Barry Gibb
Songwriter, Producer, Singer
Barry Gibb
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.
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'I'm In Defiance Of Time': Barry Gibb On Music, Family And Loss
NPR - 4 months
The last surviving Bee Gee has released his first album in more than 30 years. In The Now is colored by the loss of Gibb's mother and brothers, but he says it's also about "the idea of having fun."
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Last surviving member of the Bee Gees comes back for more
Yahoo News - 5 months
Barry Gibb, "In the Now" (Columbia Records)
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A Word With: A Bee Gees Survivor: Barry Gibb Reflects in a Solo Album
NYTimes - 5 months
With his new album, “In the Now,” Mr. Gibb aims to put his life, including the loss of his brothers, in perspective.
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The Top Ten Reasons You Should Work for Free -- Unless You Are Wil Wheaton
Huffington Post - over 1 year
I recently ran across a blog written by Wil Wheaton titled, "You can't pay your rent with "the unique platform and reach our site provides." In it and on his Twitter account he took shots at the Huffington Post for having an editor reach out to him for permission to repost another blog he had written, "Seven things I did to reboot my life." He was indignant that they weren't going to offer him compensation for the piece and was quite vocal about it. As a blogger for the Huffington Post myself, I was torn. On one hand, I absolutely believe passionately that artists should be compensated for their work. However, there was something about his post that bothered me. For starters, this was a blog; not a published journalism piece. It was a blog that he felt passionately enough about to post for free on his own site and then, by his own admission, submitted to Medium; again with no anticipation of compensation. And while I didn't research it myself, I'm guessing he also posted it to h ...
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Barry Gibb: Justin Bieber is 'heading for a brick wall'
USA Today - about 3 years
The Bee Gee brother says Bieber's got "gifts" but he needs to "grow up."
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Barry Gibb and Jimmy Fallon Harmonize to the Everly Brothers
Rolling Stone - about 3 years
A month after Barry Gibb and his falsetto made a surprise appearance on the Saturday Night Live that Jimmy Fallon was hosting the Bee Gee stopped by Late Night last night to sing songs by another set of musical siblings the Everly Brothers Although neither he nor the talk-show host made...
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Barry Gibb Helps Diabetes Research Institute Commemorate 40 Years Of Love And Hope
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Music legend to give exclusive concert at Love and Hope Ball on Valentine's Weekend!HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Barry Gibb and his band have been entertaining fans in Ireland and England with The Mythology Tour recently, the ladies of Love and Hope have been preparing for an exclusive concert to be held at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, FL, on February 15, 2014. ...
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Claire N. Barnes, MA: With Friends Like This...
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Fifteen years ago, my husband and I relocated to Northern California to begin our committed life journey together. I took the job as the director of a small, independent school, and quickly became acquainted with several of the board members. I spent a great deal of time with one young woman in particular, whose husband was a computer pioneer and on the cutting edge of social media. I didn't quite understand all the implications at the time, but the husband had developed a "friendship" with a woman via the web, and the friendship was negatively affecting the couple's marriage. The whole Internet friendship scenario was new to all of us then, but fast forward 15 years and we now recognize social media has revolutionized how we connect with other human beings and how we develop our relationships -- often at the expense of our most intimate connections. We used to say, one's lifelong friends could be counted on the fingers of one hand. But in this century it is a stat ...
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Barry Gibb tells of the guilt, remorse and loneliness of being the last of the Bee Gees
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
Barry Gibb's wife Linda told him - as the last surviving Bee Gee - to stop moping over the death of his brothers, get off his backside and make music again, writes DAVID WIGG.
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Hulu.com: JT's 10 Best SNL Sketches
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Do you ever wonder why SNL will have most hosts singing -- and usually really badly -- in the monologue to start each show? It has about a .200 batting average and everybody speeds through it on their DVRs like it has the engine of a 747, but it almost always happens. Why? It's probably because Justin Timberlake does it so well. Lorne Michaels has visions of Timberlakes dancing in his head when, say, Jeremy Renner is on the show. But Jeremy Renner is not Justin Timberlake. No one is Justin Timberlake. Because Justin Timberlake can give musical monologues like this. Just as some farmers are born to farm and some cobblers are born to cobble, Justin Timberlakes are born to host SNL. JT is back doing that on Saturday. We've compiled his 10 best bits. And we left out the one about cobbling.--Ben Collins 10. J**z in My Pants Did you know Justin Timberlake is technically in this in an absolutely essential role? He's mopping. Considering the amount of fluid getting t ...
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Justin Timberlake Might As Well Live At 30 Rock
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Justin Timberlake will spend the week of March 11 as the exclusive musical performer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," NBC announced Thursday. The collaboration between Fallon and Timberlake goes back to Fallon's "Saturday Night Live" days. The two first paired up for "The Barry Gibb Talk Show" back in 2003, and have reprised the Bee Gees characters several times since on "SNL." When Fallon took over "Late Night," Timberlake has been a frequent guest, appearing on the very first episode. One of their most popular comedy bits on "Late Night" is the recurring "History of Rap" medleys. Fallon recently took home a Grammy for his album "Blow Your Pants Off," which included a "History of Rap" featuring Timberlake's vocals. Timberlake will appear on "Late Night" as promotion for his upcoming album "The 20/20 Experience," his first in seven years. He is also hosting "SNL" on March 9, immediately before launching into his week-long "Late Night" stint.
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Gibb to open world tour in Australia
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
THE last remaining Bee Gee, Barry Gibb, will make an emotional homecoming to Australia to seek closure after the death of his brother.
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Bee Gees singer plans return
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb is to launch a solo career in honour of his three deceased brothers.
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Surviving Bee Gee mourns Robin Gibb's loss
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb lamented the loss of his brother, telling mourners on Friday that he would miss Robin Gibb's "magnificent mind and his beautiful heart."
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Barry Gibb: Robin is with his twin
Belfast Telegraph - over 4 years
Bee Gee Barry Gibb paid an emotional tribute to his brother Robin's "magnificent mind and his beautiful heart" at his funeral - saying he had finally been reunited with his twin.
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Robin Gibb Mourned By Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood
MTV News - almost 5 years
At Billboard Music Awards, Jordin Sparks recalls paying tribute to the Bee Gees during her time on 'American Idol.' By Kara Warner <P>The music industry lost yet another influential artist Sunday (May 20), with the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1685455/bee-gees-robin-gibb-dead-died-62.jhtml">untimely death of Bee Gees' member Robin Gibb</a>.</P><P>The news was met with sadness and shock from the celeb attendees at Sunday's <i>Billboard</i> Music Awards. They were quick to express heartfelt sentiments to Gibb's family and friends, as well as weigh in on the huge impact the Bee Gees had on the music industry as a whole.</P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Celebrities React To Robin Gibb's Passing" id="vid:770720" width="415" height="255"></div><p></P> ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Barry Gibb
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 69
    On 28 June 2016, it was announced that Gibb had signed to Columbia Records and will release his second solo album, In the Now on 7 October 2016.
    More Details Hide Details The album is Gibb's first album with all new material since Bee Gees' final studio album This Is Where I Came In (2001). In the Now was co-written by his sons Stephen and Ashley, and it was produced with John Merchant.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He did, however, appear with Coldplay as a guest performer singing "To Love Somebody" and "Stayin' Alive".
  • 2015
    Age 68
    On March 26, 2015, Gibb was one of the headlining acts on a music festival called the Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach Global Music Festival alongside Andrea Bocelli, Gloria Estefan, Flo Rida, Jon Secada and Wyclef Jean.
    More Details Hide Details For the first time in public, he performed his new song "The Home Truth Song".
    On 8 February 2015 at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Gibb, along with the group Pentatonix presented the category of Best Pop Vocal Album.
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  • 2014
    Age 67
    Gibb appeared on a Paul McCartney tribute album The Art of McCartney released on 18 November 2014 performing "When I'm Sixty-Four".
    More Details Hide Details Gibb's friend, country singer TG Sheppard said in an interview with Gary James that Gibb was just moved to Nashville and was going to adopt country music to his genre.
    In a Mirror interview with Gibb on 11 July 2014 that he was still mourning following the death of Robin and credits his wife Linda and Paul McCartney for helping him to recover.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details He performed "You Should Be Dancing" with help from Fallon's backing band, The Roots. Gibb and Fallon sang some Everly Brothers songs, including "Bye Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie". Gibb also sang "To Love Somebody" as a bonus online performance. On 28 January, Gibb was interviewed by the CNN about his brothers and, in that same interview, Gibb talks about Justin Bieber, saying he is "heading for a brick wall".
