17 Amazing Barry Gibb Facts You Must Know

Birth Date  : September 1, 1946 (age 71)
Place Of Birth : Isle of Man , United Kingdom
Full Name: Barry Alan Crompton Gibb
Zodiac Sign:   Virgo
Height: 1.80 M

 

1- Barry Alan Crompton Gibb was born to Hugh, and his wife Barbara, on September 1, 1946

2- As a young boy, in 1955, he founded the rock-and-roll band, called ‘The Rattlesnakes’

3- Barry Gibb formed his first band, The Rattlesnakes, in Manchester in 1955

Barry Gibb received the ‘Radio 5KA’ award for his song ‘I Was a Lover, A Leader of Men’, in 1966, in the category of ‘Best Composition of the Year’

4- Barry Gibb is left-handed, although he plays guitar right-handed.

5- In 1997, the ‘Bee Gees’ was included in the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’, Ohio, United States.

6-  Barry Gibb wrote “Grease” without his brothers. It was Frankie Valli’s only #1 single not co-written by Bob Gaudio or Bob Crewe. At the time Gibb approached Valli about recording the tune, Valli didn’t have a record deal. It was Valli’s last top 40 single.

7- Barry and Robin Gibb wrote “Emotion” for the film Saturday Night Fever. It wasn’t used in the pic; however, it was used in the Joan Collins film The Stud the following year.

8-Gibb was a co-producer and co-writer of the Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton duet “Islands in the Stream.

9-  For twenty-seven of the thirty-seven weeks from December 24, 1977 through September 2, 1978, the #1 singles in the US featured Barry Gibb as a writer. The songs were the Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever,” Andy Gibb’s “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water” and “Shadow Dancing,” Yvonne Elliman’s “If I Can’t Have You” and Frankie Valli’s “Grease.”
 
10- Robin and Maurice Gibb were twins. Barry Gibb is three years older.
 
11- In 2007, Q magazine ranked him number 38 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers”
 
12- Barry is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
 
 
13- His signature guitar for live performances is his blue Guild Songbird S4CE-BG.
 
14- Barry was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with his brother
 
15- At the age of 18 months, Barry Gibb was badly burned by hot tea and nearly died. His mum was told he had just 30 minutes left to live. However he pulled through in a critical condition, although it took two and a half months in the hospital to get better. 
 
 
16- Gibb was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2002 New Year Honours for services to music and entertainment and a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to music and charity.
 
 
17- He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2018 Queen’s New Years Honours List for his services to Music and to charity. He is a singer, songwriter and music producer in Buckinghamshire, England.
 

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