Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar), and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion). They were joined later that year by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals) as a fifth member, becoming the band's settled line-up until April 1995.

Oasis signed to independent record label Creation Records in 1993 and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe (1994). The following year the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with drummer Alan White, in the midst of a chart rivalry with Britpop peers Blur. Along with Suede, Pulp, Blur and others, Oasis came to be regarded as one of the major bands of the Britpop movement, and in many respects, eclipsed their peers in terms of commercial success and their influence on British culture, with What's the Story? going on to sell 22 million copies worldwide and the Gallagher brothers being featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their sibling disputes and wild lifestyles. In 1996, Oasis performed two nights at Knebworth for an audience of 125,000 each night, at the time the largest outdoor concerts in UK history (2.5 million people applied for tickets, to this day the highest demand for a show in British history). In 1997 Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now (1997), and although it was the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, the album's popularity tapered off quickly, but not before selling 8 million copies.

McGuigan and Arthurs left Oasis in 1999 as the band released Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000). After their departures, they were replaced by former Heavy Stereo guitarist/frontman Gem Archer and former Ride guitarist/frontman Andy Bell. Their fifth studio album Heathen Chemistry was released in 2002. In 2004 drummer Alan White left the band leaving them as a four-piece with addition of the Who drummer Zak Starkey as recording and touring unofficial fifth member and found renewed success and popularity with Don't Believe the Truth (2005).[1] Following the recording of the band's seventh album Dig Out Your Soul in May 2008, after being made official member during sessions, Starkey departed the band and with Chris Sharrock as touring member, Oasis did their last tour as a collective band. During the tour the brothers' increasingly deteriorating relationship ultimately led to Noel Gallagher announcing in August 2009 that he would be leaving the band after a backstage altercation with Liam before a festival appearance.[2][3][4] The band, comprising the remaining members of Oasis and led by Liam Gallagher, decided to continue working together under the name Beady Eye until breaking up in 2014,[5] while Noel went on to form his solo project Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

As well as singing in Mancunian accents and references to British culture in their lyrics, Oasis were influenced by British guitar bands from the past.[6] They have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and won seventeen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music and one for the Best Album of the Last 30 Years as voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. As of 2009, Oasis have sold over 70 million records worldwide.[7] The band were listed in the Guinness World Records book in 2010 for "Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run by a Group" after an unprecedented run of 22 top 10 hits in the UK.[8] The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the most successful act in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the top 75 singles and albums charts.[9][10]



(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Be Here Now
Be Here Now is the third studio album by English rock band Oasis, released on 21 August 1997 by Creation Records.
Definitely Maybe
Definitely Maybe is the debut studio album by English rock band Oasis, released on 29 August 1994 by Creation Records.
Stop Crying Your Heart Out
"Stop Crying Your Heart Out" is a song by the English rock band Oasis.

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Oasis, you’re my Wonderwall music video recreated perfectly with LEGO [Video]
  –  March 29, 2018
Today is gonna be the day that you will look back in anger joy and remember 90’s Britpop band Oasis. With a stream of hits throughout the 90s, this particular music video is a perfect LEGO recreation of Wonderwall from the album (What’s the Story ...
10 Ways to Make Your Home Office an Oasis
  –  March 28, 2018
I fully accept that this might be totally ridiculous but the point of this post is to create an “oasis,” so why not ... a lot of people like listening to instrumental music in the background. Songs with lyrics can be a bit distracting so only choose ...
10 reasons why Oasis was the greatest British band since Led Zeppelin
  –  March 25, 2018
Also the crowd is vast and very much into it. The mid-to-late 2000s was the period when the traditional music business, capable of producing juggernauts such as Zep, U2, and Oasis, was being rapidly dismembered by the internet, so in some ways Oasis live ...
University Challenge students slammed for thinking Stairway to Heaven was by Oasis
  –  March 20, 2018
A team of Cambridge University students was mocked mercilessly by viewers after guessing Led Zeppelin's iconic rock anthem Stairway to Heaven was by Oasis. The students, from Emmanuel College, made the humiliating blunder during the music round on last ...
Abuja’s Oasis of Academic Excellence
  –  March 19, 2018
Some of the students that undertook the bar certificate passed the examination in Music Theory at different levels. Nandi Hirse, a student of British Oasis Academy, was awarded with a distinction in Grade I Theory of Music in the examination held in 2016.

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