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Robin Gibb: Blue plaque planned for Bee Gees musician

Category: England

Published: 7th Aug 2012 18:19:37

A blue plaque is to be installed in Oxfordshire at the former home of musician Robin Gibb.

The Bee Gees singer died of kidney failure in May, aged 62, following a battle with cancer and pneumonia.

The Heritage Foundation and Thame Borough Council is to unveil the plaque at Mr Gibb's former home The Prebendal, in Priestend, Thame, in September.

Mr Gibb, who was made a CBE in 2004, was president of the Heritage Foundation from 2008 to 2011.

The charity has been putting up entertainment plaques for 20 years, including ones for Kenny Everett, Eric Morecambe, Dusty Springfield and Bobby Moore.

Chairman David Graham said of Mr Gibb: "He was so down to earth and normal and really enthusiastic.

"It's a personal thing for me. He was a great bloke to get on with and I owe him a great deal and so do a lot of people in the country. He was a great songwriter and performer.

"We wouldn't have normally have done it this early - it is one of our quickest plaques - but it's a chance for the fans who are coming from all over the world.

"The measure of a man's life is what he has achieved. Robin has achieved so much in life it was immeasurable."

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