Barry Gibb

Musician, Actor
Though often derided by media pundits for his falsetto voice and matinee idol looks, pop music fans knew that Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees was one of the most successful singer-songwriters in the history of the medium ... Read more »
Born: 08/31/1946 in Douglas, Isle of Man, , GB

Filmography

Music (64)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") (Song)

Ted 2012 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection 2012 (Movie)

("Guilty") (Song)

50/50 2011 (Movie)

("To Love Somebody") (Song)

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

("You Should Be Dancing") (Song)

Despicable Me 2010 (Movie)

("You Should Be Dancing") (Song)

I Love You Phillip Morris 2010 (Movie)

("To Love Somebody") (Song)

The Book of Eli 2010 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") (Song)

The Bounty Hunter 2010 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive (Teddybears Remix)") (Song)

The Fighter 2010 (Movie)

("I Started A Joke") (Song)

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

("We Trying To Stay Alive") (Song)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 (Movie)

"Stayin' Alive" (Song)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 (Movie)

("More Than A Woman") (Song)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

("Staying Alive") (Song)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

("How Deep Is Your Love") (Song)

Young@Heart 2008 (Movie)

("Staying Alive") (Song)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") (Song)

Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive" [LP Version]) (Song)

Chicken Little 2005 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Madagascar 2005 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Roll Bounce 2005 (Movie)

("Emotion") (Song)

A Guy Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Islands In The Stream") (Song)

Anger Management 2003 (Movie)

("How Deep Is Your Love") (Song)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("I Just Want To Be Your Everything") (Song)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("Wedding Day") (Song)

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? 2001 (Movie)

("Night Fever") (Song)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

("Islands in the Stream") (Song)

The Virgin Suicides 2000 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") (Song)

Vertical Limit 2000 (Movie)

("Only One Woman") (Song)

Baby Geniuses 1999 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Big Daddy 1999 (Movie)

("If I Can't Have You") (Song)

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 (Movie)

("We Trying to Stay Live (contains 'Stayin' Live')") (Song)

Mystery Men 1999 (Movie)

("Night Fever") (Song)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend a Broken Heart") (Song)

A Night At the Roxbury 1998 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

songs("Ghetto Supastar (contains 'Islands in the Stream')" "Island in the Stream" "Joints & Jam (contains 'Love Till the End of Time' and 'Grease')" "Grease") (Song)

Hurricane Streets 1998 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Paulie 1998 (Movie)

("Staying Alive") (Song)

Donnie Brasco 1997 (Movie)

("How Deep Is Your Love") (Song)

Playing God 1997 (Movie)

("Jive Talking") (Song)

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 (Movie)

("Staying Alive") (Song)

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

("Staying Alive") (Song)

Swingers 1996 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song

Carlito's Way 1993 (Movie)

("You Should Be Dancing") (Song)

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Cadillac Man 1990 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Hawks 1989 (Movie)

("Childhood Days") (Song Performer)

Hawks 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Hawks 1989 (Movie)

("My Eternal Love" "System of Love" "Childhood Days" "Cover You" "Moonlight Madness" "Celebration de la Vie (theme from Hawks)" "Chain Reaction") (Song)

Look Who's Talking 1989 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Penn & Teller Get Killed 1989 (Movie)

("I Started a Joke") (Song)

Ursula and Glenys 1984 (Movie)

("Islands in the Stream") (Song)

Staying Alive 1983 (Movie)

songs("The Woman in You" "I Love You Too Much" "Breakout" "Someone Belonging to Someone" "Life Goes On" "Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Blastfighter 1982 (Movie)

("Evening Star") (Song)

Neighbors 1981 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Luna 1979 (Movie)

("Night Fever") (Song)

Foul Play 1978 (Movie)

("Stayin' Alive") (Song)

Grease 1978 (Movie)

("Grease") (Song)

Grease 1978 (Movie)

Lyric("Grease") (Lyrics)

Saturday Night Fever 1977 (Movie)

("How Deep Is Your Love" "Night Fever" "Staying Alive" "You Should Be Dancing" "If I Can't Have You" "More Than a Woman") (Song)

The Stud 1977 (Movie)

("Emotions") (Song)

The Wrong Man (TV Show)

Song
Actor (17)

American Idol 2007, 2010 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Bee Gees Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Bee Gees in Concert 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bee Gees: This Is Where I Came In 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Salutes The Bee Gees 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Roy Orbison Anthology 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bee Gees -- One Night Only 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Kenny Rogers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bee Gees: Going Home 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbra Streisand: One Voice 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 (Movie)

Mark Henderson (Actor)

Bee Gees: In Our Own Time (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Presenter
Producer (1)

Hawks 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

Hawks 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

Though often derided by media pundits for his falsetto voice and matinee idol looks, pop music fans knew that Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees was one of the most successful singer-songwriters in the history of the medium. From 1959 to 2001, Gibb and his brothers Robin and Maurice produced a string of hit songs and albums that sold an estimated 220 million units, a figure rivaled only by the Beatles, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. As the Bee Gees' chief songwriter and producer, as well as co-lead singer with Robin, Gibb guided the group through four decades of career highs and lows, from their melancholy hits of the 1960s like "To Love Somebody" and "Lonely Days" to the runaway success of the "Saturday Night Fever" (1977) soundtrack and a triumphant comeback in the 1990s, which culminated in their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During this period, Gibb was also an in-demand writer and producer who spun gold for other artists, including Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers and Diana Ross. With nine No. 1 singles with the Bee Gees and countless Top 10 and Top 40 hits to his credit, Barry Gibb's status as one of the most outstanding figures in world pop history remained untouched, even after five decades.

