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Barry Gibb: Three-Minute Genius

Clinton Walker, 'Rock Country', ed. Christian Ryan (Hardie Grant), 2013

IN 1961 THE Gibb family – parents Hugh and Barbara and kids Lesley, Barry, twins Robin and Maurice, baby Andy – were living on Queensland's Gold Coast. Ten-pound Poms who settled in Brisbane, they had moved to Surfer's Paradise to be closer to the burgeoning tourist resorts and hotels where the boys could ply their wares as the comic singing trio they'd formed, the Bee Gees.

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