NEWS, December 20th.
© Bob Sherman: soon more beautiful Sherman pictures on our new page "Gibbs In The Picture"
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:
Marion: GSI 12/20/02 (also thanks Mark Crohan)
NEWS, December 9th.
The song titles of Robins CD “Magnet” are:
01. Please 4:33
02. Wait Forever 4:20
03. Wish You Were Here 3:11
04. No Doubt 3:37
05. Special 3:41
06. Inseparable 3:30
07. Don`t Rush 3:57
08. Watching You 3:57
09. Earth Angel 3:57
10. Another Lonely Night In NY 4:30
11. Love Hurts 3:56
Here are the release dates for the first Robin single and the “Magnet” CD as far as we’ve received the information at this point.
9 December: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
13 January 2003: U.K., The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium
February 2003: The Rest Of Europe
Spring 2003: U.S.A. (rest of the world?)
RELEASE CD “MAGNET”:
13 January 2003: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
4 February 2003: U.K., The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium
February 2003: Rest of Europe
March 2003: Asia/Pacific, Australia, New Zealand
Autumn 2003: U.S.A. (rest of the world?)
Robin has recently appeared on both the Steve Wright show on BBC2 and on the Fred MacAulay show on BBC Scotland. The Steve Wright show has not yet been archived, however, the Fred MacAulay show is currently available. His show is only archived for a week, however, so check it out soon! Here’s your link: www.bbc.co.uk Look under the MacAulay show, and click on Friday!
Robin’s record company has made available mp3 files of “Please”, “Don’t Rush”, and “Watching You”. Here’s your link: www.spv.de
The record company has also made the video for “Please” available! Here’s your link for that:
Robin Gibb Please Video It’s quite an interesting video, obviously full of emotion for Robin.
Here again list with all the upcoming appearances of Robin we know so far:
9 December, 9:00 AM: Dave Ward Breakfast Show, Manchester, UK 1152 AM
9 December, 1:00 PM: Malcolm Boyden’s Lunchbox, BBC WM, Birmingham, UK. 95.6 FM
9 December, 2:30 PM: The Afternoon Show, Granada TV, with Eamonn O’Neal
9 December, 10:00 PM: The Late Show with Nick Robins, BBC GMR, Manchester 95.1 and 104.6 FM
10 December 10.00 AM, real Radio, Leeds, U.K.
02.30 PM, Yorkshire TV (ITV), U.K.
12 December 01.00 PM, Today With Des And Mel (ITV), U.K.
13 December 02.30 PM, Open House with Gloria Hunniford (Channel 5), U.K.
14 December: “Ein Herz für Kinder”, ZDF Germany with Thomas Gottschalk, at 20.15 (8:15 PM)
16 December: ZDF Germany, “Leute heute”
15 January, 2003: “Barend En Van Dorp”, on RTL 4 in the Netherlands, at 22.30 (10:30 PM)
18 January 2003: ARD Germany: “Was Wäre Wenn?” (8:15 P.M.)
18 January 2003: “Benissimo”, on DRS in Switzerland, at 20.00 (8:00 PM)
24 January 2003 NDR Germany: “3 nach 9”
30 January: “Ab in den Urlaub”, on ZDF Germany, at 20.15 (8:15 PM)
Marion: GSI 12/09/02
NEWS, December 8th.
We’ve mentioned already to you the new group from Britain: “One True Voice”. They are releasing their first single December 16.
“One True Voice”
It’s going to be the Bee Gees’ song: “Sacred Trust”. Everyone hopes and expects it to become a real hit for Christmas.
What do you think ?!
Listen here to a small clip of the new song (1.6 Mb).
To get you all in a real Christmas mood, here`s once more that beautiful Robin song:
In The Bleak Mid Winter (3.4 Mb).
And be sure to also listen to the Christmas wishes of The Bee Gees on our GSI frontpage!
For more interesting clips: visit our Covers And Rarities page on this GSI site regularly as well!!
ATTENTION TO ALL BGFC MEMBERS WORLDWIDE!!
We mentioned in our News bulletin of November 27th. about the possibility of getting a chance to visit Robin in a Dutch TV studio with the fan club. This offer is for all BGFC members world wide. So if you are interested in obtaining a ticket, be sure to write or mail me before December 15.
Marion: GSI 12/08/02 (also thanks Gerry)
NEWS, November 11 th.
Robin is coming to The Netherlands and BGFC-EUROPE has a limited number of tickets to give to the members of BGFC-EUROPE who are interested. Robin will perform in the live show of RTL 4 called: “BAREND EN VAN DORP” on January 15 – 2003
It’s a live talk show and starts around the clock of 22.30 hours in Hilversum. Robin will not be interviewed but will sing one of the songs of his new CD. The show lasts until 23.30 hours. For those who can make it to Hilversum and back at this late hour and are interested to come we have the following information: If you are current paid member of BGFC-EUROPE (hopefully you didn’t forget to renew in time!!) you can send an email or write a note ( no phone calls, only written requests please) to BGFC-EUROPE. I’ll put you on a list then. You can only ask for one card per person. Please send in your request before December 15th 2002 We’ll then raffle off the tickets between all the BGFC-EUROPE members who sent in their request. Those people then will receive further details from BGFC in the second half of December. Please send your mail only to the following email address or snail mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
6845 DH Arnhem
Hope to see you in Hilversum!
From dotmusic.com there’s the following info about “One True Voice” releasing the song “Sacred Trust”.
“One True Voice””One True Voice”, the boyband created by the latest Popstars TV show, held their first press conference this weekend and revealed their debut single would be a track written by Bee Gees legend, Barry Gibb.
Visit www.dotmusic.com for the whole story.
Click here to download the Flashcard of Robin`s single “Please” 536 Kb
Marion: GSI 11/27/02
NEWS, November 14th.
Michael Bublé Barry recently recorded backing vocals on the song: “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” for the Canadian singer Michael Bublé.
The tapes were sent to him and Barry added his vocals to the song in Miami Beach.
Michael`s new CD produced by David Foster is scheduled for release February 14, 2003
Official web site: www.michaelbuble.com
More details about Robins’ first single:
“Please” was written by Michael Graves and Errol Reid.
Produced by Michael Graves.
The bonustracks: “Watching You” and “Don’t Rush” were written by Deconzo Smith and Emanuel Officer.
Both produced by Deacon Smith.
Marion: GSI 11/14/02 (with thanks to Dirk)
NEWS, November 25th.
The DVD Live By Request entered the Dutch charts at 23 and One Night Only re entered at 11.
In Australia Live By Request (DVD) went up from 39 to 12.
Robin’s new single “Please” has entered the official German airplay charts this week at no. 74. You may look it up and even listen to the song in full length — if you are or become member for about three Euros or so per month — on www.chart-radio.de
If anyone is interested in brand new pictures of Robin from Vienna, go to. www.rexfeatures.com
Marion: GSI 11/25/02
(also thanks Sebastian and Eric)
NEWS, November 17th.
Some more news on Robin’s album which is titled now “MAGNET”.
Robin`s new album “Magnet”He is going to perform the single “Please” also on German television ZDF in January (31.01) in a show called “Ab in den Urlaub” and on Switzerland TV: 18.01.03, in a show called “Benissimo” /Channel DRS.
More on German television : Robin-Features on RTL “Exclusiv”, RTL “Punkt 12”, SAT 1 “Blitz”, ARD “Blitz” and PRO7 “Taff”.
He seems to attend on more shows to perform his single on SAT1, RTL and ARD, exact dates we will have for you in January.
Cover of the Press Kit
They plan also a big print campaign in German Magazines like: Gala, Bunte, Bild, Amica, Petra, Rolling Stone, Musik Express, in January and February.
