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Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb
Gibb in 1973
Birthday/Birthplace Barry Alan Crompton Gibb
(1946-09-01) 1 September 1946
Douglas, Isle of Man
Other names Johnny Hayes
Citizenship British/American
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
Active Years 1955–present
Wife/Husband Maureen Bates
(m. 1966; div. 1970)
Linda Gray (m. 1970)
Kid(s) 5 (including Steve Gibb)
Parent(s) Hugh Gibb, Barbara Gibb
Official Website
Musical career
Origin Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Disco
  • Country[6]
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Record Labels
  • Polydor
  • Atco
  • MCA
Worked with The Rattlesnakes
Bee Gees

Sir Barry Alan Crompton Gibb , CBE (Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom, September 1, 1946) is a British musician, singer, songwriter and producer. He rose to fame as one of the founders of the Bee Gees group along with his brothers, the twins Robin and Maurice Gibb.

He was born in Douglas, Isle of Man and raised in Manchester, England, where he formed his first group The Rattlesnakes, which became the Bee Gees in 1958, when they moved to Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia. his sharp Falsete (way of singing), shares the record with John Lennon and Paul McCartney for consecutive periods of the Billboard Hot 100. In the Guinness Book of Records he lists Barry as the second most successful composer in history behind Paul McCartney.

Barry’s career has spanned more than fifty years. In 1994, he was included in the Composers Hall of Fame along with his brothers. In 1997, he was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame along with the Bee Gees.

Barry Gibb’s Biography

1946-1954: First years

Barry Gibb was born on September 1, 1946 in Douglas, Isle of Man, son of Hugh and Barbara Gibb, of Irish and Scottish descent, has an older sister, Lesley Evans, and had three younger siblings, Robin, Maurice and Andy.

Barry’s middle name, “Alan” was in honor of Hugh’s second younger brother, who died in infancy. According to Hugh, in a mixture of reality and fiction, the third name was given to the eldest son of the family in honor of his ancestor, Isaac Crompton. When Barry was born, Hugh was busy in music, working in several hotels in Douglas, while his mother stayed at home taking care of him. Later, Barry moved to Chapel House on Strang Road. When he was almost two years old, he suffered severe burns, and was in good hospitals about two and a half months. This period has completely gone from his memory. Only the physical scars remain.In 1949, the Gibb family moved 50 St. Catherine’s Drive. Later, on December 22, twins Robin and Maurice were born. When the twins were small, they moved to Smedley Cottage, Spring Valley, also in Douglas.

Barry started school on September 4, 1951, three days after his fifth birthday, he attended Braddan’s school. In 1952, he went to Tynwald’s school. On his seventh birthday in 1953, he went to Desmesne Road Boys School, where he stayed until his family left the Isle of Man in early 1955. In 1952, the Gibb family moved to 43 Snaefell Road, Willaston, which became your home for the next two years.

1955-2003, 2009-2012: From The Rattlesnakes to the Bee Gees

The Bee Gees in 1967 (from left to right: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Vince Melouney, Maurice Gibb and Colin Petersen)

Barry with a Gibson J-160E on the Dutch TV show Twien in 1968

He and his family moved to Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester in 1955, where he formed his first band called The Rattlesnakes, a skiffle band, with Barry on guitar, Paul Frost on drums, Kenny Horrocks on the bass, and Robin and Maurice the voices. Frost and Horrocks were neighbors of Barry. His first real performance of the band was on December 28, 1957. According to Horrocks, the first Barry song ever written was “Hopscotch Polka” as Horrocks said: “Barry was writing songs, playing his guitar in his front garden, for several days untilfinish the song. ” Horrocks also said that the song was good. Once Paul Frost accidentally broke Barry’s guitar, The house was dark because Barry’s father had not been able to pay the bill for the light, and Frost accidentally sat on the guitar and broke it. In May of 1958, the Gibb family moved to Northen Grove. And the name of The Rattlesnakes was changed to Wee Johnny Hayes & amp; the Bluecats, Barry was Johnny Hayes. On March 5, 1958, Andy was born. When he was 12 years old, his family moved to Brisbane, Australia in August 1958, staying in one of the poorest suburbs of the city, Cribb Island. The neighborhood was later demolished to make way for the Brisbane Airport. It was in Australia that Barry and his brothers Robin and Maurice began to present themselves as the Bee Gees. In 1964, he wrote the song “House Without Windows” and Trevor Gordon’s “And I’ll Be Happy.” In 1965, he wrote the songs “Little Miss Rhythm and Blues” and “HereAm”, also for Trevor. Also in that year, he wrote the song “Watching The Hours Go By” for Australian singer Noeleen Batley but was only released as side B.

The new members of the group were drummer Colin Petersen, and guitarist Vince Melouney, who had already collaborated with the brothers in 1966. In 1967, the Gibb family returned to England. Soon after, the Bee Gees became international stars. That same year Barry and Robin wrote the song “To Love Somebody” for the soul singer Otis Redding, but he died in a plane crash later that year, before having the opportunity to record the song, the song was sung by Barry . In 1968, the Bee Gees made their first appearance on the television program The Smothers Brothers Show on CBS.

In 1968, they recorded “First of May”, sung by Barry. The other side of the song was “Lamplight” in which Robin sang the lead. The manager of the Bee Gees Robert Stigwood chose “First of May” to be the Side A. The other songs were released for the album Odessa. Also that same year, Robin left the group.

In 1969, after the departure of Robin, they recorded the songs of their seventh album Cucumber Castle, with all the songs sung by Barry, with the exception of the song “My Thing” (which was performed by Maurice). In June of 1969, Barry co-wrote the song “The Love of a Woman” and on Side B “Do not Let It Happen Again” by Samantha Sang’s. Also in that same month, P.P. Arnold recorded the Bee Gees song “Bury Me Down By the River”, which was produced by Barry. In October 1969, he also produced Samantha Sang’s song “Please Do not Take My Man Away” and another Bee Gees song “The Day Your Eyes Meet Mine”. But no song was published. And drummer Colin Petersen left the group and was replaced by drummer Terry Cox to complete the other 12 songs, but only 5 songs were released on the album.

After the Bee Gees disbanded in late 1969, Maurice began recording his album that year and Barry began recording his first solo album the following year.

Barry on the Dutch TV show TopPop in 1973

After Robin’s temporary departure from the Bee Gees in 1969, Barry recorded his first solo album The Kid’s No Good in 1970. However, the only part of the album that was released was the single I’ll Kiss Your Memory. The song “One Bad Thing” and in Side B “The Day Your Eyes Meet Mine” (both songs were originally written and recorded on the album Cucumber Castle in 1969. In 1980, with the collaboration of his brothers Robin and Maurice together with Albhy Galuten writes the songs for the album called “Streisand-Guilty” in which he performs the songs “Guilty” and “What kind of fool” to duet with Barbra Streisand.

Barry Gibb Net Worth – $90 Million

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