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Today’s Video: Bee Gees - I Started a Joke
Robin Gibb's son played "I Started a Joke" on his phone just after his father died from kidney failure on May 20, 2012. Robin-John Gibb told The Sun:
"When he passed away we went out, they took the equipment away and we came back in, I picked up my phone and found "I Started a Joke" on YouTube and played it. I put the phone on his chest and that was the first time I broke down. I knew that song and its lyrics were perfect for that moment. That song will always have new meaning to me now."
According to Robin Gibb, the melancholic melody of the song was inspired by the sounds on board an aeroplane: