More News 2014
NEWS, December 20th.|
The Joy Of The Bee Gees
Last night on BBC 4 was a perfect night for Bee Gees music lovers. First the pogram The Joy Of The Bee Gees followed by another BBC shows about
The Bee Gees called: The Bee Gees at the BBC... and Beyond 2014, with their career shown in wonderful clips.
Watch The Joy Of The Bee Gees at: www.youtube.com
Grammy Award for Bee Gees
We already mentioned it earlier: The Bee Gees will finally receive a Grammy. In a special ceremony on February 7th.
Barry and the family of Maurice and Robin will receive The Lifetime Achievement Grammy for all of their work.
The annual Grammy Award show will follow the day afterwards on February 8th.
More details when available.
CONGRATS TO THE BEE GEES AND THEIR MUSIC!
Marion: GSI 12/20/14
NEWS, December 9th.|
The Joy Of The Bee Gees
GSI already mentioned earlier about the special documentary BBC is going to air about The Bee Gees this year.
The program is called: The Joy of the Bee Gees and will be aired on the British BBC Four at 9 pm on 19th Dec 2014. (local British Time!)
This is be followed by an hour long compilation of Bee Gees' performances and promos called Bee Gees at the BBC...and beyond - which features performances
from 1967 up to 2001, including a recent discovery of World from Top of the Pops 1967,
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart from Whittakers's World Of Music 1972 to an acoustic of To Love Somebody from The Late Show 1994.
Alexis Petridis Music Journalist
Bill Oakes Former Head of RSO
Billy Gaff RSO Agent
Vince Melouney The 5th Bee Gee
John Lydon Fan
Guy Chambers Record Producer
Gary Brooker Procol Harum
Mykaell Riley Record Producer
Steve Levine Record Produce
Ana Matronic Scissor Sisters
Mike Quinn Bee Gees' Tour Compere 1968
Helen Walmsley-Johnson Journalist
Blue Weaver Bee Gees' Musician
Mark Moore S'Express
Alan Jones Writer
Philip Pope The Heebeegeebees
(Thanks BBC: Dione Newton).
News,Radio Times review
Simon Henderson tells about Robin:
Marion: GSI 12/09/14
NEWS, November 14th.|
Interview about 50 St. Catherine's Drive
Dwina and RJ Gibb did an interview with Lorraine Kelly on ITV (British TV). A chat about 50 St. Catherine's Drive etc. on 13 November 2014.
See below (sorry but I believe ITV doesn't let all foreign view this video)
Part of the interview on youtube:
Dutch local Radio about Robin Gibb
The local Dutch Radio station Radio Ridderkerk will be airing a Robin Gibb special on Sunday, November 16. from 17:00 until 18:00 hours.
live via internet: www.rtvridderkerk.nl
Nederlandse locale radio in Ridderkerk zendt Robin Gibb special uit: Zondag 16 November live via internet van 17:00 tot 18:00 uur:
(Thanks: I. v. Vliet)
"In The Morning": against cancer
Dutch commercial: stand up against cancer
Official release of the Bee Gees song "In The Morning" by Sabrina Starke: November 14.
To be seen live in the Dutch live TV show: Stand Up Against Cancer: November 19.
Download at: http://bit.ly
Marion: GSI 11/14/14
NEWS, October 16th.|
Robin John Gibb to all fans:
'Hello guys, this is a request to pass on the news of the release of 50 St. Catherine's Drive to everyone and anyone you know or who is a fan.
The PR needs this boost. As it stands the promotion is lacking and don't even get me started on the reasons why.
So I thought who better than the loyal fans to get behind my father's final work to try and give it the recognition it deserves.
Saturday Night Fever had no advertisement and it was only word of mouth that shot it to blockbuster status, if you want to help in the same vein then start spreading the news.
Also I have an extensive amount of my own music to publish and of work myself and my father created together so if there are any agents, good PR officers and pluggers, then now is the time to rear your head,
I would love to hear from you,
Marion: GSI 10/16/14
NEWS, October 9th.|
RJ and Dwina live on Sunrise Morning Australia!
BeeGees' family members have released Robin Gibb's last solo album two years after his death. Listen to interview of Australian TV with Dwina and RJ Ribb.
Marion: GSI 10/09/14
NEWS, October 6th.|
German interviews with Dwina and RJ Gibb
Last week some good interviews with Dwina and RJ. appeared in German magazines.
We of course posted the articles on website and facebook page and we try to be able to soon publish an English translation too.
For the people who cannot understand the German text:
just a few of the mentioned facts:
Dwina still cherishes all the letters and presents she received after Robin's death and everything is the same as at the moment Robin left the Prebendal for the last time.
It's like Robin is still there. His clothes, books, glasses and hat are still at the place Robin left them.
