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NEWS, August 21st.


  Barry's live stream from Hit Factory, Miami
Watch again through: http://www.barrygibb.com www.youtube.com


Barry in the Hit Factory, Miami
  "In The Now", single
"In The Now", his first single from the album with the same name reached the Number One at Itunes and Amazon already today as well! Congratulations! Now the album is finished and will be released October 7th. it's first time to do promotion in both US and UK. Coming up is (like GSI already announced a long time ago) another performance at the Jimmy Fallon show as well as the Today Show in the USA as well as some promotion in the UK like in the show of Jools Holland and Jonathan Ross. We will keep following all activities of Barry together with you on this GSI website and please also check GSI Facebook daily for many more updates, photos and videos etc.

Barry in the Hit Factory, Miami

Marion: GSI 08/21/16  

NEWS, August 10th.

  Some answers of fan questions and updates

 Barry's new album will become available on vinyl although we do not have the date yet.
 The new album will be available for pre order on August 19!!
 Some first lyrics of In The Now: If tears were diamonds.....I`d be a rich man now....colour myself in silver rainbow - eyes of a child and the river grow old.....
Barry: A very personal album to me!
Soundclip of new album song on facebook: www.facebook.com

Barry about his new album
"There is one song: "End Of The Rainbow" which I dedicate to Robin. I sang a verse of the song to Robin when he was in a coma, about two weeks before he passed and I don't know if he heard it or not. But I sang it anyway, I'm yet to sing it live and the lyrics reflect what I hope are my correct feelings. There's one [song] called "Starcrossed Lovers" that I dedicate to my wife. I've tried just to touch on all of the best influences in my entire life. It's really getting into the songwriting as deep as I can get. I'm very proud of this album. It's an album that's like a journey, it's my opinion of life today, the culture, the songs reflect all those things. It's not a disco album at all. It's an album of thoughts that range 60 years and different influences over the years. It's very autobiographical, not consciously, but sub consciously. There are a lot of lyrics that are quite abstract but if you think about it deeply enough, like a painting, there are a lot of thoughts that are real behind abstract words. I hope that it makes sense."

 'Angels' from the Shepherds and Butchers movie will not be released as a single and I am not sure if there will be a sound track album as this is the only song in the movie so the rest would be instrumental music. When we have more details maybe about a download version we'll let you know.

 Barry's new activities will be done on the Columbia label (Sony Music) and their international team is working with each country on local releases. More about that closer to the release dates. GSI will keep you updated about everything so stay tuned.

 DON'T FORGET to sign up to Barry's YouTube channel so you don't miss the live stream on August 20th. Link to channel: www.barrygibb.com The 360 technology will be super cool and give fans a unique way to watch Barry!!
The event will take place from approx. 6-9pm Miami time. The live stream component will run from 7:00-8:30pm Miami time (ET)

Marion: GSI 08/10/16  

NEWS, August 1st.

  Barry's promotion plans
In answer to many of your questions, GSI likes to mention that apart from the competition for USA residents to attend a Miami rehearsal there are no promotional activities planned until late September/October although Barry will be doing interviews with a long lead time between now and then.
We will wait for things to come and we will keep you updated!
Also visit our facebook page for updates and more!

  Registration to visit Barry at Hit Factory
If you have any issues with the entry form use Internet Explorer - Google " Chrome" Browser. It will open up with no issues... Good Luck!

  Bee Gees Way Dinner, at Redcliffe Festival

A brand new event to the Redcliffe Festival program, Bee Gees Way Dinner offers guests a unique experience right in the heart of Redcliffe. On Saturday, 3rd September, the world famous Bee Gees Way will be transformed into an exciting restaurant and dining experience. Local restaurants, Reef Point Cafe, Pines Bar and Restaurant, and The Italian Emporium will each serve a course in a 3 course feast set in a 70's theme. The evening will feature entertainment and basic drinks package. Don't miss out on this unique experience that is bound to tantalise the senses.
More info and tickets at: redcliffefestival.com.au

Marion: GSI 08/01/16  

NEWS, July 2nd.

  Barry's future plans
In several interviews he mentioned already another new album and touring!!!
Barry did several interviews after his performance with Coldplay mentioning his plans and future.. Whether he would fill the Legend slot at next year's festival, he replied: "Next year it's Diana Ross. I don't know where I'm going to fit."
Barry will certainly be on the bill somewhere.
After his incredible cameo with Coldplay last week, the singer has been asked by Glasto bosses Michael and Emily Eavis to come back next year for a solo set. Speaking at the O2 Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Awards, Barry revealed: "The people there were very kind to me and suggested a show perhaps next year. I would love to return to Glastonbury". "But if it's not next year, it will be the year after, as I'll be on the road anyway."
Barry has just signed a new deal with Sony RCA and later this year will release his first solo album in more than 30 years, called "In The Now".
The last surviving Bee Gee will continue to fly the flag for disco but there is new material in the works too. Barry added: "The last number of shows (Mythology Tours) I've been doing, have been paying tribute to my family and my brothers but that will change next time. It will be more about me as an individual seizing life."

