The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb has announced a special benefit performance on November 23rd at the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic gala in Boca Raton, Florida. BrothersGibb.org reported that the appearance at the black tie event at the Boca Raton Resort & Club will not be televised, with the ballroom capacity set for about 600. Gibb is expected to play a 50-minute set.
Tickets to the gala run $750, with proceeds going to The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. For more info, log on to ChrisEvert.org.
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Bee Gees' triumphant “One For All” tour. Barry Gibb explained that he and his brothers knew enough about the business that they needed to go away for a while if they ever had a chance of coming back: “About the end of the (Saturday Night) Fever syndrome, the Spirits Having Flown (album) and that period, about 1980, we were pretty well saturated at radio with our records and it got very, very. . . just too much. We had to pull away. We had to stop being the Bee Gees for a little while and concentrate on individual things. And, we were bringing up our children and writing for other people at the same time. But, basically not being the Bee Gees for a little while, because, I think, we'd been on the forefront and we'd, sort of, been out-played.”