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
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.