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Name: Gary Barlow
DOB: 20 January 1971
Birth Place: Frodsham, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Claim to fame: Singer / Songwriter
- Gary has won the Ivor Novello Award five times.
- He was born in Frodsham, Cheshire
- Take That Present: The Circus Live tour sold over 1 million tickets in just 5 hours
- As a solo star Gary has had two Number 1 singles and a Number 1 album
- Gary has a gold Blue Peter badge
Gary Barlow rose to fame as part of the 90’s pop phenomenon Take That. Gary was known as the serious one who penned all the songs. Luckily, Gary was very good with his pen and ensured that Take That became super popular and had lots of hits. Gary has since been voted the greatest British songwriter of all time. Yes, of ALL time.
Despite being long associated with Take That Gary has experienced success as a solo artist, racking up two Number 1 singles and a Number 1 album. He was described at the time as ‘the next George Michael’.
In 2005 to the delight of their fan base Take That reformed. The world rejoiced and the man band had arrived. Tickets for the Take That Present: The Circus Live tour sold over 1 million tickets in just 5 hours. Their latest album Progress is the second fastest-selling album of all-time in UK chart history.
They do say some things get better with age and growing inexplicably handsome during Take That’s reunion Gary managed to re establish himself as a heart throb.
In 2009 Gary organised a sponsored climb to the top of Mount Killamanjaro and with other celebrities helped raise nearly £6 million for Comic Relief. Gary’s charitable efforts have even earned him a prestigious Blue Peter gold badge and provoked an online Twitter campaign to ‘Get Gary Knighted’.
Gary married Take That backing dancer Dawn in 2000 and the couple have three children, Daisy, Emily and Daniel.
Sadly in July 2012, Gary and Dawn lost their fourth child Poppy. She was delivered stillborn.
Gary joined his Take That bandmates to sing Rule The World at the Olympics closing ceremony despite his recent personal tragedy.