Buddy Guy, Flaco Jimenez, the Louvin Brothers, Wayne Shorter and Pierre Boulez are also among the award winners.
This installment is taken from a 1988 interview with the Bee Gees, where they discusses the effect that ‘Saturday Night Fever’ had on their career. This one is a bit bittersweet, in retrospect: Maurice and Robin Gibb do most of the talking (Barry was present, but had a cold). And of course, Maurice and Robin are, sadly, no longer with us.
His immediate family, wife Dwina Gibb and son RJ, have compiled an album of his final recordings to be titled 50 St. Catherine’s Drive and released on Sept. 30.
Gibb—introduced by Fallon as Barry effin’ Gibb— showed that even after more than 50 years, he can still hit those high notes with no problem.
The Bee Gees celebrated their 50th anniversary four years ago, and Barry Gibb is continuing the celebration by hitting the road this spring.
Pet Shop Boys will put their synth-pop spin on the Bee Gees’ “I Started a Joke” on their upcoming EP, Winner, out August 6th.
Remember back in the early 80’s when [lastfm link_type=”similar_artist_radio”]Pink Floyd[/lastfm] toured with the [lastfm link_type=”similar_artist_radio”]Bee Gees[/lastfm]? Man, that was crazy.
The following six-minute Youtube video demonstrates the rules of the “New CPR.” It comes to us from my Alma Mater, the University of Arizona. The Awesome Fact starts 1:40 into the video.