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NEWS, August 28th.

  Delay
Due to the death of friend and GSI representative Henk Goosens I haven't been able to keep the website updated at all. Nor am I updated with answering mail, sorry for that. I hope most of you have been able to follow all latest news and details 24/7 on my GSI facebook group which could be kept updated rather well. Today I'll try and post some of the items of the past one or two weeks.
Thank you, Marion / GSI


GSI HAS HAD PROBLEMS WITH RECEIVING EMAILS THE LAST 2 DAYS. IF YOU WROTE ME AN MAIL THE PAST 2 DAYS THEN: JUST RE SEND IT AGAIN PLEASE TO: MARION@BROTHERSGIBB.ORG THANK YOU!

  Barry is leaving for his trip to Australia
August 28th. Barry and family will leave for Australia. The coming weeks Barry will pay another visit to his beloved Australia, to open stage 2 of Bee Gees Way, to perform with Olivia Newton John and hopefully to have lots of time for private visits etc. The first time Dutch BG fan and GSI representative Henk Goosens won't be able to travel to Barry and be amongst the audience. but Steph from the Australian fanclub told me they are holding a seat for Henk on the official stage!! We think he would really like that as we know he wanted to be here, and I'm sure he will be there in spirit! On September 11th. Barry Gibb will arrive at the main stage to give a short speech and greet fans at approximately 1:55pm then he'll proceed up to Bee Gees Way to the official marquee for the grand opening of Stage 2 at 2:00pm.

Follow the event by live stream!
The live stream starts at approx 2pm Brisbane time (AEST) Everyone has to register for it and make sure you enter your country as well In The Netherlands you should sit ready at 6.00 a.m. in the morning (September 11th.) for the live stream of the Event in Redcliffe.
Stay updated the coming weeks also through: Bee Gees Fan Club Australia www.facebook.com/BeeGeesFanClub

  Can the Gold Coast claim The Bee Gees
Jeff Apter speaks about his book Tragedy http://blogs.abc.net.au

  More about the Redcliffe event etc.
 Barry's return to Redcliffe www.redcliffefestival.com.au
 Bee Gees Way www.beegeesway.com
Hi and welcome to our Bee Gees Way Site.
This is about the Bee Gees Way, a pedestrian walkway from Redcliffe Parade to Sutton Street situated in Redcliffe, Queensland Australia. It contains a visual depiction of the Bee Gees life with an emphasis on their time in Redcliffe.
 Redcliffe festival on Facebook facebook.com/RedcliffeFestival   facebook.com/events
 Register for, and watch Live Stream here http://visitmoretonbayregion.com.au
 a chance to win tickets www.couriermail.com.au

  More about the Olivia Barry performance
More about the Olivia Newton John Gala 2015 at: www.facebook.com and: http://fundraisingoliviaappeal.com

  Dennis Bryon, more about You Should Be Danding
Dennis Bryon 'the one on the drums during the most succesful days of The Bee Gees'. Listen to Dennis about his book and his work Unplugged & Totally Uncut www.spreaker.com

  An apology to The Gibb Family
www.mirror.co.uk

  Robin's newsletters
A real piece of history - the very first Robin Gibb Fan Club Letter ! www.robingibb.com and here is Robin's welcome note to Fan Club members, written in his own hand!
(RobinGibb.com)

  Review of Robin's Saved By The Bell
A great four star review of Robin Gibb's 'Saved by The Bell' appeared last week in the Dutch newspaper 'de Volkskrant' www.robingibb.com In Dutch.
(RobinGibb.com)

  More about the Titanic Concert Tour
We do hope that the Titanic concert tour will travel to other parts of Europe (and beyond), but we will have to wait and see how successful the Italian shows are first.
Visit: www.robingibb.com   www.youtube.com   www.robingibb.com

RJ in Tatanto, Italy, copyright Robingibb.com
Marion: GSI 08/28/15  

NEWS, August 7th.

