Celine Dion and more for CBS Bee Gees tribute concert

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 January 2017
Barry Gibb

Barry Gibb

Celine Dion and a whole host of stars will perform live on television for 'Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees' on February 14

Celine Dion, John Legend and Nick Jonas are among musicians who will perform in honour of the Bee Gees for a CBS show.

The 'My Heart Will Go On' hitmaker and a whole host of stars including Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato, Keith Urban and Little Big Town will perform a live version of the tribute show 'Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees' to mark the 40th anniversary of the film and the smash hit soundtrack by the legendary British group.

The show is to be filmed live on February 14 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The sole surviving member of the group, Barry Gibb - whose band mates and siblings Andy died in 1988 aged 30, while twin siblings Maurice and Robin passed away in 2003 and 2012 respectively - is to perform on the night and is expected to do his own rendition of tunes from 'Saturday Night Fever'.

Neil Portnow, the CEO of The Recording Academy, said: "The Bee Gees--Barry, Robin, and Maurice--were international musical icons who helped make Saturday Night Fever an emblem of 1970s pop culture.

"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."

Other performs are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Barry - co-founded the group - recently admitted he thought his career was over and he'd "fade away" once the last of his siblings passed away.

He said: "After Rob died I just sat moping around thinking that was the end of it and I would just fade away. I thought I was quite happy about fading away, but then the President of Columbia Records, Rob Stringer, came to see me and signed me and said, 'We're gonna move your ass!' And I thought, 'Oh well, that's OK.' So I'm back."

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