Sunday 29th September sees the return of the amazing Barry Gibb to his home town of Manchester – and what’s sure to be an amazing show at the city’s Phones 4u Arena (formerly the Manchester Evening News Arena). This will be his only gig in the north this year, so don’t miss out.
The Last One
Sadly, Barry is now the only remaining Bee Gee following the deaths of Maurice in 2003 and more recently Robin in 2012. The show has been designed as a tribute to Barry’s brothers, so is sure to include some old classics such as Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive and Jive Talkin – guaranteed to get the crowd up and dancing – as well as songs from across their entire catalogue, which now spans five decades! At the present time, Barry Gibb holds the record (along with Lennon and McCartney) for consecutive Billboard Hot 100 No 1’s – with 6 releases in a row going to the top spot! The Guinness Book of World Records confirms that Barry is the 2nd most successful songwriter of all time after Paul McCartney – an outstanding achievement by any standard. As well as writing all of their own songs – and selling over 200 million albums, the Bee Gees also wrote a multitude of songs for other artists. These include hits such as Diana Ross’s “Chain Reaction”, Tina Turner’s “I Will Be There” and Barbra Streisand’s “Woman in Love”. In 1994 Barry was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with his brothers and in 1997 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Bee Gees. The band also received CBE’s in 2004 for their contribution to music, with Maurice’s son Adam accepting his late father’s award alongside Robin and Barry.
While this tour will look back over the illustrious career of the Bee Gees with songs from every era, it is also looking towards the next generation as Barry will be joined on the stage by his guitarist/vocalist son Stephen and Maurice’s daughter Samantha on backing vocals – a truly family affair.