NEWS, December 8|
Newest Update - Bee Gees Movie
Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers director) will direct the still untitled Bee Gees movie. The Paramount project is being produced by GK Films, Amblin, and Sister.
In March of this year, "Sing Street" filmmaker Carney stepped in for Kenneth Branagh, who was originally attached when the project was announced in March 2021.
Oscar-nominee John Logan also signed on to the project in 2021, taking over from screenwriter Ben Elton.
John Carney, has stepped down, and the director of 2019's Hustlers, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and The Meddler:.....
Lorene Scafaria, will now be sitting in the director's chair and make the film for Paramount Pictures.
Lorene Scafaria's Hustlers became the highest-grossing live-action stateside film for star Jennifer Lopez taking in $105 million and her highest opening with $33 million.
The Bee Gees biopic film has been in development at Paramount for quite a while, John Logan has reportedly written the latest version of the screenplay.
Graham King, who produced the Oscar-winning Freddie Mercury biopic The Bohemian Rhapsody will produce the Bee Gees film along with Amblin Entertainment.
Barry Gibb will be heavily involved with the project as an executive producer
Christmas and New Years wishes to the Gibb Families
Dear GSI members, Christmas is coming and also this year you have the opportunity to send personal wishes to the Gibb Family.
Like earlier years I decided to give all GSI members a chance to write down their personal wishes to The Gibb Family in the comments of a special posting on our
GSI Face Book group. I of course have tagged Linda, Yvonne, Dwina and Peta to give them a chance to read everything on behalf of their families,
if and when they wish. Go to: GSI, Brothers Gibb and Bee Gees info at: www.facebook.com
Enjoy your Christmas Time!!
David English In Loving Memory
This is the title of a special photo file on our GSI Facebook group which I started and which will grow the coming time with all kinds of
David English / Gibbs related photos as an honor to Dave. Go to: www.facebook.com
There will probably also be published a photo report of David English on this website in a while.
Marion: GSI 12/08/22
NEWS, November 17|
Condolences Card David English.
I have updated you the past week about dear Dave English and many of you posted comments to the family on GSI Facebook group already.
For those of you who'd like to send a condolences card I will give you here the right address to do so:
The family of Dr David English CBE
C/O Harry the fish
Unit 5, Wixford Park
George's Elm Lane
Bidford on Avon
B50 4JS. England
Marion: GSI 11/17/22
NEWS, November 14|
David English obituary from The London Times.
PDF file: click here
David and Barry at Bunbury cricket festival in 2004. Copyright Tony Larkin, Rex Features
Marion: GSI 11/14/22
NEWS, November 5|
Dear GSI members
I am sad to report that the Bunbury Cricket Skipper and Legend, the wonderful David English, former president of RSO, good friend of Barry and the Gibb family and
well known for his charity events and the Bunbury Cricket Team .....
had a bad heart attack last Tuesday morning and was operated on quickly. He is fighting hard and we know the thoughts of all the
Bunburys and of all his other friends will be with him and wishing him a speedy recover!
David is currently resting in hospital and next week they will be conducting tests to evaluate his condition.
GSI wishes David a soon and fully recovery and sending love and hugs to him.
David and The Bee Gees brothers
Marion: GSI 11/05/22
(more info on the GSI Facebook group, where you can also leave a comment to wish David a speedy recovery).
NEWS, October 17|
Great honour presented to Bee Gees' Sir Barry Gibb on October 16. 2022. in Miami Beach.
Barry with Arthur Sinodinos, Australia's Ambassador to the USA
Barry Gibb was named an honorary Companion of the Order of Australia. On January 27. GSI already mentioned that Barry will be giving this award:
as the last surviving member of iconic pop band the Bee Gees he has been honoured along with five other non-citizens who have received medals for bettering the nation.
Barry has also been recognized for his philanthropy and charity work, including his involvement in a 2009 charity concert benefiting Victorian bushfire and
Queensland flood victims, where he performed with Olivia Newton-John.
In addition to his honorary companion award, five other non-citizens were awarded honorary medals in the Order of Australia.
Mr Gibb is a US citizen and the honorary award he has received is designed to honour non-citizens "where their service has benefited Australia and Australians" in "Australia's pre-eminent means of recognising service and achievement", Governor-General David Hurley said.
Unlike citizen appointments that are considered by the Council of the Order of Australia, honorary award recipients are recommended by the prime minister before being approved by the governor-general.
Barry shows one of the great albums he wrote and recorded with Robin and Maurice. Here At Last ... Bee Gees Live!
This is what the list mentions about Barry:
"Barry Gibb, United States of America: For eminent service to the performing arts as a musician, songwriter and record producer, to the advancement of Australian music artists, and to philanthropy.-
Barry received the award in Miami Beach, October 16. !!
On Twitter, Australian Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos AO: "A great honour to present Bee Gees' Sir @GibbBarry CBE AC with an Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia for his longstanding
support & development of the Australian music industry in which he helped bring to an international audience, & for his philanthropic work."
The small official (AC) Investiture Ceremony took place at Barry's house in Miami on Sunday afternoon 16th October 2022 with some
Gibb family members and close friends Steve and Noeleen Stewart present along with other Australian Embassy and Consulate personal.
https://insider.espn.com/cricket/story/_/id/35011278/david-english-founder-bunbury-schools-festival-dies-aged-76Photos taken by Ms Alexas McLeod. EA to the Ambassador Embassy of Australia.
CONGRATS!!! from GSI...... to Barry Gibb, his brothers and The Bee Gees music!
Marion: GSI 10/17/22
NEWS, December 6|
Unfortunately early last month there was the devastating news of David English. He had suffered a serious heart attack.
Then on November 12 Dave died and left his family and all his friends heartbroken. This was so sudden and he left much too soon.
There has been a funeral ceremony for Dave English on November 23 and GSI will soon start a special dedication on GSI for all who loved him and who have so much fond memories of him.
We will never forget.
GSI will create a special place in dedication of David English.
More info soon.
Marion: GSI 12/06/22
NEWS, November 29|
Re-release of 20 Bee Gees albums in Japan
The 20 Bee Gees studio albums now have been re-issued on November 23, 2022.
At one point during the day, there were 19 Bee Gees albums listed in the Amazon Japan's 100 best sellers list. !!!!!
The 20 studio albums are on SHM-CD with SHM standing for Super
High Material. It is supposed to provide an enchanted audio
There is no bonus material. This is the first massive
re-release of Bee Gees albums in Japan since Capitol/Universal
acquired their catalogue in 2016.
The Japanese CDs will be made available through outlets like
Amazon on or around December 4th. 2022.
( Thanks Bee Gees Days).
There will be more information available soon.
Attention Hack Info!!
Samantha Gibb still hacked on Facebook
Sam has her Instagram account back!! Her Facebook account is still hacked.!!
Do not respond/ post / comment on her old (hacked) Facebook account anymore.
Sam's new Facebook account is called: Samantha Gibb Music at: www.facebook.com
Another hack this week: Ashley Gibb on Instagram
I heard from Therese and Ashley that Ashley's Instagram account has been hacked.
So please do not post / comment there anymore!!
Some videos again for you to watch:
Two nice David Frost interviews from the past
David Frost Interviews the Bee Gees, 1978
BEE GEES - Interview David Frost 1979
How New York and Massachusetts led the Bee Gees to Dundee
October 29 2022,
1990 Bee Gees VH1 to One Original Rare TV Special, Interviews, Music Clips, Biography
Marion: GSI 11/29/22
NEWS, November 12|
David English - Rest In Peace
David like we will remember him
Today the sad news was announced that David has passed away at the age of 76.
Herewith I send condolences to his dear family and all his friends. David left us too soon but will stay in our memory as that great and happy guy with
so much positive spirit. I met him several times briefly and he phoned me once as well. I also remember him as one of the guys ( private Andrews) playing in the movie
"A Bridge Too Far", which handles about the battle in my city: Arnhem, in World War II. David was a close friend to Barry Gibb and the whole Gibb family.
We keep him in our memory with lots of photos, videos and nice articles and wish his family and close friends the best in these very difficult times.
Barry and David, those good old times
Dear Gibb Fans / GSI members
I have regular contact with the Gibb families in the US and UK and therefore sometimes forward messages for them to their fans via GSI website/Facebook group.
Of course we (the Gibb Families and myself) understand that not all fans follow GSI but this is the only way to reach as many fans as possible when I am asked.
That having said, I received a request to ask all fans who have been visiting or planning to visit Barry's house ( this seems to be the idea of countless people these days!!!) .....
Please understand that it is not possible for Barry to constantly take time to speak to all these fans who come to his door and who are all expecting his attention and to say hello.
I really hope that all fans understand that you cannot expect this from Barry.Please respect the privacy of Barry, but also of all the Gibb family members.
I suggest you mention this also to your fellow BG fan / friends, who might not follow GSI but who do have plans to visit the Gibb houses, thanks
Marion: GSI 11/12/22
Gibb Service International
NEWS, September 29|
Probably it will answer a few questions fans have had lately.
Many asked about the hurricane situation in Florida. GSI received an update from the Gibbs over there on September 25.:
"Thankfully we are not in the 'direct line of fire' of hurricane 'Ian' but are expecting 3 -6 inches of rain and high wind gusts from the outer storm bands on Tuesday and
Wednesday here on the east coast of Florida as it makes it's way up the west coast towards Tampa and Tallahassee".
Latest update which I received today September 29: Everyone is ok here in the South East Florida. We only experienced 6 inches of rain and strong wind gusts!!
There are no recording sessions planned yet by Barry before the end of the year.
The Japanese record company are planning the release / re - release the complete Bee Gees' Catalogue and are hoping to be ready do so before the end of this year.
Barry took a break from working on his book for a while but has recently started working on it again with his son Ashley.
No casting news yet about the upcoming biopic film about The Bee Gees
Marion: GSI 09/29/22
NEWS, August 23|
Soon it will be September 1
Barry's Birthday - Barry and Linda's wedding anniversary
Like each year members of GSI can again send their wishes to Barry, Linda and family by posting a comment below a special article I've put on the GSI Facebook group today.
I have tagged Linda again and so all your comments can be seen by Linda, Barry and family on: www.facebook.com
Today I was told... If fans want to send Barry and Linda Birthday /Anniversary greeting cards that's ok but please do not send any gifts, also individual acknowledgements will not be possible.
Instead of sending gifts.... You can think of giving a donation to a cause they like. I was asked to suggest that fans wanting to make a donation to
Barry or Barry and Linda should make a donation to for instance DRI. DRI usually will let you know that a donation has been made in his or their name. In terms of a
UK based charity, Nordoff Robbins who as we know are receiving Barry's income from his Isle of Man stamp issue would be a good choice too.
Donations to their beloved causes are a wonderful present to give to Barry and Linda.
I know that despite all my explanations and the requests of the Gibb family to the fans the past years many of you keep sending items and requests for autographs to
Barry and family. This doesn't make me happy. I have discussed this already several times with management and family and always tell them that I regret to hear that despite
my asking in their name not to do so, it still happens that many fans write to Barry's address for autographs or otherwise. It simply isn't possible at the moment!!
This means that as a result I heard today, for the requests which are now already at Barry's place: they only will be able to send out photos with printed signatures,
at least for now!! Until maybe management/family will decide for another solution. So.... do not send new requests anymore now. I hope that you all will really respect the wishes of The Gibb family!!
Like mentioned in the GSI Guidelines if you have a question you can write to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marion: GSI 08/23/22
NEWS, August 8|
Olivia Newton John
Sad news about good friend of The Gibbs: Olivia Newton John. Today she passed away.
We all know that she and her family were good friends with The Gibbs and not so long ago Olivia once again went in the studio with Barry for his latest album Greenfields Volume1.
GSI sends condolences to all of Olivia's family and friends - RIP Olivia
Below her husbands' statement on social media.
Let's never forget her good ideas and thoughts and always remember and enjoy her music.
BARRY ON INSTAGRAM about the passing of dear friend Olivia.
Marion: GSI 08/08/22
(more info on our Facebook group -facebook.com/groups ).
NEWS, July 23|
Barry in London
While staying this summer in his UK home with his family for a number of weeks already Barry and Linda decided tonight to visit the special Abba Voyage show in London.
Barry and Linda visiting the Abba Voyage show in London
Marion: GSI 07/23/22
NEWS, July 10|
Dear Bee Gees fans
It's summer time..... which means I won't be able to be online as much as usual the coming weeks. Busy with all kinds of everything......
away from home more often....... out of the country for holidays etc. etc. I'll try to keep the GSI Facebook group however as updated as possible
(www.facebook.com/groups) and will now and then answer some emails and update the website.
I won't be that much online as usual though, sorry. Wishing you all a good summer too.
Marion: GSI 07/10/22
NEWS, July 6|
Samantha Gibb - new music
Samantha has a new video: Good Lovin'
"You say I'm a dreamer, but I'm doing fine," sings Samantha Gibb on the stirring chorus of "Good Lovin"
,her latest single. And why shouldn't she be? She's got everything a pop musician needs: a gorgeous voice, a knack for irresistible melody, and an unshakable sense of self-possession.
Samantha Gibb knows exactly who she is, and what she wants; better still, she knows how to bring her musical dreams alive in sound and texture.
Marion: GSI 07/06/22
NEWS, July 1|
Congrats by Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb congratulates the Today Show, aired July 1, 2022. This is his pre- recorded video to the Australian show, like we mentioned before.
Barry, Late June 2022
Colin Petersen, podcast
Bee Gees drummer Colin Petersen remembers his time as a child actor, friendship with Maurice Gibb, playing in the group from 1967 to 1969 and move into management and production in the 1970s.
Marion: GSI 07/01/22
NEWS, September 1|
Today is the 76 birthday of Sir Barry Gibb and the 52 wedding anniversary of him with his lovely Linda, Lady Gibb
Marion/GSI " Dear Barry and Linda, September 1 is always a special day
For so many years a wonderful couple, for so many years such loving people and friends.
Happy Birthday and Happy Wedding Anniversary to you both, from me and my family and on behalf of GSI."
For lots of more September 1st celebrations watch of course the GSI Facebook group these days.
Marion: GSI 09/01/22
NEWS, August 19|
Podcast with Samantha Gibb
About her family, her music, her life etc.
Dwina Gibb - Interview by Nick Dent-Robinson
Dwina Gibb talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her memories of her late husband, The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb,, and a new exhibition of photographs and family
memorabilia to commemorate the tenth anniverrsary of his death.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of legendary Bee Gee Robin Gibb's death, his widow Dwina Gibb has worked with Thame Museum in Oxfordshire -
where Robin lived - to put on an exhibition of rare photographs and family memorabilia throughout this Summer. Already, fans from around the world have been making plans to attend.
Dwina, an author and artist, spoke about the event.
Analysis of The Gibb voices
Barry Gibb's voice
Robin Gibb's voice
Maurice Gibb's voice
Andy Gibb's voice
State Funeral For Olivia Newton-John
According to an online site: pollstar.com, however not confirmed!!
Dame Olivia Newton-John is to be buried at her California ranch but her former hometown
of Melbourne will hold a state funeral, described by Victoria's premier Daniel Andrews as
"more of a concert than a funeral."
The date and venue are to be decided but it will cover her music, films and charities, with John Travolta and Barry Gibb expected to appear.
On the night of her Aug. 8 death, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Arts Centre Melbourne and Flinders
Street Station were lit in pink to acknowledge her work with breast cancer research through the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.
The New South Wales parliament also acknowledged her passing, along with others in a two-week period:
Judith Durham of folk-rock outfit The Seekers and First Nations singer-songwriter Archie Roach, who sang of the trauma of being part of the Stolen Generation.
Going back in time with 3 videos,
(lots of more video stuff on our GSI Facebook group!!)
BEE GEES _ Australian Interview 1971
Bee Gees - Garden Interview, 1987
The Bee Gees chat with Rosie ODonnell - April 27, 2001
Marion: "I have noticed that many of you are getting upset lately because of certain postings and videos on internet concerning the - bad health situation - Barry should be in at the moment!!!!
Of course that worries you all and I receive questions daily. It would worry me too but I have regular contact with the family ( like today)
and just can reassure you : all is okay !! Barry is not seriously ill and having just been in the UK with his family enjoying for six weeks !!
Sorry there's not much about these disturbing postings and videos we can do. The same goes as you know for all the fake accounts
which are going around of bad people pretending to be Barry and just try to fool you and in the end try to sell you unofficial merchandize, or otherwise try to get money from you.
DO NOT ANSWER THESE PEOPLE AT ALL but delete and block right away!! ",
Marion: GSI 08/19/22
NEWS, July 28|
Good News about the Robin exhibition at the Thame Museum
Today people of the museum contacted me with good news!!:
"Due to huge demand for our Robin Gibb Exhibition we've decided to keep it running until 30th October.
Then after that a reduced display until the end of the year. We will then review for 2023!!
The online shop is now back up and we have a new card designed by Dwina on there with the Songbird poem. Plus limited edition,
print of Prebendal painted specially for us by Thame Artist Derek Witchell. Only 50 of these will ever be printed."
Just come and watch in the museum the story of this lovely town where Robin fell in love with too and spend so many good times and enjoy all the special items
gathered of him and the brothers on the special exhibition. Thame Museum was created in the old Magistrates court in Thame to record the life of
Thame and local area. Apart from a main large exhibition space containing lots of exhibitis, we have several visiting exhibitions each year,
offer a wonderful array of talks and lectures and now.... we have our very own online shop. Please browse, enjoy and support the museum.
The entrance is FREE, all work in the museum is done by volunteers but if you've enjoyed your visit you can always put a donation in the donation box so the museum can continue with all activities and even expand!!
More info at our GSI facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups
Marion: GSI 07/28/22
NEWS, July 22|
Bee Gees Timeless
Bee Gees Timeless has been certified platinum in the UK. The set has shifted over 300.000 copies in Britain alone, since april 2017. Thanks: Juan Cristóbal Guzmán Lagos
Many people are visiting the Robin exhibition in Thame.
Paul Gambacinni was one of them (see more reports on GSI Facebook)
Paul will be helping Dwina with the special Robin biography she's working on.
"Paul has worked a lot with Robin and has so many stories to tell of which I even had not heard before, so it's wonderful that Paul will be telling his stories with Robin as well for the biography,"
Dwina mentioned this week to GSI.
Paul Gambacinni is an American-British radio and television presenter and author in the United Kingdom.
He recently visited the special Robin exhibition in the Thame museum. More info about his visit and of other well known people who already visited the exhibition: on our GSI Facebook group.
video - Paul Gambacinni and Dwina Gibb at Thame Museum, remembering Robin Gibb. Super interview. Part 1
video part 2 - As promised Part 2 of our Paul Gambaccini Interview with Dwina Gibb at Thame Museum. Paul remembering great friend Robin Gibb and The BeeGees. Final clip to follow tomorrow!
The Final part (video clip 3) of our Paul Gambaccini Interview with Dwina Gibb at Thame Museum. Paul remembering great friend Robin Gibb and The BeeGees, and Elton John (aka Reg Dwight!)
My visit to Thame
During a short holiday in the UK I of course also visited the exhibition of Robin Gibb in the Thame Museum as well as the Gibb family. I will try to upload a number of photos of the exhibition later on,
on the website and also some of my visit to the Gibb Family.
More photos and info about my trip to Thame you can of course always find on the GSI Facebook group the coming time. www.facebook.com/groups
Photo exposition Spencer Gibb
"Great opportunity for you Spencer to show your collection!. I was visiting Dwina again last week and she told me about your visit and that we'd just missed you.
Would have been nice. Hopefully more expositions for you in near future like in the UK ! etc. Good luck ??Marion / GSI"
Update GSI: There might be coming an exposition in England as well.
Michael Gibb in video clip.
Cody Lee - That Girl's Like Rain (Official Music Video)
Special Guests - Joey English, Ashley Harris and Michael Gibb.
Marion: GSI 07/22/22
Gibb Service International
NEWS, June 29|
New Biography news
Arrow Through The Heart is the name of the unauthorized Andy Gibb biography by Matthew Hild
Thanks to the stories of people who lived and/or worked with Andy for some time and people who met Andy once or more.
More on our Facebook group: www.facebook.com
Marion: GSI 06/29/22
NEWS, June 9|
UPDATE: Bee Gees Biopic and New Album!!
"Several fans have been sending me questions as they were confused after reading postings elsewhere on Facebook concerning the biopic plans and other plans for Barry.
I understand this concerns an article of over a year ago!!! (about March 2021). However things have changed already since then like GSI already
mentioned in the latest updates here on the group of last January, March and April!! I mentioned about the new team working for the Bee Gees biopic.
John Carney is working on the project now since Kenneth Branagh parted late last year and John Logan is writing the script. The change won't cause much of a
delay I heard so like earlier mentioned probably it will go into pre- production somewhere in 2023 and likely not hit the big screen until late 2024.
The producers of the Bee Gees biopic seem to be extremely excited about their final team now in place including director John Carney and writer
John Logan so I guess it will not be long before Barry, Dwina and Yvonne receive the initial draft of a script for their consideration!!!
Latest about Barry's recording plans etc: I heard that the follow up album of Greenfields Voluwe One is at the moment still in the planning stages so I believe
the earliest they would commence recording would be late this year or early 2023. I will keep you posted as always."
GSI tip: interview
Barry Gibb discusses Carson, Bee Gees, brother Andy, Streisand, McCartney, Dolly, Letterman, Leno, Hope, Burns, and being knighted by Prince Charles.
Marion: GSI 06/09/22
NEWS, June 2|
The Bee Gees in the 1970s: Decades
Releases 30 sep. 2022
Pre order now
Marion: GSI 06/02/22
NEWS, May 28|
Thame Museum - The exhibition is a success
Dwina came to visit the exhibition again today, May 28. source Thame Museum, Louise James
Lots of people are visiting the small museum to take a look at the special Robin exhibition. Previous photos show that the eldest grand children of
Robin had already visited during a private viewing before the opening and even young Oliver has been there yet with dad Robin John. Today
Dwina also visited again and came with good friend and DJ Mike Read to the exhibition.
Robin John with his youngest son Oliver in front of the Thame Museum.
More photos on the Facebook group.
Marion: GSI 05/28/22
NEWS, May 20|
Robin Gibb's 10th anniversary of death commemorated
"It was as if he was here yesterday," says widow of legendary Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb as it reaches the 10th anniversary of his death.
More about the commemorating of the anniversary of Robin's passing on GSI Facebook group.
Including there: all the latest about the special CD by Alistair Griffen and of course the special exhibition in Thame.
Thame Museum private viewing
Some photos I received of the private viewing at the Robin Gibb exhibition in the Thame Museum, which will officially start May 21.
Thanks Gibb family, Thanks Nancy Natoli.
Thame exhibition, private viewing
Lots of more photos on the Facebook group: www.facebook.com
Dwina visits the exhibitions before opening, video
Robin John Gibb, message on Facebook on the 10th anniversary of his fathers' passing.
