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Noel Gallagher was raised with his two brothers in Burnage, a working class area of Manchester in the 1970s by a loving mother and sometimes-violent father who separated when he was a teenager. The connections between Noel Gallagher and wellbeing are certainly not obvious. In 2012 Gallagher, the 'elder statesman' of British guitar music, was awarded the prestigious Godlike Genius Award by the UK musical periodical, the New Musical Express. Whilst social and cultural relationalities were forged by Gallagher to the public, significant geographical relationalities underpinned these processes. Love is an underlying emotion, and sometimes a theme, in Gallagher's music. He has explained when pressed that he thinks love exists in everyone, and that he believes in love more than religion. Recent years have witnessed a distinct 'relational turn' across the social sciences. In human geography, at one level relational analysis has focused on the spatial networking of people and things.