NEWS, December 20th.|
We have to inform you that the release date for Robin's solo CD has been postponed until January 27th. - 2003.
There are again some more dates confirmed of Robin Gibb appearances specially in Germany and some surrounding countries.
Please check the SPV web site: www.spv.de for detailed information if you are able to watch the TV stations etc. of the mentioned countries.
According to Billboard (Jim Bessman) Barry Gibb is currently collaborating with Michael Jackson on new material for an as-yet-undisclosed project. Management however cannot confirm any details about this project yet. So we'll just wait and see!!
And there's more published about Barry this week. He has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, which plans to license his work for films, TV, and commercials, as well as exploring print music and new-media opportunities. Management doesn't have any more details then the Warner Chappell Music Inc. press release of Tuesday December 17. However they'll keep us posted on new developments in this matter as well.
© Bob Sherman: soon more beautiful Sherman pictures on our new page "Gibbs In The Picture"
Warner/Chappell Music Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Barry
Tuesday December 17, 9:30 am ET
One of the Most Successful Songwriters in History - Allies With the
World's Leading Music Publishing Company
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 9:30 am ET
/PRNewswire/ -- Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
announced today that it has concluded an exclusive worldwide
publishing agreement with music superstar Barry Gibb. As both leading
member of the Bee Gees and the co-writer of the group's remarkable
body of work, Barry has been awarded six Grammys, inducted into the
Rock & Roll Halls of Fame in both the U.S. and Australia, and been a
part of one of the best-selling groups of all time.
Under the agreement, Warner/Chappell will administer the rights to
Gibbs' legendary catalog of hit songs dating from 1967 to the
present. The company will explore a variety of opportunities for
Barry's music, including licensing the material for use in films,
television programs and commercials; facilitating publication of
printed editions of Barry's music; pursuing new revenue streams
arising from the latest music-delivery technologies; and, encouraging
other artists to record and perform the material
In making the announcement, Les Bider, chairman and CEO of
Warner/Chappell Music said, "We are honored to welcome Barry and his
outstanding body of work to Warner/Chappell. The remarkable breadth
and depth of his music presents us with an array of opportunities
related to his catalog as well as his extraordinary new material.
With our strong relationships throughout the music and film
communities, we are uniquely positioned to assist Barry with the next
chapter of his phenomenal career. We look forward to working closely
with Barry and putting our vast resources to work in finding new
outlets for his music."
Barry said, "I am very proud to be joining this incredible
organization, and I look forward to a very exciting and mutually
rewarding musical adventure. Great companies are defined by great
people and Warner/Chappell is to me that definition. This is a
rebirth for me and I am truly inspired by their vote of confidence."
Barry's success as a member of the Bee Gees as well as a solo artist
elevates him to rarified company, amongst the industry's most
successful songwriters and performers. The Bee Gees are the only
group to have written and performed six consecutive No. 1 singles,
and the first songwriters ever to have five songs in the top ten
simultaneously. The Bee Gees have been honored by the music industry
numerous times throughout their career with 16 Grammy nominations,
induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and 10 Lifetime
Achievement honors from organizations including the World Music
Awards, American Music Awards and the Australian Recording Industry.
For more information about Warner/Chappell Music visit
We've informed you earlier on this web site, about the possibility of BGFC members to write and request for a ticket to get a chance to go and visit Robin with BGFC during a performance in Holland.
Robin is coming to Holland in January and BGFC is going to visit him with a group of members.
All the lucky members who have won a ticket to go to Robin will be informed the next coming days and will receive further details.
Next to a great number of BGFC members we were also able to present some of the tickets to members of the German BG fan club 'One' due to cooperation activities we, as you might know, have with the two other Bee Gees fan clubs: BGO in Germany and the Japanese fan club in Japan.
Congratulations to all winners!!
Latest on the CBE presentation:
Bee Gees personal management has been given a list of dates that the Brothers could pick up their CBE's during the first half of next year but no decision from them yet. Managements' guess is that July 2003 will be the earliest.
Former Bee Gees drummer Geoff Bridgford has released a limited edition
5 track EP/CD titled "Rock my soul". All five tracks on the disc are
written, sung and performed by Geoff. (His son TJ also features on
Those interested in obtaining an autographed copy should send
$30.00 AUD (includes first class air mail postage and handling) to
be paid for with a Bank Cheque in Australian Dollars Only to:
Send payment to:
PO BOX 423. PALM BEACH. QUEENSLAND 4221.
(Having heard it I can vouch for its quality - Mark Crohan)
We announce you the official opening of Mo's Paintball Web site. All the merchandise is not in it yet but one is working as fast as possible to enter all the data.
Go take a look and thank you for your patience!
Go to the following site to find more about One True Voice who've just recorded the Bee Gees song: Sacred Trust.
Some more sites you can visit and give you an idea about the airplay of Please in Germany and what is expected of certain singles in the near future in the U.K. please visit the 2 following sites:
Marion: GSI 12/20/02 (also thanks Mark Crohan)
NEWS, November 25th.|
The DVD Live By Request entered the Dutch charts at 23 and One Night Only re entered at 11.
In Australia Live By Request (DVD) went up from 39 to 12.
Robin's new single "Please" has entered the official German airplay charts this week at no. 74. You may look it up and even listen to the song in full length -- if you are or become member for about three Euros or so per month -- on
If anyone is interested in brand new pictures of Robin from Vienna, go to.
Marion: GSI 11/25/02
(also thanks Sebastian and Eric)
NEWS, November 17th.|
Some more news on Robin's album which is titled now "MAGNET".
Robin`s new album "Magnet"
He is going to perform the single "Please" also on German television ZDF in January (31.01) in a show called "Ab in den Urlaub"
and on Switzerland TV: 18.01.03, in a show called "Benissimo" /Channel DRS.
More on German television : Robin-Features on RTL "Exclusiv", RTL "Punkt 12", SAT 1 "Blitz", ARD "Blitz" and PRO7 "Taff".
He seems to attend on more shows to perform his single on SAT1, RTL and ARD, exact dates we will have for you in January.
Cover of the Press Kit
They plan also a big print campaign in German Magazines like: Gala, Bunte, Bild, Amica, Petra, Rolling Stone, Musik Express, in January and February.
Extensive album reports in all German news papers and local papers as well as the different music magazines:
"Rolling Stone" will release a 2 page story in January
"Gala" a 4 page home story in January as well.
"Maxim" is still planning a home story report
"Spiegel" will do a 2 page interview in January
"Bunte" is planning an England story and several interviews are planned for: "Der Musikmarkt" and "Musikwoche" etc.
An online campaign will start on: www.spv.de with flash cards, album information and raffles.
Also information on this project will become available on the following websites: www.t-online.de, www.Bild.de, www.AOL.de, www.TVmovie.de, www.Prosieben.de, www.RTL.de, www.Playboy.de, www.TVtotal.de, www.rito.de etc..
Extensive TV and Radio spots all over Germany.
TV Campaign: On SAT 1, RTL, RTL2, Kabel, PRO7, VOX, all starting on January the 1st.
Marion: GSI 11/17/02 (with thanks to Dirk)
NEWS November 4th.|
News from Robin.
From SPV the record company who's releasing Robins' new CD we've the following news for you:
Next to the new song (and first single) "Please" the CD will contain new songs like:
"Watching You" and "Don't Rush".
New dates of TV appearances are:
November 14 in the program: "Vera" on ORF 21. 00 hours (local time, Austria)
December 14 in the program: "Ein Herz Für Kinder" on ZDF with host Thomas Gottschalk, 20.15 hours (local time, Germany).
See for details in German the SPV web site:
The CD of the "Pop Star" TV show in Sweden (see News October 30th.) is available now.
It's a brand new CD with 8 Gibb covers, released November 1st 2002..
The CD is for sale only a limited time.
Price 10 Euro ( incl. Postage) each.
For details please visit our Advertisement section where you can buy the CD through Goran.
The Brazilian group called "Edinho Santa Cruz" (Edson Siqueira e Otacilio Manoel) released a new CD in August called "Encontros - Stayin' Alive" Edinho Santa Cruz canta (sing) The Bee Gees. This CD is a tribute to Bee Gees, they recorded ten covers, nine in Portuguese and a pot-pourri.
The songs are: Lembraças (How can you mend a broken heart), Tudo o que eu quero é você (Too much heaven), Acredite em mim (How deep is your love), Sou assim (Tragedy), Triste solidão (Donīt forget to remember), Palavras (Words), Minha menina (You should be dacing), O mundo só pra nós (First of may), Você e eu (You and I) and Port-pourri: Night fever, More than a woman and Stayin' alive.
For more on covers be sure to visit our special COVERS & RARITIES page on this web site with new and very exclusive material every few weeks!!
Marion: GSI 11/04/02 (also thanks Richard)
NEWS October 25th.|
The DVD of Saturday Night Fever is a huge success all over the world.
In The States it entered the DVD chart of Billboard at number 10.
Also the music films Stayin Alive and Grease are doing well.
On the Octoberfestival in Munich, (German) the big beer festival at the Käfer tent
I.O.I.O. from B3 was the hit and everybody was singing and dancing !!
