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Bee Gee’s Barry Gibb to perform at Chris Evert’s gala

You can call him Sir Barry Gibb. Knighted last year, the legendary Bee Gee’s co-founder will perform here in the fall.

Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic announced Gibb will entertain at the 30th annual gala Nov. 23 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

The three-day charity event Nov. 22 to 24 includes two days of celebrity tennis at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Event regulars comedian Jon Lovitz and fashion guru and actor Carson Kressley have RSVPed so far.

Tickets are on sale and range from $20 to $900 at or call 561-394-2400.

As the Bee Gees, Barry and his late brothers Maurice and Robin released hits including “To Love Somebody,” “Lonely Days,” “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,” “Jive Talkin” and “You Should Be Dancing.”

Their mega hits are classic singles from the soundtrack for “Saturday Night Fever.” They include “Staying Alive,” “Night Fever” and “How Deep Is Your Love.”

Gibb received eight Grammys. They include the Grammy Legend Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and American Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2004, the Bee Gee’s were made Commanders of the British Empire.

After the passing of his brothers, Barry went on a world tour in 2013. He recorded a solo album in 2016. He was knighted by Prince Charles in Buckingham Place on June 26 last year.

“I am thrilled beyond words that this iconic artist will be performing at our 30thanniversary celebration,” Evert said in a statement. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear some of the greatest hits of all time – LIVE!”

Proceeds from Evert’s event are distributed to programs funded through the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. Chase Private Client is the presenting sponsor.

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