In the week that the nation has been following the strained relationship
between Liam and Noel and the on-off status of Oasis, the Diary attempts
to bring a little comfort. Our message to you is that the spirit of the
Gallagher brothers will always live on - in advertising’s very own
sibling duo, Maurice and Charles Saatchi.
The Saatchis, like Liam and Noel, are also brothers who work (or used to
work) closely together in the same line of business and enjoy an often
They, too, have a North London connection. Just as Liam has set up a
love nest with Patsy in St John’s Wood, so Charles is often to be seen
frequenting the very same neighbourhood to visit his art gallery.
But there’s more. Besides the fact that both the Saatchis and the
Gallaghers are rich and have found success in their chosen professions,
their taste in cars is also eerily similar. Liam, the Sun reported
recently, has acquired a Rolls Royce, while Maurice has a Bentley (well,
they’re both big posh cars, aren’t they?).
We could go on...Liam and Noel have had numerous honours bestowed upon
them but, hey, Maurice has been made a Lord. Indeed, the fabled surname
of the musical brothers lives on in the owners of one of the Saatchis’
key accounts, Silk Cut.
Several Oasis songs could now even be effortlessly re-recorded by
Maurice and Charles. Our sources tell us the two are planning a cover of
the number one hit, Don’t Look Back in Anger, with special lyrics
referring to their inglorious exit from Charlotte Street.
So, toss aside those hankies and show a little loyalty to the profession
that pays your wages. Who cares if Liam and Noel carry on feuding -
hoorah for M&C.