april 14Th 2017 He is the last surviving Bee Gee, but at 70 years old, Barry Gibb said he is enjoying being his age. “The point comes when young ladies look at you, but they’re actually looking over your shoulder... when that starts happening, that’s the moment,” Gibb told “CBS This Morning: Saturday” co-host Anthony Mason at his home in Miami Beach. When asked by Mason what it felt like to have once been widely considered a sex symbol, Gibb replied humbly, “Well, I haven’t experienced it yet. But if I do, I’ll call you right away.” The Bee Gees, comprised of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, recorded or wrote more than 40 top 40 hits across four decades. Their remarkable career will be celebrated in a prime time special Sunday night on CBS.
On having a primetime special, Gibb said, “Well, it’s dozens of thoughts. How much laughter we actually had. How many really nice songs we came up with. And hearing other people sing them.” Forty years ago this December, “Saturday Night Fev…
Join The Recording Academy's 40th-anniversary celebration of the landmark Saturday Night Fever film soundtrack with artists such as Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Celine Dion, Keith Urban, and the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb. "Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees" airs on Sunday, April 16 at 8–10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Don't miss it! https://www.grammy.com/videos/tune-in-celebrate-the-bee-gees-april-16-on-cbs
A bevy of artists have been added to the 2017 edition of the U.K.’s famous Glastonbury Festival, including a number of well-known veteran acts. Among the new additions to the bill are Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb, The Jacksons, Chic and Kris Kristofferson. Other artists slated to perform at the festival include Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Solange, The Flaming Lips and previously announced headliners Foo Fighters and Radiohead. Glastonbury 2017 will be held June 21-25 at Worthy Farm in Pilton, England. http://beegeesfanfever.blogspot.nl/
PETA Weber has never wanted to speak publicly about her father, Andy Gibb, the youngest brother of Bee Gees fame. She didn’t want to acknowledge that she had a celebrity dad and until now, she hasn’t been ready to speak about some of the more painful memories of what that entailed. But after a reunion this year with her cousins to record an album together called The Gibb Collective, she’s finally ready to embrace that famous surname. She’s told her story exclusively to news.com.au. “HE WAS JUST A GUY ON THE END OF THE PHONE ... ” “I didn’t have the chance to get to know my father as well as I should have,” says Peta. “As I grew I learned that he was famous, and that he had famous siblings, but for me he was just a guy on the end of the telephone line.” Peta’s mother and Andy married here in Australia. It was around this time that things were really taking off for his brothers in America, and it was not long before Andy got the call to come over and join them. So, it was with excitement a…
March 17th 2017
I've been a fan of the Bee Gees for over four decades and was delighted to get the opportunity to review a new album, "Please Don't Turn Out the Lights' by their children.
On April 14th, during the 50th Anniversary of the Bee Gees, the children and younger sister of Andy, Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb are releasing a tribute album, “Please Don’t Turn Out the Lights”. The title track features the eldest child of all four brothers harmonising in a style reminiscent of their father’s.
It started with just one single, Samantha’s recording of “New York Mining Disaster 1941” with producer Lazaro Rodriguez. As members of her family listened to the track, they were eager to record their own version of their favourite Bee Gees song. Even though this family of artists is located all over the globe, they came together to make this 10 track album.
Personally, I love the album, the children seem to all of inherited their famous father's musical …
23-02-2017 Shepherds and Butchers was nominated for Best Original Song. The film won this category with the song Angels written by Barry Gibb and performed by Vusi Mahlasela Angels’, especially written for SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS, was composed by Barry Gibb (co-founder of the Bee Gees) with ‘The Voice of South Africa’, Vusi Mahlasela performing the song. ‘Angels’ is written by Barry Gibb, Stephen Gibb and Ashley Gibb. Directed by award-winning director, Oliver Schmitz and produced by Anant Singh and Brian Cox. The film also sees an ensemble of well-known South African talent including Garion Dowds, Deon Lotz, Robert Hobbs, Eduan van Jaarsveldt, Marcel van Heerden and Sylvia Mdunyelwa.