More to watch and to read:
Articles   www.thesun.co.uk   www.thespec.com   www.therecord.com

Videos   www.youtube.com   www.youtube.com   www.youtube.com

Photos   www.gettyimages.nl  

  Some more album details
New album Barry, release date November, probably already October!
Title: "In The Now"
Songs written By Barry and his sons, Ashley and Steve.
Produced by Barry and John Merchant.
12 tracks on the album and 3 known titles so far being: : 1. 'A Home Truth Song' 2. 'End of the Rainbow' (dedicate to Robin Gibb) 3. 'Starcrossed Lovers' (dedicate to Linda Gibb), written in 2004.

  News from Japan - Asia
Universal Music Japan released the remastered version of the soundtrack to the Sg. Pepper film on June 29th. This surprising choice is actually a part of the project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' one and only visit to Japan. The new 2-CD package includes the poster (smaller) that was in the original 1978 release as well as the reproduced "obi" strip from it.
More details at: http://beegeedays.com
Also, a Taiwanese film inspired by the Bee Gees song and titled "First of May" was released in Tokyo, etc. in May. http://beegeedays.com
First of May is actually one of the best-known and best-loved Bee Gees songs in Japan due mostly to the success of the 1971 film "Melody" here which used the song very effectively. There was also a Japanese TV series called First of May in 1996 which also featured the Bee Gees version of the song. Starring Kinki Kids, who were like the biggest heartthrobs in Japan back then, the TV series about growing up in the '90 Tokyo, got good ratings. Consequently, Universal Music compiled a special collection of Bee Gees hits and called it First of May. It sold very well over here.
Source: Bee Gees Days.

Marion: GSI 07/02/16  

NEWS, June 30th.

  "Bunbury" 30th Anniversary Ball

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This will be held onTuesday the 12th. of July at the Grosvenor Hotel, London Bill Wyman to headline Bunbury 30th anniversary Ball along with many other special guests from the World of cricket.
More to be announced soon! bunburycricket.co.uk

David English
  Memorial party for Robert Stigwood.
An unusual 'memorial party' is to be held next week in one of Stigwoods' favourite places, The Dorchester hotel in Mayfair, where he often stayed in a luxurious suite.   www.dailymail.co.uk
Robert Stigwood died earlier this year at the age of 81.   mobile.abc.net.au   mobile.abc.net.au

Marion: GSI 06/30/16  

NEWS, June 27th.

  There he is: Barry at Glastonbury

Barry and Chris, © Glastonbury Festival (official)
It was difficult to keep it a secret so I felt I had to send you all by facebook and website a little notice to be sure to watch Glastonbury's performance of Coldplay on June 26th.
So I did!!
I knew this was something all dear BG fans didn't want to miss.
THANK YOU BARRY
There was love and respect for our Barry last night. What an honour to The Brothers Gibb and their music. It simply felt so good to see you again on stage. Finally in the middle of the great Coldplay performance there was an announcement to honour the Bee Gees music and...... Chris Martin suggested to call a real Bee Gee on stage and there he was: our Barry. He and Chris and his band performed an acoustic To Love Somebody followed by Staying Alive with the complete band. (with help of Doug Emery and John Merchant) There was so much respect in the audience of over 150.000 people for this man and the Brothers Gibb music. The whole Coldplay show was a great, colourful experience and the audience had received special LED wristbands that lighted up in all kinds of colours.

Comment by Tim Roxborough about the performance of Barry and Chris:
That riff. That opening line ("Well you can tell by the way I use my walk..."). That falsetto. Those hooks. That chorus. That breakaway from the main melody ("life goin' nowhere, somebody help me"). www.roxboroghreport.com

Our Barry on stage in Glastonbury
More comments and articles
www.bbc.com    http://metro.co.uk    www.yahoo.com    www.nporadio2.nl    www.bbc.co.uk
(visit our Facebook grup for much more!!).

Video www.youtube.com

 Photo report   (16 images)  
                             
  New Website Barry Gibb
The start of his new website is a fact.
Please visit: www.barrygibb.com and sign in!!
2016 Sony Music Entertainment.

Marion: GSI 06/27/16  

NEWS, April 19th.

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

Marion: GSI 04/19/16  

NEWS, March 25th.

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

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

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

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

NEWS, March 6th.

