Joe Hagan

Contributor

Michael Gibb, Barry Gibb & Steve Gibb

Barry Gibb, the Last Bee Gee, on Relaunching His Music Career at 70: 'I Was Ready to Quit'

As disco hit the skids, Barry Gibb — one-third of sibling superstars the Bee Gees — saw his records burned and his falsetto (and chest hair) lampooned. During the next decades, he would lose his younger brothers and retreat into the shadows of his compound. Interviewed at his Miami home on the eve of his first solo release since 1984, the self-described “enigma with the stigma” looks to bury his ghosts with new collaborators (his sons) and a guru-like attitude (“I won’t have negativity”).