"I could tell you a hundred stories about my life in Redcliffe. Swimming every morning off the dock on Deception Bay, fishing for that elusive tiger shark off the Redcliffe Pier at night, playing between the fishing boats when the tide was out, listening to the insects while sleeping beneath mozzie nets, eating fruit from the trees, singing and playing on the beach on those soft, warm summer nights.......
This incredible place was our world to explore. It is held deep inside my soul and it will always be 1958 for me. The Redcliffe Pier was the main attraction for kids, with its pinball arcade. There were many cracks in the pier planks and we would dive for lost pennies that fell through. The water was clear and blue and provided excellent vision for the best divers, that was us.
It was where Robin, Maurice and I made our first public appearance in Australia through a PA system at the Redcliffe Speedway. People threw money onto the racetrack and we met leading DJ and racing driver Bill Gates, who suggested we call ourselves the BG's.
Hence, Redcliffe became the birthplace of The Bee Gees.
I have changed but the child inside me has not. I am still here on Redcliffe beach, fishing for that tiger shark. I remember vividly my childhood days and I will dwell on 'My Redcliffe' for as long as I live."