Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher, former front man with English Rock Band Oasis was born 21st September 1972. Formed in Manchester in 1991, Oasis were Originally known as The Rain, the group was formed by Liam Gallagher (vocals & tambourine), Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs (guitar), Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan (bass guitar) and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion), who were soon joined by Liam’s older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals). They have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and won fifteen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for outstanding contribution to music and one for the best album of the last 30 years as voted by the BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. As of 2009, the band have sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.

The band were listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 for “Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run by a Group” after an unprecedented run of 22 top 10 hits in the UK. The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the most successful act in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the Top 75 singles and albums charts.Its members were signed to independent record label Creation Records and afterwards released their record-setting debut albumDefinitely Maybe in 1994. The following year, the band recorded (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with their new drummer Alan White in the midst of rivalry with Britpop peers Blur in the charts. The Gallagher brothers featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their sibling disputes and wild lifestyles. In 1997, Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now, and although it became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, the album’s popularity tapered off quickly. The band lost members Paul McGuigan and Paul Arthurs as they went on to record and release Standing on the Shoulder of Giants in 2000 and were replaced by Gem Archer and Andy Bell who joined the group for the tour in support of Giants. The band found renewed success and popularity starting with 2005′s Don’t Believe the Truth.

In August 2009, Noel Gallagher announced his departure from the band after a backstage altercation with Liam before a festival appearance The band, comprising the remaining members of Oasis and led by Liam Gallagher, decided to continue working together under the name Beady Eye, while Noel went on to form his solo project Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

In 2014 Beady Eye split up, however In 2015 Liam Gallagher appeared at an Irish pub in Charlestown, County Mayo playing a number of songs, including an early version of his new song ‘Bold’, in front of pub guests with an acoustic guitar. Gallagher also appeared solo at the Norwegian festival Bergenfest in 2017 And released his solo debut single “Wall of Glass” and Liam Gallagher performed his first solo concert at the Ritz in Manchester with all proceeds going to victims of the Manchester terror attack. Gallagher also made a surprise appearance at the One Love Manchester benefit concert where he played “Rock ‘N’ Roll Star”, “Wall of Glass” and “Live Forever” with Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland. Gallagher also performed at the Rock am Ring festival in Germany, the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands and the Glastonbury Festival, Singing “Don’t Look Back in Anger” and dedicating his performance to the victims of the Manchester and London terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. He also released his second solo single “Chinatown” and performed at the Exit festival in Serbia, Benicassim festival in Spain and Lollapalooza festival in Chicago but left the stage in the middle of a song after performing for only 20 minutes. He later apologized on Twitter and claimed he had vocal problems. Gallagher later released the song “For What It’s Worth” which Gallagher described as an “apology” saying “…I’ve made a lot of mistakes…I guess it is an apology to whoever. I’ve pissed a lot of people off”. Liam Gallagher released his debut solo album “As You Were” in 2017.

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