13-Feb-1996, Take That split up, the biggest band of the 90s announced their demise in front of the world's press at The Hilton in Manchester, the band had achieved 7 No.1 singles & 2 No.1 albums. They released one more single and a Greatest Hits album. Following the band's break-up, fans were distraught and in the UK teenage girls threatened suicide and were seen lining streets in tears, to the point that telephone hotlines were set up by the UK government to deal with counselling them.
15-Feb-1996, It was reported that Take That were the UK's biggest single selling artists with sales over 3.9.million.
9-Mar-1996, Take That scored their eighth and last UK No.1 single (until re-forming in 2006) with their version of
The Bee Gees 1977 song "How Deep Is Your Love", (originally intended for US singer Yvonne Elliman), and used as part of the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever.
4-Apr-1996, Take That made their final performance on The Ivo Niehe Show on Dutch TV, playing two songs in front of a 250 strong studio audience.
8-Jul-1999, Take That's former manager Nigel Martin Smith started a new business, as an undertaker. It was reported that he was unhappy with a service he had used so he decided to buy a local funeral firm in Manchester.
25-Nov-2005, Take That announced that they were to reform for a tour, 10 years after they split up. At a press conference in London, Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald said they would go back on tour in April 2006, but without Robbie Williams.
3-Dec-2006, The reformed Take That topped the UK singles and album charts simultaneously for the first time ever in their career. The single "Patience" remained at number for the second week, and Beautiful World the group’s new album entered the chart at No.1.
4-Mar-2007, Take That went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Shine", their 10th UK No.1 single. The song was featured in several commercials for the re-launched Morrisons supermarkets in the UK, and went on to win the British single of the year award at the 2008 Brit Awards.
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