Mike Oldfield

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Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is a British musician, songwriter, and producer best known for his debut studio album Tubular Bells (1973), which became an unexpected critical and commercial success. He is regarded as one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists of all time. Though primarily a guitarist, Oldfield plays