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Barry Gibb

Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
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Profession: Bee Gees Singer


Biography: 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: 75 years old

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

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Married Life

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

Historical Events

  • 1968-03-17 Bee Gees make their US TV debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" performing "To Love Somebody" and "Words"
  • 1978-01-21 Bee Gees' album "Saturday Night Fever" goes #1 for 24 weeks
  • 1978-07-21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film starring The Bee Gees, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC
  • 1997-05-06 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Bee Gees; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills and Nash; The Jackson Five; Joni Mitchell; Parliament-Funkadelic; The (Young) Rascals; Mahalia Jackson; Bill Monroe; and Syd Nathan
  • 2017-06-21 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, and Ed Sheeran headline; other performers include Kris Kristofferson, Barry Gibb, Katy Perry, The National, and Orchestra Baobob

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