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The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Run DMC
Riker won 3 Grammy Awards for work with The Fugees,
Lauryn Hill and Santana. He has recorded and mixed tracks
for artists including Michael Jackson & Aretha Franklin
to Kid Rock. Read
Martin , Beu Sisters, Verve Pipe
Steiger toured with Paul Simon, P.M. Dawn and worked extensively
with Joe Jackson including his Grammy-winning Symphony No.
produced a pioneering DVD for Run-DMC and composed original
music for the film American Psycho. Read
Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Toto, Beatles
Grammy nominations for classical engineering, John has worked
on some great soundtracks from Philadelphia to the current
Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. Read
out the StudioExpresso online event calendar
Party time this weekend!
Veteran music & entertainment producers Jimmy Iovine and
Joel Gallen to produce NFL Super Bowl XXXVII halftime show
in San Diego
industry icons Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope
Geffen A&M Records, and Joel Gallen, director-producer
of Tenth Planet Productions are the official NFL producers
of the Super Bowl XXXVII Half-time Show. Michael Dempsey (Michael
Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special) is the co-producer.
No Doubt and
Twain are among those set to perform on Friday Night Super
Bowl Bash, a new entertainment special to be broadcast from
the New Orleans Arena, Fri., Feb. 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m., live
ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Bowl XXXVII is slated for Sunday, Jan. 26 in San Diego and
will air on ABC. More than 800 million people worldwide annually
watch the event, including 130 million viewers in the U.S.
Super Bowls account for the top ten most-watched TV programs
of all time. Last year's Super Bowl Halftime Show featuring
U2 created one of the most memorable moments in entertainment
history, according to numerous reports.
45th annual Grammy Awards will be staged at Madison Square
Garden on Feb. 23, 2003. The show will be broadcast
by CBS from 8 - 11:30 p.m. (live in the East, tape delayed
in the West). The awards presentation is telecast annually
to an international audience of over 2 billion in 180 countries.
For more details on this years Grammy's, visit www.grammy.com
the Grammy goes to...Congrats to all Grammy nominees and a
special hip hip hooray to studioexpresso special friends:
Saadiq, Brian "Big Bass" Gardner, Doug Sax,
Ron Fair, Jack Joseph Puig, Michael
C Ross, Arif Mardin, Elliot
Schmitt, Scott Litt, Dre Dre, Elvis Costello, Craig Street
and Rick Rubin.
artists were given 4 or more nominations this year including
Avril Lavigne, Norah Jones, Ashanti, Alan Jackson, Bruce Springsteen,
and Raphael Saadiq (formerly of Tony Tony! Tone!), Eminem,
and Sheryl Crow. Norah Jones, the daughter of legendary sitar
player Ravi Shankar grabed eight Grammy nominations for her
best-selling album Come Away With Me. Other nominations include
Chad Kroeger of Nickleback, Remy Shand, India.Arie, Vanessa
Carlton, Erykah Badu, Elvis Costello, Dr. Dre, No Doubt and
Johnny Cash for his collaboration with Fiona Apple.
Universal Music Group scored a leading 151 Grammy Award nominations,
followed by BMG with 71, Warner Music Group with 61, Sony
with 56 and EMI with 53.
Grammy Awards will make its return to New York City after
a four-year stint in Los Angeles. Pierre Cossette is executive
producer, Ken Ehrlich is writer/producer, Walter Miller is
producer/director, John Cossette is supervising producer and
Tisha Fein is coordinating producer.
