Bee Gees Manager Robert Stigwood Dies at 81

Published: Jan. 4, 2016 at 1:58 PM PST
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The manager who steered the Bee Gees to massive fame in the '70s has died, according to TMZ.

Robert Stigwood, who also managed Cream, had a partnership with Beatles manager Brian Epstein when the Bee Gees moved from Australia to Britain. He oversaw their career with hits such as "To Love Somebody" and "New York Mining Disaster 1941" before moving the group to his new Robert Stigwood Organisation (RSO) and moving the Bee Gees to their huge '70s R&B/pop/disco success. Other acts signed to his label included the Bee Gees' brother Andy Gibb, Eric Clapton and Player.

Stigwood also produced several music movies, including "Hair," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease."

Stigwood was 81 when he died January 4, 2016. The cause of death has not been disclosed.