Happy 70th Birthday Barry Gibb!

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With a career spanning over fifty years, it’s hard to imagine a period of time that does not have a Barry Gibb or Bee Gees song as part of the soundtrack.  

The 60’s brought hits such as “New York Mining Disaster 1941,” “To Love Somebody,” “Massachusetts,” “Words,” “I’ve Got to Get a Message to You” and “I Started a Joke.”  The 70’s began with “Lonely Days” “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” and progressed with “Jive Talkin” and, my personal favorite, “Nights On Broadway” by 1975.  Everything changed with the release of the soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” – the US album stayed on the charts for a staggering 120 weeks and Gibb co-wrote eight of the seventeen songs, six of which went to number one on the singles charts.

Barry Gibb created a parallel career writing music and producing for other artists including Frankie Valli for the “Grease” soundtrack, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Dionne Warwick and Barbra Streisand.  

Subsequently, Barry Gibb and his brothers recorded, wrote and produced music together until Maurice’s death in 2003 and then Robin’s death in 2012.  

Gibb is releasing his first album of original material since the Bee Gees final studio album This is Where I Came From in 2001.  The album, entitled In The Now is coming October 7, 2016.