NEWS, 2011
NEWS, December 29th.

  The Titanic Requiem album
Isabel Suckling sings with Bee Gee Robin Gibb on The Titanic Requiem album. Isabel (13) was asked by Robin to perform a track on The Titanic Requiem. The album he has written with his son Robin-John to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in April. www.yorkpress.co.uk

  Now available at Amazon
Amazon.com now has Robin's solo albums "Secret Agent", "How Old Are You", "Robin's Reign" as well as Barry's solo albums "Hawks" and "Now Voyager" available for MP3 downloads from their store. (see the links to the U.S. site below)
"Secret Agent" Secret Agent
"How Old Are You" How old are you
"Robin's Reign" Robin`s Reign
"Hawks" Hawks
"Now Voyager" Now Voyager

Next to that there's a new version of "Number Ones" available: Number Ones

Marion: GSI 12/29/11  (thank also: Troy L.)

NEWS, December 16th.

  Barry about his new compositions:
"Grey Ghost" is dedicated to the beautiful people of Japan, may they find peace in the rebuilding of their lives and may they solace in the loss of their loved ones.
"Daddies Little Girl" was written for my daughter Ali for her 16th birthday. Every fathers message to their daughter'.

  The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees song
This very successful ITV program will be aired for a second time in the U.K. on New Years Eve at 10.15 pm. http://tvguide.co.uk

Marion: GSI 12/16/11  (thanks Juan Guzman)

NEWS, December 13th.

  New Barry Gibb Songs

Barry has written new songs and some of them you can already hear on his website. Visit his web shop to hear and buy: "Daddies Little Girl" and "Grey Ghost". www.barrygibb.com


Marion: GSI 12/13/11  

NEWS, December 6th.

  Winterfest Parade with Barry Gibb
Saturday's Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is 40 years old, an impressive number that only makes us appreciate even more how long its grand marshal, the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb, has been a major pop star. http://winterfestparade.com   http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com

  Re-releases and more Bee Gees this month
 "Main Course": Audio CD: release December 6, 2011, Label: Rhino Flashback www.amazon.com
 "Number Ones" www.amazon.co.uk   http://robingibb.s3.amazonaws.com
 And remember: the huge Bee Gees show: The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song, airs Friday http://robingibb.s3.amazonaws.com
 The tip of the week: Drop by your local Starbucks for the new Pick of the Week card, you'll find them at the end of the bar where the drinks are served. Simply follow the instructions on the back of the card to get your free download.

Marion: GSI 12/06/11 (thanks also RobinGibb.com)

NEWS, December 1st.

  Winterfest Boat Parade, Fort Lauderdale with Barry Gibb

The Winterfest Boat Parade will be streamed live on Winterfestparade.com : Saturday, Dec 10th 7:00pm Eastern Time. (USA) For those local (Fort Lauderdale area), it will be broadcast live on WSVN - Channel 7 starting at 7:00pm. Barry Gibb is the Grand Marshall this year, be sure to tune in! www.winterfestparade.com

  The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees song
In a spectacular career spanning five decades The Bee Gees have recorded dozens of chart successes as well as writing and producing major hits for many other artistes making them one of the most successful bands of all time. From Massachusetts to You Win Again, Words to Chain Reaction, the Gibb Brothers have created an unrivalled volume of hit records around the world recorded not just by themselves but by other legendary performers too including Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. But just what is the greatest Bee Gees song ever? This one-off special celebrates - and tell the stories behind - some of the best-loved songs in music history as it asks the British public to vote for The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song. The 90 minute special includes brand new interviews with Robin and Barry Gibb, revealing the fascinating story behind their music which helped to make these giants of the pop world one of the most prolific song writing outfits of our time. This insight into the fortunes of the band throughout their incredible career includes rare archive footage of an alternative version of Staying Alive made in 1977 which has never been released, as well as new interviews and contributions from band members and people who helped bring them worldwide success, plus new interviews with celebrity fans including Elton John, Cliff Richard, Beverley Knight, Sharleen Spiteri, Sir Tim Rice and Dave Grohl. This unique programme charts the Bee Gees' hits in the late 60's through to the phenomenal disco crossover success of Saturday Night Fever which brought the band further international stardom and chart domination. After a brief hiatus they returned and reinvented themselves again with number one hits that included You Win Again, beginning another phase of Bee Gees' history where their singles and albums topped the charts worldwide.

The final list of 20 classics has been compiled with the help of a panel of Bee Gees experts and includes Chain Reaction, Guilty, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, How Deep Is Your Love, Immortality, I've Gotta Get A Message To You, Islands In The Stream, Jive Talkin', Massachusetts, More Than A Woman, Night Fever, Nights On Broadway, Run To Me, Stayin' Alive, To Love Somebody, Too Much Heaven, Tragedy, Words, You Should Be Dancing and You Win Again The public decided the final countdown of the Bee Gees top 20 by voting on ITV.com's Bee Gees mini-site last month.
(ITV press release, the program will be aired December 9th)

Marion: GSI 12/01/11  (also thanks Beverly Burke)

NEWS, November 9th.

  Living The Life, with Robin Gibb
English actor Leslie Phillips discusses a career that has lasted for over 75 years, both the successes and tragedies he has faced in his life Robin recounts the story of the global phenomenon of the Bee Gees, one of the most successful bands in history. the program airs on Sky Arts: 20th of November 2011 www.youtube.com

  Barry Gibb, Grand Marshal
Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is proud to announce the Grand Marshal for the Parade on December 10, 2011 is Barry Gibb. Grand Marshal will be honored at a reception at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida More about Grand Marshal Barry at: www.youtube.com

  Robin's interview in New Zealand
In case you haven't seen this yet. Here's the interview from 2010: www.3news.co.nz

Marion: GSI 11/09/11  

NEWS, October 25th.

  Robin still not feeling well
Yesterday morning Robin was forced to miss a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron. A meeting at 10 Downing Street because of the launch of the Poppy Appeal song of this year. He did manage to appear on ITV's Alan Titchmarsh Show in the after noon when he felt some better. www.dailymail.co.uk   www.poppyshop.org.uk
www.youtube.com

The Soldiers officially launching their single with Prime Minister David Cameron on the steps of No.10 Downing Street
Marion: GSI 10/25/11  

NEWS, October 24th.

  New charity single and new DVD
- The charity CD of Robin with The Soldiers: I've Gotta Get A Message To You is released in Britain. It will be available as a download and as a 2 track CD single. You can buy it in the shops as well. www.robingibb.com   www.robingibb.com/2 www.amazon.co.uk
- Also available a new Bee Gees DVD www.amazon.co.uk
- The Soldiers will be on the Alan Titchmarsh Show October 24 (ITV). Maybe Robin appears as well.

  Bee Gees in the movies again
In the new film, "50/50" the song 'To Love Somebody' is used. www.songonlyrics.com

Marion: GSI 10/24/11  

NEWS, October 14th.

  Robin Gibb Rushed To The Hospital
Yesterday Robin was taken to hospital in an emergency, suffering from severe abdominal pains. His wife Dwina was at his side as he was rushed by ambulance to a specialist stomach unit. All plans for the near future are on hold at the moment: new plans with his brother Barry as well as for instance the performance at London's Natural History Museum on November 8 with fellow music star Jim Dooley to raise more funds for the memorial in central London and a charity auction which will include a Lancaster flight in Canada, and days out with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Red Arrows.
We hope he'll recover soon!! (GSI)   www.express.co.uk
The performance in Colchester, on Friday October 14th. was cancelled. also read: www.dailymail.co.uk

Marion: GSI 10/14/11  

NEWS, October 11th.

