Noel Gallagher Biography (Wikipedia)
Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the English 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 younger 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 the lead guitarist. Noel agreed, but only under the condition that he would be responsible for the writing of the entirety of the band's material afterwards.
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. In 2009, following an altercation with Liam, Noel Gallagher announced his departure from Oasis and confirmed he would embark on a solo career. Gallagher would go on to form Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, with whom he has released three studio albums.
- Noel Gallagher on keeping his BBC Music Biggest Weekend appearance a secret!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05wjkb2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05wjkb2.jpg2018-01-30T09:00:00.000ZChris announces the superstar names playing the BBC Music Biggest Weekend in May.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05wjgc8
Noel Gallagher on keeping his BBC Music Biggest Weekend appearance a secret!
- "Most fun ever on tour with those guys" - Noel Gallagher on partying hard with U2https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05vjkwy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05vjkwy.jpg2018-01-20T12:10:00.000ZNoel Gallagher joins Dermot to talk about supporting and partying with U2.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05vjjvk
"Most fun ever on tour with those guys" - Noel Gallagher on partying hard with U2
- "Excuse me you're not paid for jamming" - Noel Gallagher on touring his latest recordhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05vjj6l.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05vjj6l.jpg2018-01-20T11:34:00.000ZNoel Gallagher chats to Dermot about touring his No 1 album Who Built The Moon?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05vjgzk
"Excuse me you're not paid for jamming" - Noel Gallagher on touring his latest record
- Noel Gallagher: 'If you scratch the surface of the Top 75, about 1% of them write their own music'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05rk7mf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05rk7mf.jpg2017-12-19T20:15:00.000ZNoel and Janice reflect on how the experience of buying & listening to music has changed.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05rk621
Noel Gallagher: 'If you scratch the surface of the Top 75, about 1% of them write their own music'
- Noel Gallagher: 'There's no place in my music for angst'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05rjlf3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05rjlf3.jpg2017-12-19T13:26:00.000ZNoel tells Janice why he can't bear angst-filled records... and why he's 'a heartbreaker'https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05rjkrb
Noel Gallagher: 'There's no place in my music for angst'
- "Are you Liam Gallagher?"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05qdwl4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05qdwl4.jpg2017-12-07T21:50:00.000ZNoel Gallagher tells Jo about being mistaken for his brother in Manchester!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05qdpmn
"Are you Liam Gallagher?"
- What happened on Noel Gallagher's only ever driving lesson?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05p235v.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05p235v.jpg2017-11-24T08:50:00.000ZNoel tells Chris about attempting to learn to drive and why he's never done it since.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05p22vm
What happened on Noel Gallagher's only ever driving lesson?
- Noel Gallagher: How this iconic 70s band influenced 'Definitely Maybe'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05h5qdz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05h5qdz.jpg2017-10-22T14:55:00.000ZNoel Gallagher tells us how an iconic 70s punk band influenced 'Definitely Maybe'https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05kchbb
Noel Gallagher: How this iconic 70s band influenced 'Definitely Maybe'
- Revisit Noel Gallagher's favourite records of 2014 and 2015https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03bdnpr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03bdnpr.jpg2016-12-08T10:55:00.000ZAhead of Friday's Noel Gallagher's co-host we revisit his favourite tunes from the last 2 years.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04kms1q
Revisit Noel Gallagher's favourite records of 2014 and 2015
- 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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02t7887
Noel Gallagher on his early influences and the start of Oasis
- 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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dzvp9
Noel Gallagher sings If I Had a Gun
- 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.https://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!https://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...!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p025fsvy
Oasis: Cigarettes & Alcohol
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Noel Gallagher sings AKA... What a Life!
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