Seven years of glory: A brief history of Oasis

Summer 1992: Oasis are formed after Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan and Tony McCarrol ask Liam Gallagher to join their band Rain and he suggests that they change their name. Later his brother Noel is invited to join. He says he will, but only if he can be boss.
Summer 1992: Oasis are formed after Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan and Tony McCarrol ask Liam Gallagher to join their band Rain and he suggests that they change their name. Later his brother Noel is invited to join. He says he will, but only if he can be boss.

May 1993: The band are signed on the spot to Creation Records supremo by Alan McGee after he sees them play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow.

April 1994: First single Supersonic reached number 31 in the charts.

August 1994: Live Forever became the band's first top 10 single; first album, Definitely Maybe, released.

February 1995: Collect a Brit award for Best Newcomers

April 1995: Drummer Tony McCarroll leaves the band and is replaced by Alan White.

October 1995: (What's the Story) Morning Glory, their second album, is released. It goes to No 1 in a week.

February 1996: Win three Brits - best band, best album and best video (for Wonderwall).

August 1996: Oasis play to 125,000 fans in two days at Knebworth.

April 1997: Liam marries Patsy Kensit.

June 1997: Noel marries Meg -Mathews.

August 1997: Third album, Be Here Now, released.

March 1999: Oasis agree an out-of-court settlement with former drummer Tony McCarroll, after he tries to sue the band for 20% of royalties.

April 1999: The band go to the south of France to start recording their fourth studio album.

August 1999: 'Bonehead' and 'Guigsy' quit the band.

Related stories:
26 August: Oasis in crisis after second guitarist quits
26 August: And the band played on

Useful links:
Creation records: Oasis
Oasis Net: official site
Oasis press release announcing Paul McGuigan's departure
Oasis info at Epic (US record label)
Ring Oasis: fan sites

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