William John Paul Gallagher born September 21, 1972, is an English singer and songwriter. From 1991 until 2009, he was the primary vocalist and frontman of the rock band Oasis, and from 2009 to 2014, he fronted the rock band Beady Eye before embarking on a solo career. Gallagher launched his solo career with the release of “As You Were” (2017), his first solo album, which was a critical and commercial success. Gallagher is a well-known musician who is known for his unusual vocal style and loud, arrogant, and aggressive nature. Let’s toast to his big day right here.
William John Paul Gallagher
September 21, 1972
Thomas Gallagher and Peggy Gallagher, an Irish couple, gave birth to William John Paul Gallagher on September 21, 1972. When he was 10, his mother moved out of the house with her sons because his father was aggressive. His troubled childhood is littered with tales of terrible behavior. The singer was notorious for causing trouble, being suspended from school, and stealing bicycles from neighborhood shops. He developed an ear for music in his late teens and improved his singing skills by listening to The Beatles, The Who, The Stone Roses, The Jam, and other artists. In the band The Rain, he began singing alongside McGuigan, a school friend. “Definitely Maybe,” their debut album, quickly became a hit, and the band was compared to The Beatles in no time. In 1997, he collaborated with the band on “Be Here Now,” which became the fastest-selling album in British chart history. The band’s success as a respected band grew in the following years, and their final album, “Dig Out Your Soul,” reached number one on the U.K. charts and sixth on the U.S. Billboard charts in 2008.
When Noel Gallagher walked out of the band in 2009, claiming his brother was someone tough to work with, the band split. The remaining members formed the band Beady Eye. Gallagher started working on a feature film on The Beatles, through his production business, In 1 Production, in 2010, after the release of Beady Eye’s first single, ‘Bring the Light.’ In the same year, he established his clothing line, ‘Pretty Green.’ The band’s debut album, “Different Gear, Still Speeding,” was released in 2011. Gallagher expressed his reluctance to have a solo career in a tweet on January 4, 2016. After starting to record his debut solo album in 2016, the title “As You Were” was unveiled in March 2017. On May 31, he released his solo debut single, ‘Wall of Glass,’ along with a music video.
Gallagher gave his debut solo concert at the Ritz in Manchester in the same month, with all revenues going to victims of the Manchester terror attack. He also announced that in support of the album’s release, he will embark on his first solo tour of the United States and Canada. In 2019, he released his third solo album, “Why Me? Why Not,” followed by “C’mon You Know,” which was due out in May 2022. He married Patsy Kensit in 1997, and they had a son named Lennon. He and Lisa Moorish had a daughter, Molly, in 1998. In the year 2000, he was dating Nicole Appleton and they got married in 2008. Gene is their son.
Formerly called the Rain, Oasis is formed.
“Definitely Maybe” is released by Creation Records on August 28.
Oasis is nominated for Best Band of the Year.
With the exit of Noel Gallagher, the band splits and the remaining members form a new band called Beady Eye.
After the release of Beady Eye's first single, he establishes his clothing line, Pretty Green.
He launches a solo career with the release of "As You Were."
Why We Love Liam Gallagher
He is charitable
Despite being a controversial figure, Gallagher makes sure to give back to his community. He organized fundraising for the Japan Tsunami Disaster with his band members, raising more than £150,000 for the British Red Cross.
He’s a fan of The Beatles
Gallagher is such a die-hard Beatles fan that he once told an interviewer that he only listens to them. Gallagher's older brother Noel also said that in the late 1990s, he insisted that all of his Oasis bandmates name him "John" because he believed he was a reincarnation of John Lennon himself. Although he was born before Lennon was shot.
He is a rock star
Gallagher has been one of the most recognizable rock stars in the United Kingdom for nearly three decades, and his influence has spanned generations. His signature outfit, which includes a parka, dark sunglasses, and a mop of hair, has long been a standing joke.
5 Surprising Facts
He was once on “Gogglebox”
He took part in a celebrity edition of the insanely popular Channel 4 show “Gogglebox.”
He has a weird singing position
He sings with his arms behind his back, making sure the microphone is right between his upper lip and nose.
He believes in aliens
He appeared to have given up rock'n'roll to pursue astrology.
His childhood nickname was Weetabix
He was reportedly known as 'Weetabix' as a child since that was all he ate.
He can’t drive a car
He’s never even had a driving lesson.
Liam Gallagher FAQs
Why does Liam Gallagher stand like that?
Gallagher revealed that the reason he sings with his arms behind his back is that it allows him to project more power through his voice.
What is the problem between Liam and Noel Gallagher?
Noel allegedly hit his brother over the head with a cricket bat when Liam brought a drunken group into the studio.
Why does Liam Gallagher always wear a parka?
He wears his parka on stage in warm countries because he would be hot even if he wore a thong.
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