After I posted a link to a song this morning, a friend asked me what was up with me...and the Bee Gees. So I thought I'd explain the answer here, which allows you to know a little more about me. Two-fold purpose!
I am a child of the 70s. I love Star Wars, disco...the icons of the 70s. And I think the main reason behind such love is that those things remind me of my very young childhood. (I feel the same way about the 80s, but I was older, so I remember more.)
What is it about the Bee Gees that I love so? I love their sound. I love their look. They were true to their music and didn't give in to too much scandal. Plus, they have/had sweet accents! Yes, I cried when I heard Maurice and Robin passed away. The Bee Gees have always been special to me.
There are two songs of theirs in particular that I adore, and here's why. My dad was big into his stereo. He had a tuner, an amplifier, two cassette decks, an LP player, an upright LP player, and face-melting speakers. Headphones and a baton rounded out the collection. He even had a room dedicated to the stereo. The two mentioned Bee Gees songs, whenever I hear them, take me back to that room. I couldn't have been more than four or five. But the chords and notes of those songs give me the joy, peace, comfort, and security that goes hand-in-hand with being a kid in a happy home.
We moved over the years, but the stereo was always a main feature in our home. From it, I learned to love classical, rock, pop...all kinds of music. My dad was...instrumental (sorry, I had to go there!)...in that. I'm grateful for the music legacy my dad gave me.
And now, I shall share those two Bee Gees songs:
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