Skating to the Bee Gees!

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October 10, 2017

I posted this photo of Barry that I shot in Boston during the encore of his concert. He is wearing the Boston Strong hat, of course. Since this story is from a Boston fan, I thought it would be a great choice!



When I was a little girl, I loved to roller skate with my best friend Mary. During the summers, we would skate through the neighborhood; but during the winter, we’d have to skate indoors. Boston has long winters, and we skated many miles during those months.

My basement didn’t have enough room for us to skate, so we always skated at Mary’s house. I brought over my small pink record player, and we set it up in corner of the unfinished basement. The concrete floors were perfect for skating.

The most important thing about our skating was that we only skated to the Bee Gees. We were both in love with them, and Main Course was our “skating album”. We loved “Winds of Change” for our fast song and “Baby As You Turn Away” for our slow song. As time went on, we would pretend we were in the Olympics and skating for Gold medals. Jive Talkin’ was my “Olympic song”. We were the skating queens!

As we got older, we’d actually skate at an indoor ice rink on ice skates, and we’d always bring our music for the DJ to play. He was a fan of the Spirits album, and everyone at the rink would get into the music with us. We sort of spread Bee Gee music to the neighborhood every week when we skated.

Those memories are the best. I look back and see how carefree we were and how much we enjoyed the music as young girls. When we were in high school, we loved the Bee Gees just as much as we had earlier. I remember listening to Hall and Oates and Bon Jovi and Billy Joel, but I always went back to the Bee Gees.

Skating was my passion for exercise, and the Bee Gees were forever my passion for music. Mary is still my best friend, and we still play their music when we go out shopping and we’re driving in the car or going on a day trip. It’s a lifelong passion. We laugh about our skating years and cherish the memories. There’s no one like the Bee Gees.

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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