Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb, Son Perform Acoustic ‘Stayin’ Alive’

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Barry Gibb and son Stephen (L) performing three Bee Gees favorites, as part of Twitch Stream Aid on March 28, 2020

With music venues closed around the world due to the Covid-19 outbreak, many musicians are helping to entertain house-bound fans by streaming live performances from, in many cases, their own living rooms. Such was the case on March 28, 2020, when the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb played a set of several of the trio’s favorites on the live streaming service, Twitch, as part of an event dubbed Twitch Stream Aid 2020. Sir Barry – he was knighted in 2018 – was joined by his son, Stephen, himself a veteran musician.

The duo performed acoustic versions of 1977’s “Stayin’ Alive,” 1971’s “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” and 1968’s “Words.”

The Bee Gees earned 19 singles that reached the U.K. Top 10, including the #1 hits “Massachusetts,” “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You,” “Night Fever,” “Tragedy” and “You Win Again.”

In the U.S., the trio had 15 Top 10 singles including an astonishing nine that reached #1.

As a record producer/songwriter, Barry Gibb has helped create milestones for other artists, ranging from Barbra Streisand’s 1980 Guilty album to the 1983 Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers smash duet “Islands in the Stream,” among others. Gibb turned 73 on Sept. 1, 2019.

Stephen Gibb, 46, has been a member of several rock and metal bands including the Nikki Sixx side project, 58, as well as Black Label Society, Saigon Kick, and others. He has also performed as part of his father’s touring band.

Watch father and son perform together

Related: When the Bee Gees came back with 1970’s “Lonely Days”

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  1. Marilu Montalvo
    #1 Marilu Montalvo 29 March, 2020, 18:34

    THANK- YOU BARRY & STEPHEN FOR HELPING WTH. this (coronavirus), PRAYING it’s done wth. quickly. IT’S APPRECIATED MUCH. MAY OUR FATHER OF THE HEAVEN & EARTH BLESS YOU BOTH, THANKS AGAIN, ❤❤

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  2. Mike
    #2 Mike 30 March, 2020, 13:59

    This is incredible!! Thanks so much for your gift of music!!

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  3. Hope
    #3 Hope 9 April, 2020, 22:17

    The right thing would’ve been for Barry to introduce his son since he was there playing with him!

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