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"Il successo non conta niente se non hai nessuno con cui condividerlo"

- Barry Gibb -


Di seguito gli interventi pubblicati in questa sezione, in ordine cronologico.
 
 
(di Enzo , 05/04/2007 @ 18:03:54, in Dal web, linkato 1221 volte)
"La competizione era intensa. Credo che i dissapori non siano mai realmente spariti del tutto. Avrei preferito restare da solo".
Sono alcune dichiarazioni rilasciate da Barry Gibb durante un intervista radiofonica andata in onda tre giorni fa su BBC Radio 2.
L'intervista è inclusa nella prima parte dello special dedicato alla storia della musica dei Bee Gees, intitolato "You win again". Il documentario radiofonico, realizzato dal giornalista Paul Gambuccini, contiene interviste rilasciate da Barry e Robin, piene di interessanti riflessioni sulla loro produzione musicale , ed una rara intervista al loro storico manager Robert Stigwood ed al primo manager in assoluto dei Gibb, Bill Gates. Sono presenti commenti da parte di Ronan Keating e Kenny Rogers. Lo show è articolato in due puntate, che percorrono tutta la carriera musicale dei Gibb. La seconda parte andrà in onda il prossimo 10 aprile.
Le dichiarazioni di Barry sono davvero sorprendenti, considerando che (anche nella biografia autorizzata) lui stesso ha sempre dichiarato di essere stato profondamente deluso ed amareggiato di vedere che in realtà era stato "abbandonato dai Bee Gees".
Fonte: "Words" mailing list e BBC Radio)
The competition was intense. I feel the bad feelings have never really disappeared. I would be content to be left alone".
These are some of the statements made by Barry during the radio interview aired three days ago by BBC Radio 2.
The interview is included in "You Win Again", a two-episode special about the history of the Bee Gees music. The second part of the show will be aired on april 10. The documentary, conducted by BBC journalist Paul Gambuccini, hosts the story of the music of the Bee Gees, drawing mainly on new and reflective interviews with Barry and Robin, along with a rare, new interview with impresario Robert Stigwood.
Also featured comments by Kenny Rogers, Ronan Keating and other artists.
Barry's declarations are very surprising, in consideration that he always stated (also in the "Authorized biography") he was disappointed to know "the Bee Gees left him alone"...
Source: "Words" mailing list e
BBC Radio)
 
(di Enzo , 28/03/2007 @ 12:30:01, in Dal web, linkato 1238 volte)
Secondo un comunicato (pubblicato dalla Reuters), un portavoce della BMI ha dichiarato che al momento non è chiaro se Barry e Robin Gibb si esibiranno dal vivo, alla cerimonia per il il premio "BMI Icon" il prossimo 15 maggio a Los Angeles. Alcuni altri artisti premiati nelle precedenti edizioni (come ad esempio Ray Davies dei Kinks) non hanno cantato, ma altri (Paul Simon e Santana) si. In ogni caso la cerimonia prevede delle esibizioni di altri artisti in onore dei premiati.
Fonte: (Reuter/Tv Guide)
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Bee Gees will receive a lifetime achievement award from a music industry group in Beverly Hills in May, organizers said on Monday.

The pop legends will be presented with the Icon Award during performing rights group BMI's 55th annual pop music awards on May 15 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

A BMI spokeswoman said it was unclear if surviving brothers Barry and Robin Gibb would perform at the invite-only, black-tie event. They have sung together only twice since Robin's twin Maurice died suddenly of a heart ailment in 2003 -- at charity events last year in Florida and London

Last year's honoree, Ray Davies of the Kinks, did not play. But previous recipients, such as Paul Simon, Merle Haggard and Carlos Santana, did. Either way, the events include performances of the honorees' tunes by other artists.

The awards dinner honors the BMI-represented writers and publishers of the year's most-performed compositions. Rival group ASCAP will honor Melissa Etheridge at its annual event in Hollywood on April 18.

