Yesterday I went to see Robbie Williams live in Munich and had a magical summer night with one of my closest friends.
Concert Highlights Munich
What shall I say: Robbie Williams truly is a great singer and entertainer – 75,000 people, full house at the Olympiastadion in Munich.
Robbie Williams was born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974, in Stoke-on-Trent, England. When he was 3 years old, his mother Janet divorced his father (entertainer Pete Conway). Growing up with his mother and stepsister, Sally, Williams rarely stayed out of trouble in school. He performed in local plays and spent school holidays with his father, watching him perform comedy acts. At 16, he was selling double glazing when his mother told him about an audition for a boy band. His rendition of Jason Donovan’s “Nothing Can Divide Us” won him a spot alongside Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange. The band was called Take That.
As a member of the boy band, Williams helped earn Take That six No. 1 singles and three No. 1 albums. But five years of living a squeaky-clean image turned out to be enough for the young singer, and at 21 he left the band. He kicked off his solo career by signing a contract with Chrysalis/EMI for over $1 million and singing a hit cover of George Michael’s “Freedom.”
His first solo album, Life Thru a Lens (1997) got a lukewarm reception from critics. But his single from it, “Angels,” sold more than 800,000 copies and spent over three months in the top 10. Subsequent albums continued his winning streak: 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) and Take the Crown (2012). In the fall 2013, he released his sequel album Swing When You’re Winning II, Swings Both Ways. He followed that in 2016 with the release of his eleventh studio album Heavy Entertainment Show. (source: biography.com)
photo credits: V’s World