Bee Gees set the seal to their phenomenal career this week
with the announcement that they have been offered the chance to write full musical scores
for SIX major films, as well as a special West End stage production in London next year.
This includes an already completed film called "Wonder
Wall" which has been shot in Britain by a company financed by Alan Clore, son of the
millionaire. The group goes to Twickenham studios next week to see rushes of the film and
decide on the music.
The Gibb brothers, Barry, Maurice and Robin, left for a
weeks holiday on the Continent on Friday and will study film scripts before they
return to London.
With the announcement this week that the Home Office has
granted new work permits to the two Australian members of the group, Vincent Melouney and
Colin Petersen, plans are now going forward for the group to make major tours of America
and Australia in the New Year. They tour America for three weeks for an estimated
£130,000 in January, and Australia for three weeks following.
"Massachusetts" which keeps the group at number
one for the second week running in Britain has already shot to the number one spot in both
Holland and Germany this week. It wins the boys their first ever silver disc, awarded by
Disc and Music Echo for sales of over 250,000 in Britain.
Their LP "First" has already sold 250,000 copies
The groups Southern TV spectacular "Cucumber
Castle" which goes into production next week, will not be shot in colour especially
for the US and the Continent. This means plans for the Bee Gees to shoot a colour TV
spectacular during their Australian trip next year have been dropped.
Bee Gees have written another new number for the film
"The Mini-Mob" which stars Georgie Fame. Titled "All My Christmases"
it is sung in the film by the Majority.