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Barry Gibb on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

  • Time: 
    9.00pm - 10.00pm
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    ITV
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    Returning
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    Wed 25 Jan 2017
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Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees joins Piers Morgan to look back on his fifty-year career as a songwriter and pop legend.
 
He reflects on the untimely deaths of all three of his younger brothers - Robin, Maurice and Andy - and how he’s come to terms with being the last surviving member of the Bee Gees.  Barry tells Piers how the group rose from child performers to global superstars in the wake of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. He reveals how a childhood accident nearly killed him, what really happened when he and his future wife sneaked into Dr Who's Tardis and gives his verdict when Piers serenades him with his falsetto voice.
 
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“New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones)”
Written by Barry and Robin Gibb (1967)
Performed by Bee Gees


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