Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher



Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is an English 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 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.[1] Gallagher would go on to form Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, with whom he has released three studios albums.

Gallagher's run with Oasis was marked by turbulence, especially during the peak of Britpop, during which he was involved in several disputes with Liam, and the brothers' fights and wild lifestyles regularly made headlines in British tabloid newspapers. Gallagher (along with Oasis) also shared a personal rivalry with fellow Britpop band Blur. However, he was often regarded as the spear-head of the Britpop movement, and at one point of time, NME termed a number of Britpop bands (including Kula Shaker, Ocean Colour Scene and Cast) as "Noelrock", citing Gallagher's influence on their success.[2] Many have praised Gallagher's songwriting, with George Martin claiming him to be 'the finest songwriter of his generation'.[3] In 2012, he was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork – the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures of his life.[4]

Conversely, Gallagher was voted the most overrated guitarist of the last millennium in a 1999 poll of fellow players,[5] and the ninth-most overrated ever in a 2002 listener survey[6] – he cited the former as the award he most enjoyed receiving.[7]



Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop
Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop is a 2003 documentary film written and directed by John Dower.
The Dreams We Have as Children – Live at the Royal Albert Hall
The Dreams We Have as Children – Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a charity live album by singer/guitarist Noel Gallagher in support of Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Go '80s Retro With Their New Music Video, "She Taught Me How To Fly"
  –  April 6, 2018
Noel Gallagher and his band of Flying Birds released on Friday the music video for their single “She Taught Me How To Fly,” off their 2017 LP Who Built the Moon? (Sour Mash Records). The single’s music video comes after two previous videos, “Holy ...
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Premiere "She Taught Me How to Fly" Music Video
  –  April 6, 2018
It's an infectious low-key rocker with a meaty little guitar riff that rears its head from time to time. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have premiered a new music video for "She Taught Me How to Fly," the third single from the band's latest album, 2017 ...
Noel Gallagher was a guest on Lars Ulrich’s radio show. There was swearing.
  –  April 6, 2018
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich does a radio show for Apple Music where guests come to talk about stuff. When Noel Gallagher showed up, things got sweary. Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.
Here’s the music video for ‘She Taught Me How To Fly’, the new single from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  –  April 6, 2018
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released the music video for new single ‘She Taught Me How To Fly’. Check it out below exclusively on The psychedelic clip sees Gallagher taking centre stage as he performs the anthem by himself, with ...
See Lars Ulrich, Noel Gallagher Talk Oasis, U2 Obsession, Profanity-Laced Text Messages
  –  April 5, 2018
Noel Gallagher stopped by Lars Ulrich's Beats 1 show "It's Electric!" recently to discuss his solo material, songwriting process, future plans — and of course, his iconic former band, Oasis. Apple Music has revealed three excerpts from the first half of ...
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds release remix collection of 'It's A Beautiful World'
  –  April 5, 2018
As well as embarking on a huge ‘Stranded On The Earth World Tour 2018-2019’, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have also been announced for a string of festival appearances to take place this summer across the UK. 26th May BBC Music’s The Biggest ...
Noel Gallagher Reacts As Oasis’ ‘Live Forever’ Is Voted Best British Song
  –  April 2, 2018
Noel Gallagher has spoken out after the Oasis track “Live Forever ... one of the country’s greatest bands – it was a hugely exciting moment for British music. It’s a very special song and within the past year we have seen it resonate with ...
Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher, Jake Bugg and Shed Seven to headline Bingley Music Live
  –  March 29, 2018
ICON of British music Noel Gallagher has been announced as this year’s “game-changing” headline act at Bingley Music Live. The former Oasis star will bring his current band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, to Bingley’s main stage later this year.
Anais credits modelling career to Noel Gallagher
  –  March 28, 2018
LOS ANGELES-Anais Gallagher has credited her modelling career to father Noel Gallagher, although she thinks she has ... been used as a shooting location for several films, TV shows and music video’s including Ryan Gosling’s 2011 movie ‘Drive ...
Anais Gallagher credits modelling career to Noel Gallagher
  –  March 27, 2018
The 17-year-old model - the daughter of former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher - will be fronting the advertising ... been used as a shooting location for several films, TV shows and music video's including Ryan Gosling's 2011 movie 'Drive', Bruce Willis ...
Noel Gallagher On World Cafe
  –  March 15, 2018
Who Built the Moon?, the latest album by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, is clearly enamored with the history of modern music, from the bubblegum whistling hook he borrowed from an obscure 1960s group called Ice Cream to songs written in the spirit of ...
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds To Rock Late Night TV
  –  March 8, 2018
(hennemusic) Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will perform on ABC-TV's ... Until the day I die, it will be one of my favorite pieces of music that I've ever written. It sounds great live. My kids love it, my friends' kids all love it and I am sure ...
Noel Gallagher, The National, Fleet Foxes releasing exclusive vinyl for Record Store Day
  –  March 7, 2018
Noel Gallagher, The National and Fleet Foxes are some of the acts who’ll be releasing exclusive music for this year’s Record Store Day. Gallagher has announced a special 12″ vinyl version of his recent It’s A Beautiful World single, featuring two ...
Noel Gallagher To Headline Greenwich Music Time Fest
  –  February 20, 2018
Greenwhich Music Time has confirmed Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds as one of the headliners for the outdoor musical festival. The performance will take place at London Old Royal Naval College on July 7. Tickets for the festival will be on sale at the ...
Concert review: 'Cosmic pop' singer Noel Gallagher wows crowd with old Oasis and new music
  –  February 11, 2018
Good thing, then, that Noel Gallagher is calling his most recent musical efforts ... "In the Heat of the Moment" started a segment of mostly forgettable music from his first two solo albums. Even Gallagher looked like he couldn't wait for the Oasis ...
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Noel Gallagher announced for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend
  –  January 30, 2018
The Biggest Weekend is coming to Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea this summer. BBC TV, radio, online and mobile will cover the event across the entire weekend. BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend is taking place on the late May bank holiday weekend (25 ...


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