Singer and songwriter Barry Gibb talks with Prince Charles, left, during a Investiture ceremony for the award of a knighthood to Gibb, at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday 26 June 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
LONDON – Bee Gee Barry Gibb has a knighthood in Buckingham Palace, and says that he hopes that his late brothers Robin and Maurice are proud of him.
Gibb is the last surviving member of the brotherhood trio whose falsetto harmonies and disco beats driven huge 1970s hits such as “How Deep is Your Love,” “Stayin’ Alive” and “Tragedy.” Maurice died in 2003 and his twin brother Robin in 2012.
The Bee Gees star, officially known as Sir Barry Gibb after the royal ceremony.
After he is knighted in the palace of Prince Charles on Tuesday, the 71-year-old songwriter said: “If it wasn’t for my brethren, I would not be here.”
Gibb, who can now call himself Sir Barry, said the honor was “a little surreal.” He said: “it is a high price that your culture can give you and that is something I am extremely proud of.”