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Barry Gibb from the Bee Gees and niece Samantha share a beautiful duet for her late father.

The Gibb family, with Barry, Robin, and Maurice of the Bee Gees, has long been recognized for their incredible musical talents. This legacy continued when Samantha Gibb, Maurice’s daughter, shared the stage with her uncle Barry to perform the Bee Gees hit “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?”.

At 34, Samantha joined Barry for a heartfelt duet at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia on May 19, 2014. Before starting, they hugged, and Barry introduced the song, saying, “We’re going to sing a song that is our favourite, and certainly one of her dad’s favourites, and we hope you like it.”

The performance became a tribute to Maurice, who passed away suddenly at 53 on January 12, 2003. Samantha began with “The End of the World” by Skeeter Davis, expressing the sorrow of loss. Her rendition brought a new R&B twist to the song, showcasing her inherited musical prowess.

Barry then took the lead with “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?”, followed by Samantha’s soulful interpretation of the second verse. Their voices together in the chorus created a memorable moment. Another notable performance of this song by the Bee Gees was on April 17, 2001, at the Manhattan Center, featuring all three brothers.

Now based in Nashville, Samantha has carved her own path in music, collaborating with Lazaro Rodriguez since 2004 and releasing original music and writing for others.

“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” is a significant track in the Bee Gees’ discography, marking their first US number one. It debuted as the lead single from their 1971 album Trafalgar and achieved Gold status in the US.

Initially, the songwriting credits went to Barry and Robin, but Maurice was later recognized as a co-writer in the 2009 Ultimate Bee Gees compilation. Recorded on January 28, 1971, in London, the song’s swift creation is a testament to the Gibb brothers’ talent, especially as it climbed to the top of the charts, fulfilling their hopes.

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