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Formed by brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher and their Manchester mates, Oasis rose to the top of the British charts in the mid-Nineties with its flair for classic psychedelic pop. The Beatles-influenced rock of its debut album, Definitely Maybe (1994), made Oasis overnight pop stars, while the Gallaghers’ bravado, open drug use, and general disrespect toward any band that wasn’t Oasis earned constant media attention. Some detractors suggested that Oasis had merely mastered the musical ideas of others; regardless, they sold millions of albums in the Nineties. Manchester native Noel Gallagher got his first guitar at age 13 and began…

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In The News: 23rd Feb Oasis, The Smiths, ACDC and David Bowie

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1974, ‘Rebel Rebel’ by David Bowie entered the UK chart, the single reached No.5 the following month. Originally written for an aborted Ziggy Stardust musical in late 1973, ‘Rebel Rebel’ was Bowie’s last single in the glam rock style that had been his trademark. It was also his first hit since 1969 not to feature lead guitarist Mick Ronson; Bowie himself played guitar on this track. 1976, AC/DC shot the video clip for “It’s A Long Way To The Top, (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)” for the Australian music television program Countdown. It featured the band’s then-current lineup, along…

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FILM REVIEW: Oasis ‘Supersonic”

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“I want the severed head of Phil Collins in my fridge by the end of this decade, and if I haven’t got it, I’ll be a failure”. From the outset, Noel Gallagher knew that Oasis were the antidote to ‘80s sap. This quote, documented in Mat Whitecross’ new film about the band, is one of many that portrays the swagger of the biggest act of the decade that followed. Blending archive footage and narration from the principle players – a successful formula employed on previous biopics ‘Senna’ and ‘Amy’ (made by the films’ joint Executive Producer, Asif Kapadia) – Whitecross…

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23 Ago Today Oasis Started To Change A Decade As They Land A Six Album Deal

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On this day in 1993, Manchester’s very own would be, ‘Rock n Roll Stars’ Oasis, sign a six-album deal with Alan McGee’s Creation Records with a £40k advance. The Creation label owner (1993-2007) and 1995’s ‘Godlike Genius‘ award winner saw Oasis for the first time as the played to a crowd of 12.. When Alan first clocked Oasis, the band were supporting Sister Lovers in Glasgow in 1993, to an half-arsed, minimal capacity crowd of around 12 people. After 10 seconds of seeing Liam’s charisma, attitude and hearing his pitch-perfect vocal range hitting the high notes of  ‘Up In The Sky‘ he knew…

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Liam & Bonehead To Talk to Johnny Vaughan

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Radio X’s Johnny Vaughan will talk to Liam about his life and career in front of an intimate audience at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Sunday 16 October. They’ll also be joined by Oasis guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs. Just 200 tickets will be available for the intimate event, which is in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise. TICKETS ARE £150 AND WILL GO ON SALE ON WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER AT 8AM FROM WWW.RADIOX.CO.UK. All proceeds from the event are going to Global’s Make Some Noise. Global’s Make Some Noise is a national charity that helps to change young lives, brought to…

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, DR Koncerthuset 11. August

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Weird reverb and sound, but the legend delivered a rock gig with lots of arrogance and big hits in Copenhagen As someone who grew up listening to Oasis, I was kinda expecting to witness a living legend working, but I was left with a strange feeling, both over the venue (sound), the lighting, and the show itself. People was coming in from near and far to DR’s new concert hall, and you could tell that it must be a 90’s Brit-rock star in town, as half the audience was wearing their Liverpool/Manchester United jerseys – something often associated with those…

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On This Day: 15th July, Music News & Events

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A day of ups an down on this day, 15th July. A day in history that is packed with music news that includes Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Oasis, Happy Mondays, Queen and much more.  1958, John Lennon’s mother Julia was killed by a car driven by an off-duty drunken police officer named Eric Clague (Clague was later acquitted of the offence). John was 17 at the time. 1965, This weeks US Top three singles, No.3 The Byrds, ‘Mr Tambourine Man’, No.2 The Four Tops, ‘I Can’t Help Myself’ and at No.1 The Rolling Stones with ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ 1966, David Bowie & the…