of the Year
"A Thousand Miles"--Vanessa Carlton
Ron Fair, producer; Tal Herzberg, Jack Joseph Puig & Michael
Know Why"--Norah Jones
Norah Jones, Arif Mardin & Jay Newland, producers; Arif
Mardin & Jay Newland, engineers/mixers
Album of the Year
Dixie Chicks & Lloyd Maines, producers; Gary Paczosa,
engineer/mixer; Robert Hadley & Doug Sax, mastering engineers
The Eminem Show--Eminem
Jeff Bass, Dr. Dre, Eminem & Denaun Porter, producers;
Steve Baughman, Mauricio "Veto" Iragorri & Steve
King, engineers/mixers; Brian "Big Bass" Gardner,
Come Away With Me--Norah Jones
Norah Jones, Arif Mardin, Jay Newland & Craig Street,
producers; Husky Huskolds, Arif Mardin & Jay Newland,
engineers/mixers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Ask A Woman Who Knows--Elliot
Scheiner & Al
Schmitt, engineers (Natalie Cole)
Morning View--Mike Einzinger, Dave Holdredge, Scott Litt &
Rick Will, engineers (Incubus)
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Dr. Dre; Nellee Hooper; Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis; Arif
Mardin; Rick Rubin
list of nominees can be found at: Grammy
Shuffle At Sony - Mottola to Lack
NBC executive Andrew Lack has been named chairman/CEO
of Sony Music Entertainment. Lack -- who has been president/COO
of the television network since June 2001 and served as president
of NBC News prior to that -- will join Sony early next month.
He will be based in New York, reporting to Howard Stringer,
chairman/CEO of Sony Corp. of America.
are delighted that Andy will join Sony and lead our music
company," Stringer said in a statement. "He is the
most rare of senior entertainment executives, equally adept
at business, management, strategy and value creation, as well
as a consummate and proven developer of content, talent, and
ideas. His skills and energy will be of enormous value as
we move to transform our music business in this most challenging
time for that industry."
to working at NBC, Lack spent many years at CBS, where Stringer
was a top executive.
Lack replaces Thomas D. Mottola, who stepped down on
Jan 9th after 14 years as chief. He is planning to launch
a new label in partnership with Sony. "I have been thinking
about taking up this new challenge for about a year, and really
made the decision to go forward only recently," Mottola
Restructuring at RCA
The consolidation of RCA Records and J Records began on Jan
8th as part of an across the board cutback initiative by the
RCA Music Group, an estimated fifty employees were released
from both RCA and J.
official announcements soon regarding staffing issues for
the newly merged promo department including permanent field
rep territories reflecting a blending of remaining RCA and
J field reps. Look for J Records Executive VP Richard Palmese
to assume the helm of the new promo team. Expect J West Coast
promo domo Mike Bergin to relocate to Times Square as VP/Promotion,
and incumbent J Rock exec Chris Woltman to head up the labels
Rock efforts as SVP/Rock. Other incumbent RCA promo execs
who are part of the new look RCA squad are Bill Burrs (VP
Rock), Cheryl Khaner (VP/AC), John DiMaio (Sr. Director Modern
Rock) and Dennis Blair (West Coast Rock National).
chairman/CEO Clive Davis, who was forced out as head of Arista
Records in 2000 only to successfully launch J Records as a
joint venture with Arista parent BMG, is selling out his 50%
stake in J to BMG and merging it with RCA, where he will become
chairman of the combined labels, to be known as the new RCA
Making way for Davis is Bob Jamieson, who exits as chairman/CEO
of the former RCA Music Group, which consisted of RCA, BMG
Canada, RCA Label Group--Nashville, RCA Victor Group, strategic
marketing, BMG Special Products, and BMG Heritage. These entities-except
for RCA--now fall under the control of BMG COO Michael Smellie,
at least for the time being. Davis will report to BMG chairman/CEO
Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, who has also named J's president/COO Charles
Goldstuck as president/COO of RCA Music Group. Richard Sanders
stays on executive VP/GM of RCA Records.
Warner moving its distribution headquarters from Burbank to
New York City
Warner will be based alongside the HQ of parent company WMG.
"While the restructuring necessitates some painful changes,
these are crucial in strengthening the organization and enabling
us to continue to uphold WEA's longstanding tradition of excellence,"
says CEO Jim Caparro.
