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MEMBERS: Liam Gallagher ~ Noel Gallagher ~ Paul Arthurs (left in '99) ~ Paul McGuigan (left in '99) ~ Gem ~ Andy Bell ~ Alan White (left in '04)
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BIRTHDAYS: Liam Gallagher (September 12, 1972)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Wonderwall" (1996)
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BIGGEST LP: (What's The Story) Morning Glory (1995)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) "I don't like being famous...it's crap." - Liam Gallagher, Oasis

 
TIMELINE

Oasisbutton.gif (123 bytes) Oasis found their way to the top of the charts in their native England and soon invaded U.S. airways in 1994. Oasis hails from Manchester and consists of Liam Gallagher (vocals, guitar), Noel Gallagher (guitar, vocals, piano), Paul Arthurs (rhythm guitar, piano), Paul McGuigan (bass), and Alan White (drums, percussion) who replaced former member, Tony McCarroll. Oasis has often been called the new Beatles, following in the footsteps of similar comments made in the 80s toward The Knack.

1994...

August
Oasis - Definately Maybebutton.gif (123 bytes) Oasis has found success in the U.S. with pop, rock and alternative audiences, but so far their popularity and musical influence has not equaled their success in England.
button.gif (123 bytes) Their debut LP,
Definitely Maybe was the fastest-selling debut LP in England's history when released.

1995... # 124 Singles Artist of the Year

March
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Definitely Maybe was promoted in the U.S. and Oasis had their first Top 40 hit with "Live Forever."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis topped the UK Singles chart for a week with "Some Might Say."

October
Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glorybutton.gif (123 bytes) Oasis' second LP, (What's The Story) Morning Glory was released and achieved greater success in Britain and the U.S. and spawned the hits "Wonderwall" and "Champagne Supernova."
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(What's The Story) Morning Glory topped the UK Albums charts for 10 weeks.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis hit the Top 40 with "
Wonderwall."
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 10 weeks with "
Wonderwall."

1996... # 15 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Oasis - "Wonderful" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis hit the Top 10 with "Wonderwall."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis hit the Top 40 with "
Champagne Supernova."
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis topped the UK Singles chart for a week with "
Don't Look Back In Anger."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks for 5 weeks with "
Champagne Supernova."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis hit the Top 40 with "Don't Look Back In Anger."

button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis has had their share of controversy on both sides of the ocean. The private and public disputes between the Gallagher brothers originally put fear of break-up in the mind of fans, but soon became humorous antidotes on video channels. British press have extensively covered the Gallagher brothers' laid-back views on drug use, and Liam Gallagher was arrested and subsequently released with a warning on suspicion of cocaine possession.

button.gif (123 bytes) Controversy also erupted between the egos of Oasis members and another British band, Blur. Noel Gallagher found himself apologizing profusely for comments he made stating that he wished the band members of Blur would die of AIDS. As England awaited the next LP by Oasis, U.S. audiences seemed weary of the "bad-band" image Oasis has attempted to display. When the band appeared on the MTV Music Awards Liam Gallagher's actions of pouring beer on the stage and appearing bored was viewed as more laughable than rebellious to many viewers.

1997... # 68 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Noel Gallagher could be heard on the vocals on the Chemical Brothers track "Setting Sun."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis were nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Noel Gallagher was nominated for Best Rock Song ("Wonderwall").

June
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D'You Know What I Mean" topped the UK Singles chart for 2 weeks.

August
Oasis - Be Here Nowbutton.gif (123 bytes) The much anticipated new Oasis LP, Be Here Now finally arrived in U.S. record stores after selling through the roof in England. Be Here Now had already sold over a million copies in England in its first week of release (almost 700,00 in the first day of release), numbers far surpassing the original fastest selling LP, Michael Jackson's Bad.
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis hit the Top 40 with "
D'You Know What I Mean."

button.gif (123 bytes) Noel Gallagher decided to stir up some verbal controversy (maybe in attempt to boost sagging U.S. record sales). In regards to Elton John's "Candle In The Wind 1997," Gallagher stated: "To be honest, I think it's a nice tribute... but to release it on his own label with one of his own songs on the b-side seems like, shall we say, lack of foresight on his behalf... it's like Eric Clapton writing songs for his dead son. Then again, people aren't stupid... death sells doesn't it?" For the record, "Candle In The Wind 1997" is the official b-side of the single, and all proceeds go to charity. "I'm not a fan of the royal family," Noel said. "I'm not a fan of Lady Diana. I know what it's like to be in that position so I could relate to it in a certain way. You know it's sad that she's gone but what are you supposed to do about it?" Gallagher also said, "The woman's dead. Shut up. Get over it" and referred to the public's emotion over her death as "...an outpouring of guilt, not sympathy." Gallagher also reportedly referred to George Harrison as a "nipple," which is British slang for "idiot" after Harrison told an interviewer that nobody would remember Oasis in 30 years. When asked about Paul McCartney, Gallagher responded "... I don't know, I think he's just going senile, isn't he?"

September
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Be Here Now topped the UK Albums chart for 4 weeks.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) At the 4th annual MTV Europe Music Awards held in the Netherlands Oasis won for Best Rock Act.
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis hit the Top 40 with "
Don't Go Away."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Liam Gallagher was unable to perform with the band in Dublin due to a throat infection. The show went on with Noel Gallagher taking over the lead. Concert goers were offered a refund, but only 30 fans out of the 9000 chose to take the refund at the first no-show. A few days later Oasis left the stage half way into their performance in Glasgow, Scotland. A plastic bottle was reportedly heaved from the crowd and hit the bassist. The band didn't return and the crowd was asked to leave, but instead a large number of the booing fans stayed and protested.
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Rolling Stone named Be Here Now Best Album of the Year.

1998... # 203 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis caused some controversy when they reportedly were very disruptive during an airplane flight from Hong Kong to Australia. The band were said to swear at the staff and passengers, threw various objects, and smoked during the 7+ hour flight. A passenger stated that Liam Gallagher was the "loudest, foulest, and most obnoxious" of the group. The incident resulted in the band being banned from airline.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) More controversy occurred when Liam Gallagher found trouble in Australia in the form of assault charges for allegedly "head-butting" a fan the night before. The fan reportedly was taking pictures outside the band's hotel room when the alleged assault occurred and suffered a broken nose. Gallagher was then released on $6,900 bail. The same night Liam was released on bail, the band appeared at a concert in Brisbane and reportedly were arguing and refusing to give an encore. The following day, Noel Gallagher said, "Last night's concert was appalling and I apologize. I can't offer any excuses."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The misbehavior of Liam on an airplane resulted in him being officially banned from Cathay Pacific Airways. The company stated that they will be refusing "any further carriage of Gallagher."

November
Oasis - Masterplanbutton.gif (123 bytes) Liam Gallagher was arrested after he allegedly damaged a photographer's camera at a London pub - Gallagher was released on bail pending a court appearance (the charges were later dropped by the police).
button.gif (123 bytes) The band released
The Masterplan - a collection of b-sides and covers including "I Am The Walrus."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis could be found on the Faculty soundtrack with "Stay Young."

1999...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Arthurs was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct in London while former drummer, Tony McCarroll won a settlement against the band for "unlawful dismissal" from the band.
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short-Form ("All Around The World").

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis could be heard on the benefit LP
No Boundaries: A Benefit For The Kosovar Refugees with "Take Me Away."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs announced that he was leaving Oasis: "After a lot of consideration I have decided to call it a day with Oasis. I've had a fantastic 8 years in 1 of the best bands ever to come out of Britain, and now I feel I have come to a stage where I'd like to concentrate on other things in my life, outside of the demands of being in a successful rock and roll band." At the end of the month, the band lost another member when bassist, Paul McGuigan announced his departure from the group - the Gallagher brothers stated the band would go even though they are down to a trio.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis were back to a 5some with the addition of guitarist Andy Bell to the group (another guitarist, Gem, was added a few weeks ago).

2000...

February
Oasis - Standing On The Shoulders Of Giantsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Oasis released Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants.
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis topped the U.K. charts with "Go Let It Out."

March
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Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants topped the UK charts for 1 week.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis embarked on a North American tour.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) It was announced that Noel Gallagher would not be joining his Oasis bandmates for the next 24 European concert appearances due to reported clashes with his brother, Liam. He reportedly told the other band members that he was tired of touring and fed up with big brother's heaving drinking. A replacement guitarist will join Oasis for their tour.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Noel Gallagher talked with the BBC about why he chose not to finish touring with the band: "I have had a major disagreement with monkey, the singer. It's been made virtually impossible for me to tour at the moment because he's been a bit of an idiot." The band announced that they would play a free, open-air concert at the end of June in Paris to make up for earlier cancelled dates.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis cancelled their performance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival out of respect for the 9 who died earlier in the festival. Later in the month,
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis walked off the stage after performing a few songs in Switzerland when audience members started throwing objects on stage - festival organizers were claiming Liam Gallagher's attitude influenced the audience.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis walked off stage in London after rocks and bottles were thrown on stage.

November
Oasis - Familiar To Millionsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Oasis released a live LP, Familiar To Millions which includes a performance from July in London.
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Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs includes "Wonderwall" at # 84.

2001...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Noel Gallagher talked about their declining record sales in the U.S.: "Americans have got very bad taste, hence the
Backstreet Boys... they should be shot."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Liam became a dad when girlfriend Nicole Appleton of
All Saints gave birth to a baby boy.

August
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Definitely Maybe was certified platinum.

2002...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis topped the Canadian Singles chart with "The Hindu Times.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis topped the UK Singles chart for a week with "The Hindu Times.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The British Army stopped using 2 Oasis songs in their recruitment video after the group refused to give them permission to use the songs.

June
Oasis - Heathen Chemistrybutton.gif (123 bytes) Oasis released their next LP, Heathen Chemistry, in the US.
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Heathen Chemistry topped the UK LP charts.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) In Indiana, 3 members of Oasis (Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Jay Darlington) were hurt in a car accident. The men were riding in a taxi cab and suffered cuts and bruises.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis cancelled a concert in the Philippines capital of Manila due to concerns over recent terrorist attacks in the region.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Members of Oasis were involved in a brawl in Germany which resulted in Liam reportedly being detained and facing charges for bodily assault and resisting arrest. It was also reported that Liam lost several teeth during the ruckus.

2003...

June
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VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "Wonderwall" at # 95.

December
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 376: (What's The Story) Morning Glory.

2004...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis' official website stated: "(Drummer) Alan White has been asked to leave Oasis by the other band members. There are no plans to replace Alan. The band's scheduled recording sessions remain unaffected."

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2005...

May
Oasis - Don't Believe The Truthbutton.gif (123 bytes) Oasis topped the UK Singles chart with "Lyla."
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis released their next LP
Don't Believe The Truth.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis topped the UK LP charts with
Don't Believe The Truth.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis topped the UK Singles chart with "The Importance Of Being Idle."

November
Oasis - Stop The Clocksbutton.gif (123 bytes) The single "Wonderwall" was certified platinum.

2006..

November
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Stop The Clocks.

2007..

February
Oasis - "The Shock Of The Lightning" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis were honored at the Brit Award with Outstanding Contribution To Music recognition.

December
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VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's included "Wonderwall" at # 35.

2008...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis had to postpone a few concert shows after Noel Gallagher was attacked from behind on stage in Ontario and suffered a bruised hip and ribs.

October
Oasis - Dig Out Your Soulbutton.gif (123 bytes) Oasis released their next LP Dig Out Your Soul.
button.gif (123 bytes) Oasis topped the UK LP charts with
Dig Out Your Soul.

2009....

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Noel Gallagher announced that he had quit Oasis - stating "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could no go on working with Liam a day longer."

November
Oasis - 'Time Flies... 1994-2009'button.gif (123 bytes) Liam Gallagher announced that he and the other members of Oasis (without Noel) were planning to write songs together and perform as a new group.

2010...

June
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Time Flies... 1994-2009 and the box set Time Flies... 1994-2009 were released.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birdsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Time Flies... 1994-2009 topped the UK LP chart.

2011...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Noel's new band, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, released their debut LP -
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. The LP topped the LP charts in the UK.



LPs
Oasis - Definately Maybe Definitely Maybe
Released: August, 1994
Billboard peak: # 58
Tracks: "Rock 'N' Roll Star" - "Shakermaker" - "Live Forever" - "Up In The Sky" - "Columbia" - "Supersonic" - "Bring It On Down" - "Cigarettes And Alcohol" - "Digsy's Dinner" - "Slide Away" - "Married With Children"
Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory (What's The Story) Morning Glory
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: October, 1995
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Hello" - "Roll With It" - "Wonderwall" - "Don't Look Back In Anger" - "Hey Now!" - "(Untitled Track)" - "Some Might Say" - "Cast No Shadow" - "She's Electric" - "Morning Glory" - "(Untitled Track)" - "Champagne Supernova"
Oasis - Be Here Now Be Here Now
Released: August, 1997
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "D'You Know What I Mean" - "My Big Mouth" - "Magic Pie" - "Stand By Me" - "I Hope, I Think, I Know" - "Girl In The Dirty Shirt" - "Fade In-Out" - "Don't Go Away" - "Be Here Now" - "All Around The World" - "It's Gettin' Better (Man!!)" - "All Round The World" (Reprise)
Oasis - Masterplan The Masterplan
Released: November, 1998
Billboard peak: # 51
Rolling Stone review: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Acquiesce" - "Underneath The Sky" - "Talk Tonight" - "Going Nowhere" - "Fade Away" - "Swamp Song" - "I Am The Walrus" (live) - "Listen Up" - "Rockin' Chair" - "Half The World Away" - "It's Good To Be Free" - "Stay Young" - "Headshrinker" - "Master Plan"
Oasis - Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
Released: February, 2000
Billboard peak: # 24
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "F**** In The Bushes" - "Go Let It Out!" - "Who Feels Love?" - "Put Your Money Where Yer Mouth Is" - "Little James" - "Gas Panic!" - "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" - "Sunday Morning Call" - "I Can See A Liar" - "Roll It Over"
Oasis - Familiar To Millions Familiar To Millions
Released: November, 2000
Billboard peak: # 182
Live Tracks: "F**** In The Bushes" - "Go Let It Out" - "Who Feels Love" - "Supersonic" - "Shakermaker" - "Acquiesce" - "Step Out" - "Gas Panic!" - "Roll With It" - "Stand By Me" - "Wonderwall" - "Caigarettes And Alcohol" - "Don't Look Back In Anger" - "Live Forever" - "Hey Hey, My My" - "Champagne Supernova" - "Rock 'N' Roll Star" - "Helter Skelter"
Oasis - Heathen Chemistry Heathen Chemistry
Released: July, 2002
Billboard peak: # 23
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "The Hindu Times" - "Force Of Nature" - "Hung In A Bad Place" - "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" - "Songbird" - "Little By Little" - "A Quick Peep" - "(Probably) All In The Mind" - "She Is Love" - "Born On A Different Cloud" - "Better Man"
Oasis - Don't Believe The Truth Don't Believe The Truth
Released: May, 2005
Billboard peak: # 12
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "Turn Up The Sun" - "Mucky Fingers" - "Lyla" - "Love Like A Bomb" - "Importance Of Being Idle" - "Meaning Of Soul" - "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel" - "Part Of The Queue" - "Keep The Dream Alive" - "Bell Will Ring" - "Let There Be Love"
Oasis - Stop The Clocks Stop The Clocks
Released: November, 2006
Billboard peak: # 89
Tracks: "Go Let It Out" - "Rock 'N Roll Star" - "Some Might Say" - "Talk Tonight" - "Lyla" - "The Importance Of Being Idle" - "Wonderwall" - "Side Away" - "Cigarettes & Acohol" - "The Masterplan" - "Live Forever" - "Acquiesce" - "Supersonic" - "Half The World Away" - "Go Let It Out" - "Songbird" - "Morning Glory" - "Champagne Supernova" - "Don't Look Back In Anger" - "Lock The Box Interview By Colin Murray" - "Fade Away" - "Champagne Supernova" - "Lord Don't Slow Me Down Fim Trailer"
Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
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Dig Out Your Soul
Released: October, 2008
Billboard peak: # 5
Rolling Stone: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "Bag It Up" - "The Turning" - "Waiting For The Rapture" - "The Shock Of Lightning" - "I'm Outta Time" - "(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady" - "Falling Down" - "To Be Where There's Life" - "Ain't Got Nothin'" - "The Nature Of Reality" - "Soldier On"
Oasis - 'Time Flies... 1994-2009' Time Flies... 1994-2009
Released: June, 2010
Tracks: "Supersonic" - "Roll With It" - "Live Forever" - "Wonderwall" - "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" - "Cigarettes & Alcohol" - "Songbird" - "Don't Look Back In Anger" - "The Hindu Times" - "Stand By Me" - "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" - "Shakermaker" - "All Around The World" - "Champagne Supernova" - "Some Might Say" - "The Importance Of Being Idle" - "D'You Know What I Mean?" - "Lyla" - "Let There Be Love" - "Go Let It Out" - "Who Feels Love?" - "Little By Little" - "The Shock Of Lightning" - "She Is Love" - "Whatever" - "I'm Outta Time" - "Falling Down"
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