Robin Gibb of Bee Gees dies aged 62

May 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today we’ve arisen to the terribly sad news that Robin Gibb of Bee Gees has passed away aged 62 after a battle with cancer.

The singer songwriter who was famous for staring alongside his brothers Maurice and Barry in Bee Gees has been credited as being one of the ‘most important figures in British music’ for his long contribution to music and working on so many iconic records.

Robin Gibb 2010

Robin Gibb

Bee Gees were famous for their disco anthems in the 1970’s and many of their songs encompassed the time. I remember seeing the film Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta at the cinema in 1977 and was mesmerised by how infectious Bee Gees songs Stayin’ Alive and Night Fever were. Quite incredibly these songs are still instantly recognisable even today.

Along with writing and recording songs for his own band Robin Gibb also penned tracks for world famous artists including Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Barbara Streisand, Tina Turner and Celine Dion over the years. Many believe that song writing was his most accomplished talent having written 23 number one records during his lifetime.

Bee Gees

Bee Gees- Robin, Barry and Maurice

Robin Gibb is an artist who I’m sure will be remembered fondly by the music world and general public alike- a very sad loss indeed.

British Heart Foundation Hands-Only CPR featuring Vinnie Jones

January 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The British Heart FoundationWho would have thought that an advert featuring Vinnie Jones and the famous 70’s anthem ‘Stayin’ Alive’ by The Bee Gee’s would have captured news segments and Twitter so fiercely? It would appear that The British Heart Foundation’s new campaign has done just that.

The campaign, which stars former footballer and actor Vinnie Jones, tackles the daunting challenge of resuscitating a person who has stopped breathing by introducing ‘Hands-Only CPR’ a newly adapted approach to traditional CPR.

The campaign uses a cheeky tactic to deliver crucial information of a new and easy method to CPR, which anyone and everyone can carry out to potentially save someone else’s life.

The Hands-Only CPR method is now considered to be the best way for non-medical professionals or those without first aid training to administer CPR, basically removing the ‘kiss of life’ segment to defer people administering the daunting breath of air that is considered largely off putting for many.

Instead of interrupting chest compressions with a breath of air, it is now advised to continuously press the chest, hard and fast at the beat of Stayin’ Alive, which is wonderfully ironic but said to be very effective in helping stimulate the heart after cardiac arrest.

Although it may seem a little cheesy, what with a macho Vinnie Jones, tattooed knuckles and leather clad hit men by his side. I think it’s a brilliantly effective way to remind people that CPR is not as hard as it looks and could really make difference.

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