NEWS, 2012
NEWS, December 28th.

  Former Gibb home destroyed ?
     Confusing stories today!

Early on Friday at around 4.15am. a fire broke out at the old weatherboard house in Tramore Street at Margate. It partially destroyed the bedroom. Neighbour Marion Lean said the Brothers Gibb obviously had a soft spot for this old place. "I think it was the last place they lived in before they went back to England."
Read stories: news.com.au   theaustralian.com.au   brisbanetimes.com.au
story and video: abc.net.au

However:
It seems media reports are wrong. The reports of December 28th. telling about a fire at the former BG home seem to be incorrect. Media showed the wrong house in Tramore Street but according to the family they didn't live in Tramore Street but Oxley Ave. Margate. The old Gibb Home seems to be okay.
(Thanks also: Bee Gees Fanclub Australia)

  Titanic Requiem
Next Wednesday on January 4th. BBC 4 will air the Titanic Requiem at 7.30 pm. (Local British time). http://digiguide.tv

Marion: GSI 12/28/12  

NEWS, December 6th.


  New Barry Interview for Australian radio
Today Barry talked on Sydney Radio 2GB http://www.2gb.com

  Barry Gibb to guest co-host on smoothfm
dmg Radio Australia announced Barry Gibb will co-host smoothfm 95.3 in Sydney and smoothfm 91.5 in Melbourne on Saturday 8 December from 10am. Barry will join Richard Wilkins to chat about his career, his family and what Australian audiences can expect from his upcoming Mythology tour. www.radioinfo.com.au
Listen to Smoothfm here: cdn.smoothfm.com.au
Win concert tickets at: smoothfm.com.au

  GSI Tip
Search for all kinds of: Bee Gees, Barry, Robin, Maurice photos on internet at for instance: www.mirrorpix.com   www.alamy.com   www.newscom.com   www.corbisimages.com   www.picturedesk.com

Marion: GSI 12/06/12  

NEWS, November 24th.

  Barry interviewed about additional concerts Australia
Following the announcement of a second show for Brisbane; Laurel, Gary & Mark catch up with Barry Gibb to find out what we can expect. Laurel, Gary & Mark In The Morning Classic Hits radio www.4kq.com.au  



  GSI Tip
Cover version of "Morning Of My Life" - "Audio Vixen" www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 11/24/12  

NEWS, November 17th.

  "The Rattlesnakes"
Paul Frost from Withington Manchester , ex member of the Rattlesnakes with Maurice, Robin and Barry Gibb has passed away after a long and brave battle with cancer. Paul lived on Keppel road in Chorlton, Manchester in 1958.

The Rattlesnakes
  Vote For The Bee Gees
Like each year people can vote again for the Top 2000, of the Dutch radio station Radio Two http://stemmen.top2000.nl/   http://stemmen.top2000.nl/bee gees

Marion: GSI 11/17/12  

NEWS, November 8th.

  Bee Gees statue in Redcliffe
Audio update about the plans: http://blogs.abc.net.au

  Would you like to own a ukulele signed by Barry Gibb??
Social Angels is helping Play It Strange Trust raise money to create a programme of lyric writing workshops for children in low decile primary schools, starting from the central North Island to Cape Reinga (New Zealand). If you'd like to own this ukulele and have a memento from the last surviving member of the Bee Gees, please bid generously. www.trademe.co.nz


  Bomber Command Memorial
Just four months after being formally unveiled by the Queen the classical memorial in London's Green Park is drawing a steady flow of visitors from around the world. The memorial commemorates the 55,573 volunteers of Bomber Command who died taking the war to Hitler. Bomber Command suffered the heaviest casualties of any British unit in the Second World War, with nearly half its men lost. But the crews were denied their own medal or memorial after the war as politicians tried to distance themselves form the controversial campaign. So veterans, by now in their 80s, got together about four years ago and decided to build their own memorial. They were backed by Bee Gee Robin Gibb, who died just before the unveiling, and fellow pop star Jim Dooley of The Dooleys. Mr Dooley: "Robin and I wanted an interactive memorial where you could go inside and recapture the atmosphere of a crew returning from a raid with all the emotions they endured. Visiting the memorial is certainly a moving experience."
Read more at: www.express.co.uk


Marion: GSI 11/08/12  

NEWS, October 24th.

  Splash Of Pink with Dwina Gibb

Dwina Gibb, wife of Bee Gee Robin Gibb who died earlier this year, is one of the well-known faces supporting Against Breast Cancer's Splash of Pink day on Saturday October 27th. during the annual Splash of Pink Day in Abingdon Upon Thames. Next weekend Abington will be a hotbed of celebrities as they visit to watch a breast cancer charity turn the town pink. Robin and Dwina have supported Splash Of Pink together and now Dwina will continue these activities after Robin's death. The Soldiers are among the host of artists who will perform in the Abingdon Market Square singing some of their hits from The Bee Gees.
www.the-soldiers.co.uk  
www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk

Marion: GSI 10/24/12  

NEWS, October 20th.

  Dwina interviewed for ITV (2)
During the interview Dwina had earlier this week with Lorraine Kelly of ITV she didn't mention of any decisions been made yet concerning the Robin Memorial nor Robin's latest solo album release. She however revealed that Molly (Robin's first wife and mother of both Spencer and Melissa) came to see her, and they visited the grave together. Dwina: "We loved the same man at different times."

  Robin Gibb talks about Flowers of August
a sound bite from February 1st, 2012. The Titanic Requiem hadn't been released yet, but Robin had already started writing a new classical work, a piece for the anniversary of the First World War. He had just thought of a title for it and explains here why he was thinking of calling it Flowers of August. (source: Ann Grootjans). http://soundcloud.com

Marion: GSI 10/20/12  

NEWS, October 18th.

  Mythology Box Set Giveaway
Would you like to win a copy of Mythology, the ultimate box-set celebrating and honouring the Bee Gees? There are 25 copies of Mythology to give away. Just tell in 25 words or less; What is your favourite Bee Gees song and why, for your chance to win one of our box-sets.
Attention: Competition opens: Wednesday October 17 at 4:00pm Competition closes: Wednesday October 31 at 4:00pm This competition is open to residents in Victoria and NSW only! www.smoothfm.com.au

  Barry on Tour
Due to the start of Barry's Mythology Tour in Australia next February, he and Linda will not be able to attend the next "Love And Hope Ball".
Dates for concerts in other countries won't be confirmed until after the conclusion of the first part of the tour (Australia and New Zealand).

  Dwina interviewed for ITV
See some photos of the interview with Lorraine Kelly www.rexfeatures.com

  GSI Tips
Barry Gibb "Best dresses man" 1969 and wedding Maurice Gibb with Lulu www.youtube.com
Robin Gibb takes Daryl Somers on a tour of his 12th Century English Estate in 2010. www.youtube.com
The Bee Gees: Odessa http://somethingelsereviews.com

Marion: GSI 10/18/12  (thanks: Dick Ashby)

NEWS, October 9th.

  Barry's Mythology Tour

At this moment the first 3 concerts, booked in Australia, are almost sold out. There are also talks of Barry performing at the huge Mission concert in New Zealand on February 23rd. This Mission Concert is held every year at the Mission Estate Winery in the Hawkes Bay in the North Island of New Zealand. . Hundreds of people turn out in the midst of the NZ summer to see these shows which are held outdoors. They get very high class entertainers there. See more at: www.hawkesbaytoday.co.nz
Next to that on the Internet there is already a mentioning of more possible shows which are in option in several parts of Europe, like Germany amongst others the city of Cologne and also Brussels and Amsterdam.
(no dates yet and not confirmed !!).
More info when available. www.concertboom.com

  Dwina Gibb: Thank You
Dwina has thanked Thame for its support after the unveiling of a blue plaque in honour of her late husband Robin. The event at the Gibb's home, The Prebendal, attracted more than 600 people including an array of celebrities. Dwina siad: "Obviously it was a sad occasion, because Robin would have much rather seen a green plaque there, meaning he was alive. But I'm so happy Thame and the Heritage Foundation decided to honour Robin in such a way. It's lovely that the plaque is here for everyone to see when they come over to see the grave." www.thametoday.co.uk

  Dwina and son RJ collect music award for The Bee Gees
The Bee Gees were one of the artists who were recognised for reaching new milestones for their work at the annual BMI London Awards staged at the Dorchester Hotel, London. Dwina Gibb, attended the event to collect awards on behalf of her late husband's group: The Bee Gees. She and son RJ saw the group honoured for three million plays of Stayin' Alive and five million plays of How Can You Mend A Broken Heart. www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

  Bee Gees Mythology
The re-release of the 4 set box

Marion: GSI 10/09/12  

NEWS, September 30th.

  Blue plaque unveiled at Bee Gee home

Robins wife Dwina and son RJ unveiled the plaque
Today a blue plaque has been unveiled at the Oxfordshire home of the late musician Robin Gibb. The Heritage Foundation and Thame Town Council have installed the plaque at Mr Gibb's home The Prebendal, in Priestend, Thame Dwina and RJ unveiled the plaque on the gatehouse wall at the entrance to the property at 14:20 BST. The ceremony was followed by a charity garden party for 400 people in the grounds of The Prebendal, with all money raised going to the Bomber Command Memorial Maintenance Appeal Fund. read more at: www.bbc.co.uk


  Thank you for the music Robin!
Mirror Online, September 30th. 2012
Robin Gibb's widow Dwina four months after Robin's death: "Robin touched the lives and hearts of so many people": She tells how the astonishing support from fans has helped her cope since Robin lost his battle with cancer. Today a blue plaque from the Heritage Foundation will be unveiled at their home, marking Robin's music career and charity work. www.mirror.co.uk

  Crowds gather for plaque unveiling for Robin Gibb
www.itv.com

  Video:Unveiling of the Blue Plaque, interview Peter Andre
http://news.sky.com

Marion: GSI 09/30/12  

NEWS, September 23rd.

  Bee Gees statue in Redcliffe
Redcliffe, where the Gibb Brothers lived a part of their youth, would love to honour the Bee Gees. Their early career was very much carved in Redcliffe and Brisbane and there's huge response from lots of people saying they want to contribute to get them a statue.
Read more at: www.news.com.au

  Tickets pre-sale for Mythology Tour

Advertisement for the Melbourne Barry Gibb show
www.livenation.com.au
also visit: www.barrygibb.com

  Rahni Sadler interviews Barry Gibb

Interview for the Channel 7 program Sunday Night, Australia.
Part 1 www.youtube.com/1
Part 2 www.youtube.com/2

Also watch: www.youtube.com   www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 09/23/12  

NEWS, September 21st.

