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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.
Noel got the chance to dine with one of his heroes in the South of France last month, but the recognition wasn't mutual.
Noel Gallagher has admitted that Hollywood legend Robert De Niro didn’t have a clue who he was when the pair ended up having lunch together in the South of France. Gallagher set next to the Taxi Driver star during what became a marathon eight-hour lunch session last month, but afterwards Gallagher said De Niro was still none the wiser about Oasis.
There were a number of defining bands of the 90's but Oasis were indisputably one of the biggest. Having formed in 1991, brothers Liam and Noel both had a great desire to be in the biggest band in the world, but the thought behind that was perhaps a little more basic; they wanted to make music. Though Noel was a relatively late member of Oasis, after he joined he became the main songwriter and the band focussed on recording the songs he'd previously written.
Touring the county with little money, the boys were offered a gig in Glasgow at King Tut's Wah Wah and made the journey from Manchester up to the Scottish town. Upon arrival, it was touch and go as to if the Mancunian's would even get to play but eventually they managed to get an opening slot for the night's proceedings and they immediately caught the attention of Alan Mcgee who asked them to sign to his label there and then. McGee's deal with the band would come to fruition some months later when he secured the UK rights to releasing the group's music.
By 1994 Oasis would have recorded a number of demos and they were finally ready to release their official debut single 'Supersonic' which would reach the dizzying heights of number 31 in the UK Singles Chart - which for a group yet to make names for themselves was actually pretty good!
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The former Oasis singer announced he'll be releasing a new album in 2017, his first new music since Beady Eye split three years ago.
In news that may placate those who are frustrated about the lack of an Oasis reunion, Liam Gallagher has announced that he’s signed a brand new record deal and will be releasing a new album in 2017 – describing the new material, in his inimitable style, as “chin-out music”.
The tambourine-shaking frontman, 43, announced that he has penned a deal with Warner Bros., and that his first official solo record will be out next year. It will be the first record he has released since 2013, when Beady Eye’s second album BE came out shortly before they split up.
Liam Gallagher in London, 2015
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Announces New Record Deal And Solo Album For 2017
The younger Gallagher brother took to Twitter this week to declare that "plastic rock n rollers" should "be afraid".
43 year old Liam has musically been silent for a while, ever since his first post-Oasis project Beady Eye disbanded in 2014 after only two albums. In his own, inimitable style, he took to Twitter on Wednesday night (July 21st) to fire a warning shot to “plastic rock n rollers” that he was coming back for what was rightfully his.
Liam Gallagher has teased a possible return to music
Well, sort of anyway.
Liam Gallagher made a big mistake yesterday when he took to Twitter to respond to the rioting between English and Russian football hooligans, using homophobic slights in reference to the latter. It wasn't the most tactful language to use in the wake of the Orlando shooting, but he has since apologised and removed the Tweet.
Liam Gallagher apologises for homophobic slurs
Ever causing controversy, the former Oasis singer weighed in on the Euro 2016 violence occurring in Marseilles, France with a comment that was labelled by one Twitter user as 'veiled homophobia'. However, he has now apologised for his hurtful language in a Tweet posted earlier today (June 16th 2016).
The former Oasis singer is said to finally be ready to go solo.
Liam Gallagher is said to be ready to make music again, nearly two years after his group Beady Eye disbanded. The frontman is reported to be heading to the studio to record his first solo music, after realising that an Oasis reunion with brother Noel is unlikely.
Liam Gallagher is said to be heading back to the studio.
A source told The Sun: ‘The penny has finally dropped with Liam. He can’t make any money sitting on his backside and with four kids to pay for, a divorce and a lavish lifestyle to keep up, extra cash will be handy.’
Continue reading: Is Liam Gallagher Finally Ready To Make Music Again?
The 90s girl group first disbanded in 2001, but reunited again in 2014.
All Saints are back, 19 years after their first single. The 90’s girl group, who were known for their baggy combat trousers, are now all grown up and will release their first single in nine years, ‘One Strike’ next month.
Continue reading: All Saints Are Back With A New Single (And It's About Liam Gallagher)
The former Oasis frontman’s bank account has been left hurting after his recent divorce.
Liam Gallagher and his ex-wife Nicole Appleton ran up more than £800,000 in legal bills during their divorce, while arguing over how to divide £11m worth of assets, a judge has said. The judge ruled that the couple’s assets would now be split in half, with Gallagher and Appleton getting nearly £5.5m each.
Liam Gallagher has paid a high price during his divorce form Nicole Appleton.
Judge Martin O’Dwyer said the level of spending on legal costs had been “manifestly excessive”, during a ruling on Friday. When the couple argued over money at a private family court hearing earlier this year, limits were placed on what the public could be told, however O’Dwyer has now ruled that most of the judgment can be reported.
No Oasis documentary movie could be complete without the following.
Any Oasis fans who happened to see the powerful documentary film Amy earlier this year will have been delighted by the news that the team behind it is to make a piece about the Mancunian Britpop legends.
Asif Kapadia, who directed the Winehouse doc, is taking a production role on the as-yet-untitled project, with the rest of his team assisted director Mat Whitecross, himself having made the fictional Stone Roses-centred movie Spike Island and the Ian Dury biopic Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll.
With “unprecedented access” granted to the Oasis archives, we can hope for a ton of unreleased footage and music as the film-makers chart the entire history of the group. However, here are ten milestones in Oasis’ history that should definitely be included.
Continue reading: 10 Things The New Oasis Documentary Should Include
Their relationship has been non-existent since Oasis's 2009 split, but they'll be co-operating for the upcoming documentary about their ex-group directed by Mat Whitecross.
More details about the upcoming Oasis documentary film being produced by the makers of Amy, as both Noel and Liam Gallagher have offered their co-operation to the project and will both feature in the movie. It’s unlikely that they’ll appear together, but we can live in hope.
The two brothers were the sole constant members of the often turbulent Britpop giants, whose commercial fortunes peaked in the mid ‘90s but whose popularity endured until their eventual disintegration in Paris in August 2009. They have not worked together since and are believed not to have had any contact at all, though they have occasionally fired pot-shots at each other through the press.
Liam Gallagher performing with Oasis in 2009
Continue reading: Noel And Liam Gallagher To Appear In Forthcoming Oasis Documentary Film
Date of birth
21st September, 1972
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