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

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

Ali, Stacy and Therese Gibb

Marion: GSI 03/06/16  

NEWS, February 11th.

  Message from John Merchant to GSI

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


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

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

NEWS, February 7th.

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

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

Marion: GSI 02/07/16  

NEWS, January 31st.

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

More info when available on website and facebook page

Marion: GSI 01/31/16  

NEWS, January 5th.

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

Marion: GSI 01/05/16  

NEWS, January 4th.

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

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

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

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

Marion: GSI 01/04/16  



News 2015
NEWS, August 19th.

  Update from Columbia Records
Winners for the Hit Factory event of tomorrow have been selected. About 18 fans are showing up. The single in the now is available as part of the pre-order or stand alone on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. The hit factory event will be filmed for on demand and released afterwards.

  Barry's Newsletter
Pre-order of "In The Now" http://view.emails.sonymusicfans.com

  "In The Now"
The tracks
1. In The Now
2. Grand Illusion
3. Star Crossed Lovers
4. Blowin' A Fuse
5. Home Truth Song
6. Meaning Of The Word
7. Cross To Bear
8. Shadows
9. Amy In Colour
10. The Long Goodbye
11. Diamonds
12. End Of The Rainbow The Deluxe version includes three additional tracks.
13. Grey Ghost
14. Daddy's Little Girl
15. Soldier s Son

  Some links to check
www.youtube.com   www.barrygibb.com   www.bbc.co.uk   www.amazon.com/dp
And visit us on facebook:
GSI, Brothers Gibb and Bee Gees info: www.facebook.com

Marion: GSI 08/19/16  

NEWS, August 18th.

  "In The Now", first single
 Like mentioned on our GSI facebook page: the first airing was this morning on BBC 2 Radio. You can hear Barry's first single: "In The Now" here: www.bbc.co.uk start at 38 minutes or www.youtube.com
 Don't forget to subscribe for the live stream Saturday, August 20th.
The event will take place from approx. 6-9 pm Miami time. The live stream component will run from 7:00-8:30 pm Miami time (ET) Search yourselves for the starting time in your own area! Look at the timetable what will be your time to watch. www.timeanddate.com On Friday there will be a rehearsal of the event, planned to be filmed by an Australian TV crew!! Barry Gibb will perform never-before-heard material from his forthcoming album "In The Now" as well as classic Bee Gees songs. This is a YouTube 360º live stream. Move your mouse or mobile device to see different angles.
  www.facebook.com Message from Barry's official facebook page: Barry Gibb: Send Barry your questions using ?#?InTheNow360? on Twitter and make sure to tag @GibbBarry for a chance to get it answered live by Barry during the event Barry Gibb: You can also send them on Facebook! (address above).
  The release of the album "In The Now" will be for Europe, October 7th. (rest of world: November). Be sure to visit GSI facebook daily to keep fully updated about everything!!.

Marion: GSI 08/18/16  

NEWS, August 4th.

  To visit Barry in the studio

UPDATE! ATTENTION!
NO FORM...Subscribe to the Barry Gibb Youtube Channel!! "The Rehearsal With Barry Gibb" will be live-streamed in 360 degrees exclusively via his YouTube channel on August 20th.

For one day only, legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producer Barry Gibb and his band will open the doors to the legendary Hit Factory Criteria studio in Miami, FL providing fans across the world with a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the legend up close and celebrate the pre-order of his new album 'In The Now.' Barry Gibb will perform never-before-heard material from his forthcoming album 'In The Now' as well as classic Bee Gees songs.

Additionally, there will be an intimate Q&A with fans onsite.

Fans globally will have the chance to enter local sweepstakes for a chance to reserve one of the very few spots available to the public to this exclusive event. To satisfy his global demand, Barry Gibb will live-stream the rehearsal on YouTube using 360º virtual reality technology giving fans at home an unprecedented 360 degree view of the event.

Enter the contest here: barrygibb.com/inthenow
Link to watch online on August 20: barrygibb.com/360
Follow Barry on Social Media: facebook.com/barrygibb   twitter.com/gibbbarry   instagram.com/officialbar
More info here: http://barrygibb.com/ and of course on our own GSI website and facebook page. youtube.com

Marion: GSI 08/04/16  

NEWS, July 29th.

  Win a Visit to Barry Gibb in the
"Hit Factory" studio!!


For one day only, Barry Gibb and his band will open the doors to the legendary Hit Factory Criteria studio in Miami, FL providing you with a once in a lifetime ...opportunity to experience him up-close and celebrate the pre-order of his new album 'In The Now.' Enter for a chance to win travel and accommodations to access this exclusive event: barrygibb.com/inthenow https://forms.sonymusicfans.com

For US fans only.
Entry dates are: July 26th , 2016 through August 18th, 2016. Read all rules and conditions!! More info soon on the website but be sure to follow us also in Facebook for latest updates etc.