  • 2013
    Age 66
    On 21 December 2013, Barry Gibb made a surprise appearance on the US television show Saturday Night Live at the end of the "Barry Gibb Talk Show" skit with Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake and Madonna.
    More Details Hide Details Also appearing that night was Sir Paul McCartney who shared the stage with Gibb during the closing credits where they embraced each other.
    On 27 October 2013, Gibb appeared at the Country Music Hall of Fame with Kenny Rogers and Bobby Bare; Gibb performed "Islands in the Stream" with Kelly Lang.
    More Details Hide Details In October, Gibb performed at the Grand Ole Opry for the second time with Ricky Skaggs.
    He commenced a world tour in 2013 in Australia called Mythology Tour, featuring the Bee Gees anthology set album of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details He was joined on stage by his son Steve and Maurice's daughter Samantha. On that tour, for the first time on stage, Gibb performed "Playdown" (1966), "Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You" (1967), "I Started a Joke" (1969) and "With the Sun in My Eyes" (1968). Also, for the first time, the music video of the Bee Gees' 2001 song "Technicolor Dreams", written by Gibb, was shown before the show began. This short tour inspired Festival Records to release a box set of the Bee Gees' three Australian albums, The Festival Albums Collection, 1965–1967, and a 'best of' compilation of the group's Australian era songs titled Morning of My Life.
  • 2012
    Age 65
    Gibb made his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry on 27 July 2012, performing three songs with Ricky Skaggs Skaggs later recorded "Soldier's Son" on which Gibb added vocals for Skaggs' album Music to My Ears released in 2012.
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    On 20 May 2012, Robin Gibb died, making Barry the sole surviving Gibb brother.
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    On 21 February 2012, Gibb performed his first solo concert in the US at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe in Florida.
    More Details Hide Details He sang "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" with Maurice's daughter, Samantha Gibb, who is a singer in her own band. Barry's son Steve was also on stage as lead guitarist and sang a Maurice composition, "On Time".
  • 2011
    Age 64
    In December 2011, his two songs, "Grey Ghost" and "Daddy's Little Girl" were released.
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  • 2010
    Age 63
    In 2010, Gibb withdrew from a planned appearance on the Gorillaz album Plastic Beach which was released in March.
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  • 2009
    Age 62
    Also in 2009, Barry and Linda Gibb became US citizens; they retain their British citizenship.
    More Details Hide Details In late 2009, Barry and Robin announced plans to record and perform together once again as the Bee Gees.
    On 10 July 2009, Gibb was made a Freeman of the Borough of Douglas (Isle of Man).
    More Details Hide Details The award was also bestowed upon his brother Robin and posthumously upon his brother Maurice.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The concert was televised live nationally across Australia on the Max TV cable network.
  • 2007
    Age 60
    Also in 2007 Gibb appeared as a mentor in season six of American Idol.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 59
    On 7 December 2006, Gibb joined 4,500 other musicians in a full-page advertisement in the Financial Times newspaper, calling for the British Government to extend the existing 50-year copyright protection of sound recordings in the United Kingdom.
    More Details Hide Details The fair play for musicians advertisement proposed that the copyright be extended to the American standard of 95 years and was a direct response to the Gowers Review (published by the British Government on 6 December 2006), which recommended the retention of the 50-year protection for sound recordings. In 2007, "Drown On the River" was released as a single on iTunes. The song later appeared on the soundtrack of Deal. Also in the same year, Gibb sang background vocals on Jamie Jo's song "U Turn Me On" and wrote the theme music for ITV's Grease Is the Word.
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 58
    In April and May 2005, Barbra Streisand recorded songs for her new album produced by Gibb.
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    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 57
    Also in 2004, Gibb co-wrote and sang background vocals on his son Steve Gibb's solo single "Living in the Rain".
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    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 56
    In November 2003, ten months after Maurice's death, Gibb produced and contributed background vocals and guitar to two songs performed by Cliff Richard, "I Cannot Give You My Love" and "How Many Sleeps?"; Maurice's keyboard work from a 2001 demo version was included in this 2003 version.
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  • 2002
    Age 55
    Also in 2002, Gibb sings background vocals on Michael Bublé's version of the 1971 song "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart".
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    In 2002, Gibb and Michael Jackson recorded "All In Your Name".
