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Barry Gibb Honors Late Bee Gees Brothers at Final Stop of Solo Tour

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In this June 8, 2012 file photo, Bee Gee Barry Gibb leaves his brother Robin Gibb's funeral at St Mary's Church in Thame, central England.

By    |   Friday, 06 Jun 2014 09:02 AM

Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb honored his late brothers and bandmates this week on the final stop of his Mythology Tour by keeping it a family affair.

After the passing of his brother Maurice in 2003 and Robin in 2012, Gibb embarked on the tour as a form of tribute to both the band and the family ties that built and sustained it. He performed all of the group's classic hits like "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Stayin' Alive" with son Stephen on guitar and Maurice’s daughter Samantha on vocals, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The Wednesday show at the Hollywood Bowl featured photos and videos of his singer siblings, and Gibb's daughter Ali even ran the teleprompter. Gibb told stories of about his brothers throughout the night, occasionally choking up as he honored their memories.

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"Maurice loved children and magic tricks. If he was around today, the iPad would be his world," the 67-year-old Gibb said from the stage. "And Robin was two opposites. He could be in a fantastic mood one second, and not the next . . . I could never quite gauge that, and Maurice was the mediator between us."

A few stars were spotted in the audience singing along, including Olivia Newton-John, Fox News reported. Gibb performed the theme song from "Grease," which he wrote and was sung in the film by Frankie Valli.

Gibb also sang "Immortality," a song he said was the one the brothers agreed was their best. It was originally written for Celine Dion for her 1998 album "Let's Talk About Love," and featured background vocals from the trio.

After the performance, Gibb sat down for an interview with Paste magazine, relating that his mother visits him at his all-analog studio, keeping up his commitment to family.

Asked about being spoofed by "Saturday Night Live" by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake in the recurring skit, "The Barry Gibb Talk Show," Gibb said "I wish I had a talk show! It’d be great! . . . it started becoming something I wanted to see every time it was on. You’ve gotta laugh at yourself, man. You’ve gotta laugh at yourself."

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Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb honored his late brothers and bandmates this week on the final stop of his Mythology Tour by keeping it a family affair.
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