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Gary Barlow's Biography

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Gary Barlow was born on 20 January 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire.

In 1988 he left school and became a singer, having already won accolades for his singing and song-writing.

In 1990 Take That formed, with Gary Barlow the lead vocalist. The other members were Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, and Robbie Williams.

After a relatively slow start, they proved hugely successful, but in 1996 they split up, with a reported fall-out between Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams, who both went solo.

Unlike, Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow did not have huge success as a solo artist. This period is covered by an interview with Gary Barlow in The Observer.

Barlow started to write and produce for other artists.

Take That, however, got back together in 2005 initially without Robbie Williams and had huge success.

In 2010, Robbie Williams rejoined Take That and their first full tour together in 16 years broke the record for the highest-grossing concert series.

In 2011, Gary Barlow became a judge on X Factor.

In June 2012, Gary Barlow, having been heavily involved in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, was awarded an OBE.

On 6 August 2012, the BBC reported that Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn's fourth child had been delivered stillborn.

In June 2016, BBC One announced that it had commissioned an entertainment show Let It Shine in conjunction with Gary Barlow, which would seek talent to create a band who to join the cast of a new stage show featuring the music of Take That.

In July 2017, the BBC revealed that Gary Barlow earned over £200,000 from licence fee revenue in their financial year 2016/7.

In 2018, Take That's album Odyssey topped the UK charts.

In 2020, he released Music Played by Humans, his first solo album in 7 years. It included the single Elita.

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