The WEA restructuring includes transition from 10 branch offices
to four regional offices based in Atlanta, L.A., Minneapolis
and N.Y., in response to a shift in WEA's customer base. Branches
in San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit and Dallas will be shuttered,
as will marketing offices in Boston and Philly, affecting
a total of 30-45 people.
As a result, approximately 50 positions will be relocated
to WEA's new East Coast home base, including sales and marketing
along with their support staffs. Services such as finance,
credit, IT and auditing will stay in Burbank for now. A number
of employees currently in those positions will be offered
the opportunity to relocate to company's new headquarters.
Those who choose not to do so will be offered assistance in
job placement within WMG, AOLTW and outside companies.
do Richard Strauss, Roy Rogers, and Jerry Garcia have in common?
Right, all three have had recordings of their work mastered
by Paul Stubblebine.
Paul Lawson, leader of The
Persuasions with Paul Stubblebine upon completion of The Persuasion¹s
new CD "Might As Well" for Arista/Grateful Dead
For nearly thirty years Stubblebine has been working
in the San Francisco area, mastering records for a varied
clientele that also includes Herbie Hancock, Sly Stone and
is awfully particular when it comes to equipment purchases.
For the last three years his studio has relied extensively
technology. "I first became familiar with Z-Systems through
their switchers and routers, when I was mixing a project at
Skywalker Sound. Although I'm purchasing some of this equipment
now, the first pieces we brought into our facility were the
z Q6 Six-Channel Mastering Equalizer and the z CL6 Six-Channel
Z-Systems has focused on engineering digital products that
sound musical. "You
obviously have to have equalizers and compressors that are
highly musical. But surround sound is a
rapidly growing area of the industry, and these pieces let
you link or decouple the front channels from the center and
rears very quickly."
JONES FINDS NEUMANN KMS 105 VOCAL MIC ON HER PATH TO STARDOM
Jones on performing on tour with the Neumann KMS 105. (PHOTO
CREDIT: Image Direct)
Two-thousand two was a whirlwind year for Norah Jones culminating
in five 2003 Grammy Award nominations in the following categories:
Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best
Pop Female Vocal Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album. With
the extraordinary success of her debut full-length album,
"Come Away With Me" (Blue Note),
that the young singer/pianist, used to playing tiny jazz clubs,
now finds herself selling-out major venues in the U.S. and
Europe. To meet the challenge of playing larger venues for
an ever-growing throng of adoring fans, Jones has quickly
learned the benefit of using the best possible equipment,
exclusively adopting Neumann and Sennheiser
Sennheiser wireless ear monitors during the middle of last
to Lee Moro, who joined Jones and her band as front of house
engineer and production manager earlier this year, changing
over to Neumann and Sennheiser microphones in June made a
world of difference to her sound. Moro singles out the Neumann
KMS 105 vocal microphone for particular praise. "It's
real sounding and not incredibly colored," he observes.
"It's a really wide-open mic. For Norah, and for what
we're doing with it, it's perfect."
Rosen, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America
(RIAA), will step down from her post by the end of this year,
the organization said last week.
leaving to spend more time with her family, the RIAA said
in a statement. She became CEO in 1998 and spent 17 years
overall with the RIAA, the recording industry's lobbying group.
Rosen will work with Cary Sherman, the RIAA's president, to
search for a successor, the statement said.
January 2003 marks Favored
Nation's 4th year in business. Look for new releases by
Leggs "Guitar Bones" on January 28th.
first heard Adrian in the earlier days of Relativity records.
His performance style was stunning. He would choose odd tunings
to make his compositions sound lush and exotic. Adrian incorporates
tuning changes in the body of his pieces. He does this with
amazing speed and intonational accuracy. I had the good fortune
to tour with him and Joe Satriani on a G3 tour of Europe some
years ago. We became close friends and after getting to know
him I discovered a newly found respect for the man. I'll never
forget the time we were in Berlin and we all went out to get
into some mischief. Well, some of you may have heard o! Adrian
traveled on our bus and many a nights we spent discussing
music and various human philosophies. It's a great honor to
be working with this extraordinary musician. I think you will
enjoy his CD," says FN founder Steve Vai.
Country star Dwight
Yoakam, who previously recorded for Reprise
Records, now has his own label, Electrodisc Records,
which will be distributed through Audium
Records, the Nashville label owned by Koch Entertainment.
Distribution, incidentally, has just signed a North American
distribution deal with SST Records, whose catalog features
Husker Du, the Minutemen, Bad Brains, Descendents, and Soundgarden,
and is also distributing product for Detroit Public Television's
DPTV Media label.
indie label Audium Records run by Dwight's longtime buddy
Nick Hunter. According to Dwight's manager Mark Hartley, Nick
was there at Warner Brothers when Dwight who has sold
20 million albums so far launched his career in the
will make an album, and Nick and his label, home to Charlie
Daniels, Daryle Singletary, Dale Watson and others, will distribute
it, Hartley said. Look for new music in the spring. In the
meantime, Dwight continues to push his Bakersfield Biscuits
and his companion Lanky Links sausage, and Dwight is releasing
a four-CD boxed set called Reprise Please Baby: The Warner
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Spyro Gyra's "Original Cinema"
Ater 25 years as founder, producer, chief songwriter,
and saxophone wizard with Spyro Gyra, Jay
Beckenstein speaks about their new cd released on
Heads Up Int, one of the premier crossover jazz
labels. "In the end, it's about feeling," Beckenstein
says. "When I was playing experimental classical music
in college, as intellectual and unemotional as it could be,
I was paying my bills by gigging with blues bands
it was the blues that gave me a rush. Eventually I went to
jazz for more sophistication, but I never wanted to lose the
As a first
step on this project, Beckenstein turned his home studio,
Bear Tracks Studios
inside out, replacing his recording gear with a new and unfamiliar
setup. "I wanted to change my way of working," he
explains. "I wanted to experiment as I wrote, and embrace
anything exciting and new that came up, as opposed to looking
for a way to produce pleasant-sounding music or things that
are reminiscent of what we've done in the past. I
also didn't run away from dark-sounding melodies or moody
chords this time," he adds.
keyboardist Tom Schuman, guitarist Julio Fernandez, bassist
Scott Ambush, and drummer Joel Rosenblatt have sold more than
ten million copies of twenty-plus albums and tearing it up
on marathon tours throughout the world. Thier 2001release
In Modern Times spent 64 weeks on Billboard's Contemporary
Jazz Album chart, peaking at #2.
Enjoy the visual play of these great musicians!Spyro
Gyra on CD NOW
More Bridge To Cross, latest cd release from Mighty
Mighty Sam McClain changes the face of the blues with his
new album "One More Bridge To Cross". Released on
his own label, Mighty Music, the CD has a fresh sound and
focuses more on Sam's powerful and heart-breakingly beautiful
voice. Produced soley by the Mighty one himself, this new
release is the culmination of a life-long dream. This music,
like the singer, speaks passionately about life, love, faith
and the simpler things in-between.. Pre-order
the cd here. It won't disappoint ya! Mighty Sam, Mighty
Sam CD NOW
Late 2002 Ark
21 Records released Voices
Of Hope to benefit the Sabera Foundation.
Featuring some of the world's top selling artists, including
Alanis Morissette, Sting, Ricky Martin,
Elton John, and Placido Domingo, the idea of
the album came from Melanie Griffith and her sister
Tracy. The 14-track disc contains brand new music from Alanis,
Antonio Banderas, Latin Grammy winner Alejandro
Sanz, Vincente Amigo, Melanie Griffith and Tracy Griffith.
The album also contains previously released tracks, however
each song has been altered to make them unique to the CD.
