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Barry Gibb: My wife urged me to tour after Robin's death


Singer Barry Gibb has credited his wife with encouraging him to embark on a solo tour following the death of his brother Robin last year.

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He tells Britain's The Sun, "This is all down to my wife. She told me to get off my backside and stop going along with the whole idea that everything was finished for me. She said, 'You've got music, so make music!' That was her kicking me, so I decided to jump right in." Gibb sold out every date of his Mythology tour in Australia earlier this year and says he carried on the Bee Gees' family tradition during the trek by inviting his eldest son, Stephen, to play guitar and Maurice's daughter, Samantha, to sing with him onstage.

He says, "I have a fantastic band, and Sammy jumped in and my eldest, Stephen, too. We created this show that really celebrates everything we ever did, or as much as we could put in to a show. I feel good. I felt a lot worse last year with all the stress over Robin."

Robin lost his battle with cancer last May, leaving Barry as the last surviving Gibb brother. Barry lost his brothers Andy in 1988 and Maurice in 2003.

Barry Gibb is bringing his concerts to the U.K., with shows planned for Birmingham, Manchester and London later this year.

Apr 30, 2013 8:56AM
Good to hear he's doing what he loves.
Apr 30, 2013 7:56AM

Keep on doing it Barry! Nothing sweeter than your music and voice.


Morgan Paul

Apr 30, 2013 7:42AM
What a great thing touring with family. The Bee Gees were fabulous songwriters besides being talented musicians and performers. I have an autographed album cover that I purchased at an auction that was raising money to build the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame many years ago. It reminds me of when music was real, not all these glitzy performers who can't sing a note and are idiots to boot.
Apr 30, 2013 7:37AM
 It's got to be so rough to watch all of your younger siblings go before you. It's almost as bad as a parent outliving their children. I hope Barry Gibb makes it stateside for a few appearances...he's been on some of the best records of the past 45 years.
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