  Barry Gibb's first interview after Rob's death
Barry Gibb is only just coming to terms with the loss of his brothers. That's revealed in a Sunday Night interview with the star. Barry's first interview after the recent death of his brother Robin. The reporter who spoke to Barry: Rahni Sadler. Link to video promo : www.youtube.com. Link to interview this morning on Radio Station 4BC with Rahni Sadler: www.4bc.com.au The interview with Barry will air on Sunday night in Sydney on the 7 Television network. It was conducted by reporter Rahni Sadler, who interviewed Barry a few years ago as well.

Marion: GSI 09/21/12  

NEWS, September 11th.

  Latest news and details
GSI has received all kinds of questions from fans the past few months about Barry's plans, new material, re-releases, a Robin memorial service etc. etc.
This is some of the latest we've heard

Robin's CD will not be released till next year.
No more performances planned by Barry this year presently.
No country/album in the works presently.
Barry and Linda have no current plans to build a house on the land in Hendersonville or firm plans to visit the UK, but that is not to say they will not.
As for his future musical plans Barry is looking into one or 2 ideas for next year but nothing is confirmed at this point.
No tribute concert in the works for this year anyway.
Barry is unable to attend the blue plaque event in Thame.
It looks like Dwina has postponed the memorial service for Robin till next year.
The record company are releasing "Mythology" in some territories for Xmas with a new slip cover packaged in the size of a CD box so it can be sold in stores where CD's are sold this time around as they had a lot of success doing this with the 'Rod Stewart; and 'Fleetwood Mac' Box sets.
Barry will meet with the record company in the future to discuss/plan the re releases of other the Bee Gees albums.

  GSI Tips
"How Deep is your love" by Ana Gazzola www.youtube.com   www.pressjunkiepr.com   www.AnaGazzola.com   (thanks Saul Davis).

The Teri Desario Album: "Pleasure Train" has been released on CD by Gold Legion Records on May 30th 2012. www.shop.goldlegion.com (thanks Victor M.)

Marion: GSI 09/11/12  (thanks: Dick Ashby)

NEWS, August 9th.

  Bee Gees back in Top Billboard
The Bee Gees, make a stunning re-entry at No. 5, as Bee Gees' "Number Ones" returns with 32,000 (up 3,049%). The re-entry gives the iconic pop trio its highest charting album since January of 1980, when "Greatest" hit No. 1. It's also the group's first top 10 since the "Staying Alive" soundtrack reached No. 6 in 1983, and its ninth top 10 overall. Read more at www.billboard.com   www.classichitsandoldies.com

  Re- issue of "Heartbreaker"

"Heartbreaker" by Dionne Warwick was released in 1982 by Arista. The majority of the tracks are penned by Barry Gibb plus the late Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb. Now there's a re-issue been made! It will be released by Big Break Records (BBR) on 24 September in the UK. The CD will be remastered and include two bonus tracks (the single versions of "Heartbreaker" and "Take the Short Way Home") plus a 16-page booklet that features a 5,000-word essay. The essay features new, exclusive interviews with Barry Gibb, Dionne Warwick, Albhy Galuten, and Clive Davis about the album! Customers can pre-order directly from BBR (Cherry Red): www.cherryred.co.uk
It's also available for pre-order from Amazon UK: www.amazon.co.uk and Amazon US: www.amazon.com

Marion: GSI 08/09/12  
(thanks also: Juan Guzman and Christian John Wikane)

NEWS, August 6th.

  Vote for The Bee Gees
Throughout the whole of August, Magic TV will be playing the top Karaoke songs of all time. They're on the hunt for the The World's Greatest Singalong song, and are asking all the karaoke fanatics out there to vote for their favourite movie songs from the drop down list at this link: http://bit.ly/QsYvsd and tell us their reasons for each choice. Make them funny! The best comments might feature as part of the show. Neil Fox will be revealing the Top 100 on Magic 105.4 and Magic TV. You can also listen to Magic 105.4 on Monday 30th August at 1pm, and also watch the results on Magic TV at midday on Saturday 18th August.
Vote closes on the 9th August at midday!

  Bee Gees Day By Day
A new book about The Bee Gees by Andrew Sandoval. Release date: August 31st. 2012.
More info: www.retrofuture.com

  Tribute to Maurice
Another book recently was released by Bee Gees fan and author, Dawnette Owens. A "novel" tribute to Maurice Gibb, entitled Souls Stick Around: A Tale of the Black Hills and Maurice Gibb. The book is available at www.amazon.com and www.amazon.co.uk

  GSI Tip
a former Dutch BG cover band: Keppel Road www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 08/06/12  
(thanks also Jon Milne, Tom v.d. Berg)

NEWS, July 28th.

  Barry performed in Nashville
Yesterday a dream came through for Barry when a made an appearance at the Grande Ole Opry in Nashville where he sang:
When the Roses Bloom Again, (Johnny Cash)
To Love Somebody and
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
He received a standing ovation. www.opry.com

Linda and Barry backstage at the Opry   © Kelly Lang

Marion: GSI 07/28/12  

NEWS, July 24th.

  Barry in Nashville
Barry is back into country.
Next Friday he will perform some songs during a show in the Grand Ole Opry. He and Linda can go on with their plans for a new home in Tennessee as according to the Nashville news Hendersonville has approved a building permit for Barry to begin a new home on the land he owns in Hendersonville where once the Johnny Cash home was situated. Also one of Barry`s songs: Soldier`s Son will be on the new album of Ricky Skaggs. Skaggs has a new book and new CD: The album "Music to My Ears" is co-produced by Gordon Kennedy, who also worked on Skaggs' 2010 release "Mosaic." One of the songs is "Soldier's Son," written by Barry Gibb. Skaggs said the last surviving member of the Bee Gees has "loved bluegrass all his life." Skaggs: "We pretty much did his demo, only done it a little bit more acoustic, a little more bluegrass. He's gonna come sing on it when I get home," Skaggs said. "I've been a huge fan of him and his brothers forever because I've always loved good harmony singing and theirs was the best." www.countryweekly.com   http://hawaiitribune-herald.com

Working in the studio with Ricky Skaggs,
Barry Gibb, and Brent King

Marion: GSI 07/24/12  

NEWS, July 13th.

  Blue Plaque for Robin Gibb
Sunday September 30th. The Heritage Foundation will be unveiling a Blue Plaque in conjunction with the Thame Town Council in honour of their past President and good friend Robin Gibb CBE. The unveiling will be done by Robin's family at the Gibb home in Thame at 2 pm and will be followed by a garden party also at The Prebendal in Thame. More info about tickets etc at: www.theheritagefoundation.info
Robin Gibb's Last Radio Interview in February 2012. Watch: www.youtube.com

   Words Of A Fool
A Chubby Tavares solo album will come out next Tuesday, July 17th. and it includes Barry's unreleased song: Words Of a Fool! www.chubbytavares.com

   Spotlight On The Bee Gees
New album with Bee Gees cover songs Band: Arch Embassy, Release Date: June 15 - 2012, Label: Stereographic Entertainment

The Bee Gees have made some of the most timeless records ever, from "Stayin' Alive" to "How Deep Is Your Love". L.A. based band, Arch Embassy, has taken a few of those classic songs and added their unique modern-pop twist to create a set of new recordings that bring a fresh perspective to some of the most amazing Bee Gees songs. Singer and keyboard player Justin Avery, has a sensational vocal range and tone that combines the best sounds of Prince, Jamiroquai, Queen and of course the signature Bee Gees blend. He showcases his vocal abilities while still delivering the true emotion of each song. The band also features Joe Ayoub on bass, Brett Farkas on guitar, and Jevin Hunter on the drums, who combine to create an impossibly tight groove. One of the standout tracks is the duet "Guilty", originally performed by Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb. On this version, Avery is joined by vocalist Mapuana Makia. The two blend together effortlessly, playing off the energy of each other to create an incredibly powerful and sensual duet performance. The EP pays tribute to the vibe of the original recordings, but has some great surprises and modern elements that will be sure to keep this record on repeat.
www.stereographicentertainment.com  http://itunes.apple.com

Marion: GSI 07/13/12  (also thanks: Saul D., Stereographic Entertainment and Ricardo W.).

NEWS, July 3rd.

  Dwina would like to thank all people for their thoughts

Robin John and Dwina Gibb read the order of service
during the dedication in Green Park
When the body of Robin Gibb passed through the streets of Thame, hundreds of residents lined the streets. Robin's widow Dwina said those images would stay with her forever. Speaking to the Oxford Mail for the first time since the funeral earlier this month, she said: "It was incredible, it was so touching". www.oxfordtimes.co.uk Also visit: www.express.co.ukl and Dwina's own website at: www.dwinagibb.co.uk

  Barry back on stage ?!
Barry might do some shows in the near future to honour his brothers and to continue the Bee Gees legacy. However he hasn't talked with news papers recently about doing so like suggested in some online news articles. Although he has been thinking about it, these articles just are speculations which probably started after some recent tweets Barry has posted.

Marion: GSI 07/03/12  

NEWS, June 26th.

  Barry's -thank you- to everyone

Barry Gibb on twitter:
"I'd like to personally thank all those kind people who grew up with us and enjoyed our music wherever you are in the world.

Our whole family appreciates your support at such a difficult time.
I will miss all my brothers deeply.

I will live on the music and no matter what stage I'm standing on my three brothers will be standing there with me".

Marion: GSI 06/26/12  

NEWS, June 22nd.

  Dwina paid visit to Bomber Command memorial
June 20th. Dwina and their son, musician Robin-John, 29, joined fellow campaigner Jim Dooley and campaign supporter, DJ Mike Read, at the Bomber Command memorial just a week before it is formally unveiled by the Queen in London's Green Park. www.express.co.uk
also visit: www.express.co.uk

Dwina Gibb with her son RJ and presenter Mike Reid at the Bomber Command Memorial

  Some other recent published articles
- May 21st, 'My unforgettable day with Robin Gibb' www.itv.com
- June 8th. Bee Gees fans remember Robin Gibb as 'total gentleman' www.bbc.co.uk
- June 13th. Robin Gibb donations boost Isle of Man charity www.bbc.co.uk
- June 14th. The day Bee Gee Robin signed an autograph at gunpoint! www.impartialreporter.com

  GSI Tips
Just a nice interview to watch www.youtube.com

Tribute by Bee Gees fan and singer/songwriter Steve McGill
Steve McGill: I've been a huge Bee Gees all my life and following the death of Robin it's quite a sad time for fans and the band's family etc. A natural thing for me was to pen a tune. I came up with this using only the titles of BG songs as the lyrics! I guess it's quite clever and emotional for us fans as well. A bit of a tribute and recorded/produced it at my studio in a classic 80's/90's Bee Gees style.
www.youtube.com   www.beegees.eu

Marion: GSI 06/22/12  

NEWS, June 2nd.