  42nd. Annual Love and Hope Ball
Fantasy at the Fontainebleau.

Finally we can give you the date for the 2016 Love and Hope Ball. It will take place on Saturday, February 6th. at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Cocktail Reception at LIV 8:00pm - Midnight, Dinner in the Sparkle Ballroom.
Address: Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
Cost: $650 per person.
More info at: www.diabetesresearch.org

Marion: GSI 08/07/15  

NEWS, August 3rd.

  MESSAGE FROM ROBIN JOHN GIBB
GSI mentioned already before that Dwina informed us about possibilities of performing the Titanic Requiem in Italy soon, now there's more news on this!!
Titanic Requiem in Italy!

'On October 23rd of this year, there will be a world premier Titanic Requiem concert with full holographic projection displays in Taranto at the Palamazzola. This concert kicks off a tour of concerts around Italy. That is the first tour. I was also very honored to receive an award for the Titanic Requiem for myself and on behalf of my late father for best international artists, a recognition for the Requiem I was happy to accept tonight in Taranto. There were many Italian passengers among the 1,517 souls who lost there lives on Titanic and this Requiem is for all who perished on board Titanic or who suffered the equally horrible fate of losing there loved ones in that way.
Warm regards
from Puglia
RJ
Ps
I'll update you all later on progress'.
www.oltreilfatto.it

Robin John and his mother Dwina Gibb in Taranto, Puglia Italy during the press conference on 3 august 2015 to present the Italian dates of the Titanic Live Concert Tour.    © www.oltreilfatto.i
Also visit: also visit: http://www.robingibb.com/titanicrequiem
TICKETS: ciaotickets.com
Tour dates (dates are subject to change) so far:
Taranto, October 23
Naples November 20
Lecce November 14
Bari December 4
More info soon.

  Stage 2 of Bee Gees Way
Keep updated at: www.facebook.com

  From Japan
The Japanese version of the Robin compilation will be coming out on August 5th. We completed work on the accompanying booklet (some 60 pages) with sheets of lyrics and translation a few weeks ago. We advised Warner Japan to also include the "bonus" photos from the 1970 Japanese release of "Robin's Reign" and got our own copy scanned for the purpose. We met with Warner JP the other day and were shown the sample photos. They looked glossy and good. There is also an ad on the August issue of Japanese "Record Collectors" magazine. It's the first time in many years that any Gibb-related release gets to be advertised in a Japanese magazine. However, this release is basically considered for the hardcore fan base. That is, Warner Japan is only bringing out a small number of copies in the market this time. So if you are a collector and are interested in getting the Japanese edition, it will be advisable to preorder now. Of course, we are hoping this will be another commercial success for Robin, but we are not actually sure what will happen after the first batch sells out. Although I am sure you already have multiple versions of the stuff, but quite frankly, priced at around $30 (U.S.), the Japanese edition of "Collected Works" is a good buy! http://beegeedays.com   http://beegeedays.com/en

Very rare sleeve photos of the original Japanese "Robin's Reign" LP will be included as "bonus material" in the upcoming Japanese release
It can be ordered from the following websites (all in English).
CD Japan www.cdjapan.co.jp
HMV Japan: www.hmv.co.jp
Amazon Japan: www.amazon.co.jp
(Yuzuru).

Marion: GSI 08/03/15  

NEWS, June 25th.

  Barry Gibb to join Olivia Newton-John
In Melbourne, Saturday 19 September 2015
At the ONJ Gala 2015 'a touch of gold'
Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Australia.

Olivia Newton-John will return home to Melbourne to raise funds for her beloved Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital. She will host the third annual 'ONJ Gala', where she will be joined by another homegrown international music legend and friend, Barry Gibb in his only Australian performance.
"It's a joy and an honor to come back to Melbourne and take the stage with Olivia once again. Singing with her is always an incredible experience and to do it for such a great cause makes it all the more special," remarked Barry Gibb. www.onlymelbourne.com.au

Marion: GSI 06/25/15  

NEWS, June 6th.

 

Book Dennis Bryon
Dennis wants to share with you all the stories of his years working with The Bee Gees and asked to post this book information on GSI. The book can already be pre ordered and will be available in the shops in August. pre order at: http://ecwpress.com

More soon.
(thanks Samantha Dobson, ECW Press).

  More reviews for Robin's Saved By The Bell CD set.
 Dave DiMartino, Executive Editor at Yahoo! Music wrote the following review of Saved By the Bell: The Collected Works of Robin Gibb 1968-1970 www.robingibb.com
 Alexis Petridis recommends Saved by the Bell, a 3CD collection of solo material - most of it unreleased - by the late Bee Gee Robin Gibb. www.theguardian.com
 Interview with Dwina at 2.13: www.bbc.co.uk

Marion: GSI 06/04/15  

NEWS, May 22nd.

  Bee Gees Film ?!
Today several announcements and articles mentioned the filming plans about the lives of The Gibb Brothers. GSI has already mentioned these plans before around 2011. There was also contact with Richard Curtis as Spielberg had asked him to do the directing part of the film. At some point negotiations had to take place concerning the project, however the planned meeting had to be cancelled as Robin was already too ill to travel. Now there seems again plans to start the project but..... today I contacted the Gibb Family and found out there's no confirmation about this (yet).
This was in the media today:
The writer behind hit films Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral looks set to write a biopic based on the lives of the Bee Gees. Richard Curtis has been tapped to tell the tale of the band of brothers who launched their musical career in Australia in the late 1950s. Bee Gees' frontman, Barry Gibb, has signed on to produce the musical project.
www.dailymail.co.uk   www.tracking-board.com

Marion: GSI 05/22/15  (thanks Dick Ashby)

NEWS, May 13th.

  Barry at work in Hit Factory
For some time already Barry is working with his team in the studio to record his new album. On Facebook we regularly keep you updated with photo material. Today also some recent photos on GSI website (4 images)  
     
  Love and Hope Ball, 2016 Many fans keep asking for info concerning next years' Love and Hope. Nothing is confirmed and definite yet. The date will probably be February 13th. Barry's performance there is not confirmed yet.

  GSI Tips
 Street Life www.youtube.com
 Samantha Gibb over the years. youtube.com
 VH1 Storytellers. youtube.com/1  youtube.com/2  youtube.com/3  youtube.com/4

Marion: GSI 05/13/15  

NEWS, April 27th.

  Update from Dwina
I want to update you on the progress on Robin's headstone for his burial place in Thame. I am hoping that it will be completed by late May to commemorate the third anniversary of Robin's passing, or in June for the anniversary of the funeral. It is also appropriate that "Saved By The Bell", the collection of Robin's early solo recordings, will released around the same time.
www.robingibb.com

Robinís headstone will be in the grounds of
St Maryís Church, Thame

Robinís memorial headstone at
Matin Cookís Buckinghamshire studio
Marion: GSI 04/27/15  (thanks Dwina Gibb).

NEWS, April 14th.

  Red Bus Studio receives Blue Plaque

Blue Plaque unveiling at Red Bus Studio, London. © Linda Keane
Dwina and RJ Gibb were guests, April 12th. at a Blue Plaque unveiling in London. London's iconic Red Bus Studios ' home to some of the UK's most famous recordings ' has been honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque from The Heritage Foundation. The studios have become the first building ' as opposed to an individual to receive the honour and were nominated for the award by Bee Gees' singer, the late Robin Gibb, former president of the Foundation. www.music-news.com
Also visit: www.redbusstudios.com

  Robin Gibb on Twitter: New 3 CD!!

