NEWS, December 24th.|
Bee Gees tribute on Belgium radio
This weekend: December 27 and 28, 2008, radio 4FM (Belgium), will make a tribute to the Bee Gees, from 09.00 to 19.00 (CET). It will open every hour with a great Bee Gees hit.
You can listen live to this station via: www.4fm.be/page/playlist , where you can choose for Broadcast (Breedband) or Modem.
Robin at the opera
February 28 - 2009, Robin will be guest at The German Opera Ball, a live show in
Frankfurt, Germany. Other guests are Jürgen Fetzer Orchestra, Riccardo Mancini, SM!LE - The Band and as moderator Sarah Wiener.
Tickets can only be obtained upon personal invitation. Those interested can write a letter or email with their contact details and ticket requests to the ball office.
Tickets will be allocated according to availability. More info at: www.deutscher-opernball.de
Marion: GSI 12/24/08
(thanks also Emiel and Ninneke A)
NEWS, December 18th.|
Bee Gees musical
Steve Wynn confirmed he has entered into an agreement with brothers Barry and Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees to produce a musical based on the group's music.
The show would be similar to "Jersey Boys," the hit musical that Adelson brought to The Palazzo earlier this year.
Wynn said the treatment is being done by Bob Martin, who did "The Drowsy Chaperone," the Broadway musical that received 13 Tony nominations, including best musical, best lead actor in a musical
(Martin) and best book of a musical (Martin co-wrote it). Also read:
The Ellan Vannin song recorded by Robin Gibb and the King William's College choir in November is now available to download. More info at: hospice.org.im
All proceeds will be going to Isle of Man's Rebecca Hospice.
It will also probably be included on a DVD due to be launched early 2009 to coincide with the Bee Gees' 50th anniversary, featuring Isle of Man artists performing Bee Gees hits.
See article, photos and video at:
Marion: GSI 12/18/08
NEWS, December 4th.|
Bee Gees stage show
Shown are Erich Bergen, Jeff Leibow, Gibb, Wynn, Eric Bates and Rick Faugno
Casino tycoon Steve Wynn is only days away from opening his new $3 billion luxury resort tower Encore on the Strip in Las Vegas, and yet, he seems to have already finished negotiations with the Bee Gees to deliver a new musical to open on its first anniversary.
Now despite the fact it's a top-secret project, Stayin' Alive is to be a musical of the group's life, and although it still will certainly be denied by all,
Steve is masterminding a plan for it to be the major theatrical attraction at Encore to tie in with its first anniversary next December.
Encore opens this Dec. 22.
Last week when the Gibb family was in Vegas for the marriage of Sam Gibb (daughter of Maurice and Yvonne Gibb) Steve took lead singer Barry Gibb and his wife of 38 years, Linda, to see Jersey Boys at the Palazzo just opposite his own towers.
They went backstage afterwards to meet the cast, but at that point the Bee Gees musical was still wrapped in confidential privacy.
Following the meetings with Steve Wynn, Barry flew back to Miami excitedly telling friends that the Stayin' Alive musical deal was on for next December.
No word as to whether the Bee Gees themselves will be seen in the show, but they will certainly be heard!
There's no official comment yet from Steve Wynn, but it seems the musical of their life story has been written and is planned for production next year. Read story and watch photos at:
An Audience With Robin Gibb
The Heritage Foundation are proud to present an Audience With Robin Gibb. Hosted by Mike Read.
The event will take place on Sunday January 18th. 2009 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Doors open at 12 noon for 1pm. Lunch. Followed by a Q & A session with Robin.
Tickets now available £70 per head from David Graham or the credit card hotline on 01494 714388.
Further details to be announced. Please visit: www.theheritagefoundation.info
Bee Gees guitar on auction
There's a signed Bee Gees guitar which goes on auction.
You can all bid for your chance to own a piece of musical history!!!
This beautiful Guild Guitar was donated to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
( www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk ) in the mid-90's and has taken pride of place in their possessions ever since, awaiting the perfect time to find a new home.
It is signed by all three of the Bee Gees brothers, Barry, Robin, and Maurice, and has also been played by them. An unrepeatable piece of music history.
It is in perfect condition and comes with its case. The auction is currently live on www.buyoncegivetwice.co.uk , and ends on 12th December 8pm.
Night Of The Proms
There have already been some shows in Germany in which Robin also performed.
Many fans have been able to visit and saw Robin on stage.
According to fans: Robin's performance was the highlight at the Nokia Night of the Proms concert held in Cologne. He got a standing ovation and sang:
"How Deep Is Your Love", "Massachussets", "Juliet and Stayin Alive". He again promised: "I'll come again with my brother Barry."
The fans enjoyed seeing him and everywhere already were hanging posters telling about the special Robin Tour through Germany of next year.
People clapped hands and danced with Stayin Alive. At the end however Robin didn't join the others while singing together on stage.
Marion: GSI 12/04/08
NEWS, November 24th.|
Night Of The Proms CD
The live CD of the Nokia Night of the Proms Tour 2008 which Robin is headlining will be available December 5th. It contains amongst others the hit Juliet which Robin performs with the Il Novecento Orchestra..
In Germany you will be able to buy the CD at the venue, starting November 28. The general release date is December 5 and the CD will be available on-line from Amazon Germany
as well as through Robin's website.
More info and the track list at: www.robingibb.com
Marion: GSI 11/24/08
NEWS, November 18th.|
Barry Gibb's website
Barry's son Ashley, who's taking care of Barry's website, hopes to have the site up and running again before Christmas.
Barry Gibb Home will be packed with new features, information, videos, Barry Gibb Radio and of course Bee Gees items.
In the meantime, you can still listen to Barry Gibb Radio, Watch Barry Gibb TV and chat on Barry's Chatroom at: www.barrygibb.com
Marion: GSI 11/18/08
NEWS, November 15th.|
Children's hospice opened by Robin
The Isle of Man's Children's Hospice: Rebecca House has been officially opened by Robin.
He was there together with his wife Dwina.
Vote For The Bee Gees
Vote for your all time favourite Bee Gees Love song: How Deep Is Your Love at:
Visit Bee Gees fan Peter Hofman's performance of his new song at You Tube: www.lovesongs.com
More about Peter at our GSI Mailbox Page: MailBox
Bee Gees Italy
GSI congratulates The Bee Gees Italy website with their 10th. birthday!!
Marion: GSI 11/15/08
NEWS, November 14th.|
Robin about his passion for the Isle Of Man
John Gregory spoke to the Manx born Bee Gees legend about his passion for the Island.
Also listen to the interview www.iomtoday.co.im
Life Time Achievement Award for
The Bee Gees
Yesterday Robin received a Life Time Achievement Award in Douglas, Isle Of Man, on behalf of The Bee Gees.
This was the third Isle Of Man Newspapers' prestigious Awards for Excellence ceremony.
During the event Robin performed a new redention of the song Ellan Vannin backed by a choir of shool children.
Video and photos: www.iomtoday.co.im.
More at: www.iomtoday.co.im
see also: www.robingibb.com
This year Robin will turn on the Christmas Lights in Eton High Street, Berkshire (U.K.). The lights are switched on Novemer 21st. at 5.30 pm.
Marion: GSI 11/14/08
NEWS, October 25th.|
For the coming month Robin again has some more interviews and appearances which we, as you know, also mention on the GSI front page regularly.
November 1st. Robin will present the award at the London Festival4Stars 2008 (songwriting finals). This event will take place at the Grange City Hotel London U.K.
November 2nd. interview for Sky News, live with Adam Boulton, on Sky TV, U..K. (10-12 a.m. local tine).
November 13th. Robin performs Ellan Vannin at the Douglas Awards for Exellence, Gaiety Theatre Douglas, Isle Of Man. Watch the event live at: www.iomtoday.co.im
(webcam from 8 p.m.)
November 18th. Robin gives a live concert with his band at the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre, Douglas Isle Of Man. (Tickets: £37.50 and £42.50. Buy tickets online: www.gov.im/villagaiety Box office: 44 (0) 1624 694555.
Marion: GSI 10/25/08
NEWS, October 18th.|
Robin for Outward Bound
A Charity Ball featuring Robin Gibb and his friends
Friday 9th January 2009, Outward Bound ambassador and Bee Gee Robin Gibb will be joined by Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings for a charity concert celebrating the music of the Bee Gees.
More artists will be added to the line up soon. The show is in support of the Outward Bound Trust and the Sunseeker International Charity Trust, and will take place at the Battersea Evolution.
The seating capacity for this special event has been reduced to just 1000 people to keep it intimate, and uninterrupted sight lines will guarantee those attending will get a great view!
