Talk:Barry Gibb

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likely to be surpassed?[edit]

The statement "this is unlikely to ever be surpassed" is pure speculation and should be removed? Puglet 01:54, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

(Love Is) Thicker Than Water[edit]

The song "(Love Is)Thicker Than Water" was written by Andy Gibb only according to Wikipedia's article for Andy Gibb and the article for "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water". Therefore, I have removed this entry for this site:

In 1978, he became the only songwriter to have four straight number one hits in the U.S.A, breaking the John Lennon and Paul McCartney 1964 record. These songs were "Stayin' Alive", "Love Is Thicker Than Water", "Night Fever", "If I Can't Have You".

NO, that's not what the wikipedia article says, and it's not how the song is credited off of wikipedia - it is credited as a collaboration of Barry and Andy Gibb. I reinstated the paragraph.Tvoz 04:17, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

"Homoerotic posturing"[edit]

The article about Brett Anderson mentions "Barry Gibb's homoerotic posturing". What does it mean? --Ghirla -трёп- 15:00, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Isle of man[edit]

He was born on the isle of manTomcat96 (talk) 15:03, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

I know, that's what the article says. And your point is...? -- Timberframe (talk) 17:30, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Christian names not suitable.[edit]

quote from article "In the early 90s Barry had a heart attack"

usage should be Gibb.

Pga1965 (talk) 07:22, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

In general I'd agree, although there are a couple of cicumstances where first names would be appropriate:
  • if the context relates to more than one person of the same surname (eg parts of the article discussing interactions between the brothers Gibb)
  • if the text is quoted, in which case it would be inappropriate to alter it, although editorial clarification between [...] could be added, eg "Barry [Gibb]".

The occurence you've cited is part of a sentence which reads as: "According to the biography Tales from The Brothers' Gibb ... In the early 90s Barry had a heart attack brought on by morphine during a back operation and suffers from arthritis." This construction suggests that the text following the elipsis is a quotation, although as I don't have a copy of the cited biography I can't be sure. -- Timberframe (talk) 10:52, 13 November 2009 (UTC)


Songwriting[edit]

Is it true that he wrote all of Destiny's Child songs? 216.136.4.136 (talk) 19:42, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

No, Destiny's Child only connection to Barry Gibb is with their cover version of "Emotion" which Barry originally co-wrote for Samantha Sang back in 1977. Ferdinandhudson (talk) 18:27, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

The mentioned song "Carried Away", originally intended for Barbra Streisand, was later released, namely by Olivia Newton John on the "Physical" album. [1] Sgracanin (talk) 20:44, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Career[edit]

The text states "The Bee Gees rank sixth on the all-time top-sellers list." yet on the linked page they are nowhere near sixth. In fact there are (by my count) 23 acts with higher claimed sales and four others with the same. Where exactly does this ranking of sixth come from? NevarMaor (talk) 16:34, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

I have placed an archived copy of the previous content of Talk:All in Your Name (Barry Gibb song)[edit]

here for historical purposes.   ArcAngel   (talk) ) 16:37, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

He has returned to concert w/ Ricky Skaggs (Country - Western performer)[edit]

Today is August 1 -- the TV news "highlights" included a video-audio clip of his weekend performance in Nashville, TN on July 27, 2012. Here's the online announcement from "Nashville Scene":

Grand Ole Opry feat. Darryl Worley, James Otto, Dailey and Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Barry Gibb & more When: Fri., July 27, 7 p.m. 2012 Price: $29-$54 Grand Ole Opry House 2804 Opryland Dr

http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/grand-ole-opry-feat-darryl-worley-james-otto-dailey-and-vincent-ricky-skaggs-barry-gibb-and-more/Event?oid=2946982

Timothyjshaw (talk)timothyjshaw posted at WIKI article for "Barry Gibb" -- he is the last surviving "BeeGee" - Gibb family trio from 1960s - hit songs and performances —Preceding undated comment added 12:20, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Birthplace versus origin[edit]

Could someone explain to me what it means that this article, and the ones on Robin and Maurice have their birthplace as The Isle of Man (understandable to me) and their "origin" as Manchester (I don't understand what origin means here - I would have thought that your birthplace is your origin)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.109.81.121 (talk) 08:07, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

See Template:Infobox_musical_artist#origin --Musdan77 (talk) 04:37, 4 August 2014 (UTC)