New 3 CD, 63 track compilation of solo Robin Gibb from '69-'70 coming soon. Includes 46 rare & unreleased tracks!! Saved-Bell-Collected-Works-1969-1970 (June 2, 2015) www.amazon.com
The collection captures the entire musical output of Robin Gibb at 19 years old, over a 12 month period from 1969 and 1970. The extensive 3 disc set features the critically acclaimed hit solo album Robin s Reign, rebooted to include nine alternate takes and full-length versions, as well as the previously unreleased, and much sought-after Sing Slowly Sisters album, which comes exactly 45 years after it was recorded. http://us2.campaign-archive1.com

  Bumsrush DVD
GSI recently received questions about how to obtain the Bumsrush DVD I was told that for Bumsrush enquires please write to: info@barrygibb.com

Marion: GSI 04/14/15  

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)

  Dwina Gibb
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
at the Tempodrom in Berlin.    © IBG
It's been my wish for many years and slowly we are getting there:
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 www.ecwpress.com/beegees

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)

www.miamiherald.com   http://miamibeach100.com

Marion: GSI 02/16/15  (Thanks also Dick Ashby)

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. www.diabetesresearch.org   www.socialmiami.com

jonsecada:
With Barry Gibb at the @Diabetes_DRI Love and Hope ball #diabetesresearch #valentinesday

  Also watch:
https://vimeo.com   www.grammy.com

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:
www.fxm-group.com

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)

www.youtube.com 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 www.yahoo.com   www.youtube.com starting at: 2.20

Photos and more.
www.utsandiego.com   www.gettyimages.nl   http://fdrmx.com

The family
Photo report (10 images)  
                 

THE GRAMMY'S LIVE: www.grammy.com/

Marion: GSI 02/08/15  

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
Latincam Productions:
'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. www.holdamyshand.com

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' . https://soundcloud.com

  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. www.youtube.com   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. www.grammy.org

Marion: GSI 01/05/15  



Back to the most recent News
NEWS, August 24th.

  GSI Announcement
Dear fans and friends.
Many of you will have heard the sad news by now through my facebook and my personal messages. Last Thursday August 20th. our friend, Bee Gees Fan and GSI representative Henk Goosens has passed away.
He will be sadly missed by so many.

You will be able to say goodbye to Henk:
Wednesday, August 26th. at 13.00 hours.
cemetry: Hofwijk, Delftweg 230 in Rotterdam,
The Netherlands

Next week GSI will publish a short In Memory on the website.

Henk Goosens, Australia 2013
Marion / GSI xxx  

NEWS, August 21st.

  Gibb Family Request!!
REQUEST!!
ITV television in Great Britain is planning a documentary series about the untimely deaths of several famous people over the past 50 years. I was contacted by ITV to cooperate and I was asked to get ITV in touch with the Gibb Family. ITV wants to make an episode about Maurice Gibb as part of their 'Autopsy' Series.

I understand they are still planning to do this episode although Yvonne Gibb does not approve and I won't cooperate either of course! The Gibb Family asks everyone who will be contacted by ITV to cooperate on the series about Maurice:
NOT TO DO THIS PLEASE!.

Marion: GSI 08/21/15  

NEWS, August 13th.

  Barry's visit to Redcliffe 2015

click to enlarge
With Barry visiting Redcliffe again next month for the opening of Stage 2 of Bee Gees Way fans are able to get much closer to the Bee Gees star and traders warned to prepare for their busiest day of the year!
Listen to audio from 5.00
http://blogs.abc.net.au   facebook.com/RedcliffeFestival   www.redcliffefestival.com.au   www.facebook.com

  Titanic Concert Tour
We are pleased to announce that The Titanic Requiem, composed by Robin Gibb and RJ Gibb, has inspired a series of classical concerts in Italy. The music from 60 musicians and a choir of 40 will be accompanied by custom designed holograms projected behind the orchestra and choir. Tickets for three concerts are available now, with two more dates to be announced soon.
On sale soon:
6 December, Bari
Date TBA, Pescara

robingibb.com/news   facebook.com   facebook.com/2   facebook.com/3

* RJ Gibb and Dwina Gibb recently visited Taranto in Italy, where the first concert will take place, to participate in the press announcement and launch event www.youtube.com

* While RJ and Dwina were in Taranto, RJ accepted an award on behalf of his father and himself celebrating the composition of "The Titanic Requiem". www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 08/13/15  

NEWS, August 11th.

