Lesley Barbara Gibb was born on January 12, 1945, in Manchester, Lancashire, England. She is an English singer, now retired, and a dog breeder. She was formerly a performer with the Bee Gees. She is currently living in New South Wales, Australia.
Who are her parents?
Lesley Gibb’s parents were Hugh Leslie Gibb and Barbara May Gibb, formerly Pass. Hugh Gibb was a drummer, while Barbara Gibb was a dance band vocalist.
Hugh Gibb, by 1940 had become the leader of an orchestra that toured England and Scotland. On one of his tours in Manchester, he met Barbara Pass. She was a vocalist for a dance band who had seen the show on her day off. The pair would date for three years before marrying on the 27th of May, 1944.
Who are her siblings?
As part of the Gibb family, Lesley has several influential siblings. Lesley is the eldest child, followed by the eldest brother, Barry Gibb, born on September 1st, 1946. The second youngest of the Gibb siblings are Robin and Maurice Gibb, twins, born on the 22nd of December, 1949. The youngest of the Gibb family was Andy Gibb, who was born on March 5th, 1958.
The brothers, except for Andy, would perform in the Bee Gees. Andy would form his musical act. The Bee Gees first began in 1958 but proved successful in the late 1960 and early 1970s.
Andy Gibb would sing, write, and act individual in the late 1970s through the early 1980s, until his tragic death in 1988, five days after his 30th birthday.
Was Lesley Gibb ever a part of The Bee Gees?
Lesley Gibb did perform with the Bee Gees for a time. The Bee Gees’ success did create tension within the band, and a disagreement caused Robin Gibb to leave the band for a time. Lesley would fill in briefly.
Lesley briefly joined the Bee Gees in March of 1969 after her younger brother Robin walked out on the band after a family argument. The group was already an international success set to perform in London, but tensions flared in the week leading up. Robin left the group.
Robert Sigwood, the Bee Gee’s manager, would call Lesley to fill in for Robin as Lesley was a talented singer herself. She would step in to help with the live performance and rehearsed for a month to prepare.
Lesley, however, found the idea of live performance to be nerve-wracking, and soon enough, she would return to her home to raise her newborn twin daughters. Robin would reunite with the band. That would be the extent of Lesley Gibb’s career with the Bee Gees.
What is Lesley Gibb doing now?
Lesley retired from singing a while back. Now she spends her time raising a family and as a dog breeder. Specifically, she and her husband seem to be top breeders of Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Is she married?
Lesley Gibb married Keith Evans in 1966, making her Lesley Evans. Keith Evans was an Australian assistant who was once her brother Barry’s assistant. They still live in the Blue Mountain National Park in Australia.
Does she have kids
Lesley and Keith Evans had eight children. Unfortunately, information about their children and grandchildren is rare. What is known, however, is tragic. Lesley’s daughter, Berry Gibb-Rhoads, passed away in April 2021 at her home in Las Vegas.
Bernice Gibbs would spend time with her family and be raised by her grandparents, Barbara and Hugh, for a time, likely due to extended travel with the more public part of the Gibb family. Bernice had desires for a musical career of her own.
The tragedy of the Gibb family is one of the darker and sadder aspects of the music industry and is well documented. Unfortunately, Berry’s death seems to be another tragedy beset the Gibbs.
Is she on social media?
Lesley Evans does not appear to be active on social media. However, another member of her family, Barry, is on social media. In addition, there are official social media accounts existing for the Bee Gees.