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31 May 2013, 08:28
The long career of the last surviving Gibb brother is to be celebrated at next month's O2 Silver Clef Awards.
Bee Gees star Barry Gibb is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at a major music event next month.
The last surviving Gibb brother will be celebrated at the O2 Silver Clef Awards for a career in which he and his group are estimated to have sold upwards of 220 million albums.
Robin Gibb died last year, nine years after his twin Maurice, who made up the chart-topping trio. Their younger brother Andy, who was also a singer, died in 1988 at the age of 30.
Barry, 66, has also had huge success as a songwriter and producer, working on songs for artists such as Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick, as well as the title track for the film Grease.
He and the Bee Gees won a special achievement award at the Silver Clefs - which raise money for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins - in 1993. His new award is officially called the Sony Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award.
Barry said: "I am honoured to be given the prestigious lifetime achievement award at the O2 Silver Clef Awards.
"Having had music play such an important role in my own life for over 50 years, I can truly appreciate the work Nordoff Robbins do, using music to transform other people's lives."