Singer Robbie Williams became a household name, thanks to the success of his boyband Take That. However, Robbie has revealed how his first gigs were when he was just a small boy and people used to pay money to see him perform renditions from the hit musical Grease.
Williams told Q Magazine, “My first three years were spent in a pub — and Summer Nights was on the jukebox. That was the first record that showed me I had a future in performance — because the punters would put the money in and I’d mime to the record. I’d do the whole bit.”
Robbie also admitted that he wanted to be a Teddy Boy when he was younger, “I wanted to be a teddy boy. I didn’t get very far. I really wanted the full three-quarter length teddy boy jacket but my mum wouldn’t get me one. There was a time I had a parka. I was at the very tail-end of mod,” he added.
While admitting to dancing around to Grease may harm his reputation, Robbie Williams then did his best to redeem himself, by admitting that the first record he ever had was Electro 1, on the Street Sounds label.