Noel was recently spotted out and about at the V&A museum for the preview of Pink Floyd's opening night of Their Mortal Remains exhibition, hanging out with Nick Mason—both music legends, albeit from different eras.
Noel’s era, of course, was the mid-1990s when along with brother Liam, Oasis stormed onto the British music scene with their debut album Definitely Maybe (1994). It became the fastest-selling debut album in British history and, along with second studio album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) came to define Britpop and the indie sound from that decade.
Much of the music and the lyrics that featured on those albums was written by Noel prior to his success. Talking about his songwriting he's said, "All that Definitely Maybe, Morning Glory, Be Here Now stuff was written while I was still on the dole. I had the chords, the arrangements, the melodies; just bits of lyrics to fill in. You start off writing songs, you’re not sure who’s going to hear them. Then when I tried to write the next batch, I was like, ‘We’ve 20 million fans.’ Then your records become eagerly anticipated and you start going, ‘Umm, I might go to the pub today.’ If you wrote 'Digsy’s Dinner '(from Definitely Maybe) now, The Guardian or the music papers would destroy you. It’s a song about going to someone’s house for lasagne – you only write songs like that when you’re free of inhibitions."