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NEWS, April 19th.

  UPDATE TITANIC LIVE CONCERTS
From Titanic management to GSI:
There is going to be a re-scheduling of shows after special new screens will have arrived this summer. Good news!! Early May we will hear more updates about the new Titanic plans and GSI will keep you updated about this special tour.
The first show planned, probably will be the one in Kiel (Germany).
(see for dates/venues etc. at the GSI frontpage: concert list)

Marion: GSI 04/19/16  

NEWS, March 12th.

  Saturday Night Fever
Has been certified 7 times platinum in the UK for selling over 2.100.000 copies since 1978.The set has sold 43 million worldwide.
(thanks: Juan Cristóbal Guzmán Lagos).

  Vince Melouney in Bee Gees tribute show

Vince Melouney first night on stage with The Italian Bee Gees,
March 13th. 2016 (a still from a videorecording)
There were plans already for quite some time that Vince would take the stage again to perform BG music. While he's living in Britain again he got more and more in touch with the Italian Bee Gees and even visited them at home in Italy last month (see information in the IBG part of the GSI website) to talk over some plans. March 9th. he came over to Germany to join the tour of The Italian Bee Gees and did some rehearsing with them, Blue Weaver and Dennis Bryon the day afterwards. March 11th. we all could see him on stage in the Massachusetts show, the tribute to The Bee Gees, in Erfurt Germany. Vince will continue to tour with the Massachusetts show until the end of the tour: April 25th. Vince also has plans of releasing a new album soon, with Bee Gees music in new arrangements etc. More news about him and his plans on GSI website when available. IBG

Walter, Vince, Blue, Dennis, Pasquale and Davide.   © A+D Wange.
Marion: GSI 03/12/16  

NEWS, February 22nd.

  Titanic Live Concerts
We are happy to announce that the past week several more dates for the Titanic Live Concerts in Germany have been confirmed. Very good news!! The coming time GSI will keep you updated about this special tour. (see for dates/venues etc. the GSI frontpage: concert list) scroll down!

  'Shepherds and Butchers' won an award at The Berlin Film festival
The film, produced by Singh and directed by Oliver Schmitz, was awarded the third place Panorama Audience Award for Fiction Films - a first for a South African Film. The film also features the song "Angels", a collaboration between Barry Gibb, co-founder of the Bee Gees, and Vusi Mahlasela. www.timeslive.co.za The film will likely not be on general release until later this year, so we doubt the full version of Barry's song will be available until then. (Thanks Dick Ashby).

Marion: GSI 02/22/16  

NEWS, February 10th.

  Barry at Glastonbury?! Album release March??
Newspapers mention: legend Barry will be on the Glastonbury line-up this year. However after checking today GSI received the following message: Barry has not been booked to perform at Glastonbury this year. Album to be released later than March now, exact date unknown yet. (probably release June). www.thesun.co.uk

Marion: GSI 02/10/16  

NEWS, February 9th.

  Barry Gibb has composed the song "Angels" for Oliver Schmitz's "Shepherds and Butchers,"
"Shepherds and Butchers," which stars Steve Coogan ("Philomena"), Andrea Riseborough ("Birdman") and Garion Dowds, is set at a time when Apartheid is crumbling in South Africa. The film will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 13. The song: 'Angels' was written by Barry, Stephen and Ashley Gibb and performed by Vusi Mahlasela and Barry Gibb. Read more and see interview with Barry at: http://variety.com

Marion: GSI 02/09/16  (Thanks Juan Guzmán)

NEWS, February 8th.

  Titanic Concert Bielefeld, Germany
Ticket information for Bielefeld Stadthalle, May 14th. Bee Gees fans angebot   
Spezielle schuler und studenten show bielefeld   
Fan karten bielefeld
Other confirmed dates:
Aachen, April 9th., Wuppertal, April 29th.
Possible other concert cities are: Bonn, Dusseldorf, Karsruhe, Freiburg.
More dates follow!!

Marion: GSI 02/08/16  

NEWS, February 5th.

  "Soundbreaking"
Bee Gees on Belgium TV, (Canvas) Friday, February 12th. in a program called: "Soundbreaking" time11.05 pm.

Sinds begin januari zendt Canvas op vrijdagavond laat de serie "Soundbreaking" uit, over de geschiedenis van de popmuziek. In aflevering 6, op vrijdag 12 februari uit te zenden, komen de Bee Gees aan bod in de aflevering met de titel "The rhythm track". time 23u05. Elke aflevering wordt een kleine week later herhaald op een veel vroeger tijdstip: om 19.00 u. Meer info: http://communicatie.canvas.be

Marion: GSI 02/05/16  (Thanks: Henrie Ensink)

NEWS, January 9th.

  Robert Stigwood, we will always remember him.
Marion: I have passed our sincere condolences via Dick Ashby to The Gibb Family and the Stigwood Family..... Dick Ashby: Thanks a lot Marion.

Linda posted Barry's statement on facebook.
It's here posted on GSI website with the permission of Linda and Barry Gibb.