Often fans come to their village to watch Robin's grave and take a look at the Heritage Foundation Plaque for Robin on the wall of their house.
His desire always was to go back on stage with Barry and record with him but Dwina said that after the death of
Maurice they both found it so hard to cope with the sudden situation and each of them expressed this in another way.
Barry just almost locked himself up and couldn't do anything for a long time as Robin needed to go on stage right away and sing and tour.
After some years they felt like working together again but this first was impossible because of Barry's serious hearing problem.
After Barry had surgery and was okay again unfortunately Robin was already ill and so they never made it back on stage again.
The last song Robin worked on was 'Sydney', he worked on the song in his bedroom with his keyboard.
The idea was to compose it together with Barry. There was no time left to do so. Dwina said the song appreared on the CD the way
Robin had worked on it so far, just the demo version and she mentioned whenever Barry feels like it, he can finish it.
RJ. tells about him and his father working on the Titanic
Project and that still lots of material is not used and there still are so many unfinished plans for this project.
Other plans are for instance to release a Dance version of the song 'Juliet'
and there are plans for a musical like the 'Jersey Boys' musical with specially a lot of Robin's solo material.
Next to that there still is the family plan for the Bee Gees musical (we also reported about that earlier) but this is a project for the three involving families to decide on.
Then Dwina still has a plan of writing a book about Robin's life,
a biography as the family has countless tapes of conversations inwhich Robin talks about his life.
One of Robin's favorite places at home was: sitting on the terrace with his dogs and drinking tea.
Before he died he decided he wanted to visit Australia one more time for shows and to visit his sister Lesley, so he did and they had a special time together.
At the end of his life Robin started to get interested in flying. He even had a flight simulator in his house and he also more and more prefered to fly to appointments by helicopter. (not flying himself of course).
Shortly before Robin died Barry and family came to visit him in the hospital as well and Barry was really shocked to see Robin the way he was. They still had a chance to talk.
For Dwina and family it was too soon after Robin's death to go and visit Barry's concerts which he recently did in honour of his brothers, but Barry understood this Dwina explained.
Marion: GSI 10/06/14
NEWS, September 27th.|
50 ST. CATHERINE'S DRIVE
Finally the Robin Gibb solo album we've all been waiting for so long is ready and released around these days in most countries.
It's a beautiful collection of songs he worked on in the last part of his life and with help of son RJ and assistance of wife Dwina this album could finally be released.
Along with the album the website is up and running againat: www.robingibb.com
September 29 will be a special day for promoting the album when Dwina and RJ will be giving interviews etc.
Limited Edition of Robin's album
The Isle of Man Post Office partnering together with Robin Gibb's widow Dwina Gibb and Warner/Reprise
Records to release a unique limited edition collection which combines the CD of Robin's final solo album, 50 St Catherine's Drive,
together with an Isle of Man Post Office limited edition DVD and a full set of Robin Gibb stamps with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Dwina Gibb.
More info: (PDF)
The Buried Treasure Of Robin Gibb
By Tim Roxborogh.
Paul and Barry
A new album by Paul McCartney is called The Art Of McCartney. It is a very special project celebrating the songs of Sir Paul McCartney and all kinds of celebrities sing his work on this album including Barry Gibb: When I'm 64.
Barry Gibb concerts
Although there are plans of doing more concerts and there are even rumours of shows coming up we have to announce you that at the moment nothing
concerning preparations for a new tour is going on yet. We do not expect new concerts before later next year,
due to too many other projects and logistics involved. Not to say that Barry is doing nothing but live shows are not in the works right now.
When more news becomes available about his plans for next year we will report about it of course.
The Bee Gees Legend Goes On
A visit to Dwina Gibb, 2 years after Robin's death.
(article in German)
Marion: GSI 09/27/14
NEWS, September 11th.|
Barry Gibb tribute to Paul McCartney
Barry Gibb and many other artists artists will sing their favorite Paul McCartney songs on The Art of Paul McCartney, a massive tribute project due this fall.
The album will be released Nov. 18.
Barry will sing the song: When I'm 64
The compilation will be available in a variety of formats, ranging from standard 34-track CD, vinyl and digital releases to extravagant 42-track deluxe sets with hardbound books,
a DVD documentary about the making of the comp and more, depending on the edition.
This tribute album has been a long time in the making. The track "When I'm 64" was cut by the Paul McCartney tribute album producers, using certain McCartney band members in LA.
Barry's vocals were recorded at his Miami home studio in 2009 (when he was 63). Barry did answer a few questions on camera at the time and was filmed recording his vocals some
which will be used to promote the album and probably will be included on a bonus DVD.
I Am The World
First single of Robin's album 50 St. Catherine's Drive.