Gibb explained what spurred him to write the song: “We were just inspired by the film. The very thought of the way we all treat each other, and the inhumanity that we all tend to experience as a culture really struck us as profound, and of course, the film is profound. We do take a stand against capital pun…
LOS ANGELES, CA, February 22, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — The rich musical legacy of the Bee Gees and their brother Andy Gibb continues to entertain millions of fans across the globe, and today the next generation of Gibbs announced a project honoring their music with new interpretations of classic songs. Spearheaded by Maurice’s daughter Samantha and producer Lazaro Rodriguez, the project features contributions from ten different members of the family including children of all four brothers – Maurice, Robin, Andy, and Barry, who this past month released his third solo album. Sparked by Samantha and Lazaro creating one Bee Gees cover on their own, they realized the musical potential and that it was time to do something more. Samantha reached out to her brother, aunt, and cousins and very quickly they all agreed to take part. “Everyone wanted to be involved. We are all true fans of their [Bee Gees] music and there is a connection for us, family,” says Samantha. Each family member created u…
Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees CBS Special on Sunday April 16 2017 Set List : ... Keith Urban: “To Love Somebody” Ed Sheeran: “Massachusetts” (the only pre-taped number on the show) Panic! At the Disco: “Lonely Days” Celine Dion: “Immortality” Katharine McPhee: “Emotion” John Legend with Stevie Wonder on harmonica: “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” Pentatonix: “Too Much Heaven” Tori Kelly: “Tragedy” Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett: “Islands in the Stream” DNCE: “Night Fever” Demi Lovato: “If I Can’t Have You” Jason Derulo and Tavares: “More Than a Woman” Little Big Town: “How Deep Is Your Love” Andra Day: “Love So Right” Nick Jonas: “I Just Want to Be Your Everything”
So the Grammy people are throwing a Bee Gees tribute concert saluting the album that permanently sabotaged the Bee Gees’ musical reputation. You gotta love music. It’s just hard sometimes not to wonder about the music business. The epicenter of the disco movie world. Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees is taping Tuesday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be telecast later this year on CBS. Bee Gees music will be sung by your proverbial star-studded cast, including John Legend, Celine Dion, DNC, Demi Lovato, Keith Urban and you get the idea. The alpha star will be Barry Gibb, the last surviving Bee Gee, who will perform material from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack that sold 582 zillion copies and secured the Bee Gees’ fame and fortune forever. When Gibb says he’s honored and appreciative, there’s no reason to doubt him. It’s hard not to appreciate the rewards you get from making the biggest selling movie soundtrack album of its era. It’s…
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On February 14 2017, just two days after the 2017 GRAMMY Awards airs live on CBS and CBS All Access, CBS, The Recording Academy® and AEG Ehrlich Ventures will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever when they present the live concert Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY® Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees.
The artists paying tribute to the Bee Gees include
- Andra Day - Celine Dion - DNCE - Nick Jonas - Tori Kelly - John Legend - Demi Lovato - Little Big Town - Pentatonix - Keith Urban
In addition, Barry Gibb, seven-time GRAMMY winner and Bee Gees co-founder, will also be on hand to perform a selection of hits from the Saturday Night Fever—Soundtrack, which won Album of the Year at the 21st Annual GRAMMY Awards and was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® in 2004.
"The Bee Gees—Barry, Robin, and Maurice—were international musical icons who helped make Saturday Night Fever an emblem of 1970s pop culture," said Neil Portnow, President/C…
IT’S the other countdown on January 26 — Smooth FM’s Top 500 is the alternative to the alternative Hottest 100. The Bee Gees’ How Deep is Your Love has been voted the No 1 song for 2017 — which could be seen as the ‘Warmest 500’. While it isn’t voted by listeners like the Hottest 100, the station says it is the 500 most loved songs played on the station.
Barry Gibb told the station “For one of our tunes to make it to No 1
is everything. I think that people who listen to our songs are the best
people in the world and this is how they show it, thank you.” The 1977 ballad beat out ABBA’s Dancing Queen, also released in 1977, for the title. Previous winners include I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston and Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond — which both feature again in this year’s Top 10. The countdown has run for five days on Smooth FM, which has become one of Australia’s most popular radio stations.