 
(di Enzo , 26/03/2007 @ 23:21:09, in Dal web, linkato 1226 volte)
Un altro riconoscimento prestigioso per i Bee Gees: "BMI Icons", un premio destinato agli artisti per la loro "unica ed indelebile influenza su generazioni di musicisti". Il premio è assegnato dalla BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc), una importante associazione per i diritti d'autore americana (la corrispondente dell'italiana SIAE), che rappresenta più di 300.000 artisti.
Il premio verrà consegnato il 15 maggio 2007 durante la cinquantacinquesima edizione dei BMI POP awards che si svolgerà a Los Angeles. Prima dei Bee Gees hanno ricevuto questo prestigioso premio, tra gli altri, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson, James Brown, Carlos Santana e Dolly Parton. 
corso della serata, oltre alla premiazione delle BMI Icons, verranno premiati gli artisti che hanno vinto i BMI pop awards per il 2006. La serata, come da tradizione del premio, si concluderà con la premiazione dei Bee Gees e con un tributo che comprenderà un medley di covers delle canzoni dei Gibb proposte dal vivo da altri artisti presenti alla serata. (Fonte: BMI e Business Wire).
I siti ufficiali di Barry e Robin, (nonchè fonti vicine ai loro management), confermano che entrambi saranno presenti per ritirare insieme il riconoscimento.
The Bee Gees to Be Named BMI Icons at 55th Annual Pop Awards May 15 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BMI will recognize the Bee Gees as BMI Icons at its 55th annual Pop Awards, to be held Tuesday, May 15 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles, Barbara Cane, the invitation-only event will also honor the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s top songs. The evening will culminate with an all-star musical tribute to the Bee Gees.
BMI Icons are selected because of their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” The Bee Gees join an elite list that includes Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson, James Brown, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton, to name just a few.
Collectively, Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb boast 109 BMI Pop, Country and Latin Awards. Barry received four BMI Songwriter of the Year awards; Robin shared two of these with him. The trio claims four BMI Song of the Year wins for “Night Fever,” “Too Much Heaven” and the Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton duet “Islands in the Stream,” which won in both the pop and country categories. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members have earned international industry accolades, including the prestigious Grammy “Legend” Award. Maurice Gibb’s passing in 2003 led to the Gibbs’ decision to cease performing as the Bee Gees, but their music lives on, enriching generation after generation. 
In addition to the Icon, BMI will recognize Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year during the evening, along with the recipient of the BMI Foundation’s John Lennon Scholarship. Pop Award winners from previous years include Maroon 5, R. Kelly, Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, Pharrell Williams, Michelle Branch, Lil Jon, the Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, and Sheryl Crow. 
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and publishers in all genres of music. For more than 65 years, BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world, a vast repertoire that includes more than 6.5 million works. The non-profit-making corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.
 
(di Enzo , 20/03/2007 @ 16:09:26, in Dal web, linkato 1148 volte)
Barry Gibb parteciperà alla famosa trasmissione televisiva "American Idol", in onda sul canale americano FOX.
Barry sarà presente nelle puntate del 8 e 9 maggio.
Fonte:(Barrygibb.com)
 
(di Enzo , 15/03/2007 @ 15:05:36, in Dal web, linkato 1005 volte)
Robin ha scritto e registratola canzone "She's an Icon", la sigla della popolare trasmissione televisiva " Dame Edna Treatment". La canzone sarà ascoltata per la prima volta durante la prima puntanta della nuova serie della trasmissione, il 17 marzo, sull'emittente inglese ITV.
 
(di Enzo , 05/03/2007 @ 12:00:35, in Dal web, linkato 947 volte)
Si è svolta ieri 4 marzo la cerimonia di dedica a Maurice Gibb di un parco da parte della città di Miami (USA). Il "Maurice Gibb Memorial Park", voluto dai cittadini di Miami è stato inaugurato dalla famiglia di Maurice, con Barry e Robin, alla presenza del sindaco di Miami e di numerosi fans.
 
(di Enzo , 23/02/2007 @ 23:43:59, in Dal web, linkato 1238 volte)
Robin Gibb e la sua band si esibiranno il prossimo 10 maggio a Londra, presso il Grosvenor House Hotel.
L'occasione è la festa per il ventunesimo compleanno dei Bunburys, il team di cricket inglese formato da celebrità che si esibiscono per eventi di beneficienza.
Come si ricorderà negli anni 80 Barry, Robin e Maurice, insieme ad Eric Clapton ed Elton John, diedero vita ad un progetto musicale che, partendo da una colonna sonora per una serie fortunata di cartoni animati per la TV, culminò nell'uscita di un disco e ("The Bunbury Tails)che contiene cinque canzoni scritte e/o prodotte dai Gibb)
Source:robingibb.com
Robin Gibb live @Bunbury's 21st Birthday Party, May 10, 7:30 pm

The Bunbury’s are the world’s most famous Celebrity Cricket Club and Schools Cricket Festival, with the team fielding legendary cricketers such as Eric Clapton, Ian Botham and Phil Collins.

The "Bunbury’s 21st Birthday Party", is a sporting dinner held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London this May 10th. The evening is hosted by comedian Stephen Fry and live entertainment is provided by Robin Gibb and band. The event will be supporting the English Schools Cricket Association.

The Bunbury's 21st Birthday Party will be a unique opportunity to see Robin Gibb in concert in Britain. Although conceived as a corporate event, Bee Gees fans are welcome. Tickets are sold per tables of 12 guests or individually (ca £220). You can make reservation inquiries via the Fireball Management website.
 
(di Enzo , 07/02/2007 @ 23:34:49, in Dal web, linkato 1354 volte)
Spencer Gibb, il figlio primogenito di Robin (cantante dei 54 Seconds) ha inciso una versione di "Run to me".
La canzone verrà inserita in un disco che raccoglie canzoni cantate da figli di celebri artisti in dedica a questi ultimi. Il disco si intitola "A Song For My Father" ed include, tra gli altri, canzoni cantate dai figli di Carlos Santana, Ricky Nelson, Leonard Cohen e Bob Marley.
Fonte:180music.com
In this moving anthology, the musically gifted sons and daughters of music's biggest names put a unique and intimate spin on familiar material made famous by their legendary fathers, connecting great songs between two generations. The artists have drawn on the rich classic legacies of their fathers, choosing to perform songs that have a particular personal meaning for each of them. You will gain unique insight into the music and the people who created it as Jen Chapin, Ben Taylor, Carnie and Wendy Wilson, Chynna Phillips, Louise Goffin, A.J. Croce and other talented offspring dig deep to deliver A SONG FOR MY FATHER.

The gifted children of some of music's most legendary artists pay emotional tribute to their fathers on this unique compilation created especially for Target.

Among those featured: Jen Chapin (daughter of Harry Chapin singing the classic "Cat's In the Cradle"); chart-rocking twins Nelson (who salute their dad, roots-pop icon Ricky Nelson); Carnie and Wendy Wilson (daughters of Brian Wilson and two-thirds of the multi-platinum group Wilson Phillips); fellow Wilson Phillips member Chynna Phillips (daughter of Mamas and the Papas founder Papa John Phillips); Spencer Gibb (son of the Bee Gees' Robin); A.J. Croce (son of Jim); Louise Goffin (daughter of influential songwriting team Carole King and Gerry Goffin); Sarah Lee Guthrie (scion of '60s folk-rocker Arlo); Salvador Santana (son of Carlos); Devon Allman (son of Gregg); Adam Cohen (son of Leonard); and Ky-Mani Marley (son of Bob).

 
(di Enzo , 27/01/2007 @ 16:11:30, in Dal web, linkato 1185 volte)

Robin in IsraeleRobin Gibb è stato ospite della trasmissione TV israeliana "The Successor", ed ha cantato dal vivo "How deep is your love".  (Guarda il video su youtube)
La trasmissione è a cura famoso sensitivo Uri Geller, amico di Robin da molti anni. Durante la sua permanenza in Israele, Robin ha avuto la possibilità di fare un piccolo tour del paese e di incontrare il ministro del turismo israeliano Isaac Herzog. Uri Geller ha dichiarato:"Robin è venuto in Israele per cantare nel mio show e tutto Israele è impazzito per lui. Questa è la misura di un amicizia: arrivava da Miami ed ha preso al volo una coincidenza da Heathrow! Ha messo tantissima energia nella sua esibizione. Era entusiasta, vuole ritornare per fare un tour in tutta la nazione: sto contattando per lui i maggiori promoter delle migliori arene e siamo nel mezzo delle trattative..."
Fonte: Uri-geller.com


