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Barry Gibb Knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Barry Gibb Knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Singer and songwriter Barry Gibb is knighted by the Prince of Wales during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, on Tuesday June 26, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/Press Association via AP Images)

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:10 PM

Prince Charles knighted Barry Gibb on Tuesday at Buckingham Palace and the Bee Gees band member says he hopes his late brothers Robin and Maurice are proud of him.

According to The Associated Press, after being knighted at the palace, the 71-year-old songwriter said: "If it was not for my brothers, I would not be here."

Gibb is the last surviving member of the fraternal trio whose falsetto harmonies and disco beats powered huge 1970s hits including "How Deep is Your Love," ''Stayin' Alive" and "Tragedy." Maurice died in 2003 and his twin Robin in 2012.

Gibb, who can now call himself Sir Barry, said the honor was "a bit surreal." He said "it is a high award that your culture can give you and that is something I am enormously proud of."

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Prince Charles knighted Barry Gibb on Tuesday at Buckingham Palace and the Bee Gees band member says he hopes his late brothers Robin and Maurice are proud of him.
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