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    2nd Clue

    As you may know by now, I am a friend of Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees. Barry is VERY WELL connected with anyone he wants to be, and his late brother Maurice was a total techno-freck. Maurice was the one who made the comment, upon seeing ProTools run on the Mac, with it's voice & pitch correction, etc., that "You don't need talent anymore".

    Barry Gibb recently bought the Nashville-area estate of Johnny Cash after Johnny died to add to his holdings, and help the Cash family out. Anyone who knows ANYTHING about the music business (and as a Recording Academy Member, I certainly do) knows that most major artists are not very wealthy, such as Willie Nelson going bankrupt, etc. A few, like The Beatles, The Bee Gees, and Elvis (but ONLY after he died) are filthy rich. The Bee Gees may be the richest ever, but because they held everything privately (unlike Elvis or The Beatles (remeber Michael Jackson pining for both of those), The Bee Gees wealth is only estimated at several hundred million. But because they retain a unique ownership of their song catalog, as well as having produced many of their and others hits, they are continuing to amass royalties beyond imagaination. Barry Gibb has Grammy's for writting, producing, and performing. And not just for their biggest hits, but for Barbara Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Frankie Vallie, and so may other monster hits by Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Elvis, Andy Gibb (their brother), N'Sync, Destiny's Child, The Pras, Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Jones, Olivia Newton-John, Roy Orbison, Neil Sedaka, ..., geez, there are HUNDREDS of famous artists who have covered the Bee Gees songs 1000's of times.

    Go to the Library of Congress and try to find ANYONE (including Steve Allen) with more copyrighted songs than Barry Gibb.

    If you have problem accepting this, "It's Just Emotion"

    YouTube - Classics - Emotion - Samantha Sang w/ the Bee Gees

    (secret Bee Gees hit released under the name of Samantha Sang, a Gibb childhood friend who DID sing on it, but it fooled none of us in the 70's) - oh, BTW, despite being released as a cover version by Destiny's Child as the 4th released single on their album that contained it, it still hit # 10, decades after the original and weeks after most fans had already bought the whole album based on the earlier singles.

    BEE GEES POWER
    Last edited by TheBundo; 07-20-2007 at 03:24 AM.

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