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January 31, 2013
With all the excitement about U.S. concert tickets going on sale, I decided to post a story from a great guy “down under” who wrote to me about his experience with Barry when the Mythology tour started in Australia a year ago. It’s short and poignant and it’s going in my book, but I thought it right to share it now with everyone.
Hey, Anne, when Barry Gibb was here in Bristbane, Australia, one of his band members was at a local club which I perform music at. The manager of the club knew I loved Barry Gibb and texted my phone and told me the band member was there. So I eagerly turned up to the club, met his band guy and got chatting about music. He eventually told me that the band meets outside of the hotel at 3 p.m. the next day to go to sound check. Without trying to be a stalker, I’m sitting on one of the couches in the lobby of the hotel the next day at 3 p.m. Then Barry walks out of the elevator. I walked up to him (he had two other people with him and no one else was around). I said, “Excuse me, Barry. Sorry to bother you, but I’ve written hundreds of songs thanks to you.” He smiled….looked in my eyes, and I was….I can’t explain it….in a trance. There has not been a day where I haven’t thought of the influence he and Paul McCartney have put on me. It was incredible. I’m 40 next month and I wanted or was on the verge of crying. It was a feeling I’ve never had before. Attached is a piano piece I wrote (even though I’m a rock/ballad songwriter). Please feel free to use my story. I think about it every day. I was staring into space after meeting him (not like a fanatical teenager) but with “SO” much emotion. Talk to you soon. Adam