NEWS, December 26th.
Best wishes to all of you. Have a great time!!
Kings Of Rock ‘N Roll
The British TV Channel: B.B.C. 1 is airing the program: Kings Of Rock ‘N Roll on December 28th.
Time: 10.20 pm – 11.20 pm. (local time)
Dutch TV, December 31
For everyone who can watch Dutch TV: Don’t forget to watch the Bee Gees Story we’ve mentioned about earlier. It’s on the RTL 5 channel and it’s also possible that on the Dutch channel SBS 6 you will be able to hear Dutch singer Gerard Joling sing a Bee Gees song during his concert together with Oletta Adams.
Dutch Top 2000 Results
Great news for all Bee Gees fans!! Over 1 million votes were sent to the radio station, which is a very huge amount for a small country. The Top 2000 has become the biggest radio event of the year in Holland. These are the results of all the Bee Gees titles in the Top 2000 and the positions:
260- How Deep Is Your Love
277- Staying Alive
401- Spicks And Specks
618- Night Fever
680- I Started A Joke
688- Dont Forget To Remember
803- Nights On Broadway
887- You Win Again
956- Lonely Days
1126- How Can You Mend A Broken Hear
1172- To Love Somebody
1302- New York Mining Disaster
1445- I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You
1645- Jive Talking
1647- You Should Be Dancing
1766- My World
1901- Too Much Heaven
A total of 22 Bee Gees songs!!
The next list tells you about all the Gibb compositions but not performed by The Bee Gees:
219- Woman In Love /B.Streisand
529- Guilty / Streisand,Gibb
1441- If I Cant Have You / Yvonne Ellyman
1735- Heartbreaker /D.Warwick
1881- Saved By The Bell / R.Gibb
1949- Only One Woman / Marbles
2000- Grease / Frankie Valli
So the total of all Gibb compositions in the list is 29
Following list: the results of the best groups / artists in the list:
1 Beatles with 55 songs
2 Rolling Stones 37 songs
3 Abba 24 songs
4 BeeGees 22 songs
5 Elvis Presley 18
6 David Bowie 16
7 Cliff Richard 15
Elton John 15
8 Fleetwood mac 14
9 The Cats 13
10 Beach Boys 12
U2 12 songs
And than some more important information:
The most succesful producer in this list is George Martin (Beatles productions) followed by Barry Gibb!!
If we look at the combination of best producer / performing artist:
Barry is the most succesful in this list of 2000 songs!!
On behalf of all the fans and visitors of GSI:
Congratulations BEE GEES and BARRY !!!
Marion: GSI 12/26/04
(special thanks to P. Hofman)
NEWS, December 4th.
Barry and Barbra (again)!
Many rumors are going around these days about new projects Barry is busy with. He’s indeed back in the studio now and again for several projects. Management at this point doesn’t want to make any official announcements but unofficially I can already announce that Barry is indeed planning to work on a new album for Barbra Streisand which also is going to be produced by him.
This we think is going to become a major project having these two celebrities working together once again and we’ll surely keep you updated on any new developments concerning this project.!!
Robin starts Christmas in Thame
Like mentioned earlier Robin would start the Christmas period in his home town Thame yesterday December 3rd. by lightning the Christmas Lights. Here’s a story by a fan who visited Thame:
David English And The Bunbury’s
Soon on this website a report about David English And The Bunbury’s in cooperation with and with approval of: Stephanie Thorburn (music journalist) and David English (friend of Barry). It’s a report about David and his love for cricket, charity and of course his good friendship with the Gibbs and some of the projects they have done together in the past and probably will continue to do in future.
Marion: GSI 12/04/04 (thanks also Louisa Y.)
NEWS, November 29th.
Robin in Bremen
Yesterday evening the German ZDF aired the live TV show: ’50 Jahre Rock, Love Songs’ hosted by Thomas Gottschalk. Many famous stars of 5 decades of Rock Music performed live on stage for an enthusiastic Bremen audience. Amongst these artists people like Uriah Heep, Joe Cocker, Moody Blues, Percy Sledge and of course Robin Gibb. Elton John couldn’t make it because of health problems.
Also there were lots of tape recordings through the show of many more great stars performing like Elvis, Beatles, Roy Orbison, , Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Chicago, Queen, etc. etc. Thomas introduced Robin in the 80’s part of the show but immediately explained he could as well have Robin of The Bee Gees introduced in any of the other parts (decades) of the show as through all the decades Robin made together with his brothers huge hits, said Thomas. Robin mentioned the fact that for them always composing has been and still is the most important part and in each decade they tried to come with something new for themselves and for the many artists they’ve worked with and here they succeeded perfectly Thomas agreed. Robin did a live performance of “How Deep Is Your Love” during the show. Afterwards Thomas asked Robin to sing a little part of “Massachusetts” together with the audience and so Robin started to sing “Massachusetts” ‘a capella’. Thomas also mentioned that the music of the group will continue to be part of our lives although we won’t ever get a chance to see them on stage all together anymore because of the death of Maurice. Visit also: www.zdf.de
listen here (8 Mb.) to Robin`s performance
BEE GEES Number Ones (Polydor) ***
It’s hard to be critical at all of a group that have been at the top of their game for five decades. Immortalised through their inclusion in the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame”, the Bee Gees’ command of melody, harmony and rhythm is second to none. There is no doubt that they have written some excellent songs during the course of their long career – and not just for the white- suited big flares brigade of the 70s. Consider the neurotic romanticism of Words, for example, or the beauty of “Love You Inside Out”. Of course, there are many old favourites on this collection, such as “How Deep Is Your Love” and “Tragedy”, and in looking back at their career one cannot fail to be impressed by the sheer diversity of talent and the remarkable ability of the brothers Gibb to continually reinvent themselves.
“Number Ones” merely touches the surface of their stellar careers.
Click here to see a video promotion for “Number Ones”.
“Gibb Service International” Anniversary.
Although I have been involved in fan work already since the early sevenies I decided to start maintainting a special international web site for The Brothers Gibb five years ago now. So for GSI this week it’s party time!! Thanks for all your contributions and your help in these past 5 years. Let’s keep in touch also in the future!!
Changes within the BGFC fanclub
All members of BGFC-EUROPE of whom there has been received a correct email address for the BGFC database will this week receive an announcement with some details about a change within the club concerning sending applications, renewals, address and email address changes in the future, for all members in Europe etc!!
Marion: GSI 11/29/04
NEWS, November 7th.
Sunday Times Interview
Robin has been interviewed by Sunday Times and tells Paul Sexton he’s still haunted by his brothers’s death. Also he announces that the plans concerning the tribute concert for Maurice indeed are cancelled.