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  • 2001
    Age 54
    In September 2001, the Bee Gees re-recorded "Islands in the Stream", which became their last session as a group, as Gibb did not seem to be present on the session in Middle Ear Studios, Miami Beach, Florida.
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    In 2001, Gibb co-wrote "I Cannot Give You My Love" with Ashley Gibb, which was intended for Cliff Richard.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 47
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Gibb co-wrote "I Will Be There", which was recorded as a demo for Tina Turner and released on Turner's album Twenty Four Seven.
  • 1992
    Age 45
    Around 1992, Gibb played guitar on Lulu's "Let Me Wake Up in Your Arms", released in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details In 1993, the Bee Gees recorded and released Size Isn't Everything.
  • 1990
    Age 43
    In September 1990, Gibb played guitar and produced "Born to Be Loved by You" by Kelli Wolfe, which was released as an unreleased B-side in August 1993.
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  • 1988
    Age 41
    And in 1988, Gibb recorded two new songs for the Hawks film.
    More Details Hide Details In September 1988, the film soundtrack of the film was released by Polydor only in the UK. The songs were all performed by Gibb except "Chain Reaction" (Diana Ross). The single from the soundtrack, "Childhood Days", reached only No. 60 in Germany. Around 1990, the Bee Gees recorded High Civilization.
  • 1987
    Age 40
    In 1987, Gibb co-wrote "Up the Revolution" by Elton John.
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    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 38
    Also in 1985, Gibb joined the short-lived supergroup the Bunburys with David English.
    More Details Hide Details In early 1987, the Bee Gees started to record their first album in six years.
    In late 1985 and early 1986, Gibb wrote new songs for his next album, though his third album Moonlight Madness was not released and most of the songs on that album was later released in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Producer Randy Jackson plays bass on all of the tracks. Gibb co-wrote three songs for Swedish singer Carola on her album Runaway.
    Also in 1985, Gibb co-wrote most of the songs on Robin Gibb's album Walls Have Eyes.
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    In 1985, Gibb started to record demos for Diana Ross, for her album Eaten Alive.
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  • 1984
    Age 37
    In September 1984, his album Now Voyager was released.
    More Details Hide Details Two singles from the album included "Shine, Shine", a US Top 40 single that reached the Top 10 in their Adult contemporary charts, and "Fine Line" which was less successful only reaching #50 on the dance charts. The film Now Voyager starring Gibb was directed by Storm Thorgerson, in which Gibb is the protagonist, with actor Michael Hordern as his guide through a confusing world between life and death. The film includes a music video on most of the songs on Now Voyager. A video for "Fine Line" featuring Gibb without his trademark beard and was filmed in black and white.
  • 1983
    Age 36
    In August 1983, Irving Azoff signed Gibb to the MCA Records for North America.
    More Details Hide Details Gibb was signed for a few million dollars to a multi-album deal. Polydor still had rights to Gibb's songs outside North America.
    In August 1983, he produced Rogers' new album Eyes That See in the Dark, which includes the song "Islands in the Stream" by Rogers and Dolly Parton which became one of the best-selling singles in country music.
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    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".
    More Details Hide Details At that time, Robin was working on his How Old Are You? album with Maurice playing instruments. The other songs intended for Kenny Rogers were written in late 1982, then at the start of 1983, Barry continued to record the demos until April 1983, while also recording songs with the Bee Gees for the film Staying Alive.
  • 1982
    Age 35
    In 1982, Clive Davis asked Gibb to write for Dionne Warwick, who was on his Arista label.
    More Details Hide Details Barry produced Warwick's Heartbreaker. The songs were all written by Gibb except "Our Day Will Come".
  • 1980
    Age 33
    In October 1980, Barbra Streisand's Guilty was released, produced by the Gibb-Galuten-Richardson team.
    More Details Hide Details The two songs of which were vocal duets between Streisand and Gibb are "Guilty" a US Top 10, and "What Kind of Fool" also reached the Top 10 in the US and reached #1 on the US Adult contemporary chart. In 1981, the Bee Gees released Living Eyes. Songs from the album were not disco and the album was not a commercial success.
    In September 1980, Gibb produced the three new songs on Andy Gibb's first compilation album, Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits.