Barry Gibb Statement, Re: Robert Stigwood Robert Stigwood was an enigma. A victorian figure cast into the sixties to work with Brian Epstein and The Beatles. He hitch hiked from Adelaide to London with a powerful vision to rule the entertainment world. He was almost aristocratic in nature , the mixture of talent and insight from the moment you met him was omnipresent. He signed us as his group at a moment in time when groups were not being signed. The odds against us having successes very high but Robert took an act of faith and against the advice of others, became our manager. He also became a member of our family and all the success we had was because of Robert Stigwood.

On behalf of Linda and our family we wish you God speed. Every time the first of May comes around i will think of you and i will miss your phone call. We shared so many wonderful moments. I will never forget you my dear friend.
Barry.


Spencer Gibb's comments on Facebook
January 4th.

I would like to share the sad news with you all, that my godfather, and the longtime manager of my family, Robert Stigwood, has passed away. A creative genius with a very quick and dry wit, Robert was the driving force behind The Bee Gees career, as well as having discovered Cream, and subsequently managing Eric Clapton. He was also of course, the creator of the movies Saturday Night Fever and Grease, and many Broadway musicals with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. RSO Records pretty much defined the late 70's. Of course, his biography is very extensive and can easily be found online.....I would like to thank Robert for his kindness to me over the years as well as his mentorship to my family. "Stiggy", you will be missed.
www.spencergibb.com    www.spencergibb.com

Robin John Gibb's comments on Facebook
January 4th.

I am saddened to hear of Robert Stigwood's passing. He was the man who gave the Bee Gees the break they needed for success and international stardom. It was his efforts and the efforts of his colleague Brian Epstein, that allowed the Bee Gees and the Beatles to reach audiences the world over and to touch millions of hearts with their talent.
Rest In Peace Robert...


Barry on Twitter
-I will never forget you my dear friend.   Barry
-Every time the first of May comes around I will think of you and I will miss your phone call. We shared so many wonderful moments.
-On behalf of Linda and our family we wish you god speed.
-He also became a member of our family and all the success we had was because of Robert Stigwood.
-The odds against us having success was very high but Robert took an act of faith and against the advice of others, became our manager.
-He signed us as his group at a moment in time when groups were no longer being signed.
-He was almost aristocratic in nature, the mixture of talent and insight from the moment you met him was omnipresent.
-He hitch hiked from Adelaide to London with a powerful vision to rule the entertainment world.
-Robert Stigwood was an enigma. A victorian figure cast into the sixties to work with Brian Epstein and The Beatles.

Obituary
Robert Stigwood, the manager for Cream and the Bee Gees before producing a string of popular musicals and films including "Grease," has died at 81, according to Mirror and TMZ. Stigwood, who died Monday, began working with Cream in 1966. He produced Cream's self-titled debut and later signed a distribution deal with Polydor that brought producer Felix Pappalardi on board in time for 1967's celebrated "Disreali Gears." That same year, Stigwood merged his first company with NEMS, which was founded by Beatles' manager Brian Epstein. But Epstein's sudden death led Stigwood to form another venture, the Robert Stigwood Organisation. He was also managing the Bee Gees. His company worked on Eric Clapton's post-Cream career, including his band Blind Faith, and his company began producing theatrical hits such as "Hair," "Oh! Calcutta!," "Pippin" and "Evita." Stigwood then moved on to movie successes with the release of "Saturday Night Fever," which featured the music of the Bee Gees, "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Tommy" and "Grease," which starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. He ended up with a flop with the 1978 film version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," another vehicle for the Bee Gees, as well as the sequels to "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease." Stigwood bounced back in the late '90s, however, with the 1996 big-screen adaptation of "Evita" starring Madonna that won a Golden Globe for best motion picture. Robin Gibb's son shared the sad news on Facebook to thank him for giving the Bee Gees their break, as he revealed he was his godfather. He wrote: "I would like to share the sad news with you all, that my godfather, and the longtime manager of my family, Robert Stigwood, has passed away. I would like to thank Robert for his kindness to me over the years as well as his mentorship to my family.
'Stiggy,' you will be missed."

Add a message to the guestbook
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Media, a selection of articles etc.
reuters.com    bbc.com    abcnews.go.com    au.news.yahoo.com    iwradio.co.uk    iomtoday.co.im    rollingstone.com    edition.cnn.com    nytimes.com    smh.com.au
parool.nl    telegraaf.nl

Photo report
 In memory of Robert Stigwood.  (7 images)  
           
Marion: GSI 01/09/16  



News 2015
NEWS, March 25th.

  Updates / answers to questions from fans
I don't know where 'The Sun' are getting there information from (Barry and Chris Martin singing together) but that performanc at Glastonbury is not confirmed.
No plans to reissue the whole Bee Gees catalogue in the works presently, but that's not to say it won't happen.
No plans for Bee Gees film or book by Barry in the works presently.
Still waiting for details of Barry's solo album promo.
More updates when available.

Views on You Tube
Stayin Alive has reached more than 200 million views on You Tube since September 2014. Most played Bee Gees songs on You Tube since September 2014 Closer than Close a surprise.

