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Gary Barlow (born 20.1.1971) Gary Barlow is best known as a member of the hugely popular British pop band Take That. He is now also a judge of the UK talent show The X Factor. He has also experienced success as a solo artist and has won five Ivor Novello awards for his songwriting.

Childhood: After being inspired by a performance of Depeche Mode's 'Just Can't Get Enough' on Top of the Pops when he was 10 years old, Gary Barlow was given a keyboard for Christmas. He spent the next few years learning to play some of his favourite songs.

After winning a songwriting contest on the TV show Pebble Mill at One, Gary Barlow began to perform on the club circuit in the north, singing his own compositions as well as cover versions.

The casting agent Nigel Martin-Smith selected Gary Barlow to be the lead singer in a boy band he was putting together, after hearing Barlow's material, including an early demo version of 'A Million Love Songs', which later became a hit for Take That.

Music Career: Gary Barlow joined Howard Donald, Robbie Williams, Jason Orange and Mark Owen to form the boy band Take That. After signing to RCA Records, the band had a number of Top 40 hits (such as 'Only Takes a Minute' and 'Could It Be Magic') and finally struck gold and earned their first number one with the Barlow-penned 'Pray'.

Take That's debut album was released in 1992, entitled Take That & Party. The album reached number two in the UK charts. In 1993, the band released the follow-up, Everything Changes. The second album was largely based on Barlow's own material. Everything Changes went straight to number one in the UK and launched a number of hit singles.

In 1994, Gary Barlow received his first Ivor Novello award, winning the Best Contemporary Song for 'Pray'. That same year, Gary Barlow sang backing vocals on Elton John's cover of 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' for the film Lion King.

The third album from the band was Nobody Else, which became their final studio album of the 1990s. Nobody Else featured the single 'Back For Good', which was penned by Gary Barlow and has become one of the band's best-known songs. The band then released a Greatest Hits collection, which also reached number one. 'How Deep Is Your Love' was contained on the album and was the first single that the band released without Robbie Williams in the band. It was also to become the band's final single, before they reformed in in 2005.

Gary Barlow's solo career was launched in 1996, with 'Forever Love' and 'Love Won't Wait', both of which were number one singles in the UK. His debut solo album, Open Road was also a chart-topper.

The follow-up album, Twelve Months, Eleven Days was then released in 1999 but its sales performance was disappointing in comparison to its predecessor.

In 2010, Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams released a duet, entitled 'Shame'. The track received a huge amount of radio airplay and debuted at number two in the UK chart.

To celebrate his 40th birthday, Gary Barlow held a concert at Shepherd's Bush Empire, where he was joined by artists such as Ellie Goulding, Chris Martin and Midge Ure. A number of celebrities sent birthday messages, including Peter Kay, Elton John and Chris Moyles.

After the release of the documentary Take That: For the Record in 2005, the band decided to reform, minus Robbie Williams. Their comeback single, 'Patience' was a number one hit for four weeks and was voted The Record of the Year in 2006. The band's tenth number one hit came with the follow-up single, 'Shine' The band's first album since reforming, Beautiful World was released in November 2006 and also went to number one in the UK.

The next album from the band was The Circus, which became the most pre-ordered album of all time and sold over 2.2 million copies in the UK. Barlow then set about writing the follow up, Progress - the first Take That album to feature Robbie Williams since 1995. An estimated 1.75 million people attended their supporting arena shows.

Gary Barlow has also written songs for a number of high profile artists such as Shirley Bassey, Will Young, Westlife and Charlotte Church. Barlow also has his own record label, Future Records, home to Aggros Santos, Camilla Kerslake and Emma's Imagination.

In 2011, Gary Barlow replaced Simon Cowell as head judge on The X Factor TV series. The other judges on the show were Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos (of N-Dubz) and Kelly Rowland (of Destiny's Child).

Personal Life: Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn have three children, Daniel (b.2000), Emily (b.2002) and Daisy (b.2009).



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Take That members Mark Owen, Gary Barlow and Howard Donald join their old band mate Robbie Williams on stage at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert - The concert was set up to benefit the victims of the terror attack after Ariana's Manchester show the other week. Stars from the US and UK both graced the stage and played a concert full of emotion and love. The even was held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th June 2017

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer


After the release of The Force Awakens at the end of 2015, Disney and Lucas films didn't mess around delivering the general public its first announcement/teaser for The Last Jedi back at the start of 2016. Now, well over a year later, we finally get to see some proper footage from the upcoming movie. 

