Barry Gibb
(1946-present)

Aged 75

Sir Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born 1 September 1946) is a British-American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the group the Bee Gees, one of the most commercially successful groups in the history of popular music. With his younger brothers, twins Robin and Maurice Gibb, he formed a songwriting partnership beginning in 1955. He has lived in Britain, Australia, and the United States, holding dual UK–US citizenship. Born in Douglas on the Isle of Man, Gibb was raised in Manchester, where he took part in the skiffle craze, in 1955 forming his first band, the Rattlesnakes, which evolved into the Bee Gees in 1960 after the Gibb family had moved to Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia. They returned to England, where they achieved worldwide fame, then moved to the United States in 1975. Well known for his wide vocal range, Gibb's most notable vocal trait is a far-reaching high-pitched falsetto. As a songwriter, he shares with John Lennon and Paul McCartney the record for most consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number ones, each having six. In total, he has written or co-written sixteen Billboard Hot 100 number ones. Guinness World Records lists Gibb as the second most successful songwriter in history, behind McCartney. Gibb's career has spanned over 60 years. In 1994, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with his brothers. In 1997, as a member of the Bee Gees, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. He is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. In 2007, Q magazine ranked him number 38 on its list of the "100 Greatest Singers". 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.

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band member of The Bee Gees

Commemorated on 3 plaques

Nick Harrison on Flickr

The Bee Gees. Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb composed and stayed here 1968-1980

67 Brook Street, London, United Kingdom where they composed and stayed

Childhood home of the Bee Gees [full inscription unknown]

50 St.Catherine's Drive, Douglas, Isle of Man where they lived

Proud to commemorate The Bee Gees family connection with the Union Mills Post Office

Union Mills Post Office, Maitland Road, Union Mills, Isle of Man where they lived