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Rixton storm to the top of the charts with debut single

Rixton backstage at the Capital FM Summertime Ball, Wembley Stadium, London. Credit: PA

North West boyband Rixton stormed to the top of the singles chart with their first record - a moment that will be forever etched in their memories and on their skin after promising fans to mark the occasion with a tattoo.

The foursome, made up of Frontman Jake Roche, Charley Bagnall on guitar, Danny Wilkin on bass and keyboard and Lewi Morgan on drums, will each get an inking of a broken heart tonight, after learning their pop song Me And My Broken Heart reached number one.

While Jake is getting his on his bicep and Charley's will be etched on his rib, a nervous Lewi will get his marking on his thumb, while Danny hopes to hide his from his parents by having it done on his thigh.

Jake, the son of Blackpool TV presenter and singer with the The Nolans, Coleen Nolan, and actor Shane Ritchie told "Being Number One is probably the biggest thing ever that has happened to us in our lives.

"And it means a lot because it's in our home country, and that's something that's been the main goal for us, to really make an impact. It's a dream. Thank you to everyone who has bought it for your support."

The boyband knocked It's My Birthday by FT Cody Wise off the chart summit after just one week on top, while by Ariana Grande FT Iggy Azalea is a non-mover at number two.

Jake on stage.

Jake and his celebrity family have been tweeting about the good news since it was announced.

Jake on stage in California.

Oscar-winning director Ron Howard to make Beatles' film

Oscar-winning director Ron Howard is to make a new documentary chronicling the early part of The Beatles' career, with the full support of the band and their families.

The Fab Four Credit: PA

His film will focus on the period from their days performing in Liverpool's Cavern Club and their Hamburg residency up to their final paying concert in San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966.

Howard - who picked up an Academy Award for A Beautiful Mind - will cover what are known as "the touring years" in his film. After the Candlestick Park show, the Fab Four concentrated on the studio, playing publicly on only one other occasion with their rooftop gig in 1969 at their Savile Row HQ in London.

Ron Howard Credit: PA

The new film is being made with the "full cooperation" of Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison - Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.

Howard said he was "excited and honoured" to be working "on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964".


Liam Gallagher tweets spark reunion rumours

Former Oasis frontman sparks reunion rumours Credit: PA

Bookmakers have suspended odds of Oasis headlining this years’ Glastonbury festival after a number of tweets from Liam Gallagher.

The Burnage-born frontman spelled out ‘Oasis’ in five separate posts at around 8pm last night.

Ladbrokes suspended betting on the band reforming, saying: “Liam Gallagher’s decision to indulge in some spelling has seen the odds on #Oasis headlining the Saturday at #Glasto suspended.”

Meet Elsa - the unknown inspiration for one of Supersonic's best known lyrics

Elsa's owner was the sound engineer on Supersonic. Credit: Scott family/ITV News

"I know a girl called Elsa, she's into Alka-Seltzer" - the inspiration for that famous line from Supersonic was a Rottweiler that belonged to Manchester sound engineer Dave Scott.

Dave was in the studio when Noel Gallagher was writing the song.

Sadly Elsa died some years ago but the Scott family remain proud of their beloved pet's role in Oasis history.

Noel says he wrote Supersonic in ten minutes and it's his favourite Oasis song.

It reached Number 31 in the charts in April 1994.


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Exhibition marks 20 years since debut Oasis release

An exhibition will open at the Londonewcastle Project Space today to mark 20 years since the release of the debut Oasis single Supersonic, which came out on 11th April 1994.

The song was written by Noel Gallagher and appears on the album Definitely Maybe.

Fans have also been posting on social media to show their excitement at the event in east London.

Dario Muñoz said on the Oasis Facebook Fan Page: "Emotional memories" with Aaron Bennett saying "Soundtrack of some awesome years."

Chasing the Sun: Oasis 1993-97 is at Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London E2, from 11-22 April

Liam Gallagher tells fans 'don't buy' remastered album

Former frontman of Oasis, Liam Gallagher, has told fans to boycott the reissue of 'Definitely Maybe'.

Last week, Oasis announced that they would be releasing a remastered version of the album to mark its 20th anniversary.

But over the weekend, Liam Gallagher told his twitter followers 'don't buy it'.

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