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Take That is a British music group. The wildly popular boy-band was seen as the British counterpart of the American New Kids on the Block and was the rival of the London boy band East 17. Take That has a first period of their existence (6 years) scored eight number-one hits in the United Kingdom.

Take That consists of Gary Barlow (lead singer and songwriter), Mark OwenRobbie Williams (which temporarily opted out), Howard Donald and Jason Orange. Producer and manager of Take That from 1990 to 1995 was Nigel Martin-Smith.

Take That was active from 1990 to 1996 and 13 February in 2005 Take That made a comeback without Williams, who had developed a successful solo career. Williams also performed again In 2010 joined the band. On the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games of 2012 in London performed, however without Robbie Williams.

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[hide]*1 Take That in the 90 's

Take That in the 90 's[Edit]Edit

The first years (1989-1993)[Edit]Edit

In 1989 wanted Nigel Martin-Smith, a casting agent from create a Manchester boy band according to the same formula for success as New Kids on the Block. He placed a call in a regional newspaper after he had made knowledge with Barlow and held auditions for boys who could sing and dance. The boys were under the tight regime of Martin-Smith trained to real pop stars, daily had to train them, dancing and singing and they were subjected to a complete makeover. Because of Martin-Smith ' contacts with the gay scene in Manchester will Take That in the beginning especially on in gay bars and clubs.

No label wanted to Take That contract, also Simon Cowell pointed them off, and so brought Martin-Smith their first single Do what u like from under his own label. Soon followed the singles Promises and Once you've Tasted Love, which all achieved marginal success in the UK. Their promotional campaign, however, was so strong that they even came in a while as the band but do not hit scored.

Eventually they reached the seventh place in the top 40 with the cover It Only Takes a Minute of Tavares, a choice where Barlow was not at all happy about it, because he would rather own material released.However, the single brought them the coveted success and also the singles I Found Heaven and came A Million Love Songs in the top 20.

In England finally broke through with the song Take That Could it Be Magic, a cover of Barry Manilow. This reached the third place in the hit parade. In 1992, the band released their first cd, Take That & Party.

World stars (1993-1995)[Edit]Edit

In 1993, the second album, Everything Changes, released, with new material by Barlow. The album brings 4 number 1 hits in England: PrayRelight My FireBabe and the title song Everything Changes.

Netherlands Take That finally broke through as they In their single Relight My Fire perform in the television show of Paul de Leeuw in 1994.

Take That was also immensely popular in Australia and Asia, in the rest of Europe. This above all by their television appearances, because the first world tour comes only in 1995.

Take That had become quite a large fanbase of mostly teenage girls who spend their time. With merchandise that went as far as Barbie dolls and special body lotion, knew Martin-Smith especially to make a commercial success of the band. The tight schedules of television performances, prices galas and training for the shows kept the guys toe the line.

If in 1995 the album Nobody Else was released, the boys had their fifth and sixth number-one hit. Sure did it all right. Along with the extended clip associated with the number heard and a completely new look, increased the boys to an even higher level of success. They won that year six awards at the Brit Awards and win the prize for ' best Live Act ' at the MTV European Music Awards.

The song Back for Good was the real Smasher: in 31 countries came the number on the first place in the charts (Netherlands reached Back for Good in the second place) and the song is also in the American top 10, something they previously had not been successful.

Williams ' departure and the breakup (1995-1996)[Edit]Edit

Williams announced his departure In July 1995. The collaboration between him and Martin-Smith and Barlow became ever more difficult: Williams ' musical ideas were not taken seriously and his drinking and intensive drug use were a growing problem for the band. During their performance at the MTV Awards in 1995 had to Williams by the personal physician of Prince be taken care of because he had spent nights with modelNaomi Campbell and large quantities of drink and drugs and was unable to stand on his legs.

Just before the first rehearsals for their world tour of 1996, it came to a confrontation between Williams and the other members of Take That. Williams immediately decided to step out of the band, to the displeasure of Martin-Smith who later indicted him.

The tour went through, simply because this could no longer be considered void. The cd Nobody Else became a success among other things by the single Never Forget. When Martin-Smith gave Take That holiday during the Christmas of 1995, however, the men decided to make it a point to put behind.

On 13 February 1996, happens to be Williams ' birthday, Take That held a press conference. The Greatest Hits Album was the last album and How Deep Is Your Love, a cover of the BeeGees, was the last single. In England were suicide guides created in order to absorb the most hysterical fans. [source?]

The last performance of Take That took place in Netherlands, TROS TV Show during the by Ivo Niehe. Hundreds of fans from all over the world came to Amsterdam to see their idols for last.

Comeback[Edit]Edit

The Ultimate Tour and Beautiful World Tour (2005-2007)[Edit]Edit

On 16 november 2005 sent the English commercial channel ITV from a documentary about the story of Take That, ten years later. Which was well viewed in England and the band decided to keep a number of reunion concerts in 2006. That turned out to be such a huge success that there are many extra dates were added to all fans the chance to give a concert. During The Ultimate Tour wrote Barlow, Owen, Donald and Orange together their first new songs.

News of the World announced in september 2006 that the comeback single from Take That (without Robbie Williams) would come to be called Solitaire and the working title of the new album Beautiful World was. The single and the album came out in november 2006 in Netherlands. The single Patience was turned on 10 October for the first time during the Chris Moyles Show on BBC 1radio; There was also announced that Jason Orange would sing his first solo song on the new album, called Wooden Boat.

In 2008 ran in London 's West End in a musical with the music of Take That. The band was not involved in the musical and that are also not supported. [1]

At the end of 2007, the Beautiful World Tour kicks off. In addition to the UK did Take That also ItalySwitzerlandAustriaSwedenGermanyDenmark (there were the tickets for the concert on 9 november in Aalborgsold out within 15 minutes) and to the Netherlands . On 1 november 2007, Take That to a concert in Ahoy Rotterdam.

Shine, the second single from the album Beautiful World, came out in March 2007 in Netherlands. The third single from the album Beautiful WorldI'd Wait For Life, came around June 2007.

Take That has for the soundtrack of the movie Stardust with Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, among other things, the song Rule the World written, that on 19 October 2007 came out.

The UK supermarket chain Marks & Spencer strict Take That for the campaign for the new men's clothes line. The life-size posters and ads in magazines were from October 2007 to show up in the United Kingdom.

During the Beautiful World Tour injured Donald itself during the performance in Barcelona. He got a collapsed lung when he conducted the backflip during the song Give Good Feeling and spent several days in the hospital. However, Take That performed on, as three piece band, and the three of us stood similarly on 1 november 2007 in Ahoy Rotterdam. Donald was present at all the concerts after his discharge from the hospital and took care of hilarity at the concerts in Hamburg and Rotterdam only to appear on stage in a surgical gown, which he granted the audience a look by turning on his bare buttocks; in Germany he appeared on stage in a latex nurse costume, including wig and long PVC boots, and in a football shirt of a German Association football club.

On 7 november was Donald again during the show on the stage, but also not danced and sang his solo number not yet Beautiful World; also the contents of the stunner of the evening, Give Good Feelingpermanently changed. From the 11th of november, during the concerts in Denmark, Donald turned the entire program again.

The Circus (2008-2009)[Edit]Edit

In October 2008 it was announced that Take That in 2009 would go on tour again and also would visit several countries in Europe again.

On Friday 31 October 2008, the tickets for The Circus Summer Tour 2009 in sales. In five hours time there were 600,000 tickets sold for different Stadium concerts in the United Kingdom. It was the fastest selling tour in the United Kingdom ever.

On 1 december 2008, the new album The Circus launched with a large-scale media campaign which Take That train ride from London to Paris travelled to be there for an exclusive audience in a French nightclub to present the album. It was the first time in twelve years that Take That again occurred in France.

From november 2009 is there a special SingStar: Take That Edition for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3.

Progress (2010)[Edit]Edit

In 2010, a new album was worked, in which Robbie Williams worked again. A first collaboration was the single Shame, which by Gary and Robbie as a duo was released. On november 7, 2010 the new single The Flood appeared and a week later the associated album Progress again with the announcement of a UK and European tour. Did Take That next to the United Kingdom in the spring and summer of 2011, Dublin,DüsseldorfHamburgMunichCopenhagenMilan and at the Amsterdam ArenA . Just like the Circus Tour was also Progress Tour was performed in a large-scale show that only the larger stadiums in Europe.

When the tickets went on sale in England and Ireland, many website was not resistant to the huge number of people trying to purchase cards. Take That sold In England and Ireland in a day 1.34 million cards and thus were all sold out concerts in the United Kingdom directly[source?]. A week later, the cards in sales for among other things the Amsterdam ArenA. Also such an enormous fear prevailed among fans that now many websites would fail that once again an unprecedented number of people right around 10 am tried to buy tickets over the internet. Also in Netherlands were the websites of among other Ticketmaster and Live Nationtemporarily overloaded.

