|Real Name/Full Name
|Barry Alan Crompton Gibb
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Isle of Man, Douglas town.
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|1 September 1946
|77 years old
|In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 183 lbs
|Father –Hugh Gibb
Mother – Barbara Gibb
|Robin, Maurice, Andy and Lesley Gibb
|The Braddan School and The Tynwald Street Infants School, Demesne Road Boys School.
|University of Manchester
|Steve, Ashley, Alexandra, Travis, Michael
|Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer.
Being born among people who have the same passion and drive as yours seems like great fun, right? Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, recognized as Barry Gibb by many is a British-American musician, songwriter, and record producer who got international fame as a co-founder of the ‘Bee Gees,’ alongside his brothers.
The ‘Bee Gees,’ which first consisted of Barry and his brothers Maurice and Robin is one of the most successful groups in the history of popular music. Barry has done very many singles and albums and is commercially successful. This article will take you through the life of Barry and all his achievements.
Well, how well do you know about Barry Gibb? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Barry Gibb’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Barry Gibb to date.
Biography and Early Life
Barry Gibb was born on the 1st of September 1946, to Hugh Gibb and Barbra Gibb. He was born in Douglas town, which is the capital of the Isle of Man. When Barry was 2, he almost died because of a hot teapot. He pulled the pot his mother had put on the table and all the hot tea poured all over him. He spent nearly three months in hospital being treated.
His father, Hugh Gibb was a bandleader who died in 1992. His mother used to sing for a band and later became a homemaker and died in 2016. Barry Gibb had three brothers who just like him were all musicians and also has a sister, Lesley. He was brought up in Manchester, and here Gibb took part in the Skiffle craze in 1995 which led him to form his very first band, ‘The Rattlesnakes,’ which later became ‘The Bee Gees.’
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Barry Gibb in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Barry Gibb’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024 having been born on 1 September 1946. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 183 lbs in Pound and 85kg in Kilograms.
Barry has been in different schools because of how much his family has been moving around. He began school on the 4th of September 1951 at The Braddan School, three days after his fifth birthday. A year later, in 1952, his family relocated to 43 Snaefell Road, Willaston, and stayed there for two years.
That year, he attended Tynwald Street Infants School. In 1953 on his seventh birthday, he joined Demesne Road Boys School. Barry was passionate about music more than anything in this world, and he does not have much of an educational journey. His passion began when he was barely 9 years old.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
On the 22nd of August 1966, when he was 19, Barry Gibb exchanged marriage vows with Maureen Bates. The couple however didn’t stay together for long. 4 years later, in July 1970, they divorced. That same year, during the taping of the BBC’s Top of the Pops in London, Barry met Linda Gray, who is the former Miss Edinburg.
He married Linda on the 1st of September 1970, which is his birthday. The two have been together since then, and they have had 5 children together, Stephen, Ashley, Travis, Michael, and Alexandra. The couple currently has 7 grandchildren. Gibb and Michael Jackson were close friends. This he mentioned in an interview with The Mirror on 11 July 2014.
Is Barry Gibb Gay?
Gibb is straight. All his life, he has not shown interest to the male gender.
Barry’s musical career ignited in him when his family was in Manchester, and here, he formed a band. When the family moved to Australia, Gibb and his brothers Barry and Maurice formed a band together. They however didn’t do well in Australia. Their success began when they moved back to Manchester. In 1955, Gibb together with his brothers formed a band named ‘The Rattlesnakes.’
They did several songs successfully then they decided to change their band’s name to ‘Wee Johnny Hayes,’ and shortly after took ‘The Blue Cats’ and finally settled on ‘Bee Gees’ while they were in Queensland. At this time, they were performing at clubs and hotels. Shortly after, they were appearing on TV and they signed a record deal with Festival Records.
Barry Gibb together with the band started to gain fame after releasing their debut single, ‘The Battle of the Blue and the Grey’ which Barry wrote. International fame later came their way when they released the album ‘Bee Gees 1st’ which not only ranked on top charts but also had singles being ranked on the top charts. From this time, they did very well and sold in millions until Barry left the band and worked on a solo album, ‘The Kid’s No Good.’
It was however never released, and he rejoined the band in 1970 when they released a number of great hits, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ included. The peak of their fame was in the 70s, where they could sell over 40 million records. They did so well over the years, and eventually, with the death of his brothers, Barry embarked on a solo career. His two latest albums are ‘Greenfields’ and ‘In the Now.’
Barry Gibb has received very many awards throughout his music career. He has over 20 Grammy Awards nominations and wins. With his group song ‘Guilty,’ Barry won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a group with vocals, Best Vocal Arrangement for two or more voices for ‘Stayin’ Alive,’ and Album of the year for ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and many others.
The Bee Gees have been nominated for 14 Grammys and have won 9. One of the greatest achievements with the Bee Gees is exceeding 220 million sales which has only beaten by Michael Jackson, Elvis, The Beatles, Garth Brooks, and Paul McCartney. Barry has also won the Academy of Country Music Award for the Single Record of The Year for ‘Islands in the Stream.’
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Barry Gibb in 2024
Barry Gibb has a net worth of about $150 million as of 2024. The man has earned his millions from his extremely successful musical career. Barry has had very many singles and albums, all the great of course, and the man is considered one of the greatest British musicians. It is important to note that he is a co-founder of the Bee Gees, which is one of the most commercially successful groups in the history of popular music.
Barry is one of the most passionate musicians I know. Even in his old age, when he should be relaxing and enjoying his millions, the man is still doing what he does best. He is indeed a legend and will leave an unmatched legacy.