In the Australian Aria Chart Top 50 the album The Record went up from 47 to 35!!.
Marion: GSI 10/25/02
(thanks also: Susanne Peter)
NEWS October 20th.
It's quite an honor to me to be able to start a new item on my GSI web site soon.
I was contacted by Bob Shermans' son the other day with the suggestion to show his fathers photo material on this web site.
I of course was overjoyed by this offer to get the opportunity to share with you, exclusively on my web site, the Gibb photos of Bob Sherman who was personal photographer of the Gibbs for many years.
Three movies with which the Bee Gees are closely identified have been released on DVD,
some with special features! "Grease", with title song by Barry, is available in both widescreen and regular formats, Dolby 5.1 sound, and includes interviews with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, director Randall Kleiser, and producer Allan Carr, the theatrical trailer, and, while supplies last, a songbook!
Next is the DVD release of "Saturday Night Fever"! The best-selling movie soundtrack worldwide, thanks to our Brothers! The DVD is available in widescreen format only, and includes commentary by director John Badham, scenes from "Behind the Music-SNF", three deleted scenes, and Dolby 5.1 sound!
Finally, there's the DVD of "Staying Alive" DVD, the sequel to "Saturday Night Fever". While not as successful as a movie, the soundtrack was successful, and includes the Bee Gees "Woman In You", "I Love You Too Much", "Breakout", "Someone Belonging To Someone", "Life Goes On", and, of course, "Stayin' Alive". The DVD will be widescreen only, with Dolby 5.1 sound.
Spencer Gibb's band, 54 Seconds, have updated their website with 4 brand
new MP3s, and more.
Just take a look at: www.54seconds.com
Maurice and Yvonne bought another house in Miami for over 7 million, dollar
It's a 13,447 square. ft. house
on a triple lot and situated on one of the Miami Beach islands with 320 ft of
waterfront, 13 bedrooms and 9 baths......Meanwhile,
Maurice is selling his previous Miami home,
which has a recording studio and it's own waterfall.
It's just down the road from the other brothers Gibb.
A woman named Jennifer Lopez has by the way
bought the house between Robin and
Barry this year.
Bernie Quayle of ManxRadio, Isle of Man, has put together a fifteen minute video tour, narrated by the Brothers' mum, Barbara, of the Isle of Man sites that are significant for the Bee Gees! Entitled "This Is Our Home", the video is available from Bernie, and proceeds go to a charity for TT racers which was started by Barbara Wood. The video opens with shots of the Isle of Man coast, and Robin singing "Ellan Vannin"! Here is Bernie's description of the video:
"Our Homes in Ellan Vannin." was something I originally did for Barbara Gibb who has very fond memories of her times living on the Isle of Man and she often asked me about people and places she knew. One of Barry's very first fans is featured in the film, she shows where the cottage was when she lived next door to them in Spring Valley. Barry was only about 7 at the time and Barbara Wood was so impressed and loved the name, she called her first son Barry. He became a very successful motorcycle racer but suffered serious injuries in a crash. Barbara started a fund to help riders and named it after the most successful of all TT riders who was killed racing.
It's called "The Joey Dunlop Injured Riders Fund".
Thanks to Barry Gibb's suggestion, this video is now being offered to fans so that 25% of the proceeds are donated to that fund. It is available in both PAL and NTSC formats. For fans in Europe the price is 10 pounds plus 2 pounds post and packing. For fans in America it is 20 dollars, which includes air-mail shipping and handling. You can pay by either sending cash, either pounds or dollars, or by PayPal. As we're not able to process credit cards, PayPal is the next best thing. It is fast becoming the most popular and safest way to pay on-line. See. www.paypal.com
For further information and payment instructions, email Bernie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marion: GSI 10/20/02
(with thanks to Terri as well)
NEWS, October 9th.|
Robin's Solo CD!!
Like mentioned before Robin is indeed working on getting his new solo CD ready for the market, which his record company is planning, at this point, to issue in early 2003.
The first single from the CD they are planning to release before Christmas 2002, with Robin getting it to them sometime in November. The new CD has a working title of "Robin", which obviously may change before release. Produced by songwriter/musician/producer Deacon Smith (who has worked with Ellusion, Aaron Skyy, Emoja, Ce Ce Winans, Dru Hill, and many others), the CD is planned to contain works by Robin, Robin and his brothers, and perhaps some works written by others. He is also planning to have some reworked Bee Gees/Robin cuts on the CD, including making tracks like "Wish You Were Here" and "Another Lonely Night In New York" more contemporary. He wants this CD to have a soulful, uptempo, "now" feel, and wants it to be full of songs that reach out and really "grab" the listener the first time it's heard. Given that virtually *every* Robin CD has that initial impact, this one should be very special!
We are very much looking forward to his new project and whenever more details become available for publication we'll surely let you know.
Nice to mention too:
The DVD One night Only went from 3 to 2 in the Dutch Free Chart this week!!
Marion: GSI 10/09/02
(also with thanks to Terri and Peter)
NEWS, September 27th.|
EXCLUSIVE FOR BGFCtm MEMBERS!!
Next month BGFC will publish the Maurice Gibb interview which was made earlier this year specially for the BGFC fan club and Radio 192.
We now have arranged all legal matters and have the English version ready as well as a Dutch version.
Together with the pictures it'll be first and only published in the fan club magazine of BGFCtm !!!
So wait for the upcoming double edition of DIMENSIONS and don't miss a thing.
If you are not member of BGFCtm yet and don't receive the Dimensions magazines regularly yet then just check out the BGFC info button on the web site for all details to become member!!
We've told you earlier about the book David English has written.
Interested in more details or maybe would you like to order it?
Please visit the following addresses:
Latest details on the CBE presentation:
The presentation to the Brothers now will likely take place sometime early next year, as the Queen's schedule with her Jubilee tour and all has made schedule coordination for the rest of 2002 difficult. Ceremony or not, the honor is theirs!
Two CD manufacturing companies in Brazil were recently handed the largest music piracy fines ever assessed in South America. The Bee Gees' CD's were one of the artists which they were pirating.
"The Record" continues to do well around the world, as it enters and reenters the charts in Australia, ( last week it went there from 49 tot 44 again) the Netherlands and other countries!
Maurice has been busy with his paintball store, of course, and the team recently competed in tournaments in New Jersey and most recently in London, UK! This one was the Campaign Cup, which was the European Paintball Championships! "The Royal Rat Rangers" competed in the Novice division, where they finished high enough to make the semis! As only 11 of the 80 teams advanced, this was great! Only 4 teams advanced to the finals, however, and the Rangers didn't qualify, but as a young team, they're doing very well!
Marion: GSI 09/27/02
NEWS, September 18th.|
Please all of you: visit the next page of the Dutch Radio 2 web site and vote for The Bee Gees
This Radio Station has another Week From The Seventies organized from October 7 until October 11th.
With at the end of that week the airing of the Top 70 with songs from the seventies of course which can be compiled by you!!
So mark your 5 favorite songs from the list
Fill in your name, address etc. and press the button: STEMMEN ! ( =VOTE)
By the end of this year the very successful Dutch "Saturday Night Fever" musical stops.
We are informing all BGFC members with Internet access in The Netherlands this week about a last offer to visit the musical for a cheap price.
You can also obtain this Dutch info offer by requesting it through the following email address:
Virgin books in England has published the David English book: "Mad Dogs And The Englishman" this month.
There's of course a lot about the Gibbs to read about.
Click here for newspaper article (Daily Mirror sept. 14) about the book (sorry for the bad quality).
Marion: GSI 09/18/02
NEWS, September 6th.|
Today GSI starts with a very exclusive new item on the site.
Covers & Rarities tells you all about special releases, covers and unreleased material.
Don't miss it!!
Still no date set yet for the CBE presentation and we doubt if they will still be able to schedule it for this year.
GSI at the moment is working on the transcript of the Maurice Gibb interview which took place earlier this year for Radio 192 and BGFC-EUROPE.
It will exclusively be published only on this web site and we are planning to print it in one of the Dimensions magazines of BGFC.
The Record is 42 this week in Australia coming from 50
The DVD One Night Only is at 9 in Australia and the DVD Live By Request at 32
Sometimes they have re entered for a second or even third time after first having been disappeared from the charts! So specially in Australia things are going pretty good right now!!
Marion: GSI 09/06/02 (with thanks to Peter)
NEWS, July 16th.|
In this holiday months of July and Augsut many of us ( including people of GSI and BGFC) go and enjoy their holiday.
We'll still be there but you'll find less updates than usual on the web site these 2 months.
We of course also wish all Bee Gees fans, BGFC members and visitors of the GSI website: Wonderful Holidays.
Like mentioned before we intend to start a complete new section on the GSI site later this Summer with assistance of Melody!!
called: "COVERS AND RARITIES"
which until now was always part of this NEWS section.
So watch out for this new item and service we offer you soon!!
Until then we'd like to present you, like promissed before, a second Bee Gees melody out of a music box as many of you were so very enthusiastic about hearing that earlier music box cover we presented to you.
This time enjoy: "HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE".
Click and listen 3.96 Mb - Mp3
The Bee Gees won't be present after all in one of the most successful TV shows in Holland at the moment: Ushi en van Dijk. Which this summer will be filmed in the U.S.
