Singer Barry Gibb is the last Bee Gees member still alive, and admits that he is haunted by the fact that he never really built positive relationships with his brothers and bandmates before they died.
Gibb became deeply depressed last year after his brother Robin lost his battle with cancer. The made Gibb the last Bee Gee alive (his brother Maurice died in 2003 and his youngest brother Andy passed in 1988). Gibb says that he was never really that close to his brothers, and laments that they drifted apart in their later years.
Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb is haunted by the fact he didn’t get along with his brothers and bandmates Maurice and Robin when they were alive.
“You see, it wasn’t just the loss of my brothers, it was the fact we didn’t really get on. And so I’ve lost all of my brothers without being friends with them,” he said in an interview with the Daily Mail.
“When Maurice passed, Robin and I just didn’t feel like the Bee Gees anymore, because the Bee Gees were the three of us. So while Robin went around saying, ‘I’ll always be a Bee Gee’, he didn’t really want that: he wanted to be Robin Gibb, solo artist. … During the last five years, Robin and I could not connect in any way. A similar situation, I can imagine, would probably be Lennon and McCartney. That same kind of distance occurred between them. The fact that you couldn’t get over obstacles or issues in your life.”
Gibb also said that he wasn’t able to say a proper goodbye to his brothers before they died.
“What drove me down was that we didn’t get a chance to really say goodbye. The only time I felt we made up was when I kissed Robin on the head the last time I saw him before he died. I didn’t get to see Andy before he died, and I never got to Maurice before he died. Mo [Maurice] died in two days, so that was very quick and a great shock to everyone.”
Even though he can’t change the fact that he is the last Bee Gee alive, do you think that Barry Gibb should be so hard on himself for his relationships with his brothers?
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