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Bee Gees star Barry Gibb wants No.1 hit with Coldplay's Chris Martin

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Bee Gees star Barry Gibb has said he would like to write a number one hit with Coldplay's Chris Martin.

The legendary songwriter - who was honoured with the 'Lifetime Achievement' gong at this year's Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards - has been responsible for a number one hits in all decades spanning between the 1960s and 2000s.

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Coldplay's Chris Martin

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Barry Gibb.



Asked who he would like to write a chart-topping hit with in today's music industry to continue the run, Gibb told Digital Spy: "It would be Chris Martin, but it might be Paul McCartney.

"You never know when your roads are going to cross. I have a communication with Paul - I'm going to do a seminar at the Liverpool Performing Arts on songwriting."

He added: "That's what life does. You gravitate towards one another and either something happens or it doesn't."

Nordoff Robbins provide over 50,000 music therapy sessions annually, visiting community establishments such as schools, day centres, hospitals and care homes, in addition to the work done at their main centre and units.

Barry Gibb at the Nordof Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards

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Barry Gibb at the Silver Clef Awards



Talking about why music is a great tool for therapy, Gibb explained: "It crosses all barriers. People like all kinds of music - and I know people who don't like music at all!

"It's actually quite fascinating working with people who sing, but don't like music. For me, I like all kinds of music."

One Direction, Coldplay, Alison Moyet, Labrinth, Vampire Weekend and Jessie Ware were among the other stars honoured at this year's Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards.

Watch the music video for the Bee Gees' 'Stayin' Alive' below:

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