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  • 1979
    Age 32
    After the Bee Gees' successful 1979 Spirits Having Flown Tour to promote the album of the same name, he produced and almost wrote all of the songs on Andy Gibb's final LP, After Dark released at the start of 1980.
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  • 1978
    Age 31
    In February 1978, he provided background vocals for his composition, "Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You" which Teri DeSario on vocals.
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    In 1978, Gibb wrote a title song to order for their manager Robert Stigwood's film and stage musical Grease and was later recorded by singer Frankie Valli and reached #1 in the US.
    More Details Hide Details The song contains guitar work by Peter Frampton.
    Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring Gibb as Mark Henderson was shown in July 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Andy's third single, "Shadow Dancing", which was credited to all four Gibb brothers, was also a US No. 1 single.
  • 1977
    Age 30
    During 1977, Gibb co-wrote "Emotion", the song remains Samantha Sang's best-known hit.
    More Details Hide Details Gibb and Galuten wrote "Save Me, Save Me" originally recorded by the group Network and later covered by Frankie Valli, Dusty Springfield, Rare Earth, and Teri DeSario. The film Sgt.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 29
    During the year 1976, Gibb met up with Vince Melouney and wrote two songs, "Let It Ride" and "Morning Rain", that were never recorded.
    More Details Hide Details In November 1977, the film Saturday Night Fever was released, and its soundtrack became the best-selling soundtrack of all time.
    In 1976, Gibb wrote "I Just Want to Be Your Everything", Andy Gibb's first US No. 1, and provided backup vocals.
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  • 1975
    Age 28
    The first song featuring Gibb's falsetto was 1975's "Nights on Broadway".
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  • 1972
    Age 25
    Also in 1972, Gibb moved to Los Angeles to record in The Record Plant studio.
    More Details Hide Details In 1973, the Bee Gees moved to Robert Stigwood's RSO Records and released their first singles for Stigwood, "Saw a New Morning" and Life in a Tin Can. Stigwood was not ready to give up on the group, but he did not believe in the musical direction they were taking. At the suggestion of Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records, Stigwood sent them to work with Atlantic producer and arranger Arif Mardin who produced the next Bee Gees album in 1974. After a United States tour early in 1974, the band started to perform at small clubs in England. At the start of 1975, the band moved to Miami at the suggestion of Eric Clapton to work on their new album with R&B producer Arif Mardin in Criteria Studios.
    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.
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  • 1971
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1970
    Age 23
    On 1 September 1970 (his 24th birthday), Gibb married Gray.
    More Details Hide Details Together, they have five children – Stephen (born 1973), Ashley (born 1977), Travis (born 1981), Michael (born 1984) and Alexandra (born 1991) – and seven grandchildren. After many stresses on their personal and professional lives, both Barry and Robin collapsed from nervous exhaustion on a flight from Australia to Turkey in 1967. On 23 December 1967, Barry and Robin left England for Australia. As Gibb explained: "But due to time difference we arrived on Christmas Day, we missed Christmas Eve altogether!". The pair celebrated Christmas with their manager Robert Stigwood's family as Gibb said: "We went on to Sydney". He also became friends with Michael Jackson, as he mentions him in his 11 July 2014 interview with the Mirror: "He would come to Miami and stay in our house. He’d sit in the kitchen and watch the fans outside his hotel on TV, just giggling – 'Hee hee!' He lived upstairs for a while, right before his child-molestation trial. We never discussed the case. We would just sit around and write and get drunk. Michael liked wine – there were a few nights when he just went to sleep on the floor". Gibb also revealed on that interview that he misses Jackson.
    "The Day Your Eyes Meet Mine", which he considered as the second single from his debut album and Atco pressed some copies of it in August 1970 with "One Bad Thing" as the B-side. and was distributed to the radio stations in Canada and elsewhere but was not continued and it was decided to focus on a new Bee Gees release (in favour of the Bee Gees' reunion single "Lonely Days") and was released around August.
    More Details Hide Details While Polydor planned to release "One Bad Thing" by 2 October. (elsewhere except North America and Canada) Gibb claimed that had not only had he been focusing on writing and recording songs, but he has still hoped to be an actor, "I have already had offers to play different parts but without appearing swell headed, I haven't found the right part yet". "One Bad Thing" was later given by Gibb to his friend Ronnie Burns, a singer from Australia and later release it as a single on Festival Records. In August, the Bee Gees reunited and recorded together again, writing "Lonely Days" and "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" at their first reunion session. Two of Gibb's singles were omitted after the group had reunited, "The Day Your Eyes Meet Mine" was withdrawn at the last minute in the US while Polydor planned to release "One Bad Thing" (2 October 1970).
