TAKE THAT ‘ Today this could be, the greatest day of our lives ’ ‘ Said it all, nothing to say at all, nothing to say that matters, haven't we heard enough ’ Zoe Haines ‘ It only takes a minute girl To fall in love, to fall in love It only takes a minute girl To fall in love, to fall in love ’
He wrote most of the Take That songs
His solo career did very well, being the number one album.
Gone from a young boy to a grown man with a very different dress style and attitude
When Take That split in February 1996 he went solo and recorded a single "Speak without Words" that is still unreleased. When his solo career failed to take off, he returned to being a DJ.
He shocked band mates with his confession in the documentary about being unstable enough to have the intention of committing suicide by drowning himself in the River Thames when the band announced their split in 1996.
Has always been the one with long hair and a beard and wears hats often
Jason's first experience with fame came when his break dancing skills he was a member of the Manchester-based Street Machine "crew" gained him work as a dancer on the television program, The Hitman and Her .
In 1990, Orange was selected to be a part of Nigel Martin Smith's new male vocal group Take That, which he planned as Britain's answer to the U.S. boy band New Kids on the Block.
Mark sang lead vocals on "Babe" It reached number one in the UK, but was knocked off the top spot at Christmas by Mr Blobby.
He also sang lead vocals on "The Day After Tomorrow“
Mark Owen was the most popular member of the group, because of his boyish good looks and was regularly earning awards such as Smash Hit's "Most Fanciable Male in the World" and "Best Haircut".
Williams was the youngest member to join Take That. His mother read an advertisement seeking members for a new boy band and suggested that he try out for the group.
He met fellow member Mark Owen on the day of his audition
Take That – 1990-1993
In 1989, Nigel Martin-Smith set out to create a British male singing group. Martin-Smith was introduced to young singer songwriter Gary Barlow and was so impressed with Barlow's self-written material he decided to build his new look boy band around Barlow's musical abilities. A campaign to audition young men with abilities in dancing and singing followed and took place in Manchester and other surrounding cities in 1990.
At twenty-two, Howard Donald was one of the oldest to audition, but he was chosen. When asked to recruit other possible candidates, Donald recommended fellow street dancer Jason Orange Mark Owen and Robbie Williams met on the day of their audition and interview.
Barlow announced in later years that Martin-Smith's original name for the band was Kick It, but the members of the band did not like it and instead decided to switch it to Take That.
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Take That- Could it be Magic
These stills are taken from a video of Take That singing ‘could it be magic’ in 1992. their style of clothing is a lot of denim and sleeveless vests.
This is a typical 1990’s boy band look and Is one of the things that made take that so big.
Take That – 1990-1993
Take That's first TV appearance was on The Hitman & Her in 1990, where they performed Barlow's self written unreleased songs "Love" and "My Kind of Girl". They later appeared a second time to perform "Waiting Around".
The band's breakthrough single was a cover of the 1975s Tavares hit "It Only Takes a Minute", which peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. This success was followed by the track "I Found Heaven", then by the first Barlow ballad "A Million Love Songs" which again reached number 7. Their cover of the Barry Manilow disco hit "Could It Be Magic" gave them one of their biggest hits to date, peaking at number 3 in the UK.
Their first album, Take That and Party , was released in 1991, and included all the hit singles to date.
Take That- 1993-1995
1993 saw the release of Everything Changes . It peaked at number 1 in the UK and spawned four UK number one singles – their first number one "Pray", " Relight My Fire ", "Babe" and the title track "Everything Changes". The fifth single "Love Ain't Here Anymore" reached number three on the UK charts.
Everything Changes saw the band gain international success with the album being nominated for the 1994 Mercury Prize however it failed to crack the US market where the remix "Love Ain't Here Anymore" gained little success.
By 1994, the band had become radio and television stars across Europe and Asia. But it was not until 1995 that the band would do their first World Tour.
Take That- Relight my Fire These pictures are from Take that performing ‘relight my fire’ in 1993 they are still wearing sleeveless shirts and jackets but have gone from denim to almost suits with my chest showing than before
Take That- 1993-1995
It was during the years 1993–95 that the band were on the magazine covers ranging from Smash Hits to GQ , becoming mass merchandised on all sorts, ranging from picture books, to posters, stickers, their own dolls, jewellery, caps, T-shirts, toothbrushes and even had their own annuals released. The band had also developed a large female teenage fan base at the time. During this time, they performed at numerous music awards shows and chart shows such as the BRIT Awards and Top of the Pops.
In 1995, Take That released their 3rd studio album Nobody Else , again based on Barlow's own material which reached number 1 in the UK and across Europe, capturing new audiences annually.
It was not until their second release from that album however, that they would experience what would become their biggest hit single, " Back for Good ", which reached number one in 31 countries around the globe and to date has been covered 89 times the world over. It was also their first US hit, where it reached the Top 10. The song was initially unveiled for the first time via live performance while at the 1995 BRIT Awards, and based on the reception of that performance, the record pre-sold more records than expected and forced the record label to bring the release date forward by an unprecedented six weeks.
Take That – Back for Good
This video shows Take That going from boys to men, they have all grown up and changed their styles to keep up with the trends.
Robbie is wearing sunglasses in the rain, this shows that he is maybe the more cooler one, where as Howard is wearing a woolly hat suggesting his is the more relaxed and takes the back seat.
