Late Bee Gees Singer Maurice Gibb Hid From His Wife Lulu At The Back Of His Office To Avoid Confronting Her As Their Marriage Crumbled, According To 1970s Pop Star Barry Blue.
Maurice and Lulu were already huge stars when they wed in 1969, but the relationship faltered amid the pressure of their careers, and they divorced in 1973.
Barry, a popular star in his native Britain in the early 1970s, had worked for Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood before finding fame, and he recalls being posted as a lookout in the street outside the band's management office in London to warn Maurice if Lulu was on her way.
Taking to Facebook.com to share his memories of Robert, who passed away on Monday (04Jan16), Barry writes, "Strangely enough I worked for Robert Stigwood in 1967 in my youth... my main job was to keep Maurice Gibb and Lulu apart for as long as possible as they were progressing towards divorce by standing on the corner of Brook Street and running into the office to inform Maurice of when she was within 100 yards of the door so he could nip out of the back... I'm sure I have a book to write somewhere..."
John Travolta And Bee Gees Star Barry Gibb Have Paid Tribute To Veteran Music Mogul Robert Stigwood Following His Death On Monday (04jan16).
Stigwood had a huge influence on the careers of both men as he guided the Bee Gees to stardom and produced Travolta's breakthrough movies Saturday Night Fever and Grease.
His death at the age of 81 was announced by Spencer Gibb on Monday, and following the news both Travolta and the Bee Gees singer shared their fondness for the beloved producer.
Pulp Fiction star Travolta told People.com, "Robert changed the world and only for the better and he was certainly important to my career. His legacy lives on and he will forever be remembered."
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Stigwood managed the career of the Bee Gees as well as Eric Clapton’s band Cream.
Robert Stigwood, the former manager of the Bee Gees has died aged 81. The Australian-born music mogul was famed for managing the career of the Gibb brothers, beginning in 1967 when he proclaimed them the year’s ‘Most Significant New Talent’. Stigwood was also a successful movie producer, working on films including Grease and Saturday Night Fever.
Continue reading: Bee Gees Manager And 'Grease' Producer Robert Stigwood Dies Aged 81
Banjo Player Bill Keith Has Lost His Battle With Cancer At The Age Of 75.
The musician passed away on Friday (23Oct15) in Bearsville, New York, according to the New York Times.
Keith recorded his first album, Livin' on the Mountain, with his college roommate, Jim Rooney, in 1962. He then joined Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys in 1963 and was best known for developing the 'Keith style' technique of playing the banjo during his short tenure with the group.
He worked as a session musician before joining the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and went on to work with the Bee Gees, singer Richie Havens and Judy Collins.
Continue reading: Banjo Player Bill Keith Loses Cancer Battle At 75
Singer Tina Arena Is Set To Join The Australian Record Industry Association (Aria) Hall Of Fame.
The Chains star will be inducted at a ceremony in Sydney next month (Nov15) in honour of her career achievements.
"The longevity of her recording career is a testament to enduring talent and artistry," says ARIA boss Dan Rosen. "We are proud to see Tina take her place amongst the icons of the Australian music industry in the ARIA Hall of Fame."
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Lulu reminisced about her four-year marriage to Maurice Gibb as she took to the stage at Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire for an energetic set.
Lulu reminisced about her marriage to Maurice Gibb as she took to the stage at Cornbury Festival.
The 'Shout' hitmaker - who was married to the Bee Gees star for four years - told the crowd at the Oxfordshire festival on Saturday (11.07.15) that she believed the couple were ''invincible'' in the early days of their relationship.
She said: ''I thought we were invincible but it appeared we were not.
Continue reading: Lulu Reminisces At Cornbury Festival
Robin Gibb's Son Has Declared The Birth Of His Second Child This Month (Jun15) Has Been Tinged With Sadness Because The Bee Gees Star Is Not Alive To Meet His Grandkids.
Gibb passed away in 2012, aged 62, after a battle with cancer, and he missed his son Robin-John, known as RJ, welcome his first child, a little boy named Maxwell, the following year (13).
RJ and his partner Megan are now celebrating the birth of their second son, Theodore-Alexander, who was born on 7 June (15), but the arrival has also brought sadness over the loss of Gibb.
RJ says, "I know that my father would have been a wonderful grandparent because he was such a loving, attentive and inspirational father. We miss him terribly and it is sad to know that had he lived just a little longer, he would have met his two grandsons: Maxwell and Theodore. Although they will never meet him, it is great that they will always hear his voice."
Continue reading: Robin Gibb's Son Welcomes Second Child
Production On A Musical Biopic About 1970s Icons The Bee Gees Has Hit A Snag After Writer/director Richard Curtis Dropped Out.
The Love, Actually moviemaker had been tapped to write the story about brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice and their rise to fame, but Curtis has now exited the project because he found their tale too tragic.
Maurice died in 2003, aged 53, and Robin died in 2012, aged 62.
Continue reading: Bee Gees Musical Biopic Loses Screenwriter
A Collection Of Lost Songs By Late Bee Gees Star Robin Gibb Is Set To Be Released Three Years After His Death.
The album features tracks which were recorded between 1969 and 1970, many of which were destined for his second solo record, Sing Slowly Sisters, which was never released.
The rarities have been salvaged by fans and collectors, and Gibb started putting them together himself around 10 years ago. The project was continued by producer Andrew Sandoval after Gibb passed away in 2012, and the album, titled Saved By The Bell, is due for release in the U.K. in June (15).
The record will mark Gibb's second posthumous release following 2014's 50 St. Catherine's Drive, which featured music recorded by the star between 2006 and 2008.
Barry Gibb, Bee Gees, Robin Gibb and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony - Press Room New York City, USA - at the Waldorf Astoria hotel Monday 15th March 2010
Bill Wyman, Bee Gees and Rolling Stones - Bill Wyman, former bassist of the Rolling Stones, and his daughter London, England - A celebration of The Bee Gees at Battersea Evolution benefiting the Outward Bound Trust Friday 9th January 2009
Bee Gees Friday 30th May 2008 Music legend Barry Gibb of the 'Bee Gees', also co-chair of the Miami Beach Health Foundation Board of Directors, Hosting the kick-off inauguration of the Charity Poker Tournament at the Hollywood Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino California, USA
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