2017 Smooth FM Top 500 — the Top 20 1. How Deep Is Your Love — Bee Gees 2. Dancing Queen — ABB…
9.00pm - 10.00pm Channel: ITV Status: Returning Published: Tue 24 Jan 2017 Amended: Wed 25 Jan 2017 The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 24 January 2017. Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees joins Piers Morgan to look back on his fifty-year career as a songwriter and pop legend. He reflects on the untimely deaths of all three of his younger brothers - Robin, Maurice and Andy - and how he’s come to terms with being the last surviving member of the Bee Gees. Barry tells Piers how the group rose from child performers to global superstars in the wake of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. He reveals how a childhood accident nearly killed him, what really happened when he and his future wife sneaked into Dr Who's Tardis and gives his verdict when Piers serenades him with his falsetto voice. http://beegeesfanfever.blogspot.nl/
Being the youngest brother of the members of super group The Bee Gees couldn’t have been easy. However, it was on this day in 1978 Andy Gibb came into his own with the release of his second studio album and it’s number one single of the same name Shadow Dancing.
Shadow Dancing is a slow disco track that you can’t help but tap your toes and smile. The song produced under the direction of uber-talent Albhy Galuten. Albhy was the producer behind most of the Bee Gees number one hits. He also produced the hits Grease for Frankie Valli, Woman in Love for Barbra Streisand, and the mega hit Islands in the Stream for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. Normally Andy’s brothers would be in the studio with him helping him mix the album, as they wrote all the songs with them. Though this time they had the best excuse to miss these sessions as they were away filming Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Their absence resulted in an album that, while it was his second, was the first one that felt 100 perc…
ThGibb Family Honors Their Legacy With Bee Gees Tribute Album
The children of all four brothers Gibb record an album of classic songs for release in 2017 The rich musical legacy of the Bee Gees and their brother Andy Gibb continues to entertain millions of fans across the globe, and today the next generation of Gibbs announced a project honoring their music with new interpretations of classic songs. Spearheaded by Maurice’s daughter Samantha and producer Lazaro Rodriguez, the project features contributions from ten different members of the family including children of all four brothers - Maurice, Robin, Andy, and Barry, who released his third solo album this year.
Sparked by Samantha and Lazaro creating one Bee Gees cover on their own, and long awaiting the right time to do a tribute, they realized the musical potential here and that it was time to do something more. Samantha reached out to her siblings and cousins and very quickly they all agreed to take part. “Everyone wanted t…
JIVE TALKIN’ — Boogie Box High Released in 1987, Boogie Box High was a project by George Michael’s friend Andros. For legal reasons George couldn’t be credited, but he sings this Bee Gees hit as well as the brothers Gibb. The Boogie Box High album also featured two rejected and recycled Wham! songs included Soul Boy (the unreleased Wham! version is on youtube ). Andros and Michael (who are often mistakenly labelled cousins) started the label Aegean Records in the mid ‘90s but soon after fell out. Andros wrote a book called Rock: The Luckiest Man In Pop in 2012 talking about their friendship and hoping they could reconcile. They never did. Michael was godfather to Andros’ son James, who is a DJ on US reality TV show Vanderpump Rules.
The Bee Gees performed on stage at Kyabram and Cohuna on three separate occasions in the 1960s. At each appearance on stage in Kyabram they were backed by the “Lonely Ones” band. The three Gibb brothers – Barry and twins Robin and Maurice Gibb – were managed by their father Hugh Gibb.
The Bee Gees first performed at the Kyabram Town Hall dance on Friday, September 27, 1963, followed five months later by another performance on Friday, January 31, 1964. The advertisement in the Kyabram Free Press read as follows – “LONELY ONES DANCE presents the fabulous BEE GEES - Stars of Sydney TV, Radio and Record – with the Mighty *LONELY ONES; *REBELETTES ; *RON EASDON; *JIMMY McINTYRE”
Their third and final appearance on stage in Kyabram was Friday, November 18, 1966, where they performed their hit at the time – “Spicks and Specks” – which had reached No. 4 on the Hit Parade. They were again backed by the “Lonely Ones” with guest artist Glenys Hewitt. The promoters of the dance were Hooper and Th…