Talk:Gary Barlow

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Leave Right Now[edit]

I can't find any evidence of Gary Barlow being involved in Will Young's Leave Right Now, apart from copies of this article. David 5000 11:54, 25 Oct 2004 (UTC)

You need to look harder then David. Toby

I've looked and the lyrics to leave right now are attributed to Will Young only.81.97.20.3 2/01/2006. and there is no evidence to suggest "love is in the air" sold a million copies. Though he didn't do well after 2000.

Yeah, the change was made by someone who has been blocked before for vandalism on pop music pages Robdurbar 22:38, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

What the hell are you talking about? crystal717 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.21.59.221 (talk) 19:24, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Tracks[edit]

'love is in the air' is also the name of a song from the Strictly Ballroom movie soundtrack which was released as a single by John Paul Young in 1992. 81.97.20.3

Shouldn't the track lists for the albums be on the album articles? there's not much point in them being on both. someone agree before i delete them.

Improvements needed[edit]

The quality of writing in the first few paragraphs in "Career" is rubbish. I would edit it except that I have no idea what the author was trying to say. Wilbot 13:27, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Never Forget[edit]

Gary Barlow is the Composer and Lyricist of this New fully licensed multi million pound musical. It is entirely relevant to this article. Please refrain from removing reference to it. Light Defender (talk) 09:42, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Nobody is removing reference to it, I am adding sourced commentary that a) he is unconnected to it and b) "thinks it smells of the end of the peer". --87.114.150.200 (talk) 09:43, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

He is not "unconnected to it" He is both the Composer and the Lyricist. If you don't have a conflict of interest why are you choosing to remain anonymous Light Defender (talk) 10:32, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Lost Without You[edit]

I have removed reference to Gary Barlow writing this as it is not correct.

Born in Frodsham[edit]

I'm only guessing here but Frodsham is a small town and so it's unlikely that he was actually born there, it's more likely that he was born in Chester. Although I don't know if the definition of "born in" has to be that strict. (22:25, 2 December 2006 (UTC))

So are you suggesting it isn't possible to be born in a small town? That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. 195.188.40.144 (talk) 08:49, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

He was born in Frodsham. It says so in his sutobiography, 'My Take'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.25.239.72 (talk) 18:34, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

According to birth records he was born in Runcorn. Frodsham isn't a small town, it's a village and therefore quite unlikely Barlow was actually born there.

92.8.21.21 (talk) 18:54, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Page protection[edit]

The following edit is the matter of an edit war:

Barlow is unconnected to the musical and commented that it has “the smell of the end of the pier” about it. (Reference: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article1907803.ece We can relight our own fire, thank you])

Please reach a consensus on whether to include or exclude this statement at Talk:Never_Forget_(Musical)#Edit_dispute so that this article can be unprotected. Thank you. --  Netsnipe  ►  11:19, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Background[edit]

He was one of the background singers of Elton John´s "Can´t you feel the love tonight" ~ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.51.248.104 (talk) 21:07, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Probably vandalism[edit]

I noticed a few bits of probably vandalism, but not being an expert don't want to remove the details. Can someone who knows the subject a bit better take a look. See http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gary_Barlow&diff=283673252&oldid=282759327 for most of the possible vandalism. robferrer (talk) 14:45, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Masturbating over Williams?[edit]

Very funny. "In the autobiography 'My Take' Barlow partly blames his fall as a solo artist on his commitments to being a star in the United States, though others suspect it was due to him being caught live on T.V. masturbating over a photograph of Robbie Williams whilst screaming profanities."

As much as I love that image, it should probably be removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.195.250.224 (talk) 21:27, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Chart positions[edit]

The chart positions for the singles of Gary Barlow are all correct except for two entries. "Open Road" never charted in Australia, certainly not at #38 as it's listed in the article. "Are You Ready Now" never managed to chart in any sales chart anywhere, nevermind the Dutch Singles Chart at #8.

The Australian chart archive at australian-charts.com, listing all weekly ARIA Top 50 Singles and Albums chart since 1988 have no mention of "Open Road" ever entering the chart; and this page is the most reliable source for the Australian charts post 1988. Gary Barlow's entry page at this site can be found here: http://australian-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Gary+Barlow "Forever Love" (#7), "Love Won't Wait" (#16) and "So Help Me Girl" (#36) are the only chart entries for Gary Barlow on the Australian chart.

