Robbie Williams 'Owes Everything To Grease'
Singer reveals Summer Nights gave him a taste for performing...
Robbie Williams has revealed that he owes some of his success to the song Summer Nights from the hit musical Grease.
In an interview with Q, the former Take That man said the track - sung in the movie by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - gave him a taste for live performance.
"My first three years were spent in a pub - and Summer Nights was on the jukebox," he explained.
"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."
The Candy hitmaker was also influenced by the likes of teddy boy band Showaddywaddy and mod rockers The Jam.
He told the magazine: "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."
Robbie added: "There was a time I had a parka. I was at the very tail-end of mod.
Williams recently announced details of his Take The Crown Stadium Tour.