(Disc & Music Echo, July 13, 1968)

Transcript by Anne Marie


Bee Gees are to stage another concert spectacular in London’s Royal Albert Hall, probably on September 27 or 28.

This will be the prelude to their autumn European tour and again, as in their previous Albert Hall extravaganza at the end of March, Bee Gees will be backed by a vast orchestra. Supporting bill is likely to include Barry Gibb’s own duo discovery, Marbles.

Group faces a hectic autumn schedule on their return from the States on September 7, despite last week’s relapse in Robin Gibb’s health (see Page 13). From September 9 for three weeks they shoot a French Tv spectacular in Brussels with the famous director Averti, which will be shown in Britain and America before the end of the year. Julie Driscol and the Brian Auger Trinity will guest.

After the Albert Hall concert, Bee Gees tour Holland, France and Belgium and spend the second half of October completing a Christmas album “American Opera” which includes tracks cut in New York recently.

From October 31 – November 30th they tour Germany opening at Bremen and are due to start shooting their film “Lord Kitchener’s Little Drummer Boys” in December, Film script has now been written by Peter Yeldham, who wrote “The Liquidator”.

Plans for 1969 will include more Tv spectaculars, including the oft-postponed “Cucumber Castle” which has not been scrapped contrary to reports.

Next week Bee Gees release a new album “Idea” which consists of 11 new Gibb Brothers songs and one track by Vince Meloney.

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