It had been just four months since the tragic death of his brother Robin, and Barry revealed the pain over his loss while reflecting on an incredible career. From growing up in Australia, to the magic that saw the Bee Gees sell more than 220 million records around the world, Barry talks about his success, the love of his life, and what he really thinks about Barbra Streisand.
But when the realisation of being the “last man standing” amongst his brothers finally hits home, Barry’s tears flow for the first time. Robin’s death in May at age 62 followed the deaths of his twin Maurice in 2003 and youngest brother Andy in 1988.
What begins as an interview becomes so much more as this founding member of the Bee Gees, whose hits spanned five decades, opens his heart to reporter Rahni Sadler.
“My biggest regret is that every brother I’ve lost was in a moment when we were not getting on, and so I have to live with that,” he says, fighting back tears.
The good news is, Barry is determined to keep the Bee Gees legacy alive, with the help of the next generation of Gibbs. In February 2013 he’ll embark on an Australia/NZ tour, performing the hits made famous with his late brothers.
As well as the music, Barry will share stories from their incredible career and play never before seen home movies, including their own comical productions. Joining Barry on stage will be his son Steve and Maurice’s daughter Samantha.
Watch Sunday Night's follow-up interview with Barry Gibb, his return to Australia, Sunday October 18.
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