July 19, 2013

This week I’d like to ask fans for a particular type of story. I think I’ve documented everything from heart-wrenching to silly-crazy, but I’d like to hear your biggest dreams. Since I have seen so many interesting comments on different Bee Gee related websites, it’s clear that fans are very specific about their heart’s desire. For example, the fictional main character in my book is a girl who grows up with the Bee Gees from the age of 11 in 1968 until the book ends when she is 34. She has very specific goals and interactions in her relationships with Mo, Robin and Barry, who we all know as very, very different personalities on their own. So it doesn’t matter if you are a new fan, or a fan who goes back to the 60’s. I am sensing that every dedicated Bee Gee fan has something special they wished for, dreamed about, fantasized about (be careful! I have to be able to print them) What was or is your Bee Gees heart’s desire? Did you want to sing onstage with them? Take a walk with Robin on his estate in Thames and talk about the music? Have dinner with Barry at his home in Miami Beach? Sit and write a song with Mo as he sat at the keyboard? Fly with them around the world as they toured? Or were you perhaps able to fulfill your dream somehow? Please tell me. This week’s story is from a Barry Gibb devotee.



I have dreamed about Barry Gibb since I was old enough to put the record on the record player myself. I thought he was more beautiful than any person I had ever seen. As I got into the older years (maybe 7th grade or so), I actually hurt about him I adored him so much. He was the person I cried about into my pillow at night, my first huge crush that never really ended. My special recurring dream was that he would come to my house and pick me up and go with me to my dance class, walk into class and sit and watch as my friends and teacher stood shocked. I was a bit chubby, so I was always insecure in my leotard, but I still was a good dancer. I loved my class, but I never felt special, and I wanted to be the special girl just once and show everyone I was the coolest girl because I knew Barry Gibb. He actually would sit and watch the whole rehearsal for our upcoming recital. He’d sign autographs for all the girls, and sit down and sing a song for them (“Words”) and then he’d take my hand and walk out with me. Everyone would stare and be speechless. I even knew what he was wearing (his stonewashed jeans and a sleeveless white shirt, and his hair would be very, very wild). The dancers and the teachers from the different classes would follow us outside and watch as we got into a red convertible and drove away. Then I’d turn, like Olivia Newton John did at the end of GREASE when the car took off in the air, and wave goodbye to all of them. It was the perfect dream with my perfect Barry.

About morobinbarrystories

Anne Jakowenko, the blog author, has been loving the Bee Gees for decades while raising her sons and teaching college students Speech Communication and English skills at her alma mater, Syracuse University, where she received her Master’s degree. She has also taught for SUNY Oswego and Barry University. Currently, Anne is teaching for the State College of Florida while she continues to collect stories for her book, My Life with the Boys.
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  1. I always wish what would l do if my dream would come true about seening Barry Gibb i was always wondering what would it be like to tour and sing with Barry Gibb the song i would what to sing with Barry Gibb would be “Words” i no the words to it and its short haha but my health isnt that great and i never really seen anyone famous in person and get to talk to them ect. So if just this one wish or dream u may call it comes true i would really really be happy thank u

  2. When i was young i had watched the Midnight Special with the Bee Gees on. I had a crush on Robin at the time because he had long hair. Than Andy he was so cute. Than Maurice he was so handsome. But i always liked Barry. I loved them all in different ways. Barry has a beautiful voice. I love How Deep is Your Love, to much heaven, and many more to many to count. But i always like the song “Words” because i no the words and its easy and short. I havent listen to all of them because i always listen to the

  3. I have to do a little at a time im on my phone. I always want pictures with The Bee Gees but at least i want a picture with at least one Bee Gees u dont no how happy i would be to see Barry Gibb.

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