Clear Channel Entertainment Television (CCETV) has announced today its
plan to participate in a multi-platform media project that will pay
tribute and celebrate the life of Maurice Gibb, organized by Robin Gibb,
both of whom were members of the world renowned Bee Gees. All activities
will revolve around the special tribute album, produced by
award-winning, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, planned for a major
release in June 2006. The announcement was made today by President of
Clear Channel Entertainment Television, Joe Townley.
Clear Channel Entertainment TV's plans include producing a television
show from a live tribute concert featuring top music artists performing
some of the Bee Gees' #1 hit songs, in addition to a behind-the-scenes
television series and DVD releases of both.
In memory of the untimely death of Robin's twin brother, Maurice, the
project will recognize his life and his impact on fans and music the
world over. A major tribute concert, being held in conjunction with the
CD release, will be broadcast live on a major television network.
Artists performing on the CD include Paul McCartney, Snoop Dogg, Sheryl
Crow, Black Eyed Peas, Wyclef Jean, Beyonce, Leann Rimes, Eric Clapton
& Rascal Flatts and it is hoped that many will participate in the
proposed concert. Notable charitable entities will be beneficiaries of
The "making of" television series is already being shot as
the artists and producers are in the planning, recording and mixing
stages of the tribute album. The episodes will document the making of
the album and live concert, and will include exclusive interviews with
the recording artists. Each show will lead up to the finale which
showcases the actual live concert. In conjunction with the television
series, CCETV will also release a DVD to include all episodes of the
series as well as the broadcast of the concert performances.
"This project brings yet another dimension to the hugely
successful Bee Gees history and is a part of the vision which Robin has
for keeping Maurice's -- and the Bee Gees' -- legacy alive to fans new
and old. We are proud to be playing a part in this grand plan,"
says Steve Sterling, Senior Vice President of CCETV.
John Campbell, under the GC Management banner, in which he is
partnered with Gibb co-manager Ken Graydon, adds, "Robin Gibb and
the Bee Gees have been recognized around the world for decades, and now
both their long-time fans, and new ones, will celebrate their music
through a whole new variety of media distribution, capturing the urban,
hip hop, country & pop genres of today."
The Bee Gees have won 7 Grammy awards, a long list of industry and
consumer recognitions honoring their songwriting, recording and
performances, including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Their "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack was one of the best
selling of all time. Among the classic hits on that album are
"Stayin' Alive," "More Than a Woman" and "How
Deep Is Your Love." They have sold over 130 million records
worldwide and are credited with having the most successful song
catalogue of all time."