More News 2013
NEWS, November 17th.|
Mother of the Gibb Brothers is celebrating her birthday today (see also Family News)
She lives in Miami Beach and if her health allows her she travels and visits her family abroad and even goes to concerts etc.
Below a nice article of one of her visits to Manchester in 2005 with pop photographer and family friend Harry Goodwin, who sadly passed away last September (2013).
Marion: GSI 11/17/13
NEWS, November 8th.|
GSI is overloaded the past few months with all sort of questions. Many of them I cannot answer (yet) but I've heard:
* That Robin's family is working on Robin's latest solo album and that a possible release can be expected for the first half year of 2014.
* There are preparations going on for the third part of the Mythology Tour of Barry and one is currently into venue availabilities for a USA tour which if confirmed would start on the East Coast of the USA around mid May 2014 !!
More details on GSI website when available.
* On This Day: Bee Gee Robin Gibb survives train crash which killed 49
* Bomber Command Memorial sculptor wins top award
* Barry Gibb: Not Just Stayin' Alive
* All Gibb, No Glib: A Bee Gee Brings Glee to Middle Tennessee
New material by Spencer Gibb
* Early Morning - Vocal: Spencer Gibb (Drizhal, Gibb, Frescas - The Sixty Niners)
* Just Today - The Sixty Niners - Vocal: Spencer Gibb
* Will You Be Mine (The Sixty Niners) - Vocal: Spencer Gibb
* Spencer Gibb, Seasons Change, One Way Ticket to the Moon, Soundtrack from Polish film.
New song by Samantha Gibb
* Samantha Gibb - "Saturday Night" - 2013
* Spencer Gibb Official EPK 2012
* 28 November 1989 - Bee Gees In Yokohama (Full Concert)
* Bee Gees and Robert Stigwood Sgt. Pepper Intrview 1978.
Marion: GSI 11/08/13
NEWS, October 23rd.|
Barry Gibb performs at "Love and Hope Ball" on Valentine's Weekend 2014
While Barry Gibb and his band have been entertaining fans in Ireland and England with The Mythology Tour recently,
the ladies of Love and Hope have been preparing for an exclusive concert to be held at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, FL, USA on February 15, 2014.
Returning once more to the "Love and Hope Ball", the music legend will help commemorate the 40th anniversary of this black-tie affair,
which supports the cure-focused mission of the "Diabetes Research Institute" (DRI), located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Tickets to the Ball are $600 per person.
There is a minimum donation of $250 per person for Preview Party guests.
To be placed on the invitation list, please call the DRI Foundation at 800-321-3437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For updates, visit www.DiabetesResearch.org.
Read more at: www.heraldonline.com
Marion: GSI 10/23/13
NEWS, October 21st.|
Some interesting articles
* Barry Gibb To Make Mid-State Appearance, Tenn, USA
* The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story
* The Way We Were: Opening up the Bee Gees' family album
Barry's recording studio
Barry is planning to start recording some new material soon.
At the moment one is busy rebuilding the studio at Barry's house in Miami Beach.
They are installing analogue reconditioned equipment (such as the console and tape machine/s) and will again be recording to tape as opposed to recording digitally.
Barry and Kelly
Watch the show at: www.wsmonline.com
Marion: GSI 10/21/13
NEWS, October 16th.|
How Deep is Your Love received an BMI award for 6 million plays in the USA along with To Love Somebody.
* Over 6 million airplays:
How Deep Is Your Love, To Love Somebody,
* Over 5 million plays
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
* Over 4 million airplays:
Islands In The Stream, Emotion
* Over 3 million airplays:
Too Much Heaven, If I Can't Have You, Stayin' Alive, I Just Want To Be Your Everything
* Over 1 million airplays:
Massachusetts, Words, I've Gotta Get A Message To You, I Started A Joke, Lonely Days, Jive Talkin, Nights On Broadway, Fanny Be Tender, Love So Right, Night Fever, More Than A Woman,
Love Is Thicker Than Water, Shadow Dancing,(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away, Come On Over, Grease, Guilty, What Kind Of Fool, Heartbreaker.
Marion: GSI 10/16/13
(thanks: Juan Cristóbal Guzmán Lagos)
NEWS, October 7th.|
Last concert of Mythology part 2: London O2 Arena
Review from The Independent:
After a strong start, the middle section of the gig is more variable. Highlights include early (and reasonably rare) tracks such as
"Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You", "New York Mining Disaster 1941" and "Morning of My Life". However, their standout ballad is still
"How Deep Is Your Love", with one of the finest lyrics about being young lovers ever to feature in a pop song:
"'Cause we're living in a world of fools/ Bringing us down/ When they should all just let us be." It provokes a standing ovation as does his perky foot-stomper "Spicks and Specks".
