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Bee Gees-related places to visit

THE BRITISH ISLES
 
Isle of Man

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb were born in Douglas, the capital city of the Isle of Man, which lies in the Irish Sea between Ireland and Great Britain.

Here you can visit:
some of the houses the family lived in, as 17 Strand Street (in 1946) or 50 St Catherine's Drive (in 1949),
and the schools they attended, as Tynwald Street Infants School or Desmene Road Boys School.

You can also visit the place Maurice Gibb and his family lived in in the early 70s at 10 Stanley Terrace.

Manchester

From the Isle of Man in 1955 the family moved to Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester.

Here you can visit:
  their house at 51 Keppel Road,
  the school they attended (Oswald Road Primary School)
  or the place where they performed for the first time - the Gaumont Picture House (now a funeral service) on the corner of Manchester Road and Nichols Road.

 

 

The FirsThe PrebendalThame, Beaconsfield and Chobham

Tthe three Gibb brothers have houses in England, not far away from London.

Robin's, The Prebendal, is in Thame, Oxfordshire (photo on the right)
Barry's, Wilton Place,  is in  Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Maurice's is in Chobham, Surrey, where you can also visit the house he had in Esher (The Firs, see photo on the left).

 

AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

From 1958 to 1967 the Gibb family lived in Australia, mainly in the Brisbane area during the first years. There you can visit some places they lived in, as 394 Oxley Avenue in Redcliffe or 12 Fifth Avenue in Scarborough.

Photos and text by Bert van Drunick. Click to enlarge them

394 Oxley Avenue in Redcliffe.  Their first home in Australia.

The Redcliffe Paceway, also on Oxley Avenue, only about 800 metres across the road  from their house. Here is where the Bee Gees started their singing in Australia, singing between races.

12 Fifth Avenue in Scarborough. The Gibbs rented the place in 1958-9. The boys grandmother lived the street at the back. The Beach is at the east end of Fifth Ave, and an old Milk Bar (local shop) West in the street. Fifth Ave is only four km from 394 Oxley Ave Redcliffe. Later the Gibbs moved to Brighton.
See the tree in the front yard, same as at Oxley Ave, wonder if dad Gibb planted them !!


Sydney

The Gibb family lived in the area of Sydney between 1963 and 1967:
23 Colin Street (Lakemba)
Fenton Street (Maroubra)
171 Bunnerong Road (Maroubra) See Photo on the left

You can also visit the place where the Bee Gees' first recording session took place (1963):  Festival Records' studio at 52 Harris Street (Pyrmont)

 

  THE UNITED STATES

Miami Beach

In the mid 70s the Gibb brothers moved to Miami Beach, where Barry and Maurice's family still live.

You can see:
Barry's, Robin's and Maurice's houses on La Gorce Island
Middle Ear, the recording studio, at 1801 Bay Road (see photo)
Maurice Gibb Memorial Park (18th St. & Purdy Ave)
Andy Gibb Drive at South Pointe Park
Maurice's paintball shop in NE 167th Street (Miami)
Brothers Gibb Boulevard in NE 18th Avenue, from NE 142nd Street to NE 151st Street (Miami)


Hollywood

Hugh and Andy Gibb rest in Hollywood's Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Court of Remembrance) at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive.  (For more information try Seeing Stars or Hollywood Underground)

You can also visit the Bee Gees star on Hollywood Boulevard. It is located less than a block to the right of the Chinese Theater. (For more information try
Hollywood- Movie Capital Of The World )

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