Message Spencer Gibb
In honor of my late father and my uncle Maurice, I'm posting the song "Happy Birthday" exclusively on YouTube in advance of its official digital release on January 8th, where it will be available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc...Enjoy! Also, Happy Birthday to my step-mom Dwina, who's birthday is also today, and my step-dad Carl, who's birthday was yesterday!! Much love and hope you enjoy the tune!! Here it is:
The special will air on Friday 28th December at 7pm on BBC1 Friday 28 December 2018 Take That: We’ve Come A Long Way, 7pm, BBC 1 Robbie Williams joins the remaining members of Take That to reflect on the last 30 years as a band. Expect appearances from Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb in the studio, and the members’ mums as they recall their favourite memories of the ever-popular boyband.
We asked the Bee Gees icon Barry Gibb to dig through his song catalogue and reveal which of his classic hits mean the most to him…
Funnily enough, Dionne Warwick didn’t like Heartbreaker when we first played it to her. She told me, ‘this song doesn’t get me off’. I diplomatically said, ‘why don’t you do it anyway, and we can always toss it away if you dont like it?’. You have to be pateient in the studio sometimes and this one paid off.” I Just Want To Be Your Everything – 1977 “This was our young brother Andy’s first No. 1. We never selected who should sing what in the old days, there was no sense of competition, Robin would sing one or I did. The sense of competition came when we had success. That’s when everyone in the group wanted a bit of individual attention. But this one felt right for Andy and we loved hearing him sing it.” Barry Gibb – Shadows – 2016 “This is a new one, it’s my Roy Orbison song, the constant drive upwards, like he did with Crying, which I consider to be the greatest…
It's hard to think of anyone other than the Gibb brothers singing 'Stayin' Alive'. Prepare to hear a totally different version of the Bee Gees' classic, as U2 frontman Bono teamed up with Pharrell Williams for a special one-off performance.
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the States, the performance was part of a special episode to raise money and awareness for (RED), a charity fighting HIV/AIDS. Bono and Pharrell stripped back the disco classic, making it sound like something that should be used in a John Lewis Christmas advert. But, we reckon it works pretty well with Bono's breathy vocals and Pharrell's backing harmonies.