This eclectic album has Elton John dueting with Luciano Pavarotti
on "Live Like Horses." Antonio Banderas sings a
beautiful rendition of "Imagine" with the girls
of the foundation singing the chorus. Latin Grammy winner,
Juanes teams up with Ketama and the girls from
the foundation on "Dame La Mano". Penelope Cruz
sings with J.M. Serrat and Vincente Amigo on "Penelope."
The Sabera Foundation focuses its efforts on the social
transformation of young women in India. The Foundation dedicates
its resources to the creation of safe shelter, health care,
education, nutrition and self-employment programs. Started
in 1999 by Nacho Cano after seeing a young girl, Sabera, begging
in the street for food and water, the foundation now houses
140 girls (with 95 waiting) in Kalitala, Calcutta. After being
introduced to the foundation by Penelope Cruz, Melanie
and her husband Antonio quickly became involved. Melanie and
Penelope currently preside as Co-Presidents of the foundation
in the United States along with supermodel, Esther Cañadas
who is Director of the foundation in New York. The sales from
every disc sold will benefit the Sabera Foundation in the
hopes of raising enough money to build a second shelter home
and hospital to help treat many more than the 2,000 now treated
For more information on the Sabera Foundation, please contact
at PMK/HBH Public Relations, 310.289.6200.
NAMM Show opened last Thursday Jan 16th, bringing together
a record 1,309 exhibiting companies, a record number of international
attendees and thousands of retail buyers for the music products
industrys largest annual event in the United States.
presented the 2003 NAMM Concert Honoring Sir
Elton John: A Benefit for Music Education. Emmy Award
winner Eric McCormack (NBCs Will & Grace)
hosted the benefit held on Friday night at the Arrowhead Pond
in Anaheim, California. Guest performers included: Vanessa
Carlton, Ray Charles, Nikka Costa, Amy Grant, Bruce Hornsby,
Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Michael McDonald, John Mayer, Take
6, Rufus Wainwright, and Brian Wilson.
and the band - Davey Johnstone, Guy Babylon, Bob Birch, John
Mahon and Nigel Olsson - will be appearing at the Tabernacle,
Atlanta, Georgia, for two special concerts on Tuesday February
18th and Wednesday February 19th, to benefit the Elton
John Aids Foundation(EJAF). Both performances will be
NAMM Summer Session Nashville, TN, USA
July 18-20, 2003
Stolen Beatles Tapes Come Together!
According to London AP on Jan 10th, Police raids in England
and the Netherlands recovered what could be about 500 original
Beatles tapes that were stolen in the 1970s, including some
disappeared shortly after the 1969 Beatles sessions, which
attempted a more back-to-basics approach to recording after
the 1968 "White Album." The recovered reels are
believed to contain dozens of entire songs, as well as snippets
of tracks the band attempted, then abandoned. Along with new
songs, the Beatles ran through earlier tracks for old time's
Back" originally was written to satirize negative attitudes
toward immigration in Britain in the late 1960s. In early
versions, it was referred to as the "Commonwealth Song"
and "No Pakistanis."
Federation of the Phonographic Industry led the investigation
with help from London detectives. They first identified suspects
who were thought to have been involved in the theft and handling
of the tapes. Further inquiries across Europe led to the joint
operation by British and Dutch police. Two people were arrested
last week in West London, and three at an undisclosed location
south of Amsterdam, police said.
XXX IN PARIS INSTALLS 5.1 SYSTEM FROM ATC
of a recently completed rebuild of Studio 2, Studio PLUS
XXX has upgraded the control room main monitor system
with the installation of a 5.1-channel system from British
manufacturer ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company). The system
comprises three of the company's flagship SCM 300A PRO soffit-mounted
units handling LCR plus two SCM 100ASL PROs for surrounds.
According to owner Claude Sahakian, the multi-channel system
has been installed to handle film and DVD projects.