General Admission ticket is £500 pp or table of 10 for £5,000. For further info please visit www.robingibb.com or email Rebecca Hannawin at the Outward Bound Trust,
or phone 44 (0) 207 610 4218. From the end of October onwards, tickets can be purchased online at following dedicated website: www.undilutedspirit.org.uk
Also visit www.telegraph.co.uk
Robin about the TV program The X Factor
According to The Daily Mail Robin said the shows were far more about 'television and making money, than actually finding musical talent'. Read the article:
U.S. doctors have found that the Bee Gees 1977 hit "Stayin' Alive" provides an ideal beat to follow while performing chest compressions as part of CPR on a heart attack victim.
The American Heart Association calls for chest compressions to be given at a rate of 100 per minute in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). "Stayin' Alive" almost perfectly matches that, with 103 beats per minute. ( Stayin' alive, Stayin' alive, Ha...ah...ah...ah)
this part is exactly 100 beats per minute Stayin' a-li-ive
This tip helps rescuers keep the proper rate while doing CPR. Going too slow doesn't generate enough blood flow, and going too fast doesn't allow the heart to fill properly between compressions.
In a small study headed by Dr. David Matlock of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, listening to "Stayin' Alive" helped 15 doctors and medical students to perform chest compressions on dummies at the proper speed.
Humming along with the Bee Gees is one way to stay on track.
Marion: GSI 10/18/08
NEWS, October 7th.|
Robin at Radio Special with Mike Read
Big L International has aired this weekend the first of a 2 part special with Robin Gibb.
The interviewer for this programme is awarding winning broadcaster Mike Read.
The interview spans over 2 weeks and covers his new single Alan Freeman Days and the Bee Gees back catalogue. Air times (UK):
Part 1 aired on Sunday 5th October 18:00 and will be repeated: Tuesday 7th October 21:00
Part 2: Sunday 12th October 18:00, Tuesday 14th October 21:00 (repeat)
You can tune into Big L international via:
Sky Digital Channel 0190 (UK and Mainland Europe) and
www.bigl.co.uk (Rest of the world ).
The Fever Returns
According to The Mirror, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley will star The Fever Returns, a new take on Saturday Night Fever.
The annual Manx Awards For Excellence gala
Robin has been invited to attend this year's edition of the annual Manx Awards For Excellence gala, which takes place this November 13 in Douglas on The Isle Of Man.
Robin will perform Ellan Vannin at the event and you can watch his performance online as Isle of Man newspapers will get a live video stream up on their website.
Robin Live in Douglas
Robin Gibb and his band will give a concert in Robin's birthplace Douglas on the Isle of Man this November 18th.
The concert will be held at the Villa Marina and proceeds of the evening will go to the island's Children's Hospice.
Tickets are £37.50 and £42.50 and are available from the venue's box office and website.
This is Robin's last full concert this year.
BarryGibb.com is moving
There will be changes made at Barry's website and this will take some time.
Please be patient while things will be moved over to the new website. This will be packed with new features, information, videos, Barry Gibb Radio and of course all things about The Bee Gees.
Robin visits old home at Keppel Road again
Robin returned to his childhood home at Keppel Road in Chorlton, Manchester (where the Gibb family lived in the 1950s), for his up-coming appearance on TV programme: The One Show.
He filmed at his old home for an early 2009 broadcast on BBC.
Bee Gees Number Ones back in print, and more re-issue news
Rhino Records are bringing the Bee Gees Numbers Ones album back on the market this Autumn.
Bee Gees Number Ones, which features No1 hits from the Bee Gees' entire career, will be available again from October 28th. It's the UK/Japan edition of the million selling album that is re-issued, which includes 2 tracks previously unavailable on the US version:
Islands In The Stream and Immortality.
Other Bee Gees compilations that will be made available again are the classic Best of Bee Gees Volume 1, Best of Bee Gees Volume 2 (November 11th) and Bee Gees Love Songs (December 16th)
The re-issue programme of re-mastered and expanded editions of the Bee Gees back catalogue which started in 2006 with the group's first three studio albums Bee Gees First, Horizontal and Idea, followed by Bee Gees Greatest in 2007, will resume early in the new year.
Marion: GSI 10/07/08
NEWS, September 6th.|
Robin at private event in Greece
Robin has performed in Greece on a three day private event also Diana Ross and Demis Roussos were there.
Robin Gibb interview
Red TV (Sky 180, UK) will be airing an interview with Robin Gibb on 6th September at 7.00pm, 7th September at 4.00pm and 10th September at 8pm.
International "Festival4Stars" Songwriting Competition
The International Festival4Stars Songwriting Competition is an international talent search which offers four selected songwriters an all-expenses-paid trip to perform live in London and $1,000 in prize money.
Selected artists will perform live at the Grange City Hotel in London in front of a panel of judges, including Robin Gibb from the BeeGees
Marion: GSI 09/06/08
NEWS, August 30th.|
Barry sings with Jamie Jo
Jamie Jo's debut single, "U Turn Me On," is pop confection at its tastiest. It also features an instantly recognizable guest star: Barry Gibb, who lent his talents and inimitable voice.
Jamie Jo was fortunate to be surrounded by superb pop tunes from childhood. Literally, in fact. Her parents were friends with a number of prolific musicians, including the Bee Gees and Frank Sinatra. (Jamie Jo Harris's parents are Mel Harris and Francine Harris).
Jamie Jo explored and immersed herself in many creative fields throughout her youth, travelling at length in the process.
At age seventeen she embarked overseas for a rigorous European art tour of the masters. Back home in the States, she was exposed to contemporary American art gurus and figureheads.
She went on to study photography at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and majored in Art History at the University of Miami.
In 1996, she slipped some songs to family friend Barry Gibb and started working with seasoned producer/studio engineer/musician, John Merchant.
One of those early tunes was employed as a commercial jingle for major Florida department store chain, Burdines.
The upbeat "U Turn Me On" is simply about dancing with an amazing partner
Read more about Jamie Jo and listen to the new song at:
Andy Gibb Biography
The Biography Channel in the USA will be airing Andy on September 4th at 9pm ET and again on September 5th at 1am ET.
Gordon and Nathalie
Dutch singer Gordon has recorded the song Stayin Alive for his new album which will be released in October.
He sings the Bee Gees cover together with Dutch Idols finalist Nathalie (she became second in the 4th. Idols season of last year).
In the Idols show Nathalie also performed the song Stayin' Alive.
Enjoy some of the Barry Gibb Home Movies at:
Marion: GSI 08/30/08
NEWS, August 6th.|
Unfortunately the planned airings of the Andy Biography in the US of August 7 and 8 seem to have been cancelled.
Although, it will be shown on the Biography UK Channel on August 31 at 8pm.
Marion: GSI 08/06/08
NEWS, August 2nd.|
Robin in Latvia
Robin went to Lavia last month to perform at the International Competition of Young Singers of Popular Music called: New Wave -
2008 and he gave a press conference with the Russian singer Valeriya on July 27th. www.newwavestars.com
During his performance he received a standing ovation and performed with Valeriya: Stayin' Alive and then he did To Love Somebody alone.
Watch the video at the Robin Gibb website, members area.
Robin visits Outward Bound's Ullswater Centre
In his role as ambassador of the trust Robin wants to help the charity give disadvantaged young people across the UK the chance to discover their potential through adventure.
Read the article at: www.cumberland-news.co.uk
Robin in Monaco
Robin was present at the Red Cross Ball in Monte Carlo (Monaco) August 1st.
Marion: GSI 08/02/08
NEWS, July 22nd..|
Afternoon tea with Robin and Dwina
September 14th. there's a special event organised by the Heritage Foundation in aid of the Bomber Command Memorial Fund.
You can then join Robin and his wife Dwina for a special afternoon tea in the gardens of their home in Thame.
The event starts at 3pm and to mark the occasion there will be a fly past by the Battle of Britain aircraft!
Tickets cost £55 per person and can be reserved by calling David Graham of the Heritage Foundation at 44 (0)1494 714388 (Mon-Fri 9:00-21:00 BST).
Tickets are limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis so hurry not to miss out on your chance of a lifetime to linger in the fairytale gardens of the Gibbs' magnificent 13th century residence.
Robin sings at the Red Cross Ball
Robin will sing 3 songs with the Rhythm Kings at this exclusive event in Monte Carlo
The event will take place at August 1st.
More info also about prices and times:
New Wave Festival
July 28th. Robin will perform 3 songs at the closing ceremony of the New Wave talent contest near Riga in Latvia. The festival runs from July 23 until 28.