  John Merchant, musical engineer for The Gibbs, about Robin's death
John began at Middle Ear as an intern in 1988, and through 2004 worked on many late-career Bee Gees albums, including "One," "Size Isn't Everything," several live recordings and projects produced by the brothers for the likes of Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand. John Merchant had spoken frequently in the last several weeks with Barry, whom he described as "very sad but realistic." Their last conversation, on Saturday, hours before Robin's death, kept to a more upbeat focus: production work on a recording of Barry's February concert at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, his first solo concert ever and a show Merchant called "amazing." http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com

  The Roxborogh Report about Robin's death
No other act has had to fight as hard for their legacy than the Bee Gees, but it was worth the fight and in my mind, informed some of the pathos (not to mention innovation) that is at the heart of the best Gibb songs. http://roxboroghreport.blogspot.co.nz Here is the song which many Bee Gees fans feel is the finest work they released in the 90s. So much of what makes the Bee Gees great is to the fore: An unforgettable title; a massive chorus, with unusual verse and bridge structures; Barry singing in both falsetto and natural voice; three part background harmonies topped with a powerful Robin lead. And unlike the parody Meaningless Songs In Very High Voices, this song really does means something:

When the lonely heart breaks
It's the one that forsakes
It's the dream that we stole
And I'm missing you more
And the fire that will roar
There's a hole in my soul
For you it's goodbye
And for me it's to cry
For Whom The Bell Tolls

www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 06/02/12  

NEWS, June 1st.

  Bomber Command
'All of us at the Bomber Command Association have been very saddened to learn of the death of Robin Gibb last Sunday. His successful campaign for a Bomber Command Memorial touched the lives of so many veterans and relatives of the 55,573, and it will stand, alongside his music, as a lasting legacy to him. We are so very sorry that he will not be with us on the 28th June to see it dedicated.' www.bombercommand.com also watch Robin in Holland for Bomber Command: www.youtube.com

  The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song
As a tribute to Robin Gibb, who dies last month, this is another chance to see a countdown of the group's most popular compositions, as voted for by the british public. http://tvguide.co.uk

Marion: GSI 06/01/12  

NEWS, May 31th.

  David English
David English, friend of The Gibbs for 40 years talks about the tragic passing of Robin: www.dailyrecord.co.uk

  Former Bee Gees chauffeur tells of sadness at death of Robin Gibb
www.dorsetecho.co.uk

  Sister Lesley tells her story
www.dailytelegraph.com.au

  Hazel Gibb: Bee Gees statue campaign consolation for knighthood disappointment
www.brisbanetimes.com.au

  Vince Melouney's musical tribute
Vince: 'I have put a tribute to Robin on you tube, called 'In Memory of Robin Gibb with Love Vince Melouney' you may like to see it. Robin was a dear friend and I will miss him. xx' www.youtube.com

  Blue Weaver
'It is 15 years since I last played on a stage with Barry, Robin and Maurice and I always thought that one day it would happen again. In January 2003 that dream was shattered and now this week the world has lost another brother whose soulfull and angelic voice will ringout forever in our memories...'

  Dennis Bryon
'So sad to lose my friend Robin. Our world lost such a unique voice and beautiful spirit. My heart goes out to Dwina and all the Gibb family especially Barbara. Like Blue and Alan I hoped one day we could have played together again. I feel privileged to have known Robin and honored to have been a part of The Bee Gees history'.

  Alan Kendall
'Let's not forget Robin's Mum Barbara. The heart ache and sorrow she must be suffering, having to deal with the death of another one of her children, is beyond my comprehension'

  Geoff Bridgford
'With the sad news today of Robin Gibbs passing, I express my heartfelt condolences to Robins family and his brother Barry. The Bee Gees music will linger in the infinite'. www.youtube.com

  BBC tributes to Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb: Me And My Songs - A Tribute
BBC Two, Saturday 2 June 22.05- 22.35 In one of the last filmed interviews he gave to the BBC in January 2011, the late Robin Gibb reflects on his songs and the extraordinary career of the Bee Gees with archive performances of classic hits both with his brothers and solo.
TOTP2 Bee Gees Special
BBC Two, Saturday 2 June, 22.35-23.20 A special edition recorded in 2001 featuring live studio performances by Barry, Maurice and Robin who talk about and play some of their greatest hits including You Win Again and Jive Talkin'.
Sings Bee Gees
BBC Two, Saturday 2 June, 23.20 This archive compilation celebrates the songbook of the brothers Gibb with contributions/covers from the likes of Al Green, Esther Ofarim, Take That, Dionne Warwick, Steps, Rita Coolidge, Aaliyah and more, performing hits like How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?, How Deep Is Your Love, Heartbreaker and More Than A Woman.

Marion: GSI 05/31/12  
(thanks also Patrick Muylle)

NEWS, May 1st.

  Robin could be out of hospital soon
Robin is now sitting up in bed and talking to his family. In the last few days doctors have told wife Dwina, that he could be back at the couple's home in Thame soon, according to: www.mirror.co.uk

Marion: GSI 05/01/12  

NEWS, April 23rd

  Dwina interviewed by German RTL television
Watch article and video of interview: www.rtl.de

  Robin is laughing and joking
The smile that says it all: Robin Gibb's wife Dwina beams with happiness as she says her Bee Gee star is 'laughing and joking' rad article at: www.dailymail.co.uk

Marion: GSI 04/23/12  

NEWS, April 13th.

  Titanic Requiem reviews
A review of this special performance by a fan who was present in the concert hall.
Click (Pdf) to read.

  Hi Fi News

The May 2012 edition of HiFi News has a 4 page feature about "Bee Gees First". The front cover has an image of the LP.
(thanks Andrew Mon Hughes).


  The Glee "Saturday Night Fever"
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that airs on Fox in the United States. It focuses on the high school Glee Club. The Saturday Night Fever episode is due to air in the US on April 17 and it pays tribute to the classic '70s film "Saturday Night Fever" and its music by The Bee Gees. Disco, John Travolta, lots of glitter and rollerskating. www.fox.com   www.huffingtonpost.com

Marion: GSI 04/13/12  

NEWS, April 9th.

  Message from Spencer Gibb's official website
Fans, Friends, and Family...
On behalf of Spencer, I would first like to thank everyone for all of the love and support that has been given, for both the music and the man. It has neither gone un-noticed nor un-appreciated. Lately, it has been no secret that Spencer's father, Robin, has been ill. Spencer has been at the side of his father and his family and will remain so for as long as he is needed. I, along with the Gibb family, would like to extend many thanks for every concern that has been shared and conveyed. Nothing we have or will do is worth a thing without the love and appreciation of our fans. At this point however, it is at the request of Spencer that fans of the Gibb family direct their concerns, questions and comments to their official and professional websites and/or pages. Please allow the family their privacy and respect as they deal with this very challenging situation. It is also at the request of Spencer that I convey the forward momentum of his UK campaign. In true Gibb form, the show will go on. There are many great things slated for the near future; as the response to Spencer's music has been both promising and unanimous.
On behalf of Spencer Gibb and his family, who have given so much to so many for so long,
I thank you all.
Respectfully,
Aaron Frescas
Director of Operations/Musical Director for
Spencer Gibb

  The Titanic Requiem premiere live on internet
The live premiere April 10th. of Robin Gibb and RJ Gibb's recent work The Titanic Requiem will be broadcast live on the internet. This is a free live stream which can be accessed through the Livebeats website. The stream starts at 19:30 British Summer Time 14:30 EST More detail see: www.robingibb.com Click here to watch the live premiere (live stream start 19:30, 10 April 2012)

Marion: GSI 04/09/12  

NEWS, March 31st.

  Robin talks about his illness and future plans
The Daily Mail features an interview Robin gave to David Wigg a few weeks ago. Robin talks about his illness his struggle to overcome it and how the Titanic Project helped him. Also he's making future plans already and likes to record with brother Barry for a new album later this year.
Read his story at: www.dailymail.co.uk

Marion: GSI 03/31/12  

NEWS, March 28th.

  Robin in hospital again
March 26th. Robin underwent emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in his colon that caused perforation. This follows earlier surgery for a twisted intestine and is unrelated to Robin's recent illness. Robin underwent the operation successfully, he is awake and has been talking to his doctors. Robin's promotional commitments for The Titanic Requiem album release have been cancelled for the time being but it remains Robin's intention to attend the work's live premiere in London on April 10th.
visit: www.robingibb.com for more info.

Marion: GSI 03/28/12  

NEWS, March 27th.

  Robin Gibb update
Video
Enjoy the video of the song: Don't Cry Alone. It offers an exclusive preview of the holograms that will be projected in 3D at The Titanic Requiem concert April 10th. robingibb.com
Press
Several British news papers have posted interviews of Robin and Robin John this week like Daily Mirror, The Times and The Sun thesun.co.uk Robin and RJ taped an interview for The One Show (BBC) a few days ago which will broadcast next month. Robin and Robin John were also interviewed about the new album see part one on Robin's website: robingibb.com part two: robingibb.com/prt-2
(source: www.robingibb.com)

Marion: GSI 03/27/12  

NEWS, March 13th.

  Trip down memory lane with Barry Gibb
Read the story at: miamiartzine.com

  Blue Weaver teams up with Italian Bee Gees!!
Next Friday, March 16th. when the Italian Bee Gees will be doing their show in Papenburg, Germany (part of their huge German Tour) their special guest at the Forum Alte Werft will be the historical Bee Gees keyboard player Blue Weaver!! Mr. Blue will play some selected songs, written by the Gibb Brothers and Weaver himself, together with the Italian tribute band !!! The Italian Bee Gees are on Tour in Germany since January, with "The Bee Gees Story", and the concerts will go on until the end of April but of course the concert in Papenburg will be an unforgettable event for their career and their personal lives. More about this well known Bee Gees cover band at: www.fratelliegiziano.it

Marion: GSI 03/13/12  
(thanks: Italian Bee Gees and Blue Weaver)

NEWS, March 10th.

