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Encyclopedia > Gary Barlow
Gary Barlow
Birth name Gary Barlow
Born January 20, 1971 (1971-01-20) (age 37)
Origin Frodsham, Cheshire, England
Genre(s) Pop
Instrument(s) Vocals, piano
Years active 1990–present
Associated acts Take That

Gary Barlow (born January 20, 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire, England) is an English singer, pianist, songwriter, and producer. He is a member of the pop group Take That, and was one of the most successful songwriters of the 1990s, penning no fewer than 16 hit singles during the decade. Barlow had two number ones and five further top 40 UK singles as a solo singer in the final half of the 1990s. He is also a four-time recipient of the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Frodsham from Frodsham Hill , Frodsham is a market town in the borough of Vale Royal, Cheshire in North West England. ... For other uses, see Cheshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Frodsham from Frodsham Hill , Frodsham is a market town in the borough of Vale Royal, Cheshire in North West England. ... For other uses, see Cheshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards awarded for songwriting and composing. ...

Contents

Career

Aged 15, Barlow entered a BBC Pebble Mill at One competition called "A Song For Christmas" with a song called Let's Pray For Christmas. After getting through to the semifinals he was invited to London's West Heath Studios to record his song. This inspired Barlow to perform on the northern club circuit, singing cover versions and his own songs. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Pebble Mill at One was a British afternoon talk show broadcast on BBC1 from the Pebble Mill studios of BBC Birmingham. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Aged 18 in 1990, he appointed Wigan show business agent Barry Woolley to be his manager and, after a change of stage name to Gary Barlow, recorded a single (Love Is In The Air) under the stage name Kurtis Rush. After the single's commercial failure, Barlow came under the influence of pop manager Nigel Martin-Smith and formed Take That, becoming the lead singer. Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ...


Woolley then sued Barlow shortly after, and the case was settled days before it was due to enter high courts in 1995. More than 5 years later, the teen pop idol handed over an estimated half a million pounds (£500,000) to Mr Woolley, to prevent the case going to court.[citation needed]


Take That

Main article: Take That

Barlow was generally recognised as the musical talent behind Take That. The five-piece vocal group consisted of Barlow, Robbie Williams, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald. This UK group were signed to RCA records and after a number of top 40 hits, eventually secured their first Number 1 with Barlow's Pray. Previous hits included A Million Love Songs, It Only Takes A Minute and Could It Be Magic. Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... Jason Orange (born Jason Thomas Orange, 10 July 1970, Wythenshawe, Manchester, England) is an English singer and dancer. ... Mark Anthony Patrick Owen (born 27 January 1972 in Oldham, Lancashire, England) is an English singer/songwriter, but he may be best known for being one fifth of the hugely successful pop group Take That during the early 1990s and again in the mid 2000s. ... Howard Paul Donald (born 28 April 1968 in Droylsden, Manchester, England) is an English singer and DJ. He is one fifth of the English boyband Take That. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Could It Be Magic was a song written and released by Barry Manilow on his first album, self titled Barry Manilow I in 1973. ...


The group issued four albums between 1992 and 1996. The debut set was entitled Take That And Party in 1992 (see 1992 in music). The following year saw the release of Everything Changes. Barlow received an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song in 1994 for the song Pray included in the album.[1] Their third outing, which was to be their last studio album, Nobody Else, came in 1995 (see 1995 in music). A greatest hits collection followed. See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... For a list of albums known simply as Greatest Hits, see List of albums titled Greatest Hits. ...


Barlow was rumoured to be less happy when other group members sang the lead vocals on songs, yet there was no evidence to support this. For example the original lead for the song Relight My Fire was meant to have been by Robbie Williams, however a warm up by Barlow of the song was chosen immediately as the recorded song.[citation needed] However, he remained the songwriter, and the hits kept on coming with the likes of Back For Good (yet another No.1 in the UK and a Top 10 U.S. hit) and Everything Changes. The song Back For Good caused some controversy because rumours surfaced that Barry Gibb had in fact written the song but agreed to credit Barlow if he would arrange that Take That would cover a Bee Gees song ("How Deep is Your Love" was covered). In a 2001 interview, Robin Gibb stated that this information was false, Barry Gibb had not written the song and no such agreement was ever made.[citation needed] For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (born December 22, 1949) is a singer and songwriter. ...


