Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and his niece Samantha perform a heartfelt duet in memory of her father.

The Gibb family could easily be considered one of the most talented in the world, with Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees dominating the music charts for years. But the talent doesn’t stop with the brothers. This was evident when 34-year-old Samantha Gibb, Maurice Gibb’s daughter, joined her uncle Barry on stage for a memorable performance of the Bee Gees hit “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?”.

On May 19, 2014, at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Samantha teamed up with Barry for a touching duet. They shared a warm embrace before starting, and Barry introduced the song with, “We’re going to sing a song that is our favorite, and certainly one of her dad’s favorites, and we hope you like it.”

This performance turned into a heartfelt tribute to Maurice, who passed away suddenly at 53 on January 12, 2003, due to a heart attack after undergoing surgery. Samantha began the duet with “The End of the World” by Skeeter Davis, a song about the pain of missing someone dear, showcasing her remarkable talent and adding an R&B touch to the country-pop classic.

Barry then joined in, moving into “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?”, a song with a similar theme. Samantha took on the second verse, infusing it with her soulful style. The two combined their voices for the chorus, creating a moving moment. Another notable performance of this song by the Bee Gees was on April 17, 2001, at the Manhattan Center, featuring all three brothers.

Samantha, now based in Nashville, has carved out her path in the music industry. She started working with Lazaro Rodriguez in 2004, writing her own music and creating songs for other artists.

“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” is a landmark song for the Bee Gees, marking their first US number one. Released from their 1971 album Trafalgar, it achieved Gold status in the US. Initially a Barry and Robin Gibb composition, Maurice was later recognized as a co-writer on the 2009 Ultimate Bee Gees compilation.

Recorded on January 28, 1971, in London, the track was completed remarkably quickly, in about an hour, according to Robin. This rapid recording, coupled with its success, highlights the exceptional skill of the Bee Gees.

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