Andy Gibb: Biography


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Andrew Roy Gibb
b. March 5, 1958 in Manchester, England
d. March 10, 1988

Mother: Barbara Mary Pass
Father: Hugh Leslie Gibb
Brothers: Robin Hugh Gibb, Maurice Ernest Gibb, and Barry Alan Crompton Gibb (The Brothers Gibb aka The Bee Gees)
Sister: Lesley Gibb
Married: Kim Loral Reeder, July, 1976
Children: 1 daugher, Peta Jaye Reeder-Gibb on January 25, 1978

From RollingStone.com:

Perhaps the leading Teen Beat poster boy of the disco era, Andy Gibb was a pop sensation in the late 1970s. The youngest Gibb brother, he was able to bypass the leaner times that his older siblings experienced as members of a tough, working class family of English musicians who immigrated to Australia. The only Gibb brother you could properly call an Ozzie, Andy possessed a laidback, beach vibe that was financed by his three elder brothers, as they became the Bee Gees and initially found great success as a Beatlesque pop act of unparalleled melancholy. After the brothers Gibb transitioned into a disco act, they helped their teenaged sibling enter the pop world. Starting with the Bee Gees clone "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" in 1977, Andy had a string of defining, Love Boat era hits that included "Shadow Dancing" and "Thicker Than Water." Andy's silk pastel jacketed teen appeal seemed bright enough to survive the demise of disco and he entered the 1980s with the stunning sex goddess Victoria Principal on his arm. Unfortunately, he also entered the decade with a mountain of cocaine up his nose, and a seriously stalled recording career. While his brothers career survived disco going on to conquer their own personal demons, Andy Gibb died in 1988, at age thirty, from a virus infection in his heart.



Andy and Olivia
Source: People Magazine, April 21, 1980

Television Appearances

As an actor ...

"Punky Brewster"
Play It Again, Punky (1985) TV Episode .... Tony Glen

Something's Afoot (1984) (TV) .... Geoffrey

"Disco"
Episode #1.108 (1980) TV Episode


Playing himself ...

• The Return of Bruno (1988) .... Himself
• "Punky Brewster"
- Miss Adorable (1984) TV Episode .... Himself
• The 11th Annual American Music Awards (1984) (TV) .... Himself - Presenter
• "Gimme a Break!"
- The Groupie (1983) TV Episode .... Himself
• Night of 100 Stars (1982) (TV) .... Himself
• "Solid Gold" (1980) TV Series .... Himself (Host) (1981-1982)
... aka Solid Gold in Concert (USA: new title)
• The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards (1981) (TV) .... Himself
• All-Star Birthday Party (1980) (TV) .... Himself
... aka Bob Hope's All-Star Birthday Party (USA: complete title)
• Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights (1980) (TV) .... Performer/Himself
... aka Hollywood Nights (USA)

• The 21st Annual Grammy Awards (1979) (TV) .... Himself
• The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (1979) (TV) .... Song Performer "I Go For You" and "Rest Your Love On Me"
... aka A Gift of Song: The Music for UNICEF Concert (USA)
• "Donny and Marie"
... aka The Osmond Family Show
- Episode dated 20 October 1978 (1978) TV Episode .... Himself
• Grease Day USA (1978) (TV) .... Himself/Performer
• The 20th Annual Grammy Awards (1978) (TV) .... Himself
• The 5th Annual American Music Awards (1978) (TV) .... Himself
• Olivia (1978) (TV) .... Himself




Site

Albums

1970s Teen Stars

About Andy

b. March 5, 1958 in Manchester, England
d. March 10, 1988

Mother: Barbara
Father: Hugh
Brothers: Robin, Maurice, and Barry (The Brothers Gibb aka The Bee Gees)
Married: Kim Reeder, July, 1976 (divorced in 1978)
Children: 1 daugher, Peta Reeder-Gibb on January 25, 1978

First U.S. Number 1
"I Just Want To Be Your Everything"

Trivia
In the United States, Andy Gibb became the first male solo artist to chart three consecutive Number One singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

Buried:
Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery