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(di Enzo , 15/11/2009 @ 18:24:04, in N.D.R. (Note Del redattore), linkato 1311 volte)

Sono passati 11 anni dal 15 novembre 1998, quando "Bee Gees Italy", il sito italiano dei Bee Gees, esordiva nel web.

Un grande ringraziamento va ai tantissimi visitatori che continuano ad apprezzare questo sito!

Bee Gees Italy is 11 today

11 years ago (15 november 1998), the Italian Bee Gees website ("Bee Gees Italy") entered the internet.

Many thanks to all the visitors that appreciate this website!

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(di Enzo , 29/10/2009 @ 10:49:29, in Dal web, linkato 2025 volte)

sundaytimes Barry e Robin Gibb hanno programmato una serie di apparizioni televisive (delle quali alcune in diretta dal vivo) ed una serie di interviste in concomitanza con l'uscita della raccolta "Ultimate Bee Gees", prevista per il prossimo 2 novembre. Lo scorso 24 ottobre l'edizione domenicale del quotidiano inglese "Times" (Sunday Times) ha pubblicato un'intervista ai due fratelli. L'intervista (ed un sondaggio) è disponibile su

Si inizia Il 31 ottobre con la presenza nella popolare trasmissione televisiva inglese "Strictly come dancing", in onda su BBC1 a partire dalle 19.50. La trasmissione dovrebbe essere disponibile tramite l'iPlayer del sito della BBC ( ) . Barry e Robin canteranno dal vivo in diretta "You should be dancing".

Il giorno 1 novembre i fratelli Gibb appariranno sulla CBS, nel corso del programma "Sunday Morning", che prevederà una sezione dedicata ai Bee Gees, con un'intervista (registrata) a Barry e Robin.

Il 3 novembre sarà la volta di due interviste televisive trasmesse in Inghilterra. La mattina si inizia con la televisione inglese ITV, sul canale GMTV (l'intervista sarà poi disponibile sul sito web del canale televisivo ( ) . Durante il pomeriggio SKY UK trasmetterà un'altra intervista con i due Gibb. Si tratta in entrambi i casi di interviste pre-registrate.

Un'altra apparizione (questa volta dal vivo ed in diretta TV) è prevista il 17 novembre,  quando Robin e Barry si esibiranno nel corso del seguitissimo show della televisione americana ABC, "Dancing with the stars".

Il 18 novembre la televisione tedesca Kabel Eins dedicherà la popolare trasmissione "Number One!" ai Bee Gees, e nel corso del programma sarà trasmessa una intervista (registrata) a Robin e Barry. Recentemente "Number One!" ha visto le presenze degli U2 e dei Bon Jovi.

I Gibb hanno inoltre concesso altre interviste in Inghilterra (Daily Mirror e Daily Telegraph), in Germania (Welt Am Sontag, Bunte, ZDF radio e Cable One), Australia (Sunrise), USA (saranno in seguito precisate) e Giappone (Nihon TV, Fugi TV, Music e Nikkei).

Secondo quanto dichiarato da Robin, Barry è arrivato il 28 ottobre in Inghilterra, dove resterà per quasi due settimane. I due Gibb concederanno altre interviste (giornali, radio e TV) proprio in questi giorni in cui anche Barry sarà in Inghilterra. Ulteriori dettagli su queste interviste ed altre iniziative di Robin e Barry saranno rese note quanto prima.

(Fonti: ,, google news )

Barry and Robin: TV and interviews to promote "Ultimate Bee Gees"

Barry and Robin Gibb have planned a series of television appearances (some live) and a series of interviews in conjunction with the release of the "Ultimate Bee Gees" collection, planned for the next 2 November. The last 24 October the sunday edition of the English newspaper "Times" (Sunday Times) has published an interview with two brothers. The interview (and a Bee Gees poll) is available on

You begin on 31 October with the presence in the English popular broadcast  "Strictly as dancing" aired on BBC1 from 19.50 (GMT +1) . The show should be available through the site of the BBC iPlayer ( . Barry and Robin will sing live "You should be dancing".

Day 1 November, Gibb brothers will appear on the CBS during the "Sunday Morning" programme, that will provide a section dedicated to the Bee Gees, with an interview (pretaped) Barry and Robin.

3 November will be the time of two television interviews transmitted in England. The morning begins with English television ITV, channel GMTV (the interview is then available on the website of the television channel ( During the afternoon SKY UK will pass an interview with the two Gibb. It is in both cases of pretaped interviews.

An appearance (this time live in TV) is planned on 17 November, when Robin and Barry perform ongoing very popular American television ABC show, "Dancing with the stars" .

On 18 November German television Kabel Eins will dedicate the popular transmission "Number One!" to the Bee Gees, and in the course of the show will be aired an interview (registered) with Robin and Barry. "Number One!" has recently dedicated to U2 and Bon Jovi.

The Gibb have also granted other interviews in England (Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph), Germany (Welt Am Sontag, Bunte, radio ZDF and Cable One), Australia (Sunrise), USA (will be soon specified) and in Japan (Nihon TV, Fugi TV, Music and Nikkei).

As stated by Robin, Barry arrived on  28 October in England, where will remain for almost two weeks. The two Gibb will grant other interviews (newspapers, radio and TV) precisely in these days where Barry will be in England. Details about these interviews and other initiatives of Robin and Barry will be disclosed as soon as possible.


"The Bee Gees: 50 years on - Robin and Barry Gibb talk about 50 years of the band, from tragedy to how they changed the world" (Rob Fitzpatrick, Times)

ult Robin and Barry Gibb are so overpoweringly familiar that just sitting opposite them feels odd. Robin, now 59 and still pencil-thin, is the sharper, the more protective of the two. Robin's the one you can imagine having an actual stand-up fight in defence of the Bee Gees' good name, while Barry, 63, seems rather more relaxed, beatific even, his snow-white hair artfully draped over his shoulders, a small smile never far from his lips.

The pair arrange themselves on the long black sofas at the back of Studio A at Hit Factory, in Miami, looking entirely at home. Of course, they should do - in the mid-1970s, Barry, Robin and their late brother, Maurice, pretty much moved in here to create some of the biggest-selling records of all time.

By that time, they had already enjoyed enormous success as a neo-psychedelic pop-rock group signed to the same management company as the Beatles. Then they had split. Then they had suffered three full years without a single hit. It's a long, long way from being in such a crushing slump that you're reduced to banging out gags between your oldies in a Yorkshire variety club to writing and recording a soundtrack album that sells in excess of 30m copies, but the Bee Gees made that journey in just three years.

The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever made the Bee Gees as famous as it is possible for a human being to be. So famous, in fact, that they were easy to mock - Hair! Teeth! Chest wigs! - easy to make a joke out of. Yet 50 years after they began singing together at home in Manchester, a lot of their music still sounds utterly remarkable, whether it's the late-1960s hipster Bee Gees of albums such as Idea and Horizontal ("Oasis absolutely love that record," Robin says proudly), the global-superstar Bee Gees of Nights on Broadway, You Should Be Dancing and Jive Talkin', or the radio-eating, grown-up super-pop Bee Gees of How Deep Is Your Love or You Win Again. There is a reason that their catalogue of songs is one of the most profitable in pop history.

"It's taken us six years to come back from Maurice's death," Barry says. "His passing scattered everything to the wind. Robin drove himself on, but I couldn't find the passion, I couldn't force anything else out. I thought we were done."

"Ours is such a long story," says Robin, a glass of water in front of him. "But when we were young, the only risk was not taking the risk. We always knew we'd win it if we were in it..."

Products of a show-business home - their father, Hugh, was a band-leader who met their mother, Barbara, at one of his gigs - the Gibb brothers began singing together in cinemas while growing up in Manchester. In 1958, the family emigrated to Australia, and the three boys began performing professionally, playing pubs and speedways, singing on TV, even doing pantomime. Four years later, they would leave Australia by boat, spending three months working their passage to England. While on board, their single Spicks and Specks - their 13th stab at a hit - went to No 1 back home. The Bee Gees arrived in Southampton in February 1967 - three weeks later, they'd signed a five-year management deal with Robert Stigwood, the director of NEMS Enterprises, a company owned by the manager of the Beatles, Brian Epstein.

"We had a blind belief in ourselves," Robin says, laughing suddenly. "Luckily, we were also blind to the immense amount of competition there was."

"We were pretty bad then," Barry says. "But we were fearless."

Stigwood insisted on a group, so the brothers' Australian friends Vince Maloney and Colin Peterson were hired. They signed a deal with Polydor and delivered a huge hit, New York Mining Disaster 1941. The band's debut LP, Bee Gees 1st, was a critical and commercial smash. Wonderfully picturesque songs such as Harry Braff and Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You pointed clearly towards a Britpop sound still 30 years in the future. Just teenagers, the brothers became part of the pop royalty of the day.

"We went to nightclubs like the Cromwellian and the Bag O' Nails," Robin says. "I liked the Speakeasy - when you went down the stairs, there was this coffin at the bottom. If you had your membership card, the wall would turn around and you went in."

"The Beatles and the Stones would sit around like kings," Barry says. "And we became part of that scene."

In 1969, the Bee Gees released the double-LP epic Odessa, an album so rich in fantastic songs and ideas - Melody Fair, "an Eleanor Rigby sort of thing", is brilliantly dramatic, while Whisper Whisper is surely the sharpest, most morally complex song ever written about a drug-dealer - that, 40 years later, it remains a remarkable document to free-spirited creativity.

"Odessa was our madness," Robin says. "We were recording in the studio the Beatles had been in, and we were unafraid to work with whatever came into our heads." Sadly, more progressive recordings were scaring off their fan base. Arguments followed and the brothers fell out. "There are periods even Robin and I don't talk about," Barry says. "That's one of them."

Between 1970 and 1975, the Bee Gees scored only a handful of hits. It was the opening track of 1975's Main Course record that pushed the brothers into a whole new stratosphere of fame and success. Jive Talkin' was an immediate, huge hit in America and Britain, as was the follow-up, Nights on Broadway, which featured Barry's crystalline falsetto. Their next album, Children of the World,went platinum, with You Should Be Dancing kicking off a string of hits.


The brothers were recording in France when Stigwood called to ask if they would be interested in creating the soundtrack to a new - as yet untitled - film. Six or seven songs should do it, he told them. Oh, and could they come up with a title for it?


"You never really know if something's a hit or not," Barry says. "Apart from Staying Alive. When we played it to George Martin really early on, he took two steps backwards and said, 'My God! I've never heard anything like it!'"

The film was 1977's Saturday Night Fever, and the album produced six No 1 hits. Night Fever was the Bee Gees' first UK No 1 for a decade. Soon, one out of every seven families in America would own a copy. "Fever introduced the most creative recording period in our lives," Barry says. "The following five years, we had a ball. We were the biggest thing around."

"This was the peak of record sales in all of history," Robin says. "Since 1967, there have only been three albums that have truly affected the culture, and that's Sgt Pepper, Fever and Thriller. There's not many people who know what that feels like. We're like the guys who've been to the moon."

"John Lennon said he wished he'd got a song like Fever," Barry says. "But we were under fire straight after. We became the people who had to be punished, so we gave our best songs to other people to secure our reputation as songwriters."

By the end of the 1970s, the Bee Gees were involved in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit with Stigwood, and they stopped recording as a group. Barry wrote Guilty for Barbra Streisand and Heartbreaker for Dionne Warwick, while the brothers came together to write Islands in the Stream for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, as well as creating the startling Chain Reaction for Diana Ross. No new Bee Gees album would emerge until ESP - and the hit You Win Again - in 1987, their first UK No 1 for eight years. The 20th - and, to date, last - Bee Gees album, This Is Where I Came In, had definite echoes of their late-1960s pop-rock glories and was released in 2001.

"We've made some of the best records of all time," Robin says as a Japanese film crew prepares for his arrival next door. "And that's because we're not afraid of trying new things. We're only really afraid of losing an idea."

Would they like to start again? "God, no!" Robin laughs out loud. "Pop music used to be so much more gregarious, more flamboyant. Today, it's so conservative."

"We've had incredible happiness and incredible sadness in our lives," Barry says. "But we know there are songs we have written that will always touch people."

(Sources: ,, google news )

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(di Enzo , 07/10/2009 @ 17:46:53, in Dal web, linkato 6857 volte)

Le due cover band italiane dei Bee Gees, Italian Bee Gees e Tree Gees, si esibiranno prossimamente in Europa, a testimonianza di una crescente popolarità ed un grande livello di apprezzamento che supera abbondantemente i confini italiani. 

I fratelli Egiziano con i fratelli Gibb

 Gli Italian Bee Gees (nella foto con Barry e Robin Gibb, da sinistra i fratelli Pasquale, Walter e Davide Egiziano), che hanno recentemente incontrato Barry e Robin Gibb a Manchester in occasione del Bee Gees Silver Heart Tribute (tra poco sarà disponibile su il report con foto), si esibiranno il prossimo 10 ottobre in Olanda ad Hardenberg, nell'ambito dell'evento Tentfest.

Per informazioni sull'evento ed acquisto biglietti: (in olandese).

Altre notizie ed informazioni sui fratelli Egiziano a:


I Tree Gees

 I Tree Gees (nella foto da sinistra: Paolo Amati, Alessandro Sammarini, Ezio Zaccagnini e Francesco Bancalari), dopo avere effettuato una fortunatissima serie di concerti in Germania nel 2007 e 2008 (tra le date: Monaco, Erfurt, Francoforte, Lipsia e Dresda), si esibiranno il prossimo mese di novembre (12, 13 e 14) a Montecarlo, al prestigioso Moods club.

