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Tribute concert for Maurice Gibb
Maurice Gibb
Maurice Gibb died in January 2003
Late Bee Gee Maurice Gibb is to be honoured with a tribute concert with stars including Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake invited to perform.

The event, to be held in the US next year, is being organised by Maurice's twin brother Robin.

"Maurice loved life. We want to celebrate his life and talent the best way we know how - through music," Robin said.

Maurice died in January 2003 following surgery on his intestines.

Robin is also working on a commemorative album featuring artists singing classic Bee Gees hits.

Among those who have agreed to work on the album are Alicia Keys and the Black Eyed Peas.

It is hoped both acts will appear at the tribute concert.

Actor John Travolta has been approached to host the event because of his starring role in Saturday Night Fever which featured a Bee Gees soundtrack.

Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb is back performing again
The concert will also raise money for the Gibb Family Foundation, set up in the memory of Maurice and his brother Andy who died of a heart attack in 1988 at the age of 30.

The charity donates money to a number of charities including Diabetes Research Institute and National Drug Abuse Council in the US.

Robin admits following the death of his brother, who was 53, he gave up music, but has since began performing again and has just completed a tour of Germany.

"I have spent almost two years reconciling my personal life and determining my future," he said.

"I am now looking forward to the many years to come and am very appreciative of the love, support and consideration that fans have shown since Maurice's passing."


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