Read more at:
Review from The Telegraph
Barry Gibb gets a standing ovation simply for walking on stage. Sixty seven and silver maned, back on stage after fourteen years, and following the deaths of Maurice and Robin, he is the last Gibb brother standing.
Gibb, his trademark high falsetto in fine shape, rolled back the years, paying tribute to mentor
Robert Stigwood on a delicate First of May, revisiting early hits Spicks and Specks and New York Mining Disaster 1941.
As Gibb recalled his friendship with the late Sir David Frost before Too Much Heaven, the thought struck that tonight was as much about death as it was about dancing.
During an impassioned, gospel-flecked and grief-tinged To Love Somebody Gibb repeatedly threw his head heavenwards,
as if addressing his brothers directly, and likewise on I've Gotta Get a Message to You, on which he duetted with his heavily bearded and tattooed son Stephen.
Read more at:
videos sound check London
* First Of May
* Lonely Days
Steve Gibb after the concert in London:
Thank you London ! You guys were incredible ! I wanna thank every single person that came to see the Barry Gibb Mythology tour ! Love to all
Emotional return for Barry
Barry Gibb, has made an emotional return to the childhood haunts where he first learned to sing with his late brothers.
Barry sat on the steps of the semi-detached house in Keppel Road, again where he spent hours perfecting harmonies with Maurice and Robin in the 1950s.
He also visited Oswald Road Primary School, where all three brothers were pupils.
Read more at: manchestereveningnews.co.uk
Mythology Tour, Manchester
© Eddie Garvey
* Review Barry Gibb- Mythology Tour at the O2
* Review Barry Gibb @ Phones 4U Arena
* Night Fever's as hot as ever Barry Gibb
* First Of May
* With The Sun In My Eyes
* Barry and Steve: Fight
On the "Stephen Gibb Fan Space" Facebook page, someone asked why he
decided to perform "Fight" for the UK concerts. Stephen replied:
Actually, it was my dads suggestion. He felt I would do it justice and
Eric is one of my heros so I jumped at the opportunity. Hopefully
people enjoy it. I know it's a tad of an obscure track but we dig it !
Also, I was there during the writing and recording of it and
watching/hearing EC cut the guitar and vocal was truly an awesome
moment in my little life at that time. Eric rules !
This month Barry visits MTSU's Department of Recording Industry
MTSU will welcome Barry Gibb to Tucker Theatre at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Gibb, one of the founding members of the Bee Gees, is the world's most successful songwriter after
Paul McCartney, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and has a career spanning more than 50 years.
(A photo/report of the UK/Ireland Mythology tour on this website soon)
Marion: GSI 10/07/13
NEWS, September 21st.|
Barry Gibb feels loneliness and remorse at being the last man standing but he says: The sun is finallyout again
Barry Gibb rehearsing at the LG Arena
Barry will present fan with special award
Marion: GSI 09/21/13
NEWS, September 19th.|
Barry back to Nashville
Barry and Kelly Lang
October 29th. Barry will visit the Grand Ole Opera again for a performance!
Kelly Lang (singer and friend of the Gibb Family):
I'm so excited to announce that I will be singing "Islands In The Stream" with my dear friend Barry Gibb when he returns to play at the Grand Ole Opry, Oct. 29th. Can you believe it has been 30 years since that song hit the top of the charts?
Vote for Bee Gees Way - 8th. Wonder
Redcliffe's newest attraction has gained notoriety on the world stage with VirtualTourist.com naming Bee Gees Way in the list of nominated locations to receive the title of "8th Wonder of the World".
How to vote
Voting is simple, you can vote once every day, and no registration is required. Voting closes on September 30.
Follow this link to go directly to 'The Bee Gee's Way' on the voting page and click on the blue vote button: www.virtualtourist.com
Mythology tour continues in Birmingham
Rehearsals in Birmingham and a brief interview with Barry, Samantha, and Stephen
* www.thamenews.net Support grows for Robin Gibb to receive posthumous award
* www.couriermail.com.au Bee Gees Way nominated to be the eighth wonder of the world
* www.pattayamail.com Life at 33 1/3: A horn of plenty
* www.armidaleexpress.com.au Music great to play a string of classic tunes in Armidale
Marion: GSI 09/19/13
NEWS, September 1st.|
Barry on twitter: August 31st.
All of me is looking forward to seeing all of you. We land in England a week from today. Lots of love
Congrats to Barry, happy wedding anniversary to Barry and Linda!!
Shortly after the celebrations Barry and his family will get ready to cross the pond again to start the second part of the Mythology Tour.
