“Oh, brother, you’re famous!” says Andy Gibb (1969)

Andy Gibb, age 11, with Barry Gibb (1969)
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The article from Fabulous 208 (April 19, 1969) states that "Barry’s staunchest fan is without doubt his eleven-year-old broher Andy.  They are a decade apart in age, but in fact are very close."

Andy is quoted as saying about his beloved big brother: 

I think he’s my favourite brother he’s so kind and generous, and when he comes to visit us, he plays with me.  I’ve only got to ask for something and he’ll buy it fo me.  I think he’s too soft-hearted, people can talk him into things and he hates hurting anyone.
     For my eleventh birthday he bought me a horse which I’ve called Gala.  He has just bought the bridle and saddle for it and he also paid for the delivery from Sussex.
     I see him about twice a week.  He takes me out for rides in his Bentley but he doesn’t let me have a go at driving it, though!  I go up to his flat sometimes and we play together.
    He’s very kind and generous and when I grow up I hope I’m like him.

By the way, the two-page article about Bee Gees and Andy spreads across page 8 and 9, and on page 10 is a picture of Blue Weaver with Dave Edmonds and Andy Fairweather-Low.  The picture at the top is from the front cover, and featured on the back cover is a smiling Robin Gibb!  And you ask me why I bought the issue?  Well, if you do, I’ll say, quoting Bob Dylan, "Honey, I can’t  believe that you’re for real!"

(From Fabulous 208, April 19, 1969)





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