Robert Peter Williams was born on February 13th 1974 and spent his childhood years living in Stoke-on-Trent with his mum and older sister Sally. He attended St Margaret Ward High School in Stoke, had a particular gift for singing and acting, and was often seen starring in various musicals and plays, his biggest part was playing "Dodger" in Oliver.
Rob joined the band, Take That when he was 16.
His first solo single was George Michael's "Freedom". It was released on July 29th 1996, exactly one year after his departure from Take That. It reached No. 2 in the UK charts, narrowly beaten by the Spice Girls. He released his second single "Old Before I Die" on April 14th 1997 which also reached No. 2 in the charts. In December 1997 he released "Angels" as his Christmas single. Into the new year of 1998 it was still in the charts and Life Thru A Lens shot back into the album charts and has been there ever since.
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