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Bee Gees to reform for live shows

Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees
Robin Gibb (right) said he had just been with Barry (left) in Miami

The surviving members of the Bee Gees are to perform together again, six years on from the death of bandmate and brother Maurice Gibb.

"The two of us are getting back together again as we speak," Robin Gibb revealed on BBC Radio's Test Match Special cricket programme.

He and brother Barry had "got through the breakwater of emotions" following their sibling's 2003 death, he said.

He revealed the band were planning a series of live dates.

He said Maurice, his twin, had been "not just a brother but a comrade in arms really".

"It's an emotional thing when you lose someone that close."

Hit records

After Maurice's death, his brothers said they would no longer use the Bee Gees name.

Last year, however, Robin told the BBC News website they would perform again "when the time is right".

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb were one of the biggest acts of the 1970s and won multiple Grammy awards during their career.

The band's hits spanned five decades and included Night Fever, Tragedy, How Deep is Your Love and You Win Again.

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