MAURICE MAY SAY 'NO' TO
(Disc & Music Echo, May
Bee Gee Maurice Gibb may turn down his part in the film
version of the hit show "Hair" - because the role requires him to appear in the
While Maurice was holidaying in New York this week with Lulu, his brother Barry, who is to
play the starring part of "Claud" told Disc: "Maurice doesn't like at all
the idea of being seen nude on the screen and may back out of the film because of
As exclusively revealed in Disc last week, Maurice plays the part of "Wolf" who
falls in love with a picture of Mick Jagger, while Barry plays "Claud".
No such problems for Barry. "In the nude scene, 'Claud' is kept covered up in a white
shirt," he said. "My own first reaction to the offer to appear in
"Hair" was to turn it down as well - because I love stories, and there's no real
story in this show. I also think that the bulk of the public hate hippies which is what
it's all about. Still, the show has been a huge success and I will do the film. But later
on, I'd love to do a film with a real storyline."
Bee Gees meanwhile release their new single, "Tomorrow, Tomorrow" - their first
which does not feature Robin Gibb - tomorrow (Friday) and at the same time Barry Gibb
confirmed that Maurice does play on the solo single, "Saved by the Bell" which
Robin has said he plans to release. "I don't see how Robin can go ahead with this
single in view of this fact" says Barry. "As for its being a very commercial hit
record, I've heard it and frankly I just can't agree."
A reconciliation with Robin now seems right out of the question and Barry is ready to
audition a permanent replacement.
Bee Gee Maurice Gibb was resting two black eyes today (Thursday) but, according to brother
Barry, has not broken his nose as reported on Tuesday following his crash on Monday night
when he swerved to avoid a hit and run driver just l0 yards from his home in Kinnerton
Street, Belgravia, London.
The crash occurred when Maurice, driving home from dinner at "Mr Chow's"
restaurant in Knightsbridge, saw a car attempting to overtake at high speed in the rear
view mirror of his Rolls-Royce and swerved to avoid it only to crash into a high kerb. The
overtaking car drove on without stopping.
Maurice's two passengers were both hurt. Fashion photographer Brian Duffy broke his nose
as he hit the car's mirror, while Roberto Bassanini, a close friend of Cynthia Lennon, who
was in Maurice's house with Lulu, suffered severe facial cuts.
Maurice ran to his house where Lulu collapsed with shock. They then phoned Barry, who
lives in nearby Eaton Square, and he drove the injured passengers to St. George's
Hospital. Said Maurice "I'm lucky, I was the least hurt of the three of us".
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