Robin Gibb flew in to perform How Deep Is Your Love, and the whole of Israel went wild for him. That’s the measure of a true friend — he flew all the way from Florida to sing on my show, jetting to Heathrow and scrambling to catch his connecting flight in just 35 minutes. I’m in awe at how much energy he put in to making his appearance. Robin enjoyed his flying visit so much, he wants to return for a national tour. I’ve called promoters at the biggest arenas and stadiums in the country and we’re deep in discussions — in fact, we’re j-j-j-jivetalking...

 
(di Enzo , 29/12/2006 @ 20:08:36, in Dal web, linkato 1347 volte)

Il Primo Ministro britannico Tony Blair e la sua famiglia sono ospiti nella villa di Robin Gibb a Miami, dove passeranno un periodo di vacanze per la fine dell'anno. Robin e Dwina Gibb li raggiungeranno il 31 dicembre. Doveva essere una vacanza privata, e quindi la notizia non era destinata ai media. La stampa inglese, invece, venuta a sapere del viaggio a Miami a causa di un incidente tecnico all'atterraggio dell'aereo sul quale viaggiavano i Blair,  si è subito scatenata, speculando sul fatto che a quanto pare è abitudine di Blair essere ospitati gratuitamente nelle dimore di personaggi ricchi e famosi. Un portavoce del Primo Ministro si è affrettato a dichiarare che i Blair hanno regolarmente pagato, in base ad un accordo privato. Ma la moglie di Robin lo ha smentito, dichiarando: "Non stanno pagando, siamo amici, è una cosa fra amici. Loro hanno il loro staff e se lo portano appresso, è una cosa che abbiamo organizzato insieme...
(Fonte: Mirror.co.uk - Reuters )


 

BLAIR UNDER FIRE FOR HOLIDAY AT BEE GEE'S MANSION
LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair's office defended his holiday at the U.S. mansion of pop star Robin Gibb, saying on Thursday the prime minister had paid for the stay.
The Conservatives and newspapers savaged Blair over his year-end break at the Bee Gees star's luxurious Florida home, demanding to know whether it was costing taxpayers money or if Blair was enjoying a free holiday.
The Daily Mail printed a front-page story about the visit under the headline "Shameless" and asked in an editorial: "Is any degradation too deep for Tony Blair in his quest for a glitzy family holiday on the cheap?" Blair's Downing Street office declined to give any details about the prime minister's holiday but a spokeswoman said: "There is a private commercial arrangement in place".
The Daily Mail quoted Gibb's wife Dwina as saying that the couple had neither asked for nor accepted money from Blair, who it said was relaxing at the 5.2 million pound seafront mansion with wife Cherie and three of their children. A similar house would cost up to 40,000 pounds a week to rent, reports said.
Newspapers said the visit raised concerns of a possible conflict of interest as Gibb has lobbied ministers to extend copyright laws to allow performers to profit from their hits for longer.
The controversy over his holiday comes as Blair is embroiled in a party funding scandal. Police questioned Blair this month in an investigation into allegations that state honours were handed out in return for loans to his party.
Blair has been in office for more than nine years but he has said he will step down next year as his popularity slumped over his support for the Iraq war and government scandals.
RICH AND FAMOUS
It is not the first time Blair has drawn fire over his holidays with the rich and famous. He has stayed several times at singer Cliff Richard's Barbados mansion and has visited the Sardinian villa of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Blair has in the past made donations to charity to cover the cost of hospitality he has received.
Conservative MP Chris Grayling told The Daily Telegraph that Blair's holiday raised questions about how Blair conducted himself. "We need very clear details on who is paying for this holiday or whether it is a 'freebie'," he said.
Blair's Florida visit only came to light because of a safety scare at Miami airport. The Boeing 747 carrying Blair and his family missed a runway exit on arrival from London on Tuesday, prompting emergency vehicles to rush to the scene.
The Sun newspaper ran the story on its front page under the headline "Stayin' Alive", echoing the title of the 1970s hit from the Bee Gees.

 
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