Only death could keep such best friends apart. So sad, the dreams we shared cut short But you remain alive in me and my posterity 'old sport'
I'll stand proud upon your shoulders and keep the Legacy alive, building upon the edifice you and your brothers, my amazing uncles, built from nothing.
Like an egg from the ashes of a phoenix your Legacy will be nurtured and grow within the hearts of both myself and my children, your dynasty. In the music industry and beyond.
The dreams we shared shall be realised and are already flourishing.
A piece of art we created for our clothing line I posted tonight on my Facebook Profile and as Administrator of your Facebook Page/Profile,
my new Marketing Agency SEO NEXUS LLC (a subsidiary of Redbreast Ltd and Redbreast Records, yet another of our shared dreams which will be realised next week!
The seonexus.io website is now live and can be visited, but we will be accepting clients only at some point next week) will announce it's full operation & the re-launch of RobinGibb.com
One of our other passions, letting the world know that the only money of any value is precious metal, as our paper "fiat" currency is worthless.
My father and I will explain more about it in a book I'll be releasing. I'm not a financial advisor but it has changed the lives of our family and many others we know. So I built Spondoolify.com in honour of my father.
I am launching an album release, as promised earlier in the year, and it will include material we wrote and sang together, as well as other unheard material,
including my own catalogue. Which I've kept on hold for too long to realise these other dreams as well. Finally all is culminating.
10 years ago I lost my father, and yet also my brother at heart... I love you so much Dad.
My beloved father, it warms my heart to know that we WILL sing together on stage once more!
[That sounds crazy, I know, but there's a surprise hidden within my last sentence, above, which you will understand much sooner than you might think and don't worry guys,
it doesn't involve me "going to the other side" to see him or anything like that, I love my life and my family and that is why this will be all the more incredible]. Robin John.
Bee Gees' 90s Comeback 'Still Waters' Turns 25 - Why It's 1 Of The Most Important Albums They Ever Made
May 2022 marks both the 25th anniversary of the release of the Bee Gees' Still Waters album, as well as 10-years since Robin Gibb died aged just 62.
To commemorate these anniversaries, I've done a deep dive as to why Still Waters became the Bee Gees biggest LP since 1979..... by Tim Roxborogh.
Robin's resting place
The 10th. anniversary of his passing.
The resting place covered with flowers
Flowers at Robin`s grave
Lots of more photos on the Facebook group: www.facebook.com
Marion: GSI 05/20/22
NEWS, May 9|
UPDATE - Robin Gibb, The 10th. Anniversary of his passing
The Robin Gibb Tribute Exhibition on the 10th anniversary of his death opens on Saturday 21st May 2022. ( 10:00am - 4:00pm. ).
In answer to many questions: The exhibition will be running throughout the summer and probably into October 2022.!!
FOREVER TODAY (Full Video) written by Robin Gibb & Alistair Griffin
A selection of comedy sketches by Barry Gibb, David English and Ashley Gibb. Filmed over the previous 25 years. "Bumsrush The Madness Begins"
Marion: GSI 05/09/22
NEWS, May 6|
Robin Gibb - The 10th. Anniversary of his passing
Gibb Family in the garden of Prebendal, Thame
I can today post the first info about this special exhibition plans to honour Robin Gibb in Thame.
There will come a Tribute Exhibition on the 10th anniversary of his death in the Thame Museum in Thame, from Saturday 21st May 2022, 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Entrance is free.
Thame Museum is proud to present this small tribute in partnership with Dwina Gibb, Robin's widow.
Marion: GSI 05/06/22
NEWS, April 19|
GSI update - Dear GSI Members,
I receive many questions from all of you week after week. I often try to email back personally, and often answer the questions on the group.
Also the last two months I again received questions from many of you although not much is 100% certain or confirmed yet but you know that I am in touch with many
people in and around the Gibbs since the early seventies already and post updates, news etc. etc. since then.
So, here's some of what you have been wondering the past months. When I hear more details, receive confirmation or what ever I will surely let you know like always.
------- All is okay with the Gibbs in Florida, also concerning Covid. The situation is getting much better
---- I believe that the recent change of
Biopic team members was due to the covid delay causing scheduling conflicts based on previous team members prior contractual commitments.
I don't think however this will cause much if any delay!
------ The photo of Barry I posted last week looks like he met with John Logan recently, that's good.
---- I think that Barry and family members may visit the UK this summer for a 3 - 4 weeks vacation but no final decision has been made yet I understand and as
such there are no plans in place yet to visit the Isle of Man too.
---- I understand that one talked and discussed about a follow up album to
'Greenfields' but as yet this has not been confirmed..... concerning the latest question I received this morning about the possibility that
Barry might be planning a live stream concert on May 16: No, there are no plans for a live streaming event....!!
Source: Marion / GSI.
Marion: GSI 04/19/22
NEWS, April 6|
Unfortunately the historic Chorlton Picture House was sold last week.
Hazel and Justine Gibb Gibb are not happy: "not looking good for the cinema this is the outfit who co op is selling to www.facebook.com ".
From Facebook: Chorlton CLT- Community Land Trusts:
The news has just come out that the Co-op has sold the Funeral Care/ Picture House site to Southway Housing Trust. We are very frustrated about the decision, but there is still a way forward.
We are talking to Southway to develop a viable shared plan to achieve our aims for the site.
Continue to beOur core ambitions for the Picture House site and the Stayin' Alive campaign www.stayinalive.org.uk/
1. To establish place that can create jobs and businesses to help strengthen the High Street and district centre economy.
2. To create an open and welcoming place for residents and visitors.
The Picture House building at the front of the site is ideally located at the heart of the district centre and has the floorspace to help us achieve that vision and celebrate our historic
link to the Bee Gees. We believe our aims for Chorlton are more important than ever.
We will not support a scheme that leads to the demolition of the building or for a primarily housing development on that site.
We have set out our position and an explanation of recent events in the latest news story on https://chorltonclt.org/
Place North West is widely read by the property industry and will be seen by everyone involved in the process.Please share the news with friends and family.
