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Barry Gibb

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Full NameBarry Gibb
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 1, 1946
Age72 years 10 months
Place Of BirthDouglas, Isle of Man
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
ProfessionSinger, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Musician, Actor, Screenwriter, "Bee Gees" member
SpouseLinda Gray (m. 1970), Maureen Bates (m. 1966–1970)
ChildrenSteve Gibb, Ashley Gibb, Alexandra Gibb, Michael Gibb, Travis Gibb
ParentsHugh Gibb, Barbara Gibb
SiblingsRobin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Andy Gibb, Lesley Gibb
NicknamesBarry Alan Crompton Gibb , barry_gibb , Barry , Johnny Hayes , Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, CBE
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AwardsAcademy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year (1984), Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices (1979), Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (1981)
AlbumsNow Voyager (1984), In The Now (2016), Hawks (Soundttrack, 2008), The Guilty Demos (2006), The Heartbreaker Demos (2006), The Eyes That See in the Dark Demos (2006), The Eaten Alive Demos (2006), "Guilty" (1981)
Music GroupsBee Gees (1958 – 2012), The Rattlesnakes
NominationsRock and Roll Hall of Fame, Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, Songwriters Hall of Fame (1994), Grammy Award for Song of the Year (1981), Golden Globe Awards (1978,1979), Country Music Association Award (1984), Outer Critics Circle Award (2000)
MoviesNumber One! (TV Series, 2009), Only Fools and Horses.... (1991), Céline Dion Feat. The Bee Gees: Immortality (1998, Video short), Diana Ross: Chain Reaction (1985), Now Voyager (1985, Video), Cucumber Castle (1970, TV Movie)
TV ShowsGlastonbury 2017 (TV Mini-Series), Lorraine (TV Series, 2016), The X Factor (2004-2016), Good Morning Britain (2016), Britain's Got More Talent (2015-2016), Dancing with the Stars (2010-2012)

Quotes of Barry Gibb

1[Speaking about Michael Jackson] We were very close. The only other artist I ever knew that actually understood me.
2Once I'd lost all my brothers, I just sat around for a long time. You never get past that, that's what you learn. My wife just said, 'Do something. Get out of the house. Get on the stage again'. She drove me to it. I can be onstage and still imagine that they're standing there, especially when we used to be around one microphone. I still feel that intensely, but I also feel it in real life.
3I still feel the urge to prove that I write songs. It doesn't go away. I think there is something about a song which will literally make you cry. Bluegrass music does that to me. I can't watch 'Carousel' without crying. I can't watch 'South Pacific' without crying.
4[observation, 2014, with reference to his brother who died young] What I see with Justin Bieber is sort of what I see with Andy, you know? You're heading for a brick wall. And that's a shame because this is a great talent. This kid's got great gifts. I just think it's time to grow up - be what all these young girls love you for, be a good example.
5[on The Bee Gees career before being asked to record the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever (1977)] You've got to remember, we were fairly dead in the water at that point . . . we needed something new. We hadn't had a hit record in three years.

Quick Facts of Barry Gibb

1When he made a cameo in an episode of Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) set in Miami, David Jason described him as wonderfully self-effacing. He invited Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst into his house, gave them tea and showed them around; the place was like a palace. Gibb was a big fan of the show and used to get tapes of it sent to America.
2The "Gibb Brothers" lived on Cribb Island - a former suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, which is now part of the site of Brisbane Airport, Australia's third largest airport.
3The Sunday Times estimated his and brother Robin's combined net worth at $180 million. [2009]
4Original band members of The Bee Gees included drummer Colin Petersen, a former Australian - child star (Smiley (1956)), and guitarist Vince Melouney.
5Their breakthrough hit "Spicks and Specks" (as in bits 'n' pieces) was No. 1 in Australia in 1967. It is an upbeat number that deals with past teen relationships. The song was used to close the show in their concerts in the late '60s, In later years it was removed from the group's play list because of the song title's similarity to a slang word for Hispanic.
6He and The Bee Gees were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
7Michael Jackson is godfather of his son Michael.
8Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994 with brothers Robin and Maurice.
9The Bee Gees won the 2005 Q Lifetime Achievement Award.
10The Bee Gees won the 1997 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution.
11Has a niece, Beri Gibb, born 29 September 1964.
12Older sister Lesley born January 12, 1945.
13Second of five children.
14Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 (as a member of The Bee Gees).
15Awarded a CBE, or Commander of the Order of British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year's Eve Honors List 2001.
16Guitarist and singer of The Bee Gees.
17He is left-handed, although he plays guitar right-handed.
18Four sons: Stephen Gibb (b. 1 December 1973), Ashley Gibb (b. 8 September 1977), Travis Gibb (b. 10 January 1981) and Michael Gibb (b. 1 December 1984). His only daughter, Alexandra Gibb (b. 29 December 1991).
19Older brother of Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb and Andy Gibb.

Trademarks of Barry Gibb

1Long beard

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