The Bee Gees‘ Barry Gibb has announced a special benefit performance on November 23rd at the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic gala in Boca Raton, Florida. BrothersGibb.org reported that the appearance at the black tie event at the Boca Raton Resort & Club will not be televised, with the ballroom capacity set for about 600. Gibb is expected to play a 50-minute set.
Tickets to the gala run $750, with proceeds going to The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. For more info, log on to ChrisEvert.org.
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Bee Gees’ triumphant “One For All” tour. Barry Gibb explained that he and his brothers knew enough about the business that they needed to go away for a while if they ever had a chance of coming back: [“About the end of the (Saturday Night) Fever syndrome, the Spirits Having Flown (album) and that period, about 1980, we were pretty well saturated at radio with our records and it got very, very. . . just too much. We had to pull away. We had to stop being the Bee Gees for a little while and concentrate on individual things. And, we were bringing up our children and writing for other people at the same time. But, basically not being the Bee Gees for a little while, because, I think, we’d been on the forefront and we’d, sort of, been out-played.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC . . . been out played)
- The Bee Gees‘ Barry Gibb has announced a special benefit performance on November 23rd at the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic gala in Boca Raton, Florida.
- In October 2016, just over a month after his 70th birthday, Barry Gibb released his second solo album, titled, In The Now. Gibb, whose last official solo release was 1984’s Now Voyager, wrote, co-produced, and performed on Barbra Streisand‘s 2005 collection, Guilty Pleasures.
- As was the case on that album, Gibb has once again enlisted the help of his sons Ashley and Stephen Gibb, along with co-producer John Merchant. The 12-track album features Gibb’s backing band for his recent Mythology tours.
- On June 26th, 2016 Barry Gibb guested with Coldplay in their set-closing appearance at England’s Glastonbury festival. Gibb hit the stage and performed a double shot of his group’s classic tunes tackling both 1967’s “To Love Somebody” and the 1977 Saturday Night Fever four-week chart-topper, “Staying Alive.”
- Both a career-spanning Bee Gees documentary and big screen biopic are currently in the works.