The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2006 with 121 to follow.
By United Press International

Surviving Bee Gees stage private concert

MIAMI, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The surviving members of the Bee Gees -- Barry and Robin Gibb -- made their first appearance without brother Maurice for a Miami charity.

Barry Gibb buys Tennessee Cash homestead

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Singer Barry Gibb has paid an undisclosed amount for the Hendersonville, Tenn., home owned by Johnny and June Carter Cash.

Bee Gee Barry Gibb describes family feud

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Singer Barry Gibb says his late brother Maurice's family will not let him participate in a tribute album to his former Bee Gee partner.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2005 with 121 to follow.
By United Press International

Streisand teams with Gibb on album

LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- Nearly 25 years after collaborating on "Guilty," an album that sold 5 million U.S. copies, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb are doing another album.

Tsunami single expected to go to U.K. No1

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A charity single to aid victims of the Dec. 26 Asian tsunami was released Monday and expected to go straight to the top of Britain's charts.

Tsunami relief song being recorded

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- British singers Cliff Richard and Boy George are among entertainers recording a song to raise funds for victims of the Asian tsunami.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 1, the 245th day of 2004 with 121 to follow.
By United Press International

AFI set to name top 100 movie songs

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute is about to announce its newest list of great moments in U.S. film history -- the 100 greatest songs ever sung in movies -- giving A
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Barry Gibb: 'We are not Bee Gees now'

LONDON, May 27 (UPI) -- Barry and Robin Gibb, while picking up awards at Buckingham Palace, said they no longer want to be called the Bee Gees.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2003 with 121 to follow.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

R. Kelly was arrested in Florida Wednesday after police allegedly discovered digital photos of the R&B singer having sex with a very young, unidentified girl.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Autopsy: Bee Gee died of twisted bowel

MIAMI, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Medical examiners said Thursday Bee Gees singer Maurice Gibb died of a condition caused by a twisted bowel and small intestine.

BeeGees members question brother's death

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The surviving brothers of Maurice Gibb are questioning whether the death of the Bee Gee star at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach was the result of negligence.
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Barry Gibb
Singer, songwriter Barry Gibb kicks off a charity poker tournament at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 30, 2008. The tournament benefits The Miami Beach Health Foundation which Gibb is co-chairman of the board of directors. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, CBE (born 1 September 1946), is a singer, songwriter and producer. He was born on the Isle of Man to English parents. With his brothers Robin and Maurice, he formed the Bee Gees, one of the most successful pop groups of all time. The trio got their start in Australia, and found their major success when they returned to England. Known for his high-pitched falsetto singing voice, Gibb holds the record for consecutive Billboard Hot 100 Number Ones as a writer with six.

Barry Gibb was born to Barbara and Hugh Gibb on the Isle of Man. He has an older sister, Lesley (b. 1945), and three younger brothers, fraternal twins Maurice (1949–2003) and Robin (b. 1949), and Andy (1958–1988). He and his family moved to Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester in 1953. When he was 12 years old, his family moved to Brisbane, Australia, settling in one of the city's poorest suburbs, Cribb Island. The suburb was later bulldozed to make way for Brisbane Airport. It was in Australia that Gibb and his brothers Robin and Maurice started performing as the Bee Gees. The Gibb family returned to England in 1967. Shortly afterward, the Bee Gees became international stars.

The Bee Gees rank sixth on the all-time top-sellers list. when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, their citation read "Only Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees". The trio's contribution to Saturday Night Fever pushed the film's soundtrack past the 40 million mark in sales. It reigned as the top-selling album in history until Michael Jackson's Thriller. They are the only group in pop history to write, produce, and record six straight No.1 hits. They have sixteen Grammy nominations and nine Grammy wins.

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