By Hayden Wright
Robert Stigwood, legendary manager of the Bee Gees and producer of Saturday Night Fever and Grease, has passed away at age 81.
His death was announced by Spencer Gibb, son of Bee Gees icon Robin Gibb. The second-generation musician remembered Stigwood’s “creative genius” and “very quick and dry wit” in his heartfelt post. Stigwood’s work is synonymous with the decade in which it redefined the sound of pop-rock.
“RSO Records pretty much defined the late 70’s,” wrote Gibb. “Of course, his biography is very extensive and can easily be found online…..I would like to thank Robert for his kindness to me over the years as well as his mentorship to my family. ‘Stiggy,’ you will be missed.”
Since the news, tributes from musical legends like Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber have joined an outpouring of gratitude.