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Mike Oldfield Brief Biography
Born in Reading, Berkshire, on May 15th, 1953, Mike Oldfield is one of the most gifted musical talents to have come out of the UK in the past 40 years. From a gifted musical family, Mike's sister Sally is a folk singer, and brother Terry is a composer.
Beginning in folk music, Mike Oldfield was the precocious teenage genius of rock, when, in 1973, his instrumental masterpiece 'Tubular Bells' really helped Richard Branson's Virgin empire take shape. A shy but intense soul, Mike Oldfield subsequently had problems coping with the adulation he received at such a young age.
Best remembered for 'Tubular Bells', Oldfield has produced some fine work since, but proving himself to be an insanely gifted multi-instrumentalist, so early in a career, left him with a lot to live up to. So has been the fate of Mike Oldfield.
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