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Cancer takes its second disco icon in less than a week.

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I came of age during the disco backlash, and hatred for "Staying Alive" was at its peak. My enjoyment for the Bee Gees came much later as an adult. I have a great appreciation for their early work ("I Started A Joke", "Massachusetts") through their Saturday Night Fever work, and their later post-disco pop tunes such as "One", "You Win Again" and "This Is Where I Came In" are among my favourite "sing while I drive" songs.

Sad news, but certainly not unexpected.
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I discovered their non-disco work via Moxy Fruvous who covered "Got To get A Message To You. (youtube.com)"



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WOw...Moxy got me through high school. I still love them to this day.

I consider Saturday Night Fever to be one of the greatest albums of all time and it has a permanent location in my MP3 player and iPhone.

Between Robin and Donna passing, Heaven just got a bit funkier.



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I was into the Bee Gees before the disco days...Bee Gees Gold was possibly my favorite of my Dad's eight-tracks, and I later bought and enjoyed Main Course, their first disco album, more or less. Somewhere after SNF I got turned off of the disco stuff, mostly because I became a total AOR-head for a while, but I always really loved the early stuff.

They did a good A&E concert special a number of years ago, and I resolved to take my Dad to see them on the ensuing concert tour...but Maurice's health problems meant the tour never happened. One of the few artists that I really would have liked to see and didn't (other than those who, like Buddy Holly, died before I was born, or, like John Lennon, stopped doing concerts when I was a kid).
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I tried, I really did. But the blinking star background made my eyes bleed. Whoever they are, they appear to know their music, though. And their Hare Krsna, and their vegetarianism... And it looks like there are not 24 pages, but 72! (http://www....
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