VH1 Behind the Music: Andy Gibb
About the Episode
He was the prince of Pop idols and by the tender age of 22, Andy Gibb had three #1 songs under his belt. But over the next 8 years, his career would falter, the love of his life, Victoria Principal, would leave him, and the world would learn that this the teen idol with the honey voice had a devastating drug and alcohol problem. For the first time ever, all three of Andy's brothers, The Bee Gees speak about Andy's lifelong battle against drugs and alcohol and for the first time since their breakup nearly 15 years ago, Victoria Principal talks about the Andy she loved and what finally broke them apart. Interviews also with: Pam Dawber, Marilyn McCoo, Marie Osmond and Andy's producer, Robert Stigwood.
by Cyndi Hubach
The most difficult aspect of this production was persuading actress Victoria Principal to agree to an interview. She and Andy were romantically involved off and on for eight years. By all accounts, she was the love of his life, but since his death she had never agreed to an interview about their relationship. The first time we contacted her, she flatly refused. About a week later, her agent called to say she would talk to us, but only to relate two heartwarming stories about Andy. We agreed, thinking that once she was there for the interview, she might open up a little bit more. She must have read our minds because the following week we got word that she wouldn't do the interview after all. This was devastating news. Victoria knew Andy better than anyone. She was there through some of his worst battles with cocaine and alcohol. We sent one final letter, two full pages explaining why she was essential to the proper telling of Andy's story. We waited more than a week for her reply, but finally she agreed. Despite the difficulty of the negotiation, the interview was amazing; she was open, honest and intensely emotional. My only regret was that we couldn't fit more of it into the show.
Wikipedia: Andy Gibb
Brothers Gibb: Tribute to Andy Gibb
For The Love Of the Bee Gees
In Loving Memory: Andy Gibb
(The First) Unofficial Andy Gibb Site
Immortality: Bee Gees Tribute
The Unofficial SOLID GOLD Website
Andy Gibb Tribute
Andy Gibb Song Lyrics
An Everlasting Starlight: Andy Gibb
Paying Tribute To Andy Gibb
Some very nice pictures of Andy & the Bee Gees but they are copyrighted.
b. March 5, 1958 in Manchester, England
d. March 10, 1988
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"
In the United States, Andy Gibb became the first male solo artist to chart three consecutive Number One singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery