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Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow (born January 20, 1971) is a British singer and songwriter, best known as the ex-leader of the successful boy band, Take That.

He was born in Frodsham, Cheshire, and Barlow was generally recognised as the musical talent behind Take That, though he became insecure when other band members were given a turn at the lead vocals on successive hits. However, he remained the songwriter, and hit songs produced by him included Back for Good, Pray, and Sure.

In 1996, after Take That split up, Barlow went solo, and his first release, Forever Love, was an immediate number one hit in the UK. His next album, Open Road, went to the top of the chart thanks to the 1997 number one UK 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.

When the singing career of his former band colleague and old rival, Robbie Williams, began to eclipse his own, Barlow returned to songwriting and producing. His most notable success was Will Young's number one hit, Leave Right Now, and he also wrote Lost Without You by Delta Goodrem. He is married with two children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Gary Barlow Facts

BandTake That
BirthdayJanuary 20, 1971 (50)
BirthplaceCheshire, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Gary Barlow compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Gary Barlow Live
Since You Saw Him Last
Episode 3
Jesse McCartney, Jessica Simpson, Gary Barlow, Gwen Stefani and Rod Stewart
The Jonathan Ross Show Season 9, Episode 7
Take That: The Circus Live
Take That: For the Record
Donny Osmond: Live by Gary Barlow
X Factor Revealed
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