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Sir Barry Gibb dedicates his knighthood to his late brothers – Robin and Maurice

Sir Barry Gibb has dedicated his knighthood to his late brothers and former bandmates, Robin and Maurice.

The 71-year-old Bee Gee has been named in The Queen’s New Year Honours list for services to charity and music

Sir Barry said: “I am deeply honoured, humbled, and very proud. This is a moment in life to be treasured and never forgotten.

“I want to acknowledge how responsible my brothers are for this honour. It is as much theirs as it is mine. The magic, the glow, and the rush will last me the rest of my life.”

Barry is the last surviving member of the Bee Gees. Maurice Gibb died unexpectedly in 2003 at the age of 53 in Florida due to complications of a twisted intestine.

Robin Gibb died in 2012 at the age of 62 from liver and kidney failure. He had been suffering from ill health for some time after being treated for a twisted intestine in 2010.

All three Bee Gees were awarded a CBE in 2002 by The Queen.

Also honoured in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to music is Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, receives his knighthood.

He first received an honour from The Queen back in 1965 when he and the other Beatles received the MBE in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours.

In a message, Sir Ringo said: “It’s great! It’s an honour and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love.”


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