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Barry Gibb talks 'Saturday Night Fever' and UFOs

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 01:41

Barry Gibb, the last remaining Bee Gees member, reflects on his career - and an unusual experience spotting UFOs. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

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The Bee Gees are among the biggest selling artists of all time but - according to last remaining member Barry - they never saw themselves as a success. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BARRY GIBB, MUSICIAN, SAYING: "I have an inferiority complex and so did my brothers so we never really knew whether we'd made it or not and every time we had a hit there was always another record that wasn't a hit so we got used to that. It was always, 'Well, okay, back to the studio and lets try again.' There was never, 'Oh well, never mind, we won't do it anymore.' It's was always, 'Lets try and again, lets try again.'" 2017 is a big year for Barry and his late brothers Maurice and Robin. Despite forming in 1958, they were catapulted to fame in 1977 when they provided the hugely popular soundtrack for disco film 'Saturday Night Fever'. The album won a Grammy award and Barry remembers that night vividly, for an interesting reason. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BARRY GIBB, MUSICIAN, SAYING: "On the same night there were about 10 UFOs that no-one was looking at but I was looking at them and they were 15 or 20 miles up but I could see them and they were moving all over the place and they were white. They were organized and they'd come together and they'll go apart and then they'd all come together again... but those are memories, that's a memory, I remember looking up and seeing that." This year also marks the release of a career-spanning collection of top hits by the trio. 'Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits' was released in April.

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Barry Gibb talks 'Saturday Night Fever' and UFOs

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 01:41