Barry Gibb refuses his popular song for an AIDS awareness ad

May 10th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD  

Bee Gees, one of the most successful pop groups of all time, has recently come into controversy. Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, the singer, song writer and the producer of the band has refused one of their songs to be sung and used in an AIDS awareness advertisement. The song “Staying Alive” has an uncanny resemblance to the original song, which is not accepted by Barry Gibb. This new song is created and sung by the touring stage group called Thank You For The Music. The main intention of this group was to use the song as an important part of a health campaign organized throughout Europe.

Barry Gibb, the original singer of the hit song is in no mood to allow the organizers of this European touring group as well as the health campaign organizers use it for its present purpose. Martin Spooner, who is expected to the sing the present song, claimed that he was utterly surprised to hear the objections from Barry Gibb. Martin expects to lose out on lucrative television deals but is happy to be thus brought to the limelight as a group who can sing as well as the legendary Bee Gees. However, the news disappointed hundreds of people, because the program was planned for a noble cause. No one, including the organizers thought that there would be such objections from the original singer for such a cause as AIDS awareness.

It must be noted that Barry along with his brothers Robin and Maurice had formed the Bee Gees, considered one of the most popular pop band in the world. The trio go their first success in Australia and then in England. Barry is characterized by his high-pitched falsetto voice. He also holds the record for consecutive hit ‘100 Number Ones’ as a writer.

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