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childhood memories


Barry Gibb: "My childhood is fairly vivid to me. I remember standing in Spring Valley... Being about 4 or 5, I remember standing on the loading dock at the back of the ice cream factory pretending to perform." (1997)
Barry Gibb: " We were street kids. Our parents had no control over us. I had a great fear of he law, but I also was very rebellious. Life on the street became more fun, and we wouldn't come home until 11 at night, 12 at night. We'd be on the streets every night." (Daily Express, 1997)
Robin Gibb: "I think it was the environment, especially in Manchester because there were a lot of restless kids on the street. But the fortunate thing with us is that we had something that we wanted to pursue even that early and that was our music... Our father couldn't quite understand where we were coming from at first because we weren't taught anything. We suddenly ended up in the bedroom just harmonising tog…

Meaning of Songs

THE MEANING OF SONGSCollaborator:Stephan Koenig ALONE (1997) BARRY GIBB: What the song's really about is that little child inside. It's that abstract feeling we all have that no matter how close or how many relatives we have or how many people around us we love, we still feel alone. There's an aloneness about all of us. That "How do I, why is it always end up alone?" Well, I'm not alone, but I might feel alone, that no one really thinks the way I do. I guess that's because everybody's unique in their own way. We all do feel the same way about most things, but why is it that nobody feels the same way I do about everything? So you're alone. You have that feeling sometimes.

MAURICE GIBB: Always with experimentation in mind, this was a fun time. The memories of this session will always be remembered. I loved the tuba and reverse cymbal effect.

BARRY GIBB: The other side…

Barry Gibb: Let It Rain Gala

Barry Gibb: Let It Rain Gala
january 23Th 2004
Barry Gibb was the guest artist at the Let It Rain Gala hosted by Lea and Roy Black to benefit the Bay Point School (Key Biscayne, Miami). Bay Point School is a boarding school program for students with behaviour problems.

He sang:

1. Memphis, Tennesse
2. Be Bop A Lula
3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
4. Words
5. I Can't Stop Loving You
6. To love somebody
7. Islands In The Stream
8. You'll Never Walk Alone
9. Stayin' Alive / You Should Be Dancing
Jon Warech wrote this review for the
Friday Night Fever

Criminal defense attorney Roy Black and wife Lea hosted a charity gala event at their gorgeous Coral Gables home last Friday to raise funds for Bay Point Schools, a boarding school for troubled teens. Named the “Let It Rain” Gala because of last years downpour during party hours, the evening brought out 450 of South Florida’s elite with ticket packages ranging from $500 to $10,000. All it was raining was money this year, as …

Being banned from my children drove me to the brink of madness

Being banned from my children drove me to the brink of madness - and the truth about me and Gordon Brown"
( Daily Mail, June 1 2008)
Any father enduring the anguish of an enforced estrangement from his children will know the grief felt by Robin Gibb.
Having been denied access to his daughter and elder son for six years after his first marriage ended in divorce, the Bee Gee compares the sense of loss to bereavement.
'I felt as if I was on the verge of madness,' he says.
It was distressing and very traumatic because I had no contact whatsoever. There was no response to my calls, no acknowledgement of my gifts, no letters. I felt dejected, rejected, worthless. Nobody was telling me anything about my kids.
'You can achieve great things in life professionally, but if your children are being kept away from you, you feel empty. Emotionally, mentally and spiritually I felt abandoned.
'I had some of my blackest moments during those lost years when my children became strangers…


INTERVIEWED BY BRIAN LUSH There are a lot of reasons for people to damn the music industry. You can turn on the radio or maybe  catch a music video at six in the morning on VH-1 (the only time they ever play music videos) and come to the conclusion that it's all cookie-cutter music with tunes that sound vaguely similar to each other with a few sexy pouts thrown in for good measure. As a matter fact when anything music-related is newsworthy, it has something to do with MADONNA's divorce or BRITNEY shaving her head.  Singer SAMANTHA GIBB ( daughter of the late MAURICE GIBB of THE BEE GEES) had reason to believe that all music was created equal by that same cynical, chain-smoking music executive, rendering the whole creative process behind music making obsolete. However it was a fateful venture to N…


Ossie Byrne and The Bee Gees

THE ONE-EYED FAN IN THE BUTCHER’S STOREROOMThe Bee Gees at Ossie Byrne’s St. Clair Recording Studio, 56 Queens Rd., Hurstville
The Bee Gees are now regarded as one of the great phenomena of popular music. The most successful group to ever come from Australia, they are reputed to have sold 110 million records, over 20 million copies of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack alone. However, the eight years that the English show-biz brothers spent in Australia weren’t nearly as profitable. They were once so broke they couldn’t even afford guitar strings. What follows is the story of how a one-eyed fan working in a butcher’s storeroom in suburban Hurstville helped change their fortunes.

It’s early 1966 and the Bee Gees are still serving a gruelling apprenticeship. There’s the occasional concert and TV appearance, and there’s the more usual treadmill of clubs, RSL’s and beer-barns. They’ve issued 9 failed singles. Hip fans give them no respect. They’re called Beatle imitators, young upstarts, …

Andy Gibb and 'the Pirates of Penzance'

june 29 ,1981
Vol. 15
No. 25
Pam Dawber Casts Off from Mork to Crew with Andy Gibb and 'the Pirates of Penzance'By David Gritten

   In Gilbert and Sullivan's version, the Pirates of Penzance are a band of zany lapsed aristocrats who rescue a group of young girls from spinsterhood. In producer Joe Papp's latest U.S. revival, just opened at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre, The Pirates of Penzance is a lifeboat for a pair of youthful stars who thought their careers were lost at sea. As Mork's Mindy, Pam Dawber has watched her once top-rated series nose-dive this season; likewise, teen throb Andy Gibb has languished of late in the professional doldrums. "My career's been going nowhere," the 23-year-old kid brother of the Bee Gees admitted before the operetta premiered. "Let's face it, I haven't had a hit for quite a while." Added a rueful Dawber: "No one seems to know I can do anything but be Mindy."

If the critics are…