  Robin talks to The Sun about his health, recuperation and new album
The Sun (UK) made an article about Robin. The first part handles about Robin's health and recuperation, a second part will be about the new album and will be published later on. www.thesun.co.uk

  Message from Robin to his fans
'I would like to thank all the fans and friends for their continued support during what has been a very traumatic time for me....... visit Robin's blog for more: robingibb.com

  Andy Gibb Biography
youtube.com/1   youtube.com/2   youtube.com/3   youtube.com/4

Marion: GSI 03/10/12  

NEWS, March 6th.

  Interview with Blue Weaver
Today Andrew Mon Hughes will have an interview on radio with Blue Weaver (band member of The Bee Gees), 8.00 pm. UK time. Listen: www.monfm.co.uk
Attention: due to certain circumstances the interview had to be postponed until next week.

  The Italian Bee Gees
The three Italian Brothers who form the cover band The Italian Bee Gees start the second part of their huge German tour today in Worms. See for details about their tour schedule GSI Mailbox. also visit: www.fratelliegiziano.it and http://private-beegees-archives.de Go and watch their 'Bee Gees Story' show in Germany and enjoy walking down memory lane with all these many lovely Bee Gees tunes again on stage!!

©  Madeleine van Tilborg
  Glee
More info about the Saturday Night Fever episode of Glee soon at: www.fox.com

  "Love And Hope Ball"
See for report and photos of the diabetes research institute at: www.diabetesresearch.org

Marion: GSI 03/06/12  

NEWS, March 1th.

  New Johnny Cash Museum
A longtime friend of Johnny Cash plans to open a downtown Nashville museum dedicated to the iconic Man in Black, this summer. Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, lived in the Hendersonville lakefront house for 35 years until their deaths in 2003. The property was later sold to Barry Gibb but it was damaged by fire in April 2007. In addition to other displays, a portion of the brick wall from Cash's Hendersonville home, will be on display as well. It was made possible with the help of Barry Gibb.

  The Jacobsen family on ABC (Australia)
The Jacobsen family were one of Australia's most successful music industry operations spanning decades but after 50 years in the biz fell apart. Brothers Kevin and Colin Jacobsen (Col Joye), along with their brother Keith started out in the band Col Joye and the Joy Boys in 1959. They were one of Australia's biggest pop acts that year. In 1965, Kevin, Col and Tony Brady formed ATA Allstar Artists and started to manage the stars of the day including Little Patti and Sandy Shaw. Kevin signed ATA for distribution by Festival Records. One of their first discoveries was The Bee Gees. www.abc.net.au   www.noise11.com

  Most-Played Manchester Bands Of 21st Century
This list was compiled by music licensing company PPL. The results are based on music played on TV, radio and online, along with tracks played in public places. Take That became number one and The Bee Gees are in the list regularly as well www.gigwise.com

  GSI Tip
www.spincds.com   The Bee Gees, Rare, Precious & Beautiful: From Brilliance To Burnout In The 1960s The first of an exclusive two-part insight into the all-conquering Brothers Gibb's '60s success.
(thanks: Patrick M.)

video:
Drown on the river, Barry Gibb http://youtu.be

Marion: GSI 03/01/12  

NEWS, February 25th.

  Message from Barry
Dear everybody, short message to thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to see me at the hard rock It was one of the deepest spiritual experiences of my life. I cannot thank you enough for travelling so far for those of you who did. God bless you all and say a little prayer for Rob,
Barry.

  Robin back in hospital
It was only two weeks ago that he received a standing ovation as he took to the stage for the first time following his cancer diagnosis five months ago. Robin, who has so far amazed doctors with his incredible progress in his fight against colon and liver cancer, was admitted into the London Clinic three nights ago. Representatives for the star have assured his fans that it is merely routine as he continues his recovery. Read: www.dailymail.co.uk

  Hi Fi News
The May edition of "Hi-Fi News" magazine will contain a piece about "Bee Gees First" Probably they're going to illustrate with the LP, and a few singles plus the "NYMD1941" newspaper ad and the "Studio Albums 1967-1968" promo shot and maybe a pic or two from early 1967, so it should be quite nice The article itself will be written by Johnny Black. It's in the shops on 30th March.

  GSI Tip
Video: Barry Gibb Norwegian Wood
Barry Gibb having a sing song at home with friends. Christmas in England 1990 filmed on a Hi 8. youtube.com

Video: Arch Embassy, BG cover: "You Stepped Into My Life" youtube.com
Hey Marion, We're working on a Bee Gees cover EP at the moment and should have more songs finished soon. Hope you enjoy! Ethan Carlson and Claire Courchene.

Steve Gibb & Barry Gibb - "Living In The Rain"
Thanks to Moti for making this very nice video!! youtube.com

Marion: GSI 02/25/12  (thanks also Andrew M.H.)

NEWS, February 19th.

  Robin visits the construction works of the Bomber Command Memorial

Robin Gibb besides the RAF crest
Robin was filled with emotion as he paid his first visit to Britain's new Bomber Command Memorial. A few days ago he visited the construction together with Jim Dooley.
Read more at: www.express.co.uk

  Love And Hope Ball 2012

Barry and Samantha at Love And Hope 2012
February 18th. Barry took the stage again at the yearly Love And Hope Ball and performed some songs with special guests for instance with Samantha (daughter of Maurice and Yvonne Gibb) see photo. video clip of his performance singing: Immortality www.youtube.com We hope to have more about the Love And Hope performance soon.

Marion: GSI 02/19/12  

NEWS, February 4th.

  Steve Wright interviewed Robin Gibb
Steve talked with Robin in his radio show on BBC 2. Robin Gibb spoke about his "spectacular" cancer recovery and said: "I feel fantastic. I was diagnosed with a growth in my colon. It was removed. And I've been treated for that by a brilliant doctor, and in their own words 'the results have been spectacular'. The prognosis is that it's almost gone and I feel fantastic and really from now on it's just what they could describe as a 'mopping-up' operation." www.mirror.co.uk You can listen again to the interview at: www.bbc.co.uk (Robin comes in at 1:32 ...) also read: www.ontheredcarpet.com

Marion: GSI 02/04/12  

NEWS, January 30th.

  Robin Gibb hopes to be on stage again soon.

"According to The Mirror:"
Robin is determined to appear at the Palladium (London) to sing I've Gotta Get A Message To You with soldiers Ryan Idzi, Richie Maddocks and Gary Chilton in the charitable Coming Home concert on February 13. But the star has told organisers he is desperate to sing Bee Gees classics How Deep Is Your Love and Words too. A source said: Robin is well-aware he cannot take his health for granted. He wants to cherish every hour he has and has asked to do three songs including two Bee Gees covers. Robin was given the go-ahead to perform after a final medical exam on Friday afternoon (January 27th.) Robin is hoping to help raise over £50,000 for the charity www.coming-home.org.uk which helps wounded soldiers back in the UK. To buy tickets, visit either www.seetickets.com (0844 412 4657) or www.seatlive.com (0844 243 9475).
some newspaper articles: www.mirror.co.uk   winnipegfreepress.com

  Vote for The World's Greatest Love Song
Magic TV, UK is looking for the greatest love song! There are 100 songs in the running and one is looking for fans to vote for their favourite artists. vote for The Bee Gees to have the number 1 love song with their smash hit:
"How Deep Is Your Love".
Fans can click through on the below link to cast their vote. www.magic.co.uk
You can then tune in to see the results when they are announced with Peter Andre on Magic 105.4 Saturday 11th Feb and Magic TV Sunday 12th Feb both from 1pm. Magic TV can be found on channels Sky 363 and Virgin 340.
(Jon Milne, Magic TV)

Marion: GSI 01/30/12  

NEWS, January 24th.

  Barry in Concert
Tickets for his Fort Lauderdale concert February 21st. go on sale Friday, January 27th. at 1 pm. www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com


  Video of Titanic Requiem recording session
An exclusive preview of Robin and RJ Gibb's new album The Titanic Requiem. The footage was filmed by Paul Bates during a recording session with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and includes an interview with Robin and RJ. filmed at Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios in London (21.02.2011). www.robingibb.com

  Titanic Requiem interview, submit questions
An interview with Robin Gibb and RJ Gibb has been scheduled for publication on-line. Topic of discussion will be the new Titanic Requiem project/music. We'd like to give fans a chance to put in some questions, and we'll try to get as many answers as possible to the topics/questions that you are raising. Send maximum 3 questions to: info@robingibb.com before Friday morning 27th, 9am GMT, and please indicate for whom your question's intended, for Robin, RJ, or both. Please put: TTR in your email's subject line.
Thanks in advance. (Robin Gibb.com)

  Bomber Command Memorial

A latest update about the building and the plans about the dedication and unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial later this year: www.bombercommand.com

Marion: GSI 01/24/12  (source: robingibb.com)

NEWS, January 19th.

  Rock The House
Robin Gibb has been asked to be a patron of Rock The House, the Parliamentary music competition in support of the UK music industry, and he urges musicians to support the initiative. read more at: www.robingibb.com

  Titanic Requiem

The stunning new album from Robin Gibb and his son RJ Gibb with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Info, track list, photos, pre-order and soundclips etc......... at: www.robingibb.com and: www.rhino.co.uk On 19 March 2012 Rhino will release the first ever classical work by Robin Gibb. This brand new symphonic concept-album marks the first collaboration with his son Robin-John (RJ) Gibb. The album release will be followed by the world premiere concert performance of The Titanic Requiem in London on 10 April.

Marion: GSI 01/19/12  

NEWS, January 12th.

  Today in Music History
It's already 9 years ago today, that Maurice died. We still think about him every day, and thanks to the wonderful Bee Gees music he's always with us. With this GSI website we'd like to thank The Brothers Gibb and like to honour them. We surely hope their old as well as their new compositions will keep finding a way to our hearts for many more years to come. And Maurice will always keep a special place on our website as well: Maurice Gibb.org

  Tribute To The Bee Gees
The three Italian Brothers Pasquale, Davide and Walter Egiziano form the Bee Gees tribute band: The Italian Bee Gees, to honour their favourite artists. This month they start a huge German tour to share the wonderful Bee Gees music with everyone. For those fans interested please check the GSI MailBox for the complete tour schedule of the ONE NIGHT ONLY TOUR 2012, THE BEE GEES STORY   www.fratelliegiziano.it

Marion: GSI 01/12/12  

NEWS, January 10th.