Extensive album reports in all German news papers and local papers as well as the different music magazines:
“Rolling Stone” will release a 2 page story in January
“Gala” a 4 page home story in January as well.
“Maxim” is still planning a home story report
“Spiegel” will do a 2 page interview in January
“Bunte” is planning an England story and several interviews are planned for: “Der Musikmarkt” and “Musikwoche” etc.
An online campaign will start on: www.spv.de with flash cards, album information and raffles. Also information on this project will become available on the following websites: www.t-online.de, www.Bild.de, www.AOL.de, www.TVmovie.de, www.Prosieben.de, www.RTL.de, www.Playboy.de, www.TVtotal.de, www.rito.de etc..
Extensive TV and Radio spots all over Germany. TV Campaign: On SAT 1, RTL, RTL2, Kabel, PRO7, VOX, all starting on January the 1st.
Marion: GSI 11/17/02 (with thanks to Dirk)
NEWS, November 14th.
Barry recently recorded backing vocals on the song: “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” for the Canadian singer Michael Bublé.
The tapes were sent to him and Barry added his vocals to the song in Miami Beach.
Michael`s new CD produced by David Foster is scheduled for release February 14, 2003
Official web site: www.michaelbuble.com
More details about Robins’ first single:
“Please” was written by Michael Graves and Errol Reid.
Produced by Michael Graves.
The bonustracks: “Watching You” and “Don’t Rush” were written by Deconzo Smith and Emanuel Officer.
Both produced by Deacon Smith.
Marion: GSI 11/14/02 (with thanks to Dirk)
NEWS, November 9th.
Barry’s son Steve married his fiancee Gloria Levas in a small ceremony in Miami on Thursday, November 7, 2002 with family and close friends present. They plan to make their home in Miami as well.
Barry’s son Ashley is getting married to his fiancee Terese Halmann today, November 9, 2002 again in Miami in a small ceremony with family and close friends present. Ashley and Terese also are making their home in Miami.
Mo’s Paintball Shop is sponsoring a 3-man paintball tournament for kids 15 years and under on December 14, 2002 in Miami. Maurice loves to work with the younger kids and get them interested in paintball, so this is a natural! See the poster for the tournament with this message.
From Robin’s record company we have the following news: Robin’s new single “Please” has been released to German radio this week, and it is already getting substantial airplay. SWR3 is known to be playing it, and it would be good to support Robin, if you’re listening to them, by sending them requests for it, telling them how much you like it, etc. You can listen live by going to www.swr3.de/startpage/index.html , click on the “Musik” link at the top of the page, and then click on the “Webradio” link at the left of the page, then click on the “Zu SWR3 live bitte hier lang” link. Here you can also give them feedback.
Also, you can now pre-order Robin’s Maxi-Single CD “Please”, with the added tracks “Watching You” and “Don’t Rush”, at www.amazon.de . Go there, search for Robin Gibb in Pop Musik and you’ll find it. However, it doesn’t recognize you from any purchase you’ve made at amazon.com, so you’ll have to understand German, one way or another, to register there. A great link with many translation options is http://translation.langenberg.com They do process orders from anywhere in the world. If you understand German, you can find some information on Robin’s new CD at www.spv.de/robingibb/default.html . However, we will continue to send you information as we get it, because there are things they are letting us know that they are either not posting there, or are posting much later.
Hope to have more soon, including some photos!
Marion: GSI 11/09/02 (with thanks to Terri)
NEWS November 1st.
Robin Gibb in the Frank Skinner Show
Like we’ve informed you about before Robin was guest at the Frank Skinner Show on October 29th. We have the show for you to listen to and it includes an interview and sound fragment of his new single: “Please”.
Click here to listen to the complete interview (12 minutes) Mp3 2.9Mb
Click here for the sound clip of “Please” Mp3 0.34Mb.
Marion: GSI 11/01/02 (with thanks to Gerry)
NEWS October 30th.
BBC Children In Need concert
The Belfast telegraph of October19th. already mentioned it but now it’s been confirmed too: the news about the the appearance of Robin during the next BBC Children In Need concert. (BBC1/BBC Ulster)
Some of the biggest names in rock and pop will be flying over to Belfast in November for another huge concert at the Odyssey Arena. People who, according to the Belfast telegraph, have already signed up to perform during the Children In Need concert at November 15 are amongst others: Robin Gibb, Lulu and Ronan Keating etc. They will all help to raise money. Tickets for what is being tipped as the hottest gig in town are available already.
The ticket hotline number is 08700 100 900. Tickets are free and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Because of the short notice involved, we are not sure if the BGFC is going to be able to work out anything special, but if we do, we’ll let you know all details on the web site. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. The concert follows on from the huge success of last year’s event, which featured Westlife and The Corrs. Last year’s appeal raised a national total of £25m, of which £2m was used to fund 335 local projects. The children in Need fund, helps ill/abused/neglected/homeless children throughout the UK. Robin is planning to introduce his single “Please” on the network-wide broadcast, while it’s planned that he will also sing his remakes of “Wish You Were Here” and “Another Lonely Night In New York” for the BBC Ulster feed only. Also in October Robin will do (did) some promotional appearances already and probably more will follow soon. These are the ones we can mention to you already and which are confirmed of course: for more info surf to www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey
October 29th: 9:50 PM Robin was at the Frank Skinner Show (ITV)–Robin was interviewed, and a short clip from Robin’s video for “Please” was shown.
October 31st.: 9:00 PM (ITV) The National Music Awards 2002–this show was taped on Sunday, in Hammersmith, and is an awards show similar to the US’ People’s Choice Awards, where the awards are chosen by the public. Robin was a co-presenter on this.
The tentative release dates for the single “Please” have been set for December 9, 2002, for Germany and January 13, 2003, for the UK. We have no date for the USA yet.
Cover of robin’s single “please”
The DVD of Saturday Night Fever is a huge success all over the world. In The States it entered the DVD chart of Billboard at number 10. Also the music films Stayin Alive and Grease are doing well.
On the Octoberfestival in Munich, (German) the big beer festival at the Käfer tent I.O.I.O. from B3 was the hit and everybody was singing and dancing !!
In the Australian Aria Chart Top 50 the album The Record went up from 47 to 35!!.
News from Sweden where they have a Pop Star broadcasting on TV and this week it’s about The Bee Gees. It’s a contest where young singers and performers are trying to become a pop star. These 8 performers have been given one Bee Gees song each to be performed live as well as on record in a studio for CD release later this week. The songs are: Stayin Alive, Too Much Heaven, If I Can’t Have You, How Deep Is Your Love, You Should Be Dancing, Tragedy, Heartbreaker and Night Fever. The CD with the recorded songs will be released at the end of this week and will be available in the shops in Sweden then. We assume only for a limited period of time. Next week singers will perform again in another category, the Bee Gees category is only this week. For information about the CD’s mail:
Marion: GSI 10/30/02
(thanks also: Gerry, Susanne Peter and Goran)
NEWS October 20th.
It’s quite an honor to me to be able to start a new item on my GSI web site soon.
Bob ShermanI was contacted by Bob Shermans’ son the other day with the suggestion to show his fathers photo material on this web site. I of course was overjoyed by this offer to get the opportunity to share with you, exclusively on my web site, the Gibb photos of Bob Sherman who was personal photographer of the Gibbs for many years.
Three movies with which the Bee Gees are closely identified have been released on DVD, some with special features! “Grease”, with title song by Barry, is available in both widescreen and regular formats, Dolby 5.1 sound, and includes interviews with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, director Randall Kleiser, and producer Allan Carr, the theatrical trailer, and, while supplies last, a songbook!
