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Barry Gibbs Unveils Bee Gees Way

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Published February 18th 2013
Walk down memory lane of the famous Bee Gees
Bee Gees Walk Way Redcliffe

Now officially opened and ready for you to stroll down memory lane, the Bee Gees Walkway was unveiled on the 14th of February, 2013 (Valentines Day), by Barry Gibb.

Barry Gibbs Redcliffe
Barry Gibbs at Redcliffe

Staying Alive, one of their popular songs, rings true for this moment in memory of the famous group.

Bee Gees Way, the laneway located in the heart of Redcliffe, features photos, captions, famous song names and a beautiful statue of the Bee Gee brothers at the foreshore entry of the lane.

Also at the foreshore entry you will find the 'Spicks and Specks' wall.

"Local sculptor Phillip Piperides crafted the statue from a number of photos of the boys, personally selected by Barry Gibb himself."

Bee Gees Brothers Statue
Bee Gees Statue in Redcliffe

Crowds of people flocked to the Redcliffe Peninsular on the day to see Barry and hear him speak. Barry's mother was with him and it was an emotional time. VIP guests had special seating which was fenced off to the public; also present on the day where Mayor Alan Sutherland and Bill Gates, the former 4BH disc jockey who recognised their talent, recorded their earlier songs, and played an important role in the start of their career.

Read and hear Bill Gates recording these early memories of the Gibb's brothers here.

The foreshore pathway was widened during recent renovations of Redcliffe Parade on the Peninsular, benefiting the many cafes and restaurants located along this road to spill out and set up. It is a beautiful suburb by the beach and is worth planning for a full day out to walk the way and spend some time to play.

There is plenty of parking behind the laneway at the other side of the road parallel to Redcliffe Parade.

Redcliffe is also host to the 'Festival of Sails', event at Easter time , therefore if you don't manage to visit before hand you can plan to walk to the Bee Gees Way at this time.
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Why? It keeps memories alive
When: Anytime
Where: Redcliffe
Cost: Free to visit
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