Friday 05 March 1999
Currently at the top of his career, having collected three Brit Awards last month, Robbie Williams completed his UK tour this week
A blueprint for a pop star
You couldn't make it up
From prefab into rehab
In a minute.
Out, seemingly in seconds
And back into the fray
The Growing Up In Public sketch
Not in it
Despite the rabid headlines
The boy-band albatross
And ligging with Oasis
All the rest
Comparisons with sportsmen...
He came out in the wash
As not exactly Gazza
More George Best
Adonis with a beer-gut
You know he's at the top
When women are discussing him
And "Robbie Williams Poster"
For ailing magazines
Becomes the only option
The one that really did it
The single biggest shock
Was when the critics found
That he could sing
"Pop Artist Found With Talent"
No journalistic nous
Can ever brace you for
That kind of thing
From space cadet at Glasto
Through jousting with Tom Jones
To platinum-selling songs
Penned on a bus
The odds were stacked against it
He's twenty-five years old
So is he not a pop star then?
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
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Diana West End play 'suggests James Hewitt could be Prince Harry’s father'
Game of Thrones named most-pirated TV show of 2014
Exodus: Gods and Kings banned in the UAE over 'religious mistakes'
Marilyn Manson breaks silence on Lana Del Rey rape clip: 'I wouldn't make a video of that nature'
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Douglas Carswell tells Ukip to stop blaming foreigners as youth poll shows Nigel Farage is even less popular than Nick Clegg