  Robin's Concert Paris  
It's sad to have to tell you that the concert has been cancelled due to doctors' advice. Robin has been looking forward to performing in Paris and remained hopeful till the very last minute. That's why the postponement was such a short notice. The doctors have, however, decided that to travel to another country and perform a full concert might be too much for Robin at this stage. Robin's immediate plan now is to be in Colchester with the Soldiers on 14th Friday, performing their official Poppy Appeal single "Gotta Get A Message To You."
We'd like to wish Robin a good rest and speedy recovery!
(source: beegeedays.com).

  Lulu has Something To Shout About
Sixties star Lulu, first wife of Maurice Gibb, has something to shout about. She is hosting a new Saturday night show on BBC A documentary in which she looks back across five decades at her career and the program also includes an interview with Robin Gibb. October 15, BBC 2, 22:30 BST. www.bbc.co.uk

  I've Gotta Get A Message To You

The Official Poppy Appeal Single for 2011 is now available for pre order: www.amazon.co.uk video: www.robingibb.com

  Maurice's Music in Film

The new film the 'Adjustment Bureau' uses a sample of Maurice's music. It concerns the title Are You Ready and the end credits reveal the following: Are You Ready Words and Music by Richard Ashcroft and Maurice Earnest Gibb Performed by Richard Ashcroft and the United Nations of Sound Contains a sample of 'On Time' Performed by Bee Gees Courtesy of Reprise Records by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film and TV Licencing. www.imdb.com

  Who Do You Think You Are
Unseen footage of the program. Exclusive bonus material which uncovers more about The Gibb family tree, from Robin's episode of Who Do You Think You Are. In this video Robin is visiting the Kibble Centre, they provide job training to vulnerable young people. He met with some of the young people and got to look at the records from 1859 relating to Matthew Gibb. www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com

  GSI Tips
 Nice Robin Gibb photos at: www.milestonemedia.it
  And Bee Gees photos at: www.photofeatures.com
 New Bee Gees DVD: www.amazon.co.uk
 Nice Bee Gees video: www.youtube.com
 The Somebodys sing The Brothers Gibb The record, 50 Trib to the Brothers Gibb, from The Somebodys, a band comprised of Michael Kwesi Graves, Pete and Steve Lewinson, will be big step in getting listeners to reconsider the music of the Brothers Gibb. The CD features performances by several guest vocalists including Rachael Bell, Earl 16, Michelle Escoffery, Anthony Moriah (who, sadly, has since passed away), and Sarah Brown. www.soultracks.com   www.amazon.co.uk
 Book: Treasures Of The Bee Gees www.amazon.com

Marion: GSI 10/11/11  (thanks: Douglas Pike)

NEWS, August 28th.

  Interview with Robin Gibb
Robin's website has posted an interview in which Robin talks about his work and The Bee Gees music and where he mentions that he likes life performing very much as he gets a buzz from a live audience. 'That sort of adrenaline rush is a kind of confirmation of what you do'. visit Robin's website to read the full interview: www.robingibb.com and more audio news in the members section!

Marion: GSI 08/28/11  (source: RobinGibb.com).

NEWS, August 19th.

  Robin Gibb and Peter Andre
Peter Andre and his team are Here 2 Help in Thame, Oxfordshire. They've gone to help the local Carnival Committee who have applied to Here 2 Help as they need Peter to help turn around the annual Carnival which has been a disaster over recent years. Peter also drops in on local Thame resident Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, who's impressed that Peter and his team are willing to take on such a challenge in such a small space of time.
See: ITV2 www.tvguide.co.uk   www.itv.com

  Isle Of Man Top Greatest List
Who should be in the Top List of the islands's greatest?! Would it be Tour de France sprinter Mark Cavendish or Robin and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees or any other suggestion!
Vote for The Bee Gees being the greatest Manxmen!
Write to Isle of Man Newspapers, Publishing House, Peel Road, Douglas, IM1 5PZ
or email to: opinions@newsiom.co.im http://www.iomtoday.co.im

Marion: GSI 08/19/11  

NEWS, August 10th.

  Barry Gibb working with Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet?
Although not officially confirmed by Barry it seems that he and Spandau Ballet lead singer Tony Hadley might work together in Barry's studio for some material on Tony's new album. Tony: My new album is coming out next year. It will be the first album that written by me. It will be 12 tracks that are classic pop rock. A few weeks ago I was in Miami for a private show and I was introduced to Barry Gibb from the Bee Gees. We are going to write together so I have to factor that in as well. How bloody brilliant is that? He's a fantastic guy.
www.windycitymediagroup.com   www.perthshireadvertiser.co.uk   www.dailyrecord.co.uk
And what about Robin working together with Peter Andre!!!
We hope to know more soon.

  Robin Gibb's family tree

This Autumn, BBC1 will air the episode of the British series: Who Do You Think You Are in which Robin will try to uncover his family tree and where he will make some interesting discoveries. (October 5th. ) www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com   www.dailymail.co.uk

  GSI Tip:
1979 Grammy Award Live Performance http://zoome.jp

Bee Gees fan and artist Mahmood Khan talks about Barry Gibb www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 08/10/11  

NEWS, July 26th.

  Robin Gibb about Amy Winehouse
Listen to a reaction from Robin about the death of Amy Winehouse at: http://audioboo.fm/boos

Marion: GSI 07/26/11  

NEWS, July 23rd.

  Afternoon Tea With Robin And Dwina
The Heritage Foundation Summer Garden Party took place at July 17th. at Robin's house The Prebendal in Thame. Both Robin and wife Dwina as well as son Robin John were present to enjoy the afternoon with many guests and amongst them quite some Bee Gees fans.
To get an idea of the event see the photo report at: http://private-beegees-archives.de and watch video material at youtube: http://www.youtube.com

  Robin Gibb invites you into his house
Robin invites us into the living room of the 12th-century Oxfordshire home he found by accident on a Sunday drive. See article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Marion: GSI 07/23/11  
(thanks also Anja and Detlef Wange)

NEWS, June 26th

  "All In Your Name"
Finally it's there thanks to Barry. The full version of All In Your Name which Barry Gibb composed and recorded together with Michael Jackson. Barry: "The song is dedicated to all of Michael's fans all over the World. Michael and I both love it. We hope you do to" www.barrygibb.com

  Robin Gibb visits home of The Rifles
Since 2007, The Rifles have suffered more casualties than any other regiment with 56 Killed in Action and over 300 seriously wounded. Care for Casualties is an appeal that gives the severely wounded, their families and the families of the fallen of The Rifles the support, the inspiration and the means to rebuild their lives and make the best of their futures. www.careforcasualties.org.uk

Marion: GSI 06/26/11  

NEWS, May 26th

  Robin searching for Gibb ancestors
Robin paid a surprise visit to Paisley to carry out some research into his ancestors. The award-winning singer was spotted with a film crew at Paisley's museum and library as he began a hunt for family links to Renfrewshire that date back centuries. He was also seen being interviewed in other parts of the town. A James Gibb was born in the town in 1762, while another infant of the same name was also registered in 1775, although it is unclear whether either is related to the Grammy Award-winning group. Robin is to feature in a new series of the popular BBC TV show Who Do You Think You Are?, which helps celebrities to trace their roots. The programme featuring Robin may be broadcast this autumn or early next year.
Read more at: www.paisleydailyexpress.co.uk