GSI already mentioned the fact that all these publications about the upcoming concert were all very tentative still. So now it’s cancelled says Robin and the concert will be put together by him and Barry only, at a time when Barry is ready for it too. About his solo work right now Robin says: ‘I don’t really like being a solo artist, it’s pretty lonely. We’ll see what happens: me and Barry definitely want to record in the future’! Please read the full article at: www.timesonline.co.uk
Marion: GSI 11/07/04
NEWS, November 5th.
New single of Cliff Richard: Gibb composition
The second single from the new Cliff album will be ‘I Cannot Give You My Love’. (written by Barry Gibb/Ashley Gibb). The additional track will be ‘She’s All Min’e’ and the CD will also feature the promotion video for ‘Somethin’ Is Goin’ On’. Release date of this second Cliff single is December 13.
Marion: GSI 11/05/04 (thanks also C. Whitehead UK Cliff Richard Fan Club Co-ordinator)
NEWS, November 1st.
Robin talks about Maurice, the new album and his plans with Barry for the future
November first Robin did this BBC Radio 2 interview as one of the promoting things in the coming weeks for the release of the “Number Ones” album. Robin said he and Barry will sing together and will record new albums and that’s what Maurice would have wanted.
Listen here to the whole interview
The interview starts at 01:15. www.bbc.co.uk
Marion: GSI 11/01/04
NEWS, October 28th.
Pre Order – “Number Ones” –
A special offer for fans in the UK and Japan to order a copy of ‘the other’ version of the Number Ones: The one for Australia/USA and the rest of the world We think true collectors enjoy to have both versions.!! Prices are in Aud $ 24,95 (approx. US $ 17) Visit the link below: http://store2.soundworld.com.au
UK Music Hall Of Fame
Like earlier mentioned on GSI there would start a voting in Britain to decide which international music stars will enter the UK Hall Of Fame. This will be done in five nomination programmes celebrating each decade from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. At the end there’ll be a live event. And then at the end five musical legends will become inaugurated in the very first UK Music Hall of Fame. An expert group has drawn up a shortlist of 10 artists from each decade, which will be revealed in a series of programmes on Channel 4. Viewers will then select one act to go forward to the final five. Sunday October 24th. there was the ‘Seventies’ programme.
The Bee Gees are nominated for a decade that produced an abundance of great artists and bands such as Elton John, David Bowie, Queen, to name just a few. It will be very hard for the British public to pick just one of several deserving artists, so needless to say The Gibbs will need all your support and that of any sympathizing friends, family, neighbours or colleagues. “You can vote for The Bee Gees by phone by calling 09011 33 11 33, or for digital satellite viewers by pressing the red button”. The votes close at 6 pm the following Saturday, (October 30th) so you have a whole week to cast your vote and to convince everyone to vote for our Bee Gees. Tell all your fellow Bee Gees fans about this voting and mention it on websites, mailing lists and all other online possibilities. Just help to let The Bee Gees win. The 5 entrants to the UK Music Hall Of Fame will be determined by combining the results of the phone and interactive voting with the results of a nationwide inependent poll. Equal weighting will be given to the results of the TV show vote and the independent public poll so your vote after the show – can – make the difference. The artist from each decade who polls the greatest overall combined percentage will win a place in the Hall. For The Bee Gees, Robin was interviewed for this programme.
Bee Gees Week at Radio 1548 Forth 2
It’s Bee Gees week this week on 1548 Forth 2 (Scotland). This radio station can be listened online at Forth2.com Every time you hear a Bee Gees song call 0845 345 4002. If you’re on the lucky line you’ll win a copy of the Number 1’s CD and all callers over the week will go into a draw on Friday evening where someone will win a framed personalised Bee Gees gold disc.
Bee Gees Cover Bands
I received quite some requests to tell about cover band of The Bee Gees. The best you can do is visit their websites and take a look for yourself and listen.
Stayin’ Alive www.uptempo.com.au
The Tree Gees www.treegees.com
The Bees Knees www.beesknees.uk.com
Marion: GSI 10/28/04
NEWS, October 13th.
Chat with Edinho Sta Cruz
There will be a chat with Edinho Sta Cruz next thursday (14/10) at 19h30 (Brazilian time). He will talk about his meetings with Robin (during the recent German tour of last September – 2004), and Maurice ( in 1999) and his visit at Middle Ear. He also will sing “Last Forever” ( the Tribute Song he made for Maurice) live. Everybody is invited to be part of the chat. The site is www.terra.com.br
Bee Gees Fan Contactdag: 31 Oktober – 2004, Nederland.
Enkele Bee Gees fans hebben een Fan Contactdag georganiseerd. (geen fanclub meeting dag). Fans die zin hebben in een BG babbel, muziek, video en een lunch kunnen zich opgeven voor deze Contactdag die gehouden wordt in Oisterwijk, Nederland. Klik hier (Word file) voor verdere details.
Foreign people who are interested in details about the upcoming Bee Gees Day (not a fanclub meeting day) on October 31 – 2004, in The Netherlands: click here (Word file details are in Dutch). For more explanation in English when needed, just mail to the email address of Yvonne Schuiveling mentioned on the information sheet.
Comedy Moments With The Bee Gees
A tip for those who like comedy. Have you ever seen the Kenny Everett performance of The Bee Gees, or maybe heard about it! It was released on DVD last year. A wonderful performance of the late Kenny Everett http://shop.abc.net.au
And this is how Kenny looks as: Barry, Robin and Maurice
Marion: GSI 10/13/04
(also thanks Peter L. and Yvonne S.)
NEWS, October 9th.