    In July 1970, Gibb travelled to Australia to act as compere for Go-Set, and on that occasion, he gave an interview on the magazine which revealed that sixteen months after the Bee Gees' break-up, but he was still not ready to argue with his brothers, "Obviously, we're still brothers, but we are no longer as a group".
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    In April 1970 the album Cucumber Castle was released four months after the break-up, featuring only Barry and Maurice, as Robin was working on his solo career.
    More Details Hide Details For the first time as a solo artist, he appeared on the panel of judges and performed "One Bad Thing" and "The Day Your Eyes Meet Mine" on Miss Teen Princess of the World pageant in Germany in June, his reaction was "I've not appeared on stage for at least a year and three months, and I really miss people".
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Another country ballad "This Time" was chosen as the B-side. Bruce Eder of AllMusic stated that the songs on The Kid's No Good were of country and sentimental numbers.
  • 1969
    Age 22
    The film Cucumber Castle, featuring only two Bee Gees, although the film was originally included Petersen. When the group announced that they had split at the start of December 1969, he spent writing songs in January 1970 to record it on the following month.
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  • 1968
    Age 21
    His 1968 composition "Only One Woman" (UK #5) was the Marbles' most successful single up to date.
    More Details Hide Details The Bee Gees were invited by Hollywood manager Lee Hazlewood at his party alongside the members of The Monkees and Honey Ltd.. The photos from that event were leaked, and two of the pictures showing Gibb was talking to actress Angela Cartwright, and the other, is Gibb who was shown playing guitar and the members of Honey Ltd. sing along. In 1969, the Bee Gees released "First of May" as the A-side, with the flip side being "Lamplight" on which Robin sang the lead. Robert Stigwood chose "First of May" to be the A-side. No other songs were released from the album Odessa. Shortly after Robin announced his solo plans, the Bee Gees released their first single without him, "Tomorrow Tomorrow". Barry also worked with Samantha Sang, co-writing and producing two songs "The Love of a Woman" and the B-side "Don't Let It Happen Again" released on Parlophone. He also produced songs for P.P. Arnold including "Bury Me Down By the River" (released as a single) which were originally recorded by the Bee Gees for their 1970 album. In the summer of 1969, Petersen left the group which now only featured Barry and Maurice as the Bee Gees. Pentangle drummer Terry Cox replaced Petersen to complete another 12 songs, but only five songs were released in the album.
    At the start of 1968, the Gibbs were vying for influence in determining the musical direction of the group, creating tension in the studio and on stage.
    More Details Hide Details Also in 1968, to promote Horizontal the group made their first appearance on US television on The Smothers Brothers Show as well as The Ed Sullivan Show. The group later filmed a TV special Frankie Howerd Meets the Bee Gees with Frankie Howerd.
  • 1967
    Age 20
    Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band photo shoot earlier that day on 30 March 1967; And after a couple of scotch and cokes, Townshend asked Gibb and said, "Do you want to meet John?" and he led Gibb across to a room where Lennon was holding court and Townshend said, "John.
    More Details Hide Details This is Barry Gibb, from the group the Bee Gees" to which Lennon replied, "Howyadoin'"."So i met John Lennon's back", Gibb says with a laugh, "I didn't meet his front". Gibb earlier said in 2010 about the meeting, "It was virtually a closed club and you went downstairs and there was a coffin and if you were someone they knew and you were supposed to go in, the wall would turn around... and in you would go. It was one of those days when I met John Lennon – from the back. It was Pete Townshend who introduced me... said, 'Pleased to meet you', and he carried on talking to his guest." At the end of 1967, fame was taking its toll and the group were at odds with each other.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 19
    Gibb's first marriage was to Maureen Bates, whom he married on 22 August 1966, when he was 19 years old. The couple lived together for only a short time and were divorced in July 1970.
    More Details Hide Details During the taping of the BBC's Top of the Pops in London, Gibb met the former Miss Edinburgh, Linda Gray.
    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".
