The Bee Gees Maurice Gibb, all of 19 years old married British singing sensation…
Written by megarock on April 18, 2018
The Bee Gees Maurice Gibb, all of 19 years old married British singing sensation Lulu on April 18, 1969.
The wedding at St. James’ Church, Buckinghamshire, England, was suppose to be kept secret. It didn’t work out that way.
Over 3,000 fans showed up. Several children were hurt as the crowd – that had waited for an hour – surged forward when Lulu arrived in her green Rolls Royce, 20 minutes late. There were so many people that Lulu begged onlookers to let her through, saying, “Please let me in, please let me in.” The police formed a cordon to allow the bride to reach the church, Maurice Gibb – also wearing white – waited inside with his best man, twin brother Robin, who was married only three months ago.
The third Gibb brother, Barry, arrived 10 minutes later, after earlier objecting to the wedding saying the couple was too young. The Bee Gees and the bride were the only celebrities at the small, family wedding.
After a half-hour service – presided over by Reverend Gordon Harrison – the newlyweds were trapped in the church for another 10 minutes until a path had been cleared to their waiting car.
The marriage only lasted 4 years. 49 years ago today. Remember Lulu in “To Sir, With Love”?