Birthday Tribute: Barry Gibb turns 76

Birthday Tribute: Barry Gibb turns 76

East Coast Gold celebrates the second most popular songwriter in the world, Barry Gibb, with a special musical tribute. 

Barry Gibb
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Happy birthday to the legendary Sir Barry Alan Crompton Gibb - the man who holds many titles. 

He is not only a British singer-songwriter, but he is also a record producer. 

When it comes to his personal life, the star was married to Maureen Bates in 1966 and later divorced in 1970. He then married Linda Gray. He is a father to Stephen (born 1973), Ashley (born 1977), Travis (born 1981), Michael (born 1984), and Alexandra (born 1991).

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The 'In The Now' hitmaker rose to worldwide fame as a member of the Bee Gees, a popular pop-rock band that needs no introduction. 

His parents, Barbara and Hugh Gibb, have five children and he was the second born. He comes from a musical family where his brother was a drummer. He and his two brothers, Maurice and Robin, formed the successful group, Bee Gees, in the 1960s.  

Barry wrote a lot of the songs for the group and other artists such as Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, and Olivia Newton-John. 

One of the things that makes Barry stand out is how he was able to produce number one hits in five consecutive decades. Guinness World Records has also listed him as the second most successful songwriter in history, after Paul McCartney. 

East Coast Gold will be playing some of his greatest hits on September 1 to celebrate his 76th birthday. Listen here

READ: Barry Gibb’s birthday tribute

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