Recently Barry spoke to Anton Savage about him and his brothers, about Michael Jackson, the Mythology Tour, his marriage to Linda etc.
David Frost has died
One of the finest British broadcasters Sir David Frost had died of a heart attack, aged 74.
Marion: GSI 09/01/13
NEWS, August 26th.|
The last surviving Bee Gee
Barry Gibb talks to Barry Egan some week before the second part of his Mythology Tour will start.
* video: Spencer Gibb - "Somebody's daughter" (B/W)
from the album "Let's start over" (promotional)
* The Deadly Brothers beat The Bee Gees
Marion: GSI 08/26/13
NEWS, August 18th.|
Rehearsals for UK/Ireland part of Mythology Tour
See you soon U.K
Rehearsals for band and artists have started for the upcoming second part of the Mythology Tour.
Watch some photos
Left to right- Stephen, Barry ,Dan,John, Doug and Tim
and visit for more photos etc. The Barry Gibb Mythology Tour on facebook.
Robin's Run, end of 200 miles charity run
Watch video: www.manx.net
Also visit: www.justgiving.com and
Her song "Did I Go Too Far" is one of the tracks in the movie: Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn 2013.
Performed by Samantha Gibb and The Cartel.Written by Samantha Gibb and Lazaro Rodriguez. Published by Harlot Music.
* I Started A joke, by Vince Melouney
More about Vince: http://vincemelouney.com
* Bee Gees and Andy info from Japan
* "One Night Only" on Blue Ray
* The Legend Goes On
Marion: GSI 08/18/13
NEWS, November 10th.|
Dwina Gibb's new Book is out now.
Pandora's Dilemma, a novel by Dwina Elizabeth Gibb.
Dwina Elizabeth Gibb, author, artist and playwright, was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
She was married to the late Robin Gibb, and has published three volumes of poetry:
Ergot On The Rye (1988); Butterflies and Drums (1989); and Love Unbound (2003), and is the author of the cult fantasy novels Cormac,
The Seers; Cormac, The King Making;, and Cormac: The Sage (forthcoming), a trilogy about Cormac mac Airt, a second century High King in Ireland.
Two further titles in the Regency Dilemmas will follow soon.
Click here for official press release (pdf).
Marion: GSI 11/10/13
NEWS, October 31st|
Barry back in the Grand Ole Opry
Listen to Barry: he comes at about 2/3rd of the show.
Follow the link below, then "10/29/13 - Tuesday Night Opry"
After him, Ricky Skaggs sings some songs and then, the grand finale : two duets with Barry!
Barry about Kelly Lang
"Knowing Kelly for the past few years she has become a beloved friend and a part of our family.
She bears the glow of creativity, and whenever she walks into the room it is obvious to everyone. From writing beautiful songs to painting pictures from her heart, she is a true artist in so many ways. There is only one Kelly"
Saturday Night Fever
The Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack just got added to the Library of Congress!
Only 25 audio tracks from 1918 til now got added....Congrats Brothers Gibb!
Next Generation single
Adam Walden - Circus Ride Single 2013
produced by Travis Gibb and Lazaro Rodriguez (Samantha Gibb and the Cartel)
you can buy it at: www.amazon.com
video from Mythology Tour UK/Ireland
video from German TV Beat Club, 1969
article: Barry Gibb visits MTSU
Marion: GSI 10/31/13
NEWS, October 29th.|
Barry Gibb in Nashville
* Barry attended the Country Music Hall Of Fame induction Ceremonies (Oct. 27) for Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and Cowboy Jack Clement. friends Kelly Lang and husband TG Sheppard were there too.
Barry singing at the country hall of fame with Kelly Lang
' Did last night really happen? Wow, I thought it was a dream. I was not able to announce mine and Barry's performance for Kenny Rogers induction into the hall of Fame for over 2 months!!
What a thrill to sing for him with the man who wrote and produced Islands in The Stream...Mr. Barry Gibb!!! I'm still shaking from being so nervous singing in front of my musical heroes! Come to the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night as Barry will sing more songs, and I will join him on stage again.'
TG Sheppard: ' I got a chance to see my wife Kelly Lang sing "Islands In The Stream" with our friend Barry Gibb, in honor of Kenny Rogers.
Congratulations Kenny, Bobby Bare and Cowboy Jack Clement on your induction.
Barry has written an incredible song for me to record on my new album which I will begin recording in the next couple of months.
It's great having him and Linda back in Nashville. Catch Barry, Kelly and myself on The Grand Ole Opry this coming
Tues. Oct. 29th.'
