Liam Gallagher

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

21st September, 1972

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.78

Liam Gallagher (DOB 21st September 1972) is the famous front man for the Manchester band Oasis. With his unforgettable stage presence and self assured attitude, he is one of the countries most recognisable front men of our generation.

Favourites of the tabloids and paparazzi in the 90's, Liam's swagger and laddish behaviour earned him a justifiable bad boy image, with equal coverage for his music and personal life.His often documented rocky relationship with his brother and band mate Noel Gallagher, has often defined the band and their tempestuous harmony.

Music Career: Away from the tabloid newspapers and with his band Oasis they quickly became stalwarts of the 1990's Britpop movement. Arguably winning the ongoing chart battles with Blur, Oasis' 1994 album 'Definitely Maybe' is one of the defining albums of the decade and some say our generation.

In a 2008 poll by Q and HMV, 'Definitely Maybe' was ranked first on a list of the greatest British albums of all time.

Other accolades include a recent poll, run by music magazine NME and the book of British Hit Singles and Albums, that voted 'Definitely Maybe' the best album of all time with The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - finishing second and Revolver third.

Liam Gallagher and Oasis followed up 'Definitely Maybe' with the 1995 release '(What's the Story) Morning Glory'. Carrying on from the success of their debut album 347,000 copies were sold in the first week of release and more than 18 million copies have been sold worldwide up until 2007.

With brilliant sales and all four singles from the album reaching either number 1 or 2 in the UK single charts, the daunting prospect of following on from 'Definitely Maybe' was seemingly achieved with ease.

In contrast, album wise 'Be Here Now' (1997), 'Standing on the Shoulder of Giants' (2000) and 'Heathen Chemistry (2002) all came and went without the impact of their early releases. Critics sat on both sides of the fence and although all three albums provided us with some classic Oasis and Liam Gallagher vocals, they didn't evoke the frenzy they had become accustomed to during the Brit Pop years.

Regardless of such media indifference, Liam and the band bounced back with 'Don't Believe the Truth' (2005), which saw Liam take on more of a writing role and Oasis attain resurgence in form.

With singles 'Lyla' and 'The Importance of Being idle' reaching number 1, and 'Let there be love' reaching number 2 in the UK Single charts - Oasis were back and experiencing similar press exposure and fan admiration as they did in the 90's.

With a seventh studio album slated for release later in 2008, Liam Gallagher and Oasis are surely hoping to build on 'Don't Believe the Truth', although if they don't they'll still go down as one of our generations greatest bands and Liam will be up there for greatest front man.

Personal Life: Liam is an avid support of Manchester City Football club.

He was married to actress Patsy Kensit, who he has a child with and is now married to former All Saint's singer, Nicole Appleton, who he also has a child with.

His shoe size is 8.

Liam Gallagher Says Noel Gallagher's New Song 'Stinks' Next To Oasis Classics

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 11 October 2017

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He's not mincing his words when it comes to his brother's music.

Predictably enough, Liam Gallagher is not a big fan of his brother Noel Gallagher's latest single 'Holy Mountain', and said as much to his fans on social media. But, let's face it, he would've said the same thing without hearing it first. The gibes just keep coming.

Image caption Liam Gallagher at GQ Men of the Year Awards

The 45-year-old is Noel's biggest critic, and not even the latter's new album 'Who Built The Moon' - with his band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - has impressed him. Having said that, the comments could have been a lot worse.

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Liam Gallagher, Foo Fighters And Joe Perry Play A Beatles Song - And It's Epic

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 09 October 2017

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This is a live collaboration you wish you'd seen for yourself.

Foo Fighters continue their string of random stage collaborations as they are joined by none other than Liam Gallagher and Joe Perry for a rendition of Beatles classic 'Come Together'. It's obvious that Liam didn't know the words, but that didn't ruin this epic performance.

Image caption Foo Fighters perform at Glastonbury Festival

It doesn't get more rock 'n' than this. Foo Fighters playing the 1969 Beatles track from 'Abbey Road' with Liam Gallagher from Oasis singing and Aerosmith's Joe Perry on guitar live at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino County, California for CalJam 2017 on Saturday (October 7th).

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Liam Gallagher's Margarita Misunderstanding Is The Best Paul McCartney Anecdote Ever

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 06 October 2017

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Margarita or margherita? It's all the same to Liam Gallagher.

Say what you like about Liam Gallagher, but you can't accuse him of taking himself too seriously. He has recently opened up about the last time he bumped into Sir Paul McCartney, when he was left slightly red-faced after a misunderstanding regarding pizza. It's one of his more amusing anecdotes.

Image caption Liam Gallagher at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

The former Oasis frontman is a big fan of the Beatles, and while he has in the past claimed that he's a bigger fan of the late John Lennon than of Paul McCartney, he can't deny he's still very fond of the 75-year-old musician, even if he is occasionally a little blunt with him.

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Liam Gallagher Slams Kasabian

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 06 October 2017

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Liam Gallagher has slammed Kasabian for thinking they are ''saving guitar music''.

Liam Gallagher has slammed Kasabian for thinking they are ''saving guitar music''.

The British rockers recently claimed that their new album 'For Crying Out Loud' is ''about saving guitar music from the abyss'', and 45-year-old Liam has now insisted that whilst he is a fan of the band, he thinks they should be making more of an effort to be ''rock 'n' roll''.

