Back in 2014, Bee Gees star Barry Gibb created a moment that would go down in history after he invited his son on stage for a duet – two years after losing both his brothers.
The poignant move came on his first solo tour and was the first time he had been seen on stage without Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb.
Robin died in May 2012 after battling cancer for a number of years, whilst his twin brother Maurice died in 2003 due to complications of twisted intestine.
Their younger brother Andy – not in the band – died in 1988 after battling drug addiction and depression.
Stephen Gibb joined his father during the Mythology tour in 2014 and sang a heartbreaking duet of I’ve Gotta Get A Message You, just two years after Gibb became the last surviving brother.
Gibb had been performing with his brothers since the inception of the Bee Gees back in 1958 and decided to carry on their legacy.
The Bee Gees were one of the biggest bands in the 70s
The moment occurred at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on June 4, 2014 when Gibb invited his son on stage – who was already a musician and member of the Gibb Collective, a band consisting of the songs and daughters of the Gibb brothers.
I’ve Gotta Get A Message to You was a 1968 hit for the Bee Gees and quickly became their second number-one record in the UK Singles Chart.
The song – written by Robin Gibb – explores the story of a man who is sentenced to die and is begging the prison chaplain to pass on a final message to his wife.
Before he died, Robin opened up about the reasoning behind the song and told The Mail on Sunday in 2009: “This is about a prisoner on Death Row who only has a few hours to live.
Stephen Gibb joined his dad on stage during a special Bee Gees moment
“He wants the prison chaplain to pass on a final message to his wife. There’s a certain urgency about it. Myself and Barry wrote it.
“It’s a bit like writing a script. Sometimes you can sit there for three hours with your guitar and nothing will happen. Then in the last 10 minutes something will spark.”
Despite the sweet tribute to his brothers in 2014, Gibb previously opened up about his regrets about being on bad terms with each of his brothers at the time of their deaths.
An emotional Gibb explained: “My greatest regret is that every brother I’ve lost was in a moment when we weren’t getting on, so I have to live with that and I’ll spend the rest of my life reflecting on that.
Barry Gibb is the only surviving brother out of the three
“I’m the last man standing. I’ll never be able to understand that as I’m the eldest. Nobody ever really knows what the three of us felt about each other. Only the three of us knew.
“It was such a unifying thing, the three of us became one person. We all had the same dream. That’s what I miss more than anything else.”
Despite no longer being able to sing together or make new music, the Bee Gees still remain one of the most successful and solid pop group of the 20th century.
Their most world-renowned, famous period was in the late 70s as they pioneered disco icons due to the unprecedented success of Saturday Night Fever – with their legacy continuing today.