Going solo

In 1996, Take That split up and Barlow went solo. His first release, the single Forever Love, was an immediate number one hit in the UK. His album, Open Road, also went to the top of the chart, as did his second solo single Love Won't Wait written by Madonna and Shep Pettibone. The remix was produced by Junior Vasquez. The original demo remains one of many unreleased Madonna songs. He also reached #3 in the United States adult contemporary music charts with So Help Me Girl, also a top 20 UK hit. Another single (the album's title cut), Open Road, reached #7 in the UK. He followed that up with his second album Twelve Months, Eleven Days. Open Road is the eighth studio album and ninth album from Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. ... {{Infobox Single | Name = Love Wont Wait | Cover = | Caption = | Artist = Gary Barlow | from Album = [[Open Road] (Album)] | A-side = Love Wont Wait | B-side = | Released = | Format = CD Single | Recorded = 1996 | Genre = Pop | Length = 4:17 | Label = | Writer = Madonna, S.Pettibone | Producer = | Certification = | Chart position = UK, #1 | Last single = Forever... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Robert E. Pettibone, Jr. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Junior Vasquez is a famous New York club DJ and remixer/producer. ... The following is a list of songs recorded by Madonna, but that were chosen not to be used on her Warner Bros. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


He was due to release the next single from his second album entitled Lie to Me which was said to be the best song he had ever written but due to his record label dropping him for no apparent reason, was never released.[citation needed]


Barlow performed at the first two annual Capital FM-hosted Party in the Park events in London's Hyde Park in 1998 and 1999. The Capital Radio building in Leicester Square, London. ... Party in the Park is the generic name given to popular music concerts organised by Capital Radio Group in the UK, typically in various large parks during the summer. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ...


An unexpected backlash came in the very late 1990s, when the media (who had just been declaring him as the greatest songwriter of current times) turned their backs on Barlow. The press staged a battle between Barlow and his former bandmate, Robbie Williams after his single "Angels" was a hit. For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ...


With little support from both the press and radio, Barlow was not in much of a position to compete. (Williams made fun of the missing success of the allegedly more talented Barlow in a hidden track at the end of his record Escapology in 2002, singing "Where has Gary Barlow gone?").


Barlow quit his career as a singer, with his final single remaining unreleased, he returned to songwriting and producing, writing hits including single Not Me, Not I for Delta Goodrem. Barlow is company president of True North Music Company. He has also worked with Elton John, Donny Osmond, Lara Fabian and Christina Aguilera amongst others. Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is a multi-ARIA Award winning Australian singer-songwriter, pianist and Logie Award winning actress. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Donald Clark Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American entertainer. ... Lara Fabian (born Lara Crokaert January 9, 1970 in Etterbeek, Belgium) is an international Belgian-Canadian francophone singer, known for her vocal prowess and skilled technique. ... This article is about the singer. ...


Re-formation of Take That

Following a successful TV documentary, Take That experienced a career renaissance in 2006 when the post-Williams line-up reformed for a sell-out stadium tour. They released a single (Patience - reached UK Number 1 position on 26 November and stayed there for 4 weeks). Patience was also voted The Record of the Year in 2006. They have released their first album of new material in over ten years. The album went in at Number 1 in the UK album charts. Most of the songs on their new album are joint band compositions co-written with other songwriters, unlike earlier albums, which were mainly penned by Gary Barlow. In 2007 the band won their tenth Brit Award. 2008 saw the band get nominated for four Brit Awards (Best British Group, Best British Album, Best British Single and Best British Live Act). They won Best British Single and Best British Live Act. is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Record of the Year is an award show voted for by the UK public. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Brit Awards are annual United Kingdom pop music awards, considered to be on a par with the Grammys in the United States. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal life

In his autobiography My Take, Barlow mentions he was on the Edgware Road tube train that was one of the targets of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. He also stated that Robbie Williams took full advantage of his misfortunes during the media competition that was staged between the two. Edgware Road is a road in London. ... The 7 July 2005 London bombings (also called the 7/7 bombings) were a series of coordinated terrorist bomb blasts that hit Londons public transport system during the morning rush hour. ...


In a 2005 television documentary on Take That, Take That... for the Record, Williams retracted his previous taunting of Barlow, claiming that he would swap all of his current success for Barlow's happy family life.


Discography

Solo albums

Album Open Road
Album Open Road
  • Open Road — (1997) Charts: #1[2]
  1. "Love Won't Wait" (4:17) (Madonna/S. Pettibone)
  2. "So Help Me Girl" (4:29) (H. Perdew/A. Spooner)
  3. "My Commitment" (4:48) (G. Barlow/D. Warren)
  4. "Hang On In There Baby" (3:39) (J. W. Bristol)
  5. "Are You Ready Now" (4:19) (G. Barlow)
  6. "Everything I Ever Wanted" (3:32) (G. Barlow)
  7. "I Fall So Deep" (4:02) (L. Loftin/M. Gustafsson/A. Powers)
  8. "Lay Down For Love" (5:33) (G. Barlow/R. Stannard/M. Rowbottom)
  9. "Forever Love" (4:50) (G. Barlow)
  10. "Never Knew" (3:50) (G. Barlow)
  11. "Open Road" (4:23) (G. Barlow)
  12. "Always" (3:32) (G. Barlow)
Album Twelve Months, Eleven Days
  • Twelve Months, Eleven Days — (1999) Charts: #35
  1. "For All That You Want" (3:36) (G. Barlow/M. Martin/K. Lundin)
  2. "Arms Around Me" (3:50) (G. Barlow/P. Vettese)
  3. "Lie To Me" (5:30) (G. Barlow)
  4. "Fast Car" (4:45) (G. Barlow)
  5. "Stronger" (3:40) (G. Barlow/G. Gouldman)
  6. "All That I've Given Away" (4:30) (G. Barlow)
  7. "Wondering" (3:43) (G. Barlow)
  8. "Don't Need A Reason" (4:35) (G. Barlow)
  9. "Before You Turn Away" (4:35) (G. Barlow)
  10. "Walk" (5:20) (G. Barlow)
  11. "Nothing Feels The Same" (4:05) (G. Barlow)
  12. "Yesterday's Girl" (6:54) (G. Barlow)
  13. "Lie To Me" (edit from dat) (4:04) (G. Barlow)

Chart positions are for the UK. Image File history File links Album cover of Open Road by Gary Barlow This image is the cover of an album or single. ... Image File history File links Album cover of Open Road by Gary Barlow This image is the cover of an album or single. ... {{Infobox Single | Name = Love Wont Wait | Cover = | Caption = | Artist = Gary Barlow | from Album = [[Open Road] (Album)] | A-side = Love Wont Wait | B-side = | Released = | Format = CD Single | Recorded = 1996 | Genre = Pop | Length = 4:17 | Label = | Writer = Madonna, S.Pettibone | Producer = | Certification = | Chart position = UK, #1 | Last single = Forever... So Help Me Girl was the third single by UK pop-star Gary Barlow from his debut solo album Open Road in the UK, in the US however it was the first single. ... Forever Love was the debut single by UK pop-star Gary Barlow, since the split of his boy band Take That and was also the first single from his debut album Open Road (Album). ... Open Road was the title track and fourth and originally final single from ex-Take That member Gary Barlows solo debut album Open Road. ... Image File history File links Album cover of 12 Month 11 Days by Gary Barlow This image is the cover of an album or single. ... Image File history File links Album cover of 12 Month 11 Days by Gary Barlow This image is the cover of an album or single. ...


Some songs written for others:

  • Album track "2 Of A Kind" for Monrose
  • Album track "Testify" for Amy Studt
  • Album tracks "Always Be My Baby" and "I Won't Be There" as well as B-Side "Somebody" for Atomic Kitten
  • Single "Guilty" and album tracks "Girl I'll Never Understand", "Made For Loving You", "Supersexual" and B-Side "Whatever Happens" for Blue
  • Album track "Easy Way Out" for Charlotte Church
  • Singles "Not Me, Not I", "A Little Too Late" and other songs "Butterfly", "Longer", "My Big Mistake", "Running Away" and "Throw It Away" for Delta Goodrem
  • Single "Breeze On By" and album tracks "Christmas Time", "Climbing", "In It For Love", "Insecurity", "Keep Her In Mind", "My Perfect Rhyme", "Shoulda Known Better", "What I Meant To Say" and "Whenever You're In Trouble" for Donny Osmond
  • "Walking Away" for former 10cc member Graham Gouldman
  • B-Side "Together" for H & Claire
  • "No Big Deal", "Intoxicated", "Conquered", "Unbreakable" for Belgian/Canadian female singer Lara Fabian, included on her 2004 album A Wonderful Life
  • "True To Yourself" for Vanessa Amorosi
  • "You Gave Me Your Love" for Ola Svensson

