This is one of those unbelievable overnight success stories that somehow actually managed to happen in the music industry.
In late 1992, five guys hitchhiked from Manchester with a now-forgotten band called 18 Wheeler 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.” 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 were on their way to a major record deal.