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Gibb in 1973
|Birth name||Barry Alan Crompton Gibb|
|Also known as||Johnny Hayes|
1 September 1946 |
Douglas, Isle of Man
|Origin||Manchester, Lancashire, England|
|Genres||Rock, pop, disco, country|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Labels||Polydor, Atco, MCA|
|Associated acts||The Rattlesnakes, Bee Gees|
Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, CBE (born 1 September 1946) is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as the founder of the pop group Bee Gees. With his brothers, Robin and Maurice Gibb, Gibb formed a songwriting partnership beginning in 1966. In 2004 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Gibb was born to Hugh and Barbara Gibb. In 1955 Gibb's family moved to Manchester. Gibb did not like school. He stopped going and he started a band called the Rattlesnakes.
Gibb released his first album with the Bee Gees, The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs, in 1965. It did not chart. In 1967 the Bee Gees released their first charting album Bee Gees' 1st. In 1979 the Bee Gees released their only number one album Spirits Having Flown. Gibb released Now Voyager in 1984. "Shine, Shine" was released as the album's second single. It reached number 37 in the Billboard 200. Gibb made the soundtrack for the movie Hawks. In 2011 "All In Your Name", a song Gibb sung with Michael Jackson, was released as a single.
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Gibb performing with the Bee Gees in 1968.
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