Several TV stations will broadcast from the event, including TV5 (Latvia), RTR, MUZ-TV, RTR Planeta (Russia), TRK (Ukraine), TV1 (Armenia), Rustavi (Georgia), KTK (Kazakhstan) and ONT (Belarus).
Also keep an eye out for newspaper articles running interviews with Robin as well as a feature on TV5's Uncut programme (Latvia)
More info when available on: www.robingibb.com
Marion: GSI 07/22/08
NEWS, July 13th..|
St. Catherine's Drive
The U.K. news paper The Telegraph published an interview with Robin: A Bee Gee's Secret History which he gave in his very impressive house in England: The Prebendal.
Houses and history are very important to Robin. So much so that the title of his forthcoming solo album is: '50 St Catherine's Drive', the address of one of the Gibb family's earliest homes on the Isle of Man.
See full article www.telegraph.co.uk
Fundraising Diner with Robin
Robin had joined U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, ministers, Labour Party supporters, sportsmen and other celebrities for a fundraising dinner and celebrity auction at Wembley Stadium in aid of the Labour Party on Thursday July 10.
Having just flown in from the US, Robin said: "It's not just about the event itself but it's about being here for Gordon."
He said the Prime Minister was a "good friend" who enjoyed his music and he would be performing some Bee Gees classics at the end of the evening including Tragedy and Jive Talking.
Read more at:
Kiki Dee and Camelo Luggeri -
"Under The Night Sky"
Filmed ad recorded live at the Bray Studios in February 2007,
The set consists of 20 songs including the Bee Gees cover: "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart".
Marion: GSI 07/13/08
NEWS, July 5th..|
Robin fights for copyrights
Robin was in Brussels July 3rd where he and other European music composers warned that standardizing music royalties across Europe could hurt musicians and the songs they write.
Read more at: http://ap.google.com
Click here (word file) for official press release.
More info at: www.robingibb.com
Marion: GSI 07/05/08
NEWS, June 30th.|
The re-issue project of Odessa which would be released by the end of this month has been delayed and brought back to the TBA status ,
this is what GSI heard from Warner/Rhino this week. More news when available.
Robin's Appeal To Chinese Authorities
Robin being president of Cisac recently called on the Chinese authorities to end violations of copyright law and emphasized the importance of the authors' societies to renumerate creators in the music industry.
He made his appeal at CISAC's General Assembly in Rome earlier this month.
Watch video and info at his website:
Robin receives award in during his recent stay in Russia. http://silencelondon.typepad.com
Bee Gees music on a typical Dutch organ Arrangement by Hiddo Van Oss.
Dionne Warwick with "How Deep Is Your Love
Marion: GSI 06/30/08 (also thanks Janny S.)
NEWS, June 23rd.|
Ian MacLeod once recorded the album "Restless". Lesley Gibb performed with him on that LP. Lesley is the sister of the Gibb Brothers.
We already mentioned this album and this cooperation on our Covers And Rarities section, number 10.
This week Pinewood Records mailed us that they have released a CD version of the "Restless" album now as well, which you can purchase at:
The photo shows Ian and Lesley at the recording session of "Restless".
More info www.pinewoodrecords.com.au
For people interested we have a cover album by a group named "Tragedy", a metal tribute to The Bee Gees.
Marion: GSI 06/23/08
(thanks Sheila of Pinewood Records)
NEWS, June 5th.|
Ask your questions to Robin
Do you have a burning question for Robin Gibb? Now is your chance to ask him when he comes on BBC Radio Berkshire's Henry Kelly mid-morning programme on Friday 6 June 2008.
Click here and use the posted form for your question.
Don't forget to listen to the interview from 10am on BBC Radio Berkshire.
You can listen on 104.1, 104.4, 95.4, 94.6FM, DAB digital radio and online at
Marion: GSI 06/05/08
(thanks Linda Serck BBC Berkshire)
NEWS, May 31st.|
Robin on News Week and Camden New Journal
You can read an article of Robin Gibb on News Week where he talks about song writing.
Also there's an article about Robin and some others who plan to create a Walk Of Fame on the main streets of Camden town.
Barry opens poker tournament
Yesterday Barry opened a the poker tournament at the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino which was a charity event and 20 % of the entry free went to the Miami Beach Health Foundation which Barry co-chairs.
Photos at: http://wireimage.com
Also see article and video at: http://blogs.trb.com
Robin in concert at Royal Windsor
Robin will do a show at the Windsor Racecourse on July 13 in support of the Bomber Command Memorial. Ticket info:
More details at: www.goldeneggevents.co.uk
Work has just been finished for a new CD project that is being released on the 16 June 2008 to celebrate American balladeer P.J. Proby's 70th birthday.
P.J.Proby The EMI Years 1961 - 1972
The CD includes lots of hits and rarities.
One of the songs that debuts on CD format is Proby's rendition of the Brothers Gibb penned song "And The Sun Will Shine" which he recorded in 1968 for his US-only album "What's Wrong With My World"
(Liberty Records/EMI). www.proby.co.uk
Below is a press release for the CD and also here is a link where you can hear audio samples etc.
(number six: "And The Sun Will Shine" soundclip): www.ukwebwonders.com
Marion: GSI 05/31/08
(also thanks Juan Guzman and Stephen M.)
NEWS, May 16th.|
Alan Freeman Days
"Fluff" Alan Freeman
Robin wrote and recorded a song in tribute of the late DJ Alan
Freeman. It will be available for download soon.
On Robin's website you can listen to a preview clip of this song at the members section. More details soon.
Robin wrote this Alan Freeman tribute song last summer and producer is Pete Vettese. It's called: Alan Freeman Days.
Alan had been a big promoter of the first Bee Gees records and Robin's solo work of 1969.
U.K. Prime Minister is Bee Gees fan
"Gorden Brown listens to our music every day," says his friend, Bee Gee Robin Gibb.
"Gordon likes our music and I like Gordon. I was with him at a dinner recently".
More at: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk
Heritage Foundation Summer Ball
The annual summer ball & awards ceremony will take place at
Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, U.K.
And the event will be hosted by Robin Gibb, Tom O'Connor and Rick Wakeman.
Tickets are £95 (drinks reception followed by three course meal and wine on the table plus entertainment)
Credit Card Hotline: 44 1992 451332 (from Monday 19th)
Bee Gees music in film
The soundtrack for the new film: "Sex And The City" contains 2 Bee Gees songs:
"How Deep Is Your Love by The Bird & The Bee", a special version and "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" by Al Green feat. Joss Stone
The film is out on 26th May.
Marion: GSI 05/16/08
NEWS, May 11th.|
Bee Gees plaque unveiled in London
Robin shows just how happy he is with the Westminster honour
The Bee Gees were honoured for their contribution to pop music with the unveiling of a special plaque in London yesterday.
Robin unveiled the green plaque on the façade of 67 Brook Street, the former Mayfair home of the band's manager and producer Robert Stigwood, where the Bee Gees spent much of their time rehearsing and composing songs between 1968 and 1980.
Robin told the crowd he wished his brother Maurice had been there too, but said the plaque was a good way to remember him because they had spent so many years together in Brook Street.
more photos at: www.wireimage.com
Bee Gees musical in the pipeline
The musical based on the songs of The Bee Gees is being written for London's West End and for Broadway.
According to Robin Gibb the project is in the pipeline and probably on stage in 12 to 16 months.
Robin on German TV
Robin will be present in the German ZDF show of Carmen Nebel on May 17 at 20.15 (local time)
Marion: GSI 05/11/08
NEWS, April 23rd.|
The World premiere of "Deal" is to take place at the Brenden Theatre Palms Resort in Las Vegas this coming Thursday 24th April 2008.
Deal stars Burt Reynolds and features the new Barry Gibb single "Drown On The River" which is available on iTunes now.
Robin interview for BBC
To listen to the interview with Robin and Michael Ball (BBC Radio 2) of April 20th.
Click here (it starts at 2:23.00)
Marion: GSI 04/23/08
NEWS, April 21st.|
For a transcript of the Barry Gibb chat of April 19th. click here.
Lulu sings Gibb
A new LuLu collection called "The Atco sessions 1969-1972" has been added to iTunes in the UK and features quite a number of Gibb compositions too,
including the Maurice Gibb production: "Everybody's Got To Clap".
For info to order the album and to listen to sound clips:
Marion: GSI 04/21/08
NEWS, April 18th.|
Barry Gibb guitar raffle
The Miami Beach Police Department are holding a fundraiser to benefit the "American Cancer Society".
