Buckingham Palace showed how deep their love is for Barry Gibb, the only living member of the Bee Gees, by knighting him in honor of his work in music and charity. Prince Charles performed the ceremony on Tuesday. The 71-year-old pop singer and songwriter dedicated his knighthood to his late siblings in a moving speech.
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Sir Barry is the last surviving member of the band after the death of Maurice following a bowel operation in 2003 and his twin Robin in 2012 from cancer.
"If it was not for my brothers, I would not be here. If I had spent my whole life writing songs on my own, it would have meant something else altogether.
"I hope and pray they are aware of what's happened..."
Been wondering what is happening on Filipino television? Wonder no more. They're dressing up pre-pubescent boys to look like The Bee Gees and then having them cover the band's 1979 hit, "Too Much Heaven."
I kid you not. Just look:
This clip is from Your Face Sounds Familiar, a show that features celebrities impersonating singers. When not in disco clothes, the trio of young men -- Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto and Kiefer Sanchez -- are in their own band called the TNT Boys. They recently made an appearance on the UK edition of Little Big Shots.
Incidentally, TNT stands for Tawag ng Tanghalan which is the amateur singing competition show where they were discovered.
Their performance reminded me of this video of Echo, that 7-year-old Filipino boy from a few year's back who sang "More Than a Woman" with his dad. Read the rest
Behold the video genius of In Misery Seek Root Beer. It's the best example of the "x over North Koreans marching" YouTube microgenre, mostly because the creator bothered to synchronic step and beat. But here's the original master:
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