Surviving Bee Gees Reunite for Charity

Monday, February 20th 2006, 10:14 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Barry and Robin Gibb, two-thirds of the Bee Gees, reunited on stage for a Miami charity concert, their first performance since the death of brother Maurice three years ago.

The Gibb brothers performed a private concert Saturday night at the Diplomat Hotel to raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute at an annual benefit for the organization, Paul Bloch, Barry Gibb's publicist, said Sunday.

The brothers performed dozens of Bee Gees hits spanning 35 years, including ``Stayin' Alive,'' ``Massachusetts,'' ``How Deep is Your Love'' and what Bloch called a stunning tribute to Maurice with the song ``Don't Forget to Remember.''

Maurice Gibb died at age 53 in January 2003 after emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage. He had been admitted to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami four days earlier and had suffered cardiac arrest before the operation.

The Bee Gees' younger brother, Andy, who had a successful solo career, died in 1988 at age 30 of a heart ailment.

The Bee Gees had nine No. 1 songs and have sold more than 110 million records _ placing them fifth in pop history behind Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.