Sept. 1: Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees is 65-years-old today.

Singer, songwriter and producer Barry Alan Lee Maddison Crompton Gibb, CBE (Commander of the British Empire) was born on the Isle of Man to English parents. With his brothers Robin and Maurice, he formed the Bee Gees (Brothers Gibb), one of the most successful pop groups of all time. The trio got their start in Australia, and found major success when they returned to England.

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Barry’s signature falsetto and his song writing prowess were two of the reasons for the groups huge success. In 1978, he penned four straight #1 hits, surpassing the record previously held by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. His songs "Stayin’ Alive," "Love Is Thicker Than Water," "Night Fever," and "If I Can’t Have You" all hit the top of the charts.

Barry also produced many successful albums during the 1970s and 1980s. Some of the notable albums which Barry wrote and produced include those released by Andy Gibb, Barry’s late brother, as well as those by Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, and Dionne Warwick.

In 2004, Barry, along with brother Robin, received honorary Doctor of Music Degrees from The University of Manchester. In 2005, Barry visited Buckingham Palace, where Prince Charles granted him the Commander of the British Empire honor.

During their careers the Bee Gees have sold over 178 million albums and won multiple Grammy Awards. Their career spanned over forty years.

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