Next is the DVD release of “Saturday Night Fever”! The best-selling movie soundtrack worldwide, thanks to our Brothers! The DVD is available in widescreen format only, and includes commentary by director John Badham, scenes from “Behind the Music-SNF”, three deleted scenes, and Dolby 5.1 sound!
Finally, there’s the DVD of “Staying Alive” DVD, the sequel to “Saturday Night Fever”. While not as successful as a movie, the soundtrack was successful, and includes the Bee Gees “Woman In You”, “I Love You Too Much”, “Breakout”, “Someone Belonging To Someone”, “Life Goes On”, and, of course, “Stayin’ Alive”. The DVD will be widescreen only, with Dolby 5.1 sound.
Spencer Gibb’s band, 54 Seconds, have updated their website with 4 brand new MP3s, and more.
Just take a look at: www.54seconds.com
Maurice and Yvonne bought another house in Miami for over 7 million, dollar It’s a 13,447 square. ft. house on a triple lot and situated on one of the Miami Beach islands with 320 ft of waterfront, 13 bedrooms and 9 baths……Meanwhile, Maurice is selling his previous Miami home, which has a recording studio and it’s own waterfall. It’s just down the road from the other brothers Gibb. A woman named Jennifer Lopez has by the way bought the house between Robin and Barry this year.
Bernie Quayle of ManxRadio, Isle of Man, has put together a fifteen minute video tour, narrated by the Brothers’ mum, Barbara, of the Isle of Man sites that are significant for the Bee Gees! Entitled “This Is Our Home”, the video is available from Bernie, and proceeds go to a charity for TT racers which was started by Barbara Wood. The video opens with shots of the Isle of Man coast, and Robin singing “Ellan Vannin”! Here is Bernie’s description of the video:
“Our Homes in Ellan Vannin.” was something I originally did for Barbara Gibb who has very fond memories of her times living on the Isle of Man and she often asked me about people and places she knew. One of Barry’s very first fans is featured in the film, she shows where the cottage was when she lived next door to them in Spring Valley. Barry was only about 7 at the time and Barbara Wood was so impressed and loved the name, she called her first son Barry. He became a very successful motorcycle racer but suffered serious injuries in a crash. Barbara started a fund to help riders and named it after the most successful of all TT riders who was killed racing. It’s called “The Joey Dunlop Injured Riders Fund”. Thanks to Barry Gibb’s suggestion, this video is now being offered to fans so that 25% of the proceeds are donated to that fund. It is available in both PAL and NTSC formats. For fans in Europe the price is 10 pounds plus 2 pounds post and packing. For fans in America it is 20 dollars, which includes air-mail shipping and handling. You can pay by either sending cash, either pounds or dollars, or by PayPal. As we’re not able to process credit cards, PayPal is the next best thing. It is fast becoming the most popular and safest way to pay on-line. See. www.paypal.com
For further information and payment instructions, email Bernie at email@example.com
Marion: GSI 10/20/02
(with thanks to Terri as well)
NEWS, October 15th.
GSI was recently contacted by the co author of the book: , “Rock ‘n’ Roll, Year By Year” which will be published by Dorling Kindersley next September. He was very interested in some information about The Bee Gees from GSI and management. This book will of course include plenty of Bee Gees facts and information to reflect their position as one of the most important and successful groups/writers in rock history. GSI will of course keep you up to date about the plans for this book and later on about the possibilities to obtain it etc. etc.
The latest on Robin and his solo project:
For the moment the working title of Rob’s new CD is simply: “Robin” and it will contain tracks written by Robin, the Bee Gees, and material from other writers. The first single off the CD is planned to be a track called “Please”, and will be sent to radio in the UK in December. It likely won’t be available in the shops to purchase until January 13, although this date isn’t firm yet. Release plans for other areas of the world haven’t yet been decided. Let’s be sure, as fans, to request this single with the radio stations when it is there, and also order the single from your local outlets, to show that there is a demand for it! Robin is planning to do several television appearances to support the CD, and be assured that the BGFC will keep you informed as they are scheduled, just as soon as we know!
Click here to surf to the web site of the German record label SPV (news only in German)
Barry has done backup on some tracks of his eldest son Stevie who is still working on new tracks for his planned album. Next to that Stevie is also working with some other musical friends as well as some of the Bee Gees Band like Steve Rucker, George Perry and Hal Roland. So we are very much looking forward to his work too!
Maurice lately took some extra holiday before the group goes back to work. Of course he used some of his time to enjoy his paintball hobby. By the way for those of you who wondered who the lady is who has appeared in some of the ads for Mo’s Paintball Shop.. It’s indeed the woman on the Rat Rangers Team and by the way: the cool background of the ad was done by Maurice! www.mospaintball.com
Marion: GSI 10/15/02 (and Terri)
NEWS, October 3rd.
Robin’s Solo CD!!
© T. Bridge
Now we can tell you . . . on September 26, 2002, Robin reached an agreement with a CD label in Germany to release his solo CD! He has been working on the material while he’s been in England over these last months, but has only just made the agreement. The title, track list, etc. isn’t ready for release just yet, but he is hoping that the CD, or at least certainly the single from it, will be ready before Christmas. We’re not quite sure what the scope of the release will be at this point that is, exactly how many countries the CD will be released in; however, with Internet sources that shouldn’t be a problem for anyone to get the CD who wants it (and of course, the BGFCtm will be helping with this as well if possible!). We’re really excited, and we all wish Robin the greatest success!
Latest on Bee Gees CD!!
Now, what does the future hold for new Bee Gees CD? A new Bee Gees’ CD is, of course planned for the near future too. At this point they are looking at putting new material together, and coming together, to work on the new CD in the Spring of 2003, after Robin has time to work on his own CD, the promotion of it, any appearances he needs to make, and all of what goes into any new CD! They don’t want him to feel “conflicted” in what he has to do, or to feel he can’t give his full attention to his new CD, which is understandable! So first the solo project followed by the new Bee Gees CD!! Once the Bee Gees’ new CD is “in the can”, then they can look at appearances, concerts, etc., probably the following year. We’ll be keeping everyone up to date, on both works, as the information is ready for release!
BGFCTM offer for the David English book!!
BGFCTM has reached an exclusive agreement with Virgin Books to offer the members of the BGFC a discount on David English’s new book, “Mad Dogs and the Englishman”! The discount is approximately 21%, the best price for it since its release! There are lots of great pictures, of course, David’s stories of his association with the Brothers, Eric Clapton, the Bunburys, and more! I hope you’ll all enjoy it!
The discount is *only* available via the link which all BGFC members can find through the Members Only page of the www.beegeesfanclub.org web site. So go there and find out how to order the book for the best price ever!!
“The Record”: Is now at 73 in the U.K. ( re-entry) In Australia at 45. One Night Only: the DVD is now at number 27 in Australia.
Latest on covers
New cover versions of the Bee Gees compositions include Argentinean girl group Bandana’s cover of “Stayin’ Alive” on their CD “Noche”. Canadian group Blue Rodeo included a cover of “To Love Somebody” on their “Greatest Hits, Vol 1” CD.
Dionne Warwick’s greatest hits compilation, released August 6 , is called “Heartbreaker”, and of course includes her greatest hit of all:, the Bee Gees composition “Heartbreaker”. It is doing very well in Europe! However it hasn’t been released in the US yet.
For more on covers be sure to visit our special COVERS & RARITIES page on this web site with new and very exclusive material every few weeks!!
Marion: GSI 10/03/02
NEWS, September 27th.
EXCLUSIVE FOR BGFCtm MEMBERS!!
