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Gary Barlow

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Background information
Birth name Gary William Barlow
Born 20 January 1971 (1971-01-20) (age 50)
Frodsham, Cheshire, England
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and programmer, pianist, composer
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards
Years active 1988–present
Labels Sony, Polydor, Universal Music, Decca Records, Future, San Remo
Associated acts Take That

Gary William Barlow OBE (born 20 January 1971) is an English singer-songwriter, pianist and record producer. He is frontman, lead singer and main songwriter of the boy band Take That.


In 1990, Gary Barlow became a member of the new founded boy band Take That. He is the main songwriter of the band. After the band broke up in 1996, Barlow started a solo career. He released two solo albums, Open Road and Twelve Months, Eleven Days. He also wrote songs for other singers. Take That reformed in 2005.

Barlow was voted as the best British songwriter of all time in 2009. He was a judge at the TV show The X Factor from 2011 until 2013.

Barlow organized the concert for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012. In May 2012, he released the album Sing with the Commonwealth Band. The solo album Since I Saw You Last was released in November 2013.

Personal life

Barlow and his wife Dawn have three children. Their fourth child was stillborn in August 2012.

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