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Barry Gibb

Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
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Profession: Bee Gees Singer


Why Famous: Known as the falsetto voice of the Bee Gees, Gibb co-founded and co-wrote many of the group's enduring hits along with brothers Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb.

The Bee Gees' monumental success, particularly in the late 1970s with the release of Saturday Night Fever (1977), led Gibb to become the second-most successful songwriter in music history behind Paul McCartney.

His trademark falsetto vocals can be heard on songs such as "Stayin' Alive", "Night Fever" and "How Deep Is Your Love". He was knighted in 2018 for his services to music and charity.

Born: September 1, 1946
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo

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  • 1970-09-01 "The Bee Gees" singer Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

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