Quick Takes On Robin Gibb, Graham Nash, Peter Frampton, And Led Zeppelin
The late Bee Gee Robin Gibb's estate is valued at $148 million. Robin, who died on May 20th at the age of 62 after battling cancer, left behind a a $24 million mansion in Oxfordshire, England; a London estate worth $12.8 million and a $4.1 million beach house in Miami. The estate will be split among his wife Dwina, their son and Robin's son and daughter from a previous marriage. The mother of Gibb's love child with former housekeeper Claire Yang is provided for by the $8 million settlement Gibb paid Yang prior to his death. (The Sun)
Graham Nash will perform acoustically on Friday (October 26th) at Santa Monica California's Church in Ocean Park for jailed whistleblower, Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. Crosby, Stills, & Nash recently recorded Nash's new song "Almost Gone" about Manning, who was initially held in 24-hour solitary confinement following his 2010 arrest on suspicion of passing classified material to Julian Assange's website Wikileaks. Nash said: "We are supposed to be a nation of laws, even military laws. The Uniform Code of Military Justice specifically states that no punishment may be meted out before trial. Two psychiatrists have testified that Manning was not a threat to himself and advised against the treatment he was receiving. They are selectively choosing which laws to enforce."
Nash went on say, "I think they will convict him and give him life in prison. They can't allow him to get away with telling the truth. This isn't about Bradley Manning. It's about whistle blowing, even though we have laws to protect whistle blowing. But they want to end that. All we can do is fight for him and hope that people realize what's at stake." (SurfSantaMonica.com)
Peter Frampton spoke to Rolling Stone his upcoming two DVD/Blu-ray and three-CD set entitled FCA! 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter Frampton, due out on November 13th. The guitarist recalled the genesis of his 1975 classic, "Show Me The Way," saying, "I wrote 'Show Me The Way' in the morning and wrote 'Baby, I Love Your Way' in the afternoon of the same day. I've been trying to figure out what I ate for breakfast that morning ever since!"
Led Zeppelin have announced additional Celebration Day screenings which will happen daily between October 25th and November 1st. Check your local theaters for ticket information.