(Disc and Music Echo, April 27 1968)

Transcript by Anne Marie

Bee Gees are to take over “Time For Blackburn” for 25 minutes of entire Gibb Brothers music on May 11.

Group will sing a selection of their songs and Tony Blackburn and a guest act will also be featured singing a Bee Gees song each.

There is a possibility that the boys will pen a special new song for Blackburn to perform.

Bee Gees’ million-dollar-earning American tour, which opens at the Hollywood Bowl on August 2, has been extended until September 28 so that they can star in the coast to coast “Hollywood Palace” TV show. For the 27 day tour, they will be accompanied by a 30 piece orchestra under conductor Bill shepherd, their music director.

Latest star to record Bee Gees songs is Nina Simone. Her new American single, set for release here next month is “To Love Somebody” backed with “I Can’t See Nobody”.

It’s A Silver “World”

The “Worlds” of the Bee Gees and veteran jazzman Louis Armstrong got a silver lining this week. Both are awarded coveted Silver Disc trophies for 250,000 British sales of their hits. Bee Gees got theirs for “World”, while Louis lands his for the number one smash “What A Wonderful World”. Cliff Richard wins his 24th Silver Disc for his Eurovision hit “Congratulations”.

Bee Gees, Cliff Richard, Seekers, Tremeloes and Hollies guest on the 500th “Saturday Club” on May 4.

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