Barry Gibb (an honorary Miami Beach Police Officer) has donated and autographed a guitar.
Click here (Word) for the official flyer with all information and to read how to purchase tickets for this worthy cause.
Barry Gibb Chat
There will be another chat with Barry this Saturday 19th April, 3PM (Miami time).
For details see www.BarryGibb.com.
Marion: GSI 04/18/08
(thanks also Lori Freedline, Miami Beach Police Department)
NEWS, April 1st.|
Like earlier mentioned on the Don't Forget To Remember section of our GSI front page Robin appeared on British TV yesterday in the ITV program "This Morning"
Click here to see Robin in the show.
Robin in "This Morning"
"Fan Get Together"
Update concerning Fan Get Together (Word).
(for details in English please email Rosalien at: email@example.com
Marion: GSI 04/01/08
NEWS, March 20th.|
Easter with Robin Gibb
This Easter is Magic's "Legends Weekend" and Robin is at hand to host a show for the music station.
So make sure to tune in to Magic FM and TV this Sunday, March 23rd, for Robin Gibb's Magic Music Legends!
Click here to hear a preview.
Steve Barry sings Bee Gees cover: "Love so right"
See also GSI Covers And Rarities edition 5.
Marion: GSI 03/20/08
NEWS, March 2nd.|
Robin closes jazz festival in Dubai
The closing act of the festival was Robin Gibb, who belted out chartbusters such as Tragedy, How Deep Is Your Love and Staying Alive the immensely popular Saturday Night Fever number.
Robin had promised in an earlier interview to bring the house down. And he sure did with three encores.
For some photos please click here
Marion: GSI 03/02/08 (thanks also Lori Carson)
NEWS, February 26th.|
This Saturday Robin will perform in Dubai. (March 1st).
Listen here to an interview for Dubai radio 2.
It's possible (we have no confirmation) that you can watch Robin's performance
online at: www.channelarab.tv
The arab tv channel MBC is at Dubai Media City and that is where Robin will perform at 10pm this Saturday.
UAE time is GMT +4. MBC is the official TV channel of the festival.
Marion: GSI 02/26/08 (thanks also Lori C.)
NEWS, February 20th.|
Love and Hope Ball 2008
Like every year there have been fans visiting the Love And Hope Ball again which was on February 16.
International Chairmen Linda and Barry Gibb
We love to show you some of the photos taken of the Gibb family.
A lot of fans were at the party, and they were all happy as Barry and family spent a lot of time with them.
The highlight of the evening was when Barry and Linda Gibb's children were honoured as the next generation of leaders for Diabetes Research.
Barry didn't perform himself this year.
Travis was there with Stacey with whom he got married October 6 of last year and they will give Barry and Linda another grandchild around July.
Barbara wasn't there. She is visiting friends and relatives in Australia right now.
Click here for the photo report of the fans.
Bee Gees honoured in London
The Bee Gees are to be honoured with a blue plaque in London's West End this May 10th!
(67 Brook Street, once the headquarters of The Robert Stigwood Organisation).
Not all details of the event are worked out yet, but basically there will be an unveiling ceremony followed by a lunch at the Grosvenor House Hotel, organised by the Heritage Foundation.
Tickets available through the foundation: £65 pp
Marion: GSI 02/20/08
NEWS, February 5th.|
Robin sings with Aviv Geffen
Robin Gibb will join Middle Eastern rock singer and peace activist Aviv Geffen on stage this spring.
Aviv is currently recording in the U.K. Aviv Geffen (March 10 1973) is an Israeli rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist.
He is the son of writer and poet Yehonatan Geffen.
Robin and Aviv will perform a couple of Bee Gees songs at Aviv's March 6th concert at Tel-Aviv Harbour. cost $25,-
Marion: GSI 02/05/08
NEWS, January 29th.|
Robins' support to academy recordings
Robin has pledged his support to Academy Recordings, a new digital only label created by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. Academy Recordings
www.britishacademy.com will enable its members to release recordings under a license agreement with The Orchard, one of the world's leading music distributors and marketers.
Robin said, "This is a landmark opportunity for Artists and Writers. Unfettered by the demands of the traditional album cycle and label system, I can release any musical idea I choose, in a dialogue with my fans, and actually get paid. This is a serious contender for paving the way of an entirely new approach towards making, marketing and selling music."
Robin will contribute a track to the label's debut release, alongside other Academy Fellows and Ivor Novello Award winning Academy members.
This debut release will feature a multi-genre combination of newly recorded tracks and previously unreleased archive recordings. Read more at: www.robingibb.com and:
Be sure to watch the following Gibb video clips.
- The Stayin' Alive version of the Dutch idol contestant: Natalie
- The Bee Gees in the Midnight Special USA 1973 with Jerry Lee Lewis and with Chuck Berry
- Robin talking in the British Channel 4 program: In Your Dreams about several dreams related to the death of Maurice and Andy.
- Bee Gees in the German TV program Musikladen of 1982 singing: Someone Belonging To Someone.
- Barry in Now Voyager singing Fine Line
- Robin sings Boys Do Fall In Love on Italian TV in 1984
- Young Bee Gees sing Band Of Gold and Blowing In The Wind
- The Bee Gees and Wilson Picket singing Hey Jude
Marion: GSI 01/29/08
NEWS, January 4th.|
Happy New Year
Let's hope GSI will be able to forward to you lot's of interesting Gibb information this coming year. We all hope to hear new Gibb music too!
Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you!!
Five GSI visitors were the lucky winners of a "Greatest" CD set the website raffled this Christmas. All winners by this time have received their CD sets from GSI.
All of you who participated in this raffle filled in their personal Gibb Top 5 of favourite songs and this is the result, the best 5 songs chosen by you:
1. "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart"
3. "You Win Again"
4. "Nights On Broadway"
5. "Wish You Were Here"
Marion: GSI 01/04/08
Back to the most recent News
NEWS, December 22nd.|
Congratulations on your birthday!!
Robin on BBC
Listen to Robin, December 27th. on Radio BBC 2 (88-91FM, DAB, Freeview and Freesat, Cable & Sky). This radio show at 8 pm. is presented by Suzi Quatro
Robin will talk about his earliest musical memories and the many
adventures and successes the brothers Gibb enjoyed in Australia, the UK
and the USA, including their work with people like Elvis, Otis Redding,
Barbra Streisand & Dolly Parton.
The Programme can also be heard live and (for seven days) on the BBC
The One Show on U.K. television BBC 1: January 15 2009 at 7 pm.
"House Where I Grew Up", Keppel Road film and live studio interview.
Dutch Top 2000
The Bee Gees in the biggest Dutch radio event: The Radio 2 Top 2000 of all time.
Here are the results:
Barry Robin and Maurice; most successful pop group after Beatles in this chart.
Groups with the most songs in chart 2008; Beatles, BeeGees, Abba, Rolling Stones.
After George Martin, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb most succesful producers ever in this chart.
As songwriters, producers and performers in this combination they are the most popular and most successful pop artists in the chart.
176 woman in love
289 how deep is your love
357 staying alive
481 spicks and specks
609 don't forget to remember
718 night fever
807 nights on broadway
855 lonely days
940 you win again
1103 islands in the stream
1156 how can you mend a broken heart
1179 to love somebody
1283 new york mining disaster
1455 gotta getta message to you
1676 you should be dancing
1792 jive talking
1906 if I cant have you
1966 saved by the bell
1970 my world
1973 too much heaven
GSI CHRISTMAS TIPS
The Bee Gees, "Silent Night"
Barry Gibb, "Silent Night"
Andy Gibb, "White Christmas"
Marion: GSI 12/22/08
(Thanks also Peter Hofman.)
NEWS, December 16th.|
New Robin song
There's a new digital release called: "Wing And A Prayer" which you can download from Robin's website and where you even can hear a sound clip of the song too.
"Wing And A Prayer" is a new, engaging variation on one of the melody lines of Robin Gibb's unreleased Sing Slowly Sisters theme from 1970.
Robin is making this track available to his fans through www.robingibb.com exclusively.
Visit Robin's online shop at: www.recordstore.co.uk/ to purchase this new track, as well as other items like the German Proms CD that has just been released,
the Asian deluxe editions of Magnet and My Favourite Carols, the new Robin Gibb T-shirt, and the very last copies available of Robin's 2004 Magnet tour programme.
Odessa for pre order
The Odessa Deluxe edition can already be pre-ordered from Bee Gees.com: www.beegees.com
For those in the USA Rhino offers a free T-shirt, or Amazon: www.amazon.com
Questions for Robin
The special event: 'An Audience With Robin Gibb' at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, 18th of January 2009 gives Bee Gees fans and others the possibility to ask questions about The Bee Gees and / or Robin.
