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February 7th, 2014
01:19 PM ET

Barry Gibb on the passing of his three younger brothers: "Nobody really knew how to deal with it all"

Coming up tonight at 9, Piers Morgan opens his New York studio to entertainment icon and fellow countryman Barry Gibb, as the former Bee Gees star joins the program for a face to face, primetime interview.

The sole surviving member of the famed pop music group, the 67-year-old shares his feelings on outliving each of his male siblings, all of whom were his junior:

"I did mope around for a few months, good few months. And the whole family did. Nobody really knew how to deal with it all, because it's the loss of three brothers," says Gibb, referencing fellow Bee Gee's and twin brothers Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb, who died in 2003 and 2012 respectively, as well as Andy Gibb, a solo performer who passed away unexpectedly in 1988.

"He was only 30 years old," explains Barry Gibb, speaking of Andy, whose death followed years of alcohol and drug use. "So it was all of that. And then we had to go through that valley, you know, the whole family. Even now, my mother is still, um, uh, one way or the other, she goes up and she goes down."

The Gibb matriarch is still alive, well into her 10th decade, as is the oldest sibling, a sister, named Leslie.

"[She] lives in Australia and, uh, I think, the last count, [had] eight children. So she's keeping it all going in her way," notes Friday's guest, before offering a final sobering thought on the topic.

"Leslie, me and mum. And, uh, we have the memories now. We have the memories."

Watch the clip for more of Gibb's familial insights, and for the full interview with the Bee Gee superstar, watch CNN at 9p.
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  1. JP

    I love these brothers...grew up with them. So sad that he is doing the silly cap thing to hide our balding... its part of the generation that loves the BGs..

    February 7, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. GinaR

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for having Barry Gibb on your show! I have always loved the Bee Gees and appreciate the good music they have given us thru the years. I know it must be so hard for Barry to perform without his brothers, but for the fans sake, it is much appreciated! Much love and support for him and their family!!

    February 9, 2014 at 3:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. worldcares

    This interview was wonderful.

    February 11, 2014 at 2:38 am | Report abuse | Reply

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