Maurice Gibb

Maurice Gibb

English musician, singer, songwriter
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  • We don't mind being ripped apart, but don't rip the songs apart. They're like our kids.
  • Harmonies are nice.
  • I suppose being his twin made me understand Robin that much more easily.
  • No one knew me until I met my wife Lulu. Lulu's mother used to ask, Which one is Maurice? For six months she thought Lulu was dating Barry.
  • I write the music because I can't really write lyrics. But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of. So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to.
  • I was always the sexy bass player in the background while Robin stood centre. Barry and I played it up a bit, gave 'em a bit of thigh.
  • I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us. So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.
  • We expected to have a good time with Clive Davis 'cause I've always liked him, his shows. I've sort of followed his career a bit 'cause he had a lot of that on PBS over here.
  • They don't bother too much with the balance and things on blues records.
  • It's very hard to write a song alone. It's only by jamming that you can get a song together.
  • Elton wanted a garden. They were building all afternoon while we were rehearsing. And then they built a fountain for Elton. And he said, I was only joking!
  • Robin had always wanted to go solo, so when it happened I wasn't angry at all. I understood the situation. But Barry is so full of pride and couldn't understand why Robin had done it.
  • We were in the Green Room watching Elvis Costello, and I thought it was pretty good. He still is not that bad. But we were told he was a huge fan.
  • Finally, I found a program that's put my troubles behind me.
  • We recorded this song about six years ago in Australia. It didn't do a bloody thing then, and I don't think this version will do anything today.
  • I heard my brother's voice even though we were apart. I then answered the phone and found him on the line.
  • Everybody who knows us knows we always have a good time.
  • So many groups fail because they spend all their time in the clubs. Work pours in and they can't handle it because of late-night drinking.
  • Robin hasn't got a big nose - but I can soon arrange that.
  • Tiny Tim? Anyone could sing like that. It's atrocious. It's hideous, really.
  • I'm quite proud of my piano playing. Robin's never played a note on the piano at our recording sessions. I just wish I could be appreciated musically now.
  • FOr a while, I'd never had the opportunity to prove on TV that I could play the piano.
  • I'll be honest. We copied everyone... the Beatles, the Bachelors. It was the only way people would even listen to you.
  • I was in my bath and looked down-my body was covered with bruises. When Robin came home from the hospital, he had bruises in exactly the same places.
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