Incredible story of how Japanese tourist captured Oasis' famous King Tut's gig in 1993

Thirty years ago, an unknown Manchester group called Oasis turned up uninvited at King Tut's right here in Glasgow and sparked a 1990s rock and roll revolution.

On Monday, May 31, 1993, the now iconic band played in front of barely 60 souls at the bottom of a bill they weren't even supposed to be a part of and managed to steal the show.

Creation Records mogul Alan McGee, who had turned up uncharacteristically early that evening, was so blown away by the band's raucous performance he offered them a record deal on the spot.

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After the gig, a drunken Alan McGee got back to his hotel at Sauchiehall Street and began raving down the phone lines to Creation colleagues declaring that he'd just discovered the greatest rock and roll band in years.

It was a landmark moment in UK pop history that would lead to Oasis headlining two nights at Knebworth in front of a quarter of a million people within just three years.

Incredibly, while there are no known photographs of Oasis at King Tut's that evening, there is a roll of grainy video footage.

It's understood it was captured by a Japanese tourist who had simply wished to sample a little bit of Glasgow's famous gig energy for themselves.

The footage, which has never been released in full, appeared as a short clip in the 2016 Oasis film documentary Supersonic. It shows the band running through their songs Bring It On Down and Up In The Sky, both of which would appear on their all-conquering debut album Definitely Maybe a little over a year later.

The other two songs the band played that night were Rock and Roll Star and their cover of I Am The Walrus by The Beatles. The short four-song set was met with a smattering of applause, yet it would change British music forever.

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In the clip, which is available to watch on YouTube, Alan McGee explains that the Japanese tourist sent him a copy of the tape after Oasis made it big.

He says: "It was like me and my sister and some Japanese tourist, who, y'know, happened to send me a video of it two years later when they realised what they actually had on tape."

The rare clip of Oasis playing King Tut's in May 1993 can be viewed here. Hopefully one day, the full show will be made available.