October 3, 2014

This week I am posting a short but sweet story about how yet another Bee Gee song became a catalyst for love. Ah, the memories of falling in love to the brothers’ music. (I thought I’d add my video from the Chicago concert just for fun.)

ONE Chicago

Barry singing “ONE” in Chicago, May 27, 2014


Los Angeles

I just wanted to write and tell you that my Bee Gee memories involve most of my life; I adored them when I was 12, and it was the song “One” that brought my husband and me together. I met Rich through friends at a party, and our first date was a spectacular night because he took me to see the Bee Gees when they embarked on their ‘ONE” tour. From the moment I met Rich, he and I had the brothers in common, and he barely knew me when he spent his rent money to buy tickets to the show. I think I would have married him that night. He was a huge fan and loved Barry’s voice and Robin’s quirkiness and Maurice’s humor. We would talk about them for hours.  We were truly the couple that fell in love “at first sight”, but the Bee Gees helped us along. That night was the first time I heard the song “One”, and it became our song. We held hands and swayed to the music, and then he kissed me when the song ended.  All these years later, it still is the song that makes us smile the most. We were young and happy and flying high on love for the Bee Gees and each other. I get goose bumps every time I hear it, and I am taken back all those years. I wish Barry knew how powerful the music really is and how much people appreciate the beautiful songs that he and Robin and Maurice wrote for all of us. I love my music and my memories of “ONE”.

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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3 Responses to FALLING IN LOVE TO “ONE”

  1. I love that story. It was very nice. I also love the song “One” and “Alone”. But i love them all. And i love the Bee Gees Forever.

  2. And i to love “Lonely Day”.

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