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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  

NEWS, December 28th.

  Results of Bee Gees Youtube views!
We have the "Music Insights" application, which shows the amount of times each act has been listened to on YouTube since September 2014: Bee Gees - 111.173.939 This is yet another impressive result.Better than the Stones Abba Elton John Phil Collins among others. Brazil and Mexico more views on YouTube tan the States.Chile more tan the UK with a population of only 17 million www.youtube.com
thanks: Juan Guzmán!!

  Samantha Gibb
Sam will give a performance on January 9th. 2016. This charity event will take place at Savor, Studio J. (Miami Beach- Florida, USA). from 8.00 pm. till 11.00 pm. Cost: free.
Sam: ' So excited to be a part of this event.
Thank you so much!' http://samanthagibb.com



Marion: GSI 12/28/15  

NEWS, December 16th.

  Titanic Live Concert Tour

The earlier mentioned dates and places for concerts in Italy have been replaced by ONE other concert on April 2nd. 2016 in Bari, Italy, because of organizational reasons. So the concerts of December 19: Matera, December 27: Bari and December 29: Lecce ARE OFF!! GSI is in close contact with the producer of this project and we'll soon have more concert dates concerning other countries. At this moment one is working on this. Next upcoming concert: the German premiere in Siegen, Germany !! This will be February 13th. 2016. TICKETS: www.eventim.de

  GSI tip
The Barry Gibb Interview - The Full Transcript Plus Another Forgotten Bee Gees Classic by Tim Roxborogh. www.roxboroghreport.com

Marion: GSI 12/16/15  

NEWS, December 13th.

  GSI Offer for TITANIC Premiere Germany!!!
Dear fans
After a voting between all requests.... the list is ready! All fans who can join me for a pre-concert meeting with the guests during the premiere of Titanic Concerts in Siegen, Germany have by now received an email from GSI. If you were not amongst the lucky ones then we hope you'll get another chance some day soon.
PS. Management told me today that the coming weeks they are working on booking more venues for the Titanic Concerts in Germany and other countries!! GSI will keep you updated!!!

  GSI Tips
* Video of interview with Barry.
* Read Bee Gees Interview.
* Read interview with Bee gees Band drummer Dennis Bryon .
* Listen to: The Life of a Song: To Love Somebody.

Marion: GSI 12/13/15  

NEWS, November 25th.

  Some updates and fan answers
* Barry's album and tour 2016: No confirmations yet. still plans, like earlier mentioned, of releasing the album in the first part of 2016, (probably around March 2016 but certainly not at the end of 2015!!) and furthermore.... plans for live concerts after the album release in 2016. We keep you posted.
* Barry's Bumsrush video and the possibility to order it: There is no system in place presently to order this video. We hope again in near future.
* What about plans of Barry to release the live recording of the Melbourne concert from 1989. Barry and John Merchant remixed the audio from the original 'One For All' - home video release recorded at the 1989 Melbourne Concert for inclusion in the more recent Bee Gees Box set: The Warner Bros. Years 1987 - 1991.

  GSI Offer - Premiere Titanic Concert Siegen
Do you have tickets for this concert and are you interested in getting a chance to meet with the guests before the start of the concert??? GSI will probably have a possibility, in cooperation with the concert organisation, to visit the guests with some fans before the show starts, for a chat and take some photos etc. In Germany we expect The Gibbs only to be present at the premiere in Siegen. I can only invite a small group of fans.... If you have booked tickets for Siegen I can put you on the list and let you in. If you are interested then send an email soon to:
Marion@brothersgibb.org subject: fan visit Siegen.
There are only a few places left on my list.

Also watch: youtube.com And click here (Pdf) to read the review of the Titanic Requiem music written by Marty Hogan and posted here with his permission.

Marion: GSI 11/25/15  

NEWS, November 5th.

  You Should Be Dancing CD

A decision has been made that this planned compilation CD won't be released after all. This seems to be a worldwide decision.

  Signed Rotary Club 2016 Calender
From Rotary Redcliffe:
Hi Marion!
Our Rotary Club has 2016 calendar of our area signed by Barry Gibb for auction. It has Barry on the front cover and includes some photos of Bee Gees Way along with other local sights. For anyone interested visit: http://rotaryredcliffecity.org
Thanks, Mick Cullen

Rotary Calendar 2016 front   click to enlarge

Marion: GSI 11/05/15  



More News 2015
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
www.legacy.com/guestbooks/robert-stigwood-condolences

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, December 25th.

  CHRISTMAS 2015 - TO LOVE THE BEE GEES
GSI wishes you all a wonderful Christmas and for all GSI members on website and facebook group we have for you a nice extra today from the To Love The Bee Gees project.

Hello to everyone in this marvelous vibrant extended family!

