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Douglas, Isle of Man, England, United Kingdom
Claim to Fame
The Bee Gees.
Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Writer
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Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. He was born in Douglas, Isle of Man, to English parents. With his brothers Robin and Maurice, he formed the Bee Gees, one of the most successful pop groups of all time. The trio got their start in Australia, and found their major success when they returned to England. He is known for his high-pitched falsetto singing voice. Gibb holds the record for consecutive Hot 100 Number Ones as a writer with 6.
Barry Gibb married a former "Miss Edinburgh (Scotland)" Linda Gray on 1 September 1970, choosing Barry`s birthdate "so he wouldn`t forget [their] anniversary" according to Linda from a 1979 biography of the Bee Gees. At that time they lived in Abbey House, a mansion block in London near the Abbey Road crossing made famous by The Beatles. They have 5 children: Stephen (1973), Ashley (1977), Travis (1981), Michael (1984), and Alexandra (1991). He has five grandchildren: Nina and Angus Levas Gibb (Stephen`s children), Lucas John Crompton Gibb (Ashley`s child), Damien Michael Crompton Gibb (Michael`s child), and Layla Victoria Gibb (Travis`s child). Michael Jackson is the godfather of Barry`s son Michael. Gibb`s son Steve Gibb has toured with the Bee Gees and is currently a guitarist for the bands Crowbar and Kingdom Of Sorrow.
According to the biography Tales from The Brothers` Gibb ... In the early 90s Barry had a heart attack brought on by morphine during a back operation and suffers from arthritis. He also thought that his career was over because his hands were badly affected and sometimes wears a glove to keep his hand warm while playing the guitar.
In January 2006 Gibb purchased the former home of country legends Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash in Hendersonville, Tennessee, intending to restore it and turn it into a songwriting retreat. This house was destroyed by fire on 10 April 2007. Gibb resides in Miami Beach and Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
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Barry Alan Crompton Gibb
Robin Gibb (Thursday December 22,1949 – Sunday May 20,2012.) (Aged 62.), Maurice Gibb (Thursday December 22, 1949 – Sunday January 12,2003.) (Aged 53.), Andy Gibb (Wednesday March 5,1958 – Thursday March 10,1988.) (Aged 30.)
Lesley Gibb Evans (Friday January 12,1945- Present.)
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Musician, Singer, Songwriter And Producer Who Rose To Worldwide Fame As A Founder Member Of The Bee Gees, One Of The Most Commercially Successful And Critically Acclaimed Groups In The History Of Popular Music.
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Hugh Gibb (Saturday January 15,1916 – Friday March 6,1992.) (Aged 76.) (Was An English Drummer And Bandleader.)
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Rock, psychedelic rock, baroque pop, disco, country
Polydor, Atco, MCA
The Rattlesnakes, Bee Gees
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