Noel Gallagher was born in Longsight, Manchester, England, on May 29, 1967. His father was Thomas Gallagher, and his mother was Peggy Gallagher. Noel grew up with siblings Paul 18 months older, and Liam, five years younger. Liam and Noel shared the bedroom. Noel always hated him for that.
They didn't experience happy childhoods on the contrary, they had to put up with their drinking and gambling father who usually beat them up. Paul and Noel developed a stammer because of that. But they finally conquered their stammering after years of speech therapy.
As teens Noel and his brothers often got into trouble with the law and at school. Noel found solace in tinkering with his father’s guitar which for some reason was in the house. Noel never knew exactly why the guitar was there as his father never played. Noel came from an Irish background and he listened to a lot of music when he was little as his father was a dj .
A littler later in life, Peggy, his mother left his father and took all three boys with her. In 1988 Noel met the guitarist of the Manchester band Inspiral Carpets. They kept in touch, and Noel auditioned to be the lead singer when the previous one left. Inspiral Carpets chose someone else, but Noel ended up working for them as a roadie.
A few years later, Noel heard from his mum Peggy that Liam had started his own band called The Rain. Noel just couldn`t believe what he'd heard as Liam had never shown any interest in music or at least not as much as Noel's. The gig at Spike Island had inspired Liam to form a band. He joined the band as lead guitarist and songwriter. He said he played lead in Oasis because Noel else could play and Bonehead was bold which was something unacceptable. Noel began writing all their songs, playing lead guitar and singing.
In 1994 Oasis released its first single, “Supersonic” . Later that year Oasis released their debut album, Definitely Maybe, which climbed to No. 1 in the U.K, becoming the fastest-selling debut album in British history.
Oasis’ follow-up album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, achieved huge commercial success in 1995, entering the U.K. album chart at No. 1 and reaching No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Hit single “Wonderwall” propelled (What’s the Story) Morning Glory to break into the Top 10 in America. They were the leaders of the so called "Second British Invasion" together with bands such as Blur, Pulp, Radiohead etc.
In 1997, Oasis released its third studio album "Be Here Now". The album was a commercial success becoming one of the fastest selling albums. However, it became Noel Gallagher's least favourite album. Just recently he declared that if fans like it, that's fine but do not expect to hear any of it as he just hates it.
In 2009 when Oasis split up Noel Gallagher had a two year break until the release of his first solo album 2011 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and this year he released his critically acclaimed second solo album "Chasing Yesterday" .
In 2012, Noel Gallagher was crowned "Godlike Genius" by NME magazine.
"I would like to thank NME for bestowing upon me such a great accolade. I have dreamt of this moment since I was 43 years old. I accept that I am now a genius, just like God."
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