  Barry Gibb new album - and Love and Hope
Marion / GSI received some updates from Barry because there keep coming so many fan questions concerning the release date of Barry's new album. and "Love and Hope". All I can tell you is there are no plans to release a solo single or album until next year ! No news about Barry performing at the next "Love and Hope". The 2016 "Love and Hope Ball" will feature a Circus Sole type of act.
More later this year

  GSI TIPS
 Karl Richardson explores the greatest Brothers Gibbs' Hits, through the multitracks masters of songs like Stayin' Alive, Night Fever and others that make history in the top charts. A must listen BBC documentary for fans and for those who appreciate the best produtions and artists of all times. www.youtube.com
 Robin Gibb at Skavlan, 2011 www.youtube.com
 Bee Gees Interview 1968 Cologne, Germany www.youtube.com
 Bee Gees Radio Interview 1987 www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 08/11/15  

NEWS, August 6th.

  Vince Melouney
Vince, (Bee Gee in the sixties playing the guitar) will perform his last gig in Dungog, Australia on August 8th. The release of his album is end of August. Then he will move to Britain again for some time. www.dungogchronicle.com.au

Marion: GSI 08/06/15  

NEWS, August 4th.

  Author event with Dennis Bryon
Author event with Dennis Bryon, author of You Should Be Dancing: My life with the Bee Gees signs his books. Please join Parnassus Books in welcoming acclaimed drummer and Nashvillian Dennis Byron for a discussion and signing of his memoir, "You Should Be Dancing: My Life with the Bee Gees".
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 2:00pm. Event address:
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215

Dennis is also appearing at Mid South Book Fest in Memphis September12th. Bill Clinton and the Bee Gees: Memoirs from the Spotlight,10:00am Dennis Bryon of the Bee Gees and White House appointee Janis F. Kearney have lived amazing lives, and their memoirs serve as a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of politics and pop culture. Join them as they share their stories about the Clintons, civil rights leader Daisy Bates, the Bee Gees, and more!
Presenters: Dennis Bryon and Janis F. Kearney
Moderator: Neil White
Location: Playhouse on the Square Main Stage www.midsouthbookfest.org

Marion: GSI 08/04/15  

NEWS, July 19th.

  Barry and Olivia at the ONJ Gala 2015 'a touch of gold'
We do not have a set list but Barry and Olivia for sure will sing several songs together according to his manager.

  Stage 2 Of Walk Way Opening
Management told GSI that they don't know the time of the walkway opening on Sept 11th yet although it will probably be in the afternoon. There will only be a limited capacity of seats. Keep an eye on GSI website / facebook and: www.facebook.com/BeeGeesFanClub for details if you are visiting Redcliffe. also visit: www.beegeesway.com

  Love and Hope 2016
No details at all yet about The "Love and Hope Ball" for 2016. GSI received information that the event will probably be moved to another location!!! and so no date or details are known yet at the moment. We soon hope to know more.

Marion: GSI 07/19/15  

NEWS, July 16th.

  Update Barry's plans
Many fans asked GSI for an update about Barry's plans, however at the moment not too much to mention: Barry should finish his album just before they go to Australia for 3-4 weeks at the end of August. Stage 2 of Bee Gees Way will be officially opened by Barry, Linda and Lesley on Friday September 11, 2015. More info about the official opening of stage 2 of Bee Gees Way as well as Barry's performance at Olivia's Gala you can find at the facebook page of the Australian fanclub: www.facebook.com/BeeGeesFanClub
For more info about the Bee Gees Way also visit: www.beegeesway.com

GSI will not know about any CD / concert plans until Barry and his team will sit down with the record label after the return from Australia. Barry's CD will definitely not be released until early in 2016 Keep an eye on GSI website for more details the coming months.

