Who is Barry Gibb?
Barry Gibb is a British-American singer and songwriter who is known as one of the greatest singers of all time. He has actively been involved in this show business field since 1995 and has already spent over sixty years. Barry genres of singing are rock, pop, disco, and country. He is also co-founder of the pop music group band called ‘Bee Gees’ which was established in 1958.
|Full Name||Barry Alan Crompton Gibb|
|Birth Date||September 1, 1946|
|Birth Place||Douglas, Isle of Man|
|Siblings||Andy Gibb, Lesley Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb|
|Age||74 years old|
|Nationality||American and British|
|Height||5 feet and 11 inches (1.80m/180cm)|
|Weight||85 kg (187lbs)|
|Net Worth||$90 million|
He was always interested in music from his childhood days since his parents were related to music works. Later, he, along with his brothers and friends, formed a band called ‘The Rattlesnakes’, but now the band’s name is ‘Bee Gees’ because his friends Paul and Kenny left the group. Some of their famous songs are ‘Let Me Love You,’ ‘I Just Don’t Like to Be Alone,’ ‘Staying Alive,’ and many more. Barry alone has also released his solo songs and collaborated with many musical gurus. Apart from singing, he has also acted in a few films and TV series.
Barry Gibb was born on September 1, 1946, with the name Barry Alan Crompton Gibb in Douglas, Isle of Man. He was taken to father Hugh, Gibb, who was a drummer, and to mother Barbara Gibb, who used to sing for a band. Barry grew alongside his four siblings Andy Gibb, Lesley Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb. He is currently 74 years old with a Virgo sun sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Barry Gibb holds an American and British nationality. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry and belongs to White ethnicity. Besides this, Barry has an average body type. He stands 5 feet and 11 inches (1.80m/180cm) tall and weighs around 85 kg (187lbs). He has a pair of hazel colored eyes with light brown hair color, but due to his old age, his hair color is now grey.
Barry Gibb attended Braddan School but left that school after his family moved to another place. He then participated in Tynwald Street Infants School and Demesne Road Boys School. During his childhood days, Gibb used to sing songs and play guitar. He, along with his brother and friend, also performed various songs.
Barry Gibb is married twice. His first marriage was with Maureen Bates on August 22, 1966. He was in his late teenage years when he got married to her. They separated in July 1970 after four years. Likewise, he then married Linda Gray after his few months of divorce in 1970. This couple has five children, four sons and one daughter named Stephen, born in 1973, Ashley was born in 1977, Travis born in 1981, Michael born in 1984, and Alexandra born in 1991. This couple has seven grandchildren.
Barry Gibb is active in his social media platforms. His Twitter account (@GibbBarry) has 45 thousand followers, and his Instagram account (@officialbarrygibb) has 42.9 thousand followers. Likewise, his official Facebook page has 1.5 million likes and 1.7 million followers. He also has his own website (www.barrygibb.com), where he posts updates about his songs.
Barry Gibb and his band named ‘The Rattlesnakes’ initially performed for various programs in different places. After he moved to Australia with his family, two of his friends from the group left the band, and the group was renamed to ‘Bee Gees.’ Meanwhile, this band performed in many night clubs bars in the Gold Coast region of Surfer’s Paradise. In 1963 this band was signed on by a music company named ‘Festival Records.
Bees Gees then officially released their professional debut song ‘The Battle of the Blue and the Grey’ working under the company. After this song was released, Barry got many opportunities to sing and collaborate with various artists like Trevor Gordon, Noeleen Batley, Ronnie Burns, and many more. Likewise, they also did a live concert with singer Robert Stigwood in 1967 in England. After they released certain songs, other members of the band like Robin, Petersen took a break from the group to establish their solo career, which left Barry and Maurice only. They also got separated, and Barry started his solo career.
Berry recorded his solo album named ‘The Kid’s No Good’ and also released his first sole single named ‘I’ll Kiss Your Memory’ in February 1970. Other songs from this album were never released. Fortunately, their old band, which was dismissed, were again formed in the same year and released different songs like ‘Lonely Days,’ ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,’ ‘Saw a New morning,’ and Life in a Tin Can.
Between 1975 to 1980, they also released singles like ‘Nights on Broadway,’ ‘I Just Want to Be Your Everything,’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever’ working with the new recording artist named Arif Mardin. Likewise, in 1990 he worked for solo single where he played the guitar for Scottish singer Lulu’s song ‘Let Me Wake Up in Your Arms.’ Their final studio album was released in 2001 named ‘This Is Where I Came In.’ Overall, the band ‘Bees Gees’ have released 22 studio albums, 2 live albums, 15 compilation albums, 83 singles, and 4 soundtrack albums.
Barry Gibb was ranked in 38 positions on a list of the ‘100 Greatest Singers’ by Q Magazine in 2007. He had also been honored with the Order of the British Empire on May 2, 2004. Likewise, for his song ‘I Was a Lover, A Leader of Men,’ he had been awarded Radio 5KA Award in 1996.
Barry Gibb is a fantastic singer who has contributed a lot to the music industry. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $90 million.