Remembering the Bee Gees

If there is a soundtrack to my life then it has Bee Gees music on it. I don’t know when I first fell in love with them, but it was during my high school years, way before the movie Saturday Night Fever and their album Staying Alive made them hugely famous.

I loved their harmony and the lyrics. Some of my favorites were Words and To Love Somebody.

Many nights my friends and I rode through the country side with the car windows down and Bee Gees songs blasting on our radios or 8 track tape players.

I did some of my best dreaming during those years.

When I read today that Robin Gibbs had died of cancer at age 62 I felt a sadness, a sense of loss. Another one of my music idols has passed on. The older I get, the more that happens.

Music connects us in a way that few things can. We might show up at our 30 year class reunion and not remember the names of half the people there, but let a song play that we listened to back then and I guarantee you everyone is transported back in time.

I went to a Bee Gees concert in Atlanta in the late 70’s with my then future husband. It was a night I still treasure.

RIP Robin Gibbs. You followed your dreams and gave the world some beautiful music that still plays in the hearts  of us who loved your songs.


  1. Martha 24 May, 2012

    It’s funny that I connect you to my memoriesof the Bee Gees.. I remember dances to Bee Gees music!

  2. teresak 25 May, 2012

    I remember those dances too!