“Bee Gees Number Ones”
Universal Music Group will release a new Bee Gees compilation album, “Bee Gees Number Ones”, this November as you know. We finally have some more details about the different track lists. There will be two versions of this CD, one for the British and Japanese market, and an International version for the USA and the Rest of The World. Track-listings for the two editions are shown below:
04. I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You
05. I Started A Joke
06. Don’t Forget To Remember
07. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
08. Jive Talkin’
09. You Should Be Dancing
10. How Deep Is Your Love
11. Stayin’ Alive
12. Night Fever
13. Too Much Heaven
15. More Than A Woman
16. Love You Inside Out
17. You Win Again
18. Man In The Middle (Special Maurice Gibb Tribute Track)
19. Islands In The Stream (Bonus Track)
20. Immortality (Bonus Track)
04. I’ve Gotta Get a Message To You
05. I Started A Joke
06. Don’t Forget To Remember
07. Lonely Days
08. How Can you Mend A Broken Heart
09. Jive Talkin’
10. You Should Be Dancing
11. Love So Right
12. How Deep Is Your Love
13. Stayin’ Alive
14. Night Fever
15. Too Much Heaven
17. Love You Inside Out
18. You Win Again
19. Man In The Middle (Special Maurice Gibb Tribute Track)
This CD presents all US #1 hits from the group in a single-CD package for the first time and also features other number ones from around the world; from the UK and Germany to Brazil and New Zealand. Additionally, at the request of Barry and Robin Gibb, “Man In The Middle” has been included as a tribute to their late brother Maurice. The album’s booklet includes a message written by Barry and Robin jointly, and also from Sir Tim Rice. In some territories, a limited edition, packed with a DVD, will be made available. “Bee Gees Number Ones” is definitely a must-have CD for any serious collector as well as a beautiful addition to any Gibb-fan’s record shelf. In Britain, “Bee Gees Number Ones” will be released November 1st. The release date for the USA is November 9. If you plan buying this CD, do try to make your purchase during the first week of its release, this way you can positively influence the important first week chart result.
More news about release dates in the different parts of the world when available.
Marion: GSI 10/09/04
(Thanks to Robins management)
NEWS, October 5th.
“BeeGees Number Ones”
GSI. reported earlier about the possible tracklist for the new album: “BeeGees Number Ones”, Universal The Netherlands just informed us that the mentioned list on this website of September 30th.is the definite list for release in The Netherlands (and probably all of Europe), USA and South America probably get different tracklists. Immortality will be the track with Celin Dion. There will be lots of promotion in The Netherlands specially on TV. www.wom.de
The record number is: Universaltvcd artnr. 9868838-06024 and this is how it looks like.
U.K.’s Biggest Bee Gees Fan
Are you living in Great Britain and are you a huge Bee Gees fan?. Than don’t forget to fill in the form to become U.K.’S biggest Bee Gees Fan. Go to: SuperFan And fill in the form for O2 and Q Magazine in cooperation with GSI but don’t forget to send in before October 8th!!!
Marion: GSI 10/05/04 (and thanks Peter H.)
NEWS, October 2nd.
Robin sings new version of ‘Please’
Cover of new album
Recently a new version of ‘Please’ was released by the Brasilian duo Maicon & Marlon on their new album “Coração Aventureiro”. The new version of ‘Please’ is called: “Tantas Palavras” in Portugese and Robin seems to have recorded new vocals for this version. Listen here to a small part of the song at number 4 and buy it at http://somlivre.globo.com For more on Marlon and Maicon see: http://www.marlonemaicon.com.br
The cd. is already in the Brasilian stores.
UK Music Hall Of Fame
Channel 4 in Britain is soon starting a new show. Voters will be able to decide which international music stars will enter the UK Hall Of Fame. This will be done in five nomination programmes celebrating each decade from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. At the end there’ll be a live event recorded at Hackney Empire in London. The show will feature unique live performances from international legends and exclusive collaborations so it’s not to be missed! The first show is scheduled for Saturday 10th October 2004. So vote for the Bee Gees. More: www.channel4.com
Robin special guest at charity concert
Robin presented a cheque at St. Mary’s Church in Thame September 28th. He was a special guest at the charity concert to raise money for the Haemotology Day Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. This is the same hospital where brother Andy died on March 10th. 1988. Read the whole story www.thametoday.co.uk
Covers & Rarities of GSI
Just to let you know that at the moment we’re again working on a new page of our succesful GSI item: Covers & Rarities with the wonderful assistence of Melody as always!! Watch out for this new edition as this time it will again contain very special and old Australian material and… have you ever heard Gibb sister Lesley sing?!
Marion: GSI 10/02/04
(thanks also M. Leib and C. Milan)
NEWS, September 26th.
Robin receives Maurice Gibb Tribute Book!!
We already reported you several times before about Rosalien Beks, a huge Bee Gees fan from The Netherlands and her plans of compiling a Maurice Gibb Tribute Book with help of the Bee Gees fans. See our News item of June 16th. – 2003. The book was finished a while ago and today Rosalien was able to present it to Robin personally during a visit to his hotel. Rosalien travelled to München with her husband to go to Robins concert. She met him the day of the concert in his dressingroom and they decided to meet again today to hand over the book at the Hilton Hotel where Robin was staying in München. All about the meetings of Rosalien with Robin, the visit to the concert and of course the presentation of the Maurice Gibb Tribute Book at Robins hotel room: soon on this GSI website, with of course… nice photos!!
Lulu’s Tears For Maurice
Lulu was very surprised to see the clip she and Maurice had made before Mo’s death. Although Maurice and Lulu had their problems and decided to divorce they still were good friends.
Lulu was all smiles again today as she flew home from Belfast after shedding a tear on the UTV Kelly chat show.
It happened when Big Gerry surprised her with a clip of her singing with her ex-husband Maurice Gibb, the late Bee Gee, just six months before his death in January last year. Lulu was obviously moved by the video and Kelly took her hand and comforted her as her eyes filled up. “It’s the first time I’ve seen it,” she explained. “I still can’t believe that Maurice is dead at the age of 53. I was having this programme and I phoned him in America and asked him if he would appear with me. He said, yes, of course he would.” Later Lulu, whose 56th birthday is only days before she returns to Belfast to play the Waterfront on November 30, said: “Like all couples who have gone through a divorce we had our problems. But I still had great feelings for Maurice. We remained the best of friends and it was a shock to see the pair of us there on the screen singing together.” Before the unexpected screening of her moment with the Bee Gee who died of a heart attack in Miami, Lulu, whose latest CD is called Back on Track, had charmed the studio audience and Gerry. “She really is a wonderful person and entertainer and I didn’t mean to upset her,” he said. Tickets for Lulu at the Waterfront in November are still available at the usual Wonderland agencies and on Ticketmaster. Several of the new songs on her CD were written with her brother Billy Lawrie. See also this item on our Maurice Gibb Tribute Pages.
Marion: GSI 09/26/04
NEWS, September 22nd.
Edinho From Brasil Visits Robin
Do you remember the Brasilian singer of whom we reported shortly ago? see our News Report 31 August and The Maurice Gibb Tribute Pages.
Photo of Robin with Edinho during one of their meetings in Germany
We just received the news that Edinho indeed was able to travel to Germany and he met Robin several times and handed over his Maurice Tribute CD to him. In addition Edinho enjoyed three concerts of Robin while being in Germany. He managed to meet Robin twice and Robin was so kind to him Edinho proudly said. Also Edinho enjoyed the publication of his tribute song on this GSI site because while being in Germany lots of fans recognised him from our site and knew albout his tribute song which of course made him very happy. Robin was glad to get the tribute CD and The Gibb Brothers’ manager Dick Ashby mailed Edinho that he and Barry liked the song ‘Last Forever’ very much too. Something to be proud of and GSI wants to congratulate Edinho with his tribute song and his success. We hope being able to show you some photo material of Edinho and Robin soon.
Bee Gees Home For Sale
This week the the Bunnerong Road house, formerly inhabited by the Bee Gees, goes under the hammer. Yes, for upwards of $700,000 a three-bedroom Californian bungalow in Kingsford that housed the Gibb family from 1963 to 1966. See also our News report of May 30th.
Marion: GSI 09/22/04 (also thanks Claudio M).
NEWS, September 14th.
“The Dance Hall of Fame”
We already reported that The Bee Gees will be inducted into “The Dance Hall Of Fame” September 20th. Unfortunately Barry won’t be able to attend but the organisation still is discussing with Robins representative if there’ll be a possibility for Robin to shoot a video acceptance.
The Dutch Week Of The Seventies
Like several times before the Dutch Radio Station: Radio 2 is going to compile a Top 70 of the Seventies. So place your votes by going to the website address below. www.radio2.nl 1: At 1A and 1B you can look for an artist and a title. 2: you can here go through the entire list, to do this press on: TOON ALLE PLATEN (show all titles). If you’ve found your fave song than click on the orange button: VOEG TOE (add) (You can mention a certain artist only once) 3: you can here make your own choice. Good luck. The Top 70 will be aired on Dutch Radio 2 on October 8th
Marion: GSI 09/14/04
NEWS, September 10th.
Universal, The Netherlands
Universal Records in The Netherlands sent the following news for GSI: September 3 there were several Bee Gees albums re-released in The Netherlands in a low-budget series: “Mr. Natural”, “To Whom It May Concern”, “Trafalgar”, “Idea”, “Two Years On” and the “After Dark” album of Andy Gibb.
There are indeed plans also in The Netherlands to release a compilation CD of Bee Gees songs called: “Number Ones Of The Bee Gees” but this will not happen in The Netherlands we guess before next year. The CD will probably first be released in The States. The release in The Netherlands will be accompanied by a TV campaign including lots of nice BG clips of songs like “Night Fever”, “Staying Alive” etc. etc.
Next to that Universal The Netherlands will release a compilation CD of Number Ones of several artists including The Gibb song: “Night Fever”
On November 1 Universal will officially release in The Netherlands the Keppel Road DVD. At the moment there are no direct plans yet for re-releasing “Living Eyes”. Probably in the near future.
Allister will be one of the special guests during Robin’s tour in Germany www.alistair-griffin.co.uk
Robin in magazines and on TV!!
We hope you’ve seen the publications of Robin and Dwina in the German magazines: “Neue Woche”, “Das Neue Blatt” and “Frau Im Spiegel”.
Robin is also on TV regularly these days because his German tour is about to begin. September 4th. he was in “Leute Heute” on German TV and September 9th in the programme: “Anke Late Night” To watch his performance in this latest show: go to http://126.96.36.199
Earlier this week he taped a TV performance for BBC 2, as part of a week broadcasting in Liverpool. He’ll be a judge along with other celebrities in a songwriting competition of which the winner will be announced in October. Please visit: www.bbc.co.uk And in addition to that Robin has again taped a show for German TV. This time for the ARD show: “Brisant” this item will be broadcast September 16th. Take a look at: www.mdr.de/brisant
Brasilian Duo sings with Robin
The Brazilian duo Maicon & Marlon will release in 2005 a new version of “Please” ( in Portugese: Tantas Palavras) singing with Robin! It will be on their new album. A kind of cooperation the Bee Gees did in 1993 with the Brazilian duo José & Durval ?!
Marion: GSI 09/10/04
(thanks Claudio M., Marjorie L., Peter H. and Dirk W.)
NEWS, August 25st.
Win a signed Barry Gibb Guitar!
Miami Herald, August 22, 2004
“The Humane Society of Greater Miami” www.humanesocietymiami.org/ will have its first Play for Paws Las Vegas night to benefit homeless animals from 7-11pm. Nov. 19, at The Mayfair House in Coconut Grove.
The party will feature a Las Vegas style evening with roulette, craps and black jack, entertainment, dinner, a cigar bar and much more. Guests will play for prizes, including a one-week Interval International timeshare anywhere in the world, a weekend at Fisher Island with two rounds of golf, a $1,000 shopping spree and a champagne makeover party for 10 at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour, a watch by Bulgari Bal Harbour, and a BARRY GIBB signed guitar. Tickets are $100 and sponsorships are still available.
For more information, call Nicole Brown at 786-924-5216 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
“Stayin Alive Benefit Concert”
The Gibb Brothers have been asked for a possibility to cooperate with a yearly charity event in Australia called “The Stayin Alive Benefit Concert” to raise money for: “Here For Life”, an organisation which helps to raise much needed funds as well as the necessary awareness about the epidemic called “suicide” which has been destroying the lives of many of the Australian youth..
The idea is to use the mega hit ‘Stayin’ Alive’ from now on each year in the opening segment of the Stayin’ Alive Concert Event. In the same vein as the legendary Sir Elton John’s remake of his original Marilyn Monroe song: ‘Candle In The Wind’ for Lady Di, the Stayin Alive Benefit Concert Commitee would like to make a remake of “Stayin Alive” for some of Australia’s up-coming talents to cover the song and release it as a special edition single in Australia and make it the opening song for the yearly “Stayin Alive Concerts” which are always taking place in July. Let’s hope Barry and Robin will be able to somehow contribute to this ‘Here For Life’ organisation in Australia! If we find out more we’ll certainly report about it.
Robin on Tour in Germany
To remind you. Robin will be touring in Germany next month, see our earlier News items! We try and report about some of the concerts on this web site afterwards of course. This is a photo of the posters which are used in Germany to announce the concerts.
Edinho’s Tribute song: ‘Last Forever’
August 21st. we’ve already reported about this special Brasilian Tribute song to Mo but at that time there was no definite release date yet as it already had been postponed before. Now we’ve the info from Brasil that the release won’t be today either but next Monday on August 30th. Before Barry went to England last May, the song was sent to Dick Ashby, who promised to send it to Barry and Mo’s Family.
Marion: GSI 08/25/04
(thanks also to Marjorie and German BGO fanclub)
NEWS, July 16th.