Next month BGFC will publish the Maurice Gibb interview which was made earlier this year specially for the BGFC fan club and Radio 192. We now have arranged all legal matters and have the English version ready as well as a Dutch version. Together with the pictures it’ll be first and only published in the fan club magazine of BGFCtm !!! So wait for the upcoming double edition of DIMENSIONS and don’t miss a thing. If you are not member of BGFCtm yet and don’t receive the Dimensions magazines regularly yet then just check out the BGFC info button on the web site for all details to become member!!
We’ve told you earlier about the book David English has written. Interested in more details or maybe would you like to order it? Please visit the following addresses: www.amazon.co.uk or www.virginbooks.com
Latest details on the CBE presentation:
The presentation to the Brothers now will likely take place sometime early next year, as the Queen’s schedule with her Jubilee tour and all has made schedule coordination for the rest of 2002 difficult. Ceremony or not, the honor is theirs!
Two CD manufacturing companies in Brazil were recently handed the largest music piracy fines ever assessed in South America. The Bee Gees’ CD’s were one of the artists which they were pirating.
“The Record” continues to do well around the world, as it enters and reenters the charts in Australia, ( last week it went there from 49 tot 44 again) the Netherlands and other countries!
Maurice has been busy with his paintball store, of course, and the team recently competed in tournaments in New Jersey and most recently in London, UK! This one was the Campaign Cup, which was the European Paintball Championships! “The Royal Rat Rangers” competed in the Novice division, where they finished high enough to make the semis! As only 11 of the 80 teams advanced, this was great! Only 4 teams advanced to the finals, however, and the Rangers didn’t qualify, but as a young team, they’re doing very well!
Marion: GSI 09/27/02
NEWS, September 18th.
Please all of you: visit the next page of the Dutch Radio 2 web site and vote for The Bee Gees http://omroep.developerslab.org
This Radio Station has another Week From The Seventies organized from October 7 until October 11th. With at the end of that week the airing of the Top 70 with songs from the seventies of course which can be compiled by you!! So mark your 5 favorite songs from the list Fill in your name, address etc. and press the button: STEMMEN ! ( =VOTE)
By the end of this year the very successful Dutch “Saturday Night Fever” musical stops.
We are informing all BGFC members with Internet access in The Netherlands this week about a last offer to visit the musical for a cheap price. You can also obtain this Dutch info offer by requesting it through the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virgin books in England has published the David English book: “Mad Dogs And The Englishman” this month. There’s of course a lot about the Gibbs to read about. Click here for newspaper article (Daily Mirror sept. 14) about the book (sorry for the bad quality).
Marion: GSI 09/18/02
NEWS, September 12th.
Not much going on right now as you know but holidays are over also for The Bee Gees which means that we’ve heard that the boys are starting to work again on the new album project within some weeks!!
Lately Barry has been busy working with his eldest son Steve on his album project and things are pretty much finished now up the vocals.
Robin has been partly in Miami and England the past few months for business and private matters.
Maurice has been working on the paintball store and was in a paintball tournament in New Jersey a couple of weeks ago.
Within a few weeks we offer you a very special new Dutch project on our Covers & Rarities page!!!! So don’t miss it!!
NEWS, September 6th.
Today GSI starts with a very exclusive new item on the site. Covers & Rarities tells you all about special releases, covers and unreleased material.
Don’t miss it!!
Still no date set yet for the CBE presentation and we doubt if they will still be able to schedule it for this year.
GSI at the moment is working on the transcript of the Maurice Gibb interview which took place earlier this year for Radio 192 and BGFC-EUROPE. It will exclusively be published only on this web site and we are planning to print it in one of the Dimensions magazines of BGFC.
The Record is 42 this week in Australia coming from 50
The DVD One Night Only is at 9 in Australia and the DVD Live By Request at 32
Sometimes they have re entered for a second or even third time after first having been disappeared from the charts! So specially in Australia things are going pretty good right now!!
Marion: GSI 09/06/02 (with thanks to Peter)
NEWS, August 8th.
We found out about publications telling there is definitely going to be a BG concert in September, but unfortunately : there is no Bee Gees concert booked in the Royal Albert Hall (London) this coming September.!! If any date for a concert should be booked in the near future we’ll of course let you know!!
Next Sunday ( August 11th) The Dutch Radio station Radio 192 will again pay attention to the very successful series of Bee Gees programs they did earlier this year in cooperation with BGFC-EUROPE tm. On Sunday evening from 7 until 9 pm DJ Peter Schavemaker will again broadcast parts of these 5 shows of: “The Story Of The Bee Gees” and included will be some parts of the interview!!! More about “The Story Of The Bee Gees” project on this web site, like pictures and the interview: shortly after the summer holidays. Hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy next Sunday’s show through the Internet by visiting Radio 192:
Worldwide by audio stream Radio 192
Also soon after the summer holiday like promised, we’ll start our new item on this web site: “Covers And Rarities”, which will become very interesting for all of you we hope!! And there’s much more to come… So stay with us!!!
In Australia “The Record” re- entered the charts again!!!
It came in at 27
In The Netherlands it even re- entered for the third time!!!
Last week at 95 and now at 91
Other great artists also are still very successful with their Bee Gees songs like for instance: Dionne Warwick who’s doing very well at the moment with her Very Best Of album: “Heartbreaker” with of course her Bee Gees hit “Heartbreaker” included. It’s 32 in England right now.
And Barbra Streisand still very successful with her album: “Ultimate Collection” (2cd), Including of course the real big hits like: “Woman In Love” and “Guilty”
Marion: GSI 08/08/02
(thanks also: management and Peter H.)
NEWS, June 23rd.
We realize this is short notice, but this has only just been arranged. Any of you who are in the South Florida area, DJ Brian Paul is doing a Bee Gees tribute show tonight on WAXY Radio, 790 AM, starting at 7:30 PM EDT. Unfortunately, their web-streaming is down right now, so you can’t listen on the Internet. During this show, he will be interviewing TERRI BRIDGE of our BGFCtm club , and will also be interviewing the “Stayin’ Alive” tribute group, who will be playing in Delray Beach next Friday Below you’ll see a special announcement just for BGFCtm members!
AGAIN FOR ALL FAN CLUB MEMBERS: SPECIAL BGFCtm OFFER !!
This is a special offer for BGFC members who would like to attend either next Friday or next Saturday night’s (or both!) shows of the tribute band “Stayin’ Alive”, in Delray Beach, Florida! Here are the details: “Stayin’ Alive” will be doing two shows each night (that’s the plan now, anyway), one at 7 PM and one at 10 PM, at the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach, Florida, on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. For any of these shows, BGFC members only will be able to get tickets half price, for $15 instead of $30 each! According to the information I have, you will be required to have your BGFC membership card available. To order tickets, phone toll-free at 1-800-861-3487. If any of you are planning to come for the show, please do inform Terri of BGFC. Many thanks to Brian Paul, Craig Symons, and the “Crest Theatre” for extending this special offer to us! Hope to see many of you there!
Good news about Bee Gees DVD’s !!
The release of the DVD’s for “Grease”, “Saturday Night Fever”, and “Staying Alive” (sequel to “SNF”) is now official! The release dates by Paramount are:
“Grease” — September 17, in both widescreen (16:9) and full-screen versions. DVD will include Dolby 5.1 audio, interviews with the principals, the movie trailer, and while supplies last, a songbook.
“Saturday Night Fever” — October 8, in widescreen only, Dolby 5.1. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the movie’s release, the DVD will contain director John Badham’s commentary, scenes from the VH-1 “Behind the Music: SNF” documentary, and deleted scenes.
“Staying Alive” — October 8 in widescreen only, Dolby 5.1.
Talking about DVD’s:
In The Netherlands a company has requested BGFC-EUROPE to assist and coordinate with Bee Gees management in order to release a special Bee Gees DVD with old material . The project is in a very early stage and whenever new details become available we’ll surely let you know on this GSI web site of course!!
