25 Years On: Barry Gibb Speaks of Andy Gibb

Andy Gibb (center) with his parents

and three famous brothers (1968)


Andy Gibb with his parents and three famous brothers (1968)

Twenty-five years ago today, the youngest Gibb brother Andrew Roy Gibb (Andy Gibb) left us at the young age of 30.

During the Mythology Tour, Barry kept mentioning how he wanted it to be "the celebration, and not the tribute, of his brothers."  And so images of his brothers were shown on the big screen while Barry spoke about them one by one before he sang "Immortality."  Here’s what he had to say about Andy during the second show in Brisbane on February 19, 2013.


He was the little one, a young boy who really wanted to be like his brothers.  Wanted to be a pop star and became a pop star, you know.  It just seemed to…it seemed to emanate from him. And he was like a little red light in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind,"  a little red light following the rest of the UFOs. That was Andy.  And he was a beautiful child. He could do thigns that we would never dream of doing. He could water ski in bare feet. He could…he learned to fly a plane when he was 28 years old.  And he left us all too soon when he’s dead. So, fly Andy.  We had so much in common.  Like Robin and Maurice were twins, in certain ways Andy and I were twins. 

In Melbourne (February 12), Barry also saluted his mother as he spoke of Andy.  

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