Cover of new Gibb song by Sir Cliff
During a concert of Cliff Richard at Cardiff Castle on July 11th. Cliff did one of his Gibb compositions with Barry on backing vocals (tape). The show was broad cast live on most local BBC radio stations in the U.K. GSI has made for you a sound clip of Cliff’s performance in Cardiff while singing the Barry Gibb song:
“I Cannot Give You My Love”. Barry is singing backing vocals on tape.
I hope you like it:
click here for the sound clip.
Marion: GSI 07/16/04 (also thanks Fiona W.)
NEWS, July 7th.
Robin in Washington
Robin was one of the performers during the huge 4th of July Event in Washington. A number of fans had been able to travel to the capitol to watch Robin. Robin did a solo performance during the first part of the Capitol 4th. Celebration. He was dressed in a black baseball cap, dark blue glasses, black leather jacket, red t-shirt and black pants. The songs he did were: “Jive Talkin”, “How Deep Is Your Love” and “Stayin’ Alive”. It was both strange and difficult for fans to see Robin perform on stage alone and he must have felt the same.
The Event according to the Washington Post: www.wcfcourier.com
(also thanks Marjorie L.)
Holiday Time For GSI / BGFC-Europe
It’s holiday time again and this means that during the months of July and August there won’t be as much web site updates as usual, there won’t be as much mailings send out and we aren’t able to keep updated on answering all mail in time. This because also we will have our summer holiday the coming period. Sorry for that. But we do what we can.
To all of you: have a great summer holiday too!!
Marion: GSI 07/07/04
NEWS, June 29th.
Bunbury Match Auction
27th June saw another memorable Bunburys cricket event punctuated with sunshine & showers in leafy Surrey. Without a doubt the highlight of the afternoon was a salubrious match auction which included some very special items donated by Barry Gibb & a week in a luxury villa in Provence. Although Barry was not able to attend the match at Albury Cricket Club, he kindly donated an autographed guitar and framed Bee Gees record sleeve plus photograph, also fully signed and endorsed. The lot sold for £1,300 with all proceeds in aid of the Bunbury Under 15 ESCA cricket and Albury Junior Cricket Club. As ever, a charismatic David English captained the game, which also featured Sir Trevor McDonald, Alistair Griffin, Leslie Grantham and Rudolph Walker.
(thanks: Stephanie Thorburn)
AFI’s 100 years…100 songs
“The top movie songs of all time”
The list was revealed Tuesday, June 22nd. in a three-hour CBS special hosted by disco-era musical god John Travolta. Stayin’ Alive has a beautiful number 9 position.
See the Top Ten list of best movie songs below:
1. “Over the Rainbow,” The Wizard of Oz
2. “As Time Goes By,” Casablanca
3. “Singin’ in the Rain,” Singin’ in the Rain
4. “Moon River,” Breakfast at Tiffany’s
5. “White Christmas,” Holiday Inn
6. “Mrs. Robinson,” The Graduate
7. “When You Wish Upon A Star,” Pinocchio
8. “The Way We Were,” The Way We Were
9. “Stayin’ Alive,” Saturday Night Fever
10. “The Sound of Music,” The Sound of Music
Robin at Hollywood Bowl
Friday June 25 Robin performed at the Hollywood Bowl, in Hollywood, California. Together with a number of other celebrities he re-opened the 82-year-old Hollywood Bowl. After nearly 75 years, the shell of the outdoor theater was revamped for the fourth time in its history. Opening night inducted Hall of Fame inductees violinist Sarah Chang, composer Henry Mancini and Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson. Robin Gibb , singer Josh Groban and others performed with a characteristic fireworks display. fireworks display. Robin performed “How Deep Is Your Love”.
Read more at: www.zap2it.com
(thanks also Marjorie L.)
New Album By Robin
Robin’s working on an album of duets, no details available as to who just yet, and it is being put together with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. The album is planned to be distributed world wide and will feature old and new duets. That’s all the info we have at the moment.
Human Nature are set to release their second single on July 26th. a re-working of the original Barry Gibb/Barbara Streisand classic ‘Guilty (One In a Million)’. With plenty of rich R&B grooves, and guest vocals from MC Kelly KAE and another very special mystery guest vocalist (??)
Read more: www.humannature.tv
Marion: GSI 06/29/04
NEWS, June 2th.
Barry Gibb at Bunburys Cricket Event
30th May, Imber Surrey U.K. Today although the rain sometimes poured out of the sky was again a day for many, many true Bee Gees fans to get in touch with one of their favourites as Barry visited the Cricket Event today as planned and also took time to sign what ever fans had to sign for him. David English had done a great job organising the afternoon. And a music journalist was present to report for us and soon you’ll find her report on this website of course. The occasion was actually quite moving. Barry was at the event with most of his family (Steve wasn’t there) and he and Linda looked very natural and great. Also Yvonne was there.
Soon more about this Event and of course more photos!!
See also: www.rexfeatures.com
Marion: GSI 06/02/04
NEWS, May 30th.
The Gibb House in Maroubra
Premier Bob Carr of New South Wales in Australia unveiled a plaque at the old three-bedroom, California-style red brick bungalow. The house where the Gibb family lived in Maroubra between 1963 and 1966 at the Bunnerong Road. “The Bee Gees are part of our nation’s musical history and they deserve this honour,” Mr Carr said. The inscription of the plaque reads:
Read The story at: www.smh.com.au/articles
Marion: GSI 05/30/04
NEWS, May 20th.
Robins tour plans with band and orchestra
Next to the concert planned in Berlin September 21st – 2004 www.tempodrom.de there’s also a concert planned for the German city of Bonn for September 18 – 2004 at the Museumhof more shows will follow like for instance on September 20th. – 2004 in Frankfurt at the Jahrhunderdhalle. For info also visit: www.kartenhaus.de and www.ticketonline.de So far there are no shows planned for The Netherlands.
Below some planned but not yet confirmed dates and places.
17/09/04 – Stuttgart/Liederhalle
18/09/04 – Bonn/Museumshof (open air/no seats)
20/09/04 – Frankfurt/Jahrhunderthalle
21/09/04 – Berlin/Tempodrom
22/09/04 – Dresden/Kulturpalast
24/09/04 – Bremen/Halle 7
25/09/04 – München/Philharmony
26/09/04 – Bamberg/Forum
Marion: GSI 05/20/04
NEWS, May 18th.
Robin’s tour plans
Next to the concert planned in Berlin www.tempodrom.de there’s also a concert planned for the German city of Bonn for September 18 – 2004 and probalby more shows will follow in Germany. Take a look at: www.kartenhaus.de So far there are no shows planned for The Netherlands as far as we know.
