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Maurice Gibb
December 22, 1949 - January 12, 2003
Nationality: Australian
Category: Musician
Subcategory: Australian Musician

Barry seems to be more flamboyant merely because he gets more interviews to talk about it.


I write the music because I can't really write lyrics. But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of. So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to.


I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us. So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.


I was always the sexy bass player in the background while Robin stood centre. Barry and I played it up a bit, gave 'em a bit of thigh.


I'm quite proud of my piano playing. Robin's never played a note on the piano at our recording sessions. I just wish I could be appreciated musically now.


America? They had a good girl singer, Janis Joplin.


We don't mind being ripped apart, but don't rip the songs apart. They're like our kids.


No one knew me until I met my wife Lulu. Lulu's mother used to ask, Which one is Maurice? For six months she thought Lulu was dating Barry.


Jim Morrison's very good looking, but I don't like this version of the song. The Feliciano version is better.


We expected to have a good time with Clive Davis 'cause I've always liked him, his shows. I've sort of followed his career a bit 'cause he had a lot of that on PBS over here.


FOr a while, I'd never had the opportunity to prove on TV that I could play the piano.


So many groups fail because they spend all their time in the clubs. Work pours in and they can't handle it because of late-night drinking.


I'm not a big blues fan, but I don't know anyone who doesn't dig B.B. King.


Elton wanted a garden. They were building all afternoon while we were rehearsing. And then they built a fountain for Elton. And he said, I was only joking!


When we write, we complement each other. We wrote six songs, Barry and I, while Robin was ill during the American tour, and they were terrible until Robin came back, and then everything worked out.


Robin had always wanted to go solo, so when it happened I wasn't angry at all. I understood the situation. But Barry is so full of pride and couldn't understand why Robin had done it.


I heard my brother's voice even though we were apart. I then answered the phone and found him on the line.


As an alcoholic, you have no appreciation for your wife or your children's feelings, but I'm making up for that now. I'm winning my children's trust back.


The most important thing about recovery is to pass the message on.


When Andy died, I just drank to dumb my mind.


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