For some more nice pix of the Grand Opening of Mo`s paintball shop surf to Mega 103.5
Marion: GSI 06/23/02
(many thanks to Terri Bridge as well).
NEWS, June 21th.
So many of you have mailed, phoned and written me (Marion/GSI) again lately to ask for any latest details concerning a possible tour, concerts, recordings etc. However, the situation is pretty much the same as on January 28th. of this year when we on this GSI web site forwarded a message from management on the NEWS page concerning these subjects: The boys planned to start recording this Spring, probably do concerts again in 2003 and will perhaps do one extra event this year. When details become available on anything we’ll let you know.
The Grand Opening of Mo’s Paintball shop was one big happening as you can read for yourself in the BGFC report of this event written by Terri Bridge who, being President of BGFC, was invited to the opening. Click here to read her report on the BGFC web site. More in the next fan magazine of BGFC: Dimensions.
Saturday Night Fever in De Efteling.
Special BGFC-EUROPE / GSI idea to visit this summer!!
This summer de very famous Dutch attraction and fairy-tales parc De Efteling organizes again special theme evenings. And for all of you who’d like to enjoy the Seventies once more with that typical Saturday Night Fever and other disco music we have something special. You should visit the S.N.F. evening at De Efteling on July 20th. Great live entertainment. For more details please visit: www.efteling.nl Also see (download in Word) the Efteling bulletin written in Dutch with all details for this summer.”Emotion” was a big hit for Samantha Sang to begin with, it became an even bigger hit by Destiny’s Child not too long ago but do you also know the “Emotion” version done by for instance Celine Dion together with Destiny’s Child ??!!
CELINE / DESTINY’S CHILD
Listen and enjoy !! 6.1 Mb – Mp3
A Brazilian journalist named Sergio contacted the GSI site the other day to inform me about that Brazilian “KLB” Kiko, Leandro and Bruno
group of three brothers named “KLB” (Kiko, Leandro and Bruno) who recorded a cover song of The Bee Gees last year. Sergio interviewed “KLB” a while ago and they told him The Bee Gees are their favorite group.
CD – NOVO
KLB recorded the Gibb song “I Couldn’t Love You More” in Portugese: “Te Amar Ainda Mais”. Are you interested in how this cover sounds? We here have for you a sound sample.
Click here and listen 0.95 Mb Mp3
For more info on the group “KLB” just visit the following web sites:
B 3’s I.O.I.O is now no. 4 on the German single charts (the Bee Gees-version only managed to climb to the no. 6 spot 32 years ago). So, here we add another German top five single to the Brothers’ songwriter record!
NEWS, May 28th.
Although magazines lately may have written articles about a new BG company, management reports us: The Brothers are not setting up an Entertainment Company at the moment but one may have speculated about the possibilities lately during interviews.
The brothers are in a period of writing and making demos although no definite plans have been made according to a new record release date at this stage. We keep you posted when and how new plans develop the coming months.
The CBE presentation will likely be in the last quarter of this year. No date set yet.
Find out all about Mo’s paintball shop and visit: www.mospaintballshop.com His shop finally got the name: “Commander Mo’s Paintball Shop” and Maurice says the official Grand Opening is at the end of May BGFC of course is planning to go there as well. The shop is open already, but Mo’s not advertising it yet, as they are still getting it together.
Here is some information on three CDs which are released in Japan.
NEWS, April 23rd.
The BGFC-BRUNCH EVENT was a huge success again. Like last year when we’d organized this kind of small BG meeting for the first time we again decided to organize such a day for interested fans in the heart of The Netherlands. We had a great day on April 14th in Leusden. It all started of course with a champagne welcome drink for all the guests in our special BGFC brunch hall. Followed by a wonderful cold and warm buffet . Great to see old friends again and make new ones while enjoying this wonderful brunch buffet. The brunch ended with a sparkling dessert. Afterwards there was time enough to sit and chat some more, drink some more while watching a number of very nice Bee Gees videos.
The Bee Gees hadn’t forgotten the event as well and some days before I’d received a beautiful coloured and personally signed photo of the guys to give to Ineke van Vliet who’s celebrating her 50th anniversary this month and I had planned to congratulate her during this brunch event with something special. Thanks guys for this lovely present. On the photo you see Ineke with her present from Miami Beach. ( photo taken by Rosalien Beks) More photos of the Brunch event later maybe on this website or in the Dimensions magazine. What the next BGFC event is going to be? Who knows!!! Maybe the huge international Meeting of next October or maybe even another event this summer, we’ll see and keep you updated on all the news and events on this website, so stay tuned and do not miss a thing!!
After having asked about a possibility of re mastering many old Bee Gees albums management told us that all the Bee Gees CD’s will no doubt be mastered in time. (perhaps with bonus tracks) but this will not likely start until 2005
On April 7th. Celine Dion did a tv special to promote her new album: A New Day Has Come. She performed the Bee Gees’ song: “Emotion” together with Destiny’s Child. www.cbs.com
We all know about the love of the brothers for music and musical instruments, For instance Barry and Maurice have already used countless different guitars throughout the years during their performances and recordings. Maurice always loved his Rickenbackers of which he gave away several already in the past and BG fans nowadays are searching everywhere on the market to find back the old musical instruments that were once used by the group. Sometimes they even succeed and send us their stories and photos. On the Rickenbacker registration page you can see several photos of Maurice with his instruments: http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca click then: artists – master list – artists ‘B’- click Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees) for the photos.
At the moment GSI, management and Maurice are trying to find out if the guitar of this fan indeed is one of the old guitars once used by Maurice.
You’ve asked for some more details about the album: “Relaxin’ with Lovers volume 1” we’ve mentioned earlier about on this website. Label: Ki/oon Records, Country: Japan and CD number: KSCP922
News, May 1st
On the CNN world wide album top 20 the new album of The Bee Gees entered at number 7
According to Left Bank management:
It is anticipated that the Bee Gees will participate in a multiple-artist event at Dodger Stadium organized by KIIS-FM radio on June 17th. More after details are confirmed.
Article from the Dutch weekly magazine Weekend:
WIN A BEE GEES CD OR MODEL-TOURBUS OF THE GROUP
It has taken some time but finally there’s again a new CD full with new songs of The Bee Gees.
“People didn’t have to miss us ’cause about in fact all our hits have been covered by a new generation of singers the past few years.
But now it’s our turn again,” according to the Gibb brothers.
On their newest album: “This Is Where I Came In” are numbers they have writing and recording the past three years.
The title song is the new single and they hope it’s going to be a hit again.
Polydor doesn’t only make available three of these new CD’s to the readers of Weekend but also three scale models of the tour -bus the Bee Gees used in the beginning of their career .
To win the CD and the model of the tour-bus you need to answer the following question:
What was the first hit of The Bee Gees in The Netherlands in 1967?
Answers you should send on a card to us within two weeks from now.
WEEKEND BEE GEES contest
1090 GE AMSTERDAM
No correspondence is possible about the results of this contest.
News, April 28th
Since the start of BGFC-EUROPE late last year, there has been a huge increase of specially Dutch Bee Gees members to the club.
We then promised to try and publish the newsletter of BGFC: Dimensions, not only in English but also in Dutch as soon as possible. ( from the beginning of BGFC-EUROPE we sent to all Dutch members, together with the original newsletter of Dimensions, a complete copy written in Dutch ).
Thanks to the overwhelming success of BGFC-EUROPE specially in The Netherlands we can offer you an original Dutch printed issue of the Dimensions newsletter even much sooner than expected.
So starting this Spring the Dimensions newsletter is published in English and Dutch and with lots of beautiful photos of which many in full colour.
