Take That were the original British boy band. They sold out arenas in less time than it took to play one of their chart-topping singles. Gary Barlow was the band's gifted front man who not only wrote hits such as "Pray" and "A Million Love Songs" but sang them too. Then, the band quit at the very height of their fame. Here, Gary reveals for the first time his ride on the rollercoaster of fame, the truth behind the rumours of the band's feuding and his fall-out with Robbie, and how he sank into depression only to rise again in one of pop's greatest comebacks: the record-breaking Take That reunion tour. Candid, confident and down-to-earth, Gary is definitely back for good.
Gary Barlow was born in 1971. He is the lead singer and songwriter for Take That, the most successful British band since the Beatles. The band broke up in 1996 and since then Barlow has garnered further acclaim as a songwriter for artists such as Charlotte Church and Blue. Take That reunited in 2006 for a massive UK tour and to record a new album. Gary Barlow lives in London with his family. Richard Havers has written regularly for radio and TV and launched Turkey's first commercial radio station. His books with Bill Wyman have included Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey (2001), which won the 'Handy Award for Literature', and Rolling With The Stones (2002), and the highly acclaimed Sinatra (2004).