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    Silver Clefs preview: Barry Gibb talks of desire to work with Chris Martin

    Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb has said in a recent magazine interview that he wants to work with Chris Martin.


    The last surviving Bee Gee spoke of his admiration of the Chris in a four-page interview in this week's Music Week magazine in which he also spoke about losing his brothers Robin and Maurice, and playing live again. More on this is at the Coldplay forum now [thanks Tash]


    He won't have to wait long to ask Chris - Barry Gibb is in London this Friday (June 28th) to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Silver Clefs in aid of Nordoff-Robbins, where Coldplay will also be presented with Best British Act award. The Silver Clef Awards ceremony takes place at the London Hilton, and organisers hope to raise £500,000 from the awards to fund 20,000 life-transforming music therapy sessions for children and adults across the UK.


    Barry Gibb told the Music Week magazine: “I love Coldplay and Chris Martin. He’s an inspiration for me. I would love to work with him and I think we’re going to see each other at the Nordoff-Robbins award. I look forward to that - because we met each other in Australia when I was doing the telethon for the Victoria fire victims with Olivia Newton-John and he was playing Sydney at that point with Coldplay and we had breakfast together and we talked about songwriting and stuff like that. I’m sort of hopeful that might come about. You never know.”


    Meanwhile, Coldplay and Barry Gibb also go head-to-head in the annual Helpmann Awards, recently announced at Sydney's Opera House in Australia. For the Best International Contemporary Concert category, Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen tours will battle it out against Tedeschi Trucks and Trombone Shorty's co-headlined concerts and Barry Gibb's Mythology tour.


    Coldplay are also featured in the Best Lighting Design award. The winners of the awards, which recognise "distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the many disciplines of Australia's vibrant live performance sectors", will be revealed on Monday 29 July.



    Barry Gibb, the last surviving member of the Bee Gees


    No Bee Gees / Coldplay article is complete without a bit of music...



    Coldplaying would definately approve of this collaboration!

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