The first Dimensions in Dutch has been send out yet.
An extra service starting with this Spring issue is the Hotmail, which gives members the opportunity to get informed about Bee Gees activities etc. in between the publishing of the newsletters.
(BGFC / BGFC-EUROPE)
This link should connect you to the GetMusic page where you can watch the chat: Surf to Getmusic
The album went up from 21 to 20 in The Netherlands this week.
In Taiwan it`s 4 now coming from 19.
News, April 28th
On Friday, March 30th there was a Bee Gees Day held on Dutch Radio 2.
During that day DJ’s played Bee Gees music in every program.
Also there was much attention for the new album and an interview with Robin.
Of course BGFC-Europe took part in this day too!!
In the studio from left to right: Marion, Annelies, Marcel and dj Jeroen
First I was interviewed during the day through telephone by one of the people of Radio 2 and later that day I was invited to come to the studios with some fans to take part of a live show.
So we drove to the Media Park in Hilversum ( me, together with my husband, Annelies van Velse and Marcel Troost and his wife) and were interviewed during the live show of that evening in which they broadcast two live concerts of The Bee Gees.
We talked about the group, their successes and ups and downs through the many years of their being in show business. Mentioned their new album and talked about our meetings with the group and what we loved about their music etc. etc.
DJ Jeroen Kijk in de Vegte himself was enthusiastic about the Bee Gees music as well.
Just before the live concert broadcast of The Bee Gees started, there was a Dutch group called Kapitein Rob who did their own live version of the Bee Gees song Jive Talkin’ which sounded very surprising.
In the Cadena’s 100 charts in Spain the single is climbing up to 9 coming from 11 and Spain is dreaming of a number one position already (AITOR)
Austria: number 42 (Thomas Blecha)
Britain:was number 18, so they were in the regular Top Of The Pops this week.
Now it has dropped to 26 but the album entered the charts at 6 being the highest new entry.
In 1997 “Still Waters” also entered at that position.
Also “ONO” entered again at number 43 (Richard Donoghue, Peter Hofman)
Holland, it’s dropping at the moment but…
The sales for the CD which was released here April second ( although it was already in the shops some days before!) are good and one expects the album to enter high in the Dutch Top 100 this week.
We’ll keep you posted.
The single meanwhile gets a lot of airplay and there’s a TV commercial campaign starting for the album.
We still have hopes that one is succeeding in getting the group to The Netherlands after the release of the second single!!
This second single in The Netherlands could become: “She Keeps On Coming” however nothing is certain yet!
News, April 24th
There is a fantastic contest at getmusic.com called the “Mystery Location Flyaway” where you can win 2 plane tickets, hotel accommodations, and tickets to a Bee Gees concert at a “mystery” location.
Sound good? Check out the details below~
This sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Puerto Rico and the province of Quebec) (the “Eligibility Area)
“Mystery Location Flyaway”:
Surf to Getmusic
News, April 16th
BGFC did receive an allotment of tickets for the A&E “Live by Request” show, and because of the limited numbers of tickets, each member who received tickets was allotted only one. Also, because of the limited numbers, they are only being given to members of the BGFC (including BGFC-Europe).
The tickets are being distributed on the basis of the list compiled by Terri Bridge from the requests emailed to her, and they are being distributed first come, first served according to the list.
Some members of BGFC-Europe have received tickets too!
“Good Morning America” is VERY anxious to fill their studio with Bee Gees fans for the Bee Gees’ appearance on “GMA”!
Their appearance will be taped on Monday, April 23, for airing on April 26 and April 27.
So “GMA” wants to see you there on April 23!
The taping will take place in New York City at the “GMA” studio at 44th and Broadway, and you will need to be there at about 9:30-10 AM.
If you are interested in attending, please send an email quickly to: Maryll.Feild@abc.com.
She is coordinating the making of reservations for the show, and she will send you the information, etc. if your reservation is accepted!
Bee Gees successful in Taiwan – ARTIST OF THE MONTH
The TIWICI promo is in many of Taiwan TV channels every day, including the whole video, and the making of the video.
Taiwan honors them as the Artist of the Month.
And the new CD also got a very special release package in Taiwan, it has an extra 48 pages booklet in Chinese, including many pictures, biography, interviews.
The title is something like: “When you open the English pop music history”, it’s all up to the Bee Gees!
Isn’t it great? since that is only for the limited first edition, it’s nearly sold out.
News from the album charts:
New Zealand: 6
U.K.: from 6 to 8
In addition, this week on the UK charts, Lil Bow Wow’s new single, “That’s My Name”, uses extensive samples from Andy Gibb’s ’78 hit “Shadow Dancing”.
This therefore gives the Bee Gees their second UK Top 20 writing credit in as many weeks!
The first was, of course, their own “This Is Where I Came In” single!
Fleetwood Owen, a highly respected English auction house, is auctioning off an autographed Ovation guitar donated by the Bee Gees!
The auction is to benefit the Acres Foundation in Scotland, who provide advanced training in the Arts for young talented Scots from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The auction begins April 6 – more information available from their web site!
You don’t know where the items which came directly from Middle Ear Studio are now being auctioned?
Here’s the answer!
The same people but with a new name!
Visit: for unique Bee Gees collectibles
News of March 22nd
Be sure to take a regular visit at the Bee Gees new official web site: http://www.beegeesonline.com.
Where for instance you’ll find sound parts of the new album and up coming Bee Gees TV events in America.
In Japan the new album has been postponed.
The release now is planned for April 18, 2001 Japan won’t release a single.
The bonus tracks which are included on the Japanese CD are: Just In Case and Promise The Earth
( Thanks Yuko )
The time BBC is going to broadcast the Bee Gees radio concert is:
March 31 – 20.00 BST – 19.00 GMT
News Flashes March 19th.
The Bee Gees At Wetten Dass
Saturday Night the group was again guest at Wetten Dass, a famous German game show.
They’ve performed in this show several times before during other promotion tours.
And it’s a fact that the host of this show Thomas Gottschalk is a true Bee Gees fan himself.
This time it was the 20th anniversary of the Wetten Dass Show.
Thomas Gottschalk announced the group enthusiasticly and the boys seemed to have a good time.
The Bee Gees, accompanied by their band were looking great and all three were wearing sunglasses.
The group being on stage for over 40 years already did it again: a great new song of a brand new album!!
Thomas introduced them by telling the audience about the millions of records they’d already sold and the many number one hits they’d scored.
Telling them that April 2nd the Bee Gees’ new CD would be released after we’d to wait for 4 years.
And he shouted: here they are The Bee Gees with “This Is Where I Came In”…..
The audience welcomed them with much applause and after the intro we heard the bright sounds of Maurice on his guitar.
Robin doing the lead and both Maurice and Barry at his site each playing guitar.
During the song Barry, like always, waved and smiled to familiar faces in the crowd.
And Alan Kendall enjoyed playing the sharp tones every time during the chorus!!
The group definitely liked to be in front of the audience again.
Afterwards there was lots of applause and the public shouted their names etc.
Thomas comments: – what I specially admire about you, you always come back and never with old fashioned music but with very modern, very new and great music. It’s really unique.
It’s a great song, thank you.
The Bee Gees, Barry, Robin and Maurice, The Bee Gees. –
Some more air dates for you.
Of course there’s Top Of The Pops on BBC 1 on both April 4 and 7 and GMTV on March 26th.
In Italy the single was finally released too on March 13th.
But according to Robin there’s no promotion planned yet for Italy at the moment.
On March 30th when The Netherlands have their Bee Gees Day on Radio2 the entire CD will be played and DJ’s have already stated to be very enthusiastic about this new album of The Bee Gees.