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On This Day | 23rd March…

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Imagine If This Never Happened? Pete Townsend says he regretted forming The Who, Oasis got paid 100 quid a gig and The Smiths first ever London gig… 1961, Elvis Presley had his seventh UK No.1 single with ‘Wooden Heart.’ The song was based on a German folk song and was featured in Presley’s film GI Blues. 1964, John Lennon’s book of verse and rhyme ‘In His Own Write’ was published in the UK. Some of the content was first published in Lennon’s ‘Beachcomber’ column in Mersey Beat. 1967, At a ceremony held at the Playhouse Theatre in London, The Beatles were…

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On This Day | 12th March…

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1968, The Rolling Stones started recording their next single ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ with new producer Jimmy Miller at Olympic studios in London. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house, where they were awakened one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded, “Oh, that’s Jack – that’s jumpin’ Jack.” 1969, Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman at Marylebone Register Office. They then held a reception lunch at The Ritz Hotel, Paul then went to Abbey Road studios in…

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On This Day | 11th March…

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1964, The Beatles spent the day filming at Twickenham Studios for A Hard Day’s Night. Filming on a stage set made to look like a train guard’s cage, where the Beatles played cards and mimed to ‘I Should Have Known Better’. 1968, The Otis Redding single ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’ went gold in the US three months after the singer was killed in a plane crash. 1971, Jim Morrison of The Doors arrived in Paris booking into The Hotel George’s, the following week he moved into an apartment at 17 Rue Beautreillis in Paris. Morrison lived in…

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On This Day | 9th March…

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1964, The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for the movie A Hard Day’s Night. During their six days of filming aboard a moving train, The Beatles travelled a total of 2,500 miles on the rails. 1964, Capitol Records released a song called ‘Letter To The Beatles’ by The Four Preps. The lyrics describe a boy lamenting the fact that he’s lost his girlfriend to The Fab Four. On its first day, the record shot to No.85 on the charts and it looked like The Preps were going to have another hit on their hands. Unfortunately they had…

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On This Day | 7th March…

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Photo credit: Justin Slee. Oasis front man Liam Gallagher, Taken in the dressing rooms at the Leeds Irish Centre sometime around April or May in 1994. 1962, The Beatles recorded their first radio appearance, at the Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, Manchester, for the BBC radio program Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go’. After a rehearsal, the Beatles put on suits for the first time and, along with the other artists appearing on the program, record the show in front of a teenage audience. 1965, During a Rolling Stones gig at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, England a female fan fell from the…

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On This Day | 6th March…

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1961, George Formby died aged 57. The British singing comedian and ukulele player made over 20 films, and his best known song is ‘Leaning On A Lamp Post.’ Formby who was made an OBE in 1946 was a major influence on George Harrison. 1966, The Rolling Stones started recording sessions for their tenth UK single ‘Paint It, Black’ at RCA studios in Hollywood. It was originally titled ‘Paint It Black’ without a comma. Keith Richards has stated that the comma was added by the record label, Decca. 1967, The Beatles recorded sound effects onto the song ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts…

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On this day | 5th March…

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1955, Elvis Presley made his TV debut when he appeared on the weekend show ‘Louisiana Hayride’ on KWKH TV, broadcast from Shreveport Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana. 1963, The Beatles recorded what would be their third single ‘From Me to You’ just five days after John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song. Originally planned as the B-side of the record, it was switched to the A-side during the recording session, with ‘Thank You Girl’ demoted to the B-side. 1965, The Rolling Stones kicked off their fifth UK tour at The Regal Theatre, Edmonton, London. A 14-date package tour with The…

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On this day | 2nd March…

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1955, Elvis Presley appeared at Porky’s Rooftop Club in Newport, Arkansas. Constantly on the road, performing night after night this was the group’s 46th show this year, 1955, Bo Diddley has his first recording session at Universal Recording Studio in Chicago, where he laid down ‘Bo Diddley’, which went on the top the US R&B chart by the following June. 1963, The Four Seasons became the first group to have 3 consecutive No.1’s in the US when ‘Walk Like A man’, started a three week run at the top, a No.12 in hit the UK. 1977, The Jam played the…

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