Per ulteriori infomazioni sui Tree Gees:





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(di Enzo , 05/10/2009 @ 20:02:01, in Dal web, linkato 1394 volte)
Radio 24, la radio del quotidiano IL SOLE 24 ORE, dedica alla storia dei Bee Gees le trasmissioni del programma "I MAGNIFICI" dal 6 al 9 ottobre 2009.
"I MAGNIFICI" è un programma dedicato alle "Biografie musicali appartenenti ai grandi miti viventi della musica,un viaggio nella vita degli artisti che hanno scritto, scrivono e scriveranno le pagine musicali che fanno sognare milioni di persone. Le biografie sono raccontate da una voce narrante che spesso cede il passo a documenti originali, brani tratti da film, interviste agli artisti stessi, letture delle loro autobiografie, o brani della loro musica".
Le trasmissioni vanno in onda ogni giorno dal martedì al venerdi alle 15 ed alle 23.
In passato "I MAGNIFICI" ha raccontato la storia dei Rolling Stones, di Paul Mc Cartney e dei Beatles, degli U2, Oasis, Elton John, David Bowie Genesis, Pink Floyd, etc
Ulteriori dettagli nel sito di RADIO 24:

Bee Gees Special on Italian network RADIO 24 

Radio 24, the radio of the Italian newspaper "SOLE 24 ORE" dedicated to the history of the Bee Gees, broadcasts the program "I MAGIFICI" 6 to 9 October 2009. "I MAGNIFICI" is a program dedicated to "belong to the musical biography of the great myths live music, a journey into the lives of artists who write, write music and write pages that make you dream millions. The biographies are narrated by a voice narrative often gives way to original documents, excerpts from movies, interviews with the artists themselves, read their autobiographies, or tracks of their music. It will be aired every day from Tuesday to Friday at 15 and at 23! In the past, "I MAGNIFICI" told the story of the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and the Beatles, U2, Oasis, Elton John, David Bowie, Genesis, Pink Floyd etc! Further details on the site of RADIO 24:
(In Italian, available in live streaming)


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(di Enzo , 07/09/2009 @ 21:42:29, in Dal web, linkato 3672 volte)

robin_TSM Barry Gibb e Robin Gibb hanno annunciato la riunione dei Bee Gees in interviste separate.

Barry lo ha annunciato nel corso di un'intervista rilasciata alla radio neozelandese "Easymix" rilasciata lo scorso luglio a Manchester, ma trasmessa il primo di settembre in occasione del suo sessantatreesimo compleanno. Alla precisa domanda del giornalista Tim Roxborogh in merito alla natura della riunione con Robin, Barry ha espressamente detto "è una riunione sia familiare che professionale", ed ha confermato che i due fratelli scriveranno nuova musica insieme.

Robin Gibb, nel corso della trasmissione sportiva radiofonica della BBC "Test Match Special" (dedicata al cricket), ha confermato che i due fratelli si esibiranno di nuovo dal vivo come duo e che pochi giorni fa lui e Barry sono stati insieme a Miami. "Abbiamo attraversato una cascata di emozioni ed adesso possiamo andare oltre" . "Perdere qualcuno che ti è così vicino come Maurice è una cosa molto emozionale, anche perchè lui non era solo nostro fratello ma un vero e proprio compagno d'armi", ha detto Robin nel corso dell'intervista radiofonica. Nella foto: Robin Gibb durante l'intervista alla BBC registrata al famoso stadio del cricket "Lord's" di Londra.

(Fonti: Easymix, BBC, Digitalspy)

Barry and Robin confirm Bee Gees reunion

Barry and Robin have confirmed the upcoming Bee Gees reunion. "It's a familiar and professional reunion", stated Barry during the interview taped in Manchester on last july by the OZ radio "Easymix", aired on 1 september, (Barry's 63rd birthday"). "Robin and I will write together again", he also said.

Robin Gibb confirmed the reunion during a radio interview for the BBC "Test Match Special" cricket programme, at Lord's in London.

He said that six years after the death of his brother Maurice, the Bee Gees are going to re-form and play some live concerts again. "I've just been with my brother Barry in Miami and we have decided we are going to perform again". Robin admitted that it had been a tough few years but "we have just got through the breakwater of emotions and now we can go forward". He said Maurice, his twin, had been "not just a brother but a comrade in arms really". "It's an emotional thing when you lose someone that close."

