Bee Gees return to their birthplace


A new statue of the Bee Gees has been unveiled in the Isle of Man, where the Gibb brothers were born.


The bronze statue of Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb has been installed on the seafront in Douglas commissioned in 2019, but was delayed due to the Covid pandemic. The statue, which is inspired by the video for the group's 1977 classic song 'Stayin' Alive'. Douglas Council leader David Christian said.


"Many tens of thousands of pictures" had been taken by visitors alongside the island's other statues of George Formby and Norman Wisdom and interest in the new sculpture would probably be "tenfold again".


It will be a "great added attraction", he added.


The birth of the iconic brothers on the island was previously celebrated with a blue plaque at their former home in St Catherine's Drive in the town 2013.

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