Stayin Alive 201 million
How Deep 92 million
You Should be Dancing 83 million
Too Much Heaven 69 million
Night Fever 42 million
Alone 38 million
More Than a Woman 35 million
Jive Talkin 34 million
Tragedy 33 million
Starded a Joke 32 million
Nights on Broadway 23 million
You Win Again 22 million
If I cant have you 21 million
Massachusetts 19 million
Islands In the Stream Live 17 million
Closer than Close 13 million

Marion: GSI 03/25/16  
(thanks also Juan Cristóbal Guzmán Lagos)

NEWS, March 6th.

  Destination Fashion 2016
Barry and family attended Destination Fashion 2016 to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at Bal Harbour Shops on March 5, 2016 in Miami, Florida.

Swanee and Paul DiMare join the legendary Barry Gibb and his wife Linda

Ali, Stacy and Therese Gibb

Marion: GSI 03/06/16  

NEWS, February 11th.

  Message from John Merchant to GSI

John Merchant with Barry and Ashley
John is musical engineer and being involved in the Gibb music for a long time already. He knows all about Barry's musical activities and today when I was overloaded with questions from sometimes desperate fans about Barry's album, tour and plans etc. I decided to mention this to him and received a very kind message back to share with you all. I hope this will make the waiting a bit easier.
Hi Marion,
please do not worry. Barry's album is in excellent hands, and it will come out when it's ready (and not sooner.) If you would, please let the fans know that they will not be disappointed, I promise! When Barry is ready to let the world know about any live performances, he will announce it on a grand scale. Yes, the song for the film is beautiful and that should be out quite soon. Hopefully that will tide you over for a few months Patience, please - all good things to those who wait.
John


--GSI will wait and hope with all of you for a wonderful new Barry Gibb album including some nice TV promotion activities later this year followed hopefully by a number of concerts next year. We keep our fingers crossed.--

Marion: GSI 02/11/16  (thanks John Merchant)

NEWS, February 7th.

  Fantasy at the Fontainebleu: the 42nd Anniversary of "Love and Hope"

Linda, Barry, Ali.    © Robert Widermann
February 6th. was the day of the 42nd. "Love And Hope" Ball. Barry and Linda Gibb celebrated this event together with most of their family and hundreds of guests.
GSI will soon post a special report with photos.
DRIF: Thank you all for making last night such a success and helping raise funds toward a cure! Here's an article from WSVN-TV about last night. http://m.wsvn.com   www.diabetesresearch.org

Marion: GSI 02/07/16  

NEWS, January 31st.

  The premiere of Titanic in Germany will be in less than 2 weeks in Siegen and of course GSI will report about that event. This week during the Massachusetts Tour of The Italian Bee Gees ( a tribute musical about our Bee Gees), the Titanic organization announced more confirmed dates and places for concerts in Germany of the Titanic Live Concert World Tour. Also the new trailer of the Titanic event was shown to the Massachusetts Tour audience in Germany!!
The new dates / cities are:
April 9 in Aachen
April 29 in Wuppertal
May 14 in Bielefeld

More info when available on website and facebook page

Marion: GSI 01/31/16  

NEWS, January 5th.

  Robert Stigwood, statement of his death
In a statement, Robert Stigwood's office said last night: "The world lost a pioneer in the entertainment industry today". (January 4th.) Robert Stigwood passed away this morning. "He died of a heart attack at home this morning with his loved ones at his side." Stars have already begun sharing tributes online following the news, and Andrew Lloyd Webber shared snaps of him throughout his huge career. He wrote: "Farewell beloved Robert, the great showman who taught me so much. With love, ALW."
www.telegraph.co.uk

Marion: GSI 01/05/16  

NEWS, January 4th.

  Robert Stigwood
GSI has a sad announcement to make
Robert Stigwood has passed away.
May he rest in peace.
Condolences from GSI to The Stigwood
and Gibb Families

Robert was born on 16 April 1934 and an Australian music entrepreneur and impresario, best known for managing Cream and the Bee Gees. From Australia, he relocated to England in 1954. In the 1960s and 1970s he was one of the most successful figures in the entertainment world, through his management of music groups like Cream and The Bee Gees, theatrical productions like Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar and film productions including the hugely successful Saturday Night Fever.

Facebook comment by Robin John Gibb
I am saddened to hear of Robert Stigwood's passing. He was the man who gave the Bee Gees the break they needed for success and international stardom. It was his efforts and the efforts of his colleague Brian Epstein, that allowed the Bee Gees and the Beatles to reach audiences the world over and to touch millions of hearts with their talent.
Rest In Peace Robert...

Facebook comment by Spencer Gibb
I would like to share the sad news with you all, that my godfather, and the longtime manager of my family, Robert Stigwood, has passed away. A creative genius with a very quick and dry wit, Robert was the driving force behind The Bee Gees career, as well as having discovered Cream, and subsequently managing Eric Clapton. He was also of course, the creator of the movies Saturday Night Fever and Grease, and many Broadway musicals with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. RSO Records pretty much defined the late 70's. Of course, his biography is very extensive and can easily be found online..... I would like to thank Robert for his kindness to me over the years as well as his mentorship to my family. "Stiggy", you will be missed.

Marion: GSI 01/04/16  


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