  'Michael Jackson and I were the dearest of friends'
That's what Barry tells on his website. See the video clip of 'All In Your Name', recorded and filmed during Barry and Michael's last session at Middle Ear Studios in December 2002. All footage ( there's over 2 hours) was shot by Barry's son Ashley Gibb. Visit www.BarryGibb.com for more details about this collaboration between Barry and Michael. www.contactmusic.com

  DVD Robin in Danmark
July 11th. Eagle Rock will release the Robin Gibb Ledreborg Castle concert on DVD. Included are his solo hits: Juliet and Saved By The Bell and many Bee Gees hits. The DVD also features the first live registration of Alan Freeman Days, the song Robin wrote a couple of years ago in tribute to the late broadcaster Alan Freeman. For more details visit Robingibb.com and: www.jpc.de

  GSI Tip
New album with old Gibb songs
There is a new album first time on C.D. from Rockin Beat Records. Ronnie Burns "Ronnie" It includes Gibb songs like Top Hat, Exit Stage Right, Coalman,
* Butterfly, In The Morning ,All The Kings Horses,
* I'll Know What To Do and Terrible Way To Treat Your Baby.
The track list hasn't been posted on the Rockin Beat site as yet but this are the tracks from the original vinyl album release.
* Not included on the Ronnie Burns "Enter Stage Left" The Festival File C.D. www.rockinbeat.de

Song For Maurice
BG fan Mahmood Khan wrote and produced this song. He composed the song with Mo in mind. Am Trying sung by Tamasin Howard www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 05/26/11  
(also thanks: Victor J Montaperto, Mahmood Khan)

NEWS, May 8th

  Dusty Springfield plaque
Robin paid tribute to the late Dusty Springfield today as he unveiled a blue plaque at her former London home. Robin had come to the unveiling together with his wife Dwina. After having been ill for some time Robin said: "I'm over my worst. These things happen to us from time to time but I'm fit as a fiddle right now, thank God."

www.breakingnews.ie   www.rexfeatures.com   www.bbc.co.uk

Marion: GSI 05/08/11  

NEWS, May 5th

  Bomber Command Memorial
May 4th. Robin attended the turf cutting ceremony for the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London. Also in attendance were many veterans and RAF officials and the Duke of Gloucester. The memorial is built in tribute to the thousands of young crew of bomber command who lost their lives in World War II and will be unveiled in May 2012.
More at: www.robingibb.com

Marion: GSI 05/05/11  

NEWS, April 25th.

  Robin Gibb over the moon
Yesterday Robin heard that finally the £5.6million was raised which is needed to build the memorial for the British Bomber Command Memorial in London. Robin: "I'm over the moon after three years of hard work. My only regret is that they should have had it years ago. But I am glad I have been allowed to spearhead the campaign".

An artist’s impression of the Bomber Command Memorial
Read more: www.express.co.uk   www.contactmusic.com

Marion: GSI 04/25/11  

NEWS, April 11th.

  Music Hall Of Fame in Manchester
At the moment there are plans for a new Music Hall Of Fame to be build in Manchester, England which probably will open in 2013. The showcase is expected to feature memorabilia from Manchester's most famous artists including The Smiths, The Bee Gees, New Order, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Take That and Oasis. www.musicrooms.net

Marion: GSI 04/11/11  

NEWS, April 4th.

  Robin postponed Brazilian tour
Robin didn't leave for Brazil to do the planned series of concerts but has been taken to hospital with abdominal pains. He was taken ill yesterday morning and doctors have told him not to travel while they diagnose the problem. Last year he underwent surgery for a blocked intestine, the same condition which led to the death of his twin brother Maurice in 2003. www.dailymail.co.uk

Marion: GSI 04/04/11  

NEWS, April 2th.

  The Bomber Command Memorial

'At the meeting on 24th February, the Bomber Command Memorial Board was able to agree to proceed to contract for the construction of the Memorial. This is a momentous step forward and one which has been made possible through the drive of our President Robin Gibb; the support of The Heritage Foundation, the sustained work of "our duo" at the RAF Museum, the professionalism of the architect and sculptor and importantly, the sheer energy of the fundraising team and our many supporters. The necessary pre-contract discussions will probably take a further month and once complete we will be able to announce the precise date for the Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony which we intend to be in May 2012. our President Robin Gibb will attend a short and discrete "Turf Cutting" Ceremony, probably in May 2011. This will define the start of building works'.
(Malcolm White).

Please read the complete letter from Bomber Command assocation: www.theheritagefoundation.info

Marion: GSI 04/02/11  

NEWS, March 20th.

  Barry's message to Japan
To the people of Japan,
Over all the years you have shown us great kindness and embraced our music. It is so devastating to us over here to witness your terrible tragedy and deep sorrow. Our family shares this sorrow with you There are tears in the sky but time is the greatest healer and the sun will rise again. We are with you in prayer and we send our love.
Barry and Family
http://beegeedays.com

  Robin being interviewed for Japanese TV.

A few weeks ago GSI was mailed by Japanese TV (TBS) asking if The Brothers would be interested in cooperating on their show. It's about a long running documentary series in Japan called: 'Song To Soul' on TBS, one of the largest TV networks in Japan. 'Song To Soul' is a weekly hour long television series shot in HD standards focusing on the songs upheld its popularity throughout the years by the public. Each episode only explores one song. click (Pdf file) for Song To Soul press release. I've both contacted Barry and Robin about the Japanese request and while Barry, due to health problems was not able to participate, Robin decided to cooperate with the program for The Bee Gees and will be interviewed for this show at his British home today! When we hear more about the air date of the show in Japan we'll surely let you know.

  Do you have a question for Robin?
RobinGibb.com:
'We will be filming an interview with Robin Gibb shortly for use (ao) on his re-designed, soon-to-launch official website (www.robingibb.com). The interview will focus around song writing, the creative process, the Bee Gees catalogue and songs, Robin's own (new and old) solo songs, Cisac, and his plans for the future. This is a professional interview done by a (radio) presenter and music journalist, but I will reserve some time to insert some questions from Robin's/the Bee Gees' fans. If you have a question for Robin, within the limits of the aforementioned topics, email your question(s) to info@robingibb.com before Sunday evening midnight UK time (20/3). Please limit your questions to 1-3 maximum, and please stay positive. I can't guarantee that each and every question will be answered but I will try get the most interesting, original as well as most often recurring (relevant) ones in there'.

Marion: GSI 03/20/11  
(thanks: RobinGibb.com  http://beegeedays.com/)

NEWS, March 8th.

  Robin at plaque unveilings
Robin got showered in debris at the unveiling of a Norman Wisdom plaque March 6th. Being president of the Heritage Foundation Robin pulled a string to reveal the plate, but he and Sir Norman's son Nick got splattered with plaster. www.thesun.co.uk
Click here for some photos
see video: www.youtube.com
- May 8th. Robin is planning to be present as well at the Blue Plaque unveiling (replaying) of Dusty Springfield www.theheritagefoundation.info


Sir Norman Wisdom
  Butterfly Benefit, London
May 12th. Robin will attend the Butterfly Benefit at the Banqueting House in Whitehall, London. He'll be there alongside Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams (of Take That). Trudi Beswick, Chief Executive of Caudwell Children, said: "We are honoured to have Robbie as an ambassador for the charity and delighted that we have this opportunity for him to perform for us alongside Gary Barlow and Robin Gibb." The event aims to help some of the UK's disabled children by raising funds to provide specialist equipment, treatment, therapy and support to families.
www.caudwellchildren.com (including booking form!)

Marion: GSI 03/08/11  (thanks also Linda K.)

NEWS, February 25th.

  Robin at Sound and Vision
Robin has attended Sound and Vision (February 24th.) the musical fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research UK at the London Abbey Road Studios. http://wireimage.com

  Barry Gibb website
Listen to a sound fragment of the song: "All In Your Name" featuring Michael Jackson and Barry Gibb, and there's more to come.... www.barrygibb.com
Additional information about this composition
(source: the website of Joe Brennan, please visit: www.columbia.edu)

"All In Your Name"
Michael Jackson, Barry Gibb (2002)
undated 2002
stereo (demo), lead vocal Michael Jackson
unreleased
Michael Jackson - vocal, keyboards
Barry Gibb - vocal, guitar
engineer: ?
producer: ?
middle of 2002

Billboard reported on 20 December 2002 that Barry wrote a song with Michael Jackson 'recently' in protest of the United States government's plan to invade Iraq (which took place in March 2003). Rumor is that Michael showed up one day with a partly written song and talked Barry into contributing to it. The date was probably in the summer. A fan said Barry has a demo recording of it.

Listen to much more Gibb compositions and interviews on Barry Gibb Radio: http://barrygibbradio.com

  Robin Gibb at World Copyright Summit

The European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier and Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes will line up with among others Robin Gibb, Faxon, IFPI president and CEO Frances Moore and WIPO director general Francis Gurry to discuss a wide range of digital-era issues just as Brussels discusses key legislation in the fields of copyright, collective licensing and the digital economy. This third World Copyright Summit takes place on June 7-8. read more at: www.musicweek.com and www.copyrightsummit.com

  "Love And Hope Ball"
Some more photos taken of Barry's family during the "Love And Hope Ball". Click here

Marion: GSI 02/25/11  

NEWS, February 16th.

  "Love And Hope Ball"
International Chairmen Linda and Barry Gibb invite you to join them at the 37th annual Love and Hope Ball on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. "Love and Hope" is an integral fundraising group for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, which was created in 1971 by a small group of parents of children with diabetes - parents committed to finding a cure for this devastating disease. Entertainment for the evening will be Grammy Award Winner T.G. Sheppard and special guest Kelly Lang. Also Barry himself will sing a couple songs during the ball, provided his ears are ok. !! www.socialmiami.com

Marion: GSI 02/16/11  

NEWS, February 8th.

  Tribute band in Bee Gees Spielberg film?
The tribute band Bee Gees Fever has received an e-mail from the agent of Steven Spielberg expressing an interest in using them in a future feature film. The members of the band: Dave Cox, Duncan Evans, David Dunn, Dave Powell and Chris Dennis, were shocked to get the correspondence expressing an interest in using them in the new Bee Gees movie planned for later this year. ( www.beegeesfever.com) www.bromsgrovestandard.co.uk

Marion: GSI 02/08/11  

NEWS, February 4th.

  Golden Camera Awards

Saturday February 5th there's a live broadcast on German TV (ZDF) at 20.15 local time, of the German Golden Camera Awards and according to RobinGibb.com Robin will present an award. This 46th. presentation of the Golden Camera from Horzu will be held in the Ullstein Auditorium of the Axel Springer Publishing House in Berlin. www.goldenekamera.de
Video, Robin on the red carpet at 1.48 min.: www.youtube.com

  10 Most Famous Movie Soundtracks
At: www.screenjunkies.com you can find the ten most famous movie soundtracks of all time according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The list is based on record sales. "Saturday Night Fever" comes in at number two on the list with over fifteen million units sold. The BeeGees, Kool & The Gang and K.C. and The Sunshine Band are some of the performers that made this soundtrack the second highest selling of all time.

  Robin Gibb interview
Robin answers questions about his health: www.dailymail.co.uk


  "Spicks And Specks"
New Bee Gees DVD: Spicks And Specks. Release date March 7th. 2011 Info at: www.play.com

Marion: GSI 02/04/11  

NEWS, January 24th.

  Interview with Barry and impressions of the G'Day USA Gala
Angela Bishop's (Ten News Australia) red carpet interview with Barry Gibb at Gidday USA   www.youtube.com   www.youtube.com/2


Marion: GSI 01/24/11  

NEWS, January 20th.

  Barry Gibb attends G'Day USA Gala

Barry will be attending (not performing) the annual "G'Day USA" black tie dinner fundraiser in LA on Saturday, January 22nd. and will be one of 3 people who are honored during the course of the evening (him for musical excellence). Like mentioned before Olivia Newton John will be presenting to Barry. Venue: Hollywood Palladium.(6:00 PM: red carpet arrivals begin, 7:00 PM - late: event).
In light of the recent floods in Australia there will be a special tie in auction/opportunity to donate to the victims at this year's event!!


  Robin Gibb gives live performances in Scandinavia
Robin will give shows in Oslo May 31st. (Spectrum), in Copenhagen (Forum) on June 2nd. and in Stockholm, (Globe Arena) June 4th. The shows start at 8pm.
Ticket sales start on January 25th.
(Source: RobinGibb.com).

Marion: GSI 01/20/11  

NEWS, January 12th.

  Today 8 years ago: The Sad Passing Of Maurice Gibb
Maurice was always known as: The Quiet One or The Man In he Middle however it was his death, on this day in 2003, that silenced one of the most enduring and popular groups in music history. Although surviving brothers Barry and Robin Gibb have occasionally reunited since to perform together, most would agree that the Bee Gees will never be the same without Maurice. www.gibson.com

  G'Day Festival Honours Barry Gibb
The eighth annual G'Day USA festival held for 14 days in 11 cities across the US begins on Saturday at the Palm Springs Film Festival. The Festival promotes Australian food, wine, business, tourism, research and innovation at 40 events held in cities including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC and Houston. The highlight of the festival will likely be the sold-out black tie ball on January 22 held at the iconic Hollywood Palladium, with singer Barry Gibb, actress Abbie Cornish and tennis legend Roy Emerson honoured. Olivia Newton-John will present Barry Gibb with his award, Hollywood director Zack Snyder will honour Cornish, while Andre Agassi will praise Emerson on stage.
http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au   www.smh.com.au

Marion: GSI 01/12/11  

NEWS, January 3rd.

  Happy 2011
GSI wishes all visitors of the website a wonderful New Year with hopefully lot's of good news about The Gibbs.

  Titanic Requiem
Robin Gibb and his son Robin-John are currently writing The Titanic Requiem, to be recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ahead of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in 2012. According to Robin: it's very traditional, not a rock opera, there's no backbeat.!
(source: Robin Gibb Facebook page).

Robin and Robin John in the studio working on the Titanic music
Marion: GSI 01/03/11  



Back to the most recent News
NEWS, December 22nd.

