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NEWS, March 26th.|
Miami Beach 100 event
When you daily visit GSI Facebook you will be fully updated with all the work which has been going on the past few weeks for the preparation of the big concert of March 26th.
Barry started rehearsing for the concert March 23rd.
video of performance !!
(start Barry at 3.06.50)
(new song at 3.20)
More about Barry's performance later on on this website. (and of course 24/7 on GSI facebook)
During a recent phone call and some recent correspondence with her, Dwina told me a bit more about the situation concerning the placing of a head stone for Robin's grave.
Also she told that there will be a ceremony held when the headstone is ready and will be erected. When we receive more details we will announce it on GSI website. The headstone will hopefully be ready around the 3rd anniversary of Robin's death, May 20 th. 2015.
RJ. didn't have time to finish the World War I Memoriam last year as he was overseeing the new Titanic show.
There are plans for future performances of The Titanic show and Dwina mentioned a possibility in Italy, maybe during a festival in Napels.
When I know more it will be mentioned on GSI website of course.
Dwina is also thinking of writing a biography of Robin based on the interviews she did with Robin mostly in 2008 - 2009 for their joint autobiography project.
She also talked with me about Maxwell and his trying to talk and sing. He seems to be a happy boy. Dwina told me when she was out side with him and he felt a little wind blowing he looked up and said: "fan - fan!" He felt the outside wind and remembered the wind caused by the fan inside their house as being the same, so funny.
Dwina has finished her third novel for the Regency Romance series and she finished her second play and they will start the reading sessions in April.
We talked about the Bee Gees Music of course and how it still is so beloved all over.
We talked about my friends from Italy who form a tribute band and at the moment tour with Blue Weaver in Europe with the Massachusetts Show to honour the Gibb music.
She knew all about it and had been in touch with Blue and knew that Robin loved these Italian Bee Gees she said. She mentioned she'd love to see the show once.
In one of her most recent mails she was amazed to hear from me that I'm in fact in touch with all three of the old Bee Gees bandmembers and was surprised to hear that
Dennis Bryon was in Berlin this week to watch Blue Weaver and The Italian Bee Gees and their show.
She wrote about the old band members and the times in Miami and that Alan worked for Barry for a long time. She knows that we're trying to get them back together on stage.
We'll be looking forward to visit her some time soon and visit Robin's grave and the Chapel at their house dedicated to Robin, where Dwina told me about. (Marion/GSI).
Former Bee Gees Band
Dennis and Blue with the Egiziano Brothers
It's been my wish for many years and slowly we are getting there:
at the Tempodrom in Berlin. © IBG
To have the former Bee Gees Band together again and hopefully playing together again on stage.-
Last week (March, 2015) Dennis Bryon joined Blue Weaver again and hopefully this will result in a future cooperation on stage possibly with The Italian Bee Gees who knows.....
Dennis was part of The Bee Gees like Blue Weaver and Alan Kendall in the most successful period of The Bee Gees.
Some back ground info Pdf.
Dennis has visited the Massachusetts tribute show in Europe. A tribute by The Italian Bee Gees and Blue Weaver to the Bee Gees Music.
(more info soon in a Massachusetts Report on the Italian Bee Gees section of this website and of course on GSI facebook!)
Book by Dennis Bryon:
You Should Be Dancing, My Life with the Bee Gees
Marion: GSI 03/26/15
NEWS, February 16th.|
Miami Beach Centennial Concert
Barry Gibb and Gloria Estefan are amongst the performers at Miami Beach centennial concert on March 26th.
There's now more news available about the 100 Year Miami Beach celebrations we mentioned about earlier on GSI website.
Press Release (Pdf)
Marion: GSI 02/16/15 (Thanks also Dick Ashby)
NEWS, February 9th.|
The 57th. Grammy Awards
The recording industry's most prestigious award, the GRAMMY, is presented annually by The Recording Academy.
A GRAMMY is awarded by The Recording Academy's voting membership to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences.
It is truly a peer honor, awarded by and to artists and technical professionals for artistic or technical achievement, not sales or chart positions.
The annual GRAMMY Awards presentation brings together thousands of creative and technical professionals in the recording industry from all over the world.
This year a Life Time Achievement award was given to The Bee Gees on February 7th. and yesterday (February 8th.) the huge Grammy ceremony took place at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Barry presented the Grammy award for best pop vocal album to: Sam Smith.
Backstage before the show
Photo report (6 images)
"Love And Hope" Event, 2015
Marion: GSI 02/09/15
NEWS, February 7th.|
Barry Gibb on Entertainment Tonight, US Television
February 6, Barry appeared on ET to talk about his career and brothers.
He's receiving a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award this weekend.
Marion: GSI 02/07/15
NEWS, February 5th.|
ATTENTION: Barry will be on US Entertainment Tonight.
February 6th at 7:30 East coast time.!!!
100 Year Miami Beach
Barry is back into the studio this month to work on his solo album. GSI was also informed that Barry will (probably with members of the band who worked with him during Mythology)
come on stage on March 26 as well as Gloria Estefan, Andrea Bocelli and Jon Secada, to help celebrate Miami Beach's 100-year anniversary.
More details on GSI website about the Miami Beach Centennial Concert when available.
Marion: GSI 02/05/15
NEWS, February 3st.|
The Grammy Week!
Barry and family are ready for it!
Thanks to Ali Gibb for this wonderful photo (credits Ali Gibb)
Still not sure exactly of all the members of the younger Gibb generation who will attend on Saturday.
From England Megan and RJ are planning to go however at the moment not 100% sure.
Barry and Yvonne will be there for sure!
The Spirits Tour DVD ?
Many of you have asked and keep asking about a possibility for releasing a DVD of this tour.
Answer from management to GSI:
'The problem with the idea of a Spirits Tour DVD has always been that too many people have a vested interest NBC, RSO, David Frost/Paradine Productions. The Bee Gees' present day Record Company '
So we can only hope but this is the situation.
Barry Gibb Interview
'With all the interest in the Barry Gibb interview we shot...I had to make sure all understand it was a very upbeat, look-back down memory lane.
A very cool, positive guy on all levels, with music and family still a major part of his life bringing him happiness'.
Some additional information about the video. (Pdf)
Hold Amy's Hand charity
Amy Watts was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in August. It had already spread to her liver.
She's just 37 - Friends and family have set up a webpage for Amy with a appeal for donations. This would enable her surgery in the UK.
Barry's twitter message
Travis Gibb Music
Travis: ' it's been way to long since I've shared anything.
I'm happy to say I'm going to start uploading more of my productions big or small. You can always check my Soundcloud account for anything new I'm posting' .
Barry about Elvis, One Day Two Legends Documentary
Here is a preview of a new documentary in which Barry will be among the Artists talking about their memories of Elvis Presley.
Barry talks to Joe Esposito about his first memory of Elvis bursting on to the English pop culture scene.
also watch: www.youtube.com
Barry and Joe Esposito
Marion: GSI 02/03/15
NEWS, January 5th.|
Grammy - Life Time Achievement Award 2015
The Recording Academy announced its 2015 Special Merit Awards recipients. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are amongst others
like earlier mentioned: The Bee Gees.
A special invitation-only ceremony will be held during Grammy Week on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast,
which will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
The ceremony on February 7th. won't be aired on TV though!
GSI doesn't know yet who of the Gibb Family is attending this ceremony.
Marion: GSI 01/05/15
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 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, March 16th.|
Barry Gibb concert March 26th. , solo album and next tour
There is no set list for March 26th yet as rehearsals don't start until Monday the 23rd.
Barry is recording this week.
No tour details available at least before August.
First the album has to be finished
The release date then has to be set
The promotional compaign then needs to be discussed
before a time line and concert plan can be worked out.
We keep you updated.