The Dutch chart archive at dutchcharts.nl, listing all weekly Dutch Mega Single Top 100 charts since May 1969 have no mention of "Are You Ready Now" ever entering the chart; and as with the Australian chart archive this one also is considered the most reliable source for the Dutch Singles chart. Gary Barlow's entry page at this site can be found here: http://dutchcharts.nl/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Gary+Barlow "Forever Love" (#6), "Love Won't Wait" (#32) and "So Help Me Girl" (#58) are the only chart entries for Gary Barlow on the Dutch Singles chart.

When correcting these two errors someone keeps changing them back and insisting others changing them to correct info is vandalism. The source for the correct info can actually already be found on this site when checking the references for the chart positions for Australian and Netherlands.

The two "errrors" listed above should't be undone after having corrected them to being as they should be --Kai81 (talk) 20:55, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Production credits[edit]

There is no discussion of his work as a producer as part of the True North production team.144.53.226.17 (talk) 01:14, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Formatting and referencing[edit]

Kindly replace the entire contents of the article (up to /*Books */) with the following collapsed content :

--Ohconfucius ¡digame! 06:48, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, though I changed "2005 – present" to "2005–present" as this should be unspaced. –anemoneprojectors– 09:13, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Real name[edit]

I don't know the answer, but there is something incorrect. In the information insert, it says his birthname is Barlow. Then in early career the article explains how he chose his stage name of Barlow. Was he born Barlow or not? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.103.140.3 (talk) 19:52, 27 August 2011 (UTC)


  • Hi, he basically meant that he chose to use this name, rather than an other alias. He decided to stick with his birth name of Gary Barlow. Prior to Take That's formation, he had worked under the name of Kurtis Rush, lip syncing to "Love Is In The Air", which was recorded by another man.

It was suggested that Gary choose a new stage name, while trying to promote himself as a solo singer/songwriter in the late 80s, but opted to use his own name. Hope that clears that up for you 92.12.69.169 (talk) 15:22, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Edit request from , 27 October 2011[edit]

Gary Barlow is a very good man, he is now an x factor judge for his boys. He does great take that tours, he is an amazing performer. Please change X because it is really unhelpful. Put it to Y because this is helpful and tells us about the tour. 87.114.43.117 (talk) 08:14, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. --Jnorton7558 (talk) 15:26, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

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Twelve Months, Eleven Days - backlash[edit]

Yids2010 has just reverted a change I made, and being a casual visitor to this page rather than an expert on the subject, I don't want to get into an edit war, so I want to leave the decision to others.

The current text in this section reads "However, due to an expected backlash against Barlow, ...". I changed this to "unexpected" based on my reading of the cited source http://www.search.com/reference/Gary_Barlow which says "An unexpected backlash came in the very late 1990s, when the media (who had just been declaring him as the greatest songwriter of current times) turned their backs on Barlow. The press staged a battle between Barlow and his former bandmate, Robbie Williams after his single "Angels" was a hit.". Based on that "unexpected" would appear to be correct.

It would also be useful to add some background to this sentence - in particular, if the backlash was 'expected' providing a reason as to why. ADMcD (talk) 06:52, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Gary Barlow OBE[edit]

This should be removed as the Honours list has yet to be released and as such it is only suggested that he will receive the OBE. The article cited, a digital spy article, in not the authority - this will come from the Palace. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.3.36.23 (talk) 21:16, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Agreed. I've removed the OBE from the name and also the text stating that it has been awarded.213.205.196.31 (talk) 22:21, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

My edit removing the incorrect/premature OBE info was undone within 10 minutes. I am not trying again. I think one attempt at improving the accuracy of the Wikipedia entry for Gary Barlow is enough for one night.213.205.196.31 (talk) 22:45, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

The OBE doesn't belong in the Awards section. It isn't something people "win" like a Grammy or something. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.237.212.172 (talk) 00:42, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

personal life[edit]

Someone please change the bit on garys football team he his a liverpool fan not a celtic fan.they do have the same theme song tho. Its been driving me nuts and it wont let me edit it. Thank you lesgra. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lesgra (talkcontribs) 23:53, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Done It took a bit of tracking to find when the change came in, but it was part of a streak of vandalism. I've changed it back to Liverpool F.C.. —C.Fred (talk) 00:08, 15 February 2014 (UTC)