1978 hit single from the Bee Gees’ younger brother, Andy Gibb 17



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He was the younger brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees but Andy still grew to international prominence in the late 1970s. In fact, he had six singles reach the Top 10 on the US charts.

Interestingly, Andy was born in Manchester, England but at six months old, his family emigrated to Queensland and settled on Cribb Island near Brisbane; Andy did return to the United Kingdom in 1967.

Andy’s success was cut short, passing away at 30 years old, after battling drug addiction and depression for several years. Though this song in 1978, from his second studio album, has remained an all-time favourite from the decade. The song stayed at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks and achieved platinum status.


Can you guess the song?


Listen to Andy Gibb’s “Shadow Dancing” below.


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  1. In 1963 my high school in Sydney invited the Bee Gees to sing at our fete to try and get more people to come to it. My friends and I decided not to go because they were ‘nobodies’! If only we had known then what a world-wide phenomenon they would become.

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  2. I love the Bee Gees as a performing group but young Andy was definitely the most cute of the brothers. He was all so a great performer who had the same sound as his brothers.

  3. Just want to sob for beautiful Andy, Mo and Robin.Just so sad losing Andy at such a young age. Don’t Give It All Away was my fav song from Andy….everything he sang ,I loved xxx

  4. No doubt he had his 5 minutes of fame but I just remember him. Its always sad when a sibling has just a flash of brilliance in the shadow of much more talented brothers.

  5. He always lived in their shadow. Perhaps their parents should have tried to get him to take some other path in life. He may have been still alive but I guess fate had something to do with it.

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