In a sort of paradox that seems almost too odd to be true, was of the most famous men called Liam isn’t actually called Liam.
The Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is actually called — by birth at least — William John Paul Gallagher. One thing we can be sure of though, is that the iconic singer and performer was one of the most entertaining and brash British music performers of the modern day.
And he made million upon millions for his talent and antics.
Although Liam was kind of the main man of Oasis, it’s his older brother Noel who did the majority of the lyrics writing for the band.
Undoubtedly, the band’s most successful and renowned album was the 1995 classic called What’s The Story Morning Glory? Now that was a hit and many people still enjoy the music to this day.
Imagine the royalties that the bad-boy Brit is still banking from his earlier successes. Not a bad retirement fund that’s for sure.
Both Gallagher brothers have been involved in bands over the past decade, but none reached the level of success as Oasis. Liam was, however, voted ‘greatest frontman of all time’ by Q magazine in 2010.
Speaking of his money, the witty musician once quipped: ‘I need them, need them to give me a kick up the arse. Otherwise I'd just be sat-in getting fat, counting me money. It's good people living on your doorstep and looking through your bins. Gives you energy.’
The brothers were born to Irish parents in Manchester, and their father was said to be quite abusive to the family unit with the lads taking most of the stick. Perhaps it’s this fact that turned them into vibrant, and often aggressive, take no crap kind of guys.
Luckily for the troubled teens, a friend of Gallagher’s invited him to join his band, called The Rain, and projected Liam forward as the frontman. It wasn’t the band that was set to earn millions (they rarely even got gigs) of pounds, but it certainly helped send them on their pretty spectacular musical journey.
Controversy has followed Liam around for as long as he or anyone else can remember. From lashing out at photographers to you name it, Liam has probably done it. It’s all part of the Gallagher spectacle; as much as the brothers being constantly at loggerheads.
Liam told Q magazine this week: I believe Oasis will sail again and it'll be glorious. If it's really about the fans, Noel, let's do it - because they want it. One year. Tour for a year. We'd smash it. My bags are still packed from my last tour, so I'm ready.’
Well it almost certainly would be a good move financially. No wonder he’s keen to give it another go. Money doesn’t last forever. But that’s perhaps a tad cynical — he may be doing it for the love of his art, in which case fans would be in for a real treat.