Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees is now "Sir Barry"

The last surviving Bee Gee was just knighted at Buckingham Palace

June 27, 2018
Barry Gibb



Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees says he hopes his late brothers Robin and Maurice are proud of him.

He's he last surviving member of the Bee Gees (Maurice died in 2003 and his twin Robin died in 2012) and yesterday Prince Charles did the honors at Buckingham Palace. After being knighted, Gibb said, “If it was not for my brothers, I would not be here.” The whole knighthood thing may be a little strange to us here in the US, but it seems like even the most jaded rock stars in the UK are pretty humbled by the honor. Gibb, who's 71, said it was all “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.”

And now he can tell his friends to stop calling him simply "Barry" -- from here on out, it's "Sir Barry."