Hopefully we'll soon see the boys again in some other show where ever in the world.
We'll keep you posted of course.
No confirmation yet about a possible: ONE SPECIAL EVENT concert for The Bee Gees this year.
Marion: GSI 07/16/02 (Thanks to Melody as well).
NEWS, June 23rd.|
We realize this is short notice, but this has only just been
arranged. Any of you who are in the South Florida area, DJ Brian Paul
is doing a Bee Gees tribute show tonight on WAXY Radio, 790 AM,
starting at 7:30 PM EDT. Unfortunately, their web-streaming is down
right now, so you can't listen on the Internet. During this show, he
will be interviewing TERRI BRIDGE of our BGFCtm club , and will also be interviewing the "Stayin' Alive" tribute group, who will be playing in Delray Beach next Friday
Below you'll see a special
announcement just for BGFCtm members!
AGAIN FOR ALL FAN CLUB MEMBERS: SPECIAL BGFCtm OFFER !!
This is a special offer for
BGFC members who would like to attend either next Friday or next
Saturday night's (or both!) shows of the tribute band "Stayin' Alive", in Delray Beach, Florida! Here are the details: "Stayin' Alive" will be doing two shows each night (that's the plan now,
anyway), one at 7 PM and one at 10 PM, at the Crest Theatre in Delray
Beach, Florida, on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. For any of
these shows, BGFC members only will be able to get tickets half
price, for $15 instead of $30 each! According to the information I
have, you will be required to have your BGFC membership card
available. To order tickets, phone toll-free at 1-800-861-3487. If
any of you are planning to come for the show, please do inform Terri of BGFC. Many
thanks to Brian Paul, Craig Symons, and the "Crest Theatre" for
extending this special offer to us! Hope to see many of you there!
Good news about Bee Gees DVD's !!
The release of the DVD's for "Grease", "Saturday Night Fever", and "Staying Alive" (sequel to "SNF") is now official! The
release dates by Paramount are:
"Grease" -- September 17, in both widescreen (16:9) and full-screen
versions. DVD will include Dolby 5.1 audio, interviews with the principals,
the movie trailer, and while supplies last, a songbook.
"Saturday Night Fever" -- October 8, in widescreen only, Dolby 5.1.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the movie's release, the DVD will
contain director John Badham's commentary, scenes from the VH-1 "Behind the Music: SNF" documentary, and deleted scenes.
"Staying Alive" -- October 8 in widescreen only, Dolby 5.1.
Talking about DVD's:
In The Netherlands a company has requested BGFC-EUROPE to assist and coordinate with Bee Gees management in order to release a special Bee Gees DVD with old material .
The project is in a very early stage and whenever new details become available we'll surely let you know on this GSI web site of course!!
For some more nice pix of the Grand Opening of Mo`s paintball shop surf to Mega 103.5
Marion: GSI 06/23/02
(many thanks to Terri Bridge as well).
NEWS, June 8th.|
The boys were invited to play at the Jubilee concert for the Queen, June 3rd. but mostly due to a combination of several private reasons they'd to decide to: not go.
Lateron this year they'll go to England for the CBE presentation.
The Grand Opening of Mo's Paintball Store will be:
Saturday (today) June 8 from 2pm to 8pm.
Have you ever played this lovely melody to your baby? or maybe you love this romantic cover version, played on a music box, yourself?!
Listen here to a very special cover version of "MELODY FAIR"
Click here and listen 3.5 Mb - Mp3
Do you like this cover, just let me know and maybe we have some more for you...
B 3's I.O.I.O. has climbed from 13 to no. 6 in its third week on the
Marion: GSI 06/08/02 (also thanks Sebastian and Gerry)
NEWS, June 2nd.|
Juanes, Maurice and Estefano
Maurice attended the BMI Latin Music Awards which were held May 8,
2002 in Miami (well, technically in Hollywood, Florida, but this is very close to Miami ).
He was there because the Brothers were given an award for "Ven A Mi (Run To Me)", as the songwriters of one of the most performed Latin songs
on radio and TV here in the US last year!
It was Estefano, who was honored as the Latin Songwriter of the Year, and
Juanes received a special Certificate of Achievement for his
contributions to Latin music success worldwide.
Congratulations to the Brothers!!
Like we mentioned before the CBE presentation will probably be late this year, at this point the boys are still looking at the dates that the Palace has to offer!!
We of course keep you posted!
Robin is still hard at work on his businesses and things in England,
though likely he'll be back in Miami to join his brothers soon.
Maurice has of course been working with the kids on their music, but is
also working hard on the plans for the new paintball tournament he's
starting, the Commander's Cup, which will be this summer.
Next to that he took a little break in the Bahama's recently as well!!
Barry has been working at the studio a lot lately and not only for Bee Gees recordings but also with his son Steven. Sometimes he went there to work alone as well or with the band.
Live at the Chapel
We were told that one of Australia's best selling singers Jimmy Barnes has a version of "To Love Somebody"
on his new CD "Live at the Chapel".
For those who don't know: Jimmy was lead singer of the legendary
Oz band "Cold Chisel", that band broke up about 16 years ago.
For more info surf to www.jimmybarnes.com
Marion: GSI 06/02/02 (also thanks to Terri Bridge)
NEWS, May 20th.|
The TV special "An Audience With Lulu" of which we've reported you earlier was shown on British TV
Saturday evening , May 18th.
Lulu sang with Maurice "First of May" and needless to say it was very
Are you interested?
Click here and listen 5 Mb - Mp3
"Honey", with the "Love You Inside Out" sample is becoming a big hit in England thanks to
R.Kelly & JayZ.
It entered this week at 35 in the Top 75 !!!!!!!
Marion: GSI 05/20/02
(thanks to Richard, Gerry and Peter)
NEWS, May 7th.|
Probably after the summer one is planning to release "Saturday Night Fever" on DVD. More details when available.
'There's a new "Audience With" recorded with... Lulu. It will be aired later on but we have no air date at this moment yet. Read about her show and her guests!! This was in an Irish newspaper. Her performance with Maurice. Click for the article
In Japan they released a Bee Gees Instrumental Collection with 12 tracks ( number: UPCH 1098).
You can also find it at www.revolutioninternational.com and then search for Bee Gees.
Amazon.com mentions some new Bee Gees stuff.
The Melody soundtrack CD has a release date of April 23, 2002 as a Japanese
import. Cost is $39.49 Here's the link: www.amazon.com
In The Netherlands a 12" vinyl maxi was released of "You Should Be Dancing" in a House version: "Bee Gees vs. Kid Vicious" (number 850918, label: Kid Vicious).
Recently there has been a
video clip on German tv called: "Hate in yo eyes" by hip-hopper / rapper "Mack 10". The chorus line is
extremely similar to "Stayin Alive". The single ( perhaps not everyones favorite)
will be released on May 6th see: www.amazon.de
Eagle Eye Cherry
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Marion: GSI 05/07/02
(also thanks Sebastian Wanke and Richard O Donoghue)
NEWS, April 9th.|
It's time again to come to the fair!!
We are expecting lots of Bee Gees fans to join us at the huge Dutch Record Fair in Utrecht The Netherlands on April 20 and 21. It's going to be the world's most impressive mega record and CD fair.
The fair will be open from 10.00 - 1800 hours on Saturday and from 10.00 - 17.00 hours on Sunday.
See also: www.mmmarc.com
Bee Gees fans would like to join for a chat and a coffee or what ever on April 20 near the stage in the back of the hall at 13.00 hours. Are you coming too??!
The next BGFC-EUROPE event as you all know will be Sunday April 14th. when we welcome Bee Gees fans to join us for a wonderful brunch and...
a great video show of The Bee Gees.
See you in Leusden, The Netherlands next week.
All the info about the BGFC-EUROPE event you can find in a special message on the GSI web site.
Marion: GSI 04/09/02
NEWS, April 4th.|
The 5th. edition of THE STORY OF THE BEE GEES by Radio 192 and BGFC-EUROPE broadcasted Monday 1 April was an overwhelming success again although many people were not able to hear it live through the Internet as the Radio 192 server was down.
However we'll soon report on this web site of course about the contents of the program and specially about the interview and give details about possibilities to hear the series once more etc.
This 5th edition as you know included
an exclusive interview with MAURICE GIBB!!!
Maurice with Nicola Cheung
There's a singer named: Nicola Cheung form Hong Kong
Who has recorded a Bee Gees song called: "Angel Of Mercy" written by Maurice, Barry and Robin.
She was in the Hong Kong news paper the other day together with Maurice
This was when Maurice visited Hong Kong in May last year, Universal
Music people from Asia had a cocktail party for Maurice then.
At that time Nicola Cheung also attended the party and welcomed him
and had pictures taken together with him http://global.yesasia.com
David English is still involved with The Bunburys
Charity if some of you
may be interested this is the address: www.photo-art.co.uk/bunburys
If you are interested in finding out where a lot of new songs have either
stolen samples, lyrics or beats from or if you've heard a new song and
want to find out who originally wrote it than just go to the following website: www.audioautopsy.com
It has lots of music information, and you can add your own entries to the database as well.
