Celine Dion, John Legend, Starry Winter Sing Bee Gees
By JOHN DALY
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Bee Gees famous Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS will present “Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees.”
Nick Jonas, DNCE, Demi Lovato Headline Bee Gees Special
Headlining the Bee Gees tribute, which will be broadcast on CBS, are Celine Dion, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Little Big Town, Pentatonix, Keith Urban. It is set to air April 16.
The Bee Gees are five-time GRAMMY winners and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.
Seven-time GRAMMY winner and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb, who released a solo album late last year, will also be on hand to perform a selection of hits from the Saturday Night Fever—Soundtrack, which won Album Of The Year at the 21st Annual GRAMMY Awards and was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2004. Additional performers will be announced soon.
LA Singer Starry Winter Covers Bee Gees
Not only the big names get a chance to sing the Bee Gees. Check out local singer Starry Night covering the rare Bee Gees song “This Is Where I Came In,” produced by Vince Conrad of Vince Conrad Productions.
Bee Gees at Microsoft Theater
The live concert taping will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
For tickets, which start at $25, visit www.axs.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The special will broadcast on the CBS Television Network in April.
“The Bee Gees—Barry, Robin, and Maurice—were international musical icons who helped make Saturday Night Fever an emblem of 1970s pop culture,” said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy. “With expert harmonies, undeniable groove, and a personal charisma matching their on-stage persona, the iconic band of brothers defined not just a genre, but a generation. I’m looking forward to celebrating one of the most famous soundtracks ever produced and reliving Saturday Night Fever, once again.”
“Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees” is the latest TV special presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS. Others include “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life—An All-Star GRAMMY Salute,” “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America—A GRAMMY Salute,” and “Sinatra 100—An All-Star GRAMMY Concert.”
“Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ehrlich and Rac Clark are the executive producers, Ron Basile is the producer, and David Wild is the writer.