I Am The World has been added to the bbc radio 2 playlist. It enters on the C list so it's pivotal it climbs up to B and A status over the next two weeks.
Maybe fans that manage to catch it on radio could try leave some positive feedback for the dj/programme in question ... (Most shows have an email addy)
Concerning promotion of the new album;
Given that in this situation there is sadly not an artist to help promote this album, the promo activities are understandably different than with a living, active artist but Robin's wife
Dwina and his son RJ are doing interviews in various countries, mostly for German publications so far.
In the UK, Dwina & RJ will be doing a day of media on Sept 29th - the release date of the album. More info when things for UK and other countries are confirmed.
3rd Annual "Haute Tea" of Love And Hope
The Young Society of Love and Hope will host their 3rd Annual "Haute Tea" at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort on Friday, September 12, 2014.
The event will feature a delicious lunch, champagne, silent auction and prizes to the finest hats! This year's event will be honoring Linda Gibb, who serves along side her husband,
Barry, as International Chairmen of "Love and Hope".
This fun and unique afternoon is designed to bring women together while increasing awareness about diabetes and the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute.
More about this event on GSI soon
The Joy Of The Bee Gees
Around Christmas time The British BBC will air a Bee Gees program called: The Joy Of The Bee Gees, with amongst others interviews with people who worked with the brothers like
Blue Weaver. Barry has not done a new interview for this show but has given permission for them to use any existing previously approved footage that they can clear / wish to use.
They have produced just one similar program previously called "The Joy of Abba" which also aired around Christmas last year.
Robin Gibb - A songwriter and singer
Bio for the album: "'50 ST. CATHERINE'S DRIVE'"
Click here for PDF file.
50 St. Catherine's Drive
The release dates (update)
Sept 29th in UK and Sept 30th in the US. In Germany Sept. 26. and Warner Music Japan confirmed the Japanese release on October 22 with a bonus track: "All That I Cherish" (demo).
CD Japan: www.cdjapan.co.jp
Amazon Japan: www.amazon.co.jp
* The roots of The Bee Gees: The Isle Of Man
* Producers: The Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
* The Bee Gees on the Midnight Specials
Days of Wine and Roses
Another composition from Robin's album: 50 St. Catherine's Drive 2014, Listen here
New Website Robin Gibb
Marion: GSI 09/11/14
(thanks also Dick Ashby, Robin Hurley)
NEWS, July 30th.|
50 St. Catherine's Drive
New Robin album coming soon.
Hear Robin Gibb's Solo Take on Bee Gees' "I Am the World": Premiere
The album will be officially announced at 3pm GMT tomorrow (Thursday July 31s).
The release date is Sept 29th in UK and Sept 30th in the US. In Germany Sept. 26. and Warner Music Japan confirmed the Japanese release on October 22 with a bonus track: "All That I Cherish" (demo).
Press release: soon on GSI
Marion: GSI 07/30/14
(with special thanks Robin Hurley)
NEWS, July 28th.|
More plans for Bee Gees Way at Redcliffe
Even councillors have not seen the final plans yet of stage 2 of Bee Gees Way
Bee Gees Way is a popular tourist attraction in Redcliffe.
Stage two of the project is expected to be finished in February or March next year.
Barry will come across (for the opening), whether he's having a concert or not.
He's extremely excited about it.
Read whole story at:
Marion: GSI 07/28/14
NEWS, July 13th.|
Bee Gee in surprise comeback with posthumous album
Robin's solo album will be out soon.
Dwina: "It will be out in the autumn and is called 50 St Catherine's Drive, after the first house he lived in on the Isle of Man," discloses Robin's widow.
"He started it when he thought he and Barry [Gibb] would get back together and it would be a joint album, but then he realised he was ill and so he decided to do it on his own.
I think it will please a lot of people; I'm very proud of it, as I am of all his achievements."
Marion: GSI 07/13/14
NEWS, July 4th.|
Barry Gibbs talks in Rolling Stone magazine
The last brother looks back, by Josh Eells.
Read the interview at:
© Peter Yang
Bee Gees - Jive Talkin', 1975 - Live on Mike Douglas Show
The Bee Gees - Nights On Broadway - The Midnight Special 1975
Marion: GSI 07/04/14
NEWS, July 1st.|
"The Tonight Show"
Tuesday, July 1: Guests include Hugh Jackman, Jimmy Page and musical guest BARRY GIBB with The Roots. The Voice winner Josh Kaufman sits-in with The Roots.
Interview Bee Gees
Bee Gees 1968 Ideas German Television
Marion: GSI 07/01/14
NEWS, June 9th.|
Race for Life
Help the Bee Gees cousins Heather and Justine Gibb!!
