Barry Gibb is still alive; the 76 year-old British singer, songwriter, and record producer currently lives in his Miami mansion with his wife, Linda Gray.
Barry Gibb gained prominence as a member of the Bees Gees, a commercially-successful pop music group formed in 1958. He and his bandmates/brothers held sway from the 70s to the 90s, selling numerous records and winning many awards. The group’s influence diminished with the dawn of a new millennium, and Barry Gibb rarely makes public appearances presently. This has sparked questions as to whether he is still alive.
How Old is Barry Gibb?
Barry Gibb is 76 years old. The singer was born Alan Crompton Gibb on September 1, 1946, at the Jane Crockall Maternity Home in Douglas, Isle of Man. The British singer, who was born under the Virgo zodiac sign, is of Scottish, Irish, and English descent.
Barry Gibb was born to his parents, Hugh Gibb and Barbara Gibb. His father was a drummer, while his mother was a singer for a band before she became a home keeper. The singer grew up alongside his brothers, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Andy Gibb, and a sister, Lesley Gibb.
Barry Gibb joined hands with his brothers, Robin and Maurice, to form the Bees Gees. Meanwhile, Andy was a singer, actor, and songwriter in his own right. Lesley Gibb was a singer who performed with the Bees Gees and is now a dog breeder. Barry Gibb spent most of his years growing up in various locations in the United Kingdom.
At the age of five years, his family relocated to St. Catherine Drive in Douglas. The singer later relocated to Smedley Cottage and Spring Valley in Douglas and then to Willaston in Cheshire, United Kingdom. He also grew up in Manchester, where he was part of the skiffle craze.
Barry Gibb attended Braddan School, Tynwald Street Infant School, and Desmesne Road Boys School for his early education. Other details of his college or university were not mentioned.
Is Barry Gibb Still Alive?
Barry Gibb is very much alive and healthy. The 76 year-old singer, who is still touring in his music career, has been involved in a death hoax before. After the deaths of his younger brothers, Maurice and Robin, who were his bandmates, the singer was left devastated, though he later began a solo career.
However, he was once rumored to be dead by early 2023. In early 2023, the news about the death of the singer began to spread on social media platforms after a post with the caption R.I.P Barry Gibb was uploaded on Facebook. This greatly devastated his fans, and they all took to various social media platforms to send their condolences.
While many sent their condolences, some of his fans did not believe the post. This is because fake news about the deaths of celebrities has become the norm for many people. The fact that some credible British news channels did not report the news made them also regard it as fake.
The news was later debunked by the singer’s rep. He confirmed that Barry Gibb is alive and is just one on the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by the hoax. The singer’s rep maintained that he was still alive and well. He further urged the public to stop believing what they see on the internet.
This also triggered the anger of the public, as many expressed their disgust at the news. Many tagged the news as reckless, hurtful, and distressing to fans.
Barry Gibb is a Member of the Bees Gees
Barry Gibb ventured into music in 1955 at the age of 9 years. He founded the Rattlesnake, a skiffle music group that had his brothers, Maurice and Robin, and his neighbors, Kenny Horrocks and Paul Frost, as members.
Barry Gibb played the guitar in the band and performed songs by Paul Anka, Cliff Richards, Trevor Gordon, and many others. The group’s first professional performance was at the Gaumont Cinema on the 28th of December, 1957. After performing together for a while, Barry Gibb moved to Northern Grove with his family.
This disbanded the group, leaving just the Gibbs as members. They later changed the band’s name to Wee Johnny Haynes and the Blue Cats and later to Bees Gees. Together, they released about thirty-nine albums and eighty-three singles and made lots of tours.
Some of the albums released by the group include The Bees Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs, Spicks and Specks, Horizontal, Idea, Odessa, Life in a Tin Can, and many others. Some of their singles are Take Hold of That Star, every day I’ll Have to Cry, Wine and Women, and many others.
As a group, they also performed at shows like the Ed Sullivan Show, the Smothers Brothers Show, and many others. They have also won many honors. However, the group’s performance came to an end after Maurice died in 2003. This also brought about the later solo career of Barry Gibbs, and he achieved great feats in it.
He also Commenced a Solo Career in 2012
Barry Gibb started his solo career in 2012, releasing lots of songs. He also toured the United Kingdom, the United States, and many others. The singer has collaborated with many prolific singers, like Dolly Parton, Alison Kraus, Jason Isabel, and many others, in releasing songs.
He released about three albums, including New Voyager, Greenfields, and In The Now. Barry Gibb has about thirteen singles, including A Day In The Life, Childhood Days, Drown on The River, and many others. He also has about four compilation albums, and they are Eating Alive Demos, The Heartbreaker Demos, The Guilty Demos, and The Eyes That See In The Dark Demos. The singer also has one soundtrack credit to his name.
Throughout Barry Gibb’s musical career, he has won various awards and honors. In 1966, he received the Radio 5KA award for his song I Was a Lover, A Leader of Men. He was officially welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 in Ohio, United States. The talented singer was honored with the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace on May 2, 2004.
Where is Barry Gibb Now?
Barry Gibb is currently living in Miami in the mansion that he moved into in 1974 with his wife, Linda Gray. The singer disclosed that, though he was no longer performing with the Bees Gees band due to the loss of his brothers, he would keep playing the Bees Gees songs daily till he dies. He is often spotted at various events within and outside Florida with his wife.