  Tickets for Barry Gibb concerts
- Barry will be performing at Love & Hope in Miami on February 18th. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: www.diabetesresearch.org
- There's no confirmation yet about the ticket sales on 21st of February at the Fort Lauderdale Hard Rock with Barry Gibb and his son. Keep an eye on www.barrygibb.com for details: www.barrygibb.com and: www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

  Robin backs new fight to honour bomber command
Robin sent a message of support some days ago to campaigners with a new initiative to fund a £7million Bomber Command Memorial. He had hoped to be present with Olympic athlete Dame Kelly Holmes and fund-raiser Jim Dooley for the launch of the latest stage of the campaign he has spearheaded. However he had to stay away on doctor's orders. In a message, he said: "Due to my recovery treatment I cannot be there today but rest assured my heart and mind are with you." The scheme will see a number of new fund-raising activities to find the last sums needed for the monument to 55,573 men of Bomber Command who died in the Second World War. www.express.co.uk

  Stayin' Alive with The Bee Gees
This TV ad by British Heart Foundation was released recently. It shows how to save lives to the beat of Stayin' Alive. It's a great video starring Vinnie Jones. www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 01/10/12  



Back to the most recent News
NEWS, December 25th.

  Message from Barry
"All my love and well wishes to all friends and fans. Happy Holidays, Cheers Barry".

Marion: GSI 12/25/12  

NEWS, December 21st.

  Christmas without Robin
This Christmas won't be easy for Dwina Gibb. It is the first since the death of her beloved husband Robin. For Dwina visiting the kids of Rebecca House on The Isle Of Man brings solace.
Read the article: www.thesun.co.uk

  GSI Tip
Dwina Gibb about her Art Exhibition and how Robin Gibb met his wife Dwina. Also filmed at "The Prependal", the house of Robin & Dwina www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 12/21/12  

NEWS, December 10th.

  Barry Gibb and son Steve interviewed for New Zealand TV
Interview of Barry and Steve talking to One News US correspondent Jack Tame http://tvnz.co.nz


Marion: GSI 12/10/12  

NEWS, December 3rd.

  Transcript Barry Gibb interview
A few weeks ago Tim Roxborogh interviewed (alongside co host Newstalk ZB's The Two, Pam Corkery) the last remaining Bee Gee Barry Gibb. A feature article on this interview will be appearing in New Zealand's magazine The Listener in January. http://roxboroghreport.blogspot.co.nz

  Blue Plaque replicas of Robin Gibb
The Heritage Foundatin that installed the blue plaque at Robin's house in Thame, commemorating the life and work of Robin Gibb now has replicas for sale. There were 150 plaques made and they are 130 British Pounds each including postage and packaging. For information and ordering please contact
The Heritage Foundation,
Mr. David Graham,
30 Highcroft, North Hill, Highgate
London N6 4 RD
Great Britain.

Marion: GSI 12/03/12  

NEWS, November 22nd.

updated news!!
  More Barry Gibb concerts
Barry Gibb has confirmed some additional shows in Sydney and Brisbane on his 2013 "Mythology Tour", due to overwhelming demand. There will be a second show in Brisbane on 19th February, followed by Sydney on 27th February. Tickets for the two new shows go on sale at 9 am, Friday 30th. November Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale commencing 2pm. Friday 23rd. November.
Register at www.livenation.com.au
www.ticketmaster.com.au

Marion: GSI 11/22/12  

NEWS, November 10th.

  Dwina Gibb misses Robin

Robin with Dwina and son RJ in Downing Street in 2009
Robin's widow Dwina only needs to turn on the radio to hear her husband. She still makes him tea and listens to his music on the radio. Dwina Gibb tells about her life without her husband Robin. "In the evenings we spent a lot of time talking, and I miss that,' she says" "When I find things like his hospital bracelets, things of suffering, it's really hard." Robin's brother Barry, who was also a Bee Gee, is suffering deeply too, she reveals. "Robin's death has hit Barry incredibly hard,' says Dwina. He has now seen three brothers die, and has very, very dark days." "He just retreats into himself and tries to get through it. I worry about him." Next spring Dwina is hoping to hold a star-studded memorial concert, and is confident John Travolta, Elton John and Barbra Streisand will be involved.
Read the whole story at: www.mirror.co.uk

  The Day-By-Day Story
There's a new book called Bee Gees: The Day-By-Day Story, 1945-1972 written by Andrew Sandoval. www.retrofuture.com

Marion: GSI 11/10/12  

NEWS, October 30th.

  Barry's interview with Tim and Pam on The two

Tim Roxborogh
Tim Roxborogh:
"Two days on and the feedback from Barry Gibb's interview on Sunday evening's episode of The Two has been overwhelming. That said, it's fair to say that after all previous interviews I've done with Barry stretching back to 2005 (this is interview #5), the response from both diehard and casual fans has been immense and totally positive. But this was something else. People have called this not only the most revealing interview of Barry's career, but the most emotional interview they've ever heard on the radio by anyone". http://roxboroghreport.blogspot.co.nz

Marion: GSI 10/30/12  

NEWS, October 29th.

  Barry's interview for New Zealand radio
Barry Gibb joins Tim Roxborogh and Pam Corkery on 'The Two' and talks about his upcoming visit to New Zealand, his first since 1999, his career and coping with the loss of his brothers.
A wonderful interview! www.newstalkzb.co.nz

Also visit Tim Roxborogh's blog: http://roxboroghreport.blogspot.nl


Marion: GSI 10/29/12  

NEWS, October 26th.

  Tour is therapy for Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb laughs. He doesn't care that his audience for his forthcoming Mission concert, part of his first tour as the sole surviving Bee Gee, will probably be there as much for a boozy good time as to hear a tribute to the group's vast pop legacy and his late brothers. "We've played to every single kind of audience you can imagine," he told the Herald from his Miami home yesterday. "So there isn't an audience that strikes any fear in our heart at all. "We've worked in places where people were having fights and people were sitting down at tables because they couldn't get up. "So once you've seen that, you've seen it all, mate."
Read the whole story at: www.nzherald.co.nz and listen to recent interview with Barry at: www.classichits.co.nz

Marion: GSI 10/26/12  

NEWS, October 22nd.

  Bee Gees statue to be unveiled by Barry Gibb

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland and Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb. Source: Supplied
A statue paying tribute to the Bee Gees will be built in Redcliffe in time for Barry Gibb's Australian tour in February 2013, according to local elected representatives. A small model of the original statue was presented to Barry during an interview in September. www.news.com.au

  Maurice and Robin are in spirit with Barry on stage
Barry talked on the phone with Roger Moroney (Hawke's Bay Today) about his upcoming concert in New Zealand. The concert at the winery is already stacking up to be one of the more memorable events in the Mission Concert's 21-year history. Barry: "When I turn around on stage I'll see them there: Maurice and Robin,they're always there,"
Read the whole article at: hawkesbaytoday.co.nz

  Honorary Oscar for Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb
A nomination for their entire work http://signon.org

Marion: GSI 10/22/12  

NEWS, October 11th.

  Barry Gibb will perform at the Mission Concert in New Zealand
Barry Gibb is headlining the 2013 Mission Estate Concert, it has been announced!! Barry's performance at the Mission Estate on February 23 will be a tribute to his brothers. Maurice Gibb died in 2003, leading to the disbanding of the group and Robin Gibb died earlier this year. Mission Estate Chief Executive Peter Holley said the event promised "to be one of the most memorable occasions in all that time, and will be a special night to remember". Mission Concert Club members will be able to buy tickets online from 10am on Friday, with sales opening to the general public at 9am on Tuesday October 16. http://tvnz.co.nz  www.missionconcert.co.nz  www.stuff.co.nz

Marion: GSI 10/11/12  

NEWS, October 3rd.

  Triumph and tragedy for Barry Gibb
If there was one song in a 50-year career that could be the undoing of Barry Gibb during his world tour next year, it would be How Can You Mend A Broken Heart. "It's hard to avoid those emotions coming into the music," the last remaining Bee Gee says quietly. "That song and the Last Dance - most of the time any emotion in a song is an abstract feeling. It's like a mini-film in your mind. It's fictional." The acute and very real emotion he refers to is the enduring grief he struggles to overcome after losing his three brothers Andy, Maurice and, most recently, Robin. The eldest of the Gibb clan, with sister Lesley, who still lives in Australia, and his mother Barbara sharing the family tragedy, was determined to start next year's Mythology tour here. Barry says the surviving brothers had planned to return to the stage before Robin fell seriously ill. "I want to make this a celebration of my brothers and my family, especially for mum. "She has felt the pain more than anyone, to lose three sons."
Read the whole story at: www.news.com.au
Mythology info: www.cdonline.com.au

  Barry's Mythology Tour
Many fans write to ask if there are more concerts coming in other parts of the world. At the moment there are no more concerts booked elsewhere, after the Australian dates, but that does not mean that this will not happen! We'll keep you posted.

  Robin Gibb exhibition in Thame
There's an exhibition in the Thame Museum as a tribute to Robin It was opened September 25th. and will continue until October 31st.

Marion: GSI 10/03/12  
(thanks: Dick Ashby, Anja W.)

NEWS, October 1st.

  Interview Barry and son Steve

The legendary Barry Gibb chats with Kochie and Mel about his upcoming Australian tour and playing music with his son Stephen. They talk about the tour where they are going to sing songs they love and of course a number of surprises. The tour and visit for Barry is more a way to cope with his situation of having lost all his brothers. He will therefore be joined during the journey with family members and is specially looking forward to also visit friends and family in Australia. Barry mentioned that it's not going to be a tribute that will come later when there can be more artists involved etc. This tour is about embracing a memory and about celebrating.
video: www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 10/01/12  

NEWS, September 26th.

  Country legend Ricky Skaggs finds unlikely soul mate in Barry Gibb
Skaggs: ' "There's a whole lot more to the Bee Gees than what most people remember." After hearing a song Barry wrote, "Soldier's Son," Skaggs asked the author of "Night Fever" and "Stayin' Alive" to sing on his new album. "Barry told me that he has got four or five things written that he wants me to listen to and there's a song about (his brother) Robin that he's written that no one's heard yet," said Skaggs. "I'm not trying to push them on that one, I just said, 'Hey, send it on out to me when you want me to hear it.' We've talked a lot about Robin's passing, we just have a really great relationship and friendship and I love him dearly."
Read the whole story at: www.foxnews.com

  Young Bee Gees statue
This is a model of The Bee Gees life size statue that will come in Redcliffe next year and will be unveiled by Mayor Allan Sutherland of Redcliffe as well as a walkway named after the Brothers Gibb. This little one was presented to Barry in Miami Beach during his interview of Sunday September 23rd.


