Mike Oldfield

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Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is a British musician, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter best known for his debut studio album Tubular Bells (1973), which became an unexpected critical and commercial success and propelled him to worldwide fame. Though primarily a guitarist, Oldfield is known for playing a range of instruments, which includes keyboards and percussion, and doing vocals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mike Oldfield has received more than 2,710,007 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Mike Oldfield is the 99th most popular musician (up from 113th in 2019), the 459th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 474th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular British Musician.

Mike Oldfield is most famous for his album Tubular Bells, which was the soundtrack to the 1973 horror film The Exorcist.

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Among musicians, Mike Oldfield ranks 99 out of 2,675Before him are John Dowland, Sid Vicious, Victor Borge, Gary Moore, Charlie Watts, and Hans von Bülow. After him are Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Buddy Holly, Gheorghe Zamfir, Paul Mauriat, Glenn Miller, and Andrés Segovia.

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Among people born in 1953, Mike Oldfield ranks 17Before him are Richard Stallman, Isabelle Huppert, Richard Clayderman, Tony Blair, Jim Jarmusch, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. After him are Paul Allen, John Malkovich, Hulk Hogan, Teresa Teng, Peter Stormare, and Nigel Mansell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mike Oldfield ranks 459 out of 6,924Before him are Roger Penrose (1931), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Æthelflæd (869), Edward the Confessor (1003), Donald Winnicott (1896), and Thomas Bayes (1702). After him are John le Carré (1931), Graham Hill (1929), John Smith (1580), Morrissey (1959), Donald Pleasence (1919), and John Hicks (1904).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Mike Oldfield ranks 32Before him are Angus Young (1955), Robert Fripp (1946), John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), Gary Moore (1952), and Charlie Watts (1941). After him are John Bonham (1948), Tony Iommi (1948), Chris Slade (1946), Malcolm Young (1953), George Martin (1926), and Nick Mason (1944).

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