(Sources: Easymix, BBC, Digitalspy)

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(di Enzo , 25/08/2009 @ 18:52:55, in Dal web, linkato 1412 volte)

Nel sito di Robin Gibb (, nella sezione dedicata agli utenti registrati, è disponibile una breve clip di "Instant love", una delle canzoni inserite nel suo nuovo album solista, "50 St Catherine's Drive".

La pubblicazione del citato album (originariamente prevista per la fine del 2009), è stata posticipata a data ancora da definire, per permettere a Robin di concentrare le sue attività per promuovere "The Ultimate Bee Gees" e "Mythology".

"Instant Love" è scritta da Robin con il figlio Robin-John, ed una versione (con parti vocali aggiunte in cui canta Robin-John), sarà ascoltabile nel film "Bloodtype", nel quale è prevista la partecipazione di Robin-John Gibb.

(Fonte: )

"INSTANT LOVE": exclusive clip in the Robin Gibb website

An alternate version of "Instant Love", with added vocals by RJ Gibb can be heard in the movie "Bloodtype" in which RJ appears. This cut here, is the original recording from Robin Gibb's unreleased solo CD "50 St Catherine's Drive", and was produced by Peter-John Vettese. The release of Robin's solo CD has been delayed to allow him to concentrate on the promotion of the forthcoming Bee Gees reissues.

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(di Enzo , 23/08/2009 @ 18:30:54, in Dal web, linkato 1507 volte)

Per dare maggiore enfasi alle celebrazioni del cinquantesimo anniversario della carriera dei Bee Gees la Rhino Records ha annunciato che il cofanetto di 4 cd "Mithology" verrà pubblicato nel marzo 2010.

Ciò permetterà di mettere in opportuna evidenza la raccolta doppia "The ultimate Bee Gees", che invece sarà in vendita (come in precedenza annunciato) il prossimo 3 novembre.

"The utimate Bee Gees" sarà in vendita anche in una speciale "deluxe-editon" che conterrà anche un DVD di video inediti (video promozionali, apparizioni televisive e registrazioni da concerti).

La playlist di "Ultimate Bee Gees":

You Should Be Dancing, Stayin' Alive, Jive Talkin' , Night Fever , Nights On Broadway, More Than A Woman, Tragedy, Love You Inside & Out, You Win Again, Boogie Child , One , Secret Love, Alone, This Is Where I Came In, Spirits Having Flown, Fanny (Be Tender With My Love), Still Waters (Run Deep), If I Can't Have You, Spicks & Specks, How Deep Is Your Love, Emotion, Too Much Heaven, New York Mining Disaster 1941,
To Love Somebody, Holiday, Massachusetts, Words, World, For Whom The Bell Tolls, First Of May, I Started A Joke, Love So Right, Lonely Days
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Run To Me, I've Gotta Get A Message To You, The Singer Sang His Song, Don't Forget To Remember, Medley: Islands In The Stream/Heartbreaker/Guilty/Immortality (feat. Celine Dion)/Grease


Bee Gees Golden Anniversary Grows

Expanded Celebration Begins With THE ULTIMATE BEE GEES, A Double-Disc Career Retrospective.

Also Available As Deluxe Limited-Edition With DVD Of Previously Unreleased Footage

Available From Reprise November 3

(Los Angeles, August 20, 2009) — Reprise is pleased to announce that it will expand its celebration of the Bee Gees’ 50th anniversary into 2010. The quality of the two spectacular compilations, originally announced in July to be released on the same day, demands that each be given time alone in the spotlight.

Reprise will now kick off its celebration honoring Barry, Robin, and the late Maurice Gibb on November 3, with THE ULTIMATE BEE GEES. This double-disc career retrospective will be available worldwide at all retail outlets, including, for a suggested list price of $24.98 (deluxe limited-edition w/DVD), $19.98 (2-CD), and $19.99 (digital).

The tribute will continue four months later, in March 2010, with the release of MYTHOLOGY: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION. Curated and produced by Barry and Robin Gibb, MYTHOLOGY contains four discs, each spotlighting a different Gibb brother, including one dedicated to Andy, who was not part of the group.

THE ULTIMATE BEE GEES features the group’s many hits and chart-topping singles, performances of a selection of hit songs they wrote for others, and liner notes by Tim Rice. The DVD, available exclusively in the deluxe edition, offers a treasury of unreleased videos, spanning the Bee Gees’ entire career with previously unreleased television appearances, live performances, and promo videos.

Tim Rice’s liner notes accompanying THE ULTIMATE BEE GEES puts the group’s extravagant popularity into perspective. “Within this package is a collection of performances and songs that very few practitioners of popular music of the past could match for quality, originality, and emotion. It’s the singing, the harmonies, the arrangements, the sound, the rivalry, the love, the intelligence, the determination, but above all it’s the songs.”

This year marks the golden 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.


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(di Enzo , 25/07/2009 @ 23:57:41, in Dal web, linkato 4304 volte)

Barry e Robin dal vivo a Manchester 24 luglio 2009: grande sorpresa al "Bee Gees Variety Club Silver Heart Awards", : un'esibizione a sorpresa di Barry e Robin Gibb, che hanno cantato dal vivo ALCUNE canzoni. Il live dei due Gibb non era previsto nel programma ufficiale della serata di beneficienza, nel corso del quale i Bee Gees sono stati premiati con il "Silver Heart", la più importante onorificienza del circuito benefico "Variety Club". Alla serata hanno preso parte anche la vedova di Maurice ed il figlio Adam, e la madre dei Gibb, Barbara. Nel corso della serata Ronan Keating ha cantato "Words" ed altri artisti hanno cantato altre canzoni dei Gibb. A detta dei presenti l'esibizione dei Gibb è stata ottima. "New York Mining Disaster", "Massachussets", "To love somebody", "Words" ,"You should be dancing" ed "How can you mend a broken heart"  le canzoni che componevano il set dell'esibizione a sorpresa dei Gibb, ammirata da circa 600 persone che hanno preso parte all'evento benefico. (Foto di Stuart Moser)

(Fonte: Facebook)

 VIDEO - Barry & Robin Gibb "How can you mend a broken heart"


Barry & Robin: surprise live appearance in Manchester

Barry and Robin Gibb sang five songs at the "Bee Gees Variety Club Silver Heart Awards", in a surprise live show. The songs were: "New York Mining Disaster", "Massachussets", "To love somebody", "Words" , "You should be dancing" and "How can you mend a broken heart" . (Picture by Stuart Moser)

(Source: Facebook)

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MythLa Reprise Records pubblicherà il prossimo 3 novembre due raccolte per festeggiare il cinquantesimo anno di carriera dei Bee Gees.

Si tratta di "Mythology", un boxset di 4 cd e del doppio cd "Ultimate Bee Gees".

I 4 CD di "Mythology" saranno dedicati a ciascuno dei 4 fratelli Gibb (Barry, Robin, Maurice ed, Andy sebbene quest'ultimo non sia mai stato un componente del gruppo. "E' il cinquantesimo anno dei Bee Gees. E per Bee Gees io intendo tutti e 4 i fratelli", spiega Barry Gibb, secondo il quale i quattro cd contengono le canzoni preferite da ognuno di loro. La playlist del cd dedicato a Maurice è stata scelta dalla vedova Yvonne e dai figli Adam e Samantha, mentre le canzoni che compongono il disco dedicato ad Andy sono state scelte dalla figlia Peta.

Il CD di Maurice contiene due inediti, “Angel Of Mercy” e “The Bridge”, mentre il CD di Andy contiene l'inedito “Arrow Through The Heart.” Le tre canzoni sono state ascoltate varie volte dai fan dei Gibb ed esistono varie versioni in numerosi bootleg, ma "Mythology" segnerà la loro prima pubblicazione ufficiale.

Il booklet che accompagna il cofanetto contiene foto di famiglia e tributi da parte di Elton John, Graham Nash (Crosby,Stills, Nash &Young), George Martin (il leggendario produttore dei Beatles), Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) e del loro primo manager Robert Stigwood.

La tracklist di "Mythology":

Disco 1 (Barry): Spirits (Having Flown), You Win Again, Jive Talkin', To Love Somebody, Tragedy, Too Much Heaven, First Of May, More Than A Woman, Love So Right, Night Fever, Words, Don't Forget To Remember, If I Can't Have You, Alone, Heartbreaker, How Deep Is Your Love, Love You Inside And Out, Stayin' Alive, Barker Of The UFO, Swan Song, Spicks & Specks
Disco 2 (Robin): I Am The World, New York Mining Disaster, I Can't See Nobody, Holiday, Massachusetts, Sir Geoffrey Saved The World, And The Sun Will Shine, The Singer Sang His Song, I've Gotta Get A Message To You,  I Started A Joke, Odessa, Saved By The Bell (solo), My World, Run To Me, Love Me, Juliet (solo), The Longest Night, Fallen Angel, Rings Around The Moon, Embrace, Islands In The Stream
Disco 3 (Maurice): Man In The Middle,  Closer Than Close, Dimensions, House Of Shame, Suddenly, Railroad (solo), Overnight, It's Just The Way, Lay It On Me, Trafalgar, Omega Man, Walking On Air, Country Woman, Angel Of Mercy, Above And Beyond, Hold Her In Your Hand (solo), You Know It's For You, Wildflower, On Time, The Bridge
Disco 4 (Andy): Shadow Dancing, I Just Want To Be Your Everything, (Love Is) Thicker Than Water, An Everlasting Love, Desire, (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away, Flowing Rivers, Words And Music, I Can't Help It (with Olivia Newton-John), Time Is Time, Me (Without You), After Dark, Warm Ride, Too Many Looks In Your Eyes, Man On Fire, Arrow Through The Heart, Starlight, Dance To The Light Of The Morning, In The End


