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3 November 2021, 11:57
The Bee Gees icon gets a set of seven stamps from the Isle of Man Post Office.
Barry Gibb has already racked up countless honours and accolades over his six decades in the music industry, and he now has a set of stamps in his honour.
Like his younger twin brothers Robin and Maurice, the Bee Gees legend was born on the Isle of Man, so it makes perfect sense that it's the Isle of Man Post Office that has bestowed this extra special recognition of his career and charity work.
A full set of seven stamps has been unveiled today (November 3) – 2 x 1st, EU, large Letter, Rest of the World, 2 x USA – covering Sir Barry at various points in his career.
Barry said: "I'm very proud of my Manx roots. I was born and bred on the ancient, mystical, magical Isle of Man, and I have very fond memories of growing up there.
"So to appear on a set of its stamps is not only a wonderful surprise, but also an honour and a privilege."
The Post Office noted that the title of Barry's most recent album Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook Vol 1 is taken from the opening lyrics to his song 'Butterfly', itself inspired by the fields in the Isle of Man where he played as a boy.
"Green fields where we used to wander/ Purple valleys, Near my home / We would play there, Beneath the sky, Then I kissed you / Butterfly.”
For those of you curious about what's on each stamp, the full details are as follows: