Lisa Wilkinson's racy quip leaves Bee Gees legend flushed

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·2-min read

Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb was left awkwardly giggling during an interview on last night’s The Sunday Project.

Host Lisa Wilkinson decided to bring up a topic many people associate with the Bee Gees from the ‘60s heydays - their tight pants.

Lisa Wilkinson on The Project
Lisa Wilkinson giggled as she brought up the Bee Gees' tight pants. Photo: Twitter/Channel 10

“I have to tell you, Barry, I was a teenager in the '70s when [the Staying Alive music video] came out,” Lisa started.

“Oh those white pants. I want to say, belatedly, thank you.”

Barry Gibb could be seen awkwardly laughing before Lisa asked him: “Did you have to be convinced to wear those?”


Barry Gibb on The Project
Barry Gibb said his tight pants days are long behind him. Photo: Twitter/Channel 10

The How Deep Is Your Love singer replied: “I remember how difficult they were to get on and how difficult to get off.”

Lisa continued, asking: “Did that give the falsettos extra oomph? Took you up half an octave surely?”

Barry jokingly replied: “Are you suggesting that the tight pants were responsible for the falsetto? I take issue with that. I thought your voice got deeper.”

Barry Gibb and Lisa Wilkinson on The Project
Barry Gibb was on the show promoting his new album. Photo: Twitter/Channel 10

Barry went on to gush over his wife of 50 years, Linda Gray, saying they are ‘very happy and the tight pants don’t fit anymore’

Lisa asked: “Has she ever asked you to put them back on again?”, with Barry responding: “ I have tried and failed. Those days are over love.”

Barry Gibb has just released his new album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1., a country album with appearances from Keith Urban, Dolly Parton and Sheryl Crow.

It has reimagined 12 songs by the Bee Gees reimagined in country format, featuring the likes of How Can You Mend A Broken Heart and To Love Somebody.

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