50 Logo"Ultimate Bee Gees: The 50th Anniversary Collection" è invece un doppio CD che contiene una selezione di successi di tutte le decadi della carriera dei Bee Gees, ed un medley dal vivo di alcune canzone scritte dai Gibb per altri artisti. La versione "deluxe" della raccolta conterrà un DVD con video inediti dei Bee Gees (speciali televisivi, interviste e video promozionali).

La traclist di "Ultimate Bee Gees: The 50th Anniversary Collection" (potrebbe subire delle modifiche, ancora non è definitiva):

Disco 1 – “A Night Out” : You Should Be Dancing, Stayin’ Alive, Jive Talkin’, Night Fever, Nights On Broadway, More Than A Woman, Tragedy,  Love You Inside & Out, You Win Again, Boogie Child, One, Secret Love, Alone, This Is Where I Came In, Spirits Having Flown, Fanny (Be Tender With My Love), Still Waters (Run Deep), If I Can’t Have You, Spicks & Specks,

Disco 2 – “A Night In” : How Deep Is Your Love, Emotion, Too Much Heaven, New York Mining Disaster 1941, To Love Somebody, Holiday, Massachusetts, Words, World, For Whom The Bell Tolls, First Of May, I Started A Joke, Love So Right, Lonely Days, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Run To Me, I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You, The Singer Sang His Song, Don’t Forget To Remember, Medley
(Islands In The Stream, Heartbreaker, Guilty, Immortality, Grease).

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Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

The Bee Gees' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise.
"Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the group, including the late Maurice Gibb, and one to their late younger brother Andy Gibb. Maurice's wife and three children chose the tracks for his disc, while Andy's daughter Peta chose the 19 songs for his section of the package.
Barry Gibb notes that the 81 selections represent "pretty much our personal favorites," and Robin and Maurice's discs will each feature solo tracks as well as Bee Gees songs. Barry's disc, meanwhile, is loaded up with hits such as "Jive Talkin'," "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "Spirits (Having Flown)," "More Than a Woman" an "Tragedy." The accompanying booklet includes family photos and tributes from Elton John, Brian Wilson, Graham Nash, George Martin and Robert Stigwood, the Bee Gees' longtime manager and label boss.
Coming out the same day is "The Ultimate Bee Gees: The 50th Anniversary Collection," a more modest two-disc, 39-track set that closes with a live medley of songs the trio wrote for others -- including "Islands in the Stream," "Heartbreaker," "Guilty," "Immortality" and the theme song for "Grease." A deluxe edition of "The Ultimate Bee Gees" will come with a DVD featuring videos and TV appearances, many unreleased, from throughout the group's career. (Source:

Reprise Honors Barry, Maurice, Robin, And Andy Gibb With MYTHOLOGY, A Four-Disc Boxed Set That Features A Disc Dedicated To Each Brother.

MYTHOLOGY Features Two Previously Unreleased Maurice Gibb Tracks, And One Previously Unreleased Track By Andy Gibb .Simultaneous Release Of ULTIMATE BEE GEES: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, A Double-Disc Career Retrospective; Also Available As Deluxe Edition With DVD Of Previously Unreleased Footage.