The preacher talked to me and he smiled
Said, "Come and walk with me" come and walk one more mile
well 3 1/2 miles actually. On June 22nd Heather and Justine Gibb will be taking part in the pretty muddy race for life in memory of Robin. please help us to raise as much as possible so that more people are Staying Alive.
Marion: GSI 06/09/14
NEWS, June 6th.|
Barry Gibb concert Hollywood Bowl
June 4th: a beautiful day and a sold out Bowl with lots of fans and many celebrities to celebrate The Bee Gees music together with Barry. Amongst the audience were people like:
Vince Melouney, Ana Gazzola, Olivia Newton-John, Peter Noone, Peter Foldy, Barry Manilow, Graham Bonnet, David Leaf, Andrew Sandoval etc.
Barry before this last show of his US Tour: This is crazy! Never thought I'd do a show at the Hollywood Bowl! Excited, Nervous, Ready.
It was a good thing to see Sam next to Barry again during the Hollywood Bowl concert, feeling well enough to perform again.
© Anne Jakowenko
Nights On Broadway
Island in the stream
Comment from Steve Gibb
I am truly blessed beyond belief to be a part of such a joyous situation.
I have much love and gratitude for everyone one associated with #thebarrygibbmythologytour.
Last nights show at the #hollywoodbowl will be a night I cherish for the rest of my life.
Along with all of the shows we've done so far. Thank you to all the friends/fans that show up to share the experience with my family,
the whole band, our incredible crew & I . We love and appreciate every minute.
Reviews of some celebrities
Music expert and former chart editor of Billboard Fred Bronson:
Tonight I came down with Night Fever. Saw Barry Gibb at the Hollywood Bowl. Great show and a loving tribute to his three brothers...
Barry Gibb was incredible and 19,000 people remembered why they love the Bee Gees.
Tennis star and winner of more 109 singles titles Jimmy Connors:
Barry Gibb At Hollywood Bowl-- SUPERSTAR-- what an evening.
Televisión host Bill Maher:
With one of the greatest musical geniuses ever before his show at the bowl. Hail Barry Gibb!
Barry Manilow: Barry Gibb rocks the Hollywood Bowl
Part 3 of the Mythology Tour is over, but Barry said he'd like to perform more and it is obvious that also his fans want to see him on stage soon again.
We'll see what happens and for sure GSI website and facebook will keep you up te date about all of Barry's future plans.
Soon I'll post some reports of this US Mythology tour with: comments, stories, photos and videos.
Robin John Gibb
A new website and soon more details about the near future about Robinīs and Robin Johnīs music.
Robin John Gibb, son of Robin, has developed into a unique composer and performer in his own right. It is without apology that he displays many of his fathers musical traits such as an ear for a melody and a hook.
However the full extent of that and his own considerable musical prowess was hugely evident during the composing and subsequent recording of the Warner Music released 'The Requiem For Titanic 2012'.
During the recording sessions held over a number of months at Air Studios in North London with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, his significant contribution in the collaboration with Robin can never be underestimated.
And while there can only be a sense of regret that we will never be able to enjoy further work from them since Robin's death in 2012,
mere weeks after the Premiere of The Requiem, we can be consoled in the knowledge there is so much more to come from RJ.
Ever the prolific writer, RJ is currently working on a series of projects including a 'Memoriam For World War 1' and a 'pop' album all due over the next 12 months.
Look out for further information in due course...
Marion: GSI 06/06/14
(thanks also: Michael Garbutt)
NEWS, May 26th.|
Barry's interview for CBS TV
Interview with Anthony Mason, aired Sunday May 25th.
Bee Gees on German TV: ZDFkultur - 26/05/2014, 20.15 - and : 27/05/2014, 01.10 am
Barry about his solo tour
Barry Gibb brings solo tour to Bay Area
Concert Concord, May 31.
Marion: GSI 05/26/14
NEWS, May 22nd.|
Dwina Gibb's letter to GSI
In loving memory of Robin.
- It is a sad week full of poignant memories for our immediate family and the Clan Gibb. We will always miss Robin, especially his humour in the house and the wonderful creativity at any time of the day or night.
- The stone on Robin's grave will be placed soon.
We apologise to friends and fans that it has taken so long, a circumstance of hindrance beyond our control, but the result will be simple, unique and worth the wait.
- The album 50 St. Catherine's Drive is almost ready for a Summer or Autumn release. The songs are brilliant and beautiful.
- Baby Maxwell at ten months is crawling and trying to walk, saying little words and smiling all the time...such a happy baby.
- R-J is working on his music for an album. I love how eclectic he is with composition, from pop and R&B, to classical, to jazz, to house and film scores.
- I am writing a second play: another comedy, and I have finished another Regency novel which will be available soon called The Lady's Dilemma'.
