Ongoing History Daily: It’s the thought that counts

It’s good to be a rock star. In January 1996, Alan McGee and Creation Records decided to show their appreciation to Oasis for everything they’d done for the label over the previous 18 months with the band’s first two albums. Noel Gallager, the chief songwriter and leader of Oasis was given a chocolate-brown 1978 Rolls-Royce. Liam Gallagher was given a new Rolex watch and a vintage guitar.

Nice idea, but Noel has never had a driver’s license and Liam didn’t play guitar at the time. By the way, Noel’s car was eventually sold on eBay in 2004 for around £12,000.

The last post was about “Freepost” cards. What were they?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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