"When people actually meet Liam they have a different opinion on him. You get into cab and the driver says, ‘You know what, I had Liam in and he’s a really top fella’. Liam is an icon, so wherever you go people will say hello to him. He’ll spend all night having his photo taken with kids and fans - that side of Liam isn’t reported on." - Gem Archer.
Q Awards 1996
“I can’t stand these photo opportunities, man,” complains Liam Gallagher, 24, “losers trying to muscle in on my act, man,’Cos I’m fuckin’ handsome, man, and successful and fuckin’ rich, and these total losers want a slice of the action, man! Look at this one for a start…”
He holds up a Polaroid of himself and brother Noel.
It is the lunchtime prior to the morning after the night before, and Oasis are enjoying the relatively private pleasures of the 1996 Q Awards, Friday November 8. Having picked up the award for Best Act in The World Today (the first time in seven years that U2 and R.E.M.’s duopoly of the honour had been broken), both brothers - despite spurious tabloid speculation about demanding “separate tables” - happily circulated among the 350-plus invited guests, posing for snaps, giving autographs and supping complimentary beer.
Oh wow, that’s a powerful gifset right there…
Charity Recording of Help Album as Aid for Bosnia at Abbey Road Studios, London - September 4, 1995
Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Johnny Depp
Can we just all take a moment to appreciate that his happened!?