Marion: GSI 03/16/15
NEWS, March 11th.|
Grammy Awards, speech Adam Gibb
This year The Bee Gees received the Grammy Life Time Achievement Award and Adam Gibb was present to receive this precious award for his father Maurice, who sadly died in 2003.
Maurice's wife Yvonne was so kind to send us this video of the speech of Adam, to share with the fans on GSI.
Click here to see on Youtube
Marion: GSI 03/11/15
NEWS, March 1st.|
Love And Hope Ball 2015
Although Barry didn't perform this year ( he was of cours amongst the audience) most of the Gibb family were present at the Ball as always at February 14th. 2015.
Also visit: www.diabetesresearch.org
Photo report (9 images)
(Thanks Anne Jakowenko).
Barry started working on new solo album!
At the end of February everyone was getting ready to move to The Hit Factory to start the recording work for Barry's new solo album.
The plan is to have the album ready later this year and go on tour again next year. We'll of course keep you posted.
Photo report (9 images)
Time Lapse of Stephen Gibb's Guitar Rig Setup.
Time Lapse of Barry Gibb 2015, New Album, Recording Day 1, at The Hit Factory day 1
Barry at Miami Beach Centennial
For the latest info check:
Marion: GSI 03/01/15
NEWS, February 17th.|
Miami Beach 100 event tickets and more
Fill out form and be the first to know when Miami Beach 100 event tickets come out!
photo: Rudy Perez, Bruce Orosz, James Allen, Philip Levine, Andrea Bocelli and Barry Gibb attend as Miami Beach announces the headline performers for
Mega Centennial Concert Celebration at New World Center on February 16, 2015 in as Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/WireImage) click to enlarge.
Samantha Gibb, Memories
Sam: 'This video is dedicated to our family. This weekend my dad and uncles received a Lifetime Achievement Award for their work in music.
So proud and so grateful for all the memories they have helped create. Congrats boys and hats of to my brother who gave an awesome speech! Our paps would of been proud' :-)
Marion: GSI 02/17/15
NEWS, February 15th.|
"Love And Hope Ball"
Yesterday it was the yearly event of the Love And Hope Ball.
Barry of course was present and Jon Secada performed.
With Barry Gibb at the @Diabetes_DRI Love and Hope ball #diabetesresearch #valentinesday
Marion: GSI 02/15/15
NEWS, February 8th.|
Grammy Livetime Achievement Award 2015
This week is the week of the Grammy's and Barry and his family are celebrating the fact that The Bee Gees are getting the Grammy this year. How well deserved!!
GSI loves to congratulate Barry and the Gibb family with this special award. I'm very proud that my Bee Gees and my beloved music are getting recognition !!
The family went to LA this week for the celebrations and the presentation.
The programm of the Grammy event:
Barry performs onstage during the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran and John Mayer rehearsed their Grammy Performance, but Barry Gibb who will be presenting talks about the
Bee Gees getting the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and how it's a great but bittersweet moment for him and his mom.
During the presentation Barry speaks from the heart
starting at: 2.20
Photos and more.
Photo report (10 images)
THE GRAMMY'S LIVE:
Marion: GSI 02/08/15
NEWS, February 1st.|
To The Love Of The Bee Gees
"To Love the Bee Gees: A Tribute To The Brothers Gibb" is a collection
of well-curated, new and exclusive recordings of Bee Gees songs
reflecting the magic of the originals and the breadth of musical
styles Barry, Robin and Maurice created throughout the past fifty years.
The producers of "To Love the Bee Gees" launched a fundraising Kickstarter campaign
January 29th, to finish the recording of the album and release it to the public in the Fall.
The eventual release of the album will raise money and awareness for The Foundation
To Be Named later and their Peter Gammons Scholars program serving disadvantaged
The creation of this project came from the record's producers, Todd Bisson and Bennett Freed. Both are music business executives with more than twenty years' experience in
their chosen field. They have funded the initial recordings for the
album themselves which includes songs from power pop legendEmitt
Rhodes (ending a forty year absence from releasing music), former Boo Radleys'
guitaristMartin Carr , former Belle & Sebastian founding memberIsobel Campbell , Stones
Throw Records recording artist Myron " E, Warner Brothers recording
artist Dylan Gardner, Django Unchained's Elayna Boynton,
producer/artist Chris Price, and Latina chanteuse Jess Delgado.