You can place your questions at: www.ninneke.be
A selection of these questions will be made by David Graham, chairman of The Heritage Foundation, and presented to Robin at the event.
Afterwards you will find the results under the same link. (In due time).
For those who will be present at this event it'll be a unique chance to meet Robin and ask him your questions personally.
For more information visit: www.theheritagefoundation
Marion: GSI 12/16/08
(thanks also: Emiel and Ninneke A.)
NEWS, November 28th.|
Robin Live In Germany 2009
In May Robin starts his tour through Germany; an evening of Bee Gees Greatest Hits.
As far as we know now Robin will give 13 concerts next Spring.
Ticket prices range from €40 to €80 and go on sale today.
You can book on-line via Eventim
or call the ticket hot line: 01805/ 57 00 99.
More info at www.RobinGibb.com
- 01.05.2009 Zwickau
- 02.05.2009 München
- 03.05.2009 Mannheim
- 05.05.2009 Bremen
- 07.05.2009 Hamburg
- 09.05.2009 Leipzig
- 10.05.2009 Köln
- 12.05.2009 Oberhausen
- 13.05.2009 Stuttgart
- 15.05.2009 Erfurt
- 16.05.2009 Berlin
- 17.05.2009 Hannover
- 19.05.2009 Frankfurt / Main
Marion: GSI 11/28/08
NEWS, November 26th.|
"Love And Hope Ball"
Next years edition of The Love And Hope Ball will be held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, (3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida, USA), on Saturday, February 14, 2009. starting: 6:30 p.m. local time.
Tickets: on invitation only! It will be the 35th anniversary of this black-tie gala which will feature a grand cocktail reception, spectacular décor, a sumptuous dinner, dancing, and of course:...... live entertainment.
It's an event to raise money for the Diabetes Research Foundation of which Barry and Linda Gibb are the International Chairmen.
Barry's performance during this Love And Hope Ball now is officially confirmed.
The material he will perform still is unknown but according to management it will likely become a mixture of: Bee Gees / Barry Gibb solo / and 1 or 2 covers.
New Barry Gibb material however, still isn't scheduled for a release soon.
Marion: GSI 11/26/08
NEWS, November 23rd.|
Christmas Lights Eton
Robin, who was due to turn on the Christmas lights in Eton (Berkshire) wasn't able to do so after all, however this wasn't because of a family bereavement like mentioned in the U.K. media.
Marion: GSI 11/23/08
NEWS, November 21st.|
Bee Gees award being auctioned
One of the Ivor Novello awards for 'Night Fever' from 1978/79 is being auctioned on Thanksgiving Thursday November 27th 2008 at The Fame Bureau's auction in London.
More information at:
The "Odessa" re-issue is available from January 12th. U.K, January 13, USA (3 box set).
The reissue (originally released in February 1969) marks the 40th anniversary of the double album. It will be a three-disc Deluxe Edition that features the album's original stereo and mono mixes, along with a third disc of unreleased demos, sketches and alternate mixes that reveal the album's creative process. The CD version reproduces the original packaging, which featured a red-flocked cover.
The 17-song collection features a rich mix of styles from songs like the acoustic-based "Marley Purt Drive" to Bill Shepherd's majestic orchestral arrangements on and the title song "Odessa (City On The Black Sea)," which is built around the interplay between Maurice's flamenco guitar and cello from Paul Buckmaster (who went on to find fame as Elton John's arranger).
The third disc contains 22 unreleased tracks, including demos or alternate takes for all but one song from the original album.
The disc also features two songs from the Odessa sessions not included on the original album: "Pity" and: "Nobody's Someone", as well as a 30-second spot promoting the album.
The un-issued tracks present two versions of several songs, including a demo for "Melody Fair" with a completely different arrangement, as well as an alternate take recorded a few days later that reveals some of Maurice's great Mellotron work obscured by strings in the final mix.
Perhaps the most revealing is the demo for "Odessa (City On The Sea)." During the album's sessions, the brothers experimented lyrically with elements of the song's mythology: changing the year from 1866 to 1899; and the name and nationality of the vessel from the Dutch ship Onstrauss to the British ship Veronica.
Originally picked as the first single, it was dropped in favor of "First Of May."
Also read: www.billboard.com
"Best of Bee Gees"
"Best of Bee Gees" has been re-released by Rhino: www.amazon.com
Ellan Vannin has been recorded again by Robin Gibb together with the King William's College choir, for charity. It will be released around Christmas on CD and DVD and all proceeds are going to the Isle Of Man's Rebecca Hospice
There's a re-mastered edition released of "The Osmonds" Brianstorm / Steppin' Out album (Maurice co-produced Steppin' Out and it features "Rest Your Love On Me."
Robin's concert on The Isle Of Man
November 18, Robin gave a charity concert for the Rebecca House at the Villa Marina in Douglas (Isle of Man).
He sang all Bee Gees classics and dedicated "How Deep Is Your Love" to his mum Barbara, who was in the audience and turned 88 November 17th.
Marion: GSI 11/21/08
(also thanks: J. Wilkinson of the Fame Bureau).
NEWS, October 27th.|
Electric Proms 2008
Yesterday Robin Gibb performed with artists including Sam Sparro in London's Roundhouse to mark the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever topping the UK charts.
He sang: "More Than A Woman" and "To Love Somebody".
Some more info including photos, video and audio at:
Robin did quite some promotion work around the 30th anniversary of SNF and mentioned in recent interviews about the film and his future plans with brother Barry:
"It's not that I can't watch it, it's just that I'm restless." Robin admitted he had walked out of the US premiere of SNF in 1977 after just 30 minutes.
"Barry and I cannot recreate the Bee Gees sound, that was the three of us" "we are both doing different things, we may come together to write in the future but for now we have our own things to do".
The band have been inactive since the death of Maurice Gibb in 2003, but Robin hinted that he may reunite on stage with third brother Barry next year, when a musical based on their career launches.
"We are closer to that than we've ever been," he said. "It's definitely maybe." Also read:
Marion: GSI 10/27/08
NEWS, October 22nd.|
Robin at Electric Proms
Saturday October 25th The British BBC will air the Electric Proms 2008.
This event celebrates the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever, with Robin Gibb performing alongside Ronan Keating and Stephen Gateley, Sam Sparro, Sharleen Spiteri and Gabriella Cilmi.
A 45 minute version of the concert will be on BBC Two and the BBC HD channel (25 October, 11:20pm). BBC Radio 2 are transmitting the full show live from 7:30pm.
The Radio 2 and BBC Two shows will be available to watch and listen again for 7 days after transmission on the BBC i-player.
Interactive TV and the BBC Electric Proms website will have the show in full the following day (26 October).
Robin has just one regret in his life: his twin brother Maurice isn't around to see a special 30th anniversary celebration of the hit album Saturday Night Fever.
The Alan Titchmarsh Show
In the run up to the Electric Proms event Robin will be doing some more press. He will be live on television Wednesday 23rd October on the BBC TV Breakfast show and on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show.
ITV 3:00pm local time: live interview.
We already mentioned the release date of the next re issue of Odessa will be early next year.
This will probably be January 12th, more details will follow when things are confirmed
Robin on Ruth Jones show
Earlier this week Robin was interviewed via telephone, BBC Radio Wales, on the Ruth Jones show.
Visit: www.bbc.co.uk (about 11.50am 01hr -42min into show).
Amongst others Robin spoke about the Bee Gees stage production and new Bee
Gees "stuff" that according to Robin, will have to come out before his
planned solo album. (Probably the next Bee Gees re-issues).
Marion: GSI 10/22/08
NEWS, October 8th.|
Robin at Popkomm Conference
Robin is in Berlin to speech at the opening day of the Popkomm Conference. He spoke in his role as CISAC president,
representing the position of authors and composers from around the world as well as CISAC's views on the recent EU decision against the collecting societies.
, also visit: www.popkommtv.com/, scroll down to video clip: offiziele eroffnung der Popkomm 2008
and visit: http://pan.videos.starmedia.com
Marion: GSI 10/08/08
NEWS, September 16th.|
Latest news from Robin
The most recent show Robin did was The Ultimate Chart Show in Germany where he sang:
The Longest Night. It airs sometime in December. At the moment, Robin is looking into some offers for radio and TV shows in England.
The German Night of the Proms tour and rehearsals are going to take up a lot of his time this Autumn, but there are a couple of other things planned too.
On October 8th, Robin will open the Popkomm Conference at the Berlin Messe being CISAC president, like we mentioned earlier.
