Sir Barry Gibb

Sir Barry Gibb

Posted 31 Aug 2021
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Barry Gibb, 1979. Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images.

Sir Barry Gibb sure knows how to write a hit.

Raised in Manchester, England, Gibb actually formed his first band, the Rattlesnakes, which would evolve into the Bee Gees, in Australia in 1960, following a move to Redcliffe, Queensland. The Gibb brothers returned to England in 1967, where they achieved worldwide success with an end.

Well known for his incredible vocal range, Gibb's most notable vocal trait is his far-reaching high-pitched falsetto. He shares the record with the Beatles songwriting powerhouse, John Lennon and Paul McCartney for most consecutive Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits as a – holding a whopping six! The Guinness World Records lists Barry Gibb as the second most successful songwriter in history behind Paul McCartney, over a career spanning more than fifty years.

In 1994, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with his late brothers, Robin and Maurice. In 1997, as a member of the Bee Gees, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

In 2018, Barry Gibb received the official knighthood honour at Buckingham Palace by Prince Charles.

Can't argue with that!

Earlier this year, it was announced that the Bee Gees are the subject of an upcoming biopic directed by Oscar nominated actor and director, Kenneth Branagh. Read more here.  

Let's enjoy some of those Bee Gees classics! 

 

 

 

 

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