The Isle of Man Submit Workplace has honored one of many British Crown Dependency‘s well-known native sons, Sir Barry Gibb.
The music of the final surviving member of the Bee Gees is now celebrated on seven postage stamps, which have been issued on Wednesday, the Isle of Man Submit Workplace announced in a press launch.
The singer-songwriter-producer was born within the Isle of Man’s capital of Douglas on September 1, 1946. His household lived on the island till 1958 after they moved to Australia; they returned to Britain 9 years later.
It is the second time in additional than a decade that the Isle of Man Submit Workplace has paid tribute to Gibb; in 2009, the Bee Gees—Gibb and his brothers, Maurice and Robin—were featured on postage to mark the trio’s 50th anniversary as a group (Maurice died in 2003, adopted by Robin in 2012).
The brand new stamps seize Gibb throughout completely different phases of his lengthy profession, that are the next:
- The filming of Cucumber Fort, the 1969 Bee Gees tv particular.
- A portrait of the artist at his residence in Miami within the late Nineteen Seventies.
- Gibb on the set of the 1978 movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Membership Band, which starred the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton.
- Gibb in efficiency through the Bee Gees’ One for All tour in 1989.
- Gibb in live performance on the Ahoy in Rotterdam, circa 1989.
- The 2017 version of the Glastonbury Pageant the place the artist carried out as a solo artist.
- Gibb at his residence studio in 2019.
“I’m very pleased with my Manx roots,” mentioned Gibb in a press assertion. “I used to be born and bred on the traditional, mystical, magical Isle of Man, and I’ve very fond reminiscences of rising up there, so to look on a set of its stamps is just not solely a beautiful shock, but additionally an honour and a privilege.”
Greater than 60 years after the group’s formation, the recognition of the Bee Gees, who’ve bought over 200 million albums, continues. In 2020, the band’s story was informed within the extremely acclaimed documentary, How Can You Mend a Damaged Coronary heart, which aired on HBO. Earlier this 12 months, Gibb launched a solo album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook Vol 1, which featured him collaborating with nation music and Americana artists—amongst them Jason Isbell, Keith City, Miranda Lambert, Brandi Carlile and Dolly Parton—on new interpretations of the Bee Gees’ hits.
2022 will mark the forty fifth anniversary of the Saturday Night time Fever movie and soundtrack, each of which catapulted the Bee Gees to world stardom with such iconic hits as “Stayin’ Alive,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Night time Fever” and “Extra Than a Lady.”
Per Gibb’s request, the stamps’ issuance will heighten consciousness for the music charity Nordoff Robbins, in response to the Isle of Man Submit Workplace.
“Might I supply my honest congratulations to Isle of Man Submit Workplace for this particular version stamp problem in honour of Sir Barry Gibb,” mentioned the Hon. Laurence Skelly, the president of Tynwald, in a press assertion. “The Gibb brothers (Bee Gees) are arguably probably the most well-known Manx export. All through their careers they’ve all been excellent ambassadors of the Isle of Man and so pleased with their birthplace and I imagine this problem and commemoration is becoming for the final surviving brother, Sir Barry Gibb.”