Read the complete letter at: "Robin In Loving memory" - Tribute To A Songbird
Barry at Fallon Tonight
Yesterday night Barry did a live performance at the Tonight Show with the house band of the program: The Roots, US television.
Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
at Fallon Tonight
More to read about Barry's US tour
Barry Gibb at 54th Street, N.Y.C.
Marion: GSI 05/22/14
(with special thanks: Dwina Gibb).
NEWS, May 21st.|
Barry Gibb concert Philadelphia
May 19th. Barry gave the second of his 6 concerts, this one in Philadelphia.
The intro of the band
Comment from Barry
At one point during the concert tonight in Philadelphia, Barry says "Is this the city of brotherly love?" Everyone cheered. He then says "I know all about that".
* With The Sun In My Yyes
* I Started A Joke
Kimberley Nolder: My review of the show last night... Words just cannot do it justice
More on GSI Reports, Mythology Tour USA
Barry and Beth Cohen in Philly, © Anne Jakowenko.
Marion: GSI 05/21/14
NEWS, December 18th.|
The Recording Academy announces Special Merit Awards!!
The Recording Academy (www.grammy.org) announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year's honorees are amongst others: THE BEE GEES! and George Harrison.
"This year we pay tribute to exceptional creators who have made prolific contributions to our culture and history," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "It is an honor and a privilege to recognize such a diverse group of talented trailblazers, whose incomparable bodies of work and timeless legacies will continue to be celebrated for generations to come."
The Bee Gees, comprising of brothers Barry, Maurice* and Robin Gibb*, were one of the most successful groups in pop history with hits such as "Stayin' Alive,"
"How Can You Heal A Broken Heart" and "How Deep Is Your Love." The trio's contributions to the
Saturday Night Fever soundtrack made it one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time, selling more than 15 million copies in the United States and garnering the group four GRAMMYs,
including Album Of The Year and Producer Of The Year.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers,
engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.
Internationally known for the GRAMMY AWARDS - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music -
The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.
The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music MAKERS and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture.
Grammy Awards: Sunday, February 8th. 2015!!
BEE GEES with Cilla Black
Marion: GSI 12/18/14
NEWS, November 30th.|
The Joy Of The Bee Gees
TV documentary (60 minutes) and tribute about The Bee Gees on BBC 4 in Britain, first planned for Boxing Day will now be aired Friday, December 19th. BBC 4. 9 pm. (British Time!).
Watch online: www.tvrage.com
Included with interviews of people who've worked with The Bee Gees, like amongst others Blue Weaver.
Marion: GSI 11/30/14
NEWS, November 20th.|
"Love and Hope Ball" 2015
Many of you asked about latest news concerning the 2015 Love and Hope Event and will Barry perform with the band......
As of now it looks like: Barry, Sam and Steve will not be performing with the Mythology Band next February.
I have not much details yet but if plans should change and more info becomes available I'll of course let you know through the GSI website.
Bee Gees Songwriters Workshop
Bee Gees dominate in the hits of the 1970s
Bee Gees back in 1968, Switzerland
Marion: GSI 11/20/14 (Thanks Carlos Guzman)
NEWS, October 21st.|
All that I cherish
A demosong / bonus track on the Japanese CD (Japanese release date of Robin's CD: October 22nd.)
When we first sat down with the representative of the estate of Robin Gibb and discussed the possibility of a bonus track for the Japanese edition,
we were told that they wanted "Sydney" to be the concluding track and that it might be the 18th track on the Japanese CD and a bonus track might be the 17th.
As it turned out, they have opted to make "Sydney" the 17th track in line with the global release. But if you listen through the album, you will know why they wanted to make "Sydney" the concluding track.
Regarding "All That I Cherish,"
Dwina Gibb told us:
This is a love song written by Robin and Michael Graves in 2005. Robin recorded it in London that year. It was shortlisted for a "Shrek" film. It is a complete version, and we are lucky to have it now.
Because the song came from earlier recording sessions, when they first put together the solo album, the song was not yet ready for inclusion.
Otherwise, it would have been included in the global release. So we are really fortunate to have this gem out now so that we all get to hear it! Robin sounds so good here.
Solo album T.J. Sheppard with song by Barry Gibb
October 7th. 2014
Sheppard: I'm working on my new solo album that will be coming out in 2015. I'm excited about that because one of my closest friends,
Barry Gibb, gave me a great new song that he wrote just for me. It's an honor to have him write a song for the project. He's one of the top two songwriters in the world.
Paul McCartney is No. 1 and Barry is No. 2. Being pitched a song of that caliber means more to me than he'll ever know. It's called "Midnight In Memphis" and it's a great song.
