born about 30 minutes after his twin brother Robin in 1949. Along with the fraternal twins, the family also contained older sister Lesley and older brother Barry. The youngest son, Andy, was created in 1958.
Music was an essential element of the family life. Their dad Hugh was employed as a bandleader as well as a drummer. Not long after Andy’s arrival, the Gibb family moved to Australia in 1958. The three Gibb brothers, eventually called the Bee Gees, sang almost all of the tunes in three-part harmony with Maurice managing a lot of the higher parts. Maurice was also a proficient musician, playing bass guitar on a few of the tunes.