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Columbus-based musician Samantha Gibb's ambitious Bee Gees tribute album is a true family affair

When I interviewed local singer-songwriter Samantha Gibb last summer, she hinted at a new recording project that would surface within the next year. In the months following, she and her longtime collaborator and close friend Lazaro Rodriguez began work on what would eventually become Please Don’t Turn Out The Lights, a full-length album tribute to the musical legacy of her father Maurice and uncles Barry and Robin, better known as the Bee Gees. In addition to her own contributions, she committed to making the Please… a unique family affair, enlisting nearly an entire generation of younger Gibbs to record their own interpretations of the band’s (as well as youngest brother Andy’s) iconic songs. Under the moniker The Gibb Collective, the finished product was released on vinyl on May 31, and became available digitally on June 16 — appropriately arriving on Father’s Day. Given the expanse and popularity of the Bee Gees’ catalog, it seems improbable that it hasn’t received a comprehensive st…
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Exclusive: PP Arnold’s Lost Sessions With Eric Clapton, Derek & The Dominos, Barry Gibb For October Release

US soul vocalist PP Arnold will have The Turning Tide, her shelved album of songs produced by first Barry Gibb and Eric Clapton, released by Kundalini Music on 6 October. The late 1960s-turn of the '70s recordings feature future members of Derek and the Dominos and songs written by Jagger & Richards, Steve Winwood and others, and will coincide with the publication of her autobiography of the same name by St James Publishing House and a UK tour. These songs have, for decades, been a lost entry in the remarkable story of the Los Angeles-born singer. Her longtime relationship with the British music scene started when she arrived in England as a member of Ike & Tina Turner's Ikettes and was recommended by Mick Jagger to sign to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label.
Arnold sang with the Small Faces and had a UK top 20 hit in 1967 with what many still see as the definitive version of Cat Stevens' 'The First Cut Is The Deepest,' among many releases for Immediate…

BARRY AND LINDA GIBB AT WIMBLEDON 2017

Barry Gibb attending the O2 Silver Clef Awards 2017

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Bee Gees star Barry Gibb has said it was important for him to speak out about the abuse he suffered as a child because other young people have experienced the same thing.
The singer revealed earlier this month that a man tried to molest him when he was four.
Arriving at the O2 Silver Clef Awards, hosted by musical therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, he said: “I was in the middle of an interview and I was talking about the Isle Of Man and really early childhood and it just came out, it was something I had never told anybody and it wouldn’t be appropriate to continue that any longer. 

Whatever happened to me happened to me, but I reach out to the kids that it’s happened to as well and that is really it, I can’t really expand on that.”
He recently told the Radio Times: “There was a moment in time when a man tried to molest me when I was about four years old. He didn’t touch me, but other things happened, and happened to other kids.
“And eventually they came and arrested him, an…

Barry Gibb brings Glastonbury to its feet

We're calling it: Islands In The Stream has become the unofficial anthem of Glastonbury. Kenny Rogers debuted the song in 2013; and Dolly Parton featured it in her record-breaking set a year later.
Now Barry Gibb, who wrote the song, has made it the centrepiece of his performance at the festival's coveted "legend slot".
It was one of a dozen or more classics from his, and the Bee Gees', catalogue that made it impossible to stand still.
There was a sense of euphoria as he ran through the likes of Tragedy, Jive Talkin' and Night Fever, his falsetto never wavering in the bright afternoon sun.

 As has now become tradition in the legend slot, Glastonbury's security team joined the performance, with a choreographed routine to Stayin' Alive that brought a huge smile to Gibb's face.


His triumphant set came a year after Gibb joined Coldplay on the Pyramid Stage for two Bee Gee covers: To Love Somebody and what Chris Martin called "the greatest song of all …

'I don’t like being on my own': Last Bee Gee Barry Gibb on missing his brothers as he prepares Glastonbury tribute

Bee Gees survivor  Barry Gibb  takes to theGlastonbury  stage for the most emotional performance of his life. More than 100,000 revellers will see Barry, 70, sing in memory of his late twin brothers Robin and Maurice. And he reveals: “I don’t like being on my own, I miss them so much. I can still feel them. I smell my brothers’ breath. I get that feeling that they are right there I feel as if they are there guiding me. I can’t say how. We were a group for 45 years. We were glued to each other.” Robin died after a long battle with liver and colon cancer in 2012, aged 62. Maurice died nine years earlier after a heart attack. Barry says: “I don’t like being on stage on my own. I miss my brothers. I get nerves being on stage on my own because it is so new to me. “We would all lean on each other. I ‘d lean on Maurice and Robin and they would lean on me and somehow we’d get through every show. We knew how each other felt. I knew what their opinions were. We were three brothers and it was not a de…

Barry Gibb reveals childhood trauma

Barry Gibb dropped a bombshell this week,The Bee Gees singer, who lives in Miami, claims a man attempted to sexually abuse him in his youth. The 70-year-old told the British program Radio Times he hadn’t wanted to share what happened to him after all these years and was hesitant. “I’ve never said this before, Jesus Christ, should I be saying it now?” said Gibb. “But there was a moment in time when a man tried to molest me when I was about four years old. He didn’t touch me, but other things happened, and happened to other kids.” Though this person’s identity is unclear, Gibb did say he was ultimately arrested. It traumatized the music legend. “Four years old and a policeman on your bed at four in the morning, interviewing you,” he said. “If that doesn’t teach you about life, nothing does. But it’s vivid for me still. I’ve never told anybody.”http://beegeesfanfever.blogspot.nl/
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