Barry Gibb Signs With Columbia For New Solo Cd
I Will Never Forget My Brothers They Will Always Be A Part of Everything I do Our Dream Came True
The only surviving member of The Bee Gees – who co-founded the iconic seventies group with his brothers, Robin and Maurice – has signed a new record deal with Columbia Records and will release his second LP, In The Now, later this year
The Night Fever hitmaker is thrilled to be releasing a follow-up to his 1984 debut solo album, Now Voyager and sees it as a “new chapter”.
Of the signing, the 69-year-old star said: “This is a dream come true for me. It’s a new chapter in my life. I always hoped one day that The Bee Gees would be with Columbia or indeed Sony so, it’s a great joy for me to start again this way with such great people.”
In January 2003, Barry’s brother Maurice died of cardiac arrest at the age of 53. Nine years later, in May 2012, his sibling Robin died after a long battle with cancer.
Barry, the eldest of the three, has vowed to “never forget” both of his brothers and will keep their memory alive with his music
He said: “I will never forget my brothers, they will always be a part of everything I do. Our dream came true.”
Barry wrote the songs on the record with his sons Stephen and Ashley.
News of the new record comes after Barry joined Coldplay on stage at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, South West England, on Sunday.
Barry duetted with the Up & Up hitmakers frontman Chris Martin, performing acoustic renditions of The Bee Gees’ songs To Love Somebody and Stayin’ Alive.