3, a mixing, overdubbing, pre and post production and digital
room on the second floor at PLUS XXX, has had many years of
success with a
stereo ATC SCM 200ASL PRO monitor system, Sahakian reports.
northeast of central Paris, Studio PLUS XXX attracts artists
all over Europe and North America. Local and international
diverse as Pavarotti, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Hooverphonic
and MC Solaar
have worked at the three-room complex, which most recently
sessions in the revamped Studio 2 by Keziah Jones, with Grammy-winning
Russell "Dragon" Elevado (Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys,
international star Billy Crawford is recording a single in
in Aston Down in rural Gloucestershire, England, ATC
was established in London
in 1974 by acoustics engineer and musician Bill Woodman. ATC's
drivers are manufactured in-house to exacting tolerances and
are legendary for their many design innovations, such as the
company's renowned Soft Dome midrange driver, which achieves
exceptionally broad and even dispersion to produce a flat
response anywhere in the room.
Plus XXX: Tel : +33 (0)1 42 02 21 02 Fax : +33 (0)1 42 45
03 53 Email : email@example.com
Grammy Nominations & recent artists working at Avatar
From L-R: Dave O'Donnell
(Engineer), Ron Goldstein (Verve), Aaron Neville, Anthony
Wilson, Rob Mounsey (Producer) in Studio A tracking for upcoming
Jane Monheit (front), Sushi Kosugi (Producer, rear left) and
Roy Hendrickson (Engineer, rear right) in Studio B for a vocal
to studio manager Tino
Avatar had a very good year. Here's some recent activity:
STUDIO A- NEVE 8068
Aaron Neville recently visiting to cut a record for Verve
Records. Rob Mounsey produced and Dave O'Donnell engineered
the sessions to Pro Tools. Aya Takemura assisted.
Gregg Wattenberg recently in with Warner Record's artist Pat
McGee, commencing tracking for a new record. Engineering is
John Agnello assisted by Ross Petersen.
Heyer Records recently did a two record stint with engineer
Jim Anderson using Avatar's Steinway B piano. Marc Copland
and Greg Osby did a duet record, and the Donald Harrison trio
record features Billy Cobham and Ron Carter. Frank Nagel Heyer
produced the sessions and Peter Doris assisted.
artist "K Fox" recently in recording strings and
horns for the upcoming release.
Engineering was Niko Bolas with help from assistant engineer
Grammy Award winning producer Andrew Lippa recently in producing
music for the upcoming release of "Legally Blonde II"
for MGM Studios. Vince Caro engineered the sessions assisted
by Aya Takemura.
Scialfa was recently in with Grammy winning engineer Trina
Shoemaker putting the finishing touches on her album. Ross
Petersen assisted the string sessions.
SONY PICTURES recently in recording music for "Mona Lisa
Smile" with engineer James Farber producer Randy Poster.
Jazz Records and producer/arranger extraordinaire Bob Belden
recently recorded the Classical Jazz Quartet: pianist Kenny
Barron, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, bassist Ron Carter and
drummer Lewis Nash. The album, Plays Bach, is a collection
of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Records recently in to record McCoy Tyner and Monty Alexander
Trio using Sony's DSD format. Telarc's Jack Renner and Elaine
Martone engineered and produced, respectively with assistance
from Aya Takemura and Peter Doris.
Pacifique Recording Studios has installed its second 96-channel
Solid State Logic XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue console
in Studio East (pictured)
XL x2 for Pacifique!
