18 August 1991
Oasis play their first gig, at Manchester's Boardwalk. Noel, who has yet to join, is in the audience.
Oasis play first gig with Noel, again at the Boardwalk. The first song they play is an instrumental version of Columbia.
Oasis play their first live radio session for Mark Radcliffe, on his seminal Radio 5 show, Hit the North.
Oasis record their first demo proper, Live Demonstration, in Liverpool.
18 May 1993
The band play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow and Creation boss Alan McGee offers them a deal.
Oasis' future manager, Marcus Russell, arrives at Manchester venue The Hop and Grape with Johnny Marr to see the band play.
22 October 1993
Oasis sign to Creation for the UK and Sony for the rest of the world.
Recording sessions in Liverpool produce "Supersonic".
18 February 1994
The band, minus Noel, are incarcerated in Holland for kicking off on a ferry.
Oasis make their debut TV appearance, playing the cult Channel 4 series, The World.
11 April 1994
First single 'Supersonic' released by Creation via Sony. It reaches No. 31 in the British singles chart.
26 June 1994
The band play the Glastonbury festival's NME stage. Here Liam asks the crowd. "Are you gonna wake up, then, for some real songs?"
2 July 1994
Follow-up 'Shakermaker' reaches the Top 20, as their appearance at the Heineken Music Festival in Preston's Avenham Park sees Melody Maker dub them the 'next big thing'.
8 August 1994
'Live Forever', their first Top 10 single, is released.
29 August 1994
Oasis's debut album 'Definitely Maybe' released. It takes Oasis to the No. 1 slot in the British album charts. It is the fastest-selling debut of all time.
23 September 1994
Oasis play their first date of their slightly shaky first American tour.
An affray at Newcastle sees Oasis cut their set short after a stage invader punches Noel in the eye.
10 October 1994
'Cigarettes And Alcohol' released.
19 December 1994
Christmas single 'Whatever' released, and the following month becomes their first Top 3 entry.
23 January 1995
Oasis win Best Band, Best New Band, and Best Single for "Live Forever" at NME Brat awards.
28 February 1995
Oasis collect a Brit Award for Best Newcomers but are overshadowed by Blur.
"Live Forever" is at the top of the American college charts, and Definitely Maybe has sold over 220,000 copies.
'Some Might Say' enters the charts at Number 1, just as the split with Tony McCarroll is announced. Alan White takes over as drummer.
8 May 1995
Oasis enter the Rockfield Studios to record their second album.
23 June 1995
Oasis headline the Glastonbury Festival on Bonehead's 30th birthday. Robbie Williams from Take That joins Oasis onstage.
14 August 1995
'Roll With It' released in competition with Blur's 'Country House', which beats it to Number 1 the following week.
3 September 1995
BBC Radio One FM broadcast a documentary on the band.
5 September 1995
Noel records 'Come Together' with Pauls Weller and McCartney as the Smokin' Mojo Filters for the War Child appeal.
Guigsy retires through nervous exhaustion: replaced by Scott McLeod from local band the Ya-Yas.
2 October 1995
Second album '(What's The Story) Morning Glory' released. It displaces Mariah Carey at Number 1 a week later.
17 October 1995
Temporary bassist Scott McLeod leaves the band in the middle of the American tour.
30 October 1995
Single 'Wonderwall' released, rising to Number 2.
4 & 5 November 1995
Oasis plays the biggest indoor concerts ever held in the UK at Earls Court, London.
"Wonderwall" enters the Billboard charts in America at No. 21, Definitely Maybe has now sold in excess of 500,000 copies.
19 February 1996
Oasis scoop three Brit awards: Best Band, Best Album (for 'Morning Glory') and Best Video (for 'Wonderwall').
19 February 1996
Chart-topping single 'Don't Look Back In Anger' released.
20 April 1996
'Don't Look Back In Anger' certified platinum (600,000 sales) in UK.
27 & 28 April 1996
Two shows at Manchester City's Maine Road ground are recorded for possible future release.
11 May 1996
Noel declines an Ivor Novello songwriting award as he had been co-nominated with rivals Blur.
Oasis plays giant UK dates at Knebworth and Loch Lomond.