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Barry Gibb's new album "In The Now" will be released in November!

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Barry Gibb's new album "In The Now"
is coming out in November

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Barry Gibb's long-awaited new solo album has now been officially annouced!

While we are still reliving the exchitement of Glastonbury, the well-timed announcement was made by Columbia Records about the upcoming Barry Gibb solo album.  

Here's a quick summary from PRNewswire.com:

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Barry Gibb at Glastonbury 2016

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"Barry Gibb still slays!"
Barry with Chris Martin (June 26, 2016)

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Barry Gibb made a surprise appearance during the grand finale of Glastonbury 2016 and sang with Coldplay two classic Bee Gee tunes to the enthusiastic crowd

At around that time "Barry Gibb" was reportedly trending in the U.K. social media.  Barry Gibb himself tweeted: "Wow! I'm on the pyramid stage with Coldplay at GlastoFest. Go figure!  Another lifetime experience! Wish me luck!" 

Here are some of what the press had to say about the memorable performance. 

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Barry Gibb cancels duet with Chris Martin at Glastonbury?

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The Sun reporting the cancellation

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Rumors have been flying with speculation  about Barry possibly joining Coldplay at Glastonbury's center stage on June 26th.  Now the British press reported that
Barry's appearance has been cancelled...

The last time we heard from Barry's management about the issue, nothing had been confirmed.  Still, there is a general anticipation for a surprise appearance among the fan community, but now The Sun (online version dated June 15, 2016) et al. reported that Barry was forced to pull out of it due to family illness.

Here is a quick summary from The Sun which has always been the primary source in this regard. 

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4 years on - Remembering Robin Gibb

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Robin Gibb in Kyoto (October 24, 1974)

 

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"Life is too short.  In Robin's case, absolutely too short.  We should have had 20 years, 30 years of his magnificent mind and his beautiful heart." 

(Barry Gibb - Addressing the congregation at St. Mary's Church in Thame, Oxfordshire on June 8, 2012)

 

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Paper-jacket reissue of remastered "Sgt. Pepper" soundtrack

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"Sgt. Pepper" soundtrack to be remastered and reissued
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(Photo courtesy of Universal Music Japan)

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The original soundtrack recordings of the film "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" featuring Bee Gees and Peter Frampton will be reissued on SHM-CD by Universal Music Japan on June 29, 2016

According to the Universal Music Japan's website, this two-disc set (UICY-77763-4) , priced 3,309 yen including tax, is part of the "Friends of the Beatles" project which commemorates the one and only visit of the Beatles to Japan that took place in June 1966.  

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