Beautiful Barry

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October 19, 2016

With all the hype and media frenzy and Barry’s international appearances promoting his album, I thought it fitting to take a step back and post one of the very first stories I collected, this one from the year 2000, written down while sitting on a bench in Central Park.  Funny, things don’t change much when it comes to Bee Gee fans. Barry’s appeal and natural charisma have been a part of his persona for several decades. The fans are the same today as they were in the 60’s and remain steadfast in their loyalty. It is a rare occurrence to have such longevity in the music business, and his fans realize how fortunate they are to have been on this journey with him.


New York City, 2000

I have loved Barry Gibb since childhood when I was 10, and that’s the late 60’s when I first heard him sing and hadn’t even seen a picture of him yet. I fell in love with the voice and then was thrilled by the tall, handsome impressive guy who was model gorgeous. I thought, “Wow, he’s beautiful. Beautiful Barry!” My best friend who lived two doors down, Anne Marie, had The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb songs. I was mesmerized by Wine and Women and then later wore out Spicks and Specks. Good God, I was giddy where Barry was concerned. I loved Holiday, too,  and thought Robin to be unusual but so interesting; still, my heart would go back to Barry and I never lost the thrill of listening to him sing. No one sounds like Barry Gibb.

Of course, Saturday Night Fever and the Spirits music were legendary, and my love for Barry grew. He was head and shoulders about the rest of his musical peers. I cherish those albums and close my eyes to listen to that amazing sound of his.Time goes by but his voice stays as strong as ever. He is intense and strong, and I love that he makes me feel like I can handle anything when I have the music to support me.

All through the years, he brought me joy and made me feel uplifted with the music, whether I was having a great year or a not so great year. He has always been with me. Even when Andy passed and I was so sad, the “One’ album was released and the music brought me back up. The songs were fabulous, and he gave the fans what they needed, which was great music.

I have loved every album and so many of the tunes stick in my mind as special. Not only “Words” or “To Love Somebody” but all the lesser known songs that carry special messages of love, like “Tears” and sexy songs like “Bodyguard”.

Some of my favorites are on the Size Isn’t Everything album and Still Waters boggles my mind. Sometimes I think back and wonder how I can be so excited about every song when thirty years has gone by, but the music gets better and better.

I know they are writing a new album now, and 2001 will be a wonderful Bee Gee year, I just know it. I have no clue what the future will bring, but I know that Barry will outlast and outshine everyone else around him who creates new music. There’s no doubt about it in my mind that Barry will be writing and singing for many more decades to come. He’s the best, and I’m his #1 fan. No one comes close to him.




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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