Bee Gees Barry Gibb set for lifetime achievement award

Musician Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. Credit: S.Vlasic/ABACA USA

Bee Gees star Barry Gibb will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at a major music event next month.

The last surviving Gibb brother will be celebrated at the O2 Silver Clef Awards for a career in which his group are estimated to have sold around 220 million albums.

His brother Robin died last year, nine years after his twin Maurice who also made up the chart-topping trio.

The younger brother Andy, who was also a singer, died in 1988 at the age of 40.

Barry, 66, has worked with some of the biggest names in music as a songwriter and producer, including artists such as Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, and Dionne Warwick.

Barry Gibb has worked with some of the biggest names in music including Diana Ross. Credit: E.M/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

He also worked on the music for the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta.

He and the Bee Gees won a special achievement award at the Silver Clefs - which raise money for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins - in 1993. His new award is officially called the Sony Mobile lifetime achievement award.

Other awards recipients at the event on June 28 at the London Hilton include Coldplay - who are being awarded the best British act award, Labrinth - who takes the innovation award and trumpeter Alison Balsom, the classical award winner.

The best of the Bee Gees:

  • Stayin' Alive - 1977

  • Jive Talkin' - 1975

  • More Than a Woman - 1977

  • How Deep Is Your Love - 1977