Gibb in 1973
|Born||Barry Alan Crompton Gibb
1 September 1946
Douglas, Isle of Man
|Other names||Johnny Hayes|
(m. 1966; div. 1970)
Linda Gray (m. 1970)
|Children||5 (including Steve Gibb)|
|Origin||Douglas, Isle of Man|
|Associated acts||The Rattlesnakes, Bee Gees|
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.
It was great being together as a band, but much more difficult being brothers than it was being in a band.
It is commercial pop that the majority of people understand. A working man's daughter would not understand blues.
Now there is a new group every week; it seems like everybody and anybody can get into the charts.
Our parents came home one day and heard us, and they thought it was the radio, but our grandfather told them it was us.
The secret is to make sure your family comes before anything else, because no matter what you do you've got to come home.
As long as you're having fun, that's the key. The moment it becomes a grind, it's over.
But even now, when people see me in the street, they point upwards to the sky.
I just love the feeling a close family gives you and I wouldn't change it for anything.
I've worked with a lot of people who are more famous than myself who are terribly insecure.
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.
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.
We enjoy change and freshness, and disco was only one area we've delved into.
I would be content if I had nothing but a tape-recorder. I could still write songs and record them.
Maurice would prance into a room, you know, and his presence was immediate.
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.
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.