Barry Gibb Admits The Bee Gees ‘Argued All The Time’
june 5th 2014
Barry Gibb sang “Immortality,” which he said he and his brothers Barry and Maurice agreed was the band’s best hit.
According to him that was just about the only thing the brothers agreed on as they had a somewhat tumultuous relationship.
Gibb revealed that the song was actually written for Celine Dion for her studio album in 1998 called Let’s Talk About Love.
Gibb said about his relationship with his brothers: “The microphone was the one time the three of us communicated. Apart from that, we argued all the time.”
The event was more a tribute to the Bee Gees than anything else and Barry Gibb even shared stories and photos of the band.
Speaking about his brother Maurice, who died in 2003 from a heart attack, Gibb said: “Maurice loved children and magic tricks. If he was around today, the iPad would be his world.”
He then spoke a little about his other brother Robin who died in 2012, saying: “Robin was two opposites. He could be in a fantastic mood one second, and not the next… I could never quite gauge that, and Maurice was the mediator between us.”
The third of Barry’s brothers, Andy, was just 30 when he died in 1988 from an inflammation of the heart muscle after years of substance abuse. Barry referred to him as the brother who was the most similar to him.
By all accounts Barry Gibb’s “Mythology” solo tour has been a spectacular one, having performed in Australia, Europe, and North America and has been a real tribute to music as well as to the Bee Gees.