ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

Ah, lovely October...

October 1999

The world reels with shock as Liam‘s solo album ‘This Is A Record By Me’ turns out to be a masterpiece, a combination of ‘Pet Sounds’, ‘Revolver’ and ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’. His debut solo gig at Wembley Stadium sells out within hours but is cancelled at the last minute when Noel tells him to. All copies of his album disappear from the shops after Noel allegedly tells him to go and buy them all back…

Tupac Shakur releases a new album, makes a new film and produces a new hopeful crew of young rappers, despite being dead. “It’s stuff that he did just before he got shot,” according to his record company…

Robbie Williams announces that he will make his big-screen debut in James Cameron‘s Titanic 2000: The Revenge, starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger as the psycho-cyborg from the future sent back in time to blow up the iceberg. Williams will play the cheeky-chappy Northern ship’s entertainer. Asked if he was a fan, Arnold said: “I luffed him in Mork & Mindy“…

Paul Weller plays a charity gig that will definitely be the last of the year. Noel joins him to play two acoustic songs…