Dave Rogers Indie Timeline

  • The smiths

    mancherster band, Morrissey the vocals and guitarist Johnny Marr, signed to an independent label Rough Trade Records, Warner bros and Sire. released four studio albums, the band ended 1987, known as depressing and music related to the real world (reality) about hard times and mine workers put out of work. the smiths performed on top of the pops in 1989.
  • Stone Roses

    manchester band, The band released their debut album, The Stone Roses, in 1989. The album was a breakthrough success for the band. their current record label Silvertone would not let them out of their contract, which led to a long legal battle that culminated with the band signing with Geffen Records in 1991, and then releasing their second album Second (Coming in) 1994.
  • Blur

    London band, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995) inspired by the smiths. rivalry with Oasis, Blur signed by food records in March, 1990
  • Oasis

    Manchester band, 2 Brothers Noal and Liam Gallagher, rivelry with Blur, nominated for three Grammy Awards. Its members were signed to independent record label Creation Records and afterwards released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994. The following year, the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) Noal and the group had an argument about doing a reggae song (Wonderwall) and it became a big hit. the biggests gig Oasis did is the knebworth gig in 1966.