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Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb made their school debut in 1957 in the old photo house in Chorlton, Manchester, as schoolboys

Staying alive: fighting to save the location where the Bee Gees first acted as schoolboys 60 years ago

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They struggled to stay in harmony and had broken their background record.

But the brief performance during a movie interval was enough to give three brothers a taste for starry – and set them off to become the Bee Gees.

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb made their school debut in 1957 in the old photo house in Chorlton, Manchester, as schoolboys

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb made their school debut in 1957 in the old photo house in Chorlton, Manchester, as schoolboys

Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb and Barry Gibb in 1991
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Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb and Barry Gibb in 1991

Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb and Barry Gibb in 1991

Now the old photo house where Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb made their executive debut in 1957 is threatened with demolition and fans racing to save it. Their "Stayin" Alive "campaign hopes to raise £ 500,000 to buy the building – now a funeral home – and turn it into a community hub. Cousin Hazel Gibb, 58 of the brothers, said the location in Chorlton, Manchester, is of great & # 39; musical interest & # 39; used to be.

Speaking of their first performance, when they were still in primary school and known as The Rattlesnakes, she said: "They managed to break the record, so they decided to sing live. The story goes that they were not so good. "The Bee Gees sold 220 million records.

More details about the campaign can be found at www.stayinalive.org.uk.

The ¿Stayin¿ Alive¿ campaign hopes to raise £ 500,000 to buy the building (photo) ¿now a funeral center ¿and turn it into a community hub

The ¿Stayin¿ Alive¿ campaign hopes to raise £ 500,000 to buy the building (photo) ¿now a funeral center ¿and turn it into a community hub

The "Stayin" Alive "campaign hopes to raise £ 500,000 to buy the building (photo) – now a funeral center – and turn it into a community hub

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