The band's memory will be preserved in the form of tours and stamps
It’s all Bee Gees at the moment. Barry Gibb will ‘duet’ with his late brother Robin on a nationwide tour set in motion to honour the legacy of the band, while a special set of stamps will launch on The Isle of Man in the memory of Robin. Barry is the last surviving member of the Bee Gees.
Maurice Gibb died at 53 in 2003 after complications from a twisted intestine, while Robin lost his battle with cancer aged 62 last May. A source close to Barry, 66, called the shows an “emotional salute” and added: “The duet is touching. Barry will make his brothers the heart of the shows. It’s emotional to hear the voices in unison.” He will start an acoustic version of hit I Started A Joke before recordings of Robin Gibb are played on a screen, and will be performing three dates in the UK in September and October, including one show at the O2 Arena.
High pitch bros - Barry and Robin Gibb
Meanwhile, on the Isle of Man, a very special launch of stamps reflecting the solo career of Robin Gibb. Dot Tilbury, General Manager of Isle of Man Stamps & Coins, said: “The Isle of Man is immensely proud to have been the childhood home to the Bee Gees and this new stamp issue is a fitting tribute to Robin’s solo career. The launch will be our chance to celebrate Robin as a singer and songwriter but also as a wonderful ambassador for the Island. He took a great interest in the Isle of Man throughout his life and indeed forged a special relationship with Rebecca House, the Children’s Hospice which he opened with Dwina in 2008.”