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In a touching performance, Barry Gibb and niece Samantha honor her father with a duet.

The Gibb family could be considered one of the most musically gifted families out there, with the Bee Gees’ Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb having an incredible run in the music industry over the years. But it’s not just the brothers who had amazing talent. This was evident when Samantha Gibb, Maurice’s 34-year-old daughter, sang with her uncle Barry on stage, performing the Bee Gees hit “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?”.

Samantha stepped on stage with Barry at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia on May 19, 2014, for an emotional duet. They hugged before starting, and Barry introduced the song by 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.”

This performance felt like a homage to Maurice, who passed away suddenly at 53 on January 12, 2003, due to a cardiac arrest after surgery. Samantha started with “The End of the World” by Skeeter Davis, expressing the heartache of missing someone. Her rendition showcased her ability to blend her father’s musicality with her own R&B flair.

Barry joined in with “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?”, echoing a similar sentiment in the lyrics. Samantha took over the second verse of the Bee Gees song, adding a soulful touch. Together, they harmonized in the chorus, creating a poignant moment. Another memorable Bee Gees performance of this song took place on April 17, 2001, at the Manhattan Center, featuring all three brothers.

Now based in Nashville, Samantha has been carving out her own path in the music industry. She started collaborating with Lazaro Rodriguez in 2004, releasing original music and writing for others.

The song “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” is a significant piece in Bee Gees history, marking their first number one hit in the US. It was the lead single from their 1971 album Trafalgar and earned a Gold certification in the US.

Originally penned by Barry and Robin in August 1970, Maurice was later recognized as a co-writer when the song was included in the 2009 Ultimate Bee Gees compilation. Recorded in just about an hour on January 28, 1971, at IBC Studios in London, the rapid production and its success were particularly satisfying for the group, highlighting their exceptional talent.

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