They strongly believe it’s going to become a hit album.
By the way we’ve heard that this day will be partly presented by Mr. Robin Gibb himself, by means of a pre -recorded interview, taped last week in London.
The new single entered the Dutch Mega Top Hundred at 71.
What’s it doing in your country???
Let us know and we can make a chart list of the several countries, very interesting for all fans to read!!
The appearance of Robin Gibb in an interview on the Dutch TV program Hart Van Nederland will not take place the coming week but is programmed for the period when the new album is going to be released in Holland, so around April 2nd.
** Sam, Adam, and Laz are working on another track for an eventual CD, and Maurice is helping them of course.
They still haven’t signed a management contract, but they are close to it…
** The “One Night Only” video recently spent another 5 weeks on the Billboard Top Music Video charts, in response to its being shown on VH-1, apparently.
The video has now been on the chart a total of 98 weeks since its release.
** Oscar de la Hoya continues to do well with his self-titled album that includes “Run To Me”.
It is still on the Latin 50 and Latin Pop charts, and “Ven A Mi” is still on the Latin Pop Airplay chart.
** Arif Mardin, the much-respected producer who helped the Brothers find their R&B sound, is being much honored this year.
He has just been named Man of the Year by the Nordoff-Robbins Music Foundation, a charitable organization that provides music therapy for autistic and severely disabled children.
On February 21, Mardin will receive the Trustees Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences at this year’s Grammy awards.
** Samantha has acquired a black PT Cruiser just like her dad’s “deep cranberry” one.
** Things around Barry’s house are centered on wedding planning these days, as Ashley and Terese’s wedding approaches.
Linda just recently took a break in the Bahamas with some friends, but has returned now rested to tackle more plans…
** The US tour of “Saturday Night Fever” has been retooled a bit, but is coming together well, opening in Chicago.
For complete tour dates as of today, click here
** Robin is taking care of some business in England this week, so isn’t around the studio, obviously.
(Thanks to The Bee Gees Fan ClubTM)
Saturday Night Fever In The Netherlands!!!
Like mentioned before the stage show of S.N.F. is going to be seen in The Netherlands as well.
We finally know who the new Tony Manero and Stephanie Mangano are in The Netherlands for the famous disco musical Saturday Night Fever..
The leading parts will be done by Joost de Jong ( Tony) and Chantal Janzen (Stephanie).
First night opening in Utrecht on June 17th.
However there is a possibility to visit try outs of the show starting early June in the Beatrix Theater.
( prices up to Hfl. 120,- which is subject to change).
Theater reservations, phone: 0900 300 5000 in The Netherlands
According to Joop van den Enden Productions there were hundreds of candidates from several countries for the Tony part who was played by John Travolta in the film of S.N.F.
The Bee Gees and their music as well as John Travolta made this film to a huge success in 1977.
Joost who now is going to rehearse for his Tony Manero part has played parts in several other musicals the past few years like for instance: Chicago, Fame The Musical, Hair and The West Side Story.
Chantal played before in 42nd Street. For both actors this S.N.F. musical will be the first production in which they do the leading part.
Album Release News
We just heard from Universal Records that the new Bee Gees single has now indeed been put on their release lists.
Their latest information is that after all, one is planning to release the first single of the album on March 5th.
( Andy’s birth date) in the U.K. / Europe.
The release date of the Bee Gees’ album: “THIS IS WHERE I CAME IN”, which is the same title as their first single as you know, is planned for April 2nd!!
The album release date for the U.S. is: April 17th.
Along with the release of the album they are going to air the A&E Biography on European TV, probably in two parts.
More news in a week from now we hope.
(With thanks to Universal and Peter Hofman).
Donny Osmond has a new album which will be released early February and like many of you already know, he has also included a Bee Gees song!!
The album title is This Is The Moment and Donny is singing the Bee Gees song: IMMORTALITY.
Are you interested ?
Just pay a visit to: www.donny.com
Oscar de la Hoya continues to make strides with his self-titled album and his first single “Run To Me (Ven A Mi)” On the Billboard charts for 11/18/00, the album sits at #2 on the Latin Pop 50 chart, and is a greatest sales gainer; is #2 on the Latin Pop chart; is #8 on the Heatseekers chart; and is #175, and a greatest sales gainer, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums.
The single “Run To Me” is #24, and shows the greatest gains in sales and airplay, on the Adult Contemporary chart; and is #7 on the Hot Latin Tracks chart.
At the BMI awards in London on October 31, the Bee Gees were honored for four million plays of the song “To Love Somebody” in the last year in the United States!
BMI is a performing rights association here in the US, and represents British and European songwriters and composers who license their works in the US through them, as well as American composers and songwriters.
Robin represented the Brothers, picking up the award at the ceremony in London!
Unfortunately, “Saturday Night Fever” the musical will end its run on Broadway on December 30, 2000, after 500 performances.
The show begins the US road tour, on a somewhat smaller scale than the Broadway version, in March 2001.
Don Brooks, a renowned studio musician who played with such diverse artists as the Bee Gees, Ringo Starr, Waylon Jennings, and Harry Belafonte, died October 25 of leukemia.
Playing harmonica, he also worked on Broadway shows such as “Big River” and on the soundtrack for the television epic documentary “The Civil War”.
Brooks was 53. His work for the Bee Gees can be found on their “Main Course” album.
Maurice attended, along with his mates, the World Cup Paintball tournament the weekend of October 28 in Kissimee, FL!
He got to have a great time, pick up the latest gear, and enjoy the games!
Steps New Single Posted Thursday, November 2, 2000 Steps new single “Stomp” contains the Gibb Brothers song “Tragedy” (the WIP Reception Mix) as a B-side. The song was also on their very successful album “Steptacular” (Jive Records).
Bee Gees On Stamps
Did you know that next to the Isle Of Man stamps of the group there is a collection of another 12 beautiful Bee Gees stamps now.?!
Issued by the Russian republic of Dagestan .
Look for yourself.
Maybe you know some fan in Russia to buy them for you!!
Interested in more BG stamps?
Just read the note we`ve received from Stampville:
We here at Stampville.com have created a site just for the Bee Gees!
We are very proud of the site and so are the Bee Gees (they did authorize the stamps of themselves)
We hope you enjoy the site as much as us: www.beegeesstamps.com
Robin In Europe
While being in Europe for negotiations concerning the promotion acitivities for the group next year, Robin visited Hamburg amongst some other European cities.
Here we see him in Hamburg with people of Polydor, Universal and Leftbank.
Thanks Susanne Wilhelm for the nice photo!
Finally more news
We’re glad being able to finally publish some latest news again.
This weekend Left Bank gave the okay to bring the news out in the open but I must say it’s always difficult for us to wait for their okay as news mostly is known to us much earlier.
Anyway, like I said it’s good to be able to bring it to you now!!
Thanks again to Dick Ashby, Terri Bridge and the webmasters of LeftBank (Karen Holmes, Mike Lane) for helping us keeping the site up to date again.
As you all know there are plans for a VH1 programme which will be aired live on November 30th. from Los Angeles’ Schrine Auditorium.
It’s going to be an award show entirely suggested and voted on by the fans.
One has sifted through many category and artists suggestions to arrive at a list of potential nominees in 28 categories.
According to VH1 the fun is about to begin this weekend ( September 23 and 24th):
“ The on-air and on-line promotion of the show gets heayv now.
We are expecting record numbers of fans to cast their votes for their favorite artists and music.
And if fans don’t see their favorite artist in a particular category, they can write ’em in on the ballot.
No vote will go un-counted…everyone has a voice!
Fans can respond through October 10th, at which time we will begin counting the ballots to ascertain the final nominees.
We will announce the five final nominees for each category on October 20th.
