On today’s edition of ‘Desert Island Discs’ on BBC Radio 4, Noel Gallagher discussed several issues (among which the relationship with his brother Liam and their childhood). He also talked about his wife Sara MacDonald, saying she is “everything to me” and revealed she keeps him in check with straight-talking.
He said: “She calls a spade a spade as well. When I am working on music or writing songs and I do demos, she’s the last person I play them to because I can play her a song and go ,‘I think this is going to be an amazing tune’ and she’ll listen to it and go, ‘Hmm, it’s all right’. You know, I never believed in love at first sight or that soulmate thing until I met her.”
Noel also revealed he has no regrets about meeting Tony Blair in Downing Street at the height of Cool Britannia. Oasis were one of the biggest bands in the world when he attended the party following Blair’s landslide general election victory in 1997.
They gave celebrity backing to the PM and New Labour but the singer and songwriter says he couldn’t believe he and Scots record boss Alan McGee were even there.
He said: “I’d moved to London in 1994, three years earlier, with a holdall, an acoustic guitar, nothing. Three years later, I drove to No10 Downing Street in a Rolls- Royce, drinking champagne. We laughed all the way up there, me and Alan McGee. He’d worked at British Rail most of his life and we were laughing, going, ‘How did we get here? This is amazing.’ Afterwards, you find out that, yes, they did want that photograph. So, you know, we helped usher in Labour. You’re welcome, all of you. They were great days.”
Source: Daily Record