Both Available From Reprise November 3

(Los Angeles, July 16, 2009) — As members of both The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, winners of 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, it’s hard to overstate the significance of what the Bee Gees accomplished in the 50 years since brothers Barry, Robin, and the late Maurice Gibb began calling themselves the Bee Gees. To celebrate the Bee Gees’ golden anniversary, Reprise honors the singing siblings with a pair of special releases: a four-disc boxed set and a career retrospective that includes a DVD of previously unreleased footage in the deluxe edition. MYTHOLOGY and a ULTIMATE BEE GEES: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION will both be available worldwide on November 3, at all retail outlets, including, for a suggested list price of $54.98 (CD) and $39.99 (digital) for MYTHOLOGY, and $24.98 (deluxe with DVD), $19.98 (standard CD), and $19.99 (digital) for the THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION. Curated and produced by Barry and Robin Gibb, MYTHOLOGY contains four discs, each spotlighting a different Gibb brother, including one dedicated to Andy, who was not part of the group. The songs were chosen by Barry, Robin, Maurice’s widow Yvonne (and their children Adam & Samantha) and Andy’s daughter Peta. “These are pretty much our personal favorites,” Barry explains in the liner notes. “This is now the Bee Gees 50th Anniversary. And by the Bee Gees I mean all four brothers.” “I always see our songs as ‘just us brothers’ having a good time,” adds Robin Gibb. “When I look back now, it is more about the journey, not the arrival.” MYTHOLOGY also features a scrapbook of family photos, many never-before published, along with tributes from artists such as George Martin, Brian Wilson, Elton John, Graham Nash, and the band’s longtime manager Robert Stigwood. Spanning the Bee Gees’ five-decade career, the set’s 81 tracks touch on several of the group’s best-known hits. But mainly, the collection digs into the Bee Gees’ vast catalog to highlight deep tracks such as the early single “Spicks And Specks” (1966); the title track from the 1969 concept album Odessa; the single B-side “Country Woman” (1971); “Spirits Having Flown” (1979), the title track from the 35 million-selling album; “Overnight” (1987) from the multi-platinum ESP; “Closer Than Close” (1997) from Still Waters; and “Man In The Middle” (2001) from the Bee Gees 20th and final studio album before Maurice’s passing in 2003. MYTHOLOGY also features the debut of a pair of previously unreleased Maurice Gibb tracks: “Angel Of Mercy” and “The Bridge.” The final disc spotlights Andy Gibb, who was not a member of Bee Gees, but worked with his brothers throughout his career before his death in 1988 at the age of 30. Notably, Andy’s first 3 singles all went to #1 in the US, a feat that had never been previously accomplished. The compilation opens with “Shadow Dancing” (1978), a #1 smash cowritten by all four brothers that appeared on Andy’s second album. Nearly all of the songs from his 1977 debut Flowing Rivers are featured, including the back-to-back #1 singles: “I Just Want To Be Your Everything” and “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water.” The set contains “I Can’t Help It,” a duet with Olivia Newton-John that cracked the Top 20 and several tracks from his final studio album After Dark (1980), including the Top 10 single “Desire.” MYTHOLOGY also marks the debut of “Arrow Through The Heart,” a song Andy recorded shortly before his death that was intended for a comeback album.

ULTIMATE BEE GEES: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is the second release celebrating the Bee Gees’ 50-year anniversary. The two-disc set features the many hits and chart-topping singles, plus their performances of a selection of hit songs they wrote for others. The DVD, available in the deluxe edition, offers a treasury of unreleased videos, spanning the Bee Gees’ entire career with previously unreleased television appearances, live performances, and promo videos.

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Barry & Robin receive the IOM stamps and coins L'Ufficio Filatelico nazionale dell'Isola di Man dedica una serie speciale di francobolli ed il conio di una moneta al cinquantesimo anno di carriera dei Bee Gees.

Il set di francobolli, che contiene 8 francobolli raffiguranti foto e copertine di alcuni album dei Bee Gees, può essere acquistato online sul sito ufficiale dell' Ufficio Filatelico nazionale dell'Isola di Man:

Il set e la moneta sono stati pubblicati il 1 luglio, e sono stati donati ai Gibb nel corso della loro recente visita nell'Isola di Man, per il conferimento dell'onorificienza "Freemen of the Boroughs" di Douglas. Per l'occasione l'Ufficio, in data 10 luglio, ha realizzato una speciale raccolta dei francobolli con annullo filatelico personalizzato ("Bee Gees Freemen Special Cover").


"Bee Gees Freemen Special Cover"

We commemorate the glorious homecoming of the Brothers Gibb to the Isle of Man on the day when they were declared 'Freemen of the Borough of Douglas' - to coincide with their 50th anniversary in music - back on the Island where it all began.

Pictured above, in the Douglas Town Hall with Barry and Robin, are Mr Alex Downie (IOM Government minister responsible for Coins) and Mr Alan Crowe (IOM Government minister and Chairman of The Isle of Man Post Office)


Bee Gees Coin Bee Gees Freemen Cover
Bee Gees Folder the Bee Gees 8 stamps Set
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