Melissa Lim was also the inspirarion behind 'Talk Tonight'
The identity of the girl who saved Oasis from breaking up in 1994 has been revealed, and she just happens to be East Asian.
Back in 1994, Oasis were the biggest band in the UK and one of the biggest bands in the world. Having just released their platinum-selling debut album, Definitely Maybe, Oasis were on their global tour, conquering the world with their galvanising rock n roll, cocky attitudes, and shameless monobrows. During their American leg, brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher engaged in what would later manifest into a recurring theme – a sibling rivalry and violent feud.
After a gig at LA’s Whisky a Go Go, tensions rose between the brothers. High on crystal meth, the younger Gallagher hurled a tambourine at brother Noel’s face. Consequently, songwriter and older brother Noel grabbed his passport from the tour manager and said, “right, that’s it. I’m fucking out of here”, according to Gallagher in the Lock The Box interview.
Three days prior to Gallagher’s “lost week’, as he described it, he met Melissa Lim, who would unbeknownst to him at the time, would later convince him to return to Liam and stay with the band.
Lim recalls the first time she locked eyes with Gallagher at the Bottom of the Hill on 26 September 1994.