NEWS, February 19th.|
"Love and Hope Ball 2017"
Due to all the well-deserved tributes and Grammy activities underway honoring the Bee Gees' amazing work, DRI Love & Hope International
Chairman Barry Gibb could not make it to this year's Magical Mardi Gras gala (February 18 - 2017) But, he did send us (DRI) this special message to share with his fellow
Love & Hope committee friends and guests tonight - which was just shown. Check it out!
Marion: GSI 01/19/17
NEWS, February 13th.|
Barry, Linda and some of the family travelled to LA last week to prepare for the Grammy events. Like each year several events were organized around the Grammy date itself.
Barry and Linda visited the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party on February 11th. at the Beverly Hilton.
Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party, Arrivals,
Los Angeles, USA, 11 Feb 2017
The Gibbs and actor Jon Voight, c. Ali Gibb
The day of the 59th. Grammy's
Barry and Linda were sitting front row watching this years' Grammy's. During the event there was a tribute to the Saturday Night Fever music of The Bee Gees.
A number of American artists (Demi Lovato, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, and Little Big Town) performed a medley of SNF songs (Stayin' Alive, Tragedy, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever)
and Barry and Linda were singing and clapping along giving the artists on stage a standing ovation afterwards.
So sweet to see Barry sing along on his own songs!!
Arrival at the Grammy's
Barry and Linda enjoying the show
After the show there was also a huge after party fora bout 5000 guests.
The special Grammy Bee Gees Salute, a tribute to The Bee Gees music will be held on February 14th.
Tavares will be performing on the CBS TV Special "Stayin Alive..A Grammy Salute to the music of The Bee Gees"...
Tavares will perform "More Than A Woman" with R&B star Jason Derulo. Other performers on the show include
Barry Gibb, Celine Dion, John Legend, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, The Weekend, Demi Lovato And Nick Jonas and many more!....
CBS will air the show probably some time in april...Stay tuned for more details.
Lots of more photos, articles and videos on our GSI facebook group!!
Marion: GSI 01/13/17
NEWS, January 27th.|
HOT NEWS - Concert February 14!!
Earlier this week I was told confidentially about some anniversary plans but couldn't tell yet and didn't know a date yet!! So this is
why Barry cannot be at the Love And Hope Ball next month!
Many stars will be joined by Bee Gees founding member Barry Gibb during a Feb. 14 concert at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and recorded for broadcast later this year.
TICKETS: for the concert will be available at: www.axs.com.
John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Andra Day, Celine Dion and other pop, R&B, rock and country stars will pay homage to the Bee Gees and the
Australian group's blockbuster 1977 soundtrack album "Saturday Night Fever" in an all-star Grammy Awards-related salute from the Recording Academy, CBS and AEG Ehrlich Ventures.
"Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees," marking the 40th anniversary of the album that spent 24 weeks atop the Billboard sales chart in 1977-78, also will feature Keith Urban,
Tori Kelly, Pentatonix, DNCE, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato and others.
The modern-day stars will be joined by Bee Gees founding member Barry Gibb during a Feb. 14 concert at the
Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and recorded for broadcast later this year. Maurice Gibb died in 2003 and Robin Gibb in 2012.
Watch also: www.billboard.com
Marion: GSI 01/27/17
NEWS, January 11th.|
Gibb Children honour The Gibb Legacy with special album
The plan: to honor their Legacy With a Bee Gees Tribute Album.
The children of all four Brothers Gibb!! will record an album of classic songs for release in Spring 2017!!
The rich musical legacy of the Bee Gees and their brother Andy Gibb continues to entertain millions of fans across the globe,
and today the next generation of Gibbs announced a project honoring their music with new interpretations of classic songs.
Spearheaded by Maurice's daughter Samantha and producer Lazaro Rodriguez,
the project features contributions from ten different members of the family including children of all four brothers - Maurice, Robin, Andy, and Barry,
who released his third solo album this year. Sparked by Samantha and Lazaro creating one Bee Gees cover on their own,
and long awaiting the right time to do a tribute, they realized the musical potential here and that it was time to do something more.
Samantha reached out to her siblings and cousins and very quickly they all agreed to take part. "Everyone wanted to be involved. We are all true fans of their [Bee Gees] music and there is a connection for us, family," says Samantha. Each family member,
some of whom are working on albums of their own, were left to their own devices to create unique and personal versions of songs from the brothers' amazing catalog of music.
This labor of love brings a fresh flavor to the music and showcases the sheer talent across this incredible family. One track, in particular,
will send chills down your spine as you hear four children harmonizing together, reminiscent of the sound that brought their fathers to prominence decades before.
"We are very excited to share this collection of songs with everyone, especially long time fans of our fathers' music," says Samantha Gibb.
"This has been an amazing experience with the whole family working together to create something really special."
