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Barry Gibb
CBE

Gibb in 1973
Born Barry Alan Crompton Gibb[1][2]
(1946-09-01) 1 September 1946 (age 70)
Douglas, Isle of Man
Other names Johnny Hayes
Citizenship British/American
Occupation

Musician
singer
songwriter
record producer

Years active 1955–present
Spouse(s) Maureen Bates
(m. 1966; div. 1970)

Linda Gray (m. 1970)
Children 5 (including Steve Gibb)
Parent(s) Hugh Gibb
Website barrygibb.com
Musical career
Origin Douglas, Isle of Man
Genres

Rock[3]
pop[4]
disco[5]
country[6]

Instruments

Vocals
guitar

Labels

Polydor
Atco
MCA

Associated acts The Rattlesnakes, Bee Gees

It is not the money but the self-respect and wanting to create good music.
Everybody is a teenage idol.
When you are in your 20's and 30's, you just want a hit record and you don't really care how it happens.
Barry Gibb
I love making records; I love making music; I love writing songs.
It was great being together as a band, but much more difficult being brothers than it was being in a band.
Barry Gibb
I don't want to live on past records.
It is commercial pop that the majority of people understand. A working man's daughter would not understand blues.
Barry Gibb
I'm very much a family person.
The Bee Gees no longer exist.
Now there is a new group every week; it seems like everybody and anybody can get into the charts.
Barry Gibb
But all bubbles have a way of bursting or being deflated in the end.
Our parents came home one day and heard us, and they thought it was the radio, but our grandfather told them it was us.
Barry Gibb
We were very influenced by The Beatles, no question.
Leaving Australia was the hardest thing I have ever done.
We had to leave Australia to become international stars.
I like blues but it is music I am too ignorant to understand.
The secret is to make sure your family comes before anything else, because no matter what you do you've got to come home.
Barry Gibb
I think they are grooming me as another Gary Cooper.
I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time.
As long as you're having fun, that's the key. The moment it becomes a grind, it's over.
Barry Gibb
He was the average guy. Maurice, I think, reflected every man.
Maurice was a silly man. Maurice liked being silly.
But even now, when people see me in the street, they point upwards to the sky.
Barry Gibb
I just love the feeling a close family gives you and I wouldn't change it for anything.
Barry Gibb
I'm Mr Boring, not a party-goer at all.
You are never really prepared for criticism.
My music, certainly, has never embarrassed me.
I never really did any disco dancing.
You can be tops in Australia and be unheard of everywhere else.
Sure I'm leaving the Bee Gees. I'm going into films.

But all bubbles have a way of bursting or being deflated in the end.
I've worked with a lot of people who are more famous than myself who are terribly insecure.
Barry Gibb
When you write a song you have an idea of how it should be sung but it doesn't work out that way if someone else records it.
Barry Gibb
I will always have my songs and I don't think I will ever dry-up.
The only thing that exists to me is commercial pop music.
It's very questionable, and we will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on.
Barry Gibb
We enjoy change and freshness, and disco was only one area we've delved into.
Barry Gibb
I don't ever wish I was somebody else.
I've never been into parties, premieres or night-clubbing.
I would be content if I had nothing but a tape-recorder. I could still write songs and record them.
Barry Gibb
The only thing I miss on stage is the falsetto.
Maurice would prance into a room, you know, and his presence was immediate.
Barry Gibb
By going solo I could lose a fortune but money is not important.
I have a little dictaphone and if a sound takes my fancy or if a lyric comes to me in the middle of the night I'll just record it there and then.
Barry Gibb
I'm the eldest at 51, and if the Stones can drag themselves around once more, then there's a few more albums in us.
Barry Gibb