Relationships

Maureen Bates

Wife
Married Aug. 22, 1966 Divorced in July 1970

Andy Gibb Actor

Brother
Born March 5, 1958 Died March 10, 1988

Ashley Gibb

Son
Born Sept. 8, 1977; mother, Linda Gray

Maurice Gibb Song

Brother
Born Dec. 22, 1949; fraternal twin of Robin Gibb Died Jan. 12, 2003

Michael Gibb

Son
Born Dec. 1, 1984; mother, Linda Gray; named after his godfather Michael Jackson

Robin Gibb Song

Brother
Born Dec. 22, 1949; fraternal twin of Maurice Gibb Died May 20, 2012

Barbara Gibb Song

Mother
Born in Manchester, England; lived in Australia from 1958-67; moved to the U.S. in 1978

Stephen Gibb

Son
Born Dec. 1, 1973; mother, Linda Gray

Travis Gibb

Son
Born Jan. 10, 1981; mother, Linda Gray

Lesley Gibb

Sister
Born Jan. 12, 1945

Hugh Gibb

Father
Died March 5, 1991 on his late son Andy Gibb's birthday; buried close to Andy

Alexandra Gibb

Daughter
Born Dec. 29, 1991; mother, Linda Gray

Linda Gray

Wife
Married Sept. 1, 1970

Milestones

2010

Featured in the documentary "Bee Gees: In Our Own Time"

2007

Appeared on Fox's "American Idol" as a mentor and performer; returned in 2010 as a performer

2002

The Bee Gees performed last concert as a trio at the Love and Hope Ball

2001

Recorded the Bee Gees' 22nd studio album This is Where I Came In; the group's last album as a trio

1998

Released the live album One Night Only; recorded during a 1997 concert in Las Vegas, NV

1997

The Bee Gees inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1997

Landed first Bee Gees album in the Top 20 since the 1970s with Still Waters

1994

The Bee Gees inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

1990

Released the Bee Gees' box set Tales from the Brothers Gibb

1989

With the Bee Gees, returned to the Top 10 with the title track and album One; album featured a song dedicated to their late brother Andy titled "Wish You Were Here"

1985

With brothers, wrote and produced Diana Ross' album Eaten Alive; featured the title track, co-written with Michael Jackson

1984

Released the solo album Now Voyager

1983

Co-produced the successful soundtrack to the "Saturday Night Fever" sequel "Staying Alive"

1983

With brothers, penned the No. 1 duet "Islands in the Stream" for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

1980

Produced and co-wrote the majority of Barbra Streisand’s chart-topping album Guilty

1978

Wrote the title song to the movie version of the Broadway musical "Grease" for Frankie Valli; track went to No. 1

1978

With the Bee Gees, co-starred with Peter Frampton in "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," a musical film based on The Beatles' 1967 album of the same name

1977

The Bee Gees penned and performed several songs for Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track; album spent 24 straight weeks at No. 1; spawned the hit singles "Stayin' Alive," "More Than a Woman," "How Deep Is Your Love," and "Night Feve

1977

Released the successful live album Here at Last...Bee Gees...Live

1975

At Eric Clapton's suggestion, relocated with brothers to Miami, FL to record

1975

Band unveiled a new sound and topped the U.S. charts once again with "Jive Talkin'"

1970

Group anded at No. 1 on the U.S. charts with the ballad "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart"; Al Green covered the track in 1972

1969

After a brief split to pursue solo projects, the Bee Gees reunite; released the album 2 Years On

1968

Robin quits the Bee Gees after the group releases Barry's "First of May" (over Robin's "Lamplight") as the first single off the album Odessa

1968

Reached No. 6 on the U.S. charts with "I Started a Joke," written and mainly sung by Robin

1967

Charted in the U.S. and U.K. with the Top 20 singles "New York Mining Disaster 1941" and "To Love Somebody"

1966

The Bee Gees landed first Australian No. 1 with the song "Spicks and Specks"

1965

Received R5KA award for Composer of the Year

1965

Released the group's debut album The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs

1963

First televised appearance of the Bee Gees, "Country and Western Hour" (on Australia's NWS 9)

1958

With family, moved to Queensland, Australia following the birth of his youngest brother Andy

1953

Moved to Manchester, England with family

Made public singing debut with brothers Robin and Maurice at a local theater

Formed musical group with brothers Robin and Maurice; called themselves the Rattlesnakes, then Wee Johnny Hayes & the Bluecats, and finally the Bee Gees

Bonus Trivia

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At just 18 months of age, Gibb was severely burned when he pulled a cup of hot tea onto himself. Doctors told his mother, Barbara Gibb, that he would not survive more than an hour. But he survived, and after two months in the hospital, emerged with no memory of the event.

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On May 2, 2004, Gibb was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) at Buckingham Palace, along with his brother Robin and their nephew Adam, who collected the award in honor of his late father, Maurice.

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