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"Amo vivere nell'amore. Non vivo nella negatività. Non penso la negatività. Non perseguo nulla che sia negativo. Neppure faccio domande che siano negative..." (Maurice Gibb)


Di seguito gli interventi pubblicati in questa sezione, in ordine cronologico.
 
 
(di Enzo , 14/04/2010 @ 18:27:08, in Dal web, linkato 1806 volte)

L'Heineken Music Hall ad Amsterdam Robin Gibb si esibirà per la prima volta come artista solista in Olanda, ad Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall, (Live Nation), il prossimo 31 agosto 2010.

L’annuncio è stato dato da Robin nel suo sito ufficiale. La prevendita (riservata per qualche giorno soltanto agli iscritti alla mailing list del sito ufficiale) è iniziata oggi.


Robin in Holland (Amsterdam)

Robin Gibb will perform for the first time as a solo artist in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall (Live Nation), on 31 August 2010.
The announcement was made by Robin in his official website. The pre-sale (reserved for a few days only to members of the list of the official website) started today.

 
(di Enzo , 16/03/2010 @ 12:01:54, in Dal web, linkato 7788 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.

  

 
(di Enzo , 13/03/2010 @ 17:54:44, in Dal web, linkato 1459 volte)

event_1594 Robin Gibb torna alle sue attività personali, dopo alcuni mesi dedicati ai Bee Gees (le apparizioni televisive e le interviste promozionali per promuovere "Ultimate Bee Gees, e il lavoro di pre-produzione del musical dedicato alla storia ed alla vita dei fratelli Gibb).

Robin ha annunciato (tramite robingibb.com) che riprenderà le sue attività con le associazioni di beneficienza di cui fa parte e che in Agosto farà alcuni concerti dal vivo.

I concerti annunciati alla data odierna (attualmente programmati solo in Germania) sono tre, ma in realtà Robin ne ha confermato un quarto, che verrà annunciato nei prossimi giorni.

Le date confermate sono le seguenti:

7 agosto 2010  : Mainz (concerto gratuito nel corso di un festival) - Clicca per dettagli (N.B.: la pagina sarà aggiornata a breve) -  27 agosto 2010: Lipsia (Leipzig), Parkbühne  - 28 agosto 2010: Dresda (Dresden), Filmnächte am Elbufer. 
(I biglietti in per Lipsia e Dresda sono in vendita online: www.eventim.de oppure www.mawi-concert.de )

(Fonte: robingibb.com)


Robin returns to perform live

Robin Gibb returns to his personal activities, after several months dedicated to the Bee Gees (the promotional television and radio appearances  and interviews to promote "Ultimate Bee Gees, and the work of pre-production of the musical featuring the history and life of the brothers Gibb).
Robin has announced (via robingibb.com) that he will resume its activities with the charities to which it belongs and that in August he and his will make some live concerts.
The shows announced at today's date (currently scheduled in Germany alone) are three, but in reality, Robin has already confirmed a fourth, which will be announced in coming days.
The confirmed dates are as follows:
August 7, 2010: Mainz (free concert during a festival) - Click for details (NB: the page will be updated soon)
August 27, 2010: Leipzig (Leipzig), Parkbühne - August 28, 2010: Dresden (Dresden), Filmnächte am Elbufer
(Tickets to Leipzig and Dresden are for sale online: www.eventim.de or www.mawi-concert.de)

(Source: robingibb.com)

 
(di Enzo , 12/03/2010 @ 19:01:22, in Dal web, linkato 1531 volte)

Myth La pubblicazione del cofanetto "Mithology" (4 cd, ognuno dei quali dedicato ai quattro fratelli Gibb) è stata rinviata al 15 novembre 2010.

Secondo quanto afferma Robin Gibb nella newsletter di robingibb.com, la causa di tale rinvio è dovuta al fatto che in questo modo la casa discografica (la Rhino) avrò più tempo a disposizione per promuovere il cofanetto.

Nella stessa occasione Robin informa che lui e Barry si sono occupati del musical a loro dedicato, che dovrebbe esordire negli USA all'inizio del 2011.

Barry e Robin, componenti della "Rock n'roll hall of fame", introdurrano gli ABBA nella prestigiosa associazione, nel corso della cerimonia annuale, che si svolgerà a New York il 15 marzo.

In quella occasione, secondo Robin, potrebbero essere annunciati aggiornamenti sulle attività correlate ai Bee Gees, anche se, continua Robin, "allo stato attuale, sebbene io e Barry discutiamo di fare qualcosa insieme in futuro, niente è ancora programmato per tutto il 2010".

(Fonte: robingibb.com )


"Mythology" postponed to november

The release of the box "Mythology" (4 CDs, each dedicated to four brothers Gibb) has been postponed to 15 November 2010.
As Robin Gibb stated in the newsletter from robingibb.com, the cause of such postponement is due to the fact that, the record label  (Rhino) will have more time to promote the box set.
On the same occasion he informs that he and Barry have spent time working with the production team of the musical dedicated to them, which should debut in the U.S. in early 2011.
Barry and Robin, members of the "Rock n 'roll hall of fame", will induct ABBA in the prestigious Association during the annual ceremony, to be held in New York on 15 March.

On that occasion, according to Robin, may be announced updates on activities related to the Bee Gees, though, continued Robin, "at present, though Barry and I are discussing doing something together in the future, nothing is yet planned for 2010" .

 
(di Enzo , 29/10/2009 @ 10:49:29, in Dal web, linkato 1812 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 timesonline.uk

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 ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mbyy0 ) . 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 ( http://www.gm.tv/ ) . 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: timesonline.uk , robingibb.com, 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 timesonline.uk

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 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mbyy0) . 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 (http://www.gm.tv/).) 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.

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"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: timesonline.uk , robingibb.com, google news )

 
(di Enzo , 07/10/2009 @ 17:46:53, in Dal web, linkato 6070 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 beegees.it 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: http://www.ha-bo.nl/events.html (in olandese).

Altre notizie ed informazioni sui fratelli Egiziano a: http://www.fratelliegiziano.it/

 

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:

http://www.myspace.com/treegees

http://www.treegees.com

 

 

 

 

 
(di Enzo , 05/10/2009 @ 20:02:01, in Dal web, linkato 1300 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:
http://www.radio24.ilsole24ore.com/main.php?dirprog=I_magnifici

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: http://www.radio24.ilsole24ore.com/main.php?dirprog=I_magnifici
(In Italian, available in live streaming)

 

 
(di Enzo , 07/09/2009 @ 21:42:29, in Dal web, linkato 3537 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)

 
(di Enzo , 25/08/2009 @ 18:52:55, in Dal web, linkato 1258 volte)

Nel sito di Robin Gibb (www.robingibb.com), 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: www.robingibb.com )


"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.

 
(di Enzo , 23/08/2009 @ 18:30:54, in Dal web, linkato 1356 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

(Fonti: beegees.com, robingibb.com, barrygibb.com)


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 www.BeeGees.com, 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.

(Sources: beegees.com, robingibb.com, barrygibb.com)

 
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