Barry Gibb lifts TD Garden crowd
Through the elation and glorious memories — and what incredible memories there are — it was hard to not feel the presence of Gibb’s deceased brothers. He released solo songs and worked on projects without brothers Robin and Maurice, but it was the Bee Gees that created a sizeable crater on pop culture, particularly through the 1960s and 1970s. Maurice passed away in 2003, Robin in 2012. Gibb dedicated songs to his brothers, and even sang the mournful “I Started a Joke” with a video of Robin in concert. Through the tears, it felt like therapy for both Gibb and the audience.
There was sheer excitement in just hearing these chestnuts performed live. It was an endless stream of familiar titles: “Guilty,” “You Win Again,” “How Deep is Your Love.” This was not a 1970s dance party of camp and excess. It was a stunning celebration of 50 years of astute song writing and three brothers who once ruled the charts.