We would encourage you to reaffirm your passion for our plans by posting comments asap at the
Place North West article where the story has been released here. www.placenorthwest.co.uk
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Follow the situation on Facebook.
Marion: GSI 04/06/22
NEWS, June 27|
In answer to several questions I have received the past week via the GSI email
Marion: "Some of you asked me if Barry is involved in the 40th anniversary celebrations this week for the Australian TODAY TV program....
Yes, Barry pre-recorded a 'Happy 40th Anniversary' video message for the Today show in Australia which will be aired somewhere this coming week.
Concerning questions of Barry's pre-corona plans to visit Isle Of Man again after the statues would be unveiled etc. There are no plans for him to visit the IOM until next year! I'll keep you posted of course.
Barry has no special TV appearances planned (yet) for the summer months while now being in the UK, nor are he and Linda at the moment planning to attend Wimbledon 2022.
When more news becomes available I will surely update you all."
Marion: GSI 06/27/22
NEWS, June 15|
Off to Liverpool for repairs
The Bee Gees Statue on Douglas promenade will be temporarily removed from the Isle of Man's capital later this month for repairs,
Douglas Council has said. The bronze depiction of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb was unveiled on the seafront in July 2021.
The statue, created by artist Andy Edwards, is to be removed on June 23rd and shipped to Liverpool to allow for some additional fixings to be fitted.
The famous trio will be back in place in time for Douglas Carnival on July 23rd.
The Picture House is Stayin' Alive
Update about the old Gaumont Theater building in Manchester
Marion: GSI 06/15/22
NEWS, June 6|
The Queens Jubilee in Britain
4 days of celebration - June 2-3-4-5
Unfortunately no musical performance by Sir Barry but we saw him congratulating The Queen and of course the Bee Gees music was present during the big concert on Saturday evening.
read and watch much more on my GSI Facebook group.
Auction - Guitar, owned and used by Maurice Gibb!!
Bee Gees - Maurice Gibb owned, stage played and autographed early 1970s Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar, used to compose the hit single "Jive Talkin"; sunburst finish,
20 fret rosewood fingerboard (restorations and bearing a 'L. Pohl Breslin Luther' label to the inner back), signed to the front by all three members of the
Bee Gees and dated 1987 More:
Auction Date: 15th Jun 2022 at 10 am.
Marion: GSI 06/06/22
NEWS, May 30|
Robin Gibb Tribute Merchandise now on sale
Robin Gibb Tribute Merchandise now on sale at THAME MUSEUM or on our ONLINE shop.
Shipping available worldwide. Proceeds from the sale of our merchandise go back to the Museum, we are a registered charity, these funds enable us to continue to put on exhibitions such as this.
* Souvenir Limited Edition Brochure with Dwina Gibb Foreword
* Titanic Requiem CD tribute packs signed by RJ Gibb
* Robin Gibb exclusive Tribute T Shirts
* Bee Gee CDs inc. 50 St Catherine Drive (limited)
* Robin Gibb Exhibition Posters
* Robin Gibb exclusive postcards
* Robin Gibb exclusive keyrings & fridge magnets
Marion: GSI 05/30/22
NEWS, May 27|
In answer to many recent questions to GSI
Marion / GSI: Latest I heard from the Gibbs in Miami.
"They of course have seen all the pictures as well as Dwina being interviewed on TV at the Thame museum. I understand they love the exhibition.
As the museum is quite small I don't think they museum could leave all items for a permanent display but as it is so successful the museum might ask
Dwina if there's a possibility to hold future exhibits of Robin's Memorabilia from time to time. ! I am certain she would be able to provide previously unseen items each time.
I am not sure yet if Barry and / or Linda and some of their family members may visit "The Prebendal"( if they indeed decide to visit England this summer)
but if they do I am sure they will also visit the Museum to view the exhibit. I will keep you all posted".
Marion: GSI 05/27/22
NEWS, May 26|
More about Robin's exhibition at Thame Museum.
Message on Facebook from The Thame Museum about the Robin Gibb exhibition: https://www.facebook.com/thamemuseum/posts/5108722469234842
Dwina's interview from Thame Museum on the BBC talking about Robins 10th Anniversary of his passing.
A visit to the Robin Gibb exhibition, video
Video by Mike Wiggins: www.youtube.com
A photo report by Anja and Detlef Wange of their visit to Thame and to the museum May 20 and 21. 2022.:
Marion: GSI 05/26/22
NEWS, May 21|
The day of the opening of the Robin exhibition at Thame Museum.
In the museum are lots of special Robin items to be seen and also quite some things which you can buy as a souvenir. There are of course countless special photos and an emotional video etc.
Around 10 o clock the first fans gathered in front of the museum which was very emotional.
Later in the day Dwina came to visit the fans who'd come to the exhibition this first day and they chatted for a while and of course talked about all the wonderful memories.
Just a short walk away from the museum Robin's resting place became more and more covered with lovely flowers,
cards and presents from fans who of course next to visiting the museum also came by at Robin's resting place and enjoyed some wonderful time in lovely Thame. The town Robin loved so much!!
More later on, in a special GSI photo report.
and of course be sure to visit the GSI Facebook group for lots of more photos and impressions from fans etc. about the exhibition.
Also visit Thame Museum online: https://thame-museum.myshopify.com
Inside the museum. Copyright Anja and Detlef Wange
Video tip - Bee Gees Melody Fair with home videos
Marion: GSI 05/21/22
NEWS, May 17|
New Sir Barry Gibb stamps - Signed!!
Barry busy signing
A new, very special release of an exclusive signed cover, limited to just 250 covers.
NOTE: this product will be issued on 26th June 2022 and therefore will not be dispatched until this date.
Forever Today - A Tribute To Robin Gibb.
