William John Paul Gallagher is an English singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer of the rock band Oasis from 1991 to 2009. He also sang in the band Beady Eye from 2009 to 2014. His debut solo album, As You Were, was released in October 2017. His second album, Why Me? Why Not, topped the UK charts upon its release in September 2019.
About Liam Gallagher in brief
William John Paul Gallagher is an English singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer of the rock band Oasis from 1991 to 2009. He also sang in the band Beady Eye from 2009 to 2014. Gallagher’s debut solo album, As You Were, was released in October 2017. His second album, Why Me? Why Not, topped the UK charts upon its release in September 2019. In March 2010, Gallagher was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a reader poll by Q magazine. In 2019, he received the MTV Europe Music Award for \”Rock Icon\” award. Gallagher is noted for his outspoken and abrasive manner, penchant for wearing parkas, and distinctive singing style. His attitude during Oasis’ commercially peak years in the 1990s garnered attention from the British tabloid press, which often ran stories concerning his alleged drug use and behaviour. He has said that the abuse affected him deeply and inspired him to become an artist. Gallagher was born in the Longsight area of Manchester on 21 September 1972, the son of Irish parents Peggy and Thomas Gallagher. He attended St. Bernard’s RC Primary School and the Barlow Roman Catholic High School in Didsbury. He is the brother of Noel Gallagher and Paul Gallagher of Oasis, and is the nephew of David Walliams of The Kinks and The Rolling Stones. His mother left him and his brothers when he was 10, and his father left Thomas four years later. He would also help Noel with his job as a roadie for Inspiral Carpets and worked as a watchman for British Gas.
In 1993, Oasis played a four-song set at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, where Alan McGee of Creation Records discovered them and signed them for a six-album deal. The band’s debut album Definitely Maybe was released on 28 August 1994, and went on to become the fastest-selling British debut album of the 2010s in the UK, with over 103,000 units sold in its first week. Critics cited influences from the Beatles and Sex Pistols, and cited Definitely Maybe as the band’s greatest album. In 1997, he was praised for his vocal contributions to the album, and made Oasis a popular live act. He later sarcastically claimed to be Lennon reincarnated despite being born eight years prior to Lennon’s death. In 2009, he agreed to join his band The Rain as a vocalist, along with guitarist Paul \”Bonehead\” Arthurs. Noel has since openly mocked this writing partnership, describing them as being ‘just awful’ and Liam also admitted that they were’sick’ He was expelled from school at age 16 for fighting, but he was actually suspended for three months. He then returned to school, where he completed his last term and gained four GCSEs in 1990. He preferred sports at a young age, having no interest in music. He became confident in his ability to sing and began listening to bands like the Beatles, the Stone Roses, the La’s, the Who, the Kinks, the Jam, and T. Rex.