Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Robert Stigwood
‘Grease’ producer, Bee Gees manager dies

Robert Stigwood, who managed the Bee Gees and was the godfather of BG Robin Gibb's son and who produced the musical movie “Grease,” died Monday. He was 81.

Stigwood also managed Cream.

His company worked on Eric Clapton‘s post-Cream career and produced theatrical hits "Hair," "Oh! Calcutta!" and "Evita" and the movies "Saturday Night Fever" (music by the Bee Gees), "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Tommy" and "Grease," which starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. And "Evita," starring Madonna as Argentina dictator Juan Peron’s  wife.

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