Gary Barlow

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name: Gary Barlow
born: January 20, 1971 in Frodsham,Cheshire,England
family: mother Marje, father Colin, brother Ian, girlfriend Dawn Andrews, 2 older sisters
hobbies: antique shopping, reading Better Homes and Gardens & watching "East Enders" and Coronation Street".


  • Take That
  • Forever Love (CD) (1996) solo
  • Open Road (CD) (1997) solo

comments: Gary spent the last 6 years in the pop band Take That who had huge hits like "Back For Good", "Pray" and "Relight My Fire" to name but a few. After Take That's last official engagement Gary flew straight back to London to continue work on his debut solo album. Forever Love, Gary's debut solo single was released in the UK in July 1996 and went straight to Number 1 in the UK Top 40. In April 1997 Gary released Love Won't Wait which was written by Shep Pettibone and Madonna. It was released in the UK and hit the top slot straight away. Gary was back and better than ever! Open Road was released in the UK in May 1997. Again it shot straight to the top of the UK album and making Gary the only former Take That member to have a Number 1 album. So Help Me Girl, a cover of a country and western song by Joe Diffie, was the next UK single and was also chosen as the first single release for the US where it reached No.44 in the charts. The next UK release was "Open Road" - the album title track. It jumped into the charts at No.7 and stayed around for awhile. In the meantime Gary released "Open Road" and "Are You Ready Now" as singles on the European continent. The US "Open Road" album finally hit the stores in the second week of January 1998. The US version features a slightly different tracking list and has a brand new tune "Superhero" on the album. Gary started a European tour in February 1998 which featured him and music pure. And at the end of the European tour, he popped over to South America for a couple of shows which was a mega success. Straight after the tour, Gary went back into the studio recording his second solo album, with producers Jon Mitchell (George Michael) and Grant Mitchell and a first single was released February 1999, followed with the album and a UK tour in April 1999.

Currently: Gary is producing H from Steps first solo single.


most romantic place: Paris
first crush: Princess Lea (Star Wars)

Gary Quote: "I'm convinced the world could blow up any day. I think everything is going sadly wrong with the world. Everyone knows about the ozone layer,but there's many other things going on. We've abused the world so much."



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