Noel Gallagher Biography (Wikipedia)
Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis. Raised in Burnage, Manchester, Gallagher began learning guitar at the age of thirteen. After a series of odd jobs in construction, he worked for local Manchester band Inspiral Carpets as a roadie and technician in 1988. Whilst touring with them, he learned that his brother Liam Gallagher had formed a band of his own, known as The Rain, which eventually took on the name Oasis. After Gallagher returned to England, he was invited by his brother to join Oasis as songwriter and guitarist.
Oasis' debut album, Definitely Maybe (1994), marked the beginning of the band's rise to fame as part of the Britpop movement. Oasis' second album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995), reached the top of the album charts in many countries and their third studio album, Be Here Now (1997), became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history. Britpop eventually declined in popularity and Oasis' next two albums failed to revive it. However, the band's final two albums, Don't Believe the Truth (2005) and Dig Out Your Soul (2008), were hailed as its best efforts in over a decade and found renewed success. On 28 August 2009, following an altercation with Liam prior to a gig in Paris, Noel Gallagher announced his departure from Oasis and on 23 October 2009, he confirmed he would embark on a solo career. Gallagher would go on to form Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
- Ask Noel Gallagher: In Conversationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nhrtx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nhrtx.jpg2016-03-21T11:42:00.000ZNoel Gallagher answers some of your questions ahead of his Radio 2 In Concert set.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03nhvyl
Ask Noel Gallagher: In Conversation
- Ask Noel Gallagherhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03hfdx6.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03hfdx6.jpg2016-02-03T15:38:00.000ZJo Whiley puts Radio 2 listeners' questions to Noel.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03hfgtl
Ask Noel Gallagher
- Noel Gallagher on his early influences and the start of Oasishttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j2qym.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j2qym.jpg2015-06-08T14:32:00.000ZNoel Gallagher reflects on first seeing the bands that inspired him to learn the guitar and the feeling of his early rehearsals as part of Oasis.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02t7887
Noel Gallagher on his early influences and the start of Oasis
- The First Time - Noel Gallagher meets Sir Paul McCartney...in cartoon form.https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ldgsm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ldgsm.jpg2015-03-11T08:00:00.000ZNoel Gallagher meets Sir Paul McCartney bought to life by Matt Everitt's cartoons.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02ldmgb
The First Time - Noel Gallagher meets Sir Paul McCartney...in cartoon form.
- Noel Gallagher - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j2qym.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j2qym.jpg2015-02-01T13:05:00.000ZNoel Gallagher chats to Edith Bowman about his new record, Oasis and working with Johnny Marr.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02j2r0l
Noel Gallagher - Interview
- Noel Gallagher joins Steve Lamacqhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02f5nfc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02f5nfc.jpg2014-12-13T20:19:00.000ZNoel Gallagher reveals to Steve Lamacq how Morrissey influenced the direction of Noel's forthcoming album during a night out with Russell Brand in LA.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02f5ngg
Noel Gallagher joins Steve Lamacq
- Noel Gallagher sings AKA... What a Life!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dztnk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dztnk.jpg2014-12-10T15:14:00.000ZNoel Gallagher performs AKA... What a Life! from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dzvzs
Noel Gallagher sings AKA... What a Life!
- Noel Gallagher sings AKA... Broken Arrowhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dztgc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dztgc.jpg2014-12-10T15:10:00.000ZNoel Gallagher performs AKA... Broken Arrow from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dzvpd
Noel Gallagher sings AKA... Broken Arrow
- Noel Gallagher sings Everybody's on the Runhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dzskg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dzskg.jpg2014-12-10T14:59:00.000ZEverybody's on the Run from the album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dzvf1
Noel Gallagher sings Everybody's on the Run
- Noel Gallagher sings If I Had a Gunhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dzsx1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dzsx1.jpg2014-12-10T14:56:00.000ZNoel Gallagher performs If I Had a Gun from his album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dzvp9
Noel Gallagher sings If I Had a Gun
- Noel Gallagher: 'Write your own songs!'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dtgj7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dtgj7.jpg2014-12-08T17:35:00.000ZNoel Gallagher says teams of song-writers are "ruining music".http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dtgkt
Noel Gallagher: 'Write your own songs!'
- Noel Gallagher: 'There are no bands anymore'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dtd01.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dtd01.jpg2014-12-08T17:30:00.000ZNoel Gallagher says the UK charts are 'broken' and wonders where the next great band will come from.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dtdfk
Noel Gallagher: 'There are no bands anymore'
- Noel Gallagher, would you rather be a bald Rod Stewart or a fat Mick Jagger?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dtczv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dtczv.jpg2014-12-08T17:22:00.000ZNoel Gallagher answers the most unusual question from a Mastertapes audience.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dtdfn
Noel Gallagher, would you rather be a bald Rod Stewart or a fat Mick Jagger?
- Noel Gallagher: I don't agree with music being given awayhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dktv9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dktv9.jpg2014-12-05T14:23:00.000ZNoel shares his thoughts about U2's decision to release their album for free.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dktvy
Noel Gallagher: I don't agree with music being given away
- Noel Gallagher chats to Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028qrfj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028qrfj.jpg2014-10-14T16:55:00.000ZNoel joined Jo to announce his second solo album as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p028p8bq
Noel Gallagher chats to Jo Whiley
- The Kinks: You Really Got Mehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025g37r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025g37r.jpg2014-08-25T14:40:00.000ZNoel Gallagher describes why it's just so fun to play this particular Kinks riff!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p025g383
The Kinks: You Really Got Me
- Oasis: Cigarettes & Alcoholhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025fsvf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025fsvf.jpg2014-08-25T11:10:00.000ZNoel Gallagher admits that he 'appropriated' the famous Oasis riff from elsewhere...!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p025fsvy
Oasis: Cigarettes & Alcohol
- Noel Gallagher chats with Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0160vql.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0160vql.jpg2013-03-07T17:01:00.000ZJo chats with Noel about David Bowie's music and why he got involved with Comic relief.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0160vvf
Noel Gallagher chats with Jo Whiley
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