Liam Gallagher Biography


Birthday: September 21, 1972 (Virgo)

Born In: Manchester, England

Liam Gallagher is a singer-songwriter and one of the front men of the now defunct and famous Britpop band - Oasis. When Oasis burst on to the British music scene in the early 90s, the front men who were brothers gained fame for their uncompromising music quality and their personas as their songs rose up the charts. Setting the stage on fire with raspy voice, sunglasses, bushy eyebrows, and his hunched-arms-down style of singing, Liam Gallagher quickly gained a huge fan following. His temper, however, has time and again landed him in problems with his band, the press, and the fans overseas. He is known for getting into bar fights with singers and managers, hurling chairs at his brother and band mate, head-butting a fan who asked for his autograph and bad mouthing anyone. Despite his perennial bad behaviour, critics and fans love him nevertheless for his music. He provides the vocals for his bands and can play the tambourine, guitar, harmonica, and piano. He owns three labels: Creation, Big Brother, and Epic Beady Eye. His singing style and stage presence have been compared to that of John Lennon and John Lydon.

Quick Facts

British Celebrities Born In September

Also Known As: William John Paul Gallagher

Age: 51 Years, 51 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Nicole Appleton (m. 2008–2014), Patsy Kensit (m. 1997–2000), Nicole Appleton (m. 2008–2014), Patsy Kensit (m. 1997–2000)

father: Thomas Gallagher

mother: Margaret Sweeny Gallagher

siblings: Noel Gallagher, Paul Anthony Gallagher

children: Gene Gallagher, Lennon Gallagher, Molly Gallagher

Born Country: England

Pop Singers Rock Singers

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males

City: Manchester, England

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awards: 2010 - Brit Awards for Best Album of the past 30 years

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    What is Liam Gallagher's signature clothing style?

    Liam Gallagher is known for his distinctive fashion sense, often seen wearing parkas, sunglasses, and a classic rock 'n' roll look.
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    What is Liam Gallagher's favorite Oasis album?

    Liam Gallagher has mentioned that "Definitely Maybe" is his favorite Oasis album, as it marked the band's explosive debut.
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    What inspired Liam Gallagher to pursue a music career?

    Liam Gallagher has cited The Beatles as a major inspiration for his music career, particularly admiring their songwriting and stage presence.
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    Has Liam Gallagher ever collaborated with other musicians?

    Yes, Liam Gallagher has collaborated with artists like The Prodigy, Beady Eye, and Richard Ashcroft on various music projects over the years.
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    What is Liam Gallagher's approach to songwriting?

    Liam Gallagher has mentioned that his songwriting approach involves drawing from personal experiences and emotions to create raw and honest lyrics.
Childhood & Early Life
William John Paul Gallagher was born to Irish couple, Thomas and Peggy Gallagher. His father was violently abusive, and his mother moved out of the house with her sons when he was 12.
His troubled younger years are rife with stories of bad behaviour. The singer was known for antagonizing people, getting suspended from school, and stealing bicycles from local shops.
In his late teens, the singer developed an ear for music and practised his singing skills listening to The Beatles, The Who, The Stone Roses, The Jam, etc.
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This talented musician began singing with McGuigan, a school friend, in band, ‘The Rain’. They rarely practised and performed fewer gigs. Noel Gallagher agreed to join the band on the condition that he will be the sole songwriter. The band soon changed its name to Oasis.
‘Definitely Maybe’, their first album, took over the airplay in no time, and soon the band was being compared to the likes of ‘The Beatles’. They soon established a healthy rivalry with Blur, going so far as to publish a new singles on the same day in 1995.
In 1997, he worked with the band to release ‘Be Here Now’ which set a new record as the fastest selling album in UK chart history.
Year 2000 saw the departure of key founding members — Paul Arthurs and McGuigan— during the recording of ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’.
He wrote three songs for the next album Heathen Chemistry, released in 2002. Songbird peaked at number 3 in the UK charts. Later that year, he was involved in a bar fight in Munich forcing the band to pull out of shows in Germany.
He wrote ‘Love Like a Bomb’, ‘the Meaning of Soul’, and ‘Guess God Thinks I’m Abel’ for Oasis’s sixth album ‘Don’t Believe the Truth’, which released in 2005.
In 2008, the band’s final album, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ featured 3 songs: I’m Outta Time, Ain’t Got Nothin’ and Soldier On. The album peaked at number 1 position in the UK charts and 5th position on the US billboard charts.
In 2009, the band split when Noel Gallagher walked out of the band citing his brother as someone who was impossible to work with. The remaining members stayed together to form ‘Beady Eye’.
In 2010, Bring the Light, the first single of Beady Eye was released, and Liam started to work on a feature film about ‘The Beatles’ through his production company, In 1 Productions. The same year, he also launched Pretty Green, a clothing line.
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The band released their debut album ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’ in 2011 and led the Japan Tsunami Disaster Relief Gig at O2 Academy Brixton.
In 2013, he released the second album for Beady Eye, BE and started a tour as secret gigs at Glastonbury.
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Major Works
The second studio album ‘What’s the Story Morning Glory’ is Oasis’s highest-selling album with more than 22 million copies sold worldwide.
His most significant work as a solo artist is ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’, which peaked at number 3 on the 2010 charts and sold more than 66,000 copies in the first week.
Awards & Achievements
At the 2007 Brit Awards, he along with the other band members of Oasis, was conferred the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.
Oasis has received several Grammy nominations and won several BRIT Awards. Its 1996 album ‘What’s the Story Morning Glory’ won the BRIT Awards for the best album 30 years in 2010.
In 2010 poll by Q magazine, he was voted the greatest frontman of all time.
Personal Life & Legacy
Liam Gallagher and his brother are avid supporters of Manchester City Football club. Their love for football has brought them closer to resolving their most recent standoff.
In 1997, he married Patsy Kensit with whom he has a son, Lennon. In 1998, he fathered a child, Molly, with Lisa Moorish. Since 2000, he was in a relationship with Nicole Appleton, a member of ‘All Saints’; they married in 2008 and have a son, Gene.
He, along with his band members, organized a fundraiser for the Japan Tsunami Disaster and raised more than 150,000 pounds for the British Red Cross.
Facts About Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher is known for his unique fashion sense, often rocking bold and eye-catching outfits that reflect his confident and flamboyant personality.
Despite his tough exterior, Liam has a softer side when it comes to animals, particularly his love for dogs
He has been spotted spending time with his furry friends and advocating for animal rights.
Liam Gallagher has a passion for gardening and has been known to spend hours tending to his plants and creating a peaceful oasis in his backyard.
In addition to his music career, Liam has also dabbled in acting, making cameo appearances in TV shows and films, showcasing his versatility as an entertainer.
Liam Gallagher is a devoted father to his children and often shares heartwarming moments with them on social media, showing a different side to his rockstar persona.

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