Statue of the Bee Gees unveiled in their hometown

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The English-born, Australian-raised disco group Bee Gees have been honoured in their hometown on the Isle of Man with an incredibly detailed, full of swagger statue.

The bronze depiction of Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb on the seafront was  inspired by the video for the group's 1977 disco hit Stayin' Alive and was made by the man behind the iconic The Beatles statue in Liverpool.

The artist said he had aimed to "capture that swagger" of the three brothers in the statue.

He said the most challenging part of the project was recreating the trio's "very distinctive hair".

"That's one of the nicest things to do in sculpture because that kind of captures some of the movement and spirit that music normally gives," he added.

"I wanted to make it feel like something like that is moving through them, and they're walking in time, they're walking to a rhythm, the boys have returned".

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