Robert Peter Williams was born on 13 February 1974 in the “Royal Infirmary” hospital in Stoke-on-Trent. Until his third year, he lives with his parents Jan Williams and Pete Conway (stage name) and sister Sally above their own pub called “The Red Lion”. It was close to the Port Vale football stadium. When his parents divorced, Robbie moved with his sister, mother, and grandmother to another home in Stoke-on-Trent.
Robbie’s first school is the “Dolly’s Lane School”. Then he goes to “Millhill Primary School”. He then goes to the “Sixt Form College” of St. Margeret’s Ward, the local high school. Robbie also becomes a member of the local theater school. He plays in many musicals. Singing and acting are in his blood at a young age. He has his greatest role as “Dodger” in the musical “Oliver”.
When Robbie left school at the age of sixteen, he wanted to be an actor, but his first job was selling double glazing for a few local firms.
Nigel Martin Smith, the manager of the future boy band Take That, places an advertisement in “The Sun”. It was Robbie’s mother who encouraged him to respond. During the auditions, Robbie had to sing a song from “Joseph and the amazing technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Nothing Can Divide Us” by Jason Donovan. After three or four weeks he was informed that he had been hired. The creation of “Take That” was a fact.
Take That recorded a number of songs in 1990 and started a tour of schools and clubs. The first real performance of “Take That” was in the nightclub “Flicks” in Huddersfield, for about 30 people. The first real television appearance was in the television program “The hit man and her”, presented by Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan.
In July 1991 the first single “Do what you like” was released. The song reached the 82nd position on the charts in England. Their next two singles “Promises” and “Once you’ve tasted love” later that year achieved 38th and 47th positions. The boys almost wanted to give up when the next single “It only takes a minute” reached the 7th position. Their debut album “Take That & Party” was released in August 1992 and reached 2nd place in the album charts. Also in August came the single, with Robbie singing the lead vocals for the first time, “I found heaven” reached the 15th position. Successively from the same album “Take That & party” came the singles “A million love songs”, “Could it be magic” and “Why can’t I wake up with you” and reached 7th, 3rd, and 2nd place in the charts.
The following album “Everything Changes” was released in 1993. The first single to be released from this album is “Pray” and takes the highest position on the hit list. More number 1 hits will follow from the same album. Namely “Relight my fire”, “Babe” and “Everything changes”. The single “Love ain’t here anymore” achieved the 3rd position in the charts.
The last album that Robbie will be working on within Take That before he leaves the band will be released in 1995. The album is called “Nobody Else”. The singles “Sure,” Back for good “and” Never forget “all reach 1st place in the charts.” Back for good “also breaks all records in music history. It becomes the best-selling, non-charitable single all the time.