Richard “Ribbs” Gibbs (born in 1955 in Bay Village, Ohio) is an American film composer and music producer, most notable for his film work in Dr. Dolittle, Big Momma's House, The Book of Stars, Queen of the Damned and television work in the Battlestar Galactica re-imagined series.
Gibbs was raised in Wooster, Ohio and Daytona Beach, Florida. A spelling champ and National Merit finalist, he skipped his senior year of high school to attend the local community college, where he earned an AA degree in one year. He then went on to matriculate with a degree in classical composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Gibbs was the keyboard player for the New Wave band Oingo Boingo from 1980 to 1984. He was also a session player, performing on over 150 albums for artists as diverse as War, Tom Waits, Robert Palmer, and Aretha Franklin. He also started with Michael Jochum the band Zuma II, which had an eponymously titled record released by Pasha/CBS Records. He has appeared live with Korn, The Staples, Chaka Khan, and Oingo Boingo.