The April number of Aloha (Dutch magazine) has an interesting review of the Live By Request DVD.
Get Bee Gees news direct to your mobile phone!
Visit the following web site: www.beegees.popnews247.com/
Send in your favorite songs to The Week Of The Sixties on Dutch Radio 2!!
This Week Of The Sixties is from April 8 until April 12th.
On April the 12th. you can listen to the Top 60
Help combining this Top 60 and mention at least 5 of your favorites (artists and song titles) you may also mention more!
Fill in: name, address and place.
Than press on: - Top 10 inzenden - and listen to the station on Friday April 12th. if possible.
Also through the U.K. Station Radio 2 you can vote at the moment:
To celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee Radio 2 invites you
to vote for your favourite piece of popular music from the last fifty
years by a British group or singer. Which one piece of music would you
Go to: www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/events/jubilee
Also in the UK, the TV Station: VH1 are doing a voting thing, for you to pick your top 5 favourite videos.
They will be showing your top 100 videos soon.
To vote go to www.vh1online.co.uk/ and pick 100 greatest videos, and pick your top 5, and fill out the form.
Memories ... Bee Gees on the steps of their old surburban family home
Go to this URL to see the latest property Barry
Gibb has bought. www.thesun.co.uk
Click here for part 1 or Click here for part 2 to see some other news paper articles about the Keppel Road house Barry has bought.
Here's also a cool web page to visit, it lists web pages and how popular they are. Look for yourself www.popsheet.com/topsites.asp
Marion: GSI 04/04/02
(also thanks to Peter, Charlene, Richard, Keiko and Jenny)
NEWS, March 27th.|
Don't miss it... part 5 of THE STORY OF...
of Radio 192 and BGFC-Europe
Read the latest update on this special show on the web site of Radio 192
(below translation in English)
The Story of... the BEE GEES
Extra edition with Maurice Gibb interview on
1 april !!!
After four very successful live shows of THE STORY OF... THE BEE GEES in February, Radio 192 will broadcast a very special extra edition on April 1st (no joke) about Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb: The Bee Gees.
During this series of Bee Gees shows we'd already requested to do an interview with one of the brothers. Due to lack of time this unfortunately couldn't take place but another offer came to do a very extensive phone interview with Maurice Gibb.
On March 15th. we made the call. At about 5 in the afternoon.
We contacted management and they put us through to Maurice who at that time was in Miami. It turned out the become a very special conversation about the feeling behind the music. Their enormous career with record sales of over 110 million and about 19 number 1 hits. And then we haven't even mentioned the countless cover versions recorded by other artists. During the interview you'll here all about their latest plans and their work on the new album which they are now working on in Miami and of which already three songs are ready in demo version. Also the group is going on world tour again after finishing this new album.
Everyone who likes to listen to this special interview just has to tune to Radio 192 on April first 2002 and listen to THE STORY OF... Between 20.00 and 22.00 hours local Dutch time (see for timetable the GSI or Radio 192 web sites)
Radio 192 is to be heard on Dutch cable as well as for each and everyone who has access to the Internet: world wide by audio stream: http://live.dds.nl/9.ram
Contest "The Record"
In cooperation with Polydor The Netherlands we were able to organize a contest for BGFC members who could win a special promo of "The Record".
The contest is over now and this week we'll send out the prices to all the BGFC members who have won.
If you are interested in a web site which give you cords of many Gibb compositions then you should visit:
VH1 (an American Music Video Channel ) surveyed musicians and dancers and
all sorts of people to find out the 100 greatest dance songs of all time.
"You Should Be Dancing" was Number 32
"Staying Alive" was Number 10
Marion: GSI 03/27/02 (Thanks Janel)
NEWS February 27th.|
WIN A BGFC TICKET FOR:
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - the musical!!!
However at the last minute, BGFC has been
provided ONE ticket for the opening night, March 5, of "Saturday Night Fever-The Musical" at the Broward Center for Performing Arts,
in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to give away to a lucky BGFC member!
Yes, that is a week from tomorrow! we know that this probably limits this
to members who live close by. If, and ONLY if, you can
make the trip to Ft. Lauderdale for the show, please send an email,
subject "SNF Contest", to email@example.com, by midnight
Thursday, February 28, Eastern Standard Time. She will put the entries
in a container and draw one at random, who will be the winner. The
contest is only for the ticket--all transportation, lodging, meals,
and all of that is on your own. It is, however, a pretty good, Left
Orchestra floor seat, we're told! Terry Bridge and her daughter will be attending
this performance as well, so she could arrange to meet up, though our
seats are not together. The show begins at 8:00 PM. If you've been
wanting to see "SNF-The Musical", here's your chance! It is, by the
way, the Broadway cast that is touring with it. Good luck!
BEE GEES: REAL STARS ON EARTH AND
.IN THE UNIVERSE!!
Astronomer J. Broughton of Reedy Creek Observatory in Maryland, America, discovered
a small planet on March 15, 1999. It has first gotten the number: 15092 and eventually this minor planet was named after Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb and called Beegees
Take a look for yourself and find out where this Beegees planet is situated.
Back in 1979 The Bee Gees were already searching the universe to find their star.
Finally it was discovered by J. Broughton in 1999
BGFC CONTEST. ATTENTION!!
You are still able to send in for 'the Record' contest (published on this web site and in the new Dimensions) and try to win a promo of The Record.
Closing date is: March 10th.
BEE GEES COMPOSITIONS ALL OVER AUSTRIAN CHARTS:
30: You Win Again (B3)
31: Guilty (Inessa and Dante Thomas)
35: Nightfever (B3)
49: Emotion (Destiny's Child)
LOVE AND HOPE BALL 2002.
Saturday evening February 23rd. at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.
It once again became an event never to forget.
There was the announced performance of Barry and Maurice doing Beatles songs as well as songs of some other world famous artists and then the big surprise came
Please read our full report of Love and Hope with nice pictures too: soon to be expected on this web site!!!
Marion: GSI 02/27/02 (also thanks to Madelon and Sebastian)
NEWS, January 30th|
The German based female artist, INESSA originally from the Ukraine (Kiev):
She has recorded a new version of Barry, Robin and Maurice's "Guilty" together with
last year's shooting star Dante Thomas "Miss California". The
single which can already be listened to on German radio was
produced by Fugee Pras Michel who also did the remake of "Islands
in the Stream", "Ghetto Supastar". For more info see:
In addition to that we have some news about a song which uses
a sample of "Love You Inside Out". It seems to be called
"Honey" and was recorded by R. Kelly and Jay-Z. It will feature on
their album "Best of Both Worlds".
Marion: GSI 01/30/02 (also thanks to Sebastian Wanke)
NEWS January 17th.|
Some latest about "The Record", in The Netherlands it dropped from 4 to 7 and went GOLD!!
Australia from 8 up to 6 and twice PLATINUM!!!
U.K. at 17.
A nice remark in the British popmagazine: "UNCUT" of February:
- The Record: possibly the best "Best Of Album" in the world ever -
Some other remarks:
- 40 beauties here -
- Majestic pathos of Love so right and Fanny -
- Matches any career in pop history
"The Record" got 5 stars!!
BEE GEES DVD "LIVE BY REQUEST"
The A&E "Live By Request" show
has been released on video/DVD in North America (as of
January 2)! It will be released worldwide on January 28.
The DVD contains a trailer, promoting the show, which contains many of the
best moments of the show, and there are a few added shots of the
crowd, wider camera angles, and etc. that were not on the aired
version. Perhaps the best part is the incredible sound done by John
Merchant. He has outdone himself with the Dolby 5.1, stereo, and DTS
mixes for this DVD. It gives a new sense of immediacy to the show---
truly the next best thing to being there!
For those fans of you in the Netherlands and Belgium, BGFC offers an interesting discount when
you purchase the "Live By Request" DVD In those countries.
If you are interested in the DVD discount of BGFC then you should print out the special coupon, fill it in and bring it along to one of the Free Record Shops in The Netherlands or Belgium or to one of the Van Leest record shops in The Netherlands.
We hope lots of fans will enjoy this special BGFC discount!!
For printing out a discount coupon: surf to our
Marion: GSI 01/17/02 (thanks also to Peter Hofman)
NEWS January 12th.|
LOVE AND HOPE
As many of you may know, each year the Diabetes Research Institute
Foundation here in Miami holds a charitable fund-raising gala,
the "Love and Hope Ball". Barry and Linda Gibb are the International
Chairpersons for this event, and this is the charity to which Barry
requested that part of the money raised at BGFCTM-Europe's recent
international convention be given (and it was!). This year's event
will be held on Saturday, February 23, at the Fontainebleau Hilton
Hotel in Miami Beach, and Barry and Maurice have agreed to entertain
at the event! They will be playing a set consisting primarily of
Beatles' songs (that's the thought as of now, anyway!), though who
knows what they might come up with. The evening begins with
cocktails at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 7:30 PM, which will then
be followed by Barry and Maurice entertaining, and by dancing.
The evening is a formal, black-tie charity event, and is the major
fund-raiser of the year for the Diabetes Research Institute.
Admission to the Ball is $400 per person, though part of that total
is a charitable contribution for tax purposes. The Diabetes Research
Institute Foundation has invited the Bee Gees fans to join them on
this auspicious occasion.
The DRIF is handling all of the reservations and questions about
tickets and seating. Here is the address and phone numbers you need
to make reservations:
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
3440 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 100
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: (954) 964-4040, or toll free (800) 321-3437
They accept checks, or MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.
I hope that some of you will be able to come, and join in a very
special evening, for a very special cause!
( Thanks: Terri Bridge)
The Record is still doing great moving up from 5 to 4 in The Netherlands and for instance in Australia it's at 8 this week and twice platinum already!!
As you may have heard already BGFCTM-EUROPE is working on a huge Bee Gees radio project in The Netherlands together with a group of enthusiastic Dutch fans like: Annelies van Velse, Tom v.d. Berg and Ineke van Vliet. It's going to be a number of great shows and will be heard through the Internet as well !! Soon we'll inform you of course about these programmes on this GSI web site so stay tuned!!
Marion: GSI 01/12/02
Back to the most recent News
NEWS, December 9th.|
The new Robin single CD has been released in Germany today!
The song titles of Robins CD "Magnet" are:
01. Please 4:33
02. Wait Forever 4:20
03. Wish You Were Here 3:11
04. No Doubt 3:37
05. Special 3:41
06. Inseparable 3:30
07. Don`t Rush 3:57
08. Watching You 3:57
09. Earth Angel 3:57
10. Another Lonely Night In NY 4:30
11. Love Hurts 3:56
Here are the release dates for the first Robin single and the "Magnet" CD as far as we've received the information at this point.
9 December: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
13 January 2003: U.K., The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium
February 2003: The Rest Of Europe
Spring 2003: U.S.A. (rest of the world?)
RELEASE CD "MAGNET":
13 January 2003: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
4 February 2003: U.K., The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium
February 2003: Rest of Europe
March 2003: Asia/Pacific, Australia, New Zealand
Autumn 2003: U.S.A. (rest of the world?)
Robin has recently appeared on both the Steve Wright show on BBC2 and on the Fred MacAulay show on BBC Scotland. The Steve Wright show has not yet been archived, however, the Fred MacAulay show is currently available. His show is only archived for a week, however, so check it out soon! Here's your link:
Look under the MacAulay show, and click on Friday!
Robin's record company has made available mp3 files of "Please", "Don't Rush", and "Watching You". Here's your link:
The record company has also made the video for "Please" available! Here's your link for that:
Robin Gibb Please Video
It's quite an interesting video, obviously full of emotion for Robin.
Here again list with all the upcoming appearances of Robin we know so far:
9 December, 9:00 AM: Dave Ward Breakfast Show, Manchester, UK 1152 AM
9 December, 1:00 PM: Malcolm Boyden's Lunchbox, BBC WM, Birmingham, UK. 95.6 FM
9 December, 2:30 PM: The Afternoon Show, Granada TV, with Eamonn O'Neal
9 December, 10:00 PM: The Late Show with Nick Robins, BBC GMR, Manchester 95.1 and 104.6 FM
10 December 10.00 AM, real Radio, Leeds, U.K.
02.30 PM, Yorkshire TV (ITV), U.K.
12 December 01.00 PM, Today With Des And Mel (ITV), U.K.
13 December 02.30 PM, Open House with Gloria Hunniford (Channel 5), U.K.
14 December: "Ein Herz für Kinder", ZDF Germany with Thomas Gottschalk, at 20.15 (8:15 PM)
16 December: ZDF Germany, "Leute heute"
15 January, 2003: "Barend En Van Dorp", on RTL 4 in the Netherlands, at 22.30 (10:30 PM)
18 January 2003: ARD Germany: "Was Wäre Wenn?" (8:15 P.M.)
18 January 2003: "Benissimo", on DRS in Switzerland, at 20.00 (8:00 PM)
24 January 2003 NDR Germany: "3 nach 9"
30 January: "Ab in den Urlaub", on ZDF Germany, at 20.15 (8:15 PM)
Marion: GSI 12/09/02
NEWS, December 8th.|
We've mentioned already to you the new group from Britain: "One True Voice".
They are releasing their first single December 16.
"One True Voice"
It's going to be the Bee Gees' song: "Sacred Trust".
Everyone hopes and expects it to become a real hit for Christmas.
What do you think ?!
Listen here to a small clip of the new song (1.6 Mb).
To get you all in a real Christmas mood, here`s once more that beautiful Robin song:
In The Bleak Mid Winter (3.4 Mb).
And be sure to also listen to the Christmas wishes of The Bee Gees on our GSI frontpage!
For more interesting clips: visit our Covers And Rarities page on this GSI site regularly as well!!
ATTENTION TO ALL BGFC MEMBERS WORLD WIDE!!
We mentioned in our News bulletin of November 27th. about the possibility of getting a chance to visit Robin in a Dutch TV studio with the fan club.
This offer is for all BGFC members world wide. So if you are interested in obtaining a ticket, be sure to write or mail me before December 15.
Marion: GSI 12/08/02 (also thanks Gerry)
NEWS, November 27th.|
Robin is coming to The Netherlands and BGFC-EUROPE has a limited number of tickets to give to the members of BGFC-EUROPE who are interested.
Robin will perform in the live show of RTL 4 called: "BAREND EN VAN DORP" on January 15 - 2003
It's a live talk show and starts around the clock of 22.30 hours in Hilversum. Robin will not be interviewed but will sing one of the songs of his new CD.
The show lasts until 23.30 hours.
For those who can make it to Hilversum and back at this late hour and are interested to come we have the following information:
If you are current paid member of BGFC-EUROPE (hopefully you didn't forget to renew in time!!) you can send an email or write a note ( no phone calls, only written requests please) to BGFC-EUROPE.
I'll put you on a list then. You can only ask for one card per person.
Please send in your request before December 15th 2002
We'll then raffle off the tickets between all the BGFC-EUROPE members who sent in their request.
Those people then will receive further details from BGFC in the second half of December.
Please send your mail only to the following email address or snail mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
6845 DH Arnhem
Hope to see you in Hilversum!
From dotmusic.com there's the following info about "One True Voice" releasing the song "Sacred Trust".
"One True Voice"
"One True Voice", the boyband created by the latest Popstars TV show, held their first press conference this weekend and revealed their debut single would be a track written by Bee Gees legend, Barry Gibb.
Visit www.dotmusic.com for the whole story.
Click here to download the Flashcard of Robin`s single "Please" 536 Kb
Marion: GSI 11/27/02
NEWS, November 14th.|
Barry recently recorded backing vocals on the song: "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" for the Canadian singer Michael Bublé.
The tapes were sent to him and Barry added his vocals to the song in Miami Beach.
Michael`s new CD produced by David Foster is scheduled for release February 14, 2003
Official web site: www.michaelbuble.com
More details about Robins' first single:
"Please" was written by Michael Graves and Errol Reid.
Produced by Michael Graves.
The bonustracks: "Watching You" and "Don't Rush" were written by Deconzo Smith and Emanuel Officer.
Both produced by Deacon Smith.
Marion: GSI 11/14/02 (with thanks to Dirk)
NEWS, November 9th.|
Barry's son Steve married his fiancee Gloria Levas in a small ceremony in Miami on Thursday, November 7, 2002 with family and close friends present. They plan to make their home in Miami as well.
Barry's son Ashley is getting married to his fiancee Terese Halmann today, November 9, 2002 again in Miami in a small ceremony with family and close friends present. Ashley and Terese also are making their home in Miami.
-- Mo's Paintball Shop is sponsoring a 3-man paintball tournament for kids 15 years and under on December 14, 2002 in Miami. Maurice loves to work with the younger kids and get them interested in paintball, so this is a natural! See the poster for the tournament with this message.
From Robin's record company we have the following news:
Robin's new single "Please" has been released to German radio this week, and it is already getting substantial airplay. SWR3 is known to be playing it, and it would be good to support Robin, if you're listening to them, by sending them requests for it, telling them how much you like it, etc. You can listen live by going to www.swr3.de/startpage/index.html , click on the "Musik" link at the top of the page, and then click on the "Webradio" link at the left of the page, then click on the "Zu SWR3 live bitte hier lang" link. Here you can also give them feedback.
Also, you can now pre-order Robin's Maxi-Single CD "Please", with the added tracks "Watching You" and "Don't Rush", at www.amazon.de . Go there, search for Robin Gibb in Pop Musik and you'll find it. However, it doesn't recognize you from any purchase you've made at amazon.com, so you'll have to understand German, one way or another, to register there. A great link with many translation options is http://translation.langenberg.com They do process orders from anywhere in the world.
If you understand German, you can find some information on Robin's new CD at www.spv.de/robingibb/default.html . However, we will continue to send you information as we get it, because there are things they are letting us know that they are either not posting there, or are posting much later.
Hope to have more soon, including some photos!
Marion: GSI 11/09/02 (with thanks to Terri)
NEWS November 1st.|
Robin Gibb in the Frank Skinner Show
Like we've informed you about before Robin was guest at the Frank Skinner Show on October 29th.
We have the show for you to listen to and it includes an interview and sound fragment of his new single: "Please".
Click here to listen to the complete interview (12 minutes) Mp3 2.9Mb
Click here for the sound clip of "Please" Mp3 0.34Mb.
Marion: GSI 11/01/02 (with thanks to Gerry)
NEWS October 30th.
BBC Children In Need concert
The Belfast telegraph of October19th. already mentioned it but now it's been confirmed too: the news about the the appearance of Robin during the next BBC Children In Need concert. (BBC1/BBC Ulster)
Some of the biggest names in rock and pop will be flying over to Belfast in November for another huge concert at the Odyssey Arena.
People who, according to the Belfast telegraph, have already signed up to perform during the Children In Need concert at November 15 are amongst others:
Robin Gibb, Lulu and Ronan Keating etc.
They will all help to raise money.
Tickets for what is being tipped as the hottest gig in town are available already.
The ticket hotline number is 08700 100 900. Tickets are free and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.
Because of the short notice involved, we are not sure if the BGFC is going to be able to work out anything special, but if we do, we'll let you know all details on the web site.
All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
The concert follows on from the huge success of last year's event, which featured Westlife and The Corrs.
Last year's appeal raised a national total of £25m, of which £2m was used to fund 335 local projects.
The children in Need fund, helps ill/abused/neglected/homeless children throughout the UK.
Robin is planning to introduce his single "Please" on the network-wide broadcast, while it's planned that he will also sing
his remakes of "Wish You Were Here" and "Another Lonely Night In New York" for the BBC Ulster feed only.
Also in October Robin will do (did) some promotional appearances already and probably more will follow soon.
These are the ones we can mention to you already and which are confirmed of course: for more info surf to www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey
October 29th: 9:50 PM Robin was at the Frank Skinner Show (ITV)--Robin was interviewed, and a short clip from Robin's video for
"Please" was shown.
October 31st.: 9:00 PM (ITV) The National Music Awards 2002--this show was taped on Sunday, in Hammersmith, and
is an awards show similar to the US' People's Choice Awards, where the awards are chosen by the public. Robin was a co-presenter on this.
The tentative release dates for the single "Please" have been set for December 9, 2002, for Germany and January 13, 2003, for the UK. We have no date for the USA yet.
Cover of robin's single "please"
The DVD of Saturday Night Fever is a huge success all over the world.
In The States it entered the DVD chart of Billboard at number 10.
Also the music films Stayin Alive and Grease are doing well.
On the Octoberfestival in Munich, (German) the big beer festival at the Käfer tent
I.O.I.O. from B3 was the hit and everybody was singing and dancing !!
In the Australian Aria Chart Top 50 the album The Record went up from 47 to 35!!.
News from Sweden where they have a Pop Star broadcasting on TV and this week it's about The Bee Gees. It's a contest where young singers and performers are trying to become a pop star. These 8 performers have been given one Bee Gees song each to be performed live as well as on record in a studio for CD release later this week.
The songs are:
Stayin Alive, Too Much Heaven, If I Can't Have You, How Deep Is Your Love, You Should Be Dancing, Tragedy, Heartbreaker and Night Fever.
The CD with the recorded songs will be released at the end of this week and will be available in the shops in Sweden then. We assume only for a limited period of time.
Next week singers will perform again in another category, the Bee Gees category is only this week.
For information about the CD's mail:
Marion: GSI 10/30/02
(thanks also: Gerry, Susanne Peter and Goran)
NEWS, October 15th.|
GSI was recently contacted by the co author of the book: , "Rock 'n' Roll, Year By Year" which
will be published by Dorling Kindersley next September.
He was very interested in some information about The Bee Gees from GSI and management.
This book will of course include plenty of
Bee Gees facts and information to reflect their position as one of the most
important and successful groups/writers in rock history.
GSI will of course keep you up to date about the plans for this book and later on about the possibilities to obtain it etc. etc.
The latest on Robin and his solo project:
For the moment the working title of Rob's new CD is simply: "Robin" and it will contain tracks written
by Robin, the Bee Gees, and material from other writers. The first single off the CD is planned to be a track called "Please", and will be sent to radio in the UK in December. It likely won't be available in the shops to purchase until January 13, although this date isn't firm yet. Release plans for other areas of the world haven't yet been decided. Let's be sure, as fans, to request this single with the radio stations when it is there, and also order the single from your local outlets, to show that there is a demand for it!
Robin is planning to do several television appearances to support the CD, and be assured that the BGFC will keep you informed as they are scheduled, just as soon as we know!
Click here to surf to the web site of the German record label SPV (news only in German)
Barry has done backup on some tracks of his eldest son Stevie who is still working on new tracks for his planned album.
Next to that Stevie is also working with some other musical friends as well as some of the Bee Gees Band like
Steve Rucker, George Perry and Hal Roland.
So we are very much looking forward to his work too!
Maurice lately took some extra holiday before the group goes back to work. Of course he used some of his time to enjoy his paintball hobby.
By the way for those of you who wondered who the lady is who has appeared in some of the ads for Mo's Paintball Shop..
It's indeed the woman on the Rat Rangers Team and by the way: the cool background of the ad was done by Maurice!
Marion: GSI 10/15/02 (and Terri)
NEWS, October 3rd.|
Robin's Solo CD!!
© T. Bridge
Now we can tell you . . . on September 26, 2002, Robin reached an agreement
with a CD label in Germany to release his solo CD! He has been working on
the material while he's been in England over these last months, but has
only just made the agreement. The title, track list, etc. isn't ready for
release just yet, but he is hoping that the CD, or at least certainly the
single from it, will be ready before Christmas. We're not quite sure what
the scope of the release will be at this point that is, exactly how many
countries the CD will be released in; however, with Internet sources that
shouldn't be a problem for anyone to get the CD who wants it (and of
course, the BGFCtm will be helping with this as well if possible!). We're
really excited, and we all wish Robin the greatest success!
Latest on Bee Gees CD!!
Now, what does the future hold for new Bee Gees CD? A new Bee Gees' CD is,
of course planned for the near future too. At this point they are looking at putting new
material together, and coming together, to work on the new CD in the Spring
of 2003, after Robin has time to work on his own CD, the promotion of it,
any appearances he needs to make, and all of what goes into any new
CD! They don't want him to feel "conflicted" in what he has to do, or to
feel he can't give his full attention to his new CD, which is
So first the solo project followed by the new Bee Gees CD!!
Once the Bee Gees' new CD is "in the can", then they can
look at appearances, concerts, etc., probably the following year. We'll be
keeping everyone up to date, on both works, as the information is ready for
BGFCTM offer for the David English book!!
BGFCTM has reached an
exclusive agreement with Virgin Books to offer the members of the
BGFC a discount on David English's new book, "Mad Dogs and the Englishman"! The discount is approximately 21%, the best price
for it since its release! There are lots of great pictures, of
course, David's stories of his association with the Brothers, Eric
Clapton, the Bunburys, and more! I hope you'll all enjoy it!
The discount is *only* available via the link which all BGFC members can find through the Members Only page of the www.beegeesfanclub.org web site.
So go there and find out how to order the book for the best price ever!!
Is now at 73 in the U.K. ( re-entry)
In Australia at 45.
One Night Only: the DVD is now at number 27 in Australia.
Latest on covers
New cover versions of the Bee Gees compositions include Argentinean girl group Bandana's cover of "Stayin' Alive" on their CD "Noche". Canadian group Blue Rodeo included a cover of "To Love Somebody" on their "Greatest Hits, Vol 1" CD.
Dionne Warwick's greatest hits compilation, released August 6 , is called "Heartbreaker", and of course includes her greatest hit of all:, the Bee Gees composition "Heartbreaker". It is doing very well in Europe! However it hasn't been released in the US yet.
For more on covers be sure to visit our special COVERS & RARITIES page on this web site with new and very exclusive material every few weeks!!
Marion: GSI 10/03/02
NEWS, September 12th.|
Not much going on right now as you know but holidays are over also for The Bee Gees which means that we've heard that the boys are starting to work again on the new album project within some weeks!!
Lately Barry has been busy working with his eldest son Steve on his album project and things are pretty much finished now up the vocals.
Robin has been partly in Miami and England the past few months for business and private matters.
Maurice has been working on the paintball
store and was in a paintball tournament in New Jersey a couple of weeks ago.
Within a few weeks we offer you a very special new Dutch project on our Covers & Rarities page!!!!
So don't miss it!!
Are you looking for Bee Gees lyrics? Try this site. www.lyricsxp.com
Marion: GSI 09/12/02
NEWS, August 8th.|
We found out about publications telling there is definitely going to be a BG concert in September, but unfortunately : there is no Bee Gees concert booked in the Royal Albert Hall (London) this coming September.!!
If any date for a concert should be booked in the near future we'll of course let you know!!
Next Sunday ( August 11th) The Dutch Radio station Radio 192 will again pay attention to the very successful series of Bee Gees programs they did earlier this year in cooperation with BGFC-EUROPE tm.
On Sunday evening from 7 until 9 pm DJ Peter Schavemaker will again broadcast parts of these 5 shows of: "The Story Of The Bee Gees" and included will be some parts of the interview!!!
