Leonard's version of "To Love Somebody"

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John Etherington
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Leonard's version of "To Love Somebody"

Postby John Etherington » Mon May 21, 2012 12:16 pm

I'm very sad to hear that Robin Gibb has lost his battle against cancer. Here's Leonard's live version of the Bee Gees great song "To Love Somebody" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDaioEARz_0
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Re: Leonard's version of "To Love Somebody"

Postby Diane » Mon May 21, 2012 3:34 pm

Good to hear Leonard's To Love Somebody, John.

RIP, Robin Gibb.

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Re: Leonard's version of "To Love Somebody"

Postby B4real » Mon May 21, 2012 5:08 pm

Thank you John, for posting this now at this time. Leonard does do a wonderful cover of this song.

I have already posted a song in the New Game "The Morning Of My Life" in memory of Robin. Beautiful song. It was actually written in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. The Bee Gees grew up and started their singing career in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. On the local news here they said there will be a statue errected of the boys in the suburb of Redcliffe where they lived. Only one lonely Bee Gee left now. So sad......I am at the moment listening to One Night Only (Aust bonus CD) and "Immortality" is playing right now as I type this....how very serendipitous.....

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We don't say goodbye
And I know what I've got to be...
Immortality
I make my journey through eternity"......
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Re: Leonard's version of "To Love Somebody"

Postby musicmania » Mon May 21, 2012 7:38 pm

Thanks for posting this John. So sad to hear about Robin but at least his suffering is now at an end. May he RIP
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Re: Leonard's version of "To Love Somebody"

Postby Diane » Tue May 22, 2012 9:08 pm

John Etherington wrote:I'm very sad to hear that Robin Gibb has lost his battle against cancer. Here's Leonard's live version of the Bee Gees great song "To Love Somebody" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDaioEARz_0
I have become obsessively fond of this cover since you resurfaced it, John. Don't suppose anyone has the mp3 and could send it my way??
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Re: Leonard's version of "To Love Somebody"

Postby B4real » Wed May 23, 2012 1:44 am

Diane wrote: Don't suppose anyone has the mp3 and could send it my way??
he he Diane,

I'll do better than that hopefully! Here is a link for the good DrH's site including that song plus other hidden gems:
http://1heckofaguy.com/2010/01/25/now-a ... hen-album/

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Re: Leonard's version of "To Love Somebody"

Postby Diane » Wed May 23, 2012 4:27 pm

...and with a download procedure I can understand. Thank you hugely, Bev and Heck of a Guy!!

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