Ongoing History Daily: Liam and Noel are mama’s boys

Liam and Noel Gallagher are often portrayed as a couple of hard-drinkin’, drug-takin’, brawlin’ kind of thugs. That may be, but they really love their mother. In 1997, they told their mother they were going to buy her a beautiful new house worth close to $300,000. They thought it would be so much nicer than the three-bedroom semi-detached house in Manchester that she had been renting for $80 a month for the last thirteen years.

But Peggy Gallagher refused.

She said, “Thanks, lads–but what would I want a mansion for? I’m happy with a simple roof over my head. And besides, this is my home.” Well, the boys listened to their mom. They dropped plans to buy the mansion and instead shelled out $48,000 for the house where she lived. The boys also paid for some renovations, including a couple of ensuite bathrooms.

Friday’s Ongoing History Daily recalled when Krist Novoselic knocked himself out on live TV.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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