  GSI Tip
I'm Fiona (Fi), I'm a visual artist and have finally put some of my work online. About 2 months after Robin passed away, I drew a tribute piece to all 4 brothers and photographed its progress in time lapse photography. The clip goes for a little over 4 minutes but the actual drawing took around 5.5hrs to complete

"Wish You Were Here" - A Tribute to The Brothers Gibb - Angels of Music Part 1 www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 09/26/12  

NEWS, September 22nd.

  Barry will make emotional Mythology World Tour !!

Barry said he and Robin had begun planning shows before Robin became seriously ill with cancer earlier this year and he would honour him by opening his Mythology world tour here in February. In between the shows in Australia Barry plans to visit the family's former home in Redcliffe and seek out old stomping grounds where the Bee Gees performed in the mid 1960s. The Bee Gees may yet survive in some form, with Barry's eldest son Stephen and Maurice's daughter Samantha joining him on the Mythology tour and contributing to an upcoming compilation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group.
Barry Gibb will open the Mythology tour at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on February 8, heading to Rod Laver Arena on February 12 and finishing in his hometown at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on February 16. Tickets on sale from October 5.
Read more at: www.heraldsun.com.au

  Celebs to attend party in Thame to honour Robin
An array of celebrities will be coming to town to celebrate the life of Thame's most famous resident Robin Gibb. A-list lyricist Sir Tim Rice is among the stars attending the unveiling of Mr Gibb's blue plaque, which will be put up in his memory at his former home The Prebendal by the Heritage Foundation Sunday, September 30th. This will be followed by a garden party, also to be held at the Gibbs' home. Read more at: www.thametoday.co.uk

Marion: GSI 09/22/12  

NEWS, August 20th.

  Bee Gees on the Olympics
The plans were there for Robin and Barry to be part of the closing ceremony of The Olympics in London as one of the top artists in British music through the years. However a few months ago Robin died in a London hospital where he had been fighting for his life so bravely. So this dream couldn't come true for our boys although they were so excited at the prospect of performing there together. Their music had to be part of the closing ceremony which gave us a journey through British pop music and so it happened that Jessie J, Tinie Tempah and Taio Cruz got the whole stadium singing and dancing with their version of You Should Be Dancing representing The British group The Bee Gees. www.youtube.com

  Barry Gibb with Ricky Skaggs
The two singers join together on Ricky's new album: Music to My Ears Ricky sings a duet with Barry on "Soldier's Son," a tune written by the legendary member of the Bee Gees. Barry and Ricky's worlds collided recently when Barry made his debut performance on the Grand Ole Opry. www.rickyskaggs.com

  Dwina: 'My Songbird has gone'
An exclusive interview with Dwina Gibb to David Wigg about the love she shared with Bee Gee Robin Gibb and the pain of losing him. www.dailymail.co.uk

  Bittersweet Harmony
On May 20, 2012, millions of us lost a friend we may not have even known we had. His name was Robin Gibb. http://metronews.ca

  Manx charity night in honour of The Bee Gees
www.iomtoday.co.im

  Passion for touring stopped Robin getting the cancer scans
www.dailyrecord.co.uk

  GSI on Face Book
Last week GSI started a Face book page for all fans who were looking for a GSI page on Face book. I only had my personal Face book page until now but since this week the website has its own for fans to share their posts, photos and updates. So come look and join us there too!!! www.facebook.com Next to that I'll keep this website up and running like before to honour our Brothers Gibb. To contact me for remarks, questions or for sending material for the GSI website please continue to use the website email address: marion@brothersgibb.org I won't be able to communicate through Face book much myself, sorry.

Marion: GSI 08/20/12  

NEWS, August 8th.

  Blue Plaque for Robin Gibb
As earlier announced The Heritage Foundation and Thame Borough Council is to unveil the plaque near the Gibbs residence in Thame. Heritage Foundation chairman David Graham said of Robin Gibb: "He was so down to earth and normal and really enthusiastic. It's a personal thing for me. He was a great bloke to get on with and I owe him a great deal and so do a lot of people in the country. He was a great songwriter and performer. We wouldn't have normally have done it this early, it is one of our quickest plaques, but it's a chance for the fans who are coming from all over the world. The measure of a man's life is what he has achieved. Robin has achieved so much in life it was immeasurable." The unveiling will be followed by a celebratory ticket-only garden party, which members of the public can attend, at the home Robin shared with his family in Thame on Sunday, September 30. Robin's wife Dwina said: "It is so well-deserved. We still have lots of people coming to the house. Last week a man in uniform went up to the house. He took his cap off to pay his respects and then off he went. A lot of people seem to be using Robin's grave as a bit of a letterbox to me. They leave messages and notes with my name on. I read them all." Tickets for the garden party cost £78 per person. Call 0208 342 9953 or 07703 397270. More info at: www.oxfordmail.co.uk

  Barry's plans
The shows in Nashville started out as Barry simply making 2 guest appearances with Ricky Skaggs at his previously booked shows: the first night at The Ryman Auditorium, however at the last minute The Grand Old Opry asked if they could announce Barry and he and Ricky agreed that it was ok. That concerns Barry's shows for the moment.
Barry and Linda have no current plans to start building a new house on their land in Hendersonville.
No firm plans for Barry and Linda to visit the UK the coming months however that is not to say they will not before the end of the year.
As for his future plans Barry is at the moment looking into one or two ideas for the coming year but nothing is confirmed at this point.

Marion: GSI 08/08/12  (thanks: Dick Ashby)

NEWS, July 29th.

  Barry live with Ricky Skaggs

Barry was introduced by Ricky Skaggs for his first live performance at the Grand Ole Opry, July 27th. in Nashville. Ricky: "I'm gonna have a friend come out and sing with me who is the 2nd highest grossing song writer in history. He wrote and sang on a song on my upcoming CD" Barry Gibb and Ricky Skaggs were then singing "When The Roses Bloom Again", and Barry also did: To Love Somebody and How Can You Mend A Broken Heart. youtube.com/1  youtube.com/2  youtube.com/3

  Dennis Bryon tells his story

Alan Kendall, Dennis Bryon and Blue Weaver
The Whole World Was Dancing: The Dennis Bryon Story Dennis was drummer for the Bee Gees during their most successful period. Before that, he had a great career as a young Welsh drummer playing in a cool, for the time, R&B band called Amen Corner. Alan Kendall, Blue Weaver, and he were the "Bee Gee's Band" Dennis Bryon: "I'm a fairly simple guy with an extraordinary musical career and I want to tell you about it in an autobiography ": The Whole World Was Dancing: The Dennis Bryon Story See: www.kickstarter.com

Marion: GSI 07/29/12  
(thanks Kayte and Dennis Bryon)

NEWS, July 20th.

  Barry on stage
Barry will make a guest appearance of about one or two songs in a show at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on July 27th. http://search2.opry.com   www.getgaylordtickets.com

  The Isle Of Man honour The Bee Gees

Barry and the late Robin Gibb receive the Freedom of Douglas in 2009 from the mayor of the time, Michael Gelling.
PHOTO: John Maddrell
The Council considers a memorial to the Bee Gees. One is looking for creating a permanent memorial for the Brothers on The Isle Of Man where all three of The Bee Gees were born. Please read: www.iomtoday.co.im

  Bomber Command

Photo taken at the the Bomber Command Memorial Ball. where RJ is accepting an award for his father Robin Gibb.

Marion: GSI 07/20/12  

NEWS, July 11th.

  Robin Gibb tribute?
- Some online news articles mention about an upcoming tribute to Robin Gibb on September 15th. Well known artists are planning to perform there and according to the articles Barry Gibb has been asked already to perform as well however at this point Barry hasn't been approached yet officially for this tribute. (www.telegraph.co.uk).
- Also we do not have any information yet about the planned memorial for Robin Gibb in London.

  The Bee Gees: A Tribute to Robin Gibb Rare Performances 1964 1980
Join archivist Bill Shelley for a celebration and exploration of the legendary band: The Bee Gees in a 90 minutes tribute at Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY, USA on July 24th. www.brownpapertickets.com
More info at: tomfini@aol.com

  GSI Tips
www.youtube.com  An Audience With The Bee Gees, British TV

www.svt.se  Bee Gees History on Swedish TV

Marion: GSI 07/11/12  

NEWS, July 5th.

  David English about Robin Gibb
Interview with David English one day after Robin's passing
Dr David English has a long association with The Bee Gees and was in shock at hearing the news of Robin's death. Dr David English spoke to RadioLIVE's Jason Beaumont. Here is the mini interview of May 21st www.radiolive.co.nz

Marion: GSI 07/05/12  

NEWS, June 30th.

  Robin was there in spirit "Robin was there in spirit", his widow Dwina said at the royal unveiling of the Bomber Command memorial on June 28th. Dwina Gibb: "Everyone realises how much Robin fought for this. He wanted the statues to be large, he wanted the memorial to be in central London. He was passionate about this because his father Hugh worked at Vickers in Manchester building parts for Lancasters as did his mother Barbara. He has an uncle in Canada who was a rear-gunner with Bomber Command"
. Read whole story at: www.express.co.uk
Also: - http://news.sky.com

Marion: GSI 06/30/12  

NEWS, June 28th.

  Bomber Command Memorial unveiling
Coverage of the ceremony on BBC (June 28th.) with a special programme Bomber Command: A Tribute on BBC2 at 5pm. (British Time !) www.bbc.co.uk

Marion: GSI 06/28/12  

NEWS, June 25th.

