Those falsettos, those white suits, those toothy smiles—you think you know the Bee Gees. But their story goes back much further than the ’70s, and it’s full of twists. From their roots as an eclectic harmony band in Australia and their first wave of Beatlesque fame, through their domination of the disco revolution and their years as a punchline, the Bee Gees stayed alive because of the Gibb brothers’ harmonies and especially their impeccable songs. This month, Hit Parade traces the influence of the Brothers Gibb on virtually every popular genre, from pop to R&B, rock to easy listening, country to … yes, even hip-hop.
Re: The Daily Mirror. Many people and some of Robin’s music industry friends came to say hello to me at the BMI Awards, (London) and I was pleased to see a lady and a gentleman who had apparently talked to me before about my first play: Last Confessions of a Scallywag. She told me that they rarely see me out anywhere, and she asked me what I was doing now, and I said that I had written another play which is due out next year and she wanted to see it. She asked me if there was going to be a film or production about the Bee Gees lives, and I said that it is in the bag and has been talked about for years even before Robin passed away, but that Barry was making sure they had the right writers for it. I forgot that the term: “it’s in the bag” means something is already finished and in production. Then she asked if there was music of Robin’s which had never come out. He composed and recorded many parts of songs at …
Bee Gees fans won't want to miss this one. When I was "The Madame" on South Florida radio from 1977-1985, I interviewed a candid Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb at the height of Saturday Night Fever's popularity. It was for a Y-100 special that aired October 6th, 1979. Recorded in Cincinnati September 15, 1979, produced by Y-100's Alan Leininger, with a new introduction recorded February 12, 2016
From Miami Beach : Dick Ashby, September 30th.: “Barry recorded his vocal parts while we were in the UK. This new version of ‘How Deep is Your Love’ will probably be on a new ‘Take That’ Greatest hits Album to be released later this year. There was a camera team present in the studio, so some of the footage of Barry recording hi…
SUNDAY FOR LOVIN Lyrics: Alex Sammarini Look out where the rainbow ends Thinking of the time that never been spent We leave behind the life that we'd begun So listen to your beating heart Split this love in two will tear us apart Where will we go without a guiding star There should be sunshine after rain Saturday is gone but let the love found us again
Sunday for loving Let your heart rules your head All the way down Let the memories flow through your body Leaving the tears away
You said love needs a blind heart A feeling it's stronger than who you think you are Set yourself free and face the truth Nothing is like as it seems If your soul is where it’s always been You can't stand no longer in between Baby it's too late to turn away Saturday's gone, but we can still dance one more day
Sunday for loving Let your heart rules your head All the way down Let the memories flow through your body Leaving the tears away
Frank Skinner: Ladies and gentlemen Robin Gibb. Robin Gibb: Hi Frank
Frank Skinner: You've been a pop star, would you call yourself that? Robin Gibb:I think so, yes.
Frank Skinner: For what... 40 years? Robin Gibb: Since I was a teenager.
Frank Skinner: Not bad, is it? Robin Gibb: It's a pretty long part of your life, we were little kids when we started back in Australia.
Frank Skinner: We've actually got a clip of you all when you were. I think it was 1960. How old were you then? Robin Gibb: About 9 years old.
Frank Skinner: Right. Barry looks about three foot taller than you and Maurice. Robin Gibb: Barry was a very tall chap, and we were actually very small, me and Maurice, cause we were twins. Not that that has got anything to do with size, but they had to put us on boxes, it was our very first television performance. Me and Maurice had to stand on wooden boxes to even out with Barry.
Sir Barry Gibb, the legendary lead singer of iconic group Bee Gees visited the RAF Museum yesterday. We were delighted to welcome him and to find out that he really liked the London’s new look.Click on the link below to watch video. https://twitter.com/RAFMUSEUM/status/1023236811399806976
Nearly 300 guests tested their luck at the first-ever Love and Hope High Rollers fundraiser at the Miami Beach hot spot Faena Forum, Saturday, April 14, 2018 – and helped raise $320,000 for the Diabetes Research Institute at the UM Miller School of Medicine.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception at the coliseum-style room of the unique Faena Forum building’s second floor – which was decorated with oversized dice and casino chips throughout. Guests enjoyed drinks, passed light bites and stations with an assortment of delicious food before heading up to the third floor for the dinner program and casino games.
