I grew up with the Bee Gees, picking my favourite. As was always my way, I went for Robin over the big star Barry. My girlfriend Lynn and I listened to Saturday Night Fever constantly.
I thought Andy Gibb was dreamy.
They fell away come university, twenties, thirties. I’d hear about them without much thought.
A few months back, my husband and I watched a documentary on the Bee Gees. Andy had died decades before and Maurice had died in 2003. You could see the sadness in the brothers’ faces. Losses impossible to recover from totally.
I fell in love with them again. They were smart, funny, self deprecating, handsome, older, wiser.
Robin died yesterday.
It’s just Barry now.
Bought this, having just watched ‘The Bee Gees: In Our Own Time’. Made for a greater appreciation of all these men have done. Private people, too – who knows who they have married? (Maurice was married to Lulu!), how many kids did they have?, any sordid dirty laundry? Funky start to their career and wow the hair (Robin is the man of many colours).
Research into buying cds – I have numerous cds, numerous ‘best ofs’ but never felt it was complete - led to a few discoveries. For one, any Andy Gibb cd is phenomenally expensive.
Second, the best was this one: MYTHOLOGY. It is 4 cds centering on one Bee Gee at a time. CD one is Barry, two is Robin, three is Maurice, four is Andy. Only way I could get some Andy – paid more than I would normally but now, I feel complete.
In my opinion? Jive Talking is one of the best songs ever written.
Also? Maurice was hot.