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Capitol Records Signs The Bee Gees To Long-Term Worldwide Agreement Encompassing Entire Catalogue Of Recorded Music

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bee Gees, one of the world's most commercially successful and acclaimed bands in the history of popular music, has signed a long-term worldwide agreement with Capitol Records that encompasses the legendary trio's entire catalogue of recorded music, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett and Bee Gees founding member Barry Gibb.  In addition to 22 studio albums and several soundtracks, including the mega-selling Saturday Night Fever, the agreement includes the rights to numerous compilation albums, unreleased recordings and long-form audiovisual projects. Capitol, in conjunction with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), Barry Gibband the estates of co-founding members Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb – will spearhead an array of comprehensive and forward-thinking sales and marketing campaigns designed to reinvigorate The Bee Gees' illustrious catalogue.  As Steve Barnett explained, "The B…

Catching Up With Barry Gibb By Tom Lanham | June 5, 2014

You can practically feel it in the air. There’s a huge tidal wave of a Barry Gibb Renaissance coursing through pop culture these days. And deservedly so—at 67, the founder of legendary singing-sibling trio The Bee Gees is a survivor, both figuratively—he managed to outlast the disco craze his band helped create via its 1977 Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, which sold 15 million copies but stranded him creatively for years afterward—and literally, as his brothers passed away, one by one, Andy in 1988, Maurice in 2003 and Robin in 2012.

Undaunted, he ‘s launched a globe-trotting Mythology the Tour Live, featuring his son Stephen on guitar and Maurice’s daughter Samantha on vocals. He’s also overseen a great box-set reissue Bee Gees – The Warner Bros. Years 1987-1991, featuring the underappreciated efforts “E.S.P.,” “One,” “High Civilization” and “One For All Concert.” He announced the juggernaut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this January and harmonized on Everly Brothers chestnuts with…

Robin Gibb live on Kelly 2003

Bee Gees receive CBE May 27th. 2004

Bee Gees Tribute: Carolina Dijkhuizen live At the Margriet Winter Festival NL

Bee Gees Radio interview 1993

Radio interview with Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb probably from September or October 1993 to promote the Bee Gees album SIZE ISN'T EVERYTHING and the first single PAYING THE PRICE OF LOVE.

Barry Gibb’s Backstage Dilemma

November 16, 2016
Barry Gibb and John Merchant at the In the Now album launch, Miami, October 2016 As the Bee Gees icon releases his new album, longtime producer and friend John Merchant takes us behind the scenes of his set at Later with Jools Holland. Barry Gibb has written, arranged, produced and performed on dozens of pop classics, as part of the Bee Gees and as a solo artist. In September 2016 he entered London’s BBC2 studios for an appearance on Jools Holland’s popular music show – where he was facing a rare dilemma. John Merchant, his producer and close friend for 28 years, was there: read his personal reflections. September 27, 2016, 3:15 pm It’s the afternoon sound check on the set of Jools Holland’s Later, and we have a problem: the show’s producers and Barry1 can’t agree on what the final song of the night should be. For most artists, this wouldn’t be an issue: they’ve already played their new song “In the Now,”2 and now they have to play their hit, end of discussion. That’s no…

Robin Gibb Prebendal Interview Part II

Interview with Robin Ross DJ 1990

Teenage Bee Gees backing Johnny O’Keefe in a January 1964 episode of SING SING SING!

The Bee Gees backing up Johnny O'Keefe on SING SING SING, epis...
Teenage Bee Gees backing Johnny O’Keefe in a January 1964 episode of SING SING SING!
These images have not been seen since they were broadcast 52 years ago on ATN 7. The song is Dave Clark Five's 'Glad All Over'.
This month we're celebrating 60 years of TV with a special event! Come along to see newly discovered treasures such as this clip. We'll be joined by Gold Logie award winning actress Lorrae Desmond, and SALE OF THE CENTURY announcer Pete Smith.
It's on Wed 23 Nov at 6.30pm. The event is free but bookings essential
Video: Courtesy Seven Network

Barry Gibb elaborates on songwriting through bereavement

Tresa Patterson| Nov 5, 2016

CBS- This morning

Barry Gibb has been writing songs since he was eight years old, and he distinctly affirms that “never stopped writing songs” through any of the 62 years since.  There has been a three-decade span since the composer’s last solo effort, with good reason. Barry Gibb has come to know what true grief is, losing brothers, Maurice and Robin to cancer, and suffering not just the closest possible kindred connection, but his most reliable, ever present, collaborators, who always provided the honest sounding board , along with unmatched harmonies.  As remarkable as the brothers Gibb were and remain in artistry, as a family, they bore the same hurts, scars, and secrets as millions of other families, and part of the process, and the needed lapse, in creating In The Now was to allow room for saying what needed to be said, hurting the hurts, and moving to forgiveness and release. Barry reflected on that heartfelt journey with Anthony Mason on “CBS This M…

Barry Gibb & the Band - Royal Variety Event - London 06.12. 2016

David Williams has been announced as presenter of The Royal Variety Performance 2016.
The Comedian, actor and children’s author David Walliams is to host The Royal Variety Performance 2016 in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince Of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, from one of the most iconic and well loved live venues in the UK, the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. David will introduce the legendary Barry Gibb and Sting, superstarsGary Barlow  and Robbie Williams, the award winning Sheridan Smith and Emeli Sandé, plus this years magical Britain’s Got Talent winner Lance Corporal Richard Jones. The cast of The Beatles Cirque Du Soleil’s LOVE show will be flying in from Las Vegas for a special anniversary performance, there will also be sneak previews from the casts of Gershwin’s classic musical An American In Paris and Gary Barlow’s The Girls which both open in the West End early next year. Diversity return to the stage where they first auditioned for BGT and there is comedy f…

Dutch cd review barry-gibb-in-the-now

Barry Gibb is inmiddels 70 en heeft een staat van dienst waar je u tegen kunt zeggen. Onder de vlag van de Bee Gees stond hij met zijn twee broers Maurice en Robin in de jaren ’60 en ’70 aan de absolute top en de jaren daarna was de band ook nog productief. In de jaren ’80 scoorde Barry met Barbra Streisand wellicht zijn grootste succes met de plaat ‘Guilty’. ‘In the Now’ is pas zijn tweede solo album. Noodgedwongen, want zijn broers zijn inmiddels niet meer in leven, maar het muzikale bloed van Barry stroomt nog steeds.

De plaat begint met ‘Amy in Colour’, rockend met gitaren en met rustige intermezzo’s waarbij je eerst wel moet wennen en goed moet luisteren, is dit Barry wel? Het zorgt er direct voor dat je aandachtig luistert. De plaat hinkt op twee gedachten. Er staan veel rockende nummers op met een hoog tempo zoals ‘Grand Illusion’ en ‘Home truth song’. Het zijn uiteindelijk de rustige nummers die het beste zijn op de plaat. Zijn stem die nog steeds goed is komt daar het best naa…