Two of my favorite musicians from one of my favorite bands celebrate their birthday today!
First I honor the eldest, Robin Gibb. This iconic photograph was requested by Robin, while he had his shirt off. It's a long story, and I'm just thankful to have been the only photographer backstage. I'll just say that if a different photographer had been back stage this photograph would not have been shot. It is one of my all-time favorites. And as of the early hours of yesterday I am now able to identify the gentleman taking Robin from behind as Canadian promoter Donald K. Tarlton! (thanks to Martin Melhuish)
12/22/49 - 1/12/03
I spend a lot of time, as in whatever it takes to find a video that fits with my post. Today was at least a half hour and I'm so happy to have found this bared down version of I've Gotta Get A Message To You. The three brothers alone on the stage, sitting close together with just two guitars and their beautiful voices.
Happy Birthday, Robin and Maurice, wherever you are.