Are you a genuine admirer of the band Bee Gees? Then Barry Gibb or as the world calls him Sir Barry Alan Crompton Gibb must be one of your most favourite musician. A commercially successful and a critically acclaimed musician Barry is the co-founder of Bee Gees and a much celebrated artist in the popular musical genre. The musical group Bee Gees was formed by Barry with his brothers Robin and Maurice. Let’s talk more about the life, career, achievements and net worth of Barry Gibb in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Barry Gibb was born on 1st September 1946 to a couple Hugh Gibb and Barbara Gibb. There is an interesting fact about Barry’s full name and that is after his uncle Alan died he was known as Barry Alan Crompton Gibb. Robin and Maurice are his two brothers who later became musical partner. According to reports the family relocated themselves innumerable times and Barry’s primary education took place in different institutions like at first in Braddan School, then at Tynwald Infant School and later at Road Boys School. Apart from this there is no such other relevant information about his early life.
Gibb had several relationships during his younger days. He was first married to Maureen Bates at the age of 19, but got divorced after a short span of time. After this relation, Gibb got married to Linda Gray, the former Miss Edinburgh. The couple is still married to each other and are proud parents of five children. Both are leading a happy life now, and there is certainly no news of their separation.
Career, Awards & Nominations
From the initial days Barry and his two brothers Robin and Maurice use to perform at several occasions. They became a trio and were getting quite popular in the music circle. Then one day they were invited in a television show where the first single of the trio got recorded with the name Bee Gees.
In the year 1960 they got an opportunity to perform in their first international musical smash, and since then became famous among music fans around the world. With time Bee Gees were getting popular, and they even started experimenting with different kind of music. Few of their popular numbers are ‘You should be dancing’, Staying Alive, Night fever and a few more.
As rightly said that every good thing comes to an end and in the year 1969 the band had a split, and Gibb started performing as a solo artist. A star is always a start whether he is in a band or performing solo. Gibb recorded his solo album ‘The Kid’s No good’ and it also became a massive hit. In the year 2016, Barry released his second album ‘In the Now’ with Columbia records. It is a fact that all thought out his career, Barry never failed as a musician, but continued composing some of this best music.
A musical genius is not known for his list of awards and recognitions, but through his work. Yet some of the memorable awards and recognitions won by Barry are nine Grammy awards won by the brand Bee Gees. Gibb is also a recipient of British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. In the year 2018 Gibb was also honoured with Knighthood award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Barry has an estimated net worth of $60 million. Over the years with both solo and group albums he has earned huge assets which made him quite an affluent personality. Mostly all compositions by Barry made a huge commercial success and are still a part of people favourite. Not much is known about Barry’s other assets apart from total estimated net worth, but it is reported that he earns a simple life with his family.
Every music lover has to be a fan of Barry, as his compositions have that unique magic of captivating all minds and hearts. Be it the songs of Bee gees or solo albums all are hugely popular and still plays in the playlist of millions of music lovers. Gibb is an old man now and hardly plays in concerts, but his presence on stage can still make many go crazy. The last performance he did was in the year 2016 with Cold Play.