Brothers, bad boys & brit pop sensations. From the release of Oasis’ record breaking debut album Definitely Maybe
their recording endeavours have gone from strength to strength. They played a leading part in the Britpop music scene in the 90s and their fierce public rivalry with fellow Brit band Blur gained them as many column inches in the tabloids and notoriety as it did record sales.
Oasis have gone on to win numerous awards, demonstrating their popularity not just with the record buying public but their peers as well.
But the brothers are as well known for their music as they are for their private lives. Their sibling rivalries and disputes, both personal and professional, are legendary as are the countless tales of their wild life styles. This programme looks behind the headlines to find the real story of Oasis.
• Since Oasis formed in 1991 they have sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.
• Their first album became the fastest selling debut at that time.
• Oasis have had eight UK number-one singles, eight UK number-one albums, fifteen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six BRIT Awards and it seems the band’s appeal is as strong today as it was back in the 90s. This year Oasis won a BRIT Award for the best album of the past thirty years with (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?