December 14, 2014

We are closer to the twin’s birthday, and this week we remember Robin and his special way…


New York City

Robin Gibb has always been my favorite singer. I used to close my eyes and listen to him sing the verse from “I Can’t See Nobody”, and it would make me cry. Whenever he sang a seriously sad song or a heartbreak song, I could barely listen without getting emotional. I first saw Robin in 1989, even though I was a fan for ten years before that.  I remember how you could hear a pin drop when he sang “I Started a Joke” and people were holding their breaths. Then when the song ended, he looked all embarrassed when the applause went on for a long time, as though he couldn’t believe the fans would clap like that for him. I was holding my breath through the whole concert. I went home and cried because I was so grateful to have seen him perform, and the memory is still fresh in my mind. He sounded like an angel, and he was gentle and calm on stage, looking simple in jeans and a blue shirt but such a force that I couldn’t take my eyes off of him. I think his voice is the kind of a voice that gives you chills and is so unique that no one could ever mistake him for someone else. I thought he was a little crazy and wild, and he seemed to be odd and quirky, but that’s what made him so incredible. He wasn’t like anyone else, and I will always love him because he never did what other singers did. As he got older, he seemed more serious, and he always intimidated me a little. I never thought I could be in the same room with him without kissing his ring. That’s how much I love him. No matter whose music I listen to or how I love hearing people like Josh Grobin or Harry Connick, (and I do love both of them) I always go back to Robin Gibb. I pray that fans carry on his music from generation to generation and that he will always have people love his music the way I do. I think he is so special that no one can come close to his talent. It has always been an honor to be his fan and I always share his sound wherever I am. It is such a good feeling to get in the car and hear his voice keeping me company on the way to work. Every day I want to thank him for singing to me. I always feel thankful I have his voice with me.



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. Judy Garland Latherow says:

    Robins voice is so haunting. I just love it no matter what he sings . ❤️

  2. erika says:

    I have same feeling, just simply I adore him in and out !!! I can’t help it. Incredible voice, talent, face!!! Oh, he is my dream, love, everyting !!

  3. Swenette says:

    Excellent, and thanks.

  4. Beautiful…just beautifully said ! I feel the same way about Robin ! He is my favorite singer by far ! His voice is like no other ! He sings like an angel ! I am just sorry that i never got the chance to see him in concert ! I am hopeful that i will meet him in heaven though ! Are you listening GOD ???

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