"BBC ELECTRIC PROMS SHOW"
To mark the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever topping the charts in the UK, Robin Gibb will appear at this year's Electric Proms.
He will perform alongside guests including Sam Sparro and Sharleen Spiteri with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
The show will be musically directed by Anne Dudley, the Oscar-winning composer, arranger and producer and takes place at the Roundhouse in London this October 25th.
Tickets for the event will go on sale via the BBC Electric Proms website at 10 am on Wednesday, September 17th.
If you need further info, please call the Electric Proms information hotline: 03703 333 432
The night will be shown on BBC TV, interactive TV and online.
Please note that you can't reserve more than 2 tickets per person, and they're taking UK residents' orders only.
So if you're from elsewhere just ask a friend in the UK to help you out.
The performances will be available to watch online at bbc.co.uk/electricproms.
Also read: www.dailyrecord.co.uk
More details later on at: www.RobinGibb.com
Marion: GSI 09/16/08 (thanks Robingibb.com)
NEWS, September 15th.|
Tea with Robin
Robin and Dwina Gibb with one of the paratroopers
For a photo report of this tea party click here.
Marion: GSI 09/15/08
NEWS, September 13th.|
Robin will speak at conference in Berlin
Robin Gibb will speak at Popkomm, the music conference in Berlin in October. And he will discuss the competition law decision which the European Commission issued in mid-July against 24 European collecting societies. More at:
Some fan questions and answers concerning Barry
GSI received latest details from Barry and his management concerning some questions of fans recently asked to us:
There seems to be information on the Internet about announcements sent out,
telling that Barry will perform at the next "Love And Hope Ball" on February 14th 2009
This is not confirmed yet although there have been informal discussions about the possibility of him performing.
What about Barry and Linda's property in Tennessee.
No decisions have been made yet about building something new or not.
News about Barry's songwriting.
No definite plans yet about releasing any new material at this point.
News about Odessa re-issues.
Probably to be expected in January. We wait for further details.
Marion: GSI 09/13/08
NEWS, August 25th.|
Robin in Berlin once more
Friday August 22nd. There was another sold out and successful concert of Robin for Spree Radio in Spandau, Berlin. Although the weather was bad the audience enjoyed the performance. Robin started with "Emotions" followed by
"Gotta Get A Message To You" and "How Deep Is Your Love". After "Nights On Broadway" everyone was dancing. Robin sang "I Started A Joke" followed by "Massachusetts". And than he sang "Alan Freeman Days". !!
After that he went on with "Night Fever", "NY Mining Disaster", "Holiday", "More Than A Woman", "Saved By The Bell", "To love Somebody", "Words", "You win Again", "Juliet" and "You Should Be Dancing". Followed by the encores: "Jive Talking", "Staying Alive" and "Tragedy".
After that Robin said "Thank you Berlin, thank you Germany, good night." And went off of the stage. The audience wanted him back and started to sing Juliet and after a few minutes he returned and did Stayin' Alive one more time.
Fireworks ended a wonderful Berlin night.
Read: www.morgenpost.de and see photos at:
German fans Anja and Detlef were two of the many fans who have enjoyed the concert.
Click here for some of their photos.
Marion: GSI 08/20/08
(also thanks Anja and Detlef W.)
NEWS, August 20th.|
Tickets for a Robin concert: to win!!
The news paper the Berliner Morgenpost gives the opportunity to win tickets for the Robin Gibb concert of August 22nd in Berlin - Spandau.
You need to ring the German Hotline number: 013 78/40 34 16
They have 20 X 2 free tickets to win!!
Details in German at:
Marion: GSI 08/20/08
NEWS, August 8th.|
The Heart Knows
More info about the Olivia Newton John album which includes a duet with Barry Gibb you can find at:
Robin outward bound ambassador
Robin has pledged to help increase public awareness of the organisation's work in introducing disadvantaged young people to the outdoors.
An update at:
Bee Gees in Hot 100 Billboard Chart
The Billboard chart celebrates its 50th anniversary and The Bee Gees come in at 9
in a list of artists who have had the most No. 1's on the chart in the past five decades!!
Marion: GSI 08/08/08
NEWS, July 29th.|
Robin becomes first ambassador of
The Outward Bound Trust
Robin Gibb has become the first official ambassador of The Outward Bound Trust, the UK's leading provider of experiential learning in the outdoors.
Robin wants to assist the charity in reaching disadvantaged young people across the UK with the opportunity to discover their potential through adventure in the wild.
Read more at: www.robingibb.com and visit: www.outwardbound.org.uk
Marion: GSI 07/29/08
NEWS, July 28th.|
Andy Gibb Biography
The Biography Channel (USA) will be airing their Andy Biography next month again.
August 7 at 10 pm.
August 8 at 2 am.
Be sure to also pay a visit to our special
GSI Andy Gibb Pages
Marion: GSI 07/28/08 (also thanks Patty R.)
NEWS, July 18th..|
Robin honours bomber command
See his video: http://news.bbc.co.uk
Robins' fight for copyrights
A group of musicians including the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb, Abba's Benny Anderson, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour,
Paul McCartney, Maurice Jarre and Mark Knopfler said the EU had failed to listen to them, and that more competition would hurt smaller collecting agencies and less well-known musicians. Cisac regrets a recent Decision of the European Commission which targets 24 authors' societies in the European Economic Area.
The Decision concerns the reciprocal representation contracts existing between those societies for certain exploitations of musical works via the internet, satellite and cable.
More at robingibb.org www.robingibb.com
Marion: GSI 07/18/08
NEWS, July 15th..|
Barry and Olivia
The album of Olivia Newton-John & Friends: "A Celebration In Song" will be released in the U.S. through EMI on Sept. 2. Canada will get the album first, on July 29.
The 12-song album will feature duets with Cliff Richard, Barry Gibb, (The Heart Knows), Keith Urban and many others.
Proceeds will benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre.
Album details: Written by Barry, Ashley and Steve Gibb.
Crompton songs BMI, Gee Son Songs BMI, Tune O Matic Songs BMI.
Administrated by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Produced by Barry Gibb, Drums Lee Levin, Guitars Steve Gibb, Keyboards Doug Ernery, Hal Roland. Recorded and Mixed by Ethan Carlson at Crompton Songs Studios, Miami Beach.
The Gibb song Stayin' Alive is used in the new Eddie Murphy film: "Meet Dave".
Marion: GSI 07/15/08 (also thanks Roberta G.)
NEWS, July 9th..|
Since the Middle Ear Studio has been closed and sold, Barry has his own home studio in Miami Beach from where he now works and records his demos etc.
We all hope that very soon we'll hear some more new album tracks recorded at "Crompton Songs Studio" or that he will decide to compose there again with Robin in the near future.
Other artists like Cliff Richard and Olivia Newton John have also used "Crompton Songs Studio" lately.
Robin back in Berlin
Robin was in Berlin last January for the "Spree Radio Concert" which was very successful and now he and his band will again perform for that station. It will be an open air concert at the Zitadelle in Berlin (Spandau) on August 22nd.
Ticket prices range from €43 to €58. You can order tickets at: www.trinityconcerts.de
Keep an eye on RobinGibb.com for more details.
Top Of The Pops
The French- German channel Arte TV started to air a series of the British Top Of The Pops to bring you back this summer to the big hits of The Seventies.
Each Monday until Friday from July 7th at 18.30 hours
The first show they aired showed Lulu singing "Everybody Clap" with Mo on guitar
Info on the other Top Of The Pop shows: www.arte.tv
Robin singing in Venice, Italy in 1984
"Boys Do Fall In Love".
The Bee Gees doing an a capella version of
Lulu with her cover of: "In The Morning".
Andy sings on Punky Brewster "I Can't Help It", 1984.
Andy in 1987, demo version: "Hell Or High Water"
Robin during a visit to Moscow: www.kp.ru
Marion: GSI 07/09/08
NEWS, June 24th.|
Auction of Jan Brychta's Bunbury paintings
(News Item: Stephanie Lynne Thorburn.)
On 2nd July, fine art auctioneers Peter Wilson will be auctioning a collection of thirty-four images by Jan Brychta relating to The Bunburys. The illustrations will be sold in six lots and are gifts from Dr David English to the consignor. The paintings are all signed by the artist and some are dated 1989. The collection in watercolour and ink, contains a variety of images including the evocative satires 'Excalibat', 'Bunnybados' and 'Bunbury's Down Under'.
For further details, please visit the auctioneer's website and search on 'Brychta': -
Many thanks to Christopher Proudlove for providing this information.