  Report Tim Roxborough
Barry Gibb's 1st Solo Album Since The 80s - 6 Of His Best Ever Solo Songs www.roxboroghreport.com

Marion: GSI 07/29/16  

NEWS, July 7th.

  Barry and Linda at Wimbledon


Today, July 7th. 2016 at the Centre Court at Wimbledon The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is one of the special guests. Guess who are sitting behind her in the Royal Box... Barry and Linda Gibb. They watch on from The Royal Box as Serena Williams of The United States plays Elena Vesnina of Russia in the Ladies Singles Semi Final match on day ten of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England.
(photos a.o.: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
www.people.com   https://audioboom.com

More photos at GSI Facebook group:
GSI, Brothers Gibb and Bee Gees info:
www.facebook.com


Marion: GSI 07/07/16  

NEWS, July 1st.

  Silver Clef Award presented by Barry

The Silver Clef Awards is an annual UK music awards lunch which has been running since 1976. Sponsored by O2 and held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. Barry Gibb received the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013 and this year presents an award to Lionel Richie. https://tipstor.com
Barry Gibb received the award in 2013.

Photos:   www.contactmusic.com   www.rexfeatures.com
Videos:   www.youtube.com   www.youtube.com

 Photo report  (2 images)  
 


Marion: GSI 07/01/16  

NEWS, June 29th.

  Tim Roxborogh Report
Barry Gibb Announces First Solo Album Since The 80s + What Lulu Is Currently Saying About Her Days With The Bee Gees www.roxboroghreport.com

Marion: GSI 06/29/16  

NEWS, June 28th.

  New Album


The new Album by Barry Gibb will be released in November!! Called: In The Now (Columbia Records) Barry: "This is a dream come true for me. It's a new chapter in my life. I always hoped one day that The Bee Gees would be with Columbia or indeed Sony so, it's a great joy for me to start again this way with such great people."
http://sonymusic.com/news/   www.nme.com   www.prnewswire.com   www.barrygibb.com

Marion: GSI 06/28/16  

NEWS, June 25th.

  GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
ATTENTION to all fans.
Watch BBC2 (UK television) tomorrow from 9 p.m. (UK time) Incase Barry is appearing as special surprise with Coldplay, you never know! If it's true we do not want you to miss it.
(Also on BBC2 Radio). www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

Marion: GSI 06/25/16  

NEWS, June 6th.

  5th Annual Haute Tea

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This will take place September 8th. at the St. Regis Bal Harbour The event will feature a delicious lunch, champagne, silent and live auction and prizes to the finest hats! This year's event will be honoring, Jillian Posner, who has chaired the event over the last 4 years. 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.
Event Chairs:
Lauren Geduld and Stacy Gibb
We are planning to keep you updated about the event with a report, photos and hopefully some interesting interviews.

Stacy Gibb: 'Time to start picking out your hats. My favorite event of the year is coming up Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available' www.diabetesresearch.org

  Dennis Bryon awarded
Dennis Bryon (former drummer of The Bee Gees band) was just awarded the bronze medal at the 20th annual 2016 Independent Book Publisher Book Awards contest! 2. Performing Arts.
BRONZE: You Should Be Dancing: My Life with the Bee Gees, by Dennis Bryon
(ECW Press)
www.independentpublisher.com
CONGRATS DENNIS!!

Dennis Bryon
  Barry's Album
GSI keeps receiving questions about the solo album and release date but we already told you earlier this year there's a delay and Barry has his reasons and will hopefully soon come with spectacular news. When the time is there he is planning to do some TV promotion on different TV shows before the release of his solo album.
We will keep you updated.

Marion: GSI 06/06/16  

NEWS, March 12th.

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

  Vince Melouney in Bee Gees tribute show

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

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

NEWS, February 22nd.

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

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

Marion: GSI 02/22/16  

NEWS, February 10th.

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

Marion: GSI 02/10/16  

NEWS, February 9th.

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

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

NEWS, February 8th.

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

Marion: GSI 02/08/16  

NEWS, February 5th.

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

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

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

NEWS, January 9th.

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

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

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

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


Spencer Gibb's comments on Facebook
January 4th.

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

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

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


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

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

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Media, a selection of articles etc.
reuters.com    bbc.com    abcnews.go.com    au.news.yahoo.com    iwradio.co.uk    iomtoday.co.im    rollingstone.com    edition.cnn.com    nytimes.com    smh.com.au
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Photo report
 In memory of Robert Stigwood.  (7 images)  
           
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