Barry Gibb Biography

Published On Jan 20, 2018
Facts of Barry Gibb
Date of Birth: 1946 , September-1
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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In 1949, Barry Alan family settled in 50 St. Catherine's Drive. His two younger brothers Robin and Maurice were born after a year. His family moved to Smedley Cottage, Spring Valley in Douglas while his younger brother was a child. 

Alan began his school after three days of his fifth birthday, attending Braddan school. In 1952, his family moved to 43 Snaefell Road, Willaston, which became their home for the next two years. Alan grew up in Manchester where he formed his first band, the Rattlesnakes.  

Alan is well-known for his high-pitched falsetto singing voice. He has shared recordings with singing legends like John Lennon and Paul McCartney for consecutive Billboard Hot 100 as a writer. Alan also became the second most successful songwriter in history behind Paul McCartney by Guinness World Records. 

Similarly, Alan was admitted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame together with his brothers. As he was a member of the Bee Gees, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He also received the Brit Award for his Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2007, he was ranked as number 38 on the list of "100 Greatest Singers" by Q magazine.

Alan was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2002 for services to music and entertainment. He was honored with a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Year Honours for his services to music.

Alan holds a dual nationality of American and British and belongs to mixed ethnicity of English, Scottish, and Irish. At the age of 19, he married his long-time girlfriend, Maureen Bates. However, the couple couldn't continue their married life and they divorced after four years. 

While recording for the BBC's Top of the Pops in London, Alan met the former Miss Edinburgh, Linda Gray. He married Linda and blessed with five children including Stephen, Ashley, Travis, Michael, and Alexandra. He lives a happy married life along with his spouse and children. 

Alan is one of the richest British singer and musician, who earns a chunk of money from his professional career. He has bought a fancy house in Douglas costing $2 million. He has an investment of $20 million in homes that include his Miami property, a 90-acre estate near London and homes. According to some source, his net worth is around $50 million.  

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Born in United Kingdom

September 1 , 1946

Alan was born in Douglas, the United Kingdom to father Hugh Gibb, a drummer, and mother Barbara Gibb. Currently, he is 72-year-old and his birth sign is Virgo. 

Released a song I'll Kiss Your Memory

1970

He produced, wrote, performed his won first solo single, I'll Kiss Your Memory,  himself. It peaked number 16 in the Netherlands. The song was intended for Gibb's unreleased debut album The Kid's No Good.

 

Appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

January 27 , 2014

After his successful career as a singer and musician, Alan worked on the American TV show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to announce the beginning of his first solo tour to the US.

 

Married Linda Gray

September 1 , 1970

Alan began dating the former Miss Edinburgh, Linda Gray. The couple met during recording for the BBC's Top of the Pops in London. He married Linda and blessed with five children including Stephen, Ashley, Travis, Michael, and Alexandra. 

Total Net worth

2018

As a singer and musician Alan earns a chunk of money from his professional career.  As of 2017, his current net worth is estimated to be $50 million, which mostly come through his singing career.