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Barry Gibb Commemorated In UK Stamp Collection

For decades of musical service, Sir Barry Gibb is being celebrated with the release of a new stamp collection.

Now 75 years old, the Bee Gees legend was honored when Britain’s Royal Mail announced the issue of The Isle of Man Post Office stamp set that includes seven stamps charting the ‘Night Fever’ hitmaker’s career between 1969 and 2019.

Born Manx (Douglas) on The Isle of Man in 1946), Barry alongside his late twin brothers Robin and Maurice enjoyed global chart-topping success throughout the late-60s and early 70s who had global chart-topping success. His brothers were born three years later and Maurice died in 2003 and Robin passed away in 2012.

Selling more than 120 million records worldwide.The Bee Gees formed in 1958, and are one of the most commercially successful groups in music history.

About the stamp collection Barry said: “I’m very proud of my Manx roots. I was born and bred on the ancient, mystical, magical Isle of Man, and I have very fond memories of growing up there, so to appear on a set of its stamps is not only a wonderful surprise, but also an honour and a privilege.”

President of Tynwald, Laurence Skelly, commented: “Throughout their careers they have all been outstanding ambassadors of the Isle of Man and so proud of their birthplace and I believe this issue and commemoration is fitting for the last surviving brother, Sir Barry Gibb.”

The latest collection follows Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, and the late David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Queen being immortalized in stamp form.

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Author: Al Denté

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