More details to come soon including track listings and full credits. The release date of this Bee Gees Tribute Album:
probably later in 2017. We will share more information when it becomes available!
Love And Hope Ball 2017.
The 43rd Annual Love and Hope: "Magical Mardi Gras Gala" will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017
6:00pm - Cocktails,8:00pm - Dinner, dancing & surprises in the ballroom at the
Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019.
Cost: $650 per person
Although Barry Gibb won't perform this year at the Ball, GSI will update you about the event as always of course and many of the Gibb family will be present again for sure.
Love And Hope Ball - DRI Foundation.
Thirty-seven years ago, the first 'Love and Hope Ball' left its mark on the South Florida social scene,
creating an evening with a standard of elegance and excitement that continues to delight and surprise its audience.
Attracting South Florida's philanthropic families, celebrities and more, this black-tie gala features a grand cocktail reception, spectacular décor, a sumptuous dinner, dancing, and live entertainment.
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Current chairperson: Sonja Zuckerman has served as the chairperson since the first ball in 1974.
The event has raised about $40 million since its inception The black-tie gala's décor scheme is always kept secret from the public until the evening of the event. Many members of the committee have worked on this and the "Underwriting/Preview Party" for the entire 37 years. Legendary musician Barry Gibb has given private concerts at several "Love and Hope Balls." Barry and his wife, Linda, have served as "Love and Hope's" International Chairmen since 1985, and they are also longtime honorary members of the DRI Foundation's board of directors. The last concert of the Bee Gees as a trio was at the "Love and Hope Ball" in 2002.
In 2006, Barry and Robin Gibb reunited on stage for the ball. It was their first public performance together since the death of their brother, Maurice.
Marion: GSI 01/11/17
NEWS, December 10th.|
December 8th. Barry appeared in the series Great Songwriters together with the two sons he has been composing his solo album with: Steve and Ashley.
Hugely successful songwriter Barry Gibb, who sold over 200 million records with the Bee Gees, gives a compelling insight into his songwriting process, performing two classic tracks and two new songs
The Great Songwriters was broadcasted on Channel 4 at Wednesday 7 December 2016, 12:05.
Barry has taped his interview with Pier Morgan - Life Stories (ITV), on Friday, December 9th.17:15 (UK time). however it will not air until somewhere in 2017. ( the date is still to be determined)
Piers Morgan, Barry Gibb and John Ferriter (US television producer)
Marion: GSI 12/10/16
NEWS, November 28th.|
More about: Barry in the UK and Tourplans
Today GSI received some updated info
While in the UK for 2 weeks Barry will appear on the Royal Variety show, December 6th.
He will be closing the 'Royal Variety Gala'.
Next to that Barry will be taping his interview with Pier Morgan - Life Stories (ITV), which will not air however until somewhere in 2017. ( the date is still to be determined).
GSI of course will keep you posted about this and other plans as always.
Barry is featured in an episode of 'The Great Songwriters' TV series which airs on Ch 4 in the UK on December 8th at 12.05 am
No other tour dates to announce at this time but we do not expect anything until the 2nd half of next year.
(mentioned to GSI by Barry's team). Also about this tour, GSI will keep you updated on website and facebook page.
Marion: GSI 11/28/16
NEWS, November 17th.|
Special Bee Gees art item for charity
Dear Bee Gees fans,
Help raising over $50,000 this holiday season for the four charities: MusiCorp, War Child, Hope & Homes for Children, and Music Rising.
Bee Gees on Soundwaves Art: Icons of Music 2016 fundraiser
Soundwaves Art Foundation is excited to share with you the launch of the Icons of Music 2016 Fundraiser on Indiegogo/Generosity.com in which
Bee Gees' art is featured! We want to thank Bee Gees so much for being part of this project as it wouldn't be possible without the band.
Our goal is to raise over $50,000 this holiday season for the four charities: MusiCorp, War Child, Hope & Homes for Children, and Music Rising.
Visual artist Tim Wakefield created this limited edition artwork of "Stayin' Alive," available now as part of Soundwaves Art: Icons of Music 2016 Fundraiser.
Wakefield made the piece by digitally manipulating, shaping and coloring the sound waves from the studio recording of the song. Robin Gibb signed 50 canvases in his Oxfordshire home.
Wakefield considers it one of the highlights of all his work with Soundwaves.
Proceeds will benefit incredible causes. $600. Printed on fine art canvas and numbered with a certificate of authenticity. 40 x 40 inches. Link: http://tiny.cc/soundwaves
click to enlarge
$600 Bee Gees
Saturday Night Fever was the 7th highest selling album of all time. It defined the disco generation of the 1970's and cemented the
Bee Gees' reputation as legends of modern music. The late great Robin Gibb kindly gave his time to sign 50 canvases for worthy causes.
