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Bee Gees' Barry Gibb remembers Redcliffe shoplifting days

Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb checks out the statue in honour of the band at Redcliffe today. Source: Nine News, Twitter
Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb checks out the statue in honour of the band at Redcliffe today. Source: Nine News, Twitter

BEE GEES legend Barry Gibb has admitted to shoplifting from the Redcliffe Woolworths during childhood scrapes.

He said he and twin brothers Maurice and Robin took pen knives, before deciding to throw them off the Redcliffe jetty.

'We had to choose between a life of crime and a life of music' he said.

'I don't know that there's much difference really!'

Gibb was speaking in front of thousands of fans who lined the streets as he arrived in Redcliffe to open  Bee Gees Way and unveil a statue.

Shortly after arriving Gibb addressed the waiting crowd.

"I don't think I could have imagined such a thing," he said.

"My mum's real proud today. "

More than 3000 people have been brought in by bus for the event.

Moreton Bay mayor Allan Sutherland has paid tribute to Gibb, describing him as an "absolute treasure".

Barry nodded as Mayor Sutherland described the Gibb family as coming to Redcliffe from England and "finding paradise''.

Mayor Sutherland also had to shush a section of the crowd that started chanting "We want Barry!''

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