This Footage Of An 18-Year-Old Pete Doherty Queuing For An Oasis Album Will Make You Nostalgic For 90s Britain

Like all of us, he thought Be Here Now - and Britain - was destined for greatness

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As a few news outlets and probably more than one pub bore have pointed out this week, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Oasis's third album Be Here Now.

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Given the record's reputation for sounding like a bag of cocaine shouting at you over a speaker turned up to 11, this may not seem like a particularly significant landmark in British music history. But the Gallagher brothers were at the peak of their fame at that time, and everyone wanted to get their hands on that album - it was probably the last time the nation was united in excitement about music, rather than iPhones or political disaster.

Anyway – the most amusing and vivid celebration of this fact has arrived on Twitter courtesy of music consultant Lee Thompson, who has unearthed footage of one pasty 18-year-old known – or rather not known at the time – as Pete Doherty, queuing to get his hands on a copy.

Doherty, of course, would go on to form the Libertines and make as good a stab as anyone at taking Oasis's place at the peak of British rock music, before dating Kate Moss and becoming tabloid fodder over his addiction to heroin.

At the time, though, he was just another cocky teenager waiting to get his hands on an Oasis album, quietly and sweetly assured Britain is a cool, forward-thinking place still making waves in popular culture around the world.

How things have changed.