From there it’s a race to the finish line on November 30th.
Votes will be taken until the very moment that each presenter walks on stage to speak the words we all want to hear “and the winner is…” Oh yeah, there will also be music.
Eight of the biggest bands this year will be taking the stage to show off why 2000 was their year.
All this at the start of the Christmas CD buying season.
What could be better?”.
To vote: just click the link which brings you directly to the voting page at: www.vh1.com/mymusic
Please vote for our Bee Gees!!!
All Bee Gees fans should write in THE BEE GEES for “Legends In Action”!!
>>>As for the Ronan track: the official version says that the song: ‘Lovers And Friends’ was taken off the CD as Ronan’s management’s response to a last minute need to shorten the album (too many songs for the cd <G>).
As can be seen from the credits, this caught many people by surprise including the label staff and the Bee Gees, especially Barry!!
>>>The latest on the A&E Biography is that the debut for the U.S.A. is planned for December 10th.
And the re-air around the time of the album release.
It will also be licensed to broadcasters around the world and as soon as we have these broadcast dates we’ll let you know!!
Also the Biography will be released on home video and in a special enhanched version on DVD.
This is worldwide but release dates will differ in various parts of the globe.
Release dates to be determined, but definitely in 2001!
>>>The working title (and we think it’s definite) for both album and first single is “THIS IS WHERE I CAME IN”.
The single will be serviced to radio in Europe in February, in America in March, with the album following by 3-4 weeks. Exact dates will be announced soon.
>>>The vocal duo of Nite & Day have recorded a cover version of “How Deep Is Your Love” … and believe it or not, it’s a salsa dance version!
That would be interesting to hear.
>>>Barbra Streisand is currently conducting her four-concert “farewell to live performing” tour, and during the concert, she performs “duets” with videos of artists with whom she’s recorded duets in the past, similar to what Celine did with “Immortality” in concert.
One of the duets she performs is with Barry, though we don’t know what song she chose to.
>>>”One Night Only” remains a strong performer on the Billboard Top 40 Music Video chart, as it is currently at #33 in its 88th week on the chart perform.
>>>Maurice has been working with Sam, Adam, and Sam’s boyfriend Laz (collectively known as Luna Park) again on a couple of songs, which they’ve been playing for representatives.
These kids are fantastic. Sam has a soulful edge to her voice, and Adam, while there’s a hint of Maurice every now and again, definitely has his own sound.
Their sound is more mainstream pop….and we’d buy it in a heartbeat.
Some More News For You
|>>> “Barbra Streisand entered her live touring career this week with a series of four concerts (two each in Los Angeles and New York) entitled “Timeless”.|
These shows offered fans a retrospective of her life and career.
Featured in the concert was a duet performance with Barry Gibb with video footage filmed at her home years ago.
>>> The road version of “Saturday Night Fever” will open in January at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis and is booked through February 2002 in 15 U.S. major markets for two- to six-week runs.
>>> Outside the United States, the play will open in Edinburgh in November.
Its Australian opening was delayed by the Olympics but the show should open in Sydney some time early in 2001.
>>> In case you haven’t seen it, an of Vanity Fair earlier this year proclaimed The Bee Gees IN!”
>>> “Bee Gees Greatest” is back on the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums again for the week of 10/7, sitting at number 40 (out of 50)! Meanwhile, “One Night Only” the video, in its 89th week on the charts, is at #39 on the Billboard Top Music Video chart.
>>> Oscar de la Hoya’s first single from his self-titled first album is indeed the Brothers “Run to Me”! The Spanish version, “Ven A Mi”, was released to Spanish radio the week of September 4.
The following week, the English version was released to Top 40, rhythmic, and Adult Contemporary stations.
While it hasn’t charted yet…maybe some phone calls might help it out!
>>> Meanwhile, the UK entertainment law firm Eatons, whose clients include the Bee Gees, as well as Eric Clapton, Bush, BMG records, Jive/Zomba records, and others, is merging with the UK law firm of Mishcon de Reya.
|The News For This Week|
There is a website that is launching a “Classic Rock” channel, the “Classic Rock Network” at Alternative Entertainment—the address is http://www.aentv.com/realrock/.
The key to this place is this is streaming *video*, and some the artists they are announcing that they are going to feature ARE the Bee Gees!
They promise classic clips from old TV shows and appearances, so this could definitely be interesting!
Right now what they have up is a “sampling” of what they plan to feature….the official launch of the site is later this month.
BMI is honoring the Bee Gees by presenting them with an award marking 4,000,000 airplays of their song “To Love Somebody”.
Oscar De la Hoya’s new album has been given 3-1/2 stars by the music critics at the Los Angeles TIMES.
De La Hoya is currently visiting radio stations around the country talking up his new single, RUN TO ME, and his admiration for the Gibb Brothers who wrote it.
In the UK, Universal Records’ artists STEPS are set to release “Stomp” containing the Bee Gees song “Tragedy” (the W.I.P. Reception Mix) as its B-side.
The Bee Gees donated handwritten and autographed lyrics of How Deep Is Your Love, a single of How Deep is Your Love with autographed picture sleeve, and a new autographed photograph to 102.9 WMGK for their Rock Art Show silent auction which will be held in November/December 2000 in Philadelphia, benefitting the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
An Ovation acoustic guitar, Model 1617-W, Serial No M003, played by Maurice on the 1979 Spirits Having Flown USA tour was autographed and donated to the Acres Foundation (Scotland) Limited “Caring Event”.
This guitar, along with other valuable collectibles from caring musicians will be auctioned off on a secured internet site some time in the future.
We’ll provide the web address and other information as soon as we have it.
n Britain the ITV television programme: Find A Fortune was called by Charles and Scarlett Faulkner to let the producers know about a very special piece of memorabilia they own.
It’s a guitar they won in a Radio One contest which was described as having belonged to the Bee Gees.
In fact, it was the one used to compose: Jive Talkin#146;# and is signed by all members of the band.
As a special surprise to coincide with the Faulkner’s appearance on the show this week, the Bee Gees are giving them yet another authenic memento, which is still a surprise!!
The highest rated music show of Great Britain of 1998: An Audience With The Bee Gees will be re-aired again in the U.K. on August 5th!!
Finally a follow up for the David Leaf Biography from 1978.
A&E has commissioned the creation of a two hour Biography on the Bee Gees.
This definitive documentary will begin production in August.
David Leaf and John Scheinfeld will be directing.
You might recall that David Leaf wrote a first biography of the group back in 1978 which will now be followed by a 2-hour documentary!!
(thanks to: Karen Holmes and Mike Lane)
BGFC GOES EUROPE!!!
This is to announce the start of BGFC-EUROPE.
A cooperation between Marion Adriaensen (of this GSI website) and BGFC in America!!
The BGFC, of which Terri Bridge is President, is fully recognized by the Bee Gees and their personal and professional management!!
This cooperation means: an even better service especially for fans in Europe.
Being coordinator for BGFC-Europe I guarantee the best service to all European Bee Gees fans.
Our motto is: cooperating and sharing news with all of you.
For all details and more information visit the BGFC-EUROPE section of this website or Terri’s BGFC website: www.beegeesfanclub.org
Are you interested in the 54 Seconds music of Spencer and his band? than,
Read his note below and try to help the group.
(For more information about the group: see GSI Archives “Bee Gees kids and music”).
Thanks to everyone who voted for us on Citysearch.com’s Best of Austin >poll.
Although we started out as simply a write-in vote, the support of our fans has helped to give us official nominee status.
Please take a minute to vote again and help us win this thing.
In the meantime, we’re already at work on new material and are planning our move to a larger studio.
Talk to ya soon,
JJ, Stewart, Glenn, Spencer