This is one of those unbelievable overnight success stories that somehow manage to happen in the music industry.
In late 1992, five guys hitchhiked from Manchester up with another now-forgotten band to a club called King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut in Glasgow. The legend goes that they told the manager that they wouldn’t leave until they were given a chance to play onstage. The legend says there were threats of violence and arson, but whatever.
Wanting to go home at some point that night and not feeling like fighting with these yobs, he sighed and said “Okay. Go play. Just don’t cause any trouble or I’ll have someone cave your head in.” Talk about lucky, though. In the audience was Alan McGee, the head of Creation Records.
Within days of that unbilled, spontaneous gig in Glasgow, Oasis had an agent, a manager, and on their way to a major record deal and world domination.