Mike Oldfield

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by Mike Oldfield

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Michael Gordon Oldfield, 15 May 1953, Reading, Berkshire, England. Multi-instrumentalist Oldfield will forever be associated with a piece of symphonic-length music he wrote before his 20th birthday. Tubular Bells, released in 1973, topped the UK album chart and went on to become a worldwide bestseller. Oldfield began his career providing acoustic guitar accompaniment to folk songs sung by his older sister, Sally Oldfield, who would often appear in Reading’s pubs and clubs with Marianne... Read more

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progressive rock
new age
instrumental
electronic
ambient
rock
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