  Unveiling Bomber Command Memorial
The Bomber Command memorial which commemorates the tragic loss of 55,573 young Bomber Command airmen in the Second World War will be unveiled at a ceremony in Green Park, London, at 12 noon on 28 June 2012. During the 30-minute ceremony, Her Majesty the Queen will unveil a nine foot high bronze sculpture depicting seven Bomber Command aircrew. A Bomber Command veteran will read an exhortation before the act of remembrance. The ceremony will end with a flypast by five RAF GR4 Tornado bomber aircraft crewed by today's Royal Air Force. This will be followed by a flypast by the RAF's last flying Lancaster Bomber, which will drop poppies over Green Park as a message of remembrance for the 55,573 Bomber aircrew lost. Read press release: www.bombercommand.com   also visit: www.fightinghigh.com

  Rhino Remembers Robin
The sound of Robin's voice has been a fixture in the music for nearly 50 years. The singer may be gone now, but the songs of The Bee Gees have an immortality that very few pop artists ever achieve. A Message From Kevin Gore, President & CEO, Rhino Entertainment: "Robin Gibb was one of the great singers and songwriters of our time. From his work alongside his brothers in the Bee Gees to his solo career, Robin's music has left a significant mark on the last six decades. His impression will be felt for many generations to come and he will be greatly missed." www.rhino.com

  GSI Tip
Barry's Solo Concert February 21st.
Barry Gibb Feat. Stephen Gibb: Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 06/25/12  

NEWS, June 12th.

  The Funeral of Robin Gibb
Robin lived in Thame for many years and died from kidney failure on May 20th after suffering from cancer and pneumonia. He was burried June 8th. Hundreds and hundreds of fans lined the streets of Thame as a lone bagpiper led a procession through the town. Robin and Dwina's home, a converted 13th century monastery, is opposite the church but the carriage travelled along the market town's high street first as it was among Robin's last wishes that he could 'say a final goodbye to fans and his home town'. The decorative carriage left from Priests End in the town at around 1.30 pm and travelled along the High Street to St Mary's Church, where the ceremony took place. The service on June 8th. was just for family and close friends. A public memorial will be staged in London in September.
Watch: www.bbc.co.uk   www.bbc.co.uk   www.youtube.com
Read: www.thesun.co.uk   www.thenational.ae
Photos: http://s1095.photobucket.com

Marion: GSI 06/12/12  

NEWS, June 4th.

  Robin's Funeral in Thame
Robin's funeral will take place in Thame on Friday 8 June. The funeral will be for close friends and family by invitation only, with a memorial service to take place in a few months time. If you wish you can leave a message for Robin's family or your memories of Robin ('s music) on his website: http://www.robingibb.com/comments.html For questions you can email Ann Grootjans of RobinGibb.com
(source: www.robingibb.com)

  Don't Cry For me, charity single for Bomber Command
Income from Don't Cry Alone, performed by Robin Gibb with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, is to benefit the Bomber Command Memorial Charity. Robin has been leading the campaign for a permanent memorial the past five years, and the monument, which is in London's Green Park, will be unveiled later this month. Don't Cry Alone is one of the lead tracks from The Titanic Requiem album and Robin Gibb and RJ Gibb's record royalties and Warner Music's net profits from the sale of the download single are being donated to the Bomber Command Memorial with a minimum donation of 40 pence per single. The donation commences on Sunday June 3rd and ends on September 30th, 2012. The single is available (world-wide) to download from iTunes and all good digital retailers: iTunes UK: http://itunes.apple.com Amazon UK: www.amazon.co.uk Robin considered the building of the memorial as one of his greatest achievements, and his son RJ talks about the new charity single in this Sunday's edition of UK newspaper The Sun. Jim Dooley, director of fundraiser for the Bomber Command Memorial Fund, said that Robin was a true friend and the most altruistic pop star he knew, and that the Bomber Command association is ever grateful to Robin's family for enabling one of Robin's most beautiful works to be used to their cause. Below is a segment from an interview from last January 14th, in which Robin talks about Don't Cry Alone: "Don't Cry Alone" was written and recorded in 2008 with Peter John Vettese, and I hadn't been thinking of including it on The Titanic Requiem but the producers and the RPO wanted it to go on the album. What happened was that we were sitting with Cliff Masterson and someone from the Royal Philharmonic, looking for the right echo for Christmas Day, and I played Don't Cry Alone to them. After we'd finished, they said: "that's on the album right, because if not, it's got to be!" So we kept the original vocal but added the orchestra and included it. The song fits in The Titanic Requiem, as it's very much in the same vain as Christmas Day and Daybreak: the spirit that is gone is consoling the spirit that is alive. It's the voice of the person that's gone consoling the living, to "believe in me, and have faith in the future, cos I'll always be with you". That's the angle of the song, and it's a positive angle: "as the sun sets new suns are rising, as winter heralds spring's horizon". There's an upside to it, it has that "it's darkest before dawn" feeling.
(source: www.robingibb.com)

  Robin and Maurice Gibb re-united
Mirror online of June 3rd.:
When Maurice died nearly 10 years ago, some of his ashes were used to make four purple gems. The ashes of Robin Gibb's twin brother Maurice will be taken to the singer's funeral on Friday - in the form of precious stones. www.mirror.co.uk

  Robin John's new website
Robin John is the youngest son of Robin and Dwina Gibb and active in film, theatre and music work. Visit his new website at: www.rjgibb.co.uk.

  Robin Gibb tributes
www.youtube.com   www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 06/04/12  

NEWS, May 30th.

  Robin's private funeral
The funeral of Robin Gibb will take place in the UK on Friday 8 June and will be a private service for close family and friends. The family have requested no flowers but donations can be made to either of the following children's charities on the Isle of Man, both of which were close to the heart of Robin Gibb and his family.
Rebecca House: hospice.org.im
Wish Upon A Dream: wishuponadream.co.uk

A memorial service will take place later this year. details will be posted when available.
(source: Robin Gibb.com)



  Elton John's tribute to Robin Gibb
Elton John dedicated 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me' to Robin Gibb at a recent concert in Las Vegas. youtube.com

  Brisbane DJ remembers Robin
Watch: http://vimeo.com

  People pay tribute to Robin
Read the story: www.bbc.co.uk

Marion: GSI 05/30/12  

NEWS, May 26th.

Today I've come home from being abroad for a short period, and it's very hard to have to share with you the news of Robin's death.
(Marion / GSI)


The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away on Sunday 20 May, 2012 at 10:46pm following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. They have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.

Marion: GSI 05/26/12  

NEWS, April 26th.

  Interview with David English
David English, good friend of The Gibbs and once head of RSO, (The Bee Gees record label) was interviewed by Dudley Stace about The Bee gees and Robin's health situation. www.radiolive.co.nz

  Stars send get well wishes to Robin
Entertainment wise: www.entertainmentwise.com

  Dwina Gibb tells about Robin's incredible battle
The Sun: Dwina told The Sun that 62-year-old Robin simply refused to give up after he amazed medics by emerging from a nine-day coma. www.thesun.co.uk

Marion: GSI 04/26/12  

NEWS, April 14th..

  Robin is fighting for his life
According to what we've heard Robin is in coma and may only have days to live. This was mentioned yesterday in UK newspapers.
Robin and his family are in our thoughts. www.dailymail.co.uk

Marion: GSI 04/14/12  

NEWS, April 11th.

  The Titanic Requiem Premiere
London's Central Hall in Westminster saw the world premiere of a new symphonic work, 'The Titanic Requiem' yesterday (April 10). The piece, which features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, was written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the famous ship on April 15, 1912. -Robin was too ill to attend the London premiere of "The Titanic Requiem," his first classical work-, his son said Tuesday in a message read out to the audience. Robin-John said his 62-year-old father is still in hospital. "He sends all his love," he said ahead of the performance. "We are all praying for him and hoping he has a speedy recovery." Barry and Linda (who also became grandparents again this week!) flew to London with son Steve to be close to Robin who is suffering from pneumonia and fighting to overcome this illness. www.reuters.com

  The One Show, BBC
Today's The One Show includes a piece about The Titanic Requiem album and its inspiration. It features footage filmed at Air Studios last year and interviews with Robin and RJ. The One Show starts at 7pm. (local UK time) on BBC 1.
Source: Robin Gibb.com

Marion: GSI 04/11/12  

NEWS, April 8th.

  Barry flies over again to visit his sick brother
Last night Barry flew to Britain to be at the bed of his sick brother Robin who may have developed pneumonia. The situation doesn't look good.
We can only hope and pray! www.thesun.co.uk

Marion: GSI 04/08/12  

NEWS, April 6th.

  World premiere of Robin Gibb's 'The Titanic Requiem' to benefit RNLI
Robin Gibb has chosen the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to benefit from the World Premiere of The Titanic Requiem, his debut classical work, and first collaboration with his son RJ Gibb, which will take place in London on Tuesday 10 April 2012. RNLI Chief Executive, Paul Boissier, comments: 'We are absolutely thrilled that Robin and RJ Gibb have chosen the RNLI to benefit from this extraordinary requiem. As a charity reliant on voluntary donations for our income, having the support of Robin and events such as this is vital to enabling our volunteer lifeboat crews to continue their lifesaving work at sea.' read article at: www.rnli.org.uk

  GSI Tips
Some videos
- The Bee Gees Win Favorite Pop/Rock Group - AMA 1979 www.youtube.com
- The Bee Gees Win For Favorite Soul Album For "Saturday Night Fever" - AMA 1979 www.youtube.com   (thanks: Louis G.)
- Barry Gibb sings a heartfelt Immortality dedicated to his brothers at the "Love and Hope Ball" in Hollywood Florida on February 18, 2012. I filmed this video from the giant screen, and that's why you can see the emotions on his face. There were a lot of tears shed when he sang this song.
( thanks:Carmen L.)    www.youtube.com

DVD

On Friday July 10, 2009, music legends the Bee Gees were honoured with the Freedom of the Borough of Douglas in the Isle of Man. The town of their birth was recognising three of its most famous sons, Maurice, Barry and Robin Gibb. Barry and Robin returned to their birthplace to receive the honour, and now you can share this amazing moment in this limited-edition of this 1000 DVD set. It includes the full conferment ceremony from inside Douglas Town Hall, exclusive interviews, an exquisite souvenir photo booklet, commemorative postcard and specially commissioned footage of Douglas and the Isle of Man with narration by Christine Collister. This is an essential memento for any fan of the Bee Gees.
( Thanks: Patricio A.)   www.amazon.co.uk

Marion: GSI 04/06/12  

NEWS, March 17th.

  Win Free Tickets for the Titanic Requiem concert !!

In cooperation with AEG Live UK, the company which is promoting the live world premiere of the Titanic Requiem, GSI can offer you free tickets for the world premiere of the Titanic Requiem. There will be some tickets raffled between the good answers. What do you have to do?! Just answer one simple question and send the answer, including your name and address to: andrew.barnes@aeglive.co.uk
Send your email before: March 24th. The question you need to answer: "The Titanic Requiem commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the doomed ship. Where was it headed to before it tragically struck ice?"
Good luck!!