More about "The Story Of The Bee Gees" project on this web site, like pictures and the interview: shortly after the summer holidays.
Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy next Sunday's show through the Internet by visiting Radio 192:
Worldwide by audio stream Radio 192
Also soon after the summer holiday like promised, we'll start our new item on this web site: "Covers And Rarities", which will become very interesting for all of you we hope!!
And there's much more to come...
So stay with us!!!
In Australia "The Record" re- entered the charts again!!!
It came in at 27
In The Netherlands it even re- entered for the third time!!!
Last week at 95 and now at 91
Other great artists also are still very successful with their Bee Gees songs like for instance:
Dionne Warwick who's doing very well at the moment with her Very Best Of album: "Heartbreaker" with of course her Bee Gees hit "Heartbreaker" included. It's 32 in England right now.
And Barbra Streisand still very successful with her album: "Ultimate Collection" (2cd),
Including of course the real big hits like: "Woman In Love" and "Guilty"
Marion: GSI 08/08/02
(thanks also: management and Peter H.)
NEWS, June 21th.|
So many of you have mailed, phoned and written me (Marion/GSI) again lately to ask for any latest details concerning a possible tour, concerts, recordings etc.
However, the situation is pretty much the same as on January 28th. of this year when we on this GSI web site forwarded a message from management on the NEWS page concerning these subjects: The boys planned to start recording this Spring, probably do concerts again in 2003 and will perhaps do one extra event this year.
When details become available on anything we'll let you know.
The Grand Opening of Mo's Paintball shop was one big happening as you can read for yourself in the BGFC report of this event written by Terri Bridge who, being President of BGFC, was invited to the opening.
Click here to read her report on the BGFC web site.
More in the next fan magazine of BGFC: Dimensions.
Saturday Night Fever in De Efteling.
Special BGFC-EUROPE / GSI idea to visit this summer!!
This summer de very famous Dutch attraction and fairy-tales parc De Efteling organizes again special theme evenings.
And for all of you who'd like to enjoy the Seventies once more with that typical Saturday Night Fever and other disco music we have something special.
You should visit the S.N.F. evening at De Efteling on July 20th.
Great live entertainment.
For more details please visit: www.efteling.nl
Also see (download in Word) the Efteling bulletin written in Dutch with all details for this summer.
"Emotion" was a big hit for Samantha Sang to begin with, it became an even bigger hit by Destiny's Child not too long ago but do you also know the "Emotion" version done by for instance Celine Dion together with Destiny's Child ??!!
CELINE / DESTINY'S CHILD
Listen and enjoy !! 6.1 Mb - Mp3
A Brazilian journalist named Sergio contacted the GSI site the other day to inform me about that Brazilian
"KLB" Kiko, Leandro and Bruno
group of three brothers named "KLB" (Kiko, Leandro and Bruno) who recorded a cover song of The Bee Gees last year.
Sergio interviewed "KLB" a while ago and they told him The Bee Gees are their favorite group.
CD - NOVO
KLB recorded the Gibb song "I Couldn't Love You More" in Portugese: "Te Amar Ainda Mais".
Are you interested in how this cover sounds? We here have for you a sound sample.
Click here and listen 0.95 Mb Mp3
For more info on the group "KLB" just visit the following web sites:
B 3's I.O.I.O is now no. 4 on the German single charts (the Bee
Gees-version only managed to climb to the no. 6 spot 32 years
ago). So, here we add another German top five single to the
Brothers' songwriter record!
Many responses we've received lately on the several items concerning the cover news and the mp 3 files we've offered you of interesting covers.
We'd like to continue offering you news of all kinds of BG covers and now and then even give you an idea by sharing Mp 3 files or samples with you of special covers etc.
We can do this with the help of Melody who is assisting the GSI web site. She is a huge BG fan herself and very busy saving up all kinds of interesting covers from Gibb Brothers compositions.
We hope you'll like this new Gibb Service International service and when we offer you on this web site samples of nice covers on MP 3 then you can always check with Melody to try and obtain the complete files by maybe swopping with her.
You can reach her at: Melody-BG-Covers@quicknet.nl
Marion: GSI 06/21/02
Thanks also to: Melody and Sebastian
NEWS, May 28th.|
Although magazines lately may have written articles about a new BG company, management reports us:
The Brothers are not setting up an Entertainment Company at the moment but one may have speculated about the possibilities lately during interviews.
The brothers are in a period of writing and making demos although no definite plans have been made according to a new record release date at this stage. We keep you posted when and how new plans develop the coming months.
The CBE presentation will likely be in the last quarter of this year. No date set yet.
Find out all about Mo's paintball shop and visit: www.mospaintballshop.com
His shop finally got the name:
"Commander Mo's Paintball Shop" and Maurice says the official Grand Opening is at the end of May
BGFC of course is planning to go there as well. The shop is open already, but Mo's not advertising it
yet, as they are still getting it together.
Here is some information on three CDs which are released in Japan.
1. LES DEUX CHANTENT BEE GEES
Label: Nippon Colomubia
Release date: June 21, 1996
CD no.: COCA-13468
Price: \2,200 include tax
CES MOTS [WORDS]
MELODY FAIR [MELODY FAIR]
SIL'AMOUR EST MORT [HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE]
AU PREMIER MAI [FIRST OF MAY]
UN MANQUE DE TOI (not a Gibb song)
TELLEMENT BIEN [STAYIN' ALIVE]
CAFE AU LAIT BABY (not a Gibb song)
FANNY, AIME-MOI TENDREMENT [FANNY (BE TENDER WITH MY LOVE)]
FIEVRE DE NUIT [NIGHT FEVER]
2. MELODY (soundtrack CD)
Label: Universal Music
Release date: May 2nd, 2002
CD no.: UICY-3564
Price: \2,243 include tax
3. THE BEE GEES Instrumental Collection
Label: Universal Music
Release date: September 5th, 2001
CD no.: UPCH-1098
Massachusetts / Words / More Than A Woman / First of May
Stayin' Alive / Holiday / Melody Fair / New York Mining Disaster
1941 / Too Much Heaven / How Deep Is Your Love / Night Fever
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
The DVD of One Night Only is still a best seller in Australia and at the moment at 9.
The Bee Gees are together with Abba and The Beatles the best selling group of the period around 1967 - 1977 according to Q magazine.
B3's cover song of I.O.I.O. has entered the German single charts at no. 13!
Here`s a new rap song with the base of "Woman In Love" from Royce Da 5'9" - "Life" in his last album "Rock City"
Marion: GSI 05/28/02
Thanks also to: Management, Terri, Yuko , Peter, Sebastian.
NEWS, April 23rd.|
The BGFC-BRUNCH EVENT was a huge success again. Like last year when we'd organized this kind of small BG meeting for the first time we again decided to organize such a day for interested fans in the heart of The Netherlands.
We had a great day on April 14th in Leusden. It all started of course with a champagne welcome drink for all the guests in our special BGFC brunch hall. Followed by a wonderful cold and warm buffet .
Great to see old friends again and make new ones while enjoying this wonderful brunch buffet.
The brunch ended with a sparkling dessert.
Afterwards there was time enough to sit and chat some more, drink some more while watching a number of very nice Bee Gees videos.
Ineke showing her personal gift from The Bee Gees, Leusden April 14. 2002
The Bee Gees hadn't forgotten the event as well and some days before I'd received a beautiful coloured and personally signed photo of the guys to give to Ineke van Vliet who's celebrating her 50th anniversary this month and I had planned to congratulate her during this brunch event with something special. Thanks guys for this lovely present.
On the photo you see Ineke with her present from Miami Beach. ( photo taken by Rosalien Beks)
More photos of the Brunch event later maybe on this website or in the Dimensions magazine.
What the next BGFC event is going to be?
Who knows!!! Maybe the huge international Meeting of next October or maybe even another event this summer, we'll see and keep you updated on all the news and events on this website, so stay tuned and do not miss a thing!!
After having asked about a possibility of re mastering many old Bee Gees albums management told us that all the Bee Gees CD's will no doubt be mastered in time. (perhaps with bonus tracks) but this will not likely start until 2005
On April 7th. Celine Dion did a tv special to promote her new album: A New Day Has Come. She performed the Bee Gees' song: "Emotion" together with Destiny's Child. www.cbs.com
We all know about the love of the brothers for music and musical instruments,
For instance Barry and Maurice have already used countless different guitars throughout the years during their performances and recordings. Maurice always loved his Rickenbackers of which he gave away several already in the past and BG fans nowadays are searching everywhere on the market to find back the old musical instruments that were once used by the group. Sometimes they even succeed and send us their stories and photos. On the Rickenbacker registration page you can see several photos of Maurice with his instruments: http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca click then: artists - master list - artists 'B'- click Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees) for the photos.
Maurice Gibb with 4001S White Brussels, Belgium in September 1968
The guitar probably once belonging to Maurice. Today a huge fan is taking care of the instrument. Mo used it in Brussels, Belgium, September 1968 as can be seen on the picture above.
At the moment GSI, management and Maurice are trying to find out if the guitar of this fan indeed is one of the old guitars once used by Maurice.
