Grammys to celebrate the Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever

Grammys to celebrate the Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever

Celine Dion, John Legend and Keith Urban will be among the artists who will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Bee Gees' landmark soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever in Los Angeles two days after the 59th Grammy Awards.

Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb, a seven-time Grammy winner, will also perform a selection of tracks from the 1977 album during the show.

The initiative, titled Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees.", is a joint effort by Grammy organisers The Recording Academy, concert promoter AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and TV network CBS.

The taping of the live concert — which will also feature Andra Day, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato,  Little Big Town and Pentatonix — will be take place Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

"The Bee Gees — Barry, Robin, and Maurice — were international musical icons who helped make Saturday Night Fever an emblem of 1970s pop culture," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.

"With expert harmonies, undeniable groove, and a personal charisma matching their on-stage persona, the iconic band of brothers defined not just a genre, but a generation. I'm looking forward to celebrating one of the most famous soundtracks ever produced and reliving Saturday Night Fever, once again."

"The Bee Gees created many of pop music's most memorable anthems and to be able to gather some of music's brightest lights together to salute this great legacy is very exciting to me," said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of AEG Ehrlich Ventures. "Presenting new versions of these great songs promises an evening of true highlights, both for the artists themselves and millions of music fans. I'm proud to share a 42-year connection with Barry and his brothers and look forward to helping to create an amazing night of music and memories."

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