Noel Gallagher is a well-known for his singer-songwriter talent as he is for his controversial, outspoken statements and his tempestuous relationships. With the renowned Britpop band, Oasis, Noel found worldwide acclaim and influenced and musical style of a generation. At the forefront of the Britpop movement in the Nineties, Noel was responsible for writing some of the big anthems of the period, including 'Wonderwall' and 'Champagne Supernova'. At their peak they were playing sold-out concerts to over 200,000 people. But what is the truth about the boy from Manchester? How did his relationship with his father affect him? What caused the public and personal and personal rivalry with fellow Britpop band Blur? Why has he always had such a turbulent relationship with his brother and front man of Oasis, Liam? Is the band over for good this time? This book maps out Noel's story from the beginning. It takes you from his dysfunctional upbringing in Manchester to the man we know now. While working in construction he began to write songs and after acting as a roadie for a local Manchester band he joined his brother's band Oasis.
Tom Mason,Lucian Randall
Published:05 November 2012
Genre:Biography: arts & entertainment
Secondary Genre:Rock & Pop music, Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Lucian Randall is an acclaimed biographer whose previous subjects have included Chris Morris (Disgusting Bliss, Simon & Schuster, 2010) and Vivian Stanshall (Ginger Geezer, 4th Estate, 2001). He has also written for Esquire and has broadcast on TV and radio.