Maurice GIBB

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Singer & Musician

EnglishBorn Maurice Ernest GIBB

Musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, born in the Isle of Man to English parents

Born on December 22, 1949 in Douglas, Isle Of Man

Died on January 12, 2003 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA

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Born Maurice Ernest Gibb to Barbara (née Pass) and Hugh Gibb on the Isle of Man, Maurice was the fraternal twin brother of Robin Gibb, and the younger of the two by 35 minutes. The fourth-born of five children, he had one older sister, Lesley (b. 1945), and three brothers, Barry (born 1946), twin Robin (1949–2012), and Andy (1958–1988). In the 1950s, the family moved to Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester, England, then in late 1958, they moved to Brisbane, Australia, settling in one of the city's poorest suburbs, Cribb Island, which was subsequently demolished to make way for the Brisbane Airport.



Gibb was married to the Scottish pop star Lulu from 1969 to 1973. Their careers and his heavy drinking forced them apart and they divorced, childless, in 1973. He married his second wife Yvonne Spencely on 17 October 1975. They had two children: Adam and Samantha. Their marriage lasted until his death.

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Gibb loved the sport of paintball, and had a team which he called the Royal Rat Rangers, a reference to his being named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and to his time at the Little River AA group, where the members referred to each other as "river rats." He promoted the sport at every opportunity, and opened a paintball equipment shop, "Commander Mo's Paintball Shop," in North Miami Beach, Florida.



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