Peter Wilson fine art auctioneers of Market Street, in Nantwich, Cheshire can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +44 (0) 1270 623 878
Robin told the BBC he and brother Barry may return to the stage as The Bee Gees, five years after their brother and bandmate Maurice died.
Many news papers and TV programs mentioned the news. It would be great and there's nothing we would love to happen more in the future but still we have to see what comes of it.
He also gives his verdict on the current pop scene and discusses why he wants to honour his war "heroes"
Robin's concert in Windsor, which was to take place on July 13, has been cancelled.
Also the earlier mentioned performance on July 16 still is not a confirmed show and we also doubt if that performance will ever take place.
Marion: GSI 06/24/08
NEWS, June 20th.|
Andy Gibb Biography
The Biography Channel (US) showed: "Andy Gibb"
Thursday, June 19 at 9 pm ET. However due to technical problems at GSI we were not able to inform you in time, sorry.
Robin at Night Of The Proms
Robin is going to be present at The Night Of The Proms this Autumn, in fact the German leg of this event which is the biggest annually organised indoor event in
Europe and brings a mix of pop and classical music to audiences in Belgium, Germany, Spain and The Netherlands.
This year's German series consists of eighteen concerts in twelve cities.
The tours starts November 28 in Cologne and ends December 21 in Hamburg. Each show Robin will sing 4 songs accompanied by the Il Novecento Orchestra conducted by Robert Groslot.
More info at Robins website and: www.notp.com
Info aboutt Tickets: www.eventim.de
or call: 069/9443660
28.11.2008 Cologne, Cologne arena
29.11.2008 Cologne, Cologne arena
30.11.2008 Oberhausen, Arena
02.12.2008 Mannheim, SAP Arena
03.12.2008 Frankfurt, Festhalle
04.12.2008 Frankfurt, Festhalle
06.12.2008 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle
07.12.2008 Erfurt, Messehalle
09.12.2008 Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
11.12.2008 Munich, Olympiahalle
12.12.2008 Munich, Olympiahalle
13.12.2008 Munich, Olympiahalle
14.12.2008 Munich, Olympiahalle
16.12.2008 Bremen, AWD Dome
17.12.2008 Hannover, TUI Arena
19.12.2008 Berlin, O2 World
20.12.2008 Hamburg, Color Line Arena
21.12.2008 Hamburg, Color Line Arena
Vote for The Bee Gees
Go to: www.hitparadehalloffame.org
And vote for The Bee Gees. Click on 2008, go to the B's and vote. This site only allows one vote per email.
Marion: GSI 06/20/08
(also thanks Heidi B.)
NEWS, May 28th.|
Exclusive Robin concert in London !!
In July Robin will do a concert singing a lot of number 1 hits of The Bee Gees.
It will be an exclusive concert and not many tickets are available.
For die hard fans we have a special chance to obtain a ticket.
It will be on July 16th in London.
There will be celebrity guests present including Simon Cowell.
Tickets for an exclusive dinner to fundraise are £500 each, or a table of 10 is £5000.
There can only be 400 people so it is very intimate.
Mail to email@example.com if you are interested in a ticket and then she will direct you to the right person to obtain a ticket.
Official ticket sale hasn`t started yet.
More details when available.
Marion: GSI 05/28/08
NEWS, May 24th.|
Miami Beach Health Foundation
Come and support the Miami Beach Health Foundation as Barry kicks off the event on Friday May 30th.
The stakes couldn't be higher at the first charity poker tournament being held in the all-new Poker Room at Seminole Paradise.
Registration is open now in the Poker Room at Seminole Paradise. Cash sales only.
For more information, call 954.327.ROCK.
Marion: GSI 05/24/08
NEWS, May 19th.|
Alan Freeman song for download
Robin's brand new song "Alan Freeman Days" is available to download from all
main digital stores world-wide since today Monday 19th. Fans in the USA
can purchase it at the Amazon download store. This song is a
digital-only release. Check: www.robingibb.com for a complete country
list as well as the complete list of digital stores that will have Alan
Freeman Days available.
Robin sings in "Carmen Nebel Show"
See clip of Robin's performance at this German TV Sow of May 17th.
In October of 2000, the Bee Gees came to New York City to unveil a postal tribute by their birth-nation, The Isle of Man.
This rare footage shows the boys playfully celebrating their postal tribute with the event organizers and Isle of Man postal officials.
Also includes an interview clip and the stamp sheet designs.
This event took place hours before the Broadway premiere of "Saturday Night Fever".
Marion: GSI 05/19/08
NEWS, May 14th.|
What have Barry and Robin been doing lately?!
Barry works on new material for an album with his sons now and then and he also recetnly worked in the studio with Olivia Newton John about which we mentioned before.
Click to hear their song: "The Heart Knows".
Robin spent most of April working in the studio on new material.
More about that soon.
He did some interviews and appearances lately and will do some more in the coming period.
Some of the online articles to read: Why Robin Gibb wants more respect for the Bee Gees
Yesterday Robin did an interview for The Times in Britain because of next week's Ivor Novello Awards show also the Bee Gees plaque ceremony has been covered by lots of radio and TV stations in and outside the U.K.
For more details and photos see Robingibb.com
Click here for more photos of the unveiling and the party afterwards.
At the forum of www.ninneke.be you'll find some video clips.
And on you tube:
Marion: GSI 05/14/08
NEWS, May 7th.|
Robin 's campaign for World War 2 airmen
Robin Gibb is leading a campaign for World War II airmen of bomber command to be honoured with a national memorial.
The bomber command and so many other foreign soldiers are very much appreciated in Holland and every year there are many ceremonies there to honour them. Robin would like to see a national memorial for them in Britain as well.
Watch video 1
and video 2
Marion: GSI 05/07/08
NEWS, May 1st.|
Bee Gees Blue Plaque ceremony
We're only a little over a week away from the Bee Gees blue plaque
ceremony in Westminster and Robin is working hard on the media
coverage of the event as well as fine-tuning the programme.
If you're in the area, come to 67 Brook Street at noon, on May 10th! Access to
Brook Street is free, but if you wish to attend the charity lunch that follows
you need to reserve tickets with the Heritage Foundation.
The Gold Radio Network in the UK will be having a 'Bee Gees Week' to
commemorate the unveiling of the Blue Plaque. So make sure to tune in to
Gold Radio next week for seven days filled with Bee Gees music as well as
a chance to win tickets for the charity lunch with Robin!
More details at: www.robingibb.com
Marion: GSI 05/01/08
NEWS, April 29th.|
Gibb Family attends Young Society Of Love And Hope Event
Linda and Barry Gibb
Deborah Slack, Vice President and General Manager, Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour, Ocean Drive magazine, the Rubell Family Collection
and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) combined forces to throw this stylish Miami event that marked the launch of the Young Society of Love and Hope for DRI.
The hostesses of this premiere affair were several members of Miami's evolving young society, including Therese Gibb.
Barry at Miami Beach Health Foundation
''Everybody has access to healthcare, but too many have to go without,'' Barry said as board co-chairman of the Miami Beach Health Foundation. The Bee Gees star makes his appeal as the group's classic How Deep is Your Love plays.
The presentation appears on the foundation's website to draw attention to the plight of the uninsured.
Watch Barry's commercial.
Robin at art show
Robin and Marta Grigorieva
Tuesday night fever was in the air for West Hampstead artist Marta Grigorieva. Robin Gibb turned up at an exhibition of her work.
Marta was unveiling her latest figurative paintings when Robin made a guest appearance.
He came because the artist's new exhibition, One Light, features a short film with music by the Gibb brothers.
"I was showing a six-minute film set to the music of two Bee Gees songs so he wanted to honour that," said Ms Grigorieva, of Gondar Gardens.
Read more at: www.hamhigh.co.uk
Marion: GSI 04/29/08
NEWS, April 16th.|
Barry gets police badge
On April 9th Barry received an honorary police badge and I.D. by Chief of Miami Beach Carlos Noriega. Wife Linda attended the ceremony too.
Barry: "This is an incredible honour especially when it comes from your own community and a very proud day for my family. Thank you to the Miami Beach Police Department".
See for photos: www.barrygibb.com
Robin on German TV
August 9th. Robin will be present in the German TV show "Die Hit Giganten" like also mentioned in our schedule on the GSI front page:
"Don't Forget To Remember", where we have mentioned more appearances of The Brothers as usual.
Barry and Olivia
The album of Olivia Newton John, "Olivia Newton John And Friends", of which we mentioned earlier, will be released in Australia on May 5th and for sale on Amazon on May 6th.
