Maurice Gibb Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Maurice Gibb Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight65 kg
Date of BirthDecember 22, 1949
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Date of DeathJanuary 12, 2003

Maurice Gibb was a British musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor who gained acclaim as a member of the brotherly music group named Bee Gees, one of the best-selling music artists of all time. After the Beatles and the Supremes, the band became the 3rd most successful band in Billboard charts history and the group’s name was retired after 45 years of activity after Maurice’s sudden death.

Born Name

Maurice Ernest Gibb

Nick Names

The Quiet One, Mo, Moby

Maurice Gibb as seen in April 2001
Maurice Gibb as seen in April 2001 (Marccessna / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Age

He was born on December 22, 1949.

Died

On January 12, 2003, he passed away due to complications of a twisted intestine at the age of 53 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, United States.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Douglas, Isle of Man

Nationality

British

 

Occupation

Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor

Family

  • Father – Hugh Leslie Gibb (Musician, Drummer, Bandleader, Delivery Man, Photographer)
  • Mother – Barbara (née Pass)
  • SiblingsBarry Gibb (Older Brother) (Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer), Robin Gibb (35-minute Older Fraternal Twin Brother) (Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer), Andy Gibb (Younger Brother) (Singer, Songwriter) (Died at the age of 30), Lesley (Older Sister)
  • Others – Hugh Gibb (Paternal Grandfather), Edith Yardley (Paternal Grandmother), Ernest Pass (Maternal Grandfather), Nora Lynch (Maternal Grandmother), Peta (Niece), Stephen (Nephew) (Musician), Ashley (Nephew), Travis (Nephew), Michael (Nephew), Alexandra (Niece), Spencer (Nephew) (Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Actor), Melissa (Niece), Robin-John (Nephew), Snow Evelyn Robin Juliet Gibb (Niece)

Genre

Rock, Pop

Instruments

Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Drums

Labels

Polydor

Build

Slim

Maurice Gibb played bass on Dutch television 'Twien' in 1968
Maurice Gibb played bass on Dutch television ‘Twien’ in 1968 (Beeld & Geluid Wiki / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision / CC BY-SA 3.0 NL)

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Maurice Gibb had dated –

  1. Lulu (1969-1973)​ – He married Scottish singer, actress, television personality, and businesswoman Lulu on February 18, 1969, but they eventually divorced in 1973. He later commented that “we didn’t have any responsibilities, we’d just party.”
  2. Barbara Windsor (1970) – He hooked up with English actress Barbara Windsor in 1970.
  3. Yvonne Spenceley (1975-2003) – On October 17, 1975, he got married to his 2nd wife Yvonne Spenceley and the duo remained married until his death. They had 2 children – son Adam Gibb (b. February 23, 1976) and daughter Samantha Gibb (b. July 2, 1980).

Race / Ethnicity

White

Maurice Gibb was of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Receding hairline
  • Wore a hat
Maurice Gibb pictured while performing in 1973
Maurice Gibb pictured while performing in 1973 (AVRO / Beeld en Geluid Wiki / CC BY-SA 3.0 NL)

Maurice Gibb Favorite Things

  • Drink – Scotch and Coke

SourceWikipedia

Maurice Gibb Facts

  1. His first name is pronounced “Morris”.
  2. With the Bee Gees, he released the band’s debut studio album, The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs, in November 1965.
  3. Some of Maurice’s influences included the Everly BrothersCliff Richard, Paul Anka, the Mills Brothers, and the Beatles.
  4. In 1978, he made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Bob Henderson in the musical comedy film, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  5. As a member of the Bee Gees, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
  6. Maurice Gibb once said that he had “battled the booze” since the 1970s.
  7. He was awarded a CBE, or Commander of the Order of British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year’s Eve Honors List 2001.

Featured Image by Marccessna / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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