Barry Gibb

Born Sep 1, 1946

Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, CBE is a musician, singer and songwriter and producer, who rose to worldwide fame as a founding member of the Bee Gees. He is also the eldest and last surviving Gibb brother. With his younger brothers, twins Robin and Maurice, he formed the Bee Gees, one of the most successful pop groups in the history of music. Their younger brother Andy was also a popular singer.… Read More

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1946 - 1951 3 More Events
1952 5 Years Old In 1952, the Gibb family relocated to 43 Snaefell Road, Willaston, which became their home for the next two years. … Read More
1953 6 Years Old On his seventh birthday in 1953, he went to Desmesne Road Boys School.
1955 8 Years Old In 1955, Gibb formed the skiffle group, The Rattlesnakes. … Read More


Around 1958, Gibb's guitar was accidentally broke by Frost, while Frost himself described the incident as "broken in the middle".
1961 - 1962 2 More Events
And the Gibb family finally moved in Sydney at the start of 1963. … Read More
1964 17 Years Old 1 More Event
One of them is his composition "One Road" hit No. 2 in Australia New South Wales Chart and #32 on the Kent Music Report charts for Jimmy Little in 1964.
1966 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1966, Gibb has won the annual Radio 5KA award for the best composition of the year, "I Was a Lover, A Leader of Men". … Read More


1967 - 1969 4 More Events
In February 1970, he started to record his first solo album, The Kid's No Good; he released his first solo single, "I'll Kiss Your Memory", but the rest of the songs that were supposed to be on the album were never released and only appeared in bootlegs. "I'll Kiss Your Memory" was not charted in both UK and US but reached #16 in Netherlands in five weeks. … Read More
1971 24 Years Old …  In October 1971, Gibb recorded three songs for his fan club called Barry Gibb Fan Club; one of the songs, "King Kathy" was released as a single on Lyntone Records.
1972 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Gibb had remained a constant creative force for the group and, by 1972, had set aside the idea of a parallel solo career and was ready to devote full attention to the band. … Read More
1975 28 Years Old The first song featuring Gibb's falsetto was 1975's "Nights on Broadway".
1976 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1976, Gibb wrote "I Just Want to Be Your Everything", Andy Gibb's first US No. 1, and provided backup vocals.


1977 30 Years Old During 1977, Gibb co-wrote "Emotion", the song remains Samantha Sang's best-known hit. … Read More
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring Gibb as Mark Henderson was shown in July 1978. … Read More
1979 - 1982 4 More Events
In August 1983, after Gibb met Kenny Rogers who asked for some songs, Gibb recorded his first demo for Rogers entitled "Eyes That See in the Dark". … Read More
1984 37 Years Old In September 1984, his album Now Voyager was released. … Read More
In 1985, Gibb started to record demos for Diana Ross, for her album Eaten Alive.


1987 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In June and July 1987, Gibb and Maurice produced Andy Gibb's four new songs; one of them is "Arrow Through the Heart" which was later released in 2010.
1988 - 1990 2 More Events
1992 45 Years Old Around 1992, Gibb played guitar on Lulu's "Let Me Wake Up in Your Arms", released in 1993. … Read More
1994 47 Years Old In 1994, the Bee Gees and Polydor planned a tour to promote Size Isn't Everything, but it was off in February, due to Gibb's trouble with arthritis in the back, right hand and right knee. … Read More


2001 - 2003 5 More Events
2004 57 Years Old 1 More Event
On 2 May 2004, Barry and Robin Gibb received the CBE award at Buckingham Palace; their nephew Adam accepted his father Maurice's posthumous award.
2005 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2005, along with many artists, Gibb and his brother Robin recorded vocal parts for the charity single "Grief Never Grows Old" on behalf of victims of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004.
2006 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2006, two Gibb singles, "Doctor Mann" and "Underworld", were released on iTunes. "Underworld" was featured on the film soundtrack of Arctic Tale but not in the film.


2007 60 Years Old Also in 2007 Gibb appeared as a mentor in season six of American Idol.
On 14 March 2009, Gibb teamed with Olivia Newton-John to present the one-hour finale performance at a star-studded 12-hour live concert at Sydney's Sydney Cricket Ground, part of Sound Relief, a fundraiser to aid victims of the February 2009 Victorian Bushfires that devastated large tracts of heavily wooded and populated south-eastern Australia, where the Gibb family once lived. … Read More
2010 - 2011 2 More Events
On 21 February 2012, Gibb performed his first solo concert in the US at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe in Florida. … Read More
He commenced a world tour in 2013 in Australia called Mythology Tour, featuring the Bee Gees anthology set album of the same name. … Read More
On 27 January 2014, Gibb appeared on the American television show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to announce the start of his first solo tour of the US. … Read More
2015 68 Years Old 1 More Event
On 8 February 2015 at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Gibb, along with the group Pentatonix presented the category of Best Pop Vocal Album.
2016 69 Years Old 1 More Event
On 26 June 2016, Gibb was scheduled to perform the "legend" spot at the Glastonbury Festival in England, but pulled out due to a family illness. … Read More
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