Robin kindly signed the artwork in his Oxfordshire home and it was one highlights of all my work with Soundwaves. Printed on fine art canvas. 40x40 inches.
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Marion: GSI 11/17/16
More News 2016
NEWS, February 15th.|
Grammy´s Salute To The Bee Gees Music
February 14 on Valentine´s Day the special salute for The Bee Gees music was held at the Microsoft Theater in LA.
During the event Barry received the Grammy's Merit Award for The Bee Gees from John Travolta.
The broadcast of the CBS Special is planned on Easter Sunday April 16 2017.
The audience was asked not to take video, photo or sound recordings during the show and not publish it before the airing but...
last night youtube and specially facebook were flooded with photos and videos of this special event already.
GSI website will of course pay attention to this special Bee Gees salute too. There will be a report, photos etc. soon.
For the moment watch all material fans have been posting on the facebook pages, groups and on youtube.
Marion: GSI 01/15/17
NEWS, February 11th.|
THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
The stage is almost set as artists begin rehearsing for Music's Biggest Night! THE GRAMMY'S.
February 12th Barry will be attending and his chair is already waiting for him.
February 12 th. The Grammy's on TV (USA: at 8pmET/5pm PT.)
LIVE streaming on CBS All Access
February 14, Barry will perform with many others at the tribute concert.
No other concerts/tours planned at the moment but, stay tuned for more news.
The Grammy tribute concert to The Bee Gees will be aired later this year,
no date available yet.
Grammy Salute tickets:
Marion: GSI 02/11/17
NEWS, February 9th.|
New Bee Gees website
Capitol Records who now handles the Bee Gees catolog has an updated Bee Gees website as well.
Take a look and get a chance to win tickets for the Grammy Tribute etc.
Discover the new play lists
Read about the Grammy Tribute of February 14.
Listen to a new remix of "Stayin' Alive" , released on February 10! Etc.....
Keep 24/7 informed about all news and things on GSI Facebook: facebook.com
Marion: GSI 02/09/17
NEWS, February 4th.|
Barry talks to Piers Morgan
A very open interview of a very kind family man who also happens to be one of the world's most important composers and performers.
Watching him last night on TV, with his beloved Linda and Ali with him and supporting him in the audience it was one wonderful hour of smiles and tears.
Although not all of the recorded interview material has been aired it was really very much worth watching and special for all fans to see.
More to read:
"The Movers & Shakers" Amazon Top 20
Just checked the UK "The Movers & Shakers" Amazon Top 20. Amazing!!
Only 12 hours after the programme (interview Barry Gibb by Piers Morgan) finished,
this is what's going on!
"The Movers & Shakers" Amazon Top 20
No.4 - In The Now Deluxe +6938%. Up from 2393 to 34
No.5 - In The Now +4735%. Up from 3723 to 77
No.7 - Ultimate +2271%. Up from 332 to 14
No.8 - ONO +2265%. Up from 3525 to 149
No.10 - No.1's +1748%. Up from1553 to 84
No.13 - Very Best of +1272%. Up from 933 to 68
No.16 - SNF +977%. Up from 1692 to 157
No.18 - The Record +749%. Up from1206 to 142
This is great!!! What a fantastic show.
(Thanks: Richard Atkinson)
Marion: GSI 02/04/17
NEWS, January 26th.|
Barry Gibb at Piers Morgan's Life Stories
Barry Gibb will be the first guest at: Piers Morgan's Life Stories, of this year. ( ITV - UK).
The interview taped in December will be aired: February 3 - 2017
time : 9.00pm - 10.00pm ( UK time !)
LINK for watching live from outside UK:
Marion: GSI 01/26/17
NEWS, January 16th.|
Love And Hope Ball, 2017.
Unfortunately Barry and Linda will be unable to attend the gala this year, due to a scheduling conflict. More details when available.
Marion: GSI 01/16/17
NEWS, December 20th.|
Barry's tour part: Australia/New Zealand has been cancelled!
NO MORE LATEST INFORMATION YET FROM MANAGEMENT NOR RECORD COMPANY OTHER THAN THEY CONFIRM THE STATEMENT: cancelled due to a change in "international commitments".
Live Nation also said it was "currently not possible" to reschedule the performances, so full refunds would be available to ticket holders for the shows.
Credit & Debit Card, Tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be refunded in full (including your ticket insurance premium,
if relevant) and you do not need to take any action. Please allow up to 15 working days for the refund to appear in your account.
Cash & Eftpos , Patrons who purchased tickets with cash or EFTPOS can visit us in person at one of our
Head Office agencies or post their tickets back for a full cheque refund. In person we will only provide a refund back to the original purchaser with photo id.
If posting tickets back please include a small note outlining your request.
