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Update 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 as to try out his newly refitted analogue home studio.

Source : Dick Ashby

The Joy of the Bee Gees review – a song of constant reinvention

The Joy of the Bee Gees review – a song of constant reinvention
The Gibb brothers’ saga could have been filled with an endless parade of hits, never mind their turbulent life stories

So deep is my love for Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb that you don’t know what it’s like having to avoid the temptation to review a programme like The Joy of the Bee Gees (BBC4) by – and I’ve gotta get a message to you about this – incorporating the titles of as many of their hits as possible.

It seems like a tragedy to waste such an opportunity. But perhaps to do so would be too much heaven. OK, you win again, dead hand of convention. I am more than a woman but one with a touch of night fever, barely stayin’ alive even without your clammy grip, so enough of this jive talkin’. Although I started a joke and we should be dancing, let’s return to work.

The point is, you could do it. Such is their catalogue of hits – even without the ones they penned for the likes of Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick and Barbr…

the joy of the Bee Gees

The Bee Gees, George Harrison & More Honored with Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

December 18 2014
  The Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year's honorees are: the Bee Gees, Pierre Boulez, Buddy Guy, George Harrison, Flaco Jiménez, Louvin Brothers, and Wayne Shorter as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients; Richard Perry, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, and George Wein as Trustees Award honorees; and Ray Kurzweil as the Technical GRAMMY Award recipient. '

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. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook. "

This year we pay tribute to exceptional creators who have made prolific contributions to our culture and hist…

Island Ignited Bee Gees’ Musical “Fever”

March 12, 2013

The lyrics to one of their 1976 hits ran “What you doin’ on your back/You should be dancing, yeah/Dancing, yeah …” and the following year the entire world was doing just that when three songs written by the superstar Gibb brothers in Bermuda topped the international music charts.

“Stayin’ Alive”, the Bee Gees’ theme song to the phenomenally successful movie ”Saturday Night Fever”, along with two back-to-back number one hits by teen sensation Robin Gibb were all composed at the Bermuda home of Australian-born impresario and entertainment entrepreneur Robert Stigwood.

The Bee Gees — brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb — had been managed by Mr. Stigwood since the 1960s when they first found fame as a pop act. The trio later released their singles and albums on Mr. Stigwood’s independent RSO Records label which he launched in 1973.

The groups’s career was resurgent in the mid-1970s; they had moved from pop songs and ballads marked by their soaring harmonies to a more rhyth…

update The Joy Of The Bee Gees at BBC december 19th 2014

The special documentary BBC is going to air about The Bee Gees this year. The program is called: The Joy of the Bee Gees and will be aired on the British BBC Four at 9 pm on 19th Dec 2014. (local British Time!) This is be followed by an hour long compilation of Bee Gees' performances and promos called Bee Gees at the BBC...and beyond - which features performances from 1967 up to 2001, including a recent discovery of World from Top of the Pops 1967, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart from Whittakers's World Of Music 1972 to an acoustic of To Love Somebody from The Late Show 1994.
The contributors:
Barry Gibb
Alexis Petridis Music Journalist
Bill Oakes Former Head of RSO
Billy Gaff RSO Agent
Vince Melouney The 5th Bee Gee
John Lydon Fan
Guy Chambers Record Producer
Gary Brooker Procol Harum
Mykaell Riley Record Producer
Steve Levine Record Produce
r Ana Matronic Scissor Sisters
Mike Quinn Bee Gees' Tour Compere 1968
Helen Walmsley-Johnson Journalist
Blue Weaver…

Andy Gibb, In the Shadow of the Bee Gees

Published: 3/5/2011
Teen idol Andy Gibb had a slew of hits in the late 1970s but struggled to emerge from the shadow of his older siblings. On what would have been his 53rd birthday, we take a look back.
Born March 5, 1958, Gibb grew up near Brisbane, Australia, the youngest son of Hugh and Barbara, working-class musicians who'd emigrated from Manchester, England. The Gibb parents encouraged their five children to pursue showbiz and Andy's three older brothers proved wildly successful.
Barry, Maurice and Robin – better known as the Bee Gees – would dominate the charts, first in the late 1960s as a soft rock act whose finely honed pop sensibilities won them comparisons to the Beatles (a band they often covered), and later during the disco era when their music was showcased in the film Saturday Night Fever. More than a decade younger than the oldest Bee Gee, Andy at once sought to emulate and distance himself from his successful brothers early in life, as their fame brought him unw…

wolfhound Mistletoe or "Missy"passed away

december 7th 2014

A few minutes ago our beloved wolfhound Mistletoe or "Missy" as she was always known, passed away. My father's last pet, she will be remembered as a loyal and beautiful soul who brought so much joy to us all for the past 8 years, she was Paddy's companion and practically reared Olly with us from a pup. R.I.P. Missy Love and best wishes to all,

RJ xx

Spencer Gibb in movie Hostage 2008

When Evan breaks into his drug dealer (Morgan's) house to find his stash he never expected to discover a woman scared and beaten and bound to a chair but as much as he tries to ignore the situation he quickly finds himself conflicted to either release the girl or to walk away making himself a hostage to the situation as well.

Spencer Gibb as Charlie
Gwendolyn Hanson as The lovely Daughter of Chief Superintendant Martins
Eileen vignoles as Emergency Operator
Executive Producer Amanda Zeigler
Produced By Amanda Zeigler, William J. Orendorff, and Spencer Gibb
Assistant Director Glen Moorman
Line Producer Sarah E Howell
Associate Producers
Tommy Rodriguez
Jen White
Tracie Laymon
Jess Haas
Original Music/Score by Stewart Cochran
Written and Directed By William J. Orendorff

BBC 4 the joy of the Bee Gees

'The Joy Of Bee Gees' tells the inside story of the band - seen as iconoclasts and outsiders. The band went from been child stars on the Australian variety circuit to be competing against the Beatles in the UK charts in the late 1960s. The band reimagined themselves in the 1970s, with a image that eventually saw them elbowed out of fashion. In the 1980s the band came back, as a strong writing force, penning songs for Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand and Diane Ross.
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Music
Status: New Series
Network: BBC FOUR ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: December 19th 2014 bee gees fan fever