Bee Gees icon Barry Gibb was awarded knighthood on Tuesday, June 26. The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, bestowed the honor to the legendary musician at a beautiful ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Gibb said that he hopes his late brothers, Robin and Maurice, would be proud of him. Maurice passed away in 2003, and his twin, Robin, passed away in 2012.
He is the last surviving member of the chart-topping pop band whose falsetto-like tunes and their powerful disco beats took everyone by storm in the 1970s. The Bee Gees were known for the hit songs like, "How Deep is Your Love," "Stayin' Alive," and "Tragedy."
After Gibb was knighted by Prince Charles, the 71-year-old songwriter said, "If it was not for my brothers, I would not be here."
"I hope and pray that they are aware of what has happened and that they are proud. I believe in that," he added.
Sir Barry (his new title) was surrounded by his wife and children when he was knighted for his services to music and charity.
"I am deeply honored, humbled, and very proud. This is a moment in life to be treasured and never forgotten," Gibb said. "I want to acknowledge how responsible my brothers are for this honor. It is as much theirs as it is mine. The magic, the glow, and the rush will last me the rest of my life."
Will you join us in congratulating Sir Barry? In other news, the Queen is finally putting her foot down; Meghan Markle is banned from doing this going forward.