On Friday 26 november 2010 Take That performed for the first time since the return of Robbie Williams in Netherlands. This happened in Ede, during the live show of The voice of Holland. In this show she sang the song ' The Flood '.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Everything changes 1993 23-10-1993 5 49 Platinum
Take That & party 1992 09-04-1994 29 13
Nobody else 01-05-1995 13-05-1995 4 22 Gold
Greatest hits 22-03-1996 06-04-1996 1 (3 wk) 30 Greatest Hits /Platinum
Beautiful world 24-11-2006 02-12-2006 33 18
The circus 28-11-2008 06-12-2008 68 2
Progress 19-11-2010 27-11-2010 4 23 Gold
Progressed 13-05-2011 23-07-2011 21 2
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 200 albums

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Nobody else 1995 13-05-1995 1 (2 wk) 19
Greatest hits 1996 06-04-1996 2 23 Compilation album
Never forget-The ultimate collection 2005 11-02-2006 76 5
Beautiful world 2006 09-12-2006 62 6
The circus 2008 13-12-2008 94 1
Progress 2010 27-11-2010 36 8

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
A million love songs 1992 09-01-1993 tip12 - nr. 50 in the Single Top 100
Could it be magic 1992 27-02-1993 tip16 -
Pray 1993 28-08-1993 36 3 nr. 38 in the Single Top 100
Relight my fire 1993 23-10-1993 12 6 with Lulu /nr. 10 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Babe 1993 08-01-1994 4 15 nr. 5 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Everything changes 1994 16-04-1994 6 8 nr. 7 in the Single Top 100
Love ain't here anymore 1994 16-07-1994 23 4 nr. 24 in the Single Top 100
Sure 1994 22-10-1994 17 5 nr. 15 in the Single Top 100
Back for good 1995 08-04-1995 2 12 nr. 2 in the Single Top 100
Never forget 1995 05-08-1995 7 6 nr. 8 in the Single Top 100
How deep is your love 1996 09-03-1996 6 9 nr. 7 in the Single Top 100
Solitaire 2006 02-12-2006 18 10 nr. 12 in the Single Top 100
Shine 2007 24-03-2007 18 4 nr. 20 in the Single Top 100
I'd wait for life 2007 09-06-2007 tip14 -
Rule the world 2007 - Soundtrack Stardust/

nr. 57 in the Single Top 100

Greatest day 2008 29-11-2008 tip9 - nr. 30 in the Single Top 100
The garden 2009 - nr. 73 in the Single Top 100
The flood 2010 04-12-2010 16 11 nr. 3 in the Single Top 100
Kidz 2011 -
Love Love 2011 - Soundtrack X-Men
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Back for good 1995 08-04-1995 2 18
Never forget 1995 12-08-1995 8 12
How deep is your love 1996 09-03-1996 5 14
Solitaire 2006 09-12-2006 24 15
Shine 2007 24-03-2007 tip4 -
Rule the world 2007 08-12-2007 tip13 - Stardust Soundtrack
The flood 2010 23-10-2010 tip3 -
Kidz 24-01-2011 05-03-2011 tip27 -

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Back for good 856 1133 - 1728 1827 - - - 1950 - 1927 1556 1993 - -
Solitaire - - - - - - - - - - - 1989 - - -
The Flood - - - - - - - - - - - - 1329 1587 1824

Videos/DVDs[Edit]Edit

DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
The ultimate tour 2006 23-12-2006 28 1
Beautiful world live 2008 01-03-2008 4 5
Look back, don't stare. A film about progress 2010 11-12-2010 30 1
Progress Live 2011 26-11-2011 1 (1wk) 17
  • 1992 Take That & Party
  • Take That-The Party 1993/Live at Wembley
  • 1994 Take That-Everything Changes
  • 1994 Take That-Live in Berlin
  • 1995 Take That-Hometown/Live at Manchester G-Mex
  • 1995 Take That-Nobody Else/The Movie
  • Take That-Greatest Hits 1996
  • 2005 Never Forget-The Ultimate Collection (dvd)
  • 2006 Take That-For The Record (Official Documentary) (dvd)
  • Take That-Ultimate Tour 2006 Live at Manchester (dvd)
  • 2008 Take That-Beautiful World Tour Live at the O2 London (dvd)
  • 2009 Take That-The Circus Live at Wembley (dvd)
  • 2010 Take That-Look Back, Don't Stare (Official Documentary) (dvd)
  • Take That-Progress Live 2011 (dvd)

Tours[Edit]Edit

  • 1993 The Party
  • 1994 The Pops Tour
  • 1995 Everything Changes Tour
  • 1995 Nobody Else Tour
  • 1995 Australian/Asian Tour
  • 2006 Ultimate Tour
  • 2007 Beautiful World Tour
  • 2009 The Circus Live Summer Tour
  • Progress Live 2011 Summer Tour

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