I've Had The Time Of My Life Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes
Take a trip down memory lane and look at the Take That star's life in pictures...
A fresh-faced Gary Barlow when he started out in Take That.
Check out the hair!
Gary enjoying a cup of tea backstage. How rock 'n' roll!
Gary poses on a photoshoot back in 1993.
Gary meets fans and signs autographs.
The Take That boys backstage ahead of one of their early gigs.
Gary's song 'Pray' gave Take That their first UK No 1.
Take That performing live at Wembley Stadium
A very young Gary and Robbie Williams.
Gary's first public gig was at the Connah's Quay Labour Club - salary £18.
Gary Barlow and Mark Owen perform on stage during Take That's Everything Changes tour in Bournemouth in 1993.
The budding songwriter was part of the boy-band formed in Manchester in 1990.
Gary wraps up whilst on a trip to America.
Gary Barlow performing during his solo period in Hyde Park. Gary's first two solo singles 'Forever Love' and Love Won't Wait' both went to No 1.
Gary with two Ivor Novello awards (he's won five in total) for PRS most performed work and best selling song.
Gary Barlow with his wax work model at London's Rock Circus.
Gary performing live on stage.
Take That's Gary Barlow performs live in concert at the MEN Arena, Manchester.
Gary signs copies of his autobiography, My Take.
Ten years after Take That split the boys got back together to release their comeback album 'Beautiful World'.
The boys perform live
Gary with the other Take That boys at the 2006 Q Awards.
Gary Barlow, arrives at the launch of their new CD/DVD 'Never Forget - The Ultimate Collection', at the Coronet Cinema,
Gary Barlow and Mark Owen perform on stage in concert at the NEC in Birmingham.
Gary Barlow and Cheryl Cole pose after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief in 2009.
Mark Owen and Gary Barlow at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Stardust'. Their song 'Rule The World' appeared on the movies soundtrack.
Model Kate Moss and Gary Barlow attend the SingStar Take That Extravaganza in 2009.
In 2000, Barlow made his acting debut in the ITV1 drama Heartbeat. This was the 150th edition of the show. He played hitch-hiker Micky Shannon.
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen wave to fans
Gary Barlow at the 51st Ivor Novello Awards 2006 at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.
Gary Barlow performs on stage during the 2008 MTV Europe Music Video Awards at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Mark Owen, Jason Orange, Howard Donald and Gary Barlow, arrive at the launch of their new CD/DVD 'Never Forget - The Ultimate Collection'.
Gary Barlow and Chris Martin at the Brit Awards in 2009.
Gary Barlow live on stage.
Gary with his wife Dawn Barlow.
Gary and his wife Dawn have 3 children together called Daniel, Emily and Daisy.
Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow hug it out ahead of the announcement that Robbie has re-joined Take That.
Take That back together as five-piece band.
Gary clowning around on stage in the Take That Present: The Circus Tour Live.
Happy birthday Gary!
Gary Barlow was one of the 2011 X Factor judges. The singer was a strict but fair mentor to his acts and was adored by the public
Gary Barlow and Olly Murs perform onstage in aid of the Prince's Trust at The Royal Albert Hall
Gary rubs shoulders with the royals....Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Gary Barlow, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend a concert in support of The Prince's Trust and The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry at the Royal Albert Hall
Gary Barlow performs onstage in aid of the Prince's Trust at The Royal Albert Hall