Note: mentioned concerts are not confirmed yet but ticket selling has started already for instance the concert in Berlin.
Tea with Robin Gibb
According to IcBerkshire: Robin Gibb made a special appearance at an auction held at Englemere in Ascot for the Paul Bevan Cancer Foundation. He had agreed to have tea with a successful bidder and this lot alone raised £3,900. Robin mingled with excited bidders and said: “It is great to be back in Ascot, this really was my stamping ground in earlier days. My children Spencer and Melissa were born in Heatherwood Hospital.” Robin said he was delighted so many people wanted to have tea with him, but admitted: “If I was able to choose who I would like to have tea with it would be Sir Bob Geldof. At least I would not have to dress up.”
Read the article: http://icberkshire.icnetwork.co.uk
Marion: GSI 05/18/04
NEWS, May 1st
Moving tribute to Maurice
According to South Manchester Reporter Co UK: The Bee Gees are coming back to their Chorlton roots to pay tribute to their brother Maurice who died last year. A new recording studio in Corlton – Manchester will be named in Maurice’s memory on Wednesday, May 12. Read the full report at: www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk
AFI’s 100 years … 100 songs: America’s greatest music in the movies
Press Release Source: American Film Institute
Press Release Source: American Film Institute Two-Time Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner John Travolta to Host ‘AFI’s 100 YEARS 100 SONGS: AMERICA’S GREATEST MUSIC IN THE MOVIES,’ A New Entertainment Special Counting Down the Greatest Songs in American Movies, Tuesday, June 22 on the CBS Television Network During the broadcast, the confidential list of 100 songs will be revealed by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Those scheduled to be interviewed for the special include Clay Aiken, Debbie Allen, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Boyle, Keith Carradine, Cyd Charisse, Betty Comden, Bill Conti, Celine Dion, Michael Feinstein, Art Garfunkel, Barry Gibb, Marvin Hamlisch, Isaac Hayes, Angela Lansbury, Baz Luhrmann, Brian McKnight, Rob Marshall, Bill Medley, Rita Moreno, Rosie Perez, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Simon, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Warrens, Andy Williams and Hans Zimmer. For more details visit: http://biz.yahoo.com
Fan Meeting New Zealand
During the last weekend of May there will be a fan meeting organized in New Zealand. It is the second meeting. The first was at the same time last year. Last years event attracted around 30 fans and this year will be similar. The days events include: On the evening of the 28th A meet and greet. And on the 29th, A full day spent in a conference room. Trivia games, karaoke, rare video footage and heaps of give aways. Evening meal together and back for more karaoke in the evening after a few drinks! It will be held in Rotorua Rotorua is in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand and is famous for its natural hot pools. For more details write to Darrin: email@example.com
(With thanks; Darrin Mitchell)
David English has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University which he will be receiving this summer on July 9th, with Ray Davies, fashion designer Mary Quant and film producer Lord Puttnam.
Marion: GSI 05/01/04
NEWS, April 20th.
Tea with Robin
Like we’ve mentioned before; Robin has agreed to support the Paul Bevan Cancer Foundation in the UK, which supports hospice care for cancer patients. Having tea with him includes, besides tea, of course, having your photo taken with him and you will receive some signed memorabilia and a goody bag. Do note that the current bid on this is £3000 (or about U.S. $5400)! Robin is Lot 59.
At long last, the Brothers will be receiving their CBE’s! The Palace has confirmed the date of May 27, 2004 for the ceremony. There will be many other people who will be receiving honours that day, and at this point, we do not know exactly where the Brothers will be receiving their awards. It will be in London, but the place has not been decided, nor do we know who will be giving the awards, Her Majesty the Queen or Prince Charles. This of course is an extremely private ceremony, but we’ll hear about it, for sure!
Also officially confirmed now the fact that the three brothers are being honored by the University of Manchester with honorary Doctorate of Music degrees!!! These will be presented to the Brothers during the Universities private graduation ceremony there. So then it will be: “Dr. Gibb, CBE”!
Manchester studio named after Mo
Also in Manchester, one of the Performing Arts schools there will be naming their brand new recording studio for our beloved Maurice! What a fitting tribute to someone who loved the studio workings so much.!!
Gibbs On Broadway
Barry and Robin have been approached about the possibility of doing a Broadway musical, as well! The company broaching the idea is a major company, so things do look good from the beginning. Barry and Robin will be meeting with a writer this summer to discuss ideas and plans, and see what they can come up with. At this point, we don’t know if the thought is to have a stand-alone plot, which happens to use all Bee Gees’ music (as is the case with the music of Abba in “Mamma Mia”), or if they are thinking of more of a biographical-type of show. At any rate, it is usually several years from an idea being born to realization as a show on stage, but we’ll keep you posted!
Cliff sings Bee Gees
Like we’ve mentioned before, Cliff Richard recorded a couple of songs with Barry on backing vocals, “How Many Sleeps” and “I Cannot Give You My Love” and Cliff has been performing a series of concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall (April 3-24), and has been performing “I Cannot Give You My Love” during these shows. He is using Barry’s backing vocals in the show, and it is receiving great attention! William Hooper of the International Cliff Richard Fan Club says that Another new song, “The Day That I Stop Loving You” is a strong ballad. As he sings this, there are long strips of light on the stage behind him. Cliff then talks of being in America and the Bee Gees spotting him. He asked them if they had any songs for him. “I Cannot Give You My Love” is written by Barry and Ashley Gibb, and is a typical Bee Gees song – high notes from the backing singers, great guitar, the chorus— —“I cannot give you my love’, no matter how hard I try. Anything you say and do, to send me away, always be in your world. To the moon and back, and back, and back, I cannot give you my love…but I do.”— It’s catchy, and fans are already singing this on first hearing. The type of song is like the Bee Gees’ 1978 hit “Too Much Heaven”. So this should be a hit and it sounds very promising, right? We don’t yet know if Cliff will be including this on his new CD, or whether he will make it a single release, again, we’ll let you know as soon as we do!
Ana Gazzola of Brazil is recording an entire CD of Bee Gees music.
the band of which we mentioned before has their new CD ready for release in Australia on April 26. According to some, only the limited edition, 2-CD version will have *both* “Guilty” and “Love Is Blind” (though HMV indicates otherwise). The single disk version will only have “Love Is Blind”. You can pre-order the CD at websites such as www.hmv.com.au .
a long-time Bee Gees’ friend has also recorded “Love Is Blind” as his new single in Australia!
Marion: GSI 04/20/04
NEWS, April 1st.