On BBC Radio: Thursday 19th May
Steve Wright (BBC Radio 2) will be featuring "Forever Today - A Tribute To Robin Gibb" on Thursday 19th May (probably circa 3.40pm or 4.40pm. British time)
including an interview with Alistair. Alternatively, you'll be able to catch up on it here www.bbc.co.uk a day or so afterwards.
Marion: GSI 05/17/22
NEWS, May 12|
ATTENTION - Celebrities join forces to save a friend's life
Please!! share the link and the post below about people who need a kidney transplant and think about the situation if this would happen in your family or to one of your close friends.
Scroll down to read the message of Barry and Linda Gibb in this article.
"What would you do if you found out your son, daughter or parent needed a kidney transplant to save their life?
You would probably contact everyone you know to mobilize and join forces. That's where Gary Kleiman's friends and family have found themselves.
On a mission to save his precious life. As we are often reminded, not all heroes wear capes. They come in all forms, from the neighbour next door to a stranger on the street,
anyone can be a hero and give the gift of life."
Gary's one working kidney is failing
Read more about Barry and Linda's friend Gary here and how to meet him in April at Miami Beach https://kidneydonorforgary.com
Marion: GSI 05/12/22
NEWS, May 11|
The Robin Gibb Tribute Exhibition / Thame Museum
Like earlier reported The Thame museum will start a special exhibition on May 21 in honour of the 10th anniversary of Robin Gibb's passing ( the 20th. of May 2012).
His wife Dwina has been amazing with all her help putting this special exhibition tribute together.
The numbered Limited Edition brochure is available to buy along with other specially curated merchandise, including CDs of his last work, The Titanic Requiem written with his son, RJ.
The exhibition will last at least until October 2022 and maybe even till the end of the year so that many fans will get a chance to visit the
Thame museum and hopefully many of them will also have the time to look a bit further around this beautiful place and to see where Robin lived, visit the church and Robin's
grave as well as the memorial plaque of his young brother Andy which is situated on the same cemetery. Next to that I can tell you
Thame itself is a lovely picturesque old town to visit too as well as the surrounding areas and places.
"The exhibition is going to be amazing with lots of memorabilia for sale including a limited edition brochure which will contain special personal photos
never seen on the internet, each will be numbered with Dwina having number one... At the moment they have not decided on the sale price but it
could be as much as £35 and an amazing keepsake.. .A full size photo of Robin standing by the large rabbit in the Prebendal garden will hopefully be printed
so fans can have their photos taken standing next to Robin.. A glass cabinet in the main room of the museum will contain special items hence the security
cabinet, it's empty at the moment but situated next to the small room between the 2 large rooms, the small room will look amazing when it's fitted out with coloured lighting etc..
Dwina has visited the museum several times and people of the museum visited her at The Prebendal too, to work on the exhibition.
Dwina is super exited at assisting with the organizing of the exhibition and she is full of great ideas... It's going to be magical." Thanks Mike Wiggins.
The admission to the Robin exhibition is free and the museum is open: Weds, Fri, Sat, Sun. If groups of 20 or more want a private viewing they can open up for that on another day.
There are no timed tickets needed. If there is a queue you will have to wait as it's just a quite small museum.
Robin in the gardens of Prebendal
Marion: GSI 05/11/22
(for more updates and photos etc. visit the GSI Facebook group:facebook.com/group )
NEWS, April 8|
Alistair Griffen, tribute to Robin Gibb
Alistair Griffin has now confirmed the basic track listing for his forthcoming album "Forever Today - A Tribute To Robin Gibb" as follows:
Massachusetts (The Lights Went Out In)
I've Gotta Get A Message To You
I Started A Joke
Saved By The Bell
How Deep Is Your Love
For Whom The Bell Tolls
My Lover's Prayer (new version)
Beautiful To Me *
Chemistry (radio edit) *
* Alistair's own compositions (Robin always emphasized the importance of writing your own songs, so Alistair wanted to showcase that side of his career too)
The CD version will contain exclusive bonus tracks, and at the time of writing these are likely to be:
Forever Today (instrumental)
Forever Today (Extended)
Forever Today (live)
Watch out too later this month for the release of the full video of "Forever Today" (a preview version can be found here www.youtube.com )
which will include some obvious but very tasteful and respectful references to Robin.
The album will be released on 16th May so that most people (overseas orders obviously depend on the distance involved)
will have received it by the 10th anniversary date of 20th May, and orders can be placed here:
- Download www.musicglue.com £7.99
- gatefold digipak CD www.musicglue.com £11.99 + postage
It's not widely known but Alistair has spent the last couple of years extensively touring the UK performing small free wellbeing concerts in people's gardens just to raise their spirits
during these difficult times. He was recently and deservedly honoured for this, and hopefully he'll have considerable success with this album thereby ensuring that the music of the
Bee Gees continues to attract new audiences.
Marion: GSI 04/08/22
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NEWS, March 31|
New team for Bee Gees biopic
John Carney is ready to try his hand at the musical biopic of The Bee Gees.
Late last year Kenneth Branagh who was attached to direct parted ways with the project.
John Logan is writing the script and Barry Gibb like earlier mentioned is executive producer and is described as "very involved in the narrative film"
Alistair Griffen's tribute to Robin Gibb
Alistair: " I had the pleasure of working, recording, touring and writing with the great Robin Gibb. To mark 10 years since his passing I'm releasing
the song we wrote together Forever Today as part of an album of songs in tribute to him.
Working with him and spending time with him was the highlight of my career and Forever Today is one of my most treasured songs. I hope you like it.
You can pre-order the album here. Wouldn't it be lovely to see Robin's name in the charts once again. https://tinyurl.com ".
His posting on our GSI Facebook group:
New Tim Roxborogh article
Tim has written this new piece which while about Taylor Hawkins, also features his cover of Andy's Shadow Dancing.
Lost Brisbane: Cribb Island
More about .... The childhood home of the Gibb brothers
Marion: GSI 03/31/22 Follow GSI daily on the Facebook group: www.facebook.com
NEWS, February 25|
Colin Petersen, From Smiley to the Bee Gees
Colin speaking to Rheinberger on Breakfast, Australia.