I won't do the song live until I figure out how I want to record it. That will happen in the next few months.
Videos: VH1 storytellers
Marion: GSI 10/21/14
NEWS, October 15th.|
BMI award for: "If I Cannot Have You"
"If I Cant Have You" received an BMI award for 4 million plays in the US
AIRPLAY This section contains the most performed songs in the BMI repertoire of more than 6.5 million works. Only about 5000 titles have achieved "Million-Air" status, or more than 1 million
United States radio and television performances. One million performances is the equivalent of approximately 50,000 broadcast hours,
or more than 5.7 years of continuous airplay, a graphic reminder of the colossal and ongoing royalty income of the Gibb Brothers.
RJ, Megan, David Stark and Dwina, photo David Stark
Over 6 million airplays:
How Deep Is Your Love, To Love Somebody,
Over 5 million plays How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Over 4 million airplays:
Islands In The Stream, Emotion, If I Can't Have You
Over 3 million airplays:
Too Much Heaven, Stayin' Alive, I Just Want To Be Your Everything
Over 1 million airplays:
Massachusetts, Words, I've Gotta Get A Message To You, I Started A Joke, Lonely Days, Jive Talkin, Nights On Broadway,
Fanny Be Tender, Love So Right, Night Fever, More Than A Woman, Love Is Thicker Than Water, Shadow Dancing,(Our Love)
Don't Throw It All Away, Come On Over, Grease, Guilty, What Kind Of Fool, Heartbreaker.
Dwina Gibb, photo by David Stark
Love And Hope Ball, 2015
The 41st Annual Love and Hope Ball will take place:
Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood
Tickets are $600 per person and can be purchased at: www.diabetesresearch.org
More info when available.
Marion: GSI 10/15/14
(also thanks Juan Guzman)
NEWS, October 4th.|
Video: "I Am The World"
Robin Gibb album
Reviews, articles, charts, video
* Robin Gibb, shines on final album www.startribune.com
* (German article)
"50 St. Catherine' Drive" is the last album released of Robin Gibb who dies 2 years ago. A peaceful farewell. www.stimme.de
* Robin Gibb's final recordings www.miamiherald.com
* Album pirated www.isleofman.com
* Rhino www.rhino.com
* Yahoo Music review https://music.yahoo.com
* German article www.klatsch-tratsch.de
* Dutch charts www.dutchcharts.nl
* Video www.youtube.com
Marion: GSI 10/04/14
NEWS, September 29th.|
Promotion for Robin's album
© Bill Waters
Around the release date of 50 St Catherine's Drive several promoting activities have been planned.
* Below there's a link to a Huffington Post interview with RJ
* Three PDF files of German interviews (with Dwina or Dwina and RJ.)
Good Times, October - November
Robin Gibb, Bild
Dwina has also recently done an interview with Rolling Stone Brazil, and will be doing an interview with O Globo from Rio De Janeiro tomorrow, September 30.
Today September 29. Dwina and RJ did interviews with the UK Daily Express and the Manchester Evening News, both of which will be published this week.
They also recorded a short interview for Radio 2 News and did 11 interviews live on regional BBC radio shows.
In the US, Days Of Wine And Roses was premiered last week on Billboard.com.
A video for "I Am The World" is almost final, and it will be premiered on Wednesday.
More to come
Marion: GSI 09/29/14
(special thanks Robin Hurley)
NEWS, September 18th.|
Website Robin Gibb
re-launched today to celebrate the release of 50 St. Catherine's Drive. The site has been offline for over two years, but has now been redesigned, rebuilt and features lots of new content.
Available now on the all-new Robin Gibb website:
* An exclusive new track from 50 St. Catherine's Drive.
* Several new galleries with many unseen photos from Dwina and RJ's personal collection.
* An updated discography.
* A welcome message from Dwina Gibb, plus her thoughts on the new album: 50 St. Catherine's Drive.
* A newly written biography.
Robin Gibb website
Marion: GSI 09/18/14
NEWS, September 13th.|
3rd Annual "Haute Tea" of Love And Hope
Linda Gibb was honored for her work with the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at a magnificent event on September 12th. Husband Barry of course attended the event too as well as most of the family.
Soon you'll find a report about this by Anne Jakowenko on this website.
Linda and grand child Layla. © Stacy Bass Gibb
Marion: GSI 09/13/14
NEWS, September 1st.|
To Barry on his birthday today and.......
to him and Linda: a very happy wedding anniversary!!
Bee Gees music for a new piano
Special Italian Bee Gees / Blue Weaver concert !!
"The Worpswede concert on September 4th. (Musikhalle - Worpswede, Niedersachsen, Germany )
is a benefit concert to raise money for a new piano for the Worpswede Music Hall www.musichall-worpswede.de
Please come and see the Egiziano Brothers, guests... and myself in a one off acoustic performance. I promise you will have a great evening of Bee Gees songs performed as only brothers can..."
