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30 september 2016

I’m sat in the lounge of his Buckinghamshire house as the ­former Bee Gees star discusses with me the making of his first solo album for 32 years — In The Now.

“I feel energised,” he says. “I needed to get off my backside and I’ve always needed to write and play music.
“I’ve been writing music since I was eight years old — they were pretty bad songs then but, as time moved on, I got better.”
Modest, to say the least — Barry is generally regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time.
His revered songs include How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive, Jive Talkin’, You Win Again, Woman In Love (his ballad with Barbra ­Streisand) and Night Fever.

He adds: “I didn’t really retire. I kept talking about it and thinking it was all over.
“When Mo (Maurice) died, I felt like the bottom had dropped out. I didn’t want to go on without him but Robin was very hyper to keep the Bee Gees going and to make more music. But I was still grieving.
“Some groups last five years and we’d bee…

Barry Gibb: dancing out of the shadows

Barry Gibb’s mansion, in leafy Buckinghamshire, is at the end of a drive that’s at least a quarter of a mile long. It’s the kind of lavish, mock-Tudor pad that you may expect to be occupied by an England footballer, but it also feels like an apt home for the sole surviving Bee Gee and second most successful songwriter in history after Paul McCartney.
As well as rivalling his old friend Michael Jackson for the title of premier falsetto in pop, Gibb wrote or co-wrote some of the biggest songs of the 20th century, from his group’s Night Fever and How Deep is Your Love? to Barbra Streisand’s Woman in Love, Diana Ross’s Chain Reaction and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s Islands in the Stream. He shares John Lennon and McCartney’s record for penning the most consecutive US No 1s — six — and is worth an estimated $50 million.

Parked outside the house are a succession of dune buggies, golf carts and dirt bikes — toys for Gibb’s seven grandchildren. Inside are chandeliers of the kind that are sw…

Barry Gibb TV Shows 2016

September 30th. 2016...
Later with Jools - Find out more from Barry Gibb on Friday’s show
BBC 2 at 11pm UK Time !

September 30th.
BBC The One Show, 7pm ( 19 Uhr ) UK time

Don`t forget - Barry will perform on Strictly Come Dancing , October 2nd.
at BBC One, UK.

Barry Gibb performs In The Now on Later… with Jools Holland (27 September 2016)

Barry Gibb on Strictly come Dancin' october 2 2016

Strictly Come Dancing  will welcome a very special guest for its first results night – Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. The music legend is scheduled to perform on the popular BBC show on 2 October.
Barry will take to the stage on the same night that the first pair of dancers will leave the competition.

Barry Gibb - Star Crossed Lovers (Audio)

Gepubliceerd op 16 sep. 2016 Barry Gibb's new album 'In The Now' will be available October 7, 2016. Pre-order now.
iTunes - Amazon - Stream the title track on Spotify -
Follow Barry on Social Media: Facebook - Twitter - Instagram -
More info here:

Frankie Valli reveals the truth behind Grease theme on This Morning

MUSIC legend Frankie Valli appeared live on This Morning today and went down a storm with fans as he revealed the truth behind the iconic Grease theme tune. The song, with its instantly recognisable intro, was released in May 1978 and was a big hit worldwide, hitting No1 on the US Billboard and selling half a million copies in the UK. But today Frankie, 82, speculated that its writer - the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb - may never have let him sing it if he knew how big it would be. On This Morning, he said: "I can start out by telling you I was a big fan of the Bee Gees for a very long time, and Barry Gibb and I had talked many times about doing something together. "While the movie was being shot, the Bee Gees were also doing a movie and the movie they were doing was Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and I had a call from Barry and he said, 'I wrote this song, it's…

Bee Gees : Boeing 7201 spirits plane

At the beginning of the 1950's the Boeing company created one of the greatest planes of the Twentieth Century - the Boeing 707, which undoubtedly initiated the era of passenger jet travel for the masses. In 1957, the company's management decided to modify the aircraft for possible use on medium-range routes and on runways of shorter length. Thus the Boeing 720 was developed, which in comparison with its predecessor was slightly shorter (the fuselage was reduced by 2.45m) and had a redesigned wing and in general was more straightforward to operate than the Boeing 707. Pratt & Whitney JT3C-7 engines were installed in the airplane. On November 23, 1959 its first flight took place, and 65 were constructed. A year later a more advanced modification was developed, the Boeing 720B, with JT3D engines. The principal operators of the Boeing 720 were US airlines, although a small number was sold to Germany, Israel, Pakistan, Ireland and some other countries. This machine with the ser…

Barry Gibb sept 4th 2016 :'I have seen my brothers' ghosts' part 1

The last surviving Bee Gee believes his brothers may be stayin’ alive, after experiencing life-after-death visions of them. In a moving interview with The Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine today, Barry Gibb says he and his wife, Linda, have seen deceased bandmate Robin as well as younger brother Andy – and found the manifestations disturbing. Father-of-five Barry, 70, says: ‘It’s not fun because you’re not quite sure what it was about. If it was real. I saw Robin and my wife saw Andy. Maybe it’s a memory producing itself outside your conscious mind or maybe its real.’
He adds: ‘The biggest question of all is: is there life after death? I’d like to know.’ As the Bee Gees, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb’s catalogue of hits includes pop classics Jive Talkin’, Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love and Tragedy. Barry, the oldest of the three Bee Gee brothers, also went on to enjoy success outside the band, most notably on Guilty, his duet with Barbra Streisand. He says the loss of thre…

Barry Gibb sept 4th 2016 :'I have seen my brothers' ghosts' part 2

McCartney gave him fascinating singing tips, as well as style inspiration. ‘McCartney hasn’t changed his keys down. He’s still singing in the keys he always did and I’m still doing that. A lot of artists have lowered their keys. He’s always been inspiring to me. What he said was, “Always look down [when you’re singing] on your highest note,” and I said yes, OK.’ The Beatle was also responsible for his famous Bee Gee beard. ‘I grew it in 1968 because McCartney grew a beard for The Long And Winding Road. He’s always been that big of an influence on me. Even when The Beatles broke up! I thought, “That’s it, we should break up.”’ Did he feel as the oldest Bee Gee he was always the leader? ‘Yes, yes, because the oldest brother is always put in that position. Watch over Maurice and Robin, watch over Andy. And often they didn’t want to be watched over. Maurice and Robin were twins so they were always secretly chatting. I was the one that had to make sure we got paid. ‘I had to look out for busi…

Bee Gees back in time :"JUNGLE BOOK TO BEE GEES" (David Griffiths, Record Mirror, February 3, 1968)

On now to an appointment with the Bee Gees in the jungly pad of their manager. Surrounded by pelts and stuffed animals' heads, we argued. You can rely on Bee Gees to get a good argument going - they're always putting forward varying viewpoints contradicting each other. Because they are so open and eagerly talkative they make excellent interviewees for a journalist. Some popsters have nothing much to say for themselves, others babble away and still don't come up with anything interesting, others think too carefully, calculating what they ought to say - which makes them overcautious. But the Bee Gees just let rip, talking how they feel, letting anybody make what they will of their remarks. Terrific!

Our meeting started calmly enough, as usual. Lon Goddard (who'd come along with me to peer closely at the group; see his cartoon on this page) sat quietly on his best behaviour. While the other Bee Gees wandered about, Ro…