Here's a current list of finished recordings for "To Love the Bee Gees":
"How Do You Mend A Broken Heart" -Emitt Rhodes
"Stayin' Alive" -Martin Carr
"How Deep Is Your Love" -Isobel Campbell
"Jive Talkin'" - Myron & E
"Massachusetts" - Dylan Gardner
"To Love Somebody" - Elayna Boynton
"I Can Bring Love" - Jess Delgado
"Please Read Me" - Chris Price
More information at:
Marion: GSI 02/01/15
NEWS, January 23rd.|
New 5 CD release
New 5 CD release
On March 24, a 5 CD box will be released covering the mid- to late-'70s hits of The Bee Gees. (see tracklist)
http://musictap.com (scroll down) and www.amazon.com
This project is another release by Warner.
According to management the deal with Warner Music Group will be ending at the end of 2016.
Marion: GSI 01/23/15
NEWS, January 22nd.|
The Grammy Lifetime Achievenment Award
The Grammy Lifetime Achievenment Award presentation to Barry Gibb for The Bee Gees will be on February 7th.
There will probably be made a video recording available of this event soon afterwards at www.grammy.com, GSI will keep you informed.
There's an event planned by Barry around February / March in Florida we hope to have details soon. Late in February Barry will start working on and recording his new solo album.
It's planned to be ready for release by the end of this year / early 2016. Afterwards there are concerts planned for the greater part of 2016.
In the breaks of Barry 2016 tour his eldest son Steve is trying to finish his own solo record as well as some other projects too. More details when available.
We keep you informed.
Marion: GSI 01/22/15
NEWS, January 21st.|
Steve Gibb interview
Stephen Gibb © Esther Bredero
Stephen Gibb ( Barry's son) joins Sandra and Wenda to share family stories and his own musical adventures.
He talks about his childhood and family and future plans.
News: after the presentation of the Grammy February 7th. Barry will start working and recording on his new solo album according to Steve.
Which is planned to be ready for release by the end of 2015, early 2016.
New song by Samantha Gibb
Marion: GSI 01/21/15
NEWS, December 31th. 2014|
January 1st. 2015
A New Year
We start a new year with GSI website (and Facebook group) and hope being able again to share with you in this new year: everything Gibb related.
This week GSI received a short update message from Barry Gibb and his team in Miami Beach.
Unfortunately there are no touring plans for 2015
but there may be one or two charity events where he does a short performance. We have at this time no details yet about these plans to announce.
Then there is of course the Grammy presentation in February!
As for recording: Barry is planning on writing and putting down a few demos in the new year so as to try out his newly refitted analogue home studio.
However we'll have to wait and see where that may or may not lead too.
GSI will update when more news becomes available of course.
Barry is planning to visit Australia, probably in September.
Unfortunately there is no DVD release of the Mythology tour planned.
The Bee Gees are been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at an event in Los Angeles on Feb 7 the day before the televised Grammys in the USA on Feb 8 th.
(thanks Dick Ashby)
Some nice video clips to start the year with:
ROBIN GIBB -Good Morning Britain- 1986 youtube.com
Bee Gees Chuck Berry Johnny B Goode (Live At Midnight Special 73) www.youtube
BEE GEES -Blick- on Sat1 youtube.com
BEE GEES in Hamburg-Germany 1989 youtube.com
DWINA GIBB & ROBIN GIBB Art Exhibition in "Heart Of The Country" youtube.com
1989 Bee Gees interview from NY youtube.com
Bee Gees - Lollipop youtube.com
Reelin' and Rockin' - Chuck Berry The Midnight Special 1973 youtube.com
Marion: GSI 12/31/14 - 01/01/15
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