Isle of Man issues Robin Gibb tribute stamps

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29 April 2013
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The Isle of Man celebrates the life of the late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb with a set of eight stamps featuring the singer and his music. ...
The Isle of Man celebrates the life of the late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb with a set of eight stamps featuring the singer and his music. The stamps, issued on 24 April 2013, coincide with the posthumous release of GIbb's album 50 St Catherine's Drive - the address of the Isle of Man home where Robin's family lived when he and his twin brother Maurice were born in 1949.

The stamps focus on Gibb's solo music career, presenting his musical achievements in chronological order:

  • The first stamp (2p) features the cover of Robin's Reign, his first solo album, released in 1970
  • Stamp two (40p) has How Old Are You from 1982 -  his third solo album
  • The third stamp (42p) has the cover of Secret Agent, released in 1984, which also featured his brother Maurice as co-writer and keyboard player
  • Walls Have Eyes from 1985 (50p stamp) also featured Maurice as co-producer, with third brother Barry as a co-writer
  • The fifth stamp in the set features Magnet, Robin's album released in 2003 which featured the Bee Gees song 'Wish You Were Here'
  • Stamp six (73p) has Robin Gibb Live from 2005, which was recorded with the Neue Philarmonie Orchestra
  • The seventh stamp has the cover of Gibb's album Titanic - one of his final pieces of music
  • The last stamp in the set (178p) is the posthumous 50 St Catherine's Drive

The stamps will be sold alongside related products including a first day cover, presentation pack and stamp sheets. To purchase the stamps, visit the Isle of Man Post Office website.

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