Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

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.

Total word count of piece: 4149


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.