You've asked for some more details about the album: "Relaxin' with Lovers volume 1" we've mentioned earlier about on this website. Label: Ki/oon Records, Country: Japan and CD number: KSCP922
More details about the Australian Bee Gees cover band you can find here including the schedule for their American Tour: www.uptempo.com.au
Or maybe this site is interesting for you:
This link is specially for musicians interested in Bee Gees sheet music or songbooks. http://creativemusic.com
And when you are interested in buying a special CD then try and visit: www.cdeurope.com
The last tip for today:
www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk Click on the 'view the screenshots'
link and then the thumbnails for some good shots.
There's still been no decision made yet as to when the Brothers will receive their CBE's. They have only received the dates for the first part of the year thus far, and haven't received the later ones from the crown. Apparently, they are waiting for those before making a decision, so as of now, we don't know when they'll be getting them!
The guys have started working on the new album, with a few demos already completed. (More about this in the Radio 192/BGFC Maurice Gibb interview,soon on this web site). Each of the brothers already did some work at home for the next album, Robin and Maurice have been working in the studio together (a few weeks back), and Barry's been doing some work at home as well. So the next Bee Gees CD is on its way...
Maurice is once again working in the studio with Sam and Laz, and Adam is there learning more of the technical sides of the work, as they continue to work toward their career!
And speaking of Laz and Sam, Harlot has signed a publishing deal (not a recording contract) with BMG Music!
Go to www.vh1online.co.uk and vote for the Brothers. VH-1 is compiling another of their "100 Greatest" lists, and this one is the "100 Greatest Men of Rock" Click on the "Interact" link to go vote. You have until April 28.
"Their Greatest Hits: The Record" has now gone platinum in the US, Chile, and Canada and maybe even some other countries too.
Maurice discusses the game outcome, with Laz (sitting) and John ©The Bee Gees Fan Club
Maurice is still a rabid paintballer, and he played in a tournament at Beyond 2002 in Miami, where they finished 4th in the semi-finals, and 5th in the finals (long story).
There are some more pictures up on the BGFC website: www.beegeesfanclub.org
Maurice chats with friends after his games ©The Bee Gees Fan Club
Maurice's paintball store will have its grand opening next month, he says... And, he is creating a new tournament, which will be called "The Commander's Cup".
Logo of "The Royal Rat Rangers" Paintball team of Maurice He told us he hopes to make it the "Stanley Cup of paintball", which, for those not familiar, is the award which the NHL (National Hockey League) Champion Hockey team receives each year. It's still in the organizing stages at this point. And by the way BGFC president Terri Bridge made some photos during the last tournement Maurice and the Rangers are going to use for the information/registration folder for Maurice's new tournament! Isn't that something!!!
Marion: GSI 04/23/02
(also with thanks to Terri, management, Panos e.o.)
NEWS March 5th.|
There's again a new cover version of "Emotion" .
The group is named "15 16 17" and sings this song arranged to Reggae style.
The title of the CD is "Relaxin' with Lovers volume 1"
Also this CD includes a piano dub of Emotion titled "Castro Brown Speaks to Dennis Bovell"
All speculations of new label names for the Brothers or a new worldwide distributer for their records are just gossip so far.
There's no deal set yet and management at the moment is talking to every interested label.
No date set yet for the awarding of the CBE. We think that the group will be offered several dates in the coming months or groups of dates from which they can choose.
No plans yet for the Brothers of performing in Britain early in June.
Watch out for the fifth edition of the radio series of BGFC/RADIO192: The Story Of...
Which probably will be broadcast March 25th on Dutch cable radio and through the entire Internet.
More interviews and more Bee Gees music for you to come...
See for all details the web site of Radio 192 and our own GSI information pages about the 192 project.
We're planning another Bee Gees event for all the fans....
More details in a short while!!!
Marion: GSI 03/05/02
(also thanks to management and Yuko)
NEWS February 20th.|
There's a new CD of a Japanese
female singer which includes the cover of "Immortality".
The singer's name is Lyrico.
The title of this new CD is "Tender Lights":
So-ffio Records (SRCL 5301).
The price is 2,913 yen plus tax.
It was released Feb.20 2002.
Lyrico can sing in the rage of 4 octaves !
Her most famous song "True Romance" was used as the theme
song for a Japanese popular TV drama "Kongai-ren-ai".
This new album consists of 10 love songs.
For more info visit:
Marion: GSI 02/20/02 (Thanks Keiko)
NEWS February 18th.|
The Record has been the last Bee Gees album due under the current contract at Universal.
No definite news yet about a new record label. We will soon know more to tell you.
At this point no concerts have been booked yet. They first are recording the next album before touring again.
There's however a possibility they will do one big event in 2002 of which we do not have any further details or confirmation yet.
The Bee Gees have not been recording with Celine Dion recently although there were rumours they did.
(all of the above: with thanks to management)
Inessa and Dante Thomas have
entered the German charts at no. 28 with their single 'Guilty'.
B3's album 'First' will be released today.
The Record is still a very strong album in The Netherlands being now in the Top 100 for 12 weeks.
This week at number 10.
We've heard that rap artist Master P released a cover version of the song
"More Than A Woman" while he only titles the song "A Woman". Has anyone heard that version yet
Go and visit:
(thanks Sebastian, Richard and Peter)
We're very glad that so many of you already have been able to buy that wonderful new Bee Gees DVD: "Live By Request", with the BGFC discount coupon!!
Don't forget that this offer ends at February 28th.!!!
You can find the coupon on this website.
Have you already send in your answers to
The Record Contest on this web site?
Don't forget to send in soon.
Maurice and Barry are making preparations for the Love And Hope Ball event. They are rehearsing their Beatles act.
So if you get a chance be sure to visit the Love And Hope Ball on February 23rd at the Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel in Miami Beach!!
More about this event later.
Today we again go to the studio to do the third Bee Gees show at Radio 192 with Peter Schavemaker:
"THE STORY OF THE BEE GEES"
For BGFC MEMBERS and all other Bee Gees fans throughout the world.
Don't forget to send in your requests for Best Album Track and Best B-Side ( details: in the 192 Report of our second show, also on this web site!!)
Be sure to listen again today - live - through the Internet. For all details see the special pages on this web site.
There's sooooooooooo much more to come,
More details soon on this web site!!!!
Marion: GSI 02/18/02
NEWS, January 28th|
The Bee Gees will probably get their CBE presented around the end of May during a private meeting in Britain.
That's all we have about this right now. No further definite and confirmed details.
On February 18 the group B3 from New York, of which we've reported earlier, will release their album "First".
Their first single of this album: "You Win Again" is currently 15 in the Austrian charts and was about two weeks ago 19 in Germany.
"Night Fever" became the second single and was released one week ago and even was already seen on VIVA in Germany.
The group B 3 (Timothy 22, Rod 20 and John 18) seems to be very
popular among very young people -- under 16-year-olds or even
younger... They seem to be a Bee Gees-equivalent to the A-Teens.
Their album "First" consists of Gibb compositions. Except for the unknown song "Where I`ll Be" which is a song written by one of the three B3-boys.
This is the tracking list.
3. How Deep Is Your Love
4. You Win Again
5. To Love Somebody
7. Stayin` Alive
8. Too Much Heaven
9. Nights On Broadway
10. Jive Talking
11. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
13. Where I`ll Be
Tim, Maurice Gibb, John, Rod
You can listen here to parts of two tracks of the album.
For more info about this album surf to the Amazon site.
For more info (in German) about the group Click here
"The Record" is still going strong!
In The Netherlands it's at number 7 like last week.
Australia: number 9
In America it went back up again from 113 to 96, come on America
buy that master piece !!
Of course BGFCTM-EUROPE will pay extra attention to "The Record" during the upcoming Bee Gees radio specials on Dutch Radio. On the special page about the 192 project on this website you can read all about these Bee Gees specials and how to listen worldwide!!
At this moment we're receiving numerous enthusiastic mails from fans all over the world who are intending to listen to these shows!! Thanks so much for all these responses!!
You've asked us for any tour news in countless mails and letters the past two months.
This are mainly the plans so far:
The group will be starting in March recording their new album. Release date somewhere in 2003 followed (probably) by a tour or at least some concerts as far as planned at this moment.
For this year there might come one big special event as well.
According to what management informed us this week.
Details follow when available.
Marion: GSI 01/28/02 (also thanks to Sebastian Wanke)
NEWS January 3rd.|
On behalf of all the Bee Gees fans and specially all members of BGFC-EUROPE, I congratulate The Brothers Gibb for receiving the title of : CBE - Commanders of the British Empire, by the Queeen in the New Year's Honours List. They were honoured January First 2002.
It's well deserved!!!
Their official statement:
"We are overwhelmed, deeply honoured, and very proud to be British.
God save the Queen,
Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb".
See for more info also: BBC News
The New York group B3 released a Bee Gees cover: "You Win Again"
Spiderbait an Australian group have released a cover of "Jive Talkin" on
their latest single called "Outta My Head" Spiderbait
(thanks to Richard O Donoghue again for the info)
"The Record" is a great success in The Netherlands where it went up from 14 to 5 this week!!
Don't forget to visit the official Bee Gees website regularly as well (Universal) at: www.beegeesonline.com
Marion: GSI 01/03/02