Love and Hope Executive Chairman Sandra Levy led the program, where she thanked Honorary Chairman Barbara Shapiro and National Chairman Kathy Simkins and her family for their contributions to the Love and Hope committee, event and DRI. She also recognized International Chairman Barry Gibb and his wife Linda, who were among the crowd and will be knighted as Sir and Lady by…
Introducing the new single ‘Take Me Home’, Läzro & Travis Gibb ft. Kyra B deliver a sure-fire player. At a time when women’s voices are being heard louder than ever, comes a power anthem that is glue to the ears. Topliner Kyra B provides a soulful vocal, backed by a magnetic blend of tropical and chill House, by producers Läzro and Travis Gibb.Läzro (Lazaro Rodriguez) and Travis Gibb are a Miami based production duo with a destiny waiting to unfold. Super rich family history & A-list mentors have shaped their music and vision for what’s next. Laz, the son of a Cuban immigrant musician got his start as a studio tech for Desmond Child & internships at some of the area’s top studios – including ‘Middle Ear Studios‘ owned by world famous Bee Gees, leading to his relationship with Travis.Growing up watching his father Barry Gibb from the legendary Bee Gees, it was only natural for Travis to follow suit & he was then further inspired by a number of leading dance acts of th…
Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb Has Written a Song for Bonnie Tyler’s New Album During her recent concert in Finland on Saturday 7 July 2018, Bonnie Tyler announced that Barry Gibb has written a song for her new album. She said excitedly that it will be released next year in 2019. The album is being produced by David Mackay.
to watch video see link below http://www.itv.com/news/2018-06-26/i-hope-my-brothers-are-proud-of-knighthood-says-bee-gees-star-sir-barry-gibb/ The musician who was born on the Isle of Man said he hopes his late brothers are proud as he left Buckingham Palace. Sir Barry, the last surviving member of the chart-topping disco pop band, said: “I just don't think this would of happened to me today without my brothers. "I think the idea of what we did together was something that we shared our entire lives and we were relentless, it didn't matter if something didn't work out we just kept going. "They should be here today too and I feel their presence, I always do."
He said there is “no question” he would have loved to have shared this special day with his brothers. The singer, songwriter and record producer was honoured for his services to music and charity. Maurice Gibb died from complications following an operation to correct an intestinal blockage in 2003. Robin Gibb, who…
Brooklyn celebrated John Travolta day at the pizza place made famous in "Saturday Night Fever" on Tuesday.
Travolta made Lenny's Pizza (1969 86th Street) famous in the 1977 blockbuster movie in which he played Tony Manero and ordered two slices of pizza on top of each other. He ate it as he walked down the streets of Brooklyn. That iconic scene is so popular even today as people still order a double-decker slice. Lenny's has become a tourist destination.
Hundreds of people turned out for a special ceremony outside Lenny's Pizza, which also named a slice in his honor.
Travolta has a few ties to Brooklyn, also starring in the iconic television program "Welcome Back Kotter" in which he portrayed a Brooklyn High School student, Vinny Barbarino.
Tuesday's event also promoted Travolta's new movie, Gotti, opening in theaters on Friday. Travolta portrays crime boss John Gotti in the film, which was partially shot in Brooklyn.
The final song from her album Obsession to hit our list and earn a nomination for the Spirit Awards is “Last One Standing In The Rain.” When you first listen to this song, you may think that it is a song about a bad break-up or the loss of a loved one. However, Kelly assures us that it is a song about her friend Barry Gibb and being the last of the Bee Gees left standing on stage.
