The Bee Gees were honoured for their contribution to pop music with the unveiling of a special plaque in London today.
Band member Robin Gibb unveiled the green plaque on the façade of 67 Brook Street, the former Mayfair home of the band’s manager and producer Robert Stigwood, where the trio spent much of their time rehearsing and composing songs between 1968 and 1980.
About 150 fans turned out to catch a glimpse of their idol, who was happy to chat with them and pose for photos.
Gibb told the crowd he wished his brother Maurice had been there too, but said the plaque was a good way to remember him because they had spent so many years together in Brook Street. Maurice Gibb died of a heart attack in 2003 at the age of 53.
“Robin was really nice to everybody,” said the council spokesman. “One woman complained that she hadn’t had a chance to talk to him so he went over and said hello to her, and children had their photo taken with him.
“It was a very happy event, everyone was in a really good mood.”
Brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb were one of the biggest acts of the 1970s and won multiple Grammy Awards during their 35-year career. They have sold more than 200 million records worldwide.
Today’s tribute was the 78th green plaque to be erected in Westminster to celebrate the achievements of some of its most famous former residents. Others honoured in similar fashion include Oscar Wilde, TS Eliot and Jane Austen.