Friday, 23 September 2016

Stayin' Alive? Last Surviving Bee Gees Singer Confesses To Having Seen His Brothers' Ghosts

The last surviving band member of the Bee Gees band, Barry Gibb just admitted he has seen his brothers ghosts.

"It’s not fun because you’re not quite sure what it was about.

"If it was real. I saw Robin and my wife saw Andy.

"Maybe it’s a memory producing itself outside your conscious mind or maybe its real.FilePic: Getty ImagesFilePic: Getty Images

"The biggest question of all is: is there life after death? I’d like to know," Barry revealed in a recent interview with UK newspaper, The Daily Mail.

Barry had formed the legendary Bee Gees band with his brother Robin and Maurice back in 1958 and the trio had their first hit in 1967.

They recorded a string of international hits throughout the 1970s, renowned for their stirring ballads and catchy dance songs.

Barry as the oldest had been hit hardest by his brothers' passing.

Andy, the youngest Gibb brother, died in 1988 aged just 30 after years of drug abuse while Maurice died 13 years ago at the age of 53, and Robin died in 2012 at 62 after a protracted battle with cancer, Daily Mail reports.

The eldest Gibb has never spoken in public about the emotional loss he faced in seeing his younger brothers dying one by one and his recent admission shows he is clearly haunted by their deaths.

Barry also recalled how he just wanted to retreat into oblivion after Robin lost his long battle with cancer but credit various individuals in the music industry for encouraging him to continue to perform.

“I thought I was quite happy about fading away, but then the President of Columbia Records, Rob Stringer, came to see me and signed me and said: ‘We’re gonna move your ass!’ And I thought: ‘Oh well, that’s OK.’ So I’m back.”

He also talked about another famous survivor from a band who helped him through the dark days of grieving, saying Sir Paul McCartney of the iconic Beatles fame became a close friend.

“He always got me through everything. I met him for the first time at the Saville Theatre in 1967. He brought Jane Asher to see a show and he said: ‘You guys have got something, you should keep going’ and I always found that very encouraging.”

Barry celebrated his 70th birthday just last week on 1 September with radio talk show specials and features in entertainment news dailies.

On if he thinks he will ever see his brothers again — in the afterlife, Barry says, “I don’t want to question it. Don’t want to go there", reports.

Story and source: Malaysian Digest

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