Australian music mogul Robert Stigwood – who managed the Bee Gees, Cream and Eric Clapton – has died at the age of 81 …
The Australian music mogul’s passing was confirmed on Facebook by Spencer Gibb, the son of late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb, in a touching post. At the time of writing a cause of death was not known. In his social media post, Spencer wrote a moving tribute to Stigwood, whom he knew as ‘Stiggy’ and who steered his father’s group to worldwide fame and success. He wrote on his Facebook page: “My godfather, and the long-time manager of my family, Robert Stigwood, has passed away. A creative genius with a very quick and dry wit, Robert was the driving force behind The Bee Gees career …
“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.”
Stigwood worked in advertising in his native Australia before moving to the UK at the age of 21 to enter the music and film industry
He made his name representing English singer John Leyton, securing him a role on the TV show Harpers West One, and he went on to record a song, Johnny Remember Me, which spent four weeks at number one in 1961. After a period of bankruptcy, in 1966 he became a booking agent for The Who, before signing them to his own Reaction Records label, where they recorded the hit singleSubstitute. He then managed Cream and Eric Clapton, before signing the Bee Gees in 1967 and going on to forge a working relationship with three brothers, Barry, Robin and Maurice which lasted a lifetime.
In 1968, he began working in musical theatre. His company The Robert Stigwood Organisation (RSO), oversaw the production of Hair, Oh! Calcutta!, Sweeney Todd and eventually the last of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, Evita.
Lord Lloyd Webber has taken to his Twitter account to pay tribute to his late friend, writing: “Farewell beloved Robert, the great showman who taught me so much. With love, ALW. (sic)”
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