Barry Gibb accepts Lifetime Achievement Award for the Bee Gees
Barry Gibb talks about the Bee Gees getting Lifetime Achievement Award at the rehearsal for the Grammy Awards
Yahoo! Music ("Barry Gibb speaks from the heart at Grammy Special Merit Awards," online version dated February 8, 2015) reports that Barry "delivered an emotional and deeply personal speech" during the Saturday event that took place at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles on Friday.
Barry was quoted as saying:
“Andy wanted to be a Bee Gee, but he was a little too young. We never thought of ourselves as Bee Gees—we thought of ourselves as the four brothers. Me being the eldest, I was always watching out for the rest of them. And I miss them very much … I always imagined we would sit around in our 80s and laugh and joke. But it just didn’t work out that way….I think I’ve had enough of death to last me a lifetime.
According to the article, Adam Gibb received the award on behalf of his father Maurice.
You can see Barry being interviewed at the rehearsal on Friday at the YouTube link above. He speaks of how he feels he’s still surrounded by the opinions of his brothers, "Robin’s in particular, because he had a very srtong personality."
Barry will be a presenter at the Grammys 2015 ceremony.
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