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January 3, 2015

It is a new year, and there is much to be grateful for. Today I am posting a story that is from my first collected stories (I began in 1999). I think it sums up many fans’ feelings. It’s nice that decades-long emotional fans are enjoying Barry as he shares his emotions on stage with them.


New York City-2000–sitting in Central Park

How long have I been a Bee Gee fan? Let’s see. I have been a Bee Gee fan since I was in 6th grade in 1970. My best friend MaryAnne and I fell in love when we heard “Massachusetts” and”Run to Me” was my favorite song for years (and still moves me like no other piece of music.) I am always emotional after I listen to Bee Gee music.  I remember seeing their picture on a poster that sat in the window of my record store, Sam Goody’s. I bought my Bee Gee records there on 49th St. It was always the best part of spending my Christmas money and birthday money. I was just a groupie. That’ s all there is to it. I liked the Gibb brothers because they made me feel emotions I had never felt as a young girl. The songs made me cry when I fell in love and the love wasn’t returned (this was in the 9th grade).I listened to my albums to cheer me up, to make me happy and to give me consolation.  I always felt that Barry showed so much emotion on stage and Robin’s voice made me feel that emotion. Maurice made me laugh, and I wanted so badly to know them all, just to say hello and get a hug.  I used to dream about them at night, and I never lost my passion for their music no matter what they recorded and no matter what happened through the years. Their clothes changed, their hair changed, their families grew, and I was just along for the ride. Now it is a new millennium, and I am just as devoted as I ever was to these three men. It has been thirty years for me. I can’t imagine how I would have gotten by without their music in my life. I can’t wait for the next album so I can listen to that wonderful harmony. I have been so lucky to be a fan, and I will always be devoted to them forever.

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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10 Responses to ALWAYS EMOTIONAL

  1. Dave says:

    Barry I like ALL the songs you , Maurice & Robin did together, Even the solo’s that were included from Robins cd’s or your writing songs for other GREAT ARTISTS like Barbra Streisand for one.

  2. Sallie Glover says:

    Love your stories, Annie! Having older siblings, I first recall hearing them when I was 3 years old. But was completely hooked when I heard “Massachusetts” at 5 years old. My three favorite groups then were Bee Gees, the Beatles, and The Monkees (who I always remember hearing, and had a major Davy crush at 3).
    Please keep telling your stories. I have a few others under my belt I’d like to share, too, at another time.
    Happy New Year and Much Love,
    Sallie Glover aka Sallie from SC
    Conway, SC

  3. erika says:

    I just feel the same, same happened to me !!!!

  4. I love reading such heartfelt stories from other Bee Gee fans ! We all tend to feel the same way about them ! From another forever fan !

  5. I just saw the video of Barry singing I’m on Fire and a flood of tears come flooding down my cheeks….he sang that so well but it is so hard to watch but I am so glad you showed it again. He wasn’t in my life for many years and the stories and BG songs are new too me. I don’t know how the fans that followed Barry Robin and Maurice for many years can get through these raw emotions….I will go back now and watch again….I can’t just watch it once now. Thank you for all you have done for us….it is a true treasure of LOVE, LUV IT ❤ Sue

  6. Maria says:

    Lovely Music They Sing..Lovely Music They Write. They Are Unique And Always Will Be..
    Never Will There Be Another As Awesome As The Bee Gees..They’ve Got All My Love..My Heart Has Been Touched By These Special
    Bee Gee Men. I Especially Love Robin’s Unique
    Voice..He Is My Heart.His Unique Voice Brings
    Out My Emotions.The Bee Gees Touch My Heart And Soul. There Is Not A Time I Listen To Their Music Without My Emotions Taking Over And I Cry Me A River, For Their Absence
    And Barry’s Loss Of His Brother’s.I Could Listen To The Bee Gees 24/7. You Know I
    Settle For Listening To Them On My Phone.
    Which I Am Limited..You See My Family Has Had 3 House Fires While I Was Home And Had My Bee Gee Music.I’ve Been Without Them For A Time..I Am Soo Happy That Barry And His Family Are Going To Give Us The Music We Love.❤ UNIQUE WILL BE THE MUSIC WE WILL BE GIVEN❤❤ BARRY WILL TOUCH MY HEART AND SOUL AS THE BEE GEES DO❤❤


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