Barry interviewed on the Eddy Stubbs Show (Oct. 28, 8.30 pm est. USA)
Barry amongt others talks about the next plans for him to go on stage which probably starts around Spring 2014 when he plans to do about 9 or 10 shows in US/Canada.
* Barry was guest speaker at Tucker Theater, Middle Tennessee, State University, Oct. 28.
Barry at MTSU did perform "To Love Somebody". He sang and spoke for nearly two hours and answered questions from the audience. He sounded amazing.
Barry Gibb was honored Monday night as the inaugural fellow of The Center for Popular Music at MTSU's College of Mass Communication.
* And then there's the concert on October 29th. with Barry, Kelly Lang and TG Sheppard.
Some photos taken: at the Country Music Hall Of fame, Nashville and Tucker Theater
Marion: GSI 10/29/13
NEWS, October 13th.|
Barry on Twitter
Barry Gibb @GibbBarry 13h
I want to thank all the wonderful people who traveled from Japan, Russia, Germany, Brazil, as well as many other country's.
I know that my brothers were smiling on us and I'd like to think that they were watching.
I promise you all that were going to keep rolling on. This has been so much fun and cheers to you all!
Thank you Barry...We hope to see you again soon.
Marion: GSI 10/13/13
NEWS, October 11th.|
Plans for the coming time
I'm only talking here about plans and possibilities but so many fans keep asking me what's going to happen next with Mythology and what are Barry's plans etc.
As far as it looks right now Barry has some appearances later this month like mentioned earlier on this website and will probably start recording some new material after the finishing of a rebuild of his studio.
Early next summer he plans a number of Mythology concerts in the USA/Canada. Cities which have been mentioned so far are: Toronto (Canada), L.A., Las Vegas, Houston and Miami (USA).
Then there are plans of doing some shows in South America probably later next year and some concerts in Europe for 2015. (maybe Germany and one or two more countries).
As soon as anything is confirmed and dates become known we'll surely post this on our website and face book page.
The Barry Gibb Mythology Tour:
Hello everyone. Just wanted to pass this message on from our Merchandise Link:
Our term on the Barry Gibb web store runs out on next Friday, so we want to have a final push with the remaining merch.
We're going to drop the prices online today and we're going to throw in a free programme with every order.
The web site is http://bmerch.com
Marion: GSI 10/11/13
NEWS, September 27th.|
Mythology Tour, Dublin
The concert was brilliant and you're in for a treat if you're going to one
As the Gibb's confirmed, audience reaction was fantastic and the place was
buzzing from the first to last minute. Some might find the extent of
audience participation a bit too much, but that's fairly normal for Dublin.
I thought the concert was very well paced and well planned. The mix of songs
from different eras, the hits mixed with lesser known songs, the mix of
voices, stopping to talk about Stigwood, the brothers, Linda etc., there
wasn't a weak moment.
Barry: at the O2 in Dublin
Barry Gibb: Night Fever/More Than a Woman
Barry Gibb: Words
Barry Gibb: Islands In The Stream
Barry Gibb: Staying Alive
Barry and Sam: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Barry Gibb: First Of May
Barry on Twitter
Barry Gibb 7h
Still catching my breath. Dublin you were incredible! I hope to see you all again soon!
Marion: GSI 09/27/13
NEWS, September 24th.|
Bee Gees Nominees
The American Pop Music Hall of Fame has announced its first round of nominees to be inducted into the new, western Pennsylvania-based hall.
Music fans and people in the industry can vote for their favorite nominees online starting later this week.
The final list of 20 candidates will be inducted next May. Eligible artists must have lodged a national hit between 1946 and 1975.
The American Pop Music Hall of Fame is scheduled to open next July in a temporary home in what's now a cafe in Canonsburg, just outside Pittsburgh. Fundraising is under way for a permanent building.
Complete list: http://americaspopmusichalloffame.org
Barry Gibb guest speaker for recording industry
The department of recording industry launched its chair's speakers series Tuesday night with Sony Nashville's chief executive officer Gary Overton.
Future speakers in the speakers series include former head of Sony Nashville Joe Galante, Barry Gibb of the Bees Gees, head of GAC Sarah Trahern and Taylor Swift producer Nathan Chapman.
Mythology Tour, Birmingham
Reviews of a wonderful show
* Barry Gibb at the LG Arena, Birmingham Ian St Peters
* Barry Gibb - 21 Sep 2013 - Birmingham Achtung-Sannie.de
Some more clips
Beth Cohen, Woman In Love
Barry Gibb - Ordinary Lives
Steve Gibb - On Time
Barry Gibb: family memories intro to Immortality
Barry Gibb - Morning Of My Life
Barry Gibb dedicates song to life-saver
When a good samaritan used the rhythm of a Bees Gees song to perform CPR on a Bristol pensioner, she thought saving his life was reward enough.
