"ROBIN GIBB SETTLEMENT"
(New Musical Express, June 21 1969)

Transcript by Alice DiJoseph

A series of "An Evening With Robin Gibb" concerts, using a large orchestra, are planned by the former Bee Gees' lead singer at the end of this year. His first solo single is scheduled for release and a settlement has been reached in his conflict with the rest of the Bee Gees and their manager Robert Stigwood.

Robin's solo debut is confirmed as "Saved By The Bell," on which he is composer, arranger, and producer as well as singer. Polydor release it next Friday June 27. The "B" side is another "all-his-own-work" number, "Alexandria Gooidtime."

The settlement -which ends 10 lost weeks of his career-  was finalised on Wednesday. It states that Robin, the Bee Gees and the Stigwood Organisation have now come to an agreement, and that the group and Robin will work together on joint projects for part of each year.

Robin will pursue a solo career, will have a five-year agreement with the Stigwood Organisation to operate his new publishing company; and a new five-year recording contract with the organisation for "his products" to be released by Polydor and Atlantic.

The settlement adds that Chris Hutchins will act as Robin Gibb's personal manager, on behalf of the Stigwood Organisation, during the time Robin continues to be associated with the Bee Gees.

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* Robin Gibb has produced a new Decca single by unknown singer Clare Tori "Love for Living," released today (Friday). The song is her own composition.

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