In Person: Head Office Agency, Ticketek on Level 5 Westfield, Castlereagh St, Sydney
Open - Mon to Fri 9am- 5pm, Sat 10am - 2pm.
Closed Public Holidays
Post: Ticketek Cancelled Show, Barry Gibb, GPO Box 1610 Sydney NSW 2001
Post: Ticketek Cancelled Show, Barry Gibb, GPO Box 4000, Brisbane QLD 4001
In Person: Head Office Agency, 225 Exhibition St Melbourne
Open - Mon to Fri 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm or;
Post: Ticketek Cancelled Show, Barry Gibb, GPO Box 2940, Melbourne 3001
In Person: Head Office Agency, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Open - Mon to Fri 9am-5pm
Closed Public Holidays
Post: Ticketek Cancelled Show, Barry Gibb, PO Box 596, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Post: Ticketek Cancelled Show, Barry Gibb, Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco 6008
I will keep you informed.
Marion: GSI 12/20/16
NEWS, December 13th.|
Barry at the Royal Variety Show
Tonight was the airing by ITV (UK) of this yearly show and Barry was the closing act.
He received standing ovations by the enthusiastic audience. See here a part of the performance:
and a fan recording of the whole performance:
Marion: GSI 12/13/16
NEWS, December 7th.|
Barry's performance at the
"Royal Variety Gala"
December 6th. Barry did the closing performance of the Royal Variety Gala.
Amongst the audience, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles.
Barry Gibb performed 'Grand Illusion', 'You Should Be Dancing' at the Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Airing date: December 13, 2016, ITV1: 07.30 until 10.05 pm. (UK time).
Here some photos and clips of the evening.
The moving of the complete Bee Gees catalogue
And more News (with thanks Jan Baart)
Marion: GSI 12/07/16
NEWS, November 29th.|
HOT FROM THE PRESS
The Entire Bee Gees Catalogue to Capitol Records!!
Capitol Records Signs The Bee Gees To Long-Term Worldwide Agreement Encompassing The Legendary Group's Entire Catalogue Of Recorded Music
Comprehensive marketing and sales campaigns for The Bee Gees' illustrious catalogue to be conceived and executed by Capitol in conjunction with Universal Music Enterprises,
Barry Gibb and estates of Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Barry Gibb, "The whole family is overwhelmed by this new agreement. To be surrounded by the greatest record people and artists of all time is a very humbling experience. Wish my brothers were here to share it."
The Bee Gees are leaving behind a relationship with Warner Music Group.
In addition to 22 studio albums and several soundtracks, including the mega-selling Saturday Night Fever, the new agreement includes the rights to numerous compilation albums, unreleased recordings and long-form audiovisual projects.
Capitol, in conjunction with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), Barry Gibb and the estates of co-founding members Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb -
will spearhead an array of comprehensive and forward-thinking sales and marketing campaigns designed to reinvigorate The Bee Gees' illustrious catalogue.
As Steve Barnett explained, "The Bee Gees catalogue is one of the most esteemed and important bodies of work in the history of recorded music,
and we are brimming with ideas that will remind fans of its brilliance and further the band's legacy by introducing their music to new audiences.
All of us at the company are honored that The Bee Gees have chosen Capitol as their new home."
Marion: GSI 11/29/16
NEWS, November 5th.|
Barry Gibb at CBS
Barry spoke with "CBS This Moring: Saturday" co-host Anthony Mason about his career, and performed some tracks of his first solo album in over 30 years:
In the Now, Home Truth Song and Grand Illusion. Last month recorded and aired today November 5th.
Marion: GSI 11/05/16
NEWS, November 3rd.|
Barry Gibb to appear on the Royal Variety show 2016 in the U.K.
The show takes place at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on 6 December and will be broadcast on ITV.
David Walliams has been announced as the host of this year's Royal Variety Performance.Sting,
Robbie Williams and Emeli Sande are among the acts who will be performing in front of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The show takes place at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on 6 December and will be broadcast on ITV.Walliams said he was
"very honoured and excited" to be hosting the show for a second time.
"I was lucky enough to host back in 2012 so will be looking forward to another fabulous evening with huge talent".
This year's line up includes Funny Girl actress Sheridan Smith, Barry Gibb, One Republic, DNCE and Gary Barlow.
There will be performances from Barlow's musical The Girls, An American In Paris and Dreamgirls, as well as the cast of Cirque Du Soleil's
The Beatles Love show.Also performing on the night will be this year's Britain's Got Talent winner, magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones,
and dance troupe Diversity, who previously won the show.McFly singer Tom Fletcher will read from his book The Christmasaurus and comedians Joe Lycett,
Alan Davies and Rob Beckett are also on the line-up.The show is staged annually in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, which helps people from the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance.
Marion: GSI 11/03/16