In late 1967, within weeks of falling for each other, Robin and Molly were on a train that crashed at Hither Green, south-east London, killing 49 people.
Robin pulled Molly out of their derailed carriage through a smashed window.
Also, it seems that about 40% of the men who state they are divorced are actually still going through the process. That stated, I have come up to some heavy objection from both family and friends – hence I’m here.
They have given many examples of relationships that began quickly after a separation/break-up, so I am beginning to wonder if I am selling myself short – being too rigid.
His one-time manager Chris Hutchins told me this week: ‘I remember being asleep and getting a call from Robin at 1am. ” and asking me to drive over to his house in Knightsbridge.’When Chris got there an hour later, there was already a woman in the star’s bed.
The two would then sue him for libel, he imagined, and win a £5 million payout.
He was so consumed with the idea he was to be used as a patsy, he ‘masterminded’ the plan to break into Molly’s home and steal papers he told himself would contain evidence of the scheme.
At the time of the break-up The Bee Gees had had a massive comeback with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, which sold more than 40 million records for Robin, his twin Maurice and elder brother Barry ‘He was always seeking a treatment for his drug addiction. There was no response to my calls, no acknowledgement of my gifts, no letters. Spencer, now 39 and a musician in Texas, and 37-year-old Melissa, a London-based translator of Arabic, were at their father’s bedside in his final days, and are expected to share in his £140 million legacy.
As Gibb’s former manager Chris Hutchins told me: ‘Robin was an odd person anyway but when he was on pills, which he was for most of the time I knew him during his first marriage, he could say or do anything.