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Noel Gallagher (born 29.5.1967) Noel Gallagher is the main songwriter, guitarist and sometimes singer of the British rock band Oasis. Oasis rose to fame in the 1990s as part of the Britpop movement.

Childhood: Noel Gallagher was born in the Burnage area of Manchester. His Irish parents are Peggy and Tommy Gallagher. He has an older brother Paul Gallagher and a younger brother Liam Gallagher.

Noel has said in interviews that he had an unhappy childhood and that his father was an abusive alcoholic. Noel developed a stammer as a child and had to share a bedroom with his younger brother.

When Peggy Gallagher left her husband in 1976, she took the three boys with her. As a teenager, Noel was often in trouble with the police and hung around with football hooligans known as the Mayne Line Crew. He has stated that watching The Smiths perform 'This Charming Man' on Top of the Pops was the moment that made him want to be a guitarist (thanks to Johnny Marr's guitar playing). He was also a fan of The Beatles, T. Rex, The Small Faces and The Rolling Stones.

In 1988, Noel Gallagher met Graham Lambert, the guitarist of Inspiral carpets, at a Stone Roses gig. After auditioning to be the band's singer and being rejected, Noel became a part of the band's road crew. Tom Hingley of Inspiral Carpets has said that Noel Gallagher owes his career to Inspiral Carpets.

Music Career: When Noel returned from touring the USA with Inspiral Carpets in 1991, Liam had joined a band called The Rain. He joined the band, insisting on becoming the sole songwriter.

In May 1993, Oasis travelled to King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, as they had heard that Alan McGee was on the hunt for new talent for Creation Records. McGee signed the band and The Verve's Richard Ashcroft liked the band so much he invited them to open for his band on tour.

'Supersonic' was Oasis' debut single. Their debut album, Definitely Maybe, was released in August 1994. It went straight to number one in the UK and was, at the time, the fastest selling album of British history. When they toured the USA that year, Noel briefly left the band, disappointed with the response they received in that States. He went AWOL briefly and the rejoined the band in Minneapolis.

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Was released in 1995 and became another number one album for Oasis. The lead single from the album was 'Some Might Say'. Noel's reputation in the press around this time was created less for his music and more for his and Liam's heavy drinking, partying lifestyle. They were frequently photographed out with celebrity friends such as Paul Weller, Mani and Ian Brown.

Noel Gallagher then contributed the song 'Fade Away' to the charity album Help! and was accompanied by Johnny Depp and his girlfriend at the time, Kate Moss. He was also joined by Paul Weller and Sir Paul McCartney and called the band Smokin' Mojo Filters. In the past, Noel has also collaborated with The Chemical Brothers, Ian Brown and The Prodigy.

The media created the banner 'Noelrock' to describe a certain type of band around at the time, including The Boo Radleys, Cast and Ocean Colour Scene.

The band's third album Be Here Now was released in 1997. At around this time, Noel Gallagher was invited to 10 Downing Street by the British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Be Here Now was followed by 2000's Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. He was publicly criticised for the move, especially by Damon Albarn of Blur.

Noel Gallagher invited Gem Archer (formerly of Heavy Stereo) to join Oasis for their fourth album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, following the departure of Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs. When their drummer Alan White left, he was replaced by Zak Starkey, the son of Ringo Starr. Starkey had previously drummed for The Who.

In 2008, Noel Gallagher got himself in hot water when he criticised Michael Eavis for booking Jay-Z to headline that year's Glastonbury festival. Jay Z retorted by walking onstage singing 'Wonderwall', whilst his wife Beyonce looked on.

Noel Gallagher quit Oasis in August 2009, following a fight with Liam Gallagher.

Personal Life: In 1997, Noel Gallagher married Meg Matthews in Las Vegas. When they met, Noel was actually dating Meg's housemate, the MTV presenter Rebecca de Ruvo. Meg and Noel's daughter Anais was born in 2000 but they divorced shortly after her birth. The grounds for divorce was Noel's affair with the Scottish publicist Sara MacDonald.

Noel and Sara have a son together, named Donovan. He was born in 2007.

Noel Gallagher is good friends with Russell Brand and often appeared on Brand's BBC Radio 2 show.

Noel Gallagher is a keen sports fan and follows Manchester City. He is a close friend of the former City player Joey Barton. He is also a fan and friend of the boxer Ricky Hatton.

In 2008, Noel Gallagher announced that he was selling his Ibiza home because it was too close to the home of James Blunt, who, he says, makes "terrible music."



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Noel Gallagher at Chiltern Firehouse - London, United Kingdom - Friday 31st March 2017

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Oasis 'Supersonic' Movie Made Gallaghers' Rivalry Worse, Says Director


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Despite the resounding critical and commercial success, the recently released Oasis documentary movie Supersonic has actually made the rivalry between the Gallagher brothers worse, according to its director.

Mat Whitecross, who helmed the project, revealed that when he gave a preview screening to former frontman Liam Gallagher, he threw popcorn at the screen every time his brother Noel appeared.

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Noel Gallagher seen entering the Channel 4 Stand Up To Cancer Gala Fundraiser held at the Westminster Methodist Central Hall, London, United Kingdom - Friday 21st October 2016

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Oasis Turned Down 'Trainspotting' Soundtrack Because They Thought It Was Actually About Trainspotters


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One of the reasons why the movie Trainspotting was so beloved back in 1996 was its soundtrack, full of stars from the contemporary world of Britpop such as Elastica, Pulp, Underworld and Leftfield. But one of the biggest names in music was missing: that of Oasis, the biggest name on the scene.

It turns out that the Manchester legends were offered the opportunity to record a track for the movies, but that Noel Gallagher turned it down because he presumed the film to actually be about trainspotters, rather than poverty-stricken heroin addicts in Edinburgh.

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Liam Gallagher Blames Brother Noel For Lack Of Oasis Reunion


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Liam Gallagher has blamed his brother Noel Gallagher for their band Oasis not having a reunion this year.

The 44-year-old singer and his older sibling have been at loggerheads since they fell out in 2009 when he quit the group but, although he's not overly interested in making up with the 49-year-old rocker, he believes Noel's determination to be a solo artist is shattering the chances.

Taking part in a Q&A with Johnny Vaughan at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium for Radio X, the 'Songbird' songwriter was asked to get Oasis back together.

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Supersonic - Trailer and Clips


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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Noel Gallagher Admits Robert De Niro Had Never Heard Of Oasis After Eight Hour Lunch


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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.

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Is Liam Gallagher Finally Ready To Make Music Again?


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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 GallagherLiam 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.’

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'Wonderwall' Voted Best British Song Ever By Radio X Listeners, As Oasis Dominate Poll


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In a revelation that will surprise precisely nobody, Oasis have thoroughly dominated a poll conducted by Radio X to discover the best British song of all time, securing not only the number one spot with ‘Wonderwall’ but also the rest of the top four.

There’s been plenty of scorn directed at the online poll, which has been run by the overwhelmingly white male-oriented station over the last week, as the now-defunct Manchester group had their songs ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, ‘Champagne Supernova’ and ‘Live Forever’ named as the rest of the top four respectively.

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Sara MacDonald, Noel Gallagher, Anais Gallagher , Sonny Patrick Gallagher - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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10 Things The New Oasis Documentary Should Include


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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.

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Ellie Goulding Says Noel Gallagher Actually Rather Likes Her Music


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Ellie Goulding has responded to Noel Gallagher’s recent criticism of current pop stars, saying that the former Oasis rocker actually likes her music!

Earlier this week, 48 year old Gallagher had taken aim at the new generation of chart acts – as history tells us he is prone to do from time to time – telling Esquire in a lengthy rant that everybody except Kanye West was boring and didn’t deserve the trappings that come with their fame and fortune.

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Noel And Liam Gallagher To Appear In Forthcoming Oasis Documentary Film


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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.

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Noel Gallagher , Sara MacDonald - Noel Gallagher Sara MacDonald at Sexy Fish eatery Berkeley Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st October 2015

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Edge - Shots of the British band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds as they gave a live performance on stage at the 3 Arena in Dublin, the band were watched watched by his good pals Bono and Edge from U2 in Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 4th March 2015

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Noel Gallagher

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29th May, 1967

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