  Happy Birthday
A special Happy Birthday wish to Robin and Dwina today. Enjoy this day with family and friends and may the coming year bring you better health and a lot of happiness. On a day like today we surely think about Maurice too, we wish you were here and you are always in our minds!! brothersgibb.org/mauricegibb

The young twins

Wish you were here
  All In Your Name - out on music video
The Music Video is now available to download in M4V format making it easy to add to your iTunes library. All in Your Name was written by Barry & Michael. All in Your Name was in fact the message that Michael wanted to send out to all of his fans all over the world that he did it all for them and for the pure love of music. www.barrygibb.com

  Christmas Day
This is a new song composed by Robin Gibb and his son Robin John for the Titanic Requiem project, and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Isabelle Suckling. It tells the story of a young girl on one of the lifeboats, singing about her father who perished on The Titanic. If you're living in England, listen to Classic FM and BBC Radio 2 on December 25th for a few spins of Christmas Day.
More on Robingibb.com www.robingibb.com/splash   www.robingibb.com/blog

  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
To all visitors of GSI, a Gibb gift for the Holidays
-Silent Night - The Bee Gees youtube.com

-In The Bleak Mid Winter, Robin Gibb

- White Christmas - Andy Gibb youtube.com

- Daddies Little Girl - Barry Gibb youtube.com

Marion: GSI 12/22/11  

NEWS, December 12th.

  Barry Gibb concert
Barry announced during the WinterFest Boat Parade, that he will be doing a concert at the Seminole Hard Rock in Fort Lauderdale on February 21st. Stephen will be performing with him. Details to follow.

  Winterfest Grand Marshall Party

Barry and Linda at the Winterfest
Video impression of the party, December 9th. www.youtube.com
and some photos www.contactmusic.com

  The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song
20 - Guilty
19 - Chain reaction 18 - Nights on Broadway
17 - Run To Me
16 - You Should Be Dancing
15 - Jive Talkin'
14 - Immortality
13 - To Love Somebody
12 - Too Much Heaven
11 - Tragedy
10 - I Gotta Get A message To You
9 - Islands In The Stream
8 - How Do You Mend A Broken Heart
7 - Night Fever
6 - More Than A Woman
5 - Stayin' Alive
4 - Words
3 - Massachusetts
2 - You Win Again
1- How Deep Is Your Love

some video material: www.youtube.com/1   www.youtube.com/2   www.theartsdesk.com   www.itv.com

Marion: GSI 12/12/11  (thanks also: Beverly Burke)

NEWS, November 29th.

  Vote and help The Bee Gees win "The World's Greatest Party Classic"!
The Bee Gees have been nominated for The World's Greatest Party Classic! with their smash hit single Stayin' Alive! Fans can vote for The Bee Gees to win the number one spot! You can vote by clicking on the below link: www.magic.co.uk
Voting ends on 16th December at 23:59.
You can tune in for the results of The World's Greatest Party Classics! Top 50 hosted by Neil Fox on 26th December on Magic TV - Sky 363, Virgin 340 and then on Magic 105.4, 7pm - 9pm NYE. Hope you can help The Bee Gees win The World's Greatest Party Classic!

Marion: GSI 11/29/11  

NEWS, November 26th.

  David English visited Robin at his home in Thame
Earlier this month good family friend of The Gibbs David English visited Robin and Dwina at their home and together with Barry they were trying to cheer Robin up and they were making plans for the future. Read: www.dailymail.co.uk

Marion: GSI 11/26/11  

NEWS, November 22nd.

  Robin's condition
Several U.K. newspapers have reported about Robin's condition the past week however there isn't any official statement by the Gibb Family yet. Family and friends have been visiting Robin lately. Barry and Linda also visited Robin and his family earlier this month but are now back in Miami Beach again. Also mother Barbara is in Miami Beach. Barbara is planning to visit the U.K. in mid December to spend Christmas with Robin and Dwina. We hope Robin will be able to fight his disease with the help of his family, friends and all his fans throughout the world.

Marion: GSI 11/22/11  (thanks: Dick Ashby)

NEWS, November 20th.

  Robin very ill
Very sad news for Robin, his family, friends and all his fans. Robin is very ill. His mum flew over from Miami as well as Barry and wife Linda and with all of his family and kids around him that surely will help and we hope for the best. www.mirror.co.uk
We think of you Robin! Marion (GSI)

Marion: GSI 11/20/11  

NEWS, November 3rd.

  Salute to Bomber Command
The Salute to Bomber Command Banquet will be held November 8th. at the Natural History Museum, Knightsbridge. It is a unique opportunity to celebrate the building of the Memorial and to raise funds for an endowment that will ensure its preservation for posterity. This event will feature a strong entertainment program including Robin Gibb, (TBC) The Dooley Brothers and Blake, delicious food and wine and an amazing auction of unique items and experiences that money can't buy.
More details: www.theeventbusiness.co.uk   www.bombercommand.com

Marion: GSI 11/03/11  

NEWS, October 30th.

  Barry
-It's time again for the yearly Love And Hope Ball which will celebrate its 38th anniversary. This extraordinary black-tie gala will feature a grand cocktail reception, spectacular décor, a sumptuous dinner, dancing, and live entertainment including a performance by Barry Gibb, all to support the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute. The Ball will take place February 18th., 2012 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida, USA. Call the DRI Foundation at 800-321-3437 to be placed on the invitation list www.diabetesresearch.org
- The GreyRobinson, PA, Winterfest White Party held on Oct. 28, was a fitting opening event to introduce the Grand Marshall for the annual Seminole Hardrock Winterfest Boat Parade: Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. www.ftlauderdalenews.net   www.winterfestparade.com

  Robin
-Robin isn't feeling well yet and has to take it easy the next period of time. He was planning to sing his charity single for the Poppy Appeal launch in London on Thursday the 27th. but cancelled with just minutes to go. www.mirror.co.uk
-Robin has put his South Miami house for sale recently. http://southflorida.blockshopper.com   www.floridamoves.com www.youtube.com

  Number one download
The Bee Gees cover 'I've Gotta Get A Message To You' used for this years Poppy Appeal has become the number one download on Amazon http://vimeo.com   www.looktothestars.org

Marion: GSI 10/30/11  

NEWS, October 18th.

  Robin Gibb out of hospital
Robin Gibb has been discharged from hospital yesterday and went back to his home in Thame for recovering. He gave an interview about the Poppy Appeal single with The Soldiers see small clip: www.youtube.com BBC1 talked with The Soldiers this morning in the Breakfast Show and showed the clip of the group singing with Robin. Their performance in Colchester was done without Robin's appearance as Robin was in hospital: www.gazette-news.co.uk  www.contactmusic.com

Marion: GSI 10/18/11  

NEWS, October 13th.

  Performance of Robin Gibb with The Soldiers
Robin will be performing "Got To Get A Message To You" with The Soldiers at St. Botolph's Church, Colchester, on Friday October 14th. It will be filmed for a Remembrance Sunday special and will screen on BBC1 on Sunday, Nov. 13.
read more at: www.gazette-news.co.uk   www.stbotolphs.org

Marion: GSI 10/13/11  

NEWS, October 6th.

