Barry Gibb, the last of the Bee Gees, performed an emotional concert at the recent Love and Hope Ball, the yearly Diabetes Research Institute Foundation gala in Hollywood.
It was one of the 67-year-old Gibb’s first concerts in the United States since his brother and band member Robin Gibb died in 2012.
Barry Gibb, a Miami Beach resident for decades who performed free of charge, dedicated several parts of his solo performance of Bee Gees classics such as “How Deep is Your Love” and “Saturday Night Fever” to Robin and Maurice Gibb, who also died of a rare illness in 2003.
Gibb even intoned “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” with Maurice’s daughter, Samantha Gibb!
The sell-out crowd of 800 supporters went to the beachside Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa not only for Gibb, but also to munch on caviar and dine on filet mignon and sea bass.
The crowd, culled mostly from society in the tri-counties, paid $600 per person, money that mostly went to the coffers of the Hollywood-based Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.