The English rock band Oasis, infamous for the bickering battles between its front men, brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, is also known for having the fastest-selling album in UK chart history with 1997’s Be Here Now.
The brothers grew up in Manchester and were raised by their mother, a native of Charlestown, Co. Mayo.
Councillor Mulherrin of Mayo described the brothers as “the fulfillment of the Irish emigrant dream.
He went on to say, “The Gallagher brothers have won 34 international music awards and it’s only right that we should honor them here in Mayo because they always acknowledge their Irish heritage.
The Gallaghers have made regular trips to Charlestown, even at the height of their fame.
The band enjoyed the peak of worldwide success in the mid 90s but also gained a reputation for their hard rock lifestyle. In 2008, Oasis signed with Sony BMG for a three-album deal. The first album, entitled "Dig Out Your Soul", was released with a DVD short feature showing the Oasis boys teaching buskers in New York their tunes off the new album.
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