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Tuesday
Jun262018

Knight Fever: Barry Gibb honored by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

WPA Pool/Getty ImagesBarry Gibb, the last surviving member of The Bee Gees, received his previously announced knighthood on Tuesday at Buckingham Palace in London, BBC News reports.

The pop music legend was knighted by Prince Charles after being chosen for the honor for his "services to music and charity," as part of Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours list in late December 2017.

Upon receiving his knighthood, Sir Barry paid tribute to his late siblings and band mates, Maurice and Robin Gibb, who died in 2003 and 2012, respectively.

"If it was not for my brothers, I would not be here," the newly minted Sir Barry Gibb said. "If I had spent my whole life writing songs on my own, it would have meant something else altogether."

The 71-year-old singer-songwriter added, "I hope and pray they are aware of what's happened."

Regarding how he felt about being knighted, Barry said he found it to be "a bit surreal," while noting, "It is a high award that your culture can give you and that is something I am enormously proud of."

Gibb was joined at Buckingham Palace by his wife, Linda, and three of his five children: sons Ashley and Michael, and daughter Alexandra.

In recent years, Barry has focused on a solo career, with his most recent album, In the Now, being released in October 2016.

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