  The Soldiers and Robin Gibb
The release date of their cooperation: the Bee Gees song: I've Gotta Get A Message To You, will be October 23rd. A charity single for the Royal British Legion The single will be followed by The Soldiers' third album, Message To You. The group will tour in 2012. For single cover and sound clip visit Robin's website. www.express.co.uk

  Wez Milligan made a cover version of the song To Love Somebody www.youtube.com
  And from Saul Davis we received the info that recordings have just finished of an album of Bee Gees songs in Portuguese by Brazilian singer Ana Gazzola: "Musica e Palavras dos Bee Gees." It will be released in early 2012. The musicians are mostly her Brazilian group Brasil Brazil with a few guests: Laurence Juber (ex of Wings) and American guitar hero Eric Johnson. www.AnaGazzola.com , www.BrasilBrazilShow.com Among the songs: How Deep Is Your Love, Run To Me, Words, Too Much Heaven and How Can You Mend A Broken Heart. The producer: Carla Olson http://www.CarlaOlson.com

Marion: GSI 10/06/11  

NEWS, October 1th.

  Bee Gees Cover: Official Poppy Appeal Single

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb could become the first British artist to have number one singles spanning six decades with this year's official Poppy Appeal song. Performing the Bee Gees classic I've Gotta Get A Message To You with serving Army men The Soldiers, the singer-songwriter could beat Cliff Richard's five-decade record next month.(?) The single will be released on October 23 before the Royal British Legion's annual fundraising drive, which starts on October 27. (Each year the U.K. expresses its unequivocal support for The Royal British Legion's charity work through the Poppy Appeal: www.poppy.org.uk ) It will be the first time serving soldiers have performed on the official single for the appeal, which will focus this year on the recovery of injured Armed Forces personnel. The Bee Gees song was originally recorded in 1968, becoming their second number one single on the UK singles chart. also visit: www.google.com and www.robinggibb.com

Marion: GSI 10/01/11  

NEWS, September 27th.

  Tax bill for Bomber Command Memorial
U.K. authorities plan to tax the new to be build London war memorial for Bomber Command. Robin Gibb is furious about this and is urging officials to withdraw the bill. Robin: "Imposing Vat on this monument is a dirty thing to do. This is a charity. Nobody is making a profit. I want the Government to waive the Vat." www.contactmusic.com

  Favourite Bee Gees Song
Few artists are as ingrained in the DNA of pop culture as completely as the Bee Gees. Over five decades they've sold over 200 million records and had over 60 hit singles With the help of a distinguished panel of Bee Gees experts; including journalists, broadcasters and those who have worked closely with the Bee Gees themselves, there has been created a shortlist of 20 of their best-loved hits. Now it's time you to have your say and decide on The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song. Find out which Bee Gees song is the nation's favourite on ITV1 in December 2011. www.itv.com   www.itv.com/

Marion: GSI 09/27/11  

NEWS, September 3rd.

  Latest updates about Barry and Robin
 As we all know September first was a special day for Barry and Linda. Two celebrations always that date. Barry's birthday, he became 65 this year and of course he and Linda celebrated their 41st. wedding anniversary. GSI has sent them wishes for both occasions this week. We hope they enjoyed a wonderful day with family and friends!

Barry and Linda congratulations on your wedding anniversary and Barry's 65th. birthday, September 1st.
 Robin is still busy working on his Titanic Requiem project and contributed on a Bee Gees cover song of The Soldiers: I've Gotta Get A Message To You, a charity single to be released probably in October. Some more of Robin's charity events which he's planning for later this year will be announced a.s.a.p.  
 No latest on Barry and Robin's plans of continuing the releases of their re-issues because of the fact that not long ago Warner Music was put on sale so we have to wait what happens next.
 There are plans for a major British TV show by the end of the year including new interviews with Barry and Robin.
 Robin's episode of the British TV series Who Do You Think You Are will be aired September 21st. BBC 1, 9 p.m. where he traces his family tree. (more latest about Robin: www.RobinGibb.com including a new video and audio clip).

Marion: GSI 09/03/11  

NEWS, August 17th.

  Robin signs legal deal for bomber command memorial
Robin was at the RAF club where Jim Dooley and signed all the official contracts for the monument for bomber command to be built. Building of the memorial starts this Wednesday and it will be finished next year to be unveiled on V-day. The architect of the memorial Liam O'Connor, best known for the design and construction of the Commonwealth Memorial Gates on Constitution Hill, London has created a design which will gradually unfold from the current park railings, to engraved screens (including the RAF and Bomber Command Crests) and carved Portland Stone walls enclosing a nine foot bronze sculpture (by Philip Jackson) It will also feature a glass roof including sections of melted down aluminium from a Halifax Bomber (Halifax LW682 from Number 426 Squadron), shot down over Belgium on the night of 12th May 1944 in which eight crew were killed. www.express.co.uk

Marion: GSI 08/17/11  

NEWS, August 3th.

  Statement by Robin Gibb, being President of CISAC
Robin's reaction to recent Court decisions in India which are incompatible with international laws and treaties on Intellectual Property and artistic works. www.cisac.org


  Robin Gibb about Titanic and Bee Gees news
Robin talks about the Titanic project he's doing with son Robin John and about some 'very big' Bee Gees news the coming months. Robin is negotiating with major record labels to release his first classical record, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic next April. Recorded with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it is set to complete next month at Air Studios in North London. Through the medium of music, the record tells the story of the illfated passenger liner from its launch to its sinking with the loss of 1,517 lives in 1912. Robin also asserted there would be some "very big" Bee Gees news in coming months for 2012 adding, "You don't get ideas to schedule, but yes I am tremendously excited about the future. When you have got one of the most successful catalogues in the world today, with (Gibb brother) Barry, you get excited, but get to cherry pick!" Read more: www.musicweek.com

Marion: GSI 08/03/11  

NEWS, July 6th

  Some latest about The Brothers Gibb
Robin will not perform with Lulu at the 3 day event of Abbey Fest at Abbey Gardens on July 22nd. due to logistical reasons. www.eadt.co.uk
Robin has been chosen to become ambassador for the society of British Interior Design www.musicweek.com
Robin gave an enthusiastic live performance July 3rd. in Potsdam, Germany, for an equally enthusiastic audience. Robin looked and sounded good and really enjoyed the show. See Robingibb.com and visit youtube for some video clips: www.youtube.com
The recording of the video clip showing Barry Gibb and Michael Jackson working on the song "All In Your Name" dates back from 2002. More recently (2009) Barry finished and mixed it with John Merchant and now has put it on his website. The official lyrics haven't been released yet due to the fact that everything has to be first cleared by "The Estate of Michael Jackson". Hopefully it will appear on Barry's site soon.
There's a nice article about the Maurice Gibb Memorial Park published.Visit: www.biscaynetimes.com

Marion: GSI 07/06/11  

NEWS, June 20th

  New Robin DVD

On 11 July 2011, Eagle Rock Entertainment release "In Concert With The Danish National Concert Orchestra" from Robin Gibb. Filmed in the Summer of 2009 in the stunning grounds of Ledreborg Castle in Denmark. DVD Format: NTSC Region 0, Price: £9.99 You can pre-order already. For details and tracklist: www.recordstore.co.uk

  Robin at Cisac Summit
Robin Gibb, President of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), spoke at the third annual World Copyright Summit in Brussels, June 7th.and 8th. He graciously spoke to Billboard. biz in the middle of the summit to address the future of the creative copyright, the growing cloud storm and threats to performance rights organizations. Here's the interview which Robin gave to Billboard Magazine: www.billboard.biz


  GSI Tip
The Roxborogh Report: Barry sings with Michael and more....
Written by a former breakfast radio host, music director and journalist Tim Roxborogh http://roxboroghreport.blogspot.com

Marion: GSI 06/20/11  

NEWS, May 17th

  Video of: Bomber Command Memorial Stone Laying

The Memorial, designed by awarding-winning architect Liam O'Connor, and featuring a monumental bronze sculpture by Philip Jackson CVO, will be situated at the western end of Green Park, alongside Piccadilly. It will represent a permanent memorial to the brave men and women of RAF Bomber Command, whose heroic efforts during the Second World War will be properly recognised for the first time. This video is a diary of the stone-laying ceremony. www.youtube.com

  More activities for Robin
Robin is planning to perform at a free live event in Potsdam, Germany (Potsdamer Stadtwerkefest, 1-3 July 2011) however this isn't confirmed yet. Later this week he will start filming for a TV show, planned for this Autumn and he'll be busy finishing the Titanic Requiem project.

