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No-el way Noel Gallagher reveals his mother Peggy refused to let him buy her a house

The one thing she requested was we had a garden gate which was really squeaky and she said, ‘If you could just change the gate.’

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Noel Gallagher (Mike Egerton/PA)

Noel Gallagher (Mike Egerton/PA)

Noel Gallagher (Mike Egerton/PA)

Noel Gallagher has revealed that his Irish mother refused to let him buy her a house.

The Oasis musician (53) grew up in Manchester with his brothers, Liam and Paul, but his mother Peggy originally hails from Co. Mayo.

Speaking on The Late Late Show on Friday, Noel revealed that his mum wouldn’t let her rockstar sons buy her a new house and instead asked for a new gate for her garden.

He explained: “We offered to buy her a house but where we're from in Manchester, she’s got seven sisters and about five of them live about a 15-minute walk from each other so she wasn’t going to move.

“The one thing she requested was we had a garden gate which was really squeaky and she said, ‘If you could just change the gate.’

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Family portrait of the Gallagher family in the mid 1970s, from left to right, Noel, Paul, Liam and Mum Peggy Gallagher

Family portrait of the Gallagher family in the mid 1970s, from left to right, Noel, Paul, Liam and Mum Peggy Gallagher

Family portrait of the Gallagher family in the mid 1970s, from left to right, Noel, Paul, Liam and Mum Peggy Gallagher

“We bought her a brand-new gate with a gold number 5 on it and she was happy as Larry after that.

“She just wanted that and £100,000 a month,” he joked.

The singer also told Tubs that Peggy had bought him his first guitar from a Kay’s catalogue and laughed that she still gets emotional seeing him play.

He said: “She’s one of those mothers that’s like... the last time I was playing in Manchester I said to her, ‘I’m playing in town tonight, do you want to come?’ and she said, ‘Oh no, sure I’d only cry.’

“I was obsessed with music and from the moment I got the guitar, it just became a lifelong obsession. I was playing it every day, which has continued all the way into my fifties now.

“I don’t think she ever accepted that we were in a band or any good until she saw us on Top of the Pops and then she said, ‘Oh, is this what you’re doing?’

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“I often wonder how life would have turned out had she not bought me a guitar,” he added.

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