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The Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb awarded knighthood in New Year's Honours list 2018

Congratulations to SIR Barry Gibb

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Ringo Starr, Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell, and acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo were also named in the 2018 honours list

The Beatles' Ringo Starr and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb have both been awarded knighthoods in the New Year Honours.
Gibb, who rose to global fame as co-founder and frontman of one of the most successful groups of all time, dedicated the honour to his late brothers and former bandmates, and said he was "deeply honoured, humbled, and very proud".
"This is a moment to be treasured and never forgotten," he added. "I want to acknowledge how responsible my brothers are for this honour. It is as much theirs as it is mine."
His knighthood follows a triumphant set for the Legend Slot at 2017's Glastonbury Festival, where he performed classic hits such as "Stayin' Alive", "Tragedy" and "Night Fever".
Starr was honoured for his contributions to music 52 years after he received an MBE as part of the 'Fab Four'. The former Beatles' member's bandmate Sir Paul McCartney was appointed a knight in 1997.

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Sir Barry Gibb has dedicated his knighthood to his late brothers and former bandmates, Robin and Maurice.
The 71-year-old Bee Gee has been named in The Queen’s New Year Honours list for services to charity and music

Sir Barry said: “I am deeply honoured, humbled, and very proud. This is a moment in life to be treasured and never forgotten.

“I want to acknowledge how responsible my brothers are for this honour. It is as much theirs as it is mine. The magic, the glow, and the rush will last me the rest of my life.”

Barry is the last surviving member of the Bee Gees. Maurice Gibb died unexpectedly in 2003 at the age of 53 in Florida due to complications of a twisted intestine.

Robin Gibb died in 2012 at the age of 62 from liver and kidney failure. He had been suffering from ill health for some time after being treated for a twisted intestine in 2010.

All three Bee Gees were awarded a CBE in 2002 by The Queen.


claire ryan said…
Hooray, Hooray Hooray!!!!!!!
At last Sir Barry has accepted what we (his fans)have known for 50 years. You have earned every accolade and acknowledgement that comes your way CONGRATULATIONS

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