“I wrote that song about Barry Gibb. I was walking around my pool one day and I had back surgery and I was really down, really blue. I was thinking about him—he had just lost his last brother and he was telling me how sad he was. It’s so weird for him going on stage being the last man, the last man standing. He was so sad, so depressed about it.” solemnly shares Kelly. “I was able to travel with him to Australia to see where his brothers and him grew up, played on the golden shore together, dreamt together, they sang together… he can hear his brothers still in his ears when he is on stage. So that son…
With his own sense of sophisticated pop craft, it's no surprise Nick Lowe might be something of a Bee Gees or Dionne Warwick fan. Those both translate into his version of Warwick's 1982 Bee Gees-written (and produced) hit "Heartbreaker," which is part of the new Tokyo Bay/Crying Inside EP with Los Straitjackets that Lowe releases June 15 via Yep Roc Records. Lowe tells Billboard the easygoing, laid-back version of the song is "a soundcheck tune...something we might play before the show. I always thought it was a really, really great song, and like a lot of Bee Gees songs it really has got sort of hidden depth. I'm a great fan of the Bee Gees; You don't necessarily know what they're singing about a lot of the time, but they just make this fantastic sound and a lot of their songs are really soulful when you strip them all back. And that song 'Heartbreaker' I always thought was a really soulful song. "I just started doing it in the soundcheck…
Writing a hit song can take weeks, months, even years. But sometimes, it turns out, it’s possible to crank ‘em out in a couple of hours. Which is exactly what happened when Barry Gibb was asked to write the title track for 1978’s original high-school musical, Grease. On the eve of a new 40th anniversary edition of the film on 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital, which is stuffed with more extras than the background of a Rydell High song-and-dance number, we not only spoke to Gibb about recording his still-infectious hit single “Grease” (sung by Frankie Valli in the film), but also landed an exclusive listen to the eldest Bee Gee’s long-lost demo tape of the song. You can listen to it on:
When we spoke with the 71-year-old Gibb, he was at a disadvantage. He still hadn’t heard the demo in the four decades since he recorded it. But his memory of how the song came about was so clear, he didn’t have to. “I rem…
Kacey Musgraves will release her fourth studio album, Golden Hour, on March 30, and she's giving fans another early listen with a new song called "High Horse." This funky jam is a departure from the traditional sound most country fans expect from the singer, featuring infectious beats that bring the Bee Gees to mine. Zane Lowe of Beats 1 on Apple Music spoke with the singer about the fun jam, which Musgraves admits "was a freaking blast" to write and record. "I had this title for a while," she says. "We all know that character that is just a little high of themselves. They're just a little bit arrogant. I had this title sitting around for a long time and I have my own ideas about who it's about. Everyone has that character in their life and then I got to write it and oh my gosh, it is the most fun ever." Musgraves says she was "on a huge Bee Gees kick" when she was making the album and she was intrigued by the idea of a world…
The spectacularly successful career of the late Andy Gibb is commemorated on the new CD and digital collection The Very Best Of Andy Gibb, to be released on 13 April by Capitol/UMe. From 9 March, pre-orders of the digital album will include instant download and streaming access to his duet version of Gerry Goffin and Carole King’s ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow,’ with seasoned soul songstress P.P. Arnold. The 15-track collection includes all three of his US No. 1 singles, ‘I Just Want To Be Your Everything,’ ‘Shadow Dancing’ and ‘(Love Is) Thicker Than Water.’ All three of those chart-toppers were achieved during a tumultuous 11-month period in 1977 and ’78, in which he was part of the unprecedented adulation afforded Gibb and his Bee Gee brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin. The three further US top ten hits that followed that sequence, ‘An Everlasting Love,’ ‘(Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away’ and ‘Desire,’ which featured the Bee Gees, are also on the compilation. It also features Andy’s ne…
Peta Gibb Weber: "I choose to remember my father today, March 5, on what should have been his 60th birthday. I wish he was here to celebrate with us and to be the dad to me, the husband to my mother, the pop to his grandchildren and the mate to my husband that we have all needed but he was never given the chance to be. I won't be commenting further on the 10th. I prefer not to commemorate the events of 30 years ago, events that never should have happened in the first place, took away a young life with so much unfulfilled potential far too soon and caused so much unnecessary pain. What happened in March 1988 remains etched clearly in my mind forever but I have no further wish to talk about it publicly. Just please know that I am now absolutely at peace with how things turned out but I will never forget. So, happy birthday to my father in heaven. For me personally, this time is not a time for celebration. It is about making sure what happened to Andy Gibb (and too, too many ot…
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This episode of Living the Dream brings together the … quintessentially English, comedic and character actor, Leslie Phillips with Robin Gibb, the music phenomenon – singer, songwriter and part of the one of the most successful bands in history, the Bee Gees.
Leslie Phillips – is the legendary British actor with an incomparable 75 years of performing.
During his career Leslie has acted, directed and produced for the stage, television and film. Although he is still well known and well loved for his performances in some of the best-loved comedies of all time including the ‘Carry On’ films and ‘Doctor’ series, he has acted in a whole range of disciplines from playing Falstaff at the RSC to memorably bringing to life the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter franchise. He has become a Hollywood heavyweight with films such as Venus, and Empire of the Sun.
Although still labelled for portraying the lovable British cad epitomised by his catchphrases ‘Hello’ an…