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Barry Gibb 'In The Now' is Record of the Week on BBC Radio 2

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'In the Now' as Record of the Week
on BBC - Radio 2

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Barry Gibb's new song 'In the Now' made the BBC Radio 2 playlist as the "Record of the Week" (Wednesday,  31st August).

Sorry this is rather old news, but go to BBC - Radio 2 playlist and scroll down to see the song listed!  How great is it for the week of Barry's 70th birthday!

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43 years ago today, Bee Gees kicked off their Japan tour with a sold-out gig in Tokyo

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Bee Gees in Tokyo (the opening night for 1973)
<Just wish more light were on Maurice!!>

 

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43 years ago today, the Bee Gees kicked off the Japanese leg of their Life In A Tin Can tour with a sold-out gig at Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo.

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43 years ago today, Barry Gibb turned 27 in Japan

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September 1, 1973, Barry Gibb during the rehearsal

for the Bee Gees' first Tokyo gig that year
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43 years ago today, Barry Gibb celebrated his 27th birthday in Japan - as he and his brothers kicked off their 1973 Japanese tour which took them to seven different Japanese cities, giving nine concerts in all.

The photo shows Barry during the rehearsal for the opening day of the second Japanese tour of the Bee Gees, at Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Hall.  He is a picture of concentration here strumming his trademark white guitar with his eyes closed.

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Barbara Gibb, mother of Bee Gees & Andy Gibb, passes at 95

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Billboard (online version)
reporting the passing of Barbara Gibb

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Sad, sad news.  Barbara Gibb, mother of the Bee Gees (Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb) and Andy Gibb passed away at the age of 95 in Miami on Friday night, August 13 (local time).  Please rest in peace.  Our thoughts are with her family.  

According to Billboard (online version dated August 13, 2016), Barbara was with family and friends when she passed.

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For U.S. residents only - Win the opportunity to attend a Barry Gibb rehearsal

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Win a chance to witness history!

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Enter for a chance to win travel and accommodations to attend the Barry Gibb "In The Now" rehearsal scheduled to take place on August 20, 2016.  Entries will be accepted until August 18.

The sweepstakes were announced in late July.    Now more details are available at this link including the official rules.

Unfortunately, only U.S. residents are eligible to enter.

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