Marion: GSI 05/17/11  

NEWS, May 15th

  Stars Sing Bee Gees on BBC 4
Archive compilation celebrating the songbook of the brothers Gibb, with contributions and covers from the likes of Al Green, Esther Ofarim, Take That, Dionne Warwick, Steps, Rita Coolidge, Aaliyah and others, performing hits such as To Love Somebody, Words, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?, How Deep Is Your Love, Heartbreaker and More Than A Woman. www.bbc.co.uk
Also watch Robin on BBC Hardtalk: http://news.bbc.co.uk and The Bee Gees In Our Own Time: www.bbc.co.uk

  Robin at the 'Butterfly Benefit'

Robin with Robbie Williams     © Klera Fyles
A private dinner for friends and associates of philanthropist, John Caudwell, has raised over £1.5million for the charity he founded. The Caudwell Children 'Butterfly Benefit' took place 12th May, at The Banqueting House in Whitehall for just 200 guests. The audience enjoyed a six-course gourmet taster menu and entertainment from Robbie Williams and Robin Gibb. Robbie Williams, who is an ambassador for the Stoke-based charity, and pop-legend, Robin Gibb agreed to perform for the small audience for free in support of the charity.
also visit: www.robingibb.com and: www.robingibb.com/blog

Marion: GSI 05/15/11  

NEWS, April 13th.

  No Brazilian Concerts At The Moment
Although Robin Gibb has recovered from the severe stomach pains he suffered in the early hours of Sunday, 3rdApril, as a result of recent hospital tests carried out on him he has been strongly advised to remain in England for his condition to be further investigated and to undergo any necessary treatment. As a result it unfortunately means that although Robin had hoped to travel to Brazil in the immediate future to perform at the remaining concerts and any re-arranged dates, this will not now be feasible. Rather than suggest specific dates at this stage, and run the risk of disappointing fans again, Robin prefers to wait until he receives clearance from his medical advisers to undertake an overseas tour. Robin can then fix new dates when Robin, the Promoters and the fans can be confident that he will be able to fulfil them. Other performances which have been announced and which are in Europe and, therefore, only a short distance from England are at this stage remaining on the calendar, since none of them is imminent and it is hoped Robin will be fully fit and able to undertake them.
(Source: RobinGibb.com)
For more info please visit: www.RobinGibb.com

Marion: GSI 04/13/11  

NEWS, April 6th.

  Robin's condition
I'm sorry but we'll have to wait for some official announcement and we can only hope Robin will soon feel better. He has seen a specialist and will hear results today. Robin apologizes to all his fans in South America and to all the people who had worked on making this tour possible, especially Web Rockers, Midia Digital Ltda and Poladian Productions. Robin was looking forward to meeting and performing for his South American fans .According to his spokesman "He is back at home being looked after by his wife." Robin had to call off gigs in Brazil where he was due to perform at a number of venues. He was also meant to meet the president Dilma Rouseff.
(Also visit www.robingibb.com) http://thecelebritycafe.com

Marion: GSI 04/06/11  

NEWS, March 29th.

  The Heritage Foundation
Heritage Foundation Summer Garden Party July 17th. at "The Prebendal" in Thame, with Robin and Dwina Gibb.
(Gates open 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £75) www.theheritagefoundation.co.uk

Marion: GSI 03/29/11  

NEWS, March 21st.

  "Song To Soul"

Robin and his interviewer for the Japanese show
The Gibb compositions the production team of "Song To Soul" have chosen are "Melody Fair" and "First Of May" as the film Melody Fair has been a great success in Japan. The episode about Melody Fair will be aired around mid April as part of a series featuring romantic songs from the U.K. to be broadcast in April and May (around the Royal Wedding of April 29th.) The interview which was done with Robin at the Prebendal yesterday for this Japanese show will indeed be the highlight of the program however the production team are also planning to interview other people who are associated with the film Melody, including actress Tracy Hyde (a.k.a. Melody).


Robin during the interview at The Prebendal March 20th.
click picture to enlarge
Marion: GSI 03/21/11  
(thanks also Mitsuya Fujimoto, producer TBS-Japan)

NEWS, March 16th.

  Robin's message to Japan
An English section has started on the Japanese Bee Gees website Bee Gee Days (http://beegeedays.com/). Specially in this hard times for Japan we ask you to visit that website. Robin has posted a special message as well:
I've been devastated by the news of the earthquake and ensuing tsunami. My thoughts and best wishes go to everyone who has suffered in this terrible tragedy. To my fans reading this I hope you and your families are safe but to those less fortunate I hope time is a healer although I know it will be some time before that pain will heal. It is hard to say in a few words what I feel inside.
My love to all our fans and everyone in Japan, Robin Gibb

http://beegeedays.com
For donations we herewith give you the link to the Japanese Red Cross Society's donation page www.jrc.or.jp

  Some more latest news thanks to Bee Gee Days
 February 21, Robin and Robin John visited again at Air Studios in London for the Titanic Requiem project where the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra were recording 'Maiden Voyage' and 'Lacrimosa'. Final sessions are planned for late April and album release probably and of the year.
 March 3rd Robin met with Blue, A British boy band who will sing the British song for this years Eurovision Song Contest. Band member Duncan James worked earlier with Robin for the Outward Bound charity and now the group asked Robin to mentor them for the Eurovision final in Dusseldorf, Germany in May. Also the group is planning to release the Gibb song: 'Our Love, Don't Throw It All Away'.
 March 8th Robin recorded at Sunrise Studios with 12 year old Isabel Suckling.

Marion: GSI 03/16/11  
(thanks: http://beegeedays.com/)

NEWS, March 4th.

  "Love And Hope Ball"

This year the extraordinary black-tie gala, combined with November's Preview Party, raised more than $800,000 for the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Musical legend Barry Gibb, who serves as the fundraising group's International Chairman, provided a grand finale to the event by regaling the delighted audience with an unexpected performance. Headlining the scheduled concert was Country Music Award winner T.G. Sheppard, who has had 17 number one hits in his career. His wife and fellow singer/songwriter, the lovely and talented Kelly Lang, served as special guest performer. "And now we are honored to welcome our good friend to the stage," Sheppard said. "He is one of music's greatest treasures and biggest icons of all time. He's Barry Gibb!" Barry began with "To Love Somebody" and then dedicated "Words" to his wife, Linda, who also serves as International Chairman of Love and Hope. After Barry and Kelly sang "Islands in the Stream," the three entertainers bid their cheering fans a good night.

More info and photos at: diabetesresearch.org
Some video material: Clip 1, Clip 2


Klayton
  Listen to a cover version of the Bee Gees song "Tragedy" by Celldweller, a Detroit-based industrial metal solo project started by multi-instrumentalist Klayton. It's from the album Cellout EP 01 and released early last month www.whosampled.com   www.celldweller.com

Marion: GSI 03/04/11  (thanks also Laura T.)

NEWS, February 23rd.

  "Love And Hope Ball"
Unfortunately due to his hearing problem Barry can only sing a small number of songs during a performance at the moment but he enjoyed being on stage again with friend and country singer Kelly Lang with whom he performed the duet: "Islands In The Stream". Other songs Barry did during his performance at the 37th. Love And Hope Ball were: "To Love Somebody" and "Words". More photos of "Love and Hope". Click here for part 2.
(photo credits Laura Terrell).

Marion: GSI 02/23/11  

NEWS, February 21th.

  The Bee Gees hardworking, talented musicians who never deserved the stigma.
"Ten or 15 years ago, you wouldn't have put on a Bee Gees record. Now it's sort of OK." That's what Barry Gibb said in 2005 in a documentary film recently aired on the Biography Channel. I couldn't agree more. Read more at: www.scntx.com
(article by Blaine Crimmins of Star Community Newspapers)

  "Love and Hope Ball"

Barry with Kelly Lang
Saturday February 19th. there was again the Love And Hope Ball. We all hoped that Barry would sing some songs again and he did and there was also a duet with Kelly Lang. We hope to get some more info about the Ball soon.
Click here to see already some nice photos (source: Face book and some fans).

  Robin in Dresden and Leipzig
Robin has performed some shows in Germany where he last year had to cancel shows due to his illness. On February 17th. he did a show in Dresden and February 18th. in Leipzig. See a clip of his performance in Dresden where he dedicated a song to the mayor of the city Helma Orosz who has fallen ill with breast cancer: www.ardmediathek.de

and for more about his shows visit: http://private-beegees-archives.de (text in German)
See video clips of Juliet and others on youtube www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 02/21/11  (also thanks: Anja W.)

NEWS, February 12th.

  Robin visited the Swedish Kavlan Show

Carola and Robin
Skavlan started the show with Robin and Robin was making a lot of jokes. The only time he became sad was when Skavlan talked about Andy and Maurice. Fredrik Skavlan introduced him saying, that he has beaten every record in pop music during 50 years. Only Lennon/McCartney can be compared to them.. Skavlan said that we all know their unique harmony, which The Bee Gees are most famous for and that he has always wondered how they sound when they talk. Robin answered: "I don't talk in harmony". He said that once there was a competition at BBC: Who was the best group singing in harmony. They played Beatles, Beach Boys & Bee Gees. "We won," he said. Another guest in the show was Swedish singer Carola with whom The Brothers had worked in the past. Carola and Robin did an acoustic version of How Deep is Your Love watch the show at: http://svtplay.se

Marion: GSI 02/12/11  

NEWS, February 6th.

  Robin on Swedish TV.
February 11th. you can see Robin in the Skavlan Show (9 pm, CET ) on Swedish TV which is pre recorded. Current topics will be discussed with the guests. It's a joint Swedish-Norwegian production and the show will be broadcast in Norway as well. After the airing you can watch the show at: http://svtplay.se
The show will be taped Thursday February 10th and according to Carola's website she will be performing with Robin during the show.

  German Golden Camera
Yesterday it was Robin Gibb who presented the Golden Camera to John Travolta, best international actor.

John Travolta receives the award for best international actor from British musician Robin Gibb during the awardings of the Golden Camera 2011
Some photo material: http://www.apimages.com   http://topics.npr.org   www.daylife.com

Marion: GSI 02/06/11  

NEWS, January 23rd.

  G'Day USA
Yesterday Hollywood, sport and music legends including John Travolta, Andre Agassi, Rod Laver and Barry Gibb have shared the red carpet and a few Australian beers and wines at the annual "G'Day USA Ball" held on famed Sunset Boulevard. Olivia Newton-John presented Barry his Excellence in Music Award. www.barrygibb.com Watch more photos and videos: www.isopix.be   www.youtube.com/1   www.youtube.com/2   wireimage.com

Barry and John Travolta on the red carpet of G'Day USA,
Picture Mccurtayne Glen
Marion: GSI 01/23/11  

NEWS, January 16th.

  "Love And Hope Ball"

Kelly,TG,Linda and Barry
Entertainment for the evening will be Grammy Award Winner T.G. Sheppard and special guest Kelly Lang. And there may be other surprises!

  Win a guitar autographed by Barry Gibb plus.....

A must for all Bee Gees fans. You could get your hands on a very exclusive guitar signed by Barry Gibb which comes with a guitar case and a signed photo of Barry plus a copy of three Bee Gees albums: Love Songs, Number Ones and The Ultimate Bee Gees. We have teamed up with Raileasy - the discount rail booking website - and Rhino Records to give away this money-can't-buy prize. It's all to celebrate The Bee Gees' 50 years in the music business. More info: www.mirror.co.uk

Marion: GSI 01/16/11  

NEWS, January 10th.

  Maurice Gibb, 1949 - 2003
This week is in memory of Mo.
It's been 8 years now since he left us here but he's not gone. He's still in our hearts and in all the wonderful music he created.
Thanks.

  Some latest details of the past weeks
Holidays are over and we slowly try to catch up on all the GSI and other work again. Below are some articles, news items and links of the past two months in case you haven't read them or seen them yet.
Arif Mardin's Son Talks About the Grammy Nominated Documentary:
"Greatest Ears In Town" www.hollywoodreporter.com
Gibb music more and more on I tunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/andy-gibb   http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bee-gees
SNF Made the entrance on the National Film Registry!
Saturday Night Fever (1977) Produced long after the heyday of classic Hollywood musicals, this cinematic cultural touchstone incorporated set-piece music and dance numbers into a story of dramatic realism. With its success, "Saturday Night Fever" proved that the American movie musical could be reinvented. The film's soundtrack, featuring hits by the Bee Gees and others, sold millions of copies and gave musical life to a movie significant for much more than just its celebration of the mid-70s disco phenomenon. www.loc.gov
Bee Gees song in movie The Fighter
There is a Bee Gees song in the new movie The Fighter. During the movie, one of the characters starts singing "I Started a Joke" and he sings a couple of verses and then his mother joins him and they sing a verse together.
(thanks Carmen L.) www.imdb.com
Love And Hope Ball

Barry and Linda Gibb, international chairmen
of the Love And Hope ball
The next Love And Hope Ball is planned for February 19th. According to management: at the moment it's not sure yet whether or not Barry will be able to perform on stage with his guests, more details follow. For more information or to be placed on the invitation list, please call the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at (954) 964-4040 or (800) 321-3437, or e-mail info@drif.org
www.diabetesresearch.org
Bee Gees Fan Meeting in Germany
The 3rd German meeting will be held in Kassel on June 4th. 2011. Write to Anja and Detlef Wange for information and registration form:
anja.pinks@t-online.de
Bee Gees Musical plans
According to management more details become available for publication around Easter.

  - GSI Tips:
Interview with Robin Gibb in Dec 2002; This happened to air on Jan 12, 2003 shortly after the news of Maurice Gibbs death. www.youtube.com/1   www.youtube.com/2

Maurice Gibb's Passing
www.youtube.com/1   www.youtube.com/2

" Danny", unreleased song by Maurice Gibb (Thanks Gert S.)

Marion: GSI 01/10/11  


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