    More Details Hide Details The Bee Gees returned to England in early 1967. On 24 February, the group passed a live audition with Robert Stigwood and later signed to Robert Stigwood Organization also the same day that "Spicks and Specks" was released by Polydor as a single in England. Stigwood became the manager of the Bee Gees. Colin Petersen and Vince Melouney later joined the band as drummer and lead guitarist. The result was their first international LP Bee Gees' 1st, the second single from the album "To Love Somebody", on which Gibb provided the lead vocal has become a standard song as covered by hundreds of artists consistently throughout the years since. Around the same time, the Gibb brothers contributed backing vocals on the track "Cowman, Milk Your Cow" a song written by Gibb and Robin sung by singer Adam Faith. In a 2014 Rolling Stone interview with Gibb, he was in The Speakeasy Club, a nightclub in London where he was introduced by Pete Townshend to John Lennon. Lennon, who was still wearing his outfit for Sgt.
  • 1964
    Age 17
    And his another composition "I Just Don't Like to Be Alone" by Bryan Davies hit No. 25 also in New South Wales Chart in 1964.
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    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.
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  • 1963
    Age 16
    While between 1963 and 1966, Gibb's songs were recorded by numerous Australian recording artists including Trevor Gordon, Michelle Rae, Noeleen Batley, Bip Addison, Sandy Summers, Anne Shelton, April Byron, Ronnie Burns, Lori Balmer, Barrington Davis, Jenene and Jon.
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    The Bee Gees' original singles from 1963 to 1966 is written by Gibb.
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    And the Gibb family finally moved in Sydney at the start of 1963.
    More Details Hide Details Around the same time, the Bee Gees were signed to Festival but they were assigned to Leedon. Their first single, "The Battle of the Blue and the Grey" was written by Gibb himself.
  • 1962
    Age 15
    By September 1962, Gibb managed to audition songs to Col Joye.
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  • 1961
    Age 14
    Gibb quit school in September 1961 and the Gibbs moved to Surfers Paradise.
    More Details Hide Details The brothers spent the summer of 1961 and 1962 performing at hotels and clubs in the Gold Coast area.
  • 1958
    Age 11
    At the beginning of August 1958, the Gibb family set sail for Australia from Southampton on a ship called Fairsea.
    More Details Hide Details Also aboard was Red Symons, future guitarist of Skyhooks as well as Kylie Minogue's mother. They later changed their name to Bee Gees. In 1959, the brothers began singing at the Redcliffe Speedway between races to earn money, their vocal talent brought them to the attention of Bill Gates, a radio deejay. Gates was also interested in Gibb's original material including "Let Me Love You" and "(Underneath the) Starlight of Love". After hearing those songs, Gates asked him for more original material for the tape.
    By May 1958 when the Gibbs moved in Northern Grove it signalled the departure of Frost and Horrocks.
    More Details Hide Details The brothers later changed the name of the group to Wee Johnny Hayes and the Blue Cats. Under that name, they performed regularly in Minor 15, a talent contest for under-fifteens held on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Princess Club in Chorlton.
    Around 1958, Gibb's guitar was accidentally broke by Frost, while Frost himself described the incident as "broken in the middle".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Age 8
    In 1955, Gibb formed the skiffle group, The Rattlesnakes.
    More Details Hide Details Consisted of himself on vocals and guitar, Robin and Maurice on vocals and friends/neighbours Paul Frost and Kenny Horrocks also providing vocals. By 1957, The Rattlesnakes played numbers with songs by Cliff Richard. Paul Anka, Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers. Gibb himself said that their first song ever played was Paul Anka's "I Love You, Baby", however in 1968, he remembered it as the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie". The Rattlesnakes' first professional gig happened on 28 December 1957 in Gaumont Cinema.
  • 1953
    Age 6
    On his seventh birthday in 1953, he went to Desmesne Road Boys School.
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  • 1952
    Age 5
    In 1952, the Gibb family relocated to 43 Snaefell Road, Willaston, which became their home for the next two years.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, he went to Tynwald Street Infants School.
  • 1951
    Age 4
    Gibb started school on 4 September 1951, three days after his fifth birthday, attending Braddan school.
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  • 1949
    Age 2
    In 1949, the Gibb family relocated to 50 St. Catherine's Drive.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, on 22 December, his two younger brothers Robin and Maurice were born. When the twins were young, they moved to Smedley Cottage, Spring Valley, also in Douglas.
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on September 1, 1946.
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