Now, six months later, she has been reunited with the victim of the massive heart attack at a Bee Gees concert, where Barry Gibb himself, the last remaining member of the band, presented her with an award.
Marion: GSI 09/24/13
NEWS, September 22nd.|
Barry Gibb Mythology Tour: Birmingham
The first glimpse we see of Barry Gibb, making his first British appearance for 14 years, is his hair glistening under a spotlight.
A lovely 1st of May (backed by grainy images of them as children in Chorlton-cum-Hardy) is for Robert Stigwood, who masterminded their career from its pop-rock beginnings in the 1960s and Too Much Heaven is dedicated to the late Sir David Frost.
At times, it's almost uncomfortably raw, and on occasions Barry seems to wipe away a tear. However, there's humour too.
Some of the songs :
1st of May
Too Much Heaven
Run to Me
Message to You
You Should Be Dancin'
Spicks and Specks
Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You
Beth Cohen - Guilty
Samantha Gibb - Chain Reaction
Stephen Gibb - Fight (No Matter How Long)
I started a joke
Barry Gibb review by The Guardian
I Started A Joke and Spicks And Specks (Birmingham)
Marion: GSI 09/22/13
NEWS, September 15th.|
Nerina Pallot will open Mythology concerts
Barry has announced critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nerina Pallot will open for him when he brings his 'Mythology' Tour to The O2 Dublin in just two weeks time (September 25).
Tickets from €69.50 including booking fee are on sale now and are available to purchase from Ticketmaster.ie and usual outlets nationwide.
As a lifelong Bee Gees fan , Nerina is absolutely thrilled to be opening for Barry Gibb on his forthcoming UK & Irish tour.
Anyone who has seen Nerina Pallot will tell you that she is one of the most engaging live female artists in the UK today and that the Brit &
Ivor Novello nominated Nerina is one of the UK's finest song writing talents, writing songs for artists including Kylie.
Her most recent top 40 album 'Year of The Wolf' received glowing reviews from Mojo, The Sunday Times, The Guardian & The Sun, Album of the Week at Radio 2 & had three massive airplay hits including
'Put Your Hands Up'. Her fifth studio album will be released in 2014.
Bee Gees on Australia's Bandstand
The first legitimate release of some of the Bee Gees' earliest television
appearances on Brian Henderson's Bandstand are now available in Australia
This DVD includes the Bee Gees on episodes from 13 February 1963, 24 April
1963 and 7 September 1963.
The quality is decent and it is nice to see the performances uncut in the
context of the original programs. The shows are from kinescopes (films of
the original video broadcasts) and look to be the best we'll ever see of
them. Later volumes of this DVD series will likely include more clips.
From the Thame Gazette
Call for more acknowledgement of Robin Gibb’s legacy www.thametoday.co.uk
Bee Gees: The Day-By-Day Story, 1945-1972 www.amazon.com
Marion: GSI 09/15/13
NEWS, August 30th.|
Isle of Man Post Office teams up with Rebecca House to promote Robin Gibb CBE collectable folder
Read the story at:
Record producer Simon Henderson about Robin Gibb and Peter Andre:
Marion: GSI 08/30/13
NEWS, August 11th.|
Record company executive Al Coury death
Al Coury, 78, a longtime record company executive who helped propel the 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'Greas'e soundtracks to the top of the pop charts in the 1970s as chief of the RSO record label,
died Thursday in Thousand Oaks of complications from a stroke, his family announced.
Two Fan Get -Togethers
Two special days to honour The Gibb Music on Friday, October 18th. a special Night Fever event and another concert of Bee Gees music on Saturday,
October 19th. presented by the Egiziano Brothers: The Italian Bee Gees and their live band and singer(s)
Join and have fun!!
more details see Mailbox.
Marion: GSI 08/11/13
NEWS, August 8th.|
Robin's Run: 200 miles for 200 million records
On August 10th. (Starting time 10 am from the Prebendal) a memorial run in memory of the late musical genius Robin Gibb will set off from his family home in Thame, Oxfordshire.
William Graydon, son of Gibb's manager Ken Graydon, will run 200 miles in seven days in pink Y-fronts to raise money for three charities; two of which the Bee Gees singer supported throughout his life.
The run will conclude on The Isle of Man; where the Gibbs once lived and still own a family home. William Graydon will also be running through Brize Norton,
Oxfordshire, to pay respects to soldiers who have fallen during recent conflicts and have been repatriated through the town.
More at: www.justgiving.com
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Marion: GSI 08/08/13