This article is about the German girl group. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Atomic Kitten is an English girl group from Liverpool composed of Liz Lil McClarnon, Natasha Tash Hamilton, and Jenny Frost - who replaced original member Kerry Katona in January 2001. ... This article is about the colour. ... Charlotte Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed on February 21, 1986) is a Welsh singer and television presenter who rose to international fame in childhood as a popular classical singer with a precociously mature dramatic operatic voice, in particular in its tonal qualities. ... Not Me, Not I is the fourth single from Delta Goodrems album Innocent Eyes. ... Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is a multi-ARIA Award winning Australian singer-songwriter, pianist and Logie Award winning actress. ... Donald Clark Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American entertainer. ... 10cc was a British pop band which achieved its greatest commercial success during the 1970s. ... Graham Keith Gouldman (born on 10 May 1946, in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, in England) is an English songwriter and musician who was a long-time member of British band 10cc. ... H & Claire were a pop duo, consisting of former Steps members Claire Richards and Ian H Watkins. ... Lara Fabian (born Lara Crokaert January 9, 1970 in Etterbeek, Belgium) is an international Belgian-Canadian francophone singer, known for her vocal prowess and skilled technique. ... A Wonderful Life may refer to: A Wonderful Life (musical), a 2005 musical based on the classic Jimmy Stewart film A Wonderful Life, a 2004 album by singer Lara Fabian Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life, video game for the Nintendo GameCube and Playstation 2 that was released on March 16... Vanessa Joy Amorosi (born 8 August 1981) is an Australian singer and recording artist. ... Ola Svensson was one of the top 10 contestants on Idol 2005 in Sweden. ...

Solo albums

  • "Forever Love"

Barlow's very first solo single (July 1996) UK: #1[2] Germany: #5 France: #7 Australia: #7 Switzerland: #5 Norway: #9[3]

  • "Love Won't Wait" (April 1997)

UK: #1[2] Germany: #78 Australia: #16 Switzerland: #23

  • "So Help Me Girl" (July 1997)

UK: #11 Germany: #35 Australia: #36 United States (Billboard Hot 100): #44[4]

  • "Open Road" (November 1997)

UK: #7 Germany: #63 Australia: #38

  • "Are You Ready Now"

Released only in the Netherlands in November 1997, reaching the #8.

  • "Hang On In There Baby"

The sixth and final single from the Open Road album released in Europe in April 1998: UK: #12 Germany: #69 Open Road can refer to :- An album by pop singer Gary Barlow An album by folk singer Donovan The Open Road, a car hire firm in the United Kingdom A type of Stetson hat A line of Deodorant from Avon This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that...

  • "Stronger" July 1999

UK: #16 Germany: #73

  • "For All That You Want" September 1999

UK: #24 Germany: #94


The song 'For All That You Want' was originally recorded and released as 'Superhero' and released in the USA only in 1998.


Barlow's first ever single to be released in the States as a solo artist was "So Help Me Girl", which reached 44 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart[4] and Number 1 on both the Billboard Adult Contemporary and Radio & Record Play (R&R) charts.


Videography

  • 1996 July "Forever Love", Director: Sophie Muller
  • 1997 May "Love Won't Wait", Director: Rocky Schenck
  • 1997 July "So Help Me Girl" (Europe), Director: Rocky Schenck
  • 1997 November "So Help Me Girl" (USA), Director: Alan Smithee
  • 1998 "Open Road"
  • 1999 "Stronger"
  • 1999 "For All That You Want"

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Rocky Schenck (born 1960 in Austin, Texas) is an American music video director and photographer. ... Rocky Schenck (born 1960 in Austin, Texas) is an American music video director and photographer. ... Alan Smithee, Allen Smithee, Alan Smythee, and Adam Smithee are pseudonyms used between 1968 and 1999 by Hollywood film directors who wanted to be dissociated from a film for which they no longer wanted credit. ...

Books

  • Gary Barlow: My Take. Bloomsbury Publishing 2006, ISBN 978-0747587644
  • Gary Barlow: My Take. Bloomsbury Publishing 2007, ISBN 978-0747588061 (paperback edition, updated to include Take That's comeback)

Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/scoopcps/celebdaq/news/news/2006/01/03/28486.shtml
  2. ^ a b c No.1 singles and albums, U.K. album chart
  3. ^ Gary Barlow chart history, Norwegian album chart
  4. ^ a b Gary Barlow chart history, U.S. album charts

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NAME Barlow, Gary
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION English musician
DATE OF BIRTH 1971-01-20
PLACE OF BIRTH Frodsham, Cheshire, England
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Frodsham from Frodsham Hill , Frodsham is a market town in the borough of Vale Royal, Cheshire in North West England. ... For other uses, see Cheshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

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