. MauriceGibb April 6, 2015

Over the last several months, I have received stories about Maurice Gibb that are especially heartfelt. He touched lives in ways that we really can’t understand. His heart was an open forum, especially in the last ten years of his life. Here’s a story that I think you will love. If you are a Maurice Gibb lover, you will be nodding in agreement; and hopefully, everyone will enjoy what Mimi has to say. MIMI Pennsylvania Thank you so much for sharing the stories. I have one of my own. Today, January 12, 2015, we laid my mother-in-law to rest. Yes, I’m mourning our loss; she was a wonderful woman, but I also mourn the loss of Maurice Gibb. Mo has made a huge impact on my life. There are so many things we share, from the sadness to the happy times. When I was about 7, I heard the Bee Gees for the first time. The first songs I heard were “Lamplight” and “First of May”. I was hooked, but since I was so young, I couldn’t get any more music, so I just played that 45 over and over again. As I got into my teens, my love for the Bee Gees seemed to grow stronger. My friends were into the big hair bands like Bon Jovi and Motley Crue and so forth, but not me. It was Bee Gees all the way. Of the three of them, my absolute favorite was and always will be Mo, with his humor, jokes, energy, forwardness, his gorgeous smile and the most loving eyes. I can see his soul in them. From his lovely, deep voice to his sultry singing voice, I fell in love. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t listen to a Bee Gee song. I don’t think I could go on with my day without hearing at least one song. Then the last song of the day before bed is a song with Mo on the lead. His is the last voice I hear when I go to sleep. I think that when it’s my time to leave this world, I still want him to be the last voice I hear. Is that weird? Maybe, but it’s me. My husband just sits back and let’s me enjoy Mo. If it weren’t for Mo, I wouldn’t have married my husband, for you see my husband is a musician. He sings, plays bass guitar and keyboards; and the time I first saw him, he was playing at a carnival and he was singing “Wildflower”. I sat there thinking, OMG, is that Mo? I was so far from the stage, and he looked like Mo, sounded like Mo. I was in heaven. I stayed and waited until the show was over and introduced myself. It was love at first sight. Three months later, on October 17, 1998, we were married. We even chose Mo and Yvonne’s date, How ironic is that, not even knowing the date they were married. MOlaugh2 So you see, the things in my life always have something to do with the Bee Gees or Mo in particular. I cry, get my feelings out, listen to Mo sing, and smile, knowing all the people he and they as a group have impacted over the years. Thank you for allowing me to tell my story. Long live the Bee Gee music for generations to come.

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. Jen says:

    Lovely story Mimi. Like you, Bee Gees is my group and Mo is my Bee Gee. I still listen to them daily too. My regret is that I never got to see them perform live. So thankful for all the music/videos available to me.

  2. Carolyn Crocker says:

    Beautiful, beautiful story, Hun.

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