Words from a Young Bee Gee fan

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Welcome to Morobinbarrystories.com! Please join me on twitter @morobinbarry. This site is for Bee Gee fans everywhere who would like to read and share stories of fun, joy, love and inspiration for Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. (Andy is not forgotten and is included at times). If you’d like to share a story, please email it to me at morobinbarrystories@gmail.com. Stories will be posted on this site and may be included in my book, which is still in the editing stage. This is a slow process, but it will be worth it in the end. I keep telling myself that!

September 21

Today I am excited to share a story from a young fan. This is inspiring! The music lives on through the young people who love what the brothers Gibb created.

Kyle–Texas

I was too young to have met or seen Andy Gibb or the Bee Gees when they were popular. I was born nine months to the day after Maurice Gibb’s death, and I  didn’t know who the Bee Gees were when Robin passed.

My story of how I found the Bee Gees is quite interesting. It was December, 2014. I was flipping through Fm radio stations to find one that played the Beatles. I found a station that was playing Piano Man by Billy Joel and I preset it. I listened to the station every night and used Shazam on my dad’s phone to identify the songs. At some point, one of the Bee Gee songs came on and I liked it, so began to listen to them more on Youtube.

Since seventh grade (2015) I’ve been a megafan and have been keeping up with Barry ever since. The Bee Gees and Andy Gibb’s music have helped me get through tough times. I know I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for them and their music.

In eighth grade, I took this ridiculous AP US History course. I had to read the whole textbook. Throughout that year, I listened to songs from “Shadow Dancing” and “High Civilization” on a ten-year-old IPod and it kept me concentrated.

People in my grade (current sophomores in high school) surprisingly don’t use Facebook. I had been following the GSI website and decided I wanted to join the Facebook group. So I pretty much created a Facebook account just to join GSI! It’s interesting to think that in a group of 21,000, I could be the youngest member of GSI.

I have vivid memories of many songs. “Morning of my Life” is riding the school bus during dreary days in 2017. “Alone” is from when I was in eighth grade. There are many more stories and wonderful things that have come from my enjoyment of the Bee Gees, and I’m am so lucky to have them in my life.

All the best,

Kyle

 

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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