Melbourne: Barry Gibb has revealed that being the last of `Bee the Gee` was `depressing`, while confessing that he was not even close to his brothers when they died.
The 66-year-old told a British publication that he only made it back on stage solo at the urging of his wife Linda, the Courier Mail reported.
He said that in 1998, before his brothers Robin and Maurice died, they had lost their kid brother Andy, who had his own solo career, and his father, Hugh, died soon after.
He said that Robin`s much more recent passing had made him depressed, but getting back to performing in Australia earlier this year gave him a metaphorical kicking.
He said that when Maurice passed, Robin and he just didn`t feel like the Bee Gees anymore, because the band was the three of them.
Barry regretted that he could not bid goodbye properly to any of his brothers.
Although he is relieved to have rediscovered his appetite for live performance again, he says he won`t participate in the organisation of Robin`s memorial service at St Paul`s Cathedral this year.
He also said that he will not perform any songs sung by Robin, Maurice or Andy in his gigs.