Bernie Quayle: Well, what about that Clive Anderson interview? Now, Barry and Robin
were not that keen to have their comments recorded. So when it came to talking to Maurice
about that thorny subject, I used a different approach.
Bernie Q: Incidentally, Clive Anderson asked if I could toss a few questions in. Do you
recognize this voice? "I think youre a bunch of tossers, too. Yes, its
Clive. This is your life." <pause, after a bit of laughter> You were the only
one that sat there for a while.
Maurice Gibb: Yes, I thought, "this is great." I thought the <bleep> had
done it now, cause we were in the Green Room watching Elvis Costello and I thought
it was pretty good. He still is not that bad. But we were told he was a huge fan and he
was gonna show the video. I went, "Oh! Well, in that case well do the
show." Cause we know we heard things about the show that well,
were not doing that. Who the hell is going on TV and get ripped apart by that, you
know? And they said, "Oh, no, no, no. Clives a big fan. He really wants you
on." And we went okay. Its funny how it turned out cause we
didnt think theyd show it, because I thought Clive would be too embarrassed to
show it. But its cause he thought it was theyre setting me
up. Thats what he thought. He thought we would go back and hed say, "Got
ya!" But we didnt. You know, "Ive got ya" would have planted
it. We dont mind being ripped apart, but dont rip the songs apart. Thats
something - cause theyre like our kids. You know, you dont do that. And
we [sic] told us he was gonna be really lovely. You know, we called ourselves Les
Tosseurs, you know, cause we put it on the Brit Awards when we were doing the
Brit Awards in London at the Earls Court. We had dressing room things, and Elton
[John] wanted a garden with his so we said, "Whats going on?" They were
building all afternoon with it while we were rehearsing. And then they built a whole
garden with a fountain and everything for Elton and he said, "I was only
joking." Anyway, we put on our door "Les Tosseurs As Seen On Father Ted."
Just as a joke you know on our dressing room door. So everyone was going
around saying, "Who could do that to the Bee Gees dressing room? Who put that on our
door?" And everyone was getting real mad because they thought someone was taking the
piss on this. And Barry said, "No, we did it." And they went, "Oh!
Its very funny, isnt it?" You know. But everyone was looking around for
the <bleep> who put that on our door. But thats what its all about.
Its fun. And we thought Clive was gonna be like that.
Bernie Q: You may not know this yet, but I know that the BBC are after you BBC Radio
2 to produce a program The Comedy Hour because youve <Maurice bursts out
laughing here> no seriously They know what a sense of humor you three
Maurice G: I know. Obviously, someone said the Bee Gees havent got a sense of humor.
I said, "Youre kidding! Everybody who knows us knows we always have a good
time, you know. I mean, and we expected actually to have a good time with Clive
cause Ive always liked him. Ive always liked his shows. I love - you
know - "Whos Line Is It Anyway?" Ive sort of followed his career a
bit cause he had a lot of that on PBS over here, you know, on cable and stuff. So I
was enjoying it. I said , "Oh, yeah. It should be fun to do that." And we were