On Sunday night, CBS aired a special Bee Gees anniversary tribute which was originally taped in LA on this past February.
The studded lineup featured music powerhouses Celine Dion, Demi Lovato, John Legend, Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, and Nick and Joe Jonas joining surviving member Barry Gibb to celebrate the three brothers’ long-spanning career. The 15-time Grammy Awards winners formed in 1958 and sold more than 220M records worldwide before the deaths of twin brothers Maurice and Robin in 2003 and 2012, respectively.
Gibb, 70, was honored at the special event, titled Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees, also commemorated the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever. Actor John Travolta was more that happy to take us back into time with the story behind the iconic movie. He also showed off some of his sly dance moves to the classic Bee Gees soundtrack while dressed in a black-and-white Tony Manero blazer.
Celine Dion leant her powerful vocals to the tribute with a rendition of the hit song “Immortality,” which the group wrote for her 1977 album Let’s Talk about Love. She dedicated the performance to the Brothers Gibb as well as her late husband Rene Angelil, who passed away last year. “I sing it with love for Barry, and in memory of Robin, Maurice, and Andy, as well as for my beloved brother, Daniel, and my husband, René,” Dion said. Following the performance, Celine hugged Barry and told him “Thank you” and “I love you.”