Noel Gallagher

Best known for his time as a member of Manchester rock band Oasis, Noel Gallagher's music career began in the late 1980s as a roadie for fellow northerners the Inspiral Carpets. But, in the wake of a hectic touring schedule with the band, Gallagher found himself back on his home turf and joining his younger brother Liam's Beatles-inspired band The Rain - later renamed Oasis. Keen to make his mark, the elder of the two siblings soon took the lead, writing lyrics, crafting songs and taking centre stage at gigs. The group's first single, 'Supersonic', which was released in 1994 was Gallagher's own work, as was much of their debut album, 'Definitely Maybe' (1994), which entered the charts at number one and made the previously underground indie band an almost overnight commercial success. Their rise continued with albums '(What's the Story) Morning Glory' (1995) - which featured hit singles 'Some Might Say', 'Wonderwall' and 'Don't Look Back in Anger' - 'Be Here Now' (1997); 'Standing on the Shoulders of Giants' (2000); 'Heathen Chemistry' (2002); 'Don't Believe the Truth' (2005) and 'Dig Out Your Soul', but along with a number of personnel changes, relations between the brothers grew strained and, despite their continuing success, Noel left the group for good in late 2009. Since then the global rock superstar has been busy pursuing a solo career, forming Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in 2011. The group released their self-titled debut album later that year, which went platinum and topped the UK Albums Chart. Follow-ups 'Chasing Yesterday' (2015) and 'Who Built the Moon?' (2017) enjoyed similar success, with both hitting number one on the UK Albums Chart. A series of EPs followed in 2019: 'Wait and Return', 'Black Star Dancing' and 'This Is the Place', followed by 'Blue Moon Rising' in 2020.

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