Liam Gallagher is best known as the charismatic front man of Manchester Britpop band Oasis. He was born William John Paul Liam Gallagher in Burnage, in September 1972 and raised with his elder brothers Noel & Paul by Irish parents. He first began singing with his school friend Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan, in a band called The Rain, which he soon suggested be renamed Oasis. In 1991 Noel joined the band and took the role of the main Oasis songwriter.
Oasis signed to independent record label Creation Records in 1993 and released their record-setting debut album 'Definitely Maybe' the following year. During the mid-Nineties Oasis enjoyed a meteorite rise to the top of the British charts with follow up albums '(What’s the Story) Morning Glory' & 'Be Here Now', until they eventually split in 2009.
After the break-up of Oasis, Liam Gallagher became the lead singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist. His debut solo album As You Were is scheduled to be released in October 2017.
Renowned for his unforgettable stage presence and self assured attitude, Liam Gallagher is regarded as one of the countries most recognisable pop-stars of his generation. In 2010 he was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a reader poll by Q magazine
Liam Gallagher owning the stage whilst headlining with Oasis at the Glastonbury Festival in 1995
Blue limited edition screen print of Liam Gallagher by David Studwell embellished with diamond dust
Orange limited edition screen print of Liam Gallagher by David Studwell
Platinum limited edition screen print of Liam Gallagher wearing his trademark parka
Pink limited edition screen print of Liam Gallagher by David Studwell embellished with diamond dust
Terrible vibes between Noel and Liam produced a wonderful set of pictures. Taken in Paris in November 1995.
This was taken during a break in filming the Oasis Wonderwall video.
This was the second day of a 2-day press shoot for the release of Be Here Now. It was the day Tony Blair became Prime Minister
Noel & Liam Gallagher from Oasis backstage before performing onstage at Wembley Stadium in July 2000
Taken during the Oasis 'Definitely Maybe' Tour in Detroit, USA in 1995
Contact sheet of Noel & Liam Gallagher larking around during the recording sessions for 'Be Here Now' at Abbey Road Studios in October 1996
Iconic shot of Liam Gallagher onstage during Oasis's debut gig at Slane Castle in July 1995
Liam Gallagher onstage in Cambridge in December 1994 during Oasis's Definitely Maybe Tour
Oasis performing onstage during the first of their legendary Knebworth gigs in 1996.
Noel and Liam Gallagher photographed in Nice, France whilst recording Oasis's fourth album 'Standing on the Shoulder of Giants'
Liam downs a pint while Noel watches and waits. That sums up their working relationship!
Oasis captured at Manchester Airport in May 1994. Noel cheekily sticks his tongue out behind Liam's back!
Oasis were supporting U2 in America. I think this is one of the best live images I've ever taken.
This was taken on the first Oasis American tour. Twin benches on the boardwalk were ideal for this back-to-back portrait of the brothers
Terrible vibes between Noel and Liam produced a wonderful set of pictures. Liam drunk, Noel thoroughly fed up, but the session continued.
Rehearsals at the Music Bank, a regular haunt, would see Liam take pleasure in giving his famous two finger salute to trains speeding past
"I love to shoot musicians in hotel rooms, bland furniture, bland pictures on the wall - so much part of the lifestyle of a rock musician."
"To wear your woman's white cable knit sweater in front of a crowd of 125,000 takes some guts but Liam wore it with a swagger" Noel said
Taken at a full lighting and sound dress rehearsal. Liam is sitting cross-legged on the floor listening intently to his favourite band
Part of a cover shoot for Q Magazine shot backstage at The Point Dublin in March 1996 before the gig.
This was taken in Schipol Airport while we waited for the luggage. I rounded them up and asked them to sit on the edge of the conveyor belt.
At the time of Wonderwall Oasis not only sounded like The Beatles they looked like them too.
This photograph was taken during a break in filming the Oasis Wonderwall video in September 1995.
Noel & Liam Gallager at Air Studios, London in 1997. This image has been used as poster art for the 2016 Oasis exhibition 'Chasing the Sun'
Noel and Liam take a break from recording in a pub near Abbey Road. The atmosphere between them had been tense in the preceding weeks
I was asked to shoot a band session at Abbey Road, about a month after the media furore that was going on at the time.
Liam wearing the famous brown check coat that never seemed to come off during the tour and watching the sound-check intently as was his way.
The chalk blackboard and blood red wall were a gift to this session. Liam wrote the words himself.
Early in October 1996 fans found out that Oasis were recording in Abbey Road, and the graffiti outside started showing Oasis content
Contact sheet of Liam Gallagher singing during a recording session for 'Be Here Now' at Abbey Road Studios in October 1996
Studio Two in Abbey Road Studios, Liam Gallagher performing during a recording session for 'Be Here Now' in 1996
Noel Gallagher setting up before his Oasis gig at the Cambridge Corn Exchange in December 1994.
Liam Gallagher beautifully captured whilst sleeping on Oasis's tour bus during their US Tour in March 1996
Iconic image of Liam Gallagher used on the cover of Jill Furmanovsky's Oasis book 'Was There Then
Liam Gallagher squating on the stage at Knebworth Park during the rehersals for Oasis's historic gigs
Liam Gallagher captured by Jill Furmanovsky at the NEC, Birmingham during rehearsals for Oasis's historic Knebworth gigs.
Stunning silhouette shot by Jill Furmanovsky of Oasis rehearsing at the NEC, Birmingham prior to their huge Knebworth Park gigs.
Liam Gallagher captured at the NEC, Birmingham during Oasis's rehearsals for their historic Knebworth gigs.
Liam Gallagher captured by Jill Furmanovsky during the shoot for Oasis's Wonderwall video.
Liam Gallagher relaxing in his hotel room in Rhode Island whilst Oasis were touring the USA in March 1996.
Contact sheet featuring images of Oasis taken at the NEC Birmingham during the rehearsals for their iconic Knebworth Park gigs in 1996
Noel & Liam Gallagher captured during a quick shoot outside the exhibition halls of the NEC during Oasis's Knebworth rehearsals in July 1996
Liam Gallagher performing on-stage at Knebworth Park in August 1996 during Oasis's iconic gigs. Cover image for the book 'Oasis: Knebworth'.
Liam Gallagher photographed on the Main Stage at Glastonbury when Oasis headlined the Festival in June 1995.
Liam Gallagher photographed by Jill Furmanovsky whilst Oasis were recording their album Heathen Chemistry at Olympic Studios in 2001.
Oasis photographed by Jill Furmanovsky in June 1995 when they headlined the Glastonbury Festival
Liam Gallagher shot whilst recording Oasis' third album Be Here Now at Ridge Farm in 1996.
Liam Gallagher recording Oasis' 'Be Here Now' at Abbey Road Studios in 1996.
Noel & Liam Gallagher photographed by Jill Furmanovsky in the baggage reclaim area of Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam in November 1997
Oasis band shot taken in San Francisco during their USA Definitely Maybe Tour in January 1995.
Oasis show off their new scooters outside London’s Earls Court Arena in November 1995, when they played two shows at the venue.
Liam Gallagher smoking at Creation Record's Christmas Party in 1995.
Montage Oasis print created from images taken during the band in the 1990s by Jill Furmanovsky.