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Bee Gees given stamp of approval

Barry and Robin Gibb
The band will also be made freemen of the borough of Douglas

The Isle of Man is honouring three of its most famous sons with a set of eight stamps commemorating their 50th anniversary in the music business.

The Bee Gees images are derived from album covers and will go on sale in the island on 1 July.

Ten days later Barry and Robin Gibb, and their late brother Maurice, will be made freemen of Douglas.

The brothers were born in the island before moving to Manchester and later Brisbane in Australia.

The Bee Gees have sold millions of records around the world and their hits include Night Fever, Tragedy and You Win Again.

Maurice Gibb, 53, died in 2003. He suffered a cardiac arrest before surgery for an intestinal blockage in Miami, Florida.



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