Interview broadcast: 25 Feb 2022
The Bee Gees Biopic (N/A)
Marion / GSI update: due to Covid this project has been delayed until probably end 2024 (release on screen) I keep you posted.
Upcoming music biopics
Get ready to put on those shiny medallions and flared trousers to watch the life and times of the disco icons. Paramount Pictures has tapped
Kenneth Branagh of all people to direct the biopic, and The Bee Gees feel a long, long way away from Shakespearean adaptations.
British comedy legend Ben Elton is writing the script and, given the success he had with the Queen musical We Will Rock You, The Bee Gees could be in for a similar boost.
Greenfields.... and other releases
update: on request
GSI received many questions about when new releases are coming and what is planned.
Latest I heard is that there are plans for the coming years to release 2 more Greenfields volumes as well as paying attention to releasing some unreleased material.
I'll keep you posted.
Marion: GSI 02/25/22
NEWS, January 24|
"I was recently told that the movie development has been delayed by Covid and the biopic producers have another year in terms of delivering a script that They,
Barry, Dwina and Yvonne are happy with, probably it won't go into pre- production until 2023 and likely not hit the big screen until late 2024".
Marion: GSI 01/24/22
NEWS, January 21|
Love And Hope Ball
The past 2 weeks GSI has been receiving questions about Love And Hope Ball: will it be organized this year, when , where etc.... I have checked:
We all know that organizing big events still is a problems due to Corona in most countries and so for the moment I recommend that you do not make any plans
(flights, hotels, etc.) to go and visit a possible Love and Hope Ball this Spring as there is no guarantee that this event will be confirmed and I understand that
Barry and Linda would not be attending in person this year. Perhaps only via video message.
If and when GSI has more info and details I will as always post this on website and Facebook group.
Marion: GSI 01/21/22
NEWS, January 10|
Shirlee Faur has passed away
Sad news at the beginning of the year, which GSI heard yesterday.
"I received the message that Shirley Faur has passed away.
Known by many of us as: Shirlee from Omaha.
Her daughter Karla wrote me Shirley passed away in her sleep on January 5th. 2022.
She had been suffering from Alzheimer's since about 2015.
She worked with me for quite some years doing fan work for The Bee Gees. I visited her at her home once in Omaha and we went to Miami Beach to visit Barry and Linda Gibb as well.
Wonderful memories will stay in my heart for ever.
Rest In Peace dear friend and thanks so much for everything. Marion/GSI"
Decades 60ties and 70ties
Andrew Mon Hughes:
"Those of you who follow closely activity on social media will be aware that we have been in the process of writing a new book for the past year. What was originally intended to be one book has actually turned in to a series of four books which will be published over the next two years.
The first of these books, DECADES: The Bee Gees in the 1960s has been published already 28 October. We've kept you up to date on Facebook about the project.
We are thrilled that Robin's son, Spencer, and former Bee Gee, Vince Melouney have written the foreword to this first volume."
Decades 1, The Bee Gees in the 60ties
To order the English edition:
Decades 2, The Bee Gees 70ties!! (Paperback)
Will be released, April 28, 2022
Marion: GSI 01/10/22
NEWS, March 29|
Alistair Griffin's "Forever Today - A Tribute To Robin Gibb" UPDATE
Click here to read the PDF file with update about the new release to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Robin Gibb's passing.
Marion: GSI 03/29/22
NEWS, March 26|
The drummer of the Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins passed away at the age of only 50 yrs. The band was on tour in South Africa.
A while ago The Foo Fighters released a project with Bee Gees cover songs (and even one of Andy Gibb) and performed them in their shows being the Dee Gees.
Update from Manchester about the plans for the old Gaumont Theater building
Forever Today - A Tribute To Robin Gibb
Soon GSI has for you more information about Alistair Griffin's project in memory of Robin Gibb. The album: "Forever Today - A Tribute To Robin Gibb" will be released on May 20th.
Marion / GSI Follow us daily on GSI Facebook group to keep fully updated!! www.facebook.com
Marion: GSI 03/26/22
NEWS, March 7|
Robin Gibb Song......
To Finally Gain An Official Release
Alistair Griffin has today announced plans to release a collection of songs on 20th May of this year, both digitally and on CD, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Robin Gibb's passing.
Read the full story in PDF
GSI will post more details soon
Marion: GSI 03/07/22
NEWS, January 27|
Barry Gibb honoured in Order of Australia
An honorary Companion of the Order of Australia
The last surviving member of iconic pop band the Bee Gees has been honoured along with five other non-citizens who have received medals for bettering the nation.
Barry Gibb, 75, was named an honorary Companion of the Order of Australia on Thursday.
Barry Gibb receives Best-Selling Americana Album Award.
See his thank you video:
The complete live stream of Americana Awards 2022, scroll to 18.20 for the presentation:
Marion: GSI 01/27/22
NEWS, January 12|
Why It's Wrong To Call Maurice Gibb "The Quiet Bee Gee"
Tim Roxborogh :
"This week marks 19 years since the sudden death of Maurice Gibb brought an end to one of the biggest selling, most influential acts in popular music history, the Bee Gees. Here's what I wrote 4 years ago about why it never really sat right with me to call Maurice "the quiet Bee Gee".
Fake accounts, profiles, blogs on social media
All of you who follow GSI on Facebook as well, have read the regular updates about the problems concerning all fake accounts which keep appearing online,
in our case about people who pretend to be Barry Gibb and in some cases Steve or Michael Gibb as well.
New fake profiles pop up each day, are deleted and right away these people start a new account with a slightly different name.
Some fans still believe in these fake messages. Don't believe any of what they are saying and never pay them any money!!! Just report them every time!!. All these accounts are fake.
For all latest info on this, follow the updates on GSI Facebook.
Marion: GSI 01/12/22
Gibb Service International