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Former Bee Gee Robin Gibb honoured by blue plaque at former home

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Former Bee Gee Robin Gibb has had a plaque unveiled to celebrate his life and work.

Earlier this year, Gibb passed away from pneumonia after a long battle with cancer. The Heritage Foundation and Thame Town Council installed a blue plaque to commemorate his former home in Priestend, Thame.

Thousands of fans join The Bee Gees in 1998 as they celebrated 30 years at the top of the charts with a world tour

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Friends, fans and family turned out to the ceremony, with former DJ Mike Read and songwriter Sir Tim Rice addressing the crowd.

Read said Gibb had an "exceptional character". He added: "Everybody that knew him loved him. He wasn't a showy rock star, he wasn't a showy popstar."

Rice told the crowd: "It's a great honour for me to have known Robin and a great honour to be here today."

Popstar Peter Andre also attended and praised Gibb as a "great man". He said: "We've been part of history today. People are coming from around the world to see that plaque and we were there. It's incredible."

Earlier this year, Barry Gibb - the remaining member of the Bee Gees following Robin and Maurice's passing - revealed plans for a solo tour in memory of the twins and their brother Andy, who died in 1988.

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