Many of the key cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature in The Last Jedi including Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren who famously slaughtered his much-loved father in a face to face battle that made for one of the most pivotal scenes in the history of Star Wars.

As ever with new Star Wars releases, the scrip and the story outline is one of Hollywood's most closely guarded secrets and few official details have been released to the public. We do know that the story will pick up where The Force Awakens ended with Rey going off into a mountainous setting to hunt down Luke Skywalker in a bid to train with him and learn his knowledge. 

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Take That mobbed by fans at BBC Radio 2 after appearing on Chris Evans Breakfast Show. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 31st March 2017

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Take That's Gary Barlow Confirms Cameo In 'The Last Jedi'


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Gary Barlow has confirmed that he has a cameo role in the upcoming Star Wars film The Last Jedi.

The Take That mainman is a huge Star Wars fan, and confirmed on ITV's Lorraine, Monday, that he will appear in the film and better yet, his face won’t be obscured under a stormtrooper helmet.

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Gary Barlow and other members of Take That arrive at Global House in Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 23rd March 2017

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Gary Barlow Will Star In Robbie Williams' New Music Video


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Gary Barlow will appear in Robbie Williams' new music video.

The 46-year-old singer is set to reunite with his Take That band member and star in the dark-haired hunk's accompanying clip for his upcoming single 'Mixed Signals' alongside Robbie's wife Ayda Field.

And Gary believes the footage will see fans of the 'Rule The World' hitmaker's cause ''mayhem'' when the video is released.

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Gary Barlow Has Just Washed His Hair For The First Time In 14 Years


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Gary Barlow made an unusual confession on Twitter, Saturday, admitting he hasn't washed his hair in 14 years!

Gary’s revelation was, unsurprisingly, met with many questions from fans, most of which have gone unanswered by the ‘Let it Shine’ judge.

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Gary Barlow Comes Face To Face With Robbie Williams Lookalike On 'Let It Shine'


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Gary Barlow had a shock during Saturday night’s episode of talent show ‘Let It Shine’ when a Robbie Williams lookalike auditioned.

On the BBC talent show Gary is looking for male singers to star in stage musical, The Band, which is based on the songs of Take That. However, as Gary told contestant Dan Budd, he’s not looking for singers who resemble the actual band members.

Take That Are Back Together For Good


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Take That are back together for good.

Gary Barlow - the frontman of the band - is adamant the group, which is also comprised of Mark Owen and Howard Donald, will never split up again but thinks there may be a day when former member Jason Orange, 46 - who quit in 2014 - and part-timer Robbie Williams, 42, decide that they want to rejoin the trio.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the 45-year-old hunk said: ''We're at the point in our careers where we feel more excited than we've ever been.

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Gary Barlow Explains Difference Between 'Let It Shine' And Rival Talent Shows


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Take That singer Gary Barlow will launch new BBC talent show ‘Let It Shine’ this Saturday, which searches for five singers to form a Take That tribute act who will star in a West End musical.

But speaking ahead of the show’s launch, Barlow appeared to make a thinly veiled dig at rival talent show ‘X Factor’ on which he previously appeared as a judge.

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Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc, Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue and Martin Kemp at the Let it Shine photocall held at the Ham Yard Hotel, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 13th December 2016

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Take That Announce 22 Date 'Wonderland' Tour


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Take That have announced a UK and Ireland tour for May and June 2017, in support of their upcoming Wonderland album.

The band will hit the road for 22 dates, beginning in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena on May 8 and 9.

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Liam Gallagher Says Brother Noel Is A "Potato" Who "Dresses Like Gary Barlow"


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Liam Gallagher has taken another swipe at his brother Noel as he prepares for the release of Oasis documentary Supersoinc.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Liam described his brother as “a potato” and added that he now “dresses like Gary Barlow”.

Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher thinks his brother Noel is a “potato”, who takes his style from Gary Barlow

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Take That To Announce Tour In October


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Take That are set to announce a tour in October.

Gary Barlow - the frontman of the band - has teased that the the 'Back For Good' hitmakers will have some exciting news coming later this year about their worldwide gigs.

Replying to a fan on Twitter, he wrote: ''Tour news October X (sic)''

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Gary Barlow - Take That close Carfest festival cars and music - Guilford, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th August 2015

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Gary Barlow

Date of birth

20th January, 1971

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