Many of you will already know about our album, To Love The Bee Gees, A Tribute to the Brothers Gibb. Our goal has been to create the best yet tribute to the music of Barry, Robin & Maurice. After four years of work including 16 months of recording in four countries, our album was just released at the end of November. We wanted to tell you our story and say thank you for the goodwill we have received from members of this forum and other Bee Gees fans around the world. With that in mind, here is our latest video from the project: SheLoom's version of "Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You." It was shot in Canada, Oregon, and Italy. We hope you like it!

https://youtu.be

Also, we wanted to share with you a short message we received from Barry Gibb. Barry has been a true gentleman and very supportive of our album. We could not be more thrilled with what he has written:

"The first time anyone ever recorded one of our songs would have to be at least fifty years ago. I'm always honored that anyone ever bothered to do that. It's an awesome experience to look at an album like this featuring so many great artists, singing our songs that were created over such a lifetime. I'll never forget the time and the place when they came about and some came about in the most abstract situations. So, this is an enormous pleasure to listen to and hopefully my brothers are listening in and with great approval.

Congratulation to all of you involved in such a great project and of course the charity itself.

What a humbling experience.
Love & respect,
Barry Gibb"


How wonderful is that!?
We made this album for Bee Gees fans, so we hope you will consider buying it if you have not do so already. All the profits go to the Peter Gammons Scholarship Fund/Foundation To Be Named Later. As a Christmas gift to everyone here, you can use the discount code GSIHOHOHO to take 15% your purchase from our webstore at: https://to-love-the-bee-gees-a-store.myshopify.com/
If you want to download the songs from iTunes, there is no discount, but you can do it here:
Standard download at iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/jv5xame
Deluxe download at iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/hhwbfgp

Thank you so much,
Todd Bisson & Bennett Freed

Producers of
To Love the Bee Gees: A Tribute to the Brothers Gibb

Marion: GSI 12/25/15  
(Thanks Todd Bisson, Bennett Freed)

NEWS, November 16th.

  Titanic Live Concert Tour
Latest information from Titanic Live Concert Tour
 Additional extra dates for Italy are coming in December.
 The organisation hopes to be able to confirm more German dates by the end of this year too.
 The idea is to go with this show world wide.
 The Italian singers / actors travel with the show to the other countries. Orchestra and choir will be by local musicians. In Siegen the local Philharmonic orchestra and choir will play and sing.
 For the German shows program booklets will be in German.
 More GSI info about the premire show in Siegen: soon!

Ticket info Titanic Premiere Germany (in English and German/Deutsch)
Premiere February 13. in Siegen, Germany
All Tickets which are for sale
Kids and students: 15 Euro
Silver Tickets : 36 Euro (-10% !!! instead of 40 Euro)
Gold - Tickets : 54 Euro (-10% !!! instead of 60 Euro)
Platinum - Tickets : 72 Euro (-10% !!! instead of 80 Euro)
FAN - Tickets : 90 Euro (incl. FAN-package !!!)
VIP - Tickets : 110 Euro (incl. FAN-package and.... Meet & Greet !!!)

Premiere am 13.Februar 2016 in Siegen, Deutschland
Alle Tickets auf einem Blick.
Schüler & Studenten : 15 Euro
SILBER - Tickets : 36 Euro (-10% !!! ... statt 40 Euro)
GOLD - Tickets : 54 Euro (-10% !!! ... statt 60 Euro)
PLATIN - Tickets : 72 Euro (-10% !!! ... statt 80 Euro)
FAN - Tickets : 90 Euro (incl. FAN-Paket !!!)
VIP - Tickets : 110 Euro (incl. FAN-Paket und.... Meet & Greet !!!)

Dates of upcoming shows as far as confirmed at the moment.
Titanic Live Concerts, Italy tour 2015
 Matera, December 19 / Palasassi
 Bari, December 27 / Palaflorio
 Lecce, December 29 / Teatro Politeama Greco

Titanic Live Concerts, Germany tour 2016
 Premiere Show, February 13th. Siegerlandhalle, Siegen.
dates/info: subject to change

More info:
titanicliveconcert.com/geschaeft/  
robingibb.com/titanicconcerts  
titanicliveconcert.com/it/  
titanicliveconcert.com/

  GSI Tips
Miami Beach concert 2015
'While waiting for the new album I'm enjoying all..... the other material, like this recent concert, thanks Barry until soon...
I'll already put the kettle on ;-) Marion / GSI'
Rising Miami Beach Concert 2015
Rising Miami Beach Concert 2015
Rising Miami Beach Concert 2015
Rising Miami Beach Concert 2015
Rising Miami Beach Concert 2015
Rising Miami Beach Concert 2015

Marion: GSI 11/16/15  
(Thanks Titanic Live Concert org. Italy).


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