An international release will follow but details are not available yet.
On this album she sings duets with other artists.
The CD is to help benefit the cause and raise additional funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre.
Barry: "I've known Olivia most of my life and she's a dear friend. It was great seeing her and working with her again was unforgettable. I will always be there for her cause."
The song 'The Heart Knows' was written by Barry and his sons Ashley and Steve.
Marion: GSI 04/16/08
NEWS, March 25th.|
Barry sings with Olivia Newton John
To coincide with her Great Walk To Beijing, Olivia and friends from the
around the globe have recorded an amazing CD (executive produced by Amy Sky)
to help benefit the cause and raise additional funds for the "Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre".
Title of the album: "A Celebration in Song": Olivia Newton-John and Friends
Track 4 is the song Barry recorded with her: "The Heart Knows"
The link to Olivia's sponsorship page for her Great Walk to Beijing is:
Marion: GSI 03/25/08
NEWS, March 17th.|
Robin talking to Rachel Ray
Watch Robin at the Rachel Ray daytime talk show
Robin and Rachel Ray
Robin in Moscow
Robin joined Valeriya in Moscow this weekend for the Russian launch of her forthcoming album, which features a new version of "Stayin' Alive" and has Robin on backing vocals.
Robin planned to make an appearance at Valeriya's press conference and showcase at Most Club, and on NTV television.
Check out the March 13 edition of "7 Days Magazine" which has an article about Robin.
Valeriya's album "Out Of Control" will be made available in Britain this spring.
More info soon on RobinGibb.com
You can watch Valeriya and Robin Gibb working in their new version of Stayin
Also visit: www.russiatoday.ru
New tracks from Robin
Robin spent some time writing some new songs with producer Peter John Vettese lately and he plans writing and recording more material this spring.
He hopes the new tracks can get released after the summer. Soon more info on this new project, as well as some sound clips to listen to, of a recent concert in Berlin at: RobinGibb.com
Recently David English was interviewed by Stephanie Thorburn who has worked together with GSI before and of which we have posted earlier articles.
Click here to read the story.
Marion: GSI 03/17/08
NEWS, February 24th.|
Stayin' Alive re-recorded
Robin and Valeriya
Robin has re-recorded the Bee Gees disco classic Stayin' Alive with the Russian pop star
Valeriya. The song was recorded at Spirit Studios in London last month and is produced by George De Angelis
Russian Valeriya wrote to the Robin last year, enclosing a copy of her cover of the 1978 classic - and Robin was so impressed with her talents, he vowed to work with the star and raise her profile in western Europe.
Valeriya has sold more than 100 million albums in Eastern Europe - but she is still yet to succeed in the rest of the world. She is often called the Russian Madonna.
She says, "I sent Robin a letter explaining how hard it was for us to get Western music growing up behind the iron curtain (Communist states in Eastern Europe). But I loved the Bee Gees." Gibb says, "She's Russia's top artist and really good."
Also visit: www.valeriya.co.uk,
www.youtube.com and www.myspace.com.
For more info visit RobinGibb.com
Marion: GSI 02/24/08
NEWS, February 12th.|
Bee Gees inducted into Playboy Hall Of Fame
The Bee Gees have been added to the Playboy Hall Of Fame after claiming the prestigious award in the magazine's 2007 Music Poll honouring the
Gibb brothers for scoring top 10 hits in "every decade since the 1960s".
Marion: GSI 02/12/08
NEWS, February 9th.|
Barry and Warner Music Group
Barry did sign a new contract with Warner Music Group, November 9th 2007.
You could earlier see the photos in the GSI News of November 9th
Warner has now announced this in a press release
Marion: GSI 02/09/08
NEWS, January 31st.|
Robin sings in Berlin
Yesterday Robin did his performance at the Admiralspalast in Berlin, Germany.
Emotions, Gotta get a message to you, How deep is your love, Nights on Broadway, I started a joke, Massachusetts, How can you mend a broken heart, Night fever, Holiday, NY mining disaster, More than a woman, Saved by the bell, To love somebody, Words, You win again, Juliet, You should be dancing, Jive talkin, Stayin alive and Tragedy.
Robin backstage in Berlin
Today Spree Radio aired some sound fragments of the show. If you should like to have another chance to hear Robin in concert soon in Berlin again then write to the station at: Jochen@Spreeradio.de
The fans enjoyed the show very, very much and the sound quality they said was great this time. After Nights On broadway most of the audience were dancing. Such a pity when after about one and a half hour the show was over and once again Robin promises the audience he intends to come back with brother Barry.
Photo and video:
Marion: GSI 01/31/08
NEWS, January 22nd.|
Robin juror of Ivor Novellos
Robin will be one of the jurors of the Ivor Novello Awards of this year.
He will assist judging the entries for the category "Best Song Musically and Lyrically".
This year's edition of The Ivor Novello Awards will take place in London on Thursday 22nd May 2008.
see also www.robingibb.com
Marion: GSI 01/22/08
NEWS, January 19th.|
TRIBUTE TO MAURICE
' This month it's 5 years ago since you left us but you are always in our hearts and in our minds. We cherish all the video and sound recordings which will always remember us, and generations after us, who you were;
A wonderful person and a great artist.
(Marion / GSI)
click here for a tribute poem.
Special Maurice Gibb Tribute song
Staying Alive, a Bee Gees tribute band based in the U.K., composed a new and original song for Mo.
Especially written by one of the band members of this U.K. cover band in memory of Maurice.
You can find their website at: www.stayinalive.co.uk , see Maurice Gibb Tribute.
(Thank you, Bill Howard)
And more to remember Mo
- There's of course the book of Deborah Chesher: "Everybody I Shot Is Dead"
GSI mentioned about it before. The book was written to keep the memory alive of many great musicians who have died, amongst them our Maurice:
- and don't forget to visit Mo at YouTube
Robin in Barbados
Racing tycoon Michael Tabor surprised everyone during his end-of-year party in Barbados by secretly booking Robin Gibb for a performance December 29th.
(the Daily Mail article however mentioned it was brother Barry).
Bee Gees petition
Bee Gee fan John Walne has set up a petition to get the brother's knighted via the Prime Minister's web site.
The GIBB BROTHERS deserve this honour for their contribution to the music industry, entertainment industry and the UNICEF work they have done over the years.
If you are a British citizen or resident and want to sign the petition, please follow this link
Confirmed live appearances by Robin
Robin Gibb has confirmed live appearances in Berlin, Germany on January 29th 20.00 pm at the Admiralspalast, (sold out!)
and Dubai, Media City March 1, live performance at the International Jazz Festival
Bee Gees Catalog
The Bee Gees catalog found its way to the iTunes stores January 15th. Also available in some online shops, such as Amazon in the USA:
Robin at charity ball in London
January 11th Robin attended the Undiluted Spirit Charity Ball in London (Old Billingsgate) to raise money for The Outward Bound Trust - a charity for young people.
There was an auction of celebrity items and a performance by Take That. Robin joined them on stage to sing How Deep Is Your Love. Robin and Take That's performance raised over £10,000 for the Outward Bound Trust, an educational charity of which the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York are the patron and chairman respectively.
Photos of Robin's arrival and performance:
http://s238.photobucket.com . video clip available at:
Releases for 2008
Although not confirmed yet certain sources tell us that there will come a re-issue of "Odessa" on three disks (stereo, mono, and extras), and a box of the following three Bee Gees albums: "Cucumber Castle", "2 Years On" and "Trafalgar" with two disks each.
Warner told us that the release schedule from Rhino now shows "Odessa" for June 24th. 2008.
No idea why it's been delayed, probably they're still working on things.
Next will be: "2 Years On", "Cucumber Castle" and "Trafalgar", however no release dates known yet.
Robin on French TV
Yesterday Robin participated in Star Academy which is the French version of American Idol. He performed with contestant Mathieu and they performed "How deep is your love" and "Stayin alive".
You can watch the video here.
Dutch Bee Gees tribute shows
Like earlier mentioned in our GSI News of September 17th there will start a Bee Gees tribute show in The Netherlands this year.
Just a reminder for all the interested people; the first show starts January 21st in IJsselstein, however this show is already sold out.
More possibilities to visit one of the shows you can find in the schedule, see: www.atributetothebeegees.nl
Robin Gibb President of Heritage Foundation
Robin is the new annual President of the Heritage Foundation.
This foundation encompasses comic, musical, sports, film & TV heritage, and aims to combine paying tribute to Britain's wealth of talent with raising funds for good causes through its "Arts and Entertainment Charitable Trust".
More details on www.robingibb.com
Marion: GSI 01/19/08