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Barry e Robin a NY: Rock n' Roll e TV
(di Enzo , 16/03/2010 @ 12:01:54, in Dal web, linkato 7783 volte)
Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb, New York, 15 marzo 2010

Barry Gibb e Robin Gibb hanno introdotto gli ABBA nella prestigiosa "Rock n'roll hall of fame", associazione che celebra gli artisti più importanti della scena rock. I Bee Gees fanno parte della "Rock n'roll hall of fame"dal 1997.

La cerimonia di introduzione si è svolta ieri 15 marzo a New York, al Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Barry e Robin hanno consegnato il premio a Frida Prinsessan Reuss e Benny Andersson degli Abba. Erano assenti gli altri due componenti originari degli Abba, Björn Ulvaeus, e Agnetha Fältskog.

   
Barry e Robin saranno ospiti oggi 16 marzo del popolare programma televisivo "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", in onda sulla NBC. Jimmy Fallon e Justin Timberlake hanno impersonato varie volte Barry e Robin nel corso di fortunatissimi e gettonatissimi sketch comici sui fratelli Gibb ("Barry Gibb talk show").
   
Nel corso della loro permanenza a New York, oltre all'apparizione televisiva ed alla relativa intervista al "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", Barry e Robin probabilmente concederanno altre interviste. Eventuali aggiornamenti saranno pubblicati appena disponibili
   
Barry e Robin hanno preso parte alla conferenza stampa che ha preceduto l'evento ed alla successiva cena di gala. Nella foto, l'attrice Meryl Streep (protagonista del successo cinematografico "Mamma mia!", che prende il nome da una delle più famose canzoni degli Abba ) insieme a Barry Gibb nel corso della cena di gala.
   
IN INGLESE:
Il resoconto della presentazione del premio agli Abba alla cerimonia di introduzione nella Rock n'roll hall of fame (New York, 15 marzo 2010) (da robingibb.com) ed il comunicato stampa della partecipazione dei fratelli Gibb al "Late night with Jimmy Fallon" (Fonte: "Radio Business Report")

The speech for ABBA, by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb, at the Rock n'roll hall of fame 2010 induction ceremony, New York, 15 march 2010 (from robingibb.com)

BARRY GIBB
Where does history begin....
In April 1974, my wife Linda and I were watching the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST in
London, when for the first time we witnessed a young group called ABBA singing their song for Sweden.
The song was called "Waterloo", and with this new powerful sound ABBA not only won the
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST that night, but claimed the hearts of millions of people all over the world including Linda and I. ROBIN GIBB
The ABBA phenomenon marched on as AGNETHA, ANNI FRIO, BJORN, and BENNY
carved out their own territory in the incredible landscape of popular music.
 
ROBIN GIBB
Cream always rises to the top and great music is forever and not just the product of the time it was written. ABBA's music, harmonies, and melodies are in one word-timeless and they
are as perennial as the grass... we smoke. There work reaches out to future generations
yet to be born and are music's jewel in the crown. With music like: "SOS", "MAMMA MIA", FERNANDO", "TAKE A CHANCE ON ME", "WINNER TAKES IT ALL", "I HAVE A DREAM", "KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU", "NAME OF THE GAME" and of course the NO.1 song in the U.S. and everywhere else, "DANCING QUEEN."

BARRY GIBB
ABBA had now become a real force to be reckoned with. Their creative vision and
collaboration as a group between 1972 and 1982 has inspired many other young artists to
have the same dream.
BARRY GIBB
To make records like ABBA. To write songs which BENNY and BJORN have shown us can include pathos, romanticism, social commentary, and sensuality. Their curiosity for
the new technologies in recording were obviously present and represented by their multi
tracking adventures both vocally and instrumentally. By 1982, ABBA the group
AGNETHA, ANNI FRID, BJORN and BENNY ended their incredible journey, their individual lives had taken their own twists and turns.

ROBIN GIBB
But for us, and fans all over the world, ABBA has remained a vital part of our lives.
Their music will live forever. It permeates all around us in so many places.
Movies like: "PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT" and "MURIEL'S WEDDING" will
always serve to remind us of the wonderful music they made. And in fact 200 years from
now, they'll still be singing ABBA songs hopefully along with ours.

BARRY GIBB
BENNY and BJORN went on to work with SIR TIM RICE on the musical "CHESS" highlighting the relevance of their songs in musicals. In1999
their music was adapted for London and Broadway, and has become incredibly
successful in its own right. "MAMMA MIA" the musical.
Then, of course came "MAMMA MIA" the movie... with the incredible performance by
Meryl Streep who's with us tonight to celebrate ABBA.
This just shows you that the music stays with us. It connects us through all kinds of change,
some small and some great. We even have a Swedish branch of the family now and we're
really proud of that.

ROBIN GIBB
31 years ago, we sang with ABBA at the United Nations for a "GIFT OF SONG" in support of UNICEF. We came together to help the children of the world. It was an inspiring night and it's good to be together again.

BARRY GIBB
So you see, tonight was meant to be. It is a very magical night!!!
There is something in the air tonight!!! To the "DANCING QUEEN" long may she reign.
To ANNI FRID, BENNY BJORN, and AGNETHA.
It is our greatest personal honor and privilege to be chosen to induct ABBA into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME and on behalf of all of us, "THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC."
 
Bee Gees on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", 16 march 2010 (Press release) (from "Radio Business Report" )
 

On Tuesday, March 16th, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" is proud to welcome Barry and Robin Gibb from the most successful trio in pop history, the Bee Gees.

Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Bee Gees' musical beginnings. Since then, the trio has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, won both the Lifetime Achievement (2000) and Legend Awards (2003) from the Recording Academy, seven Grammy Awards, BMI Icon Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 BRIT Awards. Ultimate Bee Gees: The 50th Anniversary Collection was released last fall and Mythology , a 4-CD set curated and produced by Barry and Robin and featuring an individual disc for all four Gibb brothers, will be released on November 16th.

Tuesday will mark the brothers' first appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”


 Barry & Robin in NY: Rock n' Roll and TV

Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb have introduced ABBA in the prestigious "Rock n 'roll hall of fame", an association that celebrates the most important artists of the rock scene. The Bee Gees are part of the "Rock n 'roll hall of fame since 1997.
The ceremony of introduction took place yesterday in New York March 15, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Barry and Robin have presented the award to  Frida Reuss Prinsessan and Benny Andersson of Abba. 
The other two original members of ABBA, Björn Ulvaeus, and Agnetha Fältskog were missing.
Barry and Robin will be the guests today March 16 of the popular television program "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", that will be aired on NBC.
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake have played several times the role of Barry and Robin in many sketches about the brothers Gibb ("Barry Gibb talk show").
During their stay in New York, in addition to the appearance on television and the interview with "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Barry and Robin probably will make further interviews.
Any updates will be published as soon as available
Barry and Robin attended the press conference that preceded the event and the subsequent dinner gala.
In the photo, the actress Meryl Streep (star of the blockbuster "Mamma Mia!", Which takes its name from one of the most popular songs of Abba) along with Barry Gibb at the gala dinner.