Recording Studios has installed its second 96-channel
State Logic XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue console
in Studio East. The second XL, as specified by owners Joe,
Ken and Vic Deranteriasian, will address the overwhelming
demand for XL studio time created by the initial XL installation
in Pacifique's Studio West. Top recording acts like Britney
Spears, Destiny's Child, Christina Aguilera, Shania Twain,
Will Smith and Natalie Cole look to Pacifique as a place to
create mega-hits on the cutting edge technology Pacifique
is noted for.
producer/engineer Dexter Simmons has recently used Pacifique's
original XL, along with Brad Gilderman, DJ Quick and Jean-Marie
Horvat and the response from these well-known producers/engineers
is impressive. " For our clients, the mixing experience
cannot be duplicated on anything less than an XL, and that
is why we bought our second one," says owner Joe. The
internal surround sound mixing capabilities are a big plus,"
Vic explains. "As surround mixing becomes the norm, the
XL gives us capacity to address this market. Also, we worked
closely with SSL engineers to integrate our 50-inch plasma
display and the Pro-Tools computer to be able to switch Pro-Tools,
the DK audio scope and the SSL computer seamlessly throughout
the studio. This capability allows us to quickly view different
aspects of a session and still remain focused on the music."
clients love every aspect of the console," states Ken.
"They feel that the sound is more open, the EQ's are
more powerful, the computer offers incredible speed and the
automated panning facilities, even for stereo mixes, are excellent."
Joe Deranteriasian at Pacifique: 818-761-8042 Phone 818-761-9277
to Maurice Gibb - 1949-2003
200 mourners, including singer Michael Jackson and other celebrities,
joined family members last Wednesday at a private funeral
for former Bee Gee Maurice
Gibb as the county medical examiner's office disclosed
it was reviewing the Bee Gee's sudden death.
53, who played keyboards and bass in the band, died Sunday
Jan. 12, 2003 at a hospital three days after doctors decided
to operate on a blocked intestine after he suffered cardiac
Gees, short for the Brothers Gibb, were a falsetto-voiced
disco sensation during the 1970s, with a string of hits from
the movie "Saturday Night Fever," including "Stayin'
Alive" and "Night Fever." Their contributions
to the album in 1977 made it the best-selling movie soundtrack
ever, with more than 40 million copies sold.
had nine No. 1 songs, wrote dozens of hits for other artists,
and sold more than 110 million records - placing them fifth
in pop history behind Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael
Jackson and Paul McCartney. Known for their close harmonies
and original sound, the Bee Gees are members of the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame.
wrote and produced songs for Barbara Streisand, Diana Ross
and Dionne Warwick in the 1980s. They also wrote the Kenny
Rogers and Dolly Parton hit "Islands in the Stream."
The Bee Gees run a music production company in Miami called
Middle Ear Studios.
from England, the brothers gained fame as a teen pop group
in Australia, then returned to England in the 1960s.The Bee
Gees released three studio albums and went on a world tour
in the 1990s. The live album from the tour "One Night
Only," sold more than 1 million albums in the United
was a truly talented artist and a wonderful man full of wit
and passion for life," Bee Gees manager Allen Kovac said
in a statement.
Gees -- twins Maurice and Robin, and their older brother Barry
-- have lived in South Florida since the late 1970s. Their
younger brother, Andy, who had a successful solo career, died
in 1988 at age 30 from a heart ailment. Gibb's first wife
was British singer Lulu. He and
his second wife, Yvonne, were married for more than 20 years
and had two children.
obtained from Middle Ear
studios. One fan's guitar signed by all three
Family has requested donations to AG Memorial
Foundations in lieu of flowers Please make check payable to:
Andy Gibb Memorial Foundation
c/o The Dade Community Foundation
200 So. Biscayne Blvd., Suite #2780
Miami, FL 33131-2343
Martin Luther King Day Remembered this week.
Till and his mother
down in Mississippi no so long ago,
When a young boy from Chicago town stepped through a Southern
This boy's dreadful tragedy I can still remember well,
The color of his skin was black and his name was Emmett Till.
of Emmett Till
(Words and Music by Bob
© 1963, 1968 Warner Bros. Inc
© Renewed 1991 Special Rider Music
Emmett Till's death acted as "the catalyst of the modern
civil rights movement." One Mother's rage and courage
gave voice to a race and awakened a nation.
have A Dream"
--Dr Martin Luther King