We have to inform you that the release date for Robin’s solo CD has been postponed until January 27th. – 2003.
There are again some more dates confirmed of Robin Gibb appearances specially in Germany and some surrounding countries. Please check the SPV web site: www.spv.de for detailed information if you are able to watch the TV stations etc. of the mentioned countries.
According to Billboard (Jim Bessman) Barry Gibb is currently collaborating with Michael Jackson on new material for an as-yet-undisclosed project. Management however cannot confirm any details about this project yet. So we’ll just wait and see!!
And there’s more published about Barry this week. He has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, which plans to license his work for films, TV, and commercials, as well as exploring print music and new-media opportunities. Management doesn’t have any more details then the Warner Chappell Music Inc. press release of Tuesday December 17. However they’ll keep us posted on new developments in this matter as well.
© Bob Sherman: soon more beautiful Sherman pictures on our new page “Gibbs In The Picture”
Warner/Chappell Music Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Barry Gibb Tuesday December 17, 9:30 am ET One of the Most Successful Songwriters in History – Allies With the World’s Leading Music Publishing Company
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 9:30 am ET /PRNewswire/ — Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. announced today that it has concluded an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with music superstar Barry Gibb. As both leading member of the Bee Gees and the co-writer of the group’s remarkable body of work, Barry has been awarded six Grammys, inducted into the Rock & Roll Halls of Fame in both the U.S. and Australia, and been a part of one of the best-selling groups of all time. Under the agreement, Warner/Chappell will administer the rights to Gibbs’ legendary catalog of hit songs dating from 1967 to the present. The company will explore a variety of opportunities for Barry’s music, including licensing the material for use in films, television programs and commercials; facilitating publication of printed editions of Barry’s music; pursuing new revenue streams arising from the latest music-delivery technologies; and, encouraging other artists to record and perform the material In making the announcement, Les Bider, chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music said, “We are honored to welcome Barry and his outstanding body of work to Warner/Chappell. The remarkable breadth and depth of his music presents us with an array of opportunities related to his catalog as well as his extraordinary new material. With our strong relationships throughout the music and film communities, we are uniquely positioned to assist Barry with the next chapter of his phenomenal career. We look forward to working closely with Barry and putting our vast resources to work in finding new outlets for his music.”
Barry said, “I am very proud to be joining this incredible organization, and I look forward to a very exciting and mutually rewarding musical adventure. Great companies are defined by great people and Warner/Chappell is to me that definition. This is a rebirth for me and I am truly inspired by their vote of confidence.”
Barry’s success as a member of the Bee Gees as well as a solo artist elevates him to rarified company, amongst the industry’s most successful songwriters and performers. The Bee Gees are the only group to have written and performed six consecutive No. 1 singles, and the first songwriters ever to have five songs in the top ten simultaneously. The Bee Gees have been honored by the music industry numerous times throughout their career with 16 Grammy nominations, induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and 10 Lifetime Achievement honors from organizations including the World Music Awards, American Music Awards and the Australian Recording Industry. For more information about Warner/Chappell Music visit www.warnerchappell.com.
We’ve informed you earlier on this web site, about the possibility of BGFC members to write and request for a ticket to get a chance to go and visit Robin with BGFC during a performance in Holland. Robin is coming to Holland in January and BGFC is going to visit him with a group of members. All the lucky members who have won a ticket to go to Robin will be informed the next coming days and will receive further details. Next to a great number of BGFC members we were also able to present some of the tickets to members of the German BG fan club ‘One’ due to cooperation activities we, as you might know, have with the two other Bee Gees fan clubs: BGO in Germany and the Japanese fan club in Japan.
Congratulations to all winners!!
Latest on the CBE presentation: Bee Gees personal management has been given a list of dates that the Brothers could pick up their CBE’s during the first half of next year but no decision from them yet. Managements’ guess is that July 2003 will be the earliest.
Former Bee Gees drummer Geoff Bridgford has released a limited edition 5 track EP/CD titled “Rock my soul”. All five tracks on the disc are written, sung and performed by Geoff. (His son TJ also features on guitar). Those interested in obtaining an autographed copy should send $30.00 AUD (includes first class air mail postage and handling) to be paid for with a Bank Cheque in Australian Dollars Only to:
Send payment to:
PO BOX 423. PALM BEACH. QUEENSLAND 4221.
(Having heard it I can vouch for its quality – Mark Crohan)
We announce you the official opening of Mo’s Paintball Web site. All the merchandise is not in it yet but one is working as fast as possible to enter all the data. Go take a look and thank you for your patience! www.mospaintball.com
Go to the following site to find more about One True Voice who’ve just recorded the Bee Gees song: Sacred Trust. www.onetruevoice.co.uk/
Some more sites you can visit and give you an idea about the airplay of Please in Germany and what is expected of certain singles in the near future in the U.K. please visit the 2 following sites: