Barry Gibb in the Bee Gees
The forthcoming concerts by the Hall of Famer singer Barry Gibb will take place at venues including the TD Garden also known as Fleet Center, Wells Fargo Center, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, United Center, Concord Pavilion and the Hollywood Bowl. The British born songwriter, singer and record producer who has been active since 1955 will be performing some of his most popular singles. Born in 1946, Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, more popularly known as Barry Gibb and sometimes, Johnny Hayes gained worldwide fame after he founded the group, the Bee Gees.
This group was initially named the Rattlesnakes. It members included Barrys two brothers, Maurice and Robin on vocals, himself on guitar and vocals, Kenny Horrocks on bass and Paul Frost playing drums. Playing their debut show in 1957, the first song that Barry Gibb wrote was Turtle Dove. In 1958, the Gibbs relocated to the Northern Grove and members, Paul Frost and Kenny Horrocks were left behind. The name of the group was changed to Johnny Hayes and the Blue Cats in the same year, after which the three brothers became known as the Bee Gees in 1959.
The brothers composed the songs Starlight of Love, Twenty Miles to Blueland and the Echo of Your Love and were seen making their debut television appearance in 1960. Till the bands disbandment in 2001, the brothers released 23 studio albums and 2 live albums. Their soundtracks, Saturday Night Fever and Staying Alive topped the Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart. They were inducted into 8 Hall of Fames that include Hollywood Walk of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, ARIA Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Londons Walk of Fame.
Barry Gibbs Solo Career
After Barrys brothers Robin and Maurices unfortunate demise, Barry decided to honor his brothers memories. In 2013, Barry announced that he would be initiating the Mythology tour to pay tribute to his late brothers. He was joined on stage by Maurices daughter, Samantha and his own son, Steve. Amongst the few songs that they performed on stage were 1966s Playdown, 1967s Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You, 1969s I Started a Joke and 1968s With the Sun In My Eyes. With the end of the tour, Festival Records released a three box set of the Bee Gees Australian albums titled The Festival Albums Collection. After the tour, Barry Gibbs performed in the Country Music Hall of Fame Ceremony on 27th October, 2013, along with artists like Bobby Bare, Kenny Rogers and Cowboy Jack Clement. He performed the track Islands in the Stream. In the same month, Barry Gibb was honored by an invitation to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.
Barry Gibbs as a Composer
As a soloist, Barry Gibb has released three studio albums and four demos. The singles that have charted in the US and UK include Guilty, What Kind of Fool, Shine, Shine, Fine Line and Childhood Days. Apart from being a renowned singer, Barry Gibb has also been appreciated as a songwriter. In 1977, five of Barrys compositions made their way to the Billboard 100, where they maintained their place for a week. Watch this highly successful artist make his way to the main stage once again as he continues with his Mythology Tour.