The date for the Brothers to pick up their CBE’s still has not been decided. They are hoping to pick them up in May, but the Palace in London still has not confirmed the date.
There has been a report that the Brothers might be given honorary doctorate degrees. At this point, this is something that has been mentioned, but it is NOT confirmed at all. It’s strictly something that has been “floated” around as an idea.
Barry helping with demo material
Barry has been working, as a favor to a friend, with a friend’s daughter, helping her put together some demo material. Nothing official, just helping out a friend.
The band from Australia: “Human Nature” recently recorded the Gibb composition: “Guilty”. It is a bonus track for their new album: “Walk The Tightrope”. On this album also another previously unreleased Gibb song: “Love Is Blind”.
More details: http://www.undercover.com.au/
Marion: GSI 04/01/04
News, February 17th.
Dear BGFC members;
We herewith like to announce the following; Due to problems with our president of the BGFCtm fan club we like you to update as follows; The President of BGFC must undergo medical treatment (surgery) on her back, after having had health problems for quite some time already. Next to that she was so unfortunately to break a leg recently. For those reasons we like to state that new memberships and all material which was to be send out to new members and renewals and the issue of the next Dimensions will be delayed for at least several months more. We from BGFC Europe can not guarantee that new members will have a quick reaction for that time period, we hope that the period we mentioned will be shorter, and if so we will let you all know immediately. The club will continue that is confirmed and meanwhile we’ll continue sending out BGFC-(Europe) mailings and Hot Mails Letters etc. if neccessary but as you all understand the health of our President of BGFC is given priority. As soon as we have more information we will contact you, for the time being we ask you for understanding for this situation.
Many greetings from
Barry Gibb performance
On January 23rd. Barry performed at the Let It Rain Gala, hosted by Lea and Roy Black. This was to benefit the Bay Point School in Key Biscayne, Miami. The Bay Point School is a boarding school program for students with behaviour problems Below the confirmed playlist of the songs Barry did during this performance:
“Be Bob A Lula”
“To Love Somebody”
“I Can’t Stop Loving You”
“Stayin’Alive / You Should Be Dancing”
Birthday John Travolta
February 8th. John Travolta became fifty years old and many celebrities were present at his party in Mexico. Below there’s an article from Anatova about this birthday party and next week probably People’s Magazine will pay attention to it also with pictures etc.
Carly Simon sings ‘You Fly Planes’ to Travolta
Tom Cruise has presented John Travolta with a peanut butter and chocolate aeroplane cake at his surprise 50th birthday party in Mexico.Cruise was one of 280 of Travolta’s friends at the party in Los Cabos organised by Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston and Oprah Winfrey.Barbra Streisand sang Happy Birthday to Travolta in the Marilyn Monroe to JFK-style, and Carly Simon changed the lyrics to her hit You’re So Vain to You Fly Planes. There were other musical tributes from Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett and Robin Gibb, who performed Travolta’s favorite song, “How Deep Is Your Love”. An emotional Travolta said: “It was my wish to have everyone I love in one room together.”Other famous friends at the bash included Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Sylvester Stallone and Dan Aykroyd. Travolta was visibly stunned when he arrived at the resort for what he thought was a golf tournament to see one famous face after another. After the party, Kelly Preston said: “My highlight was watching Oprah doing tequila shots. It was great and my husband looks really good,”
The Taiwanese trio “S.H.E.” formed by: Selina, Hebe and Elle recorded a version of the Gibb composition: “I.O.I.O.”
This is one of the tracks on their album: Super Star, released last August and it became number one in Taiwan. You can listen to “I.O.I.O.” by the trio “S.H.E”: here 1145 Kb.
Marion: GSI 02/17/04
News, January 9th.
Maurice Gibb Tribute, January 12th Miami Beach.
There has been contact with the owner of Jimmy’s Diner (the restaurant Mo used to go to a lot): see Family News January 13th. 2003). Bee Gees fan Phillis had a very nice talk with him to get this info for the GSI readers. Jimmy is going to have a tribute set up himself at the table that Maurice used to sit at next Monday. He welcomes Bee Gees fans but wants to mention: his establisment is not too big! Unless fans come there for a candle light vigil early in the morning (he opens at 6.30 a.m.) While it is still dark enough to work, he is not opened at night. (He closes at 4.00 p.m.). So if fans want to visit throughout the day or maybe perhaps (if they do not mind getting up soo early!) go there in the morning for the vigil. Or at least patronize his establishment throughout the day. And if each person lets him know they are a BeeGees fan and thank him for the tribute. If someone would like to take pictures please send them over to GSI: firstname.lastname@example.org to print it on the web site. This will be a good opportunity to share this event with all the other fans!
Jimmy’s Diner, the place where Maurice always used to come, is situated in
Miami Beach at: 7201 Biscayne Blvd.
Another thing is Phillis has contacted one of her local radio stations: DJ, Mason Dixon. of radio station WRBQ, oldies 104.7 in Tampa, Florida, U.S.A. ( it goes almost to Sarasota, south of Tampa. Unfortunately it is too far for Miami, but hopefully other stations will pay attention to Mo as well)
This is a part of Mason’s answer by mail to Phillis:
Great idea and we will certainly pay our respects to Maurice. He and the brothers made a lot of great music
Of course everywhere else in the world BG fans can also light their candle for Mo, observe a minute of silence reflecting on the wonderful, happy, kind things that Mo did and does bring to this world.! Please, if you can, do this at 7:00 PM, Miami time on Monday, Janury 12th. While not the exact time, this is a time that would be appropriate for Miami.
Another suggestion to meet for a minute of silence and / or a candle light vigil would be: “Maurice Gibb Memorial Park” around 7 p.m. Miami time.
Terri mentions: “after that, everyone is invited to join fans in the #bee-gees chat room on IRC, to remember and celebrate Mo.” For complete instructions on the chat room, visit http://pub36.ezboard.com and see the first topic on the message board there. Hopefully many of you will join.
Robin in British charts
Like mentioned before Robin and Alistair entered the British charts and debuted at #5 This Sunday is when the next chart debuts. If you know anyone who has not yet purchased the single, please encourage them to go to www.hmv.co.uk to do so! This will help the second week numbers!
Barry’s program during the Ball will be titled “Swinging on a Star” The invitations for the Love and Hope Ball have not yet been mailed, so we (the BGFCtm club) do not yet have further information for fans as to how many seats will be available for fans. We will let you know as soon as Terri receives more info on this!!
