On the eve of Barry Gibb’s debut solo tour, and his first visit to New Zealand since 1999, he talks to Tim Roxborough about faith, family and a surprise for the future.
‘She’s always right behind me and she’s either going to give me a tap on the head or a kick up the ass. And both of those things work,” laughs the ever-amiable Barry Gibb, on the phone from his home in South Beach, Miami. The man whom Guinness World Records lists as the second most successful songwriter of all time (after Paul McCartney) is talking about Linda, his wife of 42 years. They’ve been together since 1967 – the year the Bee Gees returned to the UK after nine years in Australia.
They married on Barry’s birthday, so he’d never forget the anniversary. As well as a ...
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