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The Definitive Biography of Gary Barlow

About The Book

Top celebrity biographer Sean Smith tells the story of national treasure Gary Barlow, one of the UK's greatest songwriters and musicians. Throughout a stellar career, nobody has been more misunderstood than Gary Barlow.

When he first found fame, he was perceived as too arrogant. Then, after a

spectacular slump and amazing recovery, he adopted a modesty that underrates his

lifetime achievements. In this book Sean Smith redresses the balance by revealing

the real man, the romances that shaped his life and the passion for music that drives


A singer and virtuoso keyboard player who performed in working men's clubs from

the age of thirteen, Gary Barlow would go on to achieve phenomenal success as the musical

force behind Take That, the most popular boy band of all time.

Now recognized as one of the greatest songwriters and musicians the UK has

ever produced, Gary is among the best-known faces on television, returning as head

judge on the X Factor in 2013. Featuring original interviews with many people who

have never spoken before, Gary is a celebration of a complex and unique talent.

About The Author

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Sean Smith is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading celebrity biographers. He has written several bestselling books, the latest of which is Robbie: The Biography, chronicling the life of England’s singing sensation Robbie Williams.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 26, 2013)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471102219

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