(Record Mirror, February 17 1968)

Transcript by Alice DiJoseph

The Bee Gees are to headline their own show at the Hollywood Bowl on July 26 to start their 25 city USA tour.

The tour is to extend over seven weeks and is expected to gross a minimum of a million dollars for the group. The Bee Gees and their manager Robert Stigwood returned from Los Angeles last week with news of this tour, after two appearances at the Anaheim Convention Centre - where they grossed 70,000 dollars for their one night- and appearances on two American Network television shows.

The Bee Gees will be appearing in concert in America with an orchestra -as in their last appearance in this country, at the Saville. Said Robert Stigwood: "As  far as I know, this will be the first time in America a group will have appeared live, before an audience, with an orchestra to back them."

The group's next appearance in England will be on Wednesday, March 27, where they will be in concert with a 60-piece orchestra.

The Bee Gees have just returned from Scandinavia, where they played six concerts to capacity audiences. They were backed by a 25-piece orchestra. They are the first group to have three records in the Swedish Top Twenty, and also the first group to have records at numbers one and two in the German charts.

The group's proposed TV show, "Cucumber Castle," has had to be postponed - the schedule has been upset by recent illnesses within the group, and now by pressure of work.

The Bee Gees first film, "Lord Kitchener's Little Drummer Boys," based on an original idea of the group's, is to be filmed in Kenya, starting in May.

Back to List of Articles