Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
“If the heart stops for more than two minutes, you have massive brain death. There are only two minutes between our conscious world and zero. That's how fragile our consciousness is.”
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From the BBC:
"The quavering voice of Robin Gibb was one of the key ingredients in the sound and success of the Bee Gees.
Over a period of 40 years, Robin - alongside twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry - racked up a string of hit singles and albums.
From their early incarnation as pop troubadours to their dramatic reinvention as the kings of disco in the mid-1970s, they notched up more than 200 million album sales worldwide.
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
In 2010, he (Robin) cancelled a series of shows due to severe stomach pains and went on to have emergency surgery for a blocked intestine.
In late 2011 it was announced that Robin, at the age of 61, had been diagnosed with liver cancer. His gaunt appearance prompted suggestions that he was close to death.
However, he went into remission and had been in recovery in recent months. 'I feel fantastic,' he told BBC Radio 2 in February. 'I am very active and my sense of well-being is good.'
His final work was a collaboration with his son, RJ, on The Titanic Requiem, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the naval disaster.
Robin Gibb was a talented singer and songwriter whose best work came from his collaboration with his brothers.
Together they sold more records than the Rolling Stones, Abba or Elton John, but Gibb always felt the band had not received the recognition it deserved.
'There are songs we wrote in 1968 that people are still singing,' he told one interviewer in 2008. 'There's very few artists with that kind of history'."
"We are a fraternity of people who sing pop and rock and Robin is another one of us who has gone too soon. The legacy will be what the Bee Gees did, which was stunningly good stuff, right on a par with The Beatles."
Cliff Richard, Rolling Stones
I "will miss him very much, Robin was not only an exceptional and extraordinary musician and songwriter, he was a highly intelligent, interested and committed human being."
”(Gibb is) one of the major figures in the history of British music. Everyone should be aware that the Bee Gees are second only to Lennon and McCartney as the most successful songwriting unit in British popular music. (Gibb had) one of the best white soul voices ever.”
Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini
"Robin will be remembered as a musician and as a singer and part of The Bee Gees. The legacy they'll leave behind is Staying Alive, the harmonies and just the songs that they've written."
Maurice Gibb died in January of 2003. Robin Gibb died of cancer this week.
Barry Gibb is the only surviving member of the Bee Gees.
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