Robbie Williams Demographics:
- Name - Robert Peter "Robbie" Williams
- Born - 13 February 1974 (Stoke-on-Trent).
- Mother - Janet.
- Sister - Sally.
- Father - Peter "Parp" Conway separated from mother when Robbie was three-days-old.
- Nationality - English.
- Occupation - singer, musician & entertainer.
- Robbie performed with Olly Murs in The X Factor UK, 2009 Final.
- Video performance of Robbie Williams' duet with Olly Murs.
- Robbie was ranked 77 in the 2002 BBC Poll of the 100 Greatest Britons (here).
- Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, by his mother Janet.
- Williams has been reported to have problems with depression & self-esteem issues, as well as alcohol & substance misuse, throughout his life.
- Robbie has a keen interest in UFOs & other related paranormal happenings.
- He has been romantically involved with Turkish-American actress Ayda Field.
- His estimated wealth, according to the 2009 Sunday Times Rich List, is ~ £80 million.
- Robbie has been a lifelong supporter of Port Vale F.C. (Stoke-on-Trent).
- Started in 1990 (at age 16 years) when he became a member the pop band Take That.
- The Take That group was formed in Manchester in 1990.
- The 5 members of the group were Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, & Robbie Williams.
- Take That's musical style was dance-oriented pop tunes & soulful ballads.
- Robbie left Take That in July 1995.
- He launched his solo career in 1996 by covering George Michael's "Freedom" as a single.
- "Freedom" reached number two in the UK Singles Chart, which was higher than George Michael's original.
- See Robbie Williams' Tours (below).
- The Show Off Must Go On (October–November 1997).
- The Ego Has Landed (May–June 1998).
- One More for the Rogue Tour / For a Few Dollars More... Tour (1998–99).
- Robbie Williams North American Tours (1999).
- The Sermon on the Mount Tour (2000–2001).
- Weddings, Barmitzvahs & Stadiums Tour / Sing When You're Pacific Rimming Tour (2001).
- Weekends of Mass Distraction Tour / Cock of Justice/Aussie Typo Tour (2003).
- Close Encounters Tour (2006) - see image right, performing in Paris 2006.
- Life Thru a Lens (1997)
- I've Been Expecting You (1998)
- Sing When You're Winning (2000)
- Swing When You're Winning (2001)
- Escapology (2002)
- Intensive Care (2005)
- Rudebox (2006)
- Reality Killed the Video Star (2009)
- Compilation albums:
- Live albums:
- Live At Knebworth (2003)
"Stand, look down the camera and give it to 'em." [advice to The X Factor contestants 2009]
"I'm quite obviously not the world's most handsome man - I'm the second world's most handsome man!"
"There's no point regretting things. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Life's too short to worry about things I've said."
"I couldn't live without my music, man. Or me mum."
"I didn't lose my mind, it was mine to give away."
"I've nothing against anyone following their dreams -- but not if they're crap."
Image credit law_keven (cc)
Posted by ALCHEssMIST.
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