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Encyclopedia > Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb

Background information
Birth name Barry Alan Crompton Gibb
Born 1 September 1946
Genre(s) Soft rock, Disco
Occupation(s) Songwriter, Producer, Singer
Instrument(s) Guitar, Vocals
Associated
acts
Bee Gees

Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. He was born in Douglas, Isle of Man, to English parents. With his brothers Robin and Maurice, he formed the Bee Gees, one of the most successful pop groups of all time. The trio got their start in Australia, and found their major success when they returned to England. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1454x1437, 124 KB) http://img. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... Disco is a genre of dance-oriented pop music that blends elements of funk and soul music that was first popularized in dance clubs (discothèques) in the mid-1970s. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location within the British Isles Douglas (Doolish in Manx) is the capital of the Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin) and its largest town. ... Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (born December 22, 1949) is a singer and songwriter. ... Maurice Ernest Gibb CBE (December 22, 1949 – January 12, 2003), was a musician and singer-songwriter. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ...

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The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ...

Early life

Gibb grew up with his family in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England. In 1958 his family moved to Brisbane, Australia, settling in one of the city's poorest suburbs, Cribb Island, which was subsequently obliterated to make way for Brisbane Airport. Chorlton-cum-Hardy or Chorlton is a suburb of Manchester. ... Manchester (pronounced ) is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... This article is about the Australian city. ... Cribb Island is a former suburb of Brisbane, Queensland Australia which is currently the site of the Brisbane Airport. ... BNE redirects here. ...


Personal life

Gibb has been married to wife Linda Gray Gibb since 1970. They have five children: Stephen (1973), Ashley (1977), Travis (1981), Michael (1984), and Alexandra (1991). He has four grand-children: Nina and Angus (Stephen's children), Lucas John Crompton (Ashley's child) and Damien Michael Crompton (Michael's child).


In January 2006 Gibb purchased the former home of country legends Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash in Hendersonville, Tennessee, intending to restore it and turn it into a songwriting retreat. [1] This house was destroyed by fire on April 10, 2007.[2] Johnny Cash (born J. R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American, multi Grammy Award-winning influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... Valerie June Carter Cash (June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was a singer, songwriter, actress and comedian and was a member of the Carter Family, and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. ... Hendersonville is a large town in Sumner County, Tennessee, on Old Hickory Lake. ...


Gibb resides in Miami Beach and England. Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ...


Political activity

On 7 December 2006, Barry Gibb along with around 4,500 other musicians, took out a full-page advertisement in the Financial Times newspaper calling for the British Government to extend the existing 50 years copyright protection for sound recordings in the United Kingdom. The fair play for musicians advertisement was viewed as a direct response to the Gowers Review published by the British Government on 6 December 2006 which recommended the retention of the 50 year protection for sound recordings. The Financial Times (FT) is an international business newspaper printed on distinctive salmon pink broadsheet paper. ... The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ... On 7th December 2006, a full-page advertisement was published in the Financial Times newspaper calling on the UK Government to extend the existing 50 years copyright protection for sound recordings in the United Kingdom. ... The Gowers Review of Intellectual Property is an independent review of intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom conducted from December 2005 to December 2006. ...


Recent work

On the May 8, 2007 episode of American Idol, Gibb mentored the four remaining contestants, and on the following night, he sang his own song "To Love Somebody" before the elimination of LaKisha Jones. May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (129th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on January 16, 2007 and ran until May 23, 2007. ... The second single released by the Bee Gees from their debut LP, Bee Gees 1st. ... LaKisha Ann Jones[1] (born January 13, 1980) placed fourth on the sixth season of American Idol. ...


Trivia

Falsetto (IPA: Italian , General American , RP ) is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singers normal range. ... Arif Mardin (March 15, 1932 - June 25, 2006) was a renowned Turkish-American music producer, who worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. ... Nights on Broadway is a song written by the Bee Gees for the Main Course album in 1975. ... Steve with Crowbar, Oxford 2006 Stephen Thadius Crompton Gibb, Steve Gibb, was born on Saturday, 1 December 1973 in London, England, the firstborn son of Barry (one third of the Bee Gees) and Linda (nee Gray, voted Miss Edinburgh 1968) Gibb. ... Crowbar is an American doom / sludge metal band from Louisiana, characterized by their extremely slow, low-keyed, heavy and brooding songs. ... The Barry Gibb Talk Show is recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live about a talk show starring Barry Gibb, lead singer for the Bee Gees, a popular disco band of the 1970s and his brother, Robin Gibb. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American pop/R&B singer, and actor. ... Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (born December 22, 1949) is a singer and songwriter. ... Only Fools and Horses is a British television sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were originally broadcast in the UK between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ... Miami Twice was a two-part Christmas special addition of the BBC sit-com, Only Fools and Horses. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... Grease Is the Word is the UK version of NBCs Grease: Youre the One that I Want!. It was announced on December 20, 2006 by ITV,[1] to air in Spring/Summer 2007. ...

References

  1. ^ Gibb buys Johnny Cash's house. Retrieved on 2007-4-15.
  2. ^ Johnny Cash's Former Home Burns to Ground. Retrieved on 2007-4-10.

External links

The Bee Gees
Barry Gibb | Robin Gibb | Maurice Gibb
Colin Petersen | Vince Melouney
Studio albums
Bee Gees 1st (1967) | Horizontal (1968) | Idea (1968) | Odessa (1969) | Cucumber Castle (1970) | 2 Years On (1970) | Trafalgar (1971)  | To Whom It May Concern (1972) | Life in a Tin Can (1973) | Mr. Natural (1974) | Main Course (1975) | Children of the World (1976) | Spirits Having Flown (1979) | Living Eyes (1981) | E.S.P. (1987) | One (1989) | High Civilization (1991) | Size Isn't Everything (1993) | Still Waters (1997) | This Is Where I Came In (2001) 
Compilation albums
Best of Bee Gees (1969) | Best of Bee Gees, Volume 2 (1972) | Greatest (1979) | Their Greatest Hits: The Record (2001) | Number Ones (2004) 

  Results from FactBites:
 
SNL Transcripts: Justin Timberlake: 10/11/03: The Barry Gibb Talk Show (476 words)
Barry & Robin Gibb: [ singing in falsetto ] "..discussin' politics.."
Barry & Robin Gibb: [ singing in falsetto ] "..and the issues of the daaaayy.."
Barry Gibb: You know, you know, you know - let us interrupt for a second..
Barry Gibb - Biography - AOL Music (588 words)
As a member of the Bee Gees, Barry Gibb sang and played the guitar along with his twin brothers Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb.
Barry Gibb was born in England and emigrated with his family to Australia where the career of the Bee Gees began.
By 1970 Robin Gibb had rejoined the group and a new decade was upon the Bee Gees.
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