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Bee Gee Robin Gibb wakes from coma - report

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has woken from a coma more than a week after he lost consciousness and has...

SAMRO chief executive Nicholas Motsatse (right) with Robin Gibb of Bee Gees fame at the World Copyright Summit in Washington in June 2009. Picture: SAMRO

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Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has woken from a coma more than a week after he

lost consciousness and has attempted to communicate with family members at his

hospital bedside, the BBC reported on Saturday.

Gibb, 62, has begun to show signs of recovery

and has been able to nod and communicate with his family, spokesman Doug Wright

was quoted as saying by the BBC. Wright could not immediately be reached to

confirm the report.

The singer contracted pneumonia and fell into

a coma at a central London hospital earlier this month. He had been receiving

treatment for colon and liver cancer.

He founded the Bee Gees with his twin brother Maurice and older

brother Barry in the late 1950s. They have sold an estimated 200 million

records during a career spanning more than 50 years.

The group helped to define the disco sound of

the 1970s with a string of hits, including "Stayin' Alive",

"Night Fever" and "Jive Talkin'". Their distinctive sound

was characterised by falsetto vocals, tight harmonies and lush orchestration.

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