Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb to Star in the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?

The following teaser is from the May 24, 2011 edition of Paisley Daily Express:

MUSIC fans were left in a spin when Bee Gees star Robin Gibb paid a surprise visit to Paisley to carry out some research into his ancestors.

The award-winning singer was spotted with a film crew at Paisley’s museum and library as he began a hunt for family links to Renfrewshire that date back centuries.
He was also seen being interviewed in other parts of the town.

Robin – who formed the Bee Gees along with his brothers Barry and Maurice before going on to achieve worldwide fame – is to feature in a new series of the popular BBC TV show Who Do You Think You Are?, which helps celebrities to trace their roots.

Yesterday, museum and library staff were remaining tight-lipped about the family tree secrets that 61-year-old Robin uncovered during his two-day visit to Paisley.

One insider told the Paisley Daily Express: “No-one is allowed to say too much because bosses at the museum and library have signed a confidentiality agreement with the BBC.
“However, Robin does seem to have found lots of items of interest during his visit to Paisley.

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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