Speaking to NME magazine, the former Oasis frontman said: ''I like Kasabian, but it's not [saving guitar music], is it?

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Liam Gallagher Doesn't Think Solo Is Different

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 29 September 2017

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Liam Gallagher insists there isn't much difference between being solo and a member of Oasis

Liam Gallagher insists his solo album ''doesn't feel any different'' to an Oasis record.

The 'Wall of Glass' hitmaker claims the spotlight has always been on him so going it alone is just the same as being in a band.

Speaking about his upcoming LP, 'As You Were', he said: ''It doesn't feel any different to an Oasis record.. I sing the way I've always sung and I still get the same hit.

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Gallagher Sibling Rivalry Passes To Next Generation As Liam's Son Slams Noel's Daughter

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 21 September 2017

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Gene Gallagher said that his cousin Anais looks like Noel 'in a wig'.

The endless sibling feuding in the press between former Oasis stars Noel and Liam Gallagher has kept the media entertained for over twenty years.

Now the family rivalry looks set to continue with the bickering seemingly transmitted to their children, as Liam’s son Gene had a pop at Noel’s daughter Anais, saying that she looks like Noel in a wig.

Liam’s 16 year old son Gene took to Twitter to mock his cousin’s appearance, saying that she bears a resemblance to Noel with a “blonde wig”, after 17 year old Anais was snapped recently at the Tommy Hilfiger London Fashion Week with fellow celeb offspring Rafferty Law and Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis.

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Liam Gallagher Brings 'As You Were' Across The UK In December Tour

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 01 September 2017

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He's embarking on his first ever solo arena tour.

Liam Gallagher will be taking over the UK and Ireland this December with a huge arena tour in support of his debut solo album 'As You Were'. Tickets go on sale next week, and the new dates will follow the series of intimate shows and festival appearances he's been doing over the last few months.

Image caption Liam Gallagher performing in Glasgow

The 'As You Were' tour kicks off in Belfast at Ulster Hall on October 30th 2017, but then his next dates don't appear until December 3rd when he'll be in Leeds at the First Direct Arena. The dates as they have been announced thus far also take him to such cities as London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Brighton, and conclude in Liam's hometown at the Manchester Arena on December 16th.

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Liam Gallagher Pays Tribute To Dead Teenager At Reading Festival

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 29 August 2017

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Liam Gallagher has released a statement following the death of a teenager at Reading festival.

Liam Gallagher has paid tribute to the teenager who tragically died at Reading festival over the weekend.

The former Oasis frontman - who performed at the music extravaganza, which takes place across two different sites in Southern England and Leeds, West Yorkshire - has taken to his Twitter account to pay his respect to the 17-year-old boy who was found dead in his tent in ''unexplained circumstances.''

He wrote: ''Just heard about that young kid who was found dead in his tent at Reading so sad, RIP kid x. (sic)''

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Liam Gallagher Shares Live Studio Performance Of New Single 'For What It's Worth'

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 24 August 2017

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He's set to launch his solo album this Fall.

With the release of his debut solo album 'As You Were' imminent, Liam Gallagher unveils a brand new live performance video of his latest single 'For What It's Worth'. The singer is currently gearing up to perform at Leeds and Reading Festival this weekend.

Image caption Liam Gallagher performing live in Glasgow

Shot at Air Studios in London, the video sees him performing the track alongside a live band with a string section. It's the third single from his forthcoming album 'As You Were', following 'Chinatown' and 'Wall Of Glass'.

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Liam Gallagher Hints At Oasis Reunion For Manchester Arena Re-Opening

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 21 August 2017

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Could Liam and Noel reunite for the September 9th gig marking the re-opening of Manchester Arena?

Liam Gallagher just hinted at something that all Oasis fans have been desperate to hear for nearly a decade, suggesting that he might reconcile with his brother Noel to reunite the band for the re-opening of Manchester Arena next month.

The 21,000 capacity venue is due to re-open its doors in the coming weeks, with a star-studded benefit concert including Pixie Lott, Courteeners and Blossoms on September 9th to mark the official re-opening after the venue underwent refurbishment following the devastating terrorist attack back in May that claimed the lives of 22 fans at an Ariana Grande show.

Noel Gallagher’s solo project, The High Flying Birds, are topping the bill on the night, but Oasis fans quizzed his younger brother on why he wasn’t playing the show. The former Oasis frontman tweeted on Saturday (August 19th) that he could still appear at the gig - if he was asked.

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Liam Gallagher continues promoting his new solo album and pays a visit to Barrowlands Ballroom - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Sunday 11th June 2017

Liam Gallagher performs at fundraising concert for Manchester terror attack victims at Manchester O2 Ritz. The musician performed classic Oasis songs as well as a number of tracks from his debut solo record set for release in October. - Manchester, United Kingdom - Tuesday 30th May 2017

Liam Gallagher at the German premiere of 'Oasis Supersonic' held at Kino International, Berlin, Germany - Thursday 27th October 2016

Liam Gallagher seen at the 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week' World Premiere held at Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Thursday 15th September 2016

Debbie Gwyther , Liam Gallagher - Celebrities leaving Scott's seafood restaurant in Mayfair - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 19th September 2015