(Disc & Music Echo, August 10, 1968)

Transcript by Anne Marie


The Bee Gees flew to America on Tuesday, to pick up their U.S. tour – the start of which had been delayed by Robin Gibb’s “mystery” illness. He was admitted to a London nursing home on July 28, then subsequently moved to a Sussex health farm, from which he was discharged last weekend – having recovered far more quickly than had originally been expected. The group will now open its U.S. itinerary at New York’s Forest Hills stadium tomorrow (Saturday).

Most of the early August dates, which have had to be cancelled, are now being slotted into the Bee Gees’ schedule later in the month on what were to have been free days. After its New York concert, the group flies to Chicago, where it spends the early part of next week in the recording studios.

Because of Robin’s speedy recovery, the Bee gees – who return to the NME Charts this week with their new single ‘I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You’ – will not now have to rearrange their commitments for later in the year. These include a European tour and filming on their first movie.

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