Take That 1995-1996
Robbie Williams' drug abuse had escalated to a near drug overdose the night before the group was scheduled to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 1994 and In July 1995, Williams was photographed by the press partying with fellow band Oasis at Glastonbury Festival. This led to the band offering him an ultimatum; where he was to adhere to the bands responsibilities or to leave before their scheduled world tour. Undaunted by the loss of Williams, Take That continued to promote Nobody Else as a four-piece, scoring a further hit single with Barlow's "Never Forget" and completing the Nobody Else Tour in Late 1995.
On 13 February 1996, Take That formally announced that they were disbanding. But a new recording was released, a cover of The Bee Gees' " How Deep Is Your Love ". The single went on to become what was to be the band's final UK number one. Take That gave what was thought to be their final performance in April 1996 at Amsterdam.
Take That 1995-1996
Following the band's announcement, millions of their fans were distraught around the world and in the UK alone, teenage girls threatened suicide and were seen lining streets in tears, to the point that telephone hotlines were set up by the government to deal with counseling them. After the band broke up, highly respected music figures such as Elton John noted that Take That were different to other boy bands before and after them, in that they wrote their own material through Gary Barlow, Take That had also left a legacy of being immaculate performers with a very high work ethic, causing them to be voted in as the greatest boy band of all time.
Take That- 2005-2006
On 14 November 2005, Never Forget - The Ultimate Collection , a new compilation of their hit singles including a new previously unreleased song, also achieved great success and peaked at number 2 on UK charts selling over 2.1 million copies in the UK alone. The new song "Today I've Lost You" (recorded in September 2005) was originally written by Gary Barlow as the follow up to "Back for Good" but was never recorded. On 16 November 2005, the group got back together for the ITV documentary Take That: For the Record , in which they aired their views over their fame, success, the split and what the post-Williams line up had done since.
On 25 November 2005, there was an official press conference by the band announcing that the post Robbie Williams line-up were going to tour in 2006. The tour, entitled Ultimate Tour , ran from April to June 2006.
Take That- 2006-2008
On 9 May 2006, Take That returned to the recorded music scene after more than ten years of absence, signing with Polydor Records in a deal reportedly worth £3 million. The band's comeback album, Beautiful World , entered the UK album chart at no. 1 and, as of June 2009, had sold over 2.8 million copies in the UK. It is currently the 35th best selling album in UK music history.
In the album Beautiful World all four members of the band had the opportunity to sing lead vocals. Unlike the band's earlier works, where the majority of their material was written by Gary Barlow, all four band members are credited as co-writers, regardless of whether they contributed to the writing process or not. The comeback single, "Patience", was released on 20 November 2006. On 26 November "Patience" hit number 1 in the UK in its second week of chart entry making it the group's ninth No. 1 and stayed there for 4 weeks.
Take That also accompanied eventual winner Leona Lewis in a live version of " A Million Love Songs " in the final of The X Factor on 16 December 2006.
Take That- A million Love Songs
After the break up in 1996 Take That were just finding their feet again and with only four band members now, they decided to go for the casual shirt and tie look.
Gary especially has put on weight and Howard, Jason and Mark have all grown their hair.
Take That- 2006-2008
The week after Take That's comeback album Beautiful World was released it was announced that Take That had become the first artists ever to top the UK official single and album charts along with the download single, download album and DVD charts in the same week, as well as topping the radio charts.
The video for the number 1 hit single "Shine", the follow-up to "Patience", premiered on 25 January 2007 on Channel 4, ahead of its release on 26 February 2007. The band's success continued on 14 February 2007 when Take That performed live at the BRIT Awards ceremony at Earl's Court. Their single "Patience" won the Best British Single category.
During 2007, Take That also wrote a song for the motion picture Stardust titled "Rule the World", which reached number 2 in the UK charts and went on to be the 5th biggest selling single of 2007. Meanwhile, the album Beautiful World was the fourth biggest-selling album of 2007. Starting on 11 October 2007, Take That began their Beautiful World Tour 2007 in Belfast. The tour included 49 shows throughout Europe and the UK and ended in Manchester on 23 December 2007.
The band received four nominations at the 2008 BRIT Awards. Nominated for Best British Group, Best British Single ("Shine"), Best British Album ( Beautiful World ) and Best Live Act, they took home the Best Live Act and the Best British Single awards.
Take That- ‘Greatest Day’
The video for "Greatest Day" was filmed in Los Angeles on top of a 60 storey building in the downtown area.
It was directed by Meiert Avis, who previously shot videos for U2, Damien Rice, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan.
The band shot the video while visiting producer John Shanks in the city who was mixing the album. The video premiered on AOL on October 22, 2008.
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Take That – Greatest Day This song is one of them songs that shows like ‘x-factor’ and ‘Britain's got talent’ use to give everyone goose bumps when someone is so amazing I decided to pick this video and study the director of the video because this is my favourite Take That song and the video only gives it more of pure brilliance. They are wearing their usual dress of shirts, waist jackets and suit trousers. Take That are at their peak in their career and this song only pushed them forward.
Meiert Avis is an Irish music video and commercial director. Avis has directed videos for many many stars.
His work has won multiple awards and nominations including a Grammy Award for U2's "Where The Streets Have No Name" and MTV Music Video Awards for U2's "With or Without You“
His commercial clients include Toyota, Pioneer, Lexus and The Los Angeles Times and have received international recognition.
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