Tribute To The Bee Gees – Australia
We mentioned you about this Australian project before: Evan Webster is running a show called “The Very Best of the Bee Gees” based on the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia. They perform the Bee Gees Tribute to audiences all over Australia in Clubs, Entertainment Centres and outdoor concerts and also have been nominated and become Award finalists in Australia for their tribute to the Bee Gees Gold Radio Productions has produced these shows for the Local, National and International market. Video and audio for the Very Best of the Bee Gees Show is now accessable Please visit the website for details (still under contruction)
Marion: GSI 01/09/04
(also thanks Phillis and Terri)
NEWS, December 16th.
Robin and mother Barbara tell their story in Hello Magazine (U.K. December 21st).
Almost 2 years after the unexpected death of Maurice Gibb at the age of 53, his family are still reeling from the shock. “For me, everthing dates from when Maurice died” declares his twin brother and fellow Bee Gee, Robin.”It’s my personal 9/11″. His mother Barbara is also struggling with the loss of her son. “I do my crying at night” she admits. “During the day you have to carry on. You have to be strong for your family.” As much as the Gibb family has enjoyed musical success, wealth and fame in the past four decades, it has also endured its share of sadness and loss.
Click here for the complete story.
(credits: Hello Magazine)
“I Cannot Give You My Love”
Cliff had success with his Gibb song during The Royal Variety Performance 2004, BBC 1 ( December 15th.). Lots of people in the U.K. saw this show and hopefully it’ll bring this song in the U.K. chart with success.
The Bee Gees Story
The earlier announced Bee Gees programme at New Years Eve on Dutch TV is called The Bee Gees Story and will be on Dutch telly from 22.25 until 23.30 hours (Dutch Time) on the RTL 5 channel.
Marion: GSI 12/16/04 (thanks also Peter H.)
NEWS, December 11th.
Paintball Commander’s Cup 2005
The National Professional Paintball League and Pure Promotions are pleased to announce the 2005 NPPL Super 7 Paintball Commander’s Cup will be held November 4 – 6, 2005 on the grounds of the breathtaking Bicentennial Park in Miami, Florida. Bicentennial Park is located in the heart of downtown Miami, on beautiful Biscayne Bay.
The Commander’s Cup is an annual tournament dedicated to the late Maurice Gibb of legendary music group The Bee Gees. Gibb, known to many as the greatest ambassador of our sport, called Miami his home. It was his vision to hold the greatest event of all time, The Commander’s Cup, in this fine city. Read here the whole article: www.68caliber.com
More about Maurice and his love for paintball you can find in the Paintball 2Xtremes Magazine: http://www.pb2x.com
Get Down Disco
December 4th. there was the PBS Special on TV (U.S.A.) of about 2 ½ hours about Disco with new performances and archival footage of course from artists like The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Leo Sayer and hosted by KC and the Sunshine Band. Many fans saw the show and sent their reports like Phillis:
It was a lovely tribute to The Bee Gees with amongst others: film shots of Karen Lynn Gorney as she stood along the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn, where she and John Travolta had filmed scenes from Saturday Night Fever.There were film shots of Robin from a 1978 interview talking about how they had written the S.N.F. songs while they were in France, trying to write for their own album. www.discostepbystep.com
Robin Gibb on Christmas Glory from Wales
This one hour Christmas concert features performances of classics by Montserrat, Robin Gibb and others. The show was filmed at Llandaff Cathedral and Cardiff Castle in Wales, Great Britain. And will be shown is several different countries around the world like:
Australia, December 13 www.ovationchannel.com.au
And Canada December 14 www.bravo.ca
Marion: GSI 12/11/04 (also thanks to Phillis)
NEWS, December 2nd.
Barry will be joining “Hands in Health”
Barry has offered his support to the Joining “Hands In Health” campaign, along with a number of other celebrities including Sir Trevor McDonald, Jamie Oliver and Chris Tarrant. Campaign founder, Dounne Alexander traced around Barry’s hand so that his print might be added to the growing number of contributing celebrities. It is hoped that there will be a national “health exhibition” held in London by 2007, to celebrate the end of the campaign. People are therefore invited to join in by submitting their own ‘hand- tracing templates’.
“Joining Hands In Health” co-ordinate a number of charitable projects and aim to reach a target of £ 1 million for “The Little Haven Children’s Hospice” and “The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust”, by 2007. The patron of the trust is Eastenders star Rudolph Walker.
For further details or to contribute ideas on raising awareness for these charities, please e-mail “Joining Hands In Health”: – email@example.com
(Submitted by Stephanie Thorburn)
Marion: GSI 12/02/04
(special thanks Stephanie Thorburn)
NEWS, December 1st.
European Robin Gibb Concerts
The concert plans in Europe for Robin of Spring 2005 have been changed and probably now Robin will give these shows around autumn 2005. Lucky for all those fans who had already bought tickets like for instance for the concert in Münster, Germany as people will be able to use the already bought tickets for the concert lateron next year.
Marion: GSI 12/01/04
NEWS, November 23rd.
At the moment on line ticket sales have stopped for the Münster concert of May 3rd. 2005 because, like GSI already warned about, things are not confirmed yet by management.
Marion 25 November
Robin In Concert!!
Everyone who’d like to see Robin in concert again we can now inform you that another concert is planned (if and when more performances will be given in Europe we do not know at this point but we’ll surely inform you a.s.a.p.) Tickets are on sale now for the concert of May 3rd. 2005. The concert will be held in Münster (Westfalen), Germany at the Halle Mùnsterland. The first few rows we believe are already sold out. For tickets you can call in Germany: +251-6094910. For more info surf to www.halle-muensterland.de.
Attention: concert not confirmed yet by managment at this point
Marion: GSI 11/23/04
(Thanks to Bee Gees fanclub Germany).
NEWS, November 20th.
BBC Children In Need Charity
Yesterday Robin was guest on “Children In Need” He presented a cheque with singer Katie Melua. We already reported on GSI about the song-writing master class with Robin you could bid on for this Children In Need charity. This master class finally was sold for 26,000 British Pounds to Mike Dawson from York, England. Concerning Katie, one could bid on a special half-hour acoustic set at your own home for you and your family and friends. She also gave a signed guitar. This private Katie concert was sold for 30.000 English Pounds. For more info about Katie surf to http://web25.s4.typo3server.com
Robin in Channel 4 show
December 3 Robin is going to make an appearance at the Channel 4 show: Richard And Judy (U.K.). More about this show at: www.channel4.com
Re-releases of Bee Gees CD`s
Universal has informed us that in The Netherlands two Bee Gees cd’s will be re released on January 14th. 2005. “Bee Gees First” and “Livin’ Eyes”!!
Marion: GSI 11/20/04 (thanks P. Hofman)