Mike Oldfield

Mike Oldfield



Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English musician and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age music. His biggest commercial success is the 1973 album Tubular Bells – which launched Virgin Records and became a hit in America after its opening was used as the theme for the film The Exorcist. He recorded the 1983 hit single "Moonlight Shadow"[1] and a rendition of the Christmas piece "In Dulci Jubilo".

Oldfield has released more than 20 albums with the most recent being a sequel to his 1975 album Ommadawn titled Return to Ommadawn. It was released on 20 January 2017.



Return To Ommadawn
Return To Ommadawn is a song by musical artist Mike Oldfield, released on June 9, 2017.
Moonlight Shadow
"Moonlight Shadow" is a song written and performed by English multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield, released as a single in May 1983 by Virgin Records, and included in the album Crises of the same year.
Tubular bells
Tubular bells are musical instruments in the percussion family.
Hergest Ridge
Hergest Ridge is the second record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1974 on Virgin Records.

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Popular Albums56

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Popular Songs50

Popular Live Albums8

Song Appearances & References4

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Musical Groups2

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TV Shows2

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Spotify - Albums & Singles118


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Mike Oldfield
  –  March 29, 2018
THE most important and influential is Mike Oldfield’s classic and timeless Tubular Bells ... was left unemployed for a while and after a less than successful spell as a guitarist for the musical, Hair, he joined the unpromisingly-named Arthur Lewis ...
Mike Oldfield
  –  March 29, 2018
THE most important and influential is Mike Oldfield’s classic and timeless Tubular Bells ... That was the first time I had ever seen or heard a long piece of music. It was about 25 or 30 minutes long with all sorts of different styles and musicians ...
Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story
  –  March 9, 2018
First things first: yes, it’s the music from The Exorcist. But Tubular Bells, which celebrates its 40th anniversary ... It’s a perfect reflection of Mike Oldfield. Broken by a difficult adolescence, he recorded his magnum opus as a teenager in Richard ...
Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater Makes Exclusive Southern California Appearance
  –  April 2, 2018
Victoria (2017) is choreographed by Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano to music by Michael Gordon. A new production of Mass (2004/2017) is choreographed by Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle to the music of John Mackey. Two works new to ...
Michael Gordon, former Husker Alex Gordon's dad, dies at 63
  –  February 17, 2018
Services will be held Sunday in Lincoln for Michael Gordon, father of Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon. Gordon, 63, passed away Wednesday in Lincoln. Gordon had worked as a sales manager for K&Z Distributing and Coca-Cola for many years.
Vale Michael Gordon
  –  February 4, 2018
If you have not already heard, I am sorry to inform you of the death of Michael Gordon. He was, up until late last year, a senior journalist with the Age Newspaper. His last assignment was as their political editor covering politics in Canberra. Michael ...
Journalist Michael Gordon dies during swim aged 62
  –  February 3, 2018
The 62-year-old Fairfax writer was pulled from the water and brought to shore at Cowes about 10.30am Saturday but died at the scene despite efforts to revive him, The Age reported. Gordon won a Walkley Award - one of the profession's highest accolades ...
Veteran Fairfax journalist Michael Gordon dies aged 62
  –  February 3, 2018
Gordon won a Walkley Award in 2017 for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism He suffered from a heart attack while taking part in an ocean swim Gordon left The Age after 37 years at the paper Gordon was taking part in an ocean swim on Phillip Island ...
The Age journalist Michael Gordon dies at 62 after suspected heart attack
  –  February 3, 2018
Michael Gordon – a long-serving Fairfax journalist who in November took home the Outstanding Contribution to Journalism Award at the 62nd Annual Walkley Awards – has passed away at the age of 62. According to The Age he was participating in an ocean ...

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