  Bee Gees in Dutch newspaper
'The work of The Bee Gees belongs to the most beautiful in Pop' 'Brothers Gibb: triumph and tragedy' A story about a Dutch reporter visiting the Brothers in Miami in the 80ties: click for PDF (in Dutch)

  You Should Be Dancing - My Life With The Bee Gees
Book Dennis Bryon is ready.
Kayte Strong (wife of Dennis): Yesterday (July 15) was the big day we had our first look at the physical book "You Should Be Dancing". I was the official photographer and host of the event, which was held in our kitchen (of course). I gathered several of the people who are featured in the book, and I laid out a big spread of shrimp, cheeses, ham, spicy deviled eggs, grapes, hummus, guacamole, salmon dip, barbecue chips, assorted crackers and a bottle of champagne . . . and we witnessed Dennis open the box to see his first novel!
Congrats with your book Dennis!!

More news about Dennis Bryon:
it's definite now that Dennis will be joining The Italian Bee Gees on tour next year during their Massachusetts Shows of 2016!! Fans who will visit one of these Massachusetts shows in Europe will be able to ask Dennis personally, during the Meet and Greet after each show, to sign the book. Dennis will be guest performer next to Blue Weaver (both members from the original Bee Gees Band) and tour with the 3 Italian Egiziano Brothers to pay tribute to The Bee Gees music.
More info:
brothersgibb.org/ibg.html   facebook.com/dennisbryonauthor

Marion: GSI 07/16/15  

NEWS, June 1st.

  Bee Gees Walkway
Attention
At the moment the Bee Gees walkway is closed for public. One is working to complete the next stage now. Stage 2 of the walkway will be openend officially by Barry Gibb on September 11th. 2015.
More at: www.smh.com.au

  Saved By The Bell, the Collected Works of Robin Gibb: 1968-70
The CD set received a five-star review. www.robingibb.com/1   www.robingibb.com/2

  John Merchant aboutBarry Gibb album
After a short break to let our ears cool down, it's on to mixing (in Miami) and then mastering (in Maine). The tracks are all recorded, but we still need to mix and master the project before delivery.

Marion: GSI 06/01/15  

NEWS, May 27th.

  Barry's visit to Australia 2015

Like GSI mentioned before Barry will visit Australia this year again. He will visit Redcliffe and will be at the opening of stage two of The Bee Gees Walkway. September 11th. As far as we know now he will only be accompanied by wife Linda during this trip but other family members may join, who knows. Barry and Linda are planning to stay for about 2 to 3 weeks and will spend most of the time doing private visits etc. www.redcliffefestival.com.au/

Marion: GSI 05/27/15  

NEWS, May 18th.

  Title change of Robin's CD set

It is no longer called "1969-70" but is "1968-1970" now! Late in the compiling of the project, Andrew Sandoval added some demos from 1968, so the title of the album was changed to 1968-1970. These are the tracks from 1968:
The 1968 tracks are:
12. The Band Will Meet Mr. Justice (demo) 2.46
(Robin Gibb)
Recorded at IBC Sound Recording Studio A, London, UK (6/13/68)
Previously unissued

13. The People's Public Poke Song (demo) 1.49
(Robin Gibb)
Recorded at IBC Sound Recording Studio A, London, UK (6/13/68)
Previously unissued

14. Indian Gin And Whiskey Dry (demo) 1.53
(Robin Gibb)
Recorded at IBC Sound Recording Studio A, London, UK (6/13/68)
Previously unissued

15. The Girl To Share Each Day (demo) 2.13
(Robin Gibb)
Recorded at IBC Sound Recording Studio A, London, UK (6/13/68)
Previously unissued

16. Come Some Halloween Or Christmas Day (demo) 3.42
(Robin Gibb)
Recorded at IBC Sound Recording Studio A, London, UK (6/13/68)
Previously unissued

17. Heaven In MY Hands (demo) 2.11
(Robin Gibb)
Recorded at IBC Sound Recording Studio A, London, UK (6/13/68)
Previously unissued

Tracks 14 and 16 should have been credited as B, R & M compositions, although only Robin plays on these demos. A note to the website explains the error on the writers for these two songs. (The package had already gone to production when this mistake was noticed). The 3 CD set is packaged in a card digi-pak with a 24 page booklet.
It looks wonderful. www.robingibb.com

Marion: GSI 05/18/15  (thanks Robin Hurley).

NEWS, April 15th.

  Saved by the bell collected works of Robin Gibb 1969-1970
Click for official press release. (Pdf)

Also visit: www.robingibb.com

Marion: GSI 04/15/15  (Thanks also Robin Hurley)

NEWS, March 31st.

  Barry visits Redcliffe again
Latest information about his visit of September 2015.:
 Barry Gibb announces return to Redcliffe for opening of Moreton Bay Regional Councilís Bee Gees Way. www.couriermail.com.au
 Barry Gibb's coming back to open Stage Two of Bee Gees Way. http://blogs.abc.net.au
 Bee Gees Way - Staying Alive in Redcliffe! www.4bc.com.au

  Home Truth Song
Barry Gibb Unveils Autobiographical New Track: 'The Home Truth Song' read the story by Tim Roxborogh at: http://roxboroghreport.blogspot.nl

Marion: GSI 03/31/15  

NEWS, March 28th.

  Barry at Miami Beach 100 year event

Barry looked happy and strong. His eyes had a lot of energy of light and he was smiling all the time. The setlist for Barry's performance was: Jive talking. Lonely days. To love somebody. I've gotta a message to you. Home truth song. How can you mend a broken heart. Words. Night fever. More than a woman. Staying alive. You should be dancing. Tragedy.
The new song he did is called: Home Truth Song.
Listen here: youtube.com
Barry now first takes a week off from recording before continuing again.
Click here (Pdf) for the unofficial lyrics to new song.
Photos gettyimages.nl
(more photos soon).

  New album: The Bee Gees: 1974-1979
March 2015
Read review at: americansongwriter.com

Marion: GSI 03/28/15  

NEWS, March 16th.

  GSI UPDATE:
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.
Thanks Yvonne!!

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)  
               
Articles
- morobinbarrystories.com/2015/02/21
- morobinbarrystories.com/2015/02/22
- morobinbarrystories.com/2015/02/23
- morobinbarrystories.com/2015/02/25
- morobinbarrystories.com/2015/02/26
(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)  
               
Some videos
- youtube.com Time Lapse of Stephen Gibb's Guitar Rig Setup.
- youtube.com Time Lapse of Barry Gibb 2015, New Album, Recording Day 1, at The Hit Factory day 1
youtube.com Day 2

  Barry at Miami Beach Centennial
For the latest info check: http://miamibeach100.com/   youtube.com   youtube.com

Marion: GSI 03/01/15  

NEWS, February 17th.

  Miami Beach 100 event tickets and more
http://miamibeach100.com
Fill out form and be the first to know when Miami Beach 100 event tickets come out!
Announcement video
www.local10.com
Photos
www.gettyimages.nl

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' :-) www.youtube.com

Marion: GSI 02/17/15  

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
youtube.com/1   youtube.com/2   www.grammy.com

Also watch:  
www.grammy.com   www.grammy.com/videos   www.nj.com   www.rollingstone.com

Photo report (6 images)  
         

  "Love And Hope" Event, 2015
Details at: www.diabetesresearch.org

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. www.etonline.com

Marion: GSI 02/07/15  

NEWS, February 5th.

  Entertainment Tonight
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. http://miamibeach100.com

Marion: GSI 02/05/15  

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 youth. 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:
www.broadwayworld.com   www.facebook.com   www.tolovethebeegees.com   www.kickstarter.com

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. http://sofloradio.com

  New song by Samantha Gibb
www.youtube.com

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)

  GSI TIPS
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 


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