Music Hall Worpswede (near Bremen, Germany)
tickets for this benefit concert: 24 Euro to order at:
start of show: 20.00 hours
Bee Gees on DVD in Midnight Special shows
Did You Know
Bee Gees cover song by Dutch group: The Kik:
Ik Doe Wat Ik Wil ( All By Myself)
The meaning of the nicknames of Robin, Barry and Maurice:
Bodding, Basser and Woggie
When they were young children, before Robin and Maurice could even pronounce their own names this is what the 3 brothers called each other.
Message for visitors Italian Bee Gees concerts in The Netherlands: September 19 and 20.
Informatie voor bezoekers van Italian Bee Gees concerten in Nederland op 19 en 20 September
The concert of September 20th. in Deurne will get a new location:
Nieuwe locatie voor concert op 20 September:
Cafe Hotel Thijssen, Pastoriestraat 20,Vlierden (near Deurne!)
More info soon: Italian Bee Gees
Marion: GSI 09/01/14
NEWS, August 19th.|
Message from GSI
Dear Gibb fans
I need to apologiz
Due to the Summer vacation and due to several personal matters which need my attention.
I have a delay in answering emails, updating GSI Facebook and specially updating the GSI website. Sorry for that.
I hope to be able to get updated with all the work soon again.
Thanks and love, Marion/GSI
BBC Radio 2 interview with Dwina and RJ Gibb
Marion: GSI 08/19/14
NEWS, July 31st.|
"50 ST. CATHERINE'S DRIVE"
"50 ST. CATHERINE'S DRIVE"
Click to read (docx file).
(with special thanks Robin Hurley)
Also listen to:
* Sorry - Robin Gibb
* Sydney - Robin Gibb
Dwina Gibb releases first anniversary picture
Ahead of posthumous album launch Dwina releases first anniversary picture of her and Bee Gees Robin Gibb.
Mrs Gibb has released the picture on what would have been the couple's 31st wedding anniversary.
Read story at:
also read: www.bbc.com
Robin John Gibb on Facebook, July 30th. 2014
Hello Everyone ,
It has recently been decided by the record company that an instrumental piece that I first composed in 2010 and then started writing lyrics for shortly thereafter has been chosen as a single.
The song, which a lot of you are aware of already, is Instant Love. Shortly before the Titanic Requiem
(as my father and I would work on different genres together and if we both decided to write on a piece we both liked we just went with the flow) I played him the song.
He sang some demo vocals to it and the rest is history. We then wrote the lyrics together and I finally completed the backing,
orchestration and overall production when I finished production works on 50 St Catherine's drive at Red Bus Studios in March of this year.
It was then mixed at Metropolis and will be released later this year.
Instant Love was originally going to be a club piece and now it is the mainstream piece it deserves to be
(yet the lines are indeed blurred these days and there's nothing wrong with that) but can still touch the club industry as there is a dance mix for future post-release.
The single will be the original version...
With my father and I singing a verse each and the chorus together.
My father laid down some amazing harmonics as well.
There was another version with just myself singing, when my father wanted to feature Instant Love on 50 St Catherine's Drive with me on the vocals. There was also the demo version from when we first started developing the song with just my father singing the lyrics, but even though it is not finished studio quality, if you have managed to get hold of it then kudos to you as it will of course be a "digital collectors item").
In the end we decided then that the original cannot be beat and I still have the same sentiments.
It truly is touching in my opinion and I hope you all enjoy the final outcome.
Love and best wishes to you and yours as always,
Whoever you may be,
Marion: GSI 07/31/14
NEWS, June 24th.|
3rd Annual Haute Tea
The Young Society of Love and Hope will host their 3rd Annual "Haute Tea" at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort on Friday, September 12, 2014.
This year's event will be honoring Linda Gibb, who serves along side her husband, Barry, as International Chairmen of Love and Hope.
While Linda Gibb (front) and her husband,
Barry, serve as International Chairmen of
Love and Hope, their daughter, Ali (2nd
from left) and daughters-in-law (l-r)
Therese, Gloria, Stacy and Jenna Gibb
are members of the Young Society of
Love and Hope. - Photo Credit: Anita
Sinkovic of Photoactiva for SoFlaNights
Marion: GSI 06/24/14
NEWS, June 2nd.|
Barry Gibb concert Concord
It was on May 31 when Barry had his performance in Concord (near San Francisco).
Open air show again, good weather, great atmosphere and lots of enthusiastic fans.
Sam unfortunately still wasn't there but according to Barry she's doing better and hopes to be there in Hollywood. Barry spoke of her with tenderness and asked the audience to wish her well. We keep our fingers crossed.
