Watch: York singer releases single he wrote with Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb
A York singer has released a song he co-wrote with a global music legend, to mark ten years since his death.
Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees died in May 2012. Now Alistair Griffin is releasing a special collection of songs in memory of the man who became his musical mentor.
Alistair first came to the attention of Bee Gees fans in 2003 when Robin was a judge on the BBC’s Fame Academy.
Robin championed him throughout, regularly praising his voice and delivery.
So impressed was Robin that at the series, in which Alistair reached the final, he invited him to duet on a re-recording of a Bee Gees song, My Lover’s Prayer.
Released as a double A-side single with Alistair’s own composition Bring It On, it went on to reach Number 5 on the UK singles chart.
Alistair also went on the road with Robin, performing My Lover’s Prayer alongside him on the Magnet Tour of Germany in 2005.
Now singer-songwriter Alistair has released a collection of songs to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Robin’s death, following his diagnosis with cancer.
The collection will feature an unreleased track, co-written by Alistair and Robin, called Forever Today.
Alistair said: “Getting to work with Robin was an amazing experience – not everyone gets to write with a Bee Gee.
“Forever Today is one of my most treasured songs. It’s sat unreleased and unheard for years and now I think it’s time for people to hear it.”
The poignant Forever Today was intended as the title track of a film but, in the end, the director decided not to use it. Instead, it has remained unreleased and unheard, apart from a demo version teased on Alistair’s Facebook page.
But now it’s finally getting a public airing – and it’s hoped Bee Gees fans will rally behind this collector’s item as Robin’s wonderful words and music are heard again.
- You can download Forever Today – A Tribute to Robin Gibb – or buy the CD – here.