  Barry's solo concert
More video material including a beautiful and emotional version of "In The Morning" and "With The Sun In My Eyes" !! youtube.com

  Titanic Requiem listening party
Check out The Titanic Requiem Facebook page to listen to all tracks from the forthcoming album: robingibb.com

Marion: GSI 03/17/12  

NEWS, March 8th.

  "Titanic Requiem"

Robin Gibb has confirmed that he will return to the stage on 10 April 2012 to perform his brand new song "Don't Cry Alone" as part of the world premiere concert of his debut classical work, the Titanic Requiem. The concert will take place at the Great Hall, Central Hall, Westminster, London on the 100th Anniversary of the day that the Titanic began its fateful journey from Southampton. Joining Robin Gibb and his son RJ Gibb, the Titanic Requiem's co-composer, will be Welsh singer Aled Jones performing 'Daybreak' and the (soon-to-be) 14-year old prodigy, British choirgirl Isabel Suckling. As featured on the Titanic Requiem album, Isabel Suckling will perform 'Christmas Day'.


Robin and Robin John working in the studio on the
Titanic project
Click here: for the official press release (Pdf.).
Click here: to hear the track "Don't Cry Alone" from the album.

Marion: GSI 03/08/12  
(thanks: Andrew Barnes AEG Live (UK) Ltd.)

NEWS, March 4th.

  Release date Titanic Requiem
There has been no official confirmation of this yet but it's possible that the release of "Titanic Requiem" originally set for March 19 will be pushed back to March 26.

  Bee Gees music in Glee
The April 17 episode of Glee will be a Bee Gees tribute. Vote for Barry as special guest: www.wetpaint.com

  Robin is fighting back
According to The Mirror: The doctors told Robin he is in remission and his treatment for colon and liver cancer is working. Most important Robin just needs a lot of rest now. He may appear on Piers Morgan's CNN show on April 17, the 100th anniversary of the night the Titanic was due in New York but the Mirror article however is not confirmed!! His priority is The Titanic Requiem, to be released on March 26. and Robin is due to perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the premiere at London's Westminster Central Hall on April 10

Robin and Dwina     photo by Mirror News.
  The Bomber Command Memorial
More about the memorial in London's Green Park to honour the 55,573 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives in World War II. It's still under construction and due to be completed in time for a Dedication and Unveiling on Thursday 28th June. www.bombercommand.com   bombercommand.com

  Andy Gibb
This week again a special moment to remember Andy Andy Gibb, March 5th. 1958 - March 10th. 1988 Watch Andy's Biography:   youtube.com/1   youtube.com/2   youtube.com/3   youtube.com/4

  Titanic Requiem on UK Radio
Britain's popular classical radio station Classic FM is premiering three tracks of Robin Gibb and RJ Gibb's first ever classical work this week (w/c March 5), including a special radio edit of one of The Titanic Requiem's most engaging instrumental pieces: New York Suite In C Major. The other tracks are Farewell and Maiden Voyage Classic FM is available across the UK on 100-102 FM, digital, and online: www.classicfm.co.uk
(source: www.robingibb.com)

Marion: GSI 03/04/12  

NEWS, February 22nd.

  Barry's solo concert, February 21st.
Yesterday evening Barry took the stage again for his special solo concert at Seminole Hard Rock in Fort Lauderdale ,Florida, USA. Fans were very enthusiastic to see him live on stage again Also read: http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com   www.pbpulse.com More details on the GSI Report.


Barry, during Hard Rock concert,   ©. Robyn Ciaburri

Marion: GSI 02/22/12  

NEWS, February 20th.

  Barry Gibb goes solo
Barry gave an interview about his upcoming solo concert by phone from the Miami Beach home he's had for more than 30 years, just before heading out to rehearsals for Tuesday night's concert at Hard Rock Live in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Read the whole interview at: http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com

Marion: GSI 02/20/12  

NEWS, February 18th.

  Barry Gibb live on stage
Today Barry will be performing at the yearly Love And Hope Ball and Tuesday night he'll be taking the stage again at the Hard Rock Live. Instead of his brothers, he'll have his oldest son Steven there for backup. "I've been sort of hungry to perform publicly for a long time," www.miami.com

  Robin on stage again
Earlier this week (February 13th) Robin performed at the Royal London Palladium singing "How Deep is your love". His first live performance in quite some time after he'd been feeling very ill late last year. See video: www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 02/18/12  

NEWS, February 14th.

  Robin back on stage
Robin Gibb last night received a standing ovation at the London Palladium, on his incredible return to the stage after an intense cancer battle. He joined serving military trio The Soldiers for the Coming Home charity concert in support of injured servicemen More info and photos: www.cozycot.com   www.mirror.co.uk

Robin gibb performing with the soldiers at the London Paladium

Marion: GSI 02/14/12  

NEWS, February 1st.

  "I've Gotta get A Message To You"
The Soldiers visited Robin at his home earlier this week to present a gold disc of their album Message To You (with the track: I've Gotta get A Message To You, which they sing with Robin). Robin is planning to perform with them February 13th. when they end their tour.
Robin: "I want to take the opportunity to say I feel better than I've done in a long time, and that I'm not on my last legs as some newspapers make it appear!" (source RobinGibb.com)
www.coming-home.org.uk

  BBC Two Radio
February 3rd. Steve Wright In The Afternoon Steve chats to former Labour director of communications Alistair Campbell and Robin Gibb. Time: 14:00 to 17:05

Marion: GSI 02/01/12  

NEWS, January 28th.

  Heritage Foundation Announcement
Dying for a good cause is not necessarily a bad thing, being forgotten is. We therefore are very pleased to announce that the Bomber Command Memorial will be unveiled on 28th June 2012 in Green Park. We shall be celebrating this occasion and remembering those brave young men of Bomber Command at our Summer Ball on Saturday 30th June 2012. Our particular thanks got to Robin Gibb CBE, our Annual President who spearheaded our campaign and to all those people out there who so graciously and generously supported it. Tickets to this event cost £92 To book: please contact our credit card ticket hotline 0208 3429953
More details to follow at: theheritagefoundation.info

  Barry Gibb On His Own
Read Pollstar article of Friday January 27th: Although the surviving Bee Gees aren't ready to announce their return to the stage yet, Barry Gibb will play his very first U.S. solo concert next month. The Daily Mail earlier mentioned that when Barry came to visit Robin after his Nov. 15 hospital stay, the brothers reportedly started talking about touring again. The group hasn't toured since Maurice Gibb, the third Bee Gee brother and Robin's twin, died in 2003. Tickets for Barry's first U.S. solo show are on sale now and range in price from $44 to $104. www.pollstar.com

  Titanic Requiem's Facebook page
Check out The Titanic Requiem's Facebook page for a link to play the full version of Maiden Voyage, one of the instrumental pieces on The Titanic Requiem, and which depicts the beginning of the ships's journey heading across the Atlantic. facebook.com/thetitanicrequiem   facebook.com/events

Marion: GSI 01/28/12  

NEWS, January 22th.

  More details about the Titanic Requiem project
The European release date is March 19, the US/Canada date will be confirmed shortly. The world premiere concert performance of The Titanic Requiem is in London on 10 April at the Westminster Central Hall. Tickets: 75/60/45 GBP go on sale Sunday 22 January at 9:00 am Phone: 0871 230 1097 General sales start 22 January 9 am: www2.seetickets.com   www.aeglive.co.uk

  Robin: Titanic has helped save my life
'How my obsession with the Titanic has helped save my life.' Story by Robin Gibb: www.dailymail.co.uk

RJ with his father Robin Gibb at their home in Oxfordshire
  Robin in the newspapers
Although no official family statements have been made lately British media keep reporting about Robin´s health etc. According to Express Robin´s wife Dwina has reported: he has undergone an eight-week course of gruelling treatment but he is getting stronger by the day and hopes to get back to his charity work within months. He is doing brilliantly. He feels good and he does not have any pain. He really is fantastic. He is determined to be at the unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in June and I am sure he will be there.
And according to spokesman and friend of the family Mick Garbutt: Robin is getting the best possible care and he is looking forward to attending the launch of his new classical composition in early April. He is receiving regular chemotherapy and fighting hard. He is also heading home to be with his family at every possible opportunity as that's where he feels comfortable, but the reality is that he is very unwell.
See for some latest articles: www.express.co.uk www.mirror.co.uk

Marion: GSI 01/22/12  

NEWS, January 16th.

  Special Bee Gees episode of Glee
Ryan Murphy, producer the TV series of Glee, is teaming with Barry Gibb on an April episode to honour The Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. "We've never done disco on the show, but I'm interested in the genius of The Bee Gees," Murphy gushed, hinting at a music genre that will be featured in the April episode. Asked if John Travolta, who starred in the 1977 film, will make appearance he promised, "I would ask him." http://tv.broadwayworld.com

  Robin's Titanic Requiem
source: facebook Ann Grootjans:
' Listening to The Titanic Requiem master .... Mind Blowing ! Robin looked and sounded good Saturday. He's a real trouper and we should all keep sending him loads of positive thoughts and good vibes for a quick recovery so we can have him back soon. He's very excited about the great initial response to the requiem. Release information and music previews are around the corner!'

Marion: GSI 01/16/12  

NEWS, January 11th.

  Tickets for Barry's concert at Fort Lauderdale
Barry will perform at the Seminole Hard Rock on 21 February. Tickets will go on sale 27th January on the Hard Rock Live website: www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com


  Robin is fighting his illness
According to UK newspaper The Sun: www.thesun.co.uk.   There's no official confirmed news about Robin at the moment.

  Andy Gibb

You can now purchase Andy's greatest hits CD at Amazon. www.amazon.com



Marion: GSI 01/11/12  

NEWS, January 2nd.

  Happy New Year
To all visitors of the GSI website: enjoy the New Year. I wish you health , happiness and lots of good BG music (Marion).

  UK going Bee Gees crazy
Great Britain seems to be going a bit Bee Gees crazy in a wave of nostalgia that has celebrated the Isle Of man trio. A TV special, an increase in radio play and a new greatest hits collection has renewed interest in the band that have generated hits decade after decade. Throughout the autumnal months fans have been able take part in a phone vote for their favourite Bee gees track and the results were part of a 90 minutes primetime show over Christmas in U.K. television. www.iomtoday.co.im

Marion: GSI 01/02/12  


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