"How Deep Is Your Love"
And then there was 'One': Barry Gibb's message is music
© Anne Jakoweno
* BEE GEES, Streetlive
* Barry Gibb - Playdown (audio only) Brisbane 16.2.2013
* Bee Gees - Words - Spirits Having Flown 1979
* Bee Gees - Portrait Of Louise - Live In New York 1971
Marion: GSI 06/02/14
NEWS, May 28th.|
Barry Gibb concert Chicago
Barry really was enjoying himself in Chicago, he looked very relaxed. A pity that Sam wasn't able again to be there due to an illness.
She's healing well and hopes to be there again on the West Coast.
Whereever Barry goes during this US tour: the crowd loves him and he loves to be there and sing for his audience.
Although the difficult and emotional moments and being on stage without his brothers: Barry loves to perform again.
Reviews from fans
* Thank you Barry Gibb for the most memorable concert I have ever been to in my life! I sang and danced like it was 1975!!
Never have I felt such love and energy! You made us all feel wonderful, sentimental, and soo happy.
* Most incredible concert i have ever seem, OMG I cant believe I was here.
* Barry rocked Chicago ! Spectacular! On fire! Funny so handsome, better than ever, love him.
Many Thanks to all involved for arranging such awesome seats for some lucky fans traveling long distances!!!
* Great and emotional concert, thanks also for organizing of the fan get-together(s) in the venue cities dear Anne, Debbi, Marion.
A great way to meet other fans and to enjoy these special BG moments together. This is what fans want!!
* Barry Gibb Live in Chicago first 9 min.
* Barry Gibb - Night Fever / More Than a Woman
* In The Morning
© Anne Jakoweno
Finally the link is there, ( thank you tourmanager 'Los')
Queen and Andy Gibb
A new Queen album will be released which includes collaborations with other stars like Andy Gibb,
Michael Jackson etc. 'Queen Forever' will be the first Queen compilation album featuring vocals by Mercury (who died in 1991) and bassist John Deacon (who retired in 1997) since 1995's Made in Heaven.
Barry Gibb in Rolling Stone magazine
One of the pictures in Rolling Stone magazine
Marion: GSI 05/28/14
NEWS, May 24th.|
Barry Gibb concert New York
Cold and rainy weather when Barry did his open air concert last night in Wantagh,
NY Nikon at, Jones Beach Theater. However with his performance he brought sunshine to all the fans.
A little sad was the fact that Barry had to tell the audience he'd perform that night without his niece Sam who had fallen ill and was in hospital for some tests.
A disappointment for the audience of course.
Message from Sam on Twitter: Saturday morning May 24th.
Samantha Gibb ?@SamGibbMusic
Can't even describe how sad I am to of missed the Jones Beach show.Last night my health needed to come first. Now healing and getting better.
Barry on twitter:
Thank you Jones Beach. It was a wonderful life experience. Thank you for braving the rain and the cold. You were an inspiration.
Reviews (some first reviews from facebook)
* Just got back from Barry's show in Jones Beach. He was amazing! We spent the evening laughing, crying, singing and dancing to many of our favorite Bee Gees songs.
It was an amazing night and I had a great time. Barry belongs on stage and I hope he continues to tour.
* I saw such emotion tonight from Barry. I think he still gets amazed that he has such loyal fans and retelling stories about his brothers impacts him so.
I must again thank Linda for encouraging him to get back to his music so we can remind Barry what he and his brothers and his family mean to us.
* How Can You Mend (mentioning Sam is ill).
* Don't Throw It All Away ....
News paper article
Barry Gibb on CBS Sunday Morning (will be aired May 25th.)
© Robert Widermann
Message from Mythology Tour manager: Carlos
For everyone that has been wanting Merchandise from Boston. I talked to the Merchandise Representative last night and he is aware of your requests.
They are setting up the online link as we speak ! I will advise when it is up and running so you all can sell out the store okay? :)
Enjoy the day! "Los"
Australia salutes Beatles
Album which includes Beatles song by Bee Gees
Marion: GSI 05/24/14
NEWS, May 19th.|
Review, Boston concert Barry Gibb
Mythology Tour in Philadelphia
Today Barry gives his concert in Philly, to all fans attending: have a great time!
See for fan gathering details: GSI Mailbox.
For 24/7 fan updates etc. visit: GSI on Facebook.
Barry in the media
Like mentioned yesterday, Barry's appearance on CBS has been pushed back until next Sunday May 25. and The "Tonight Show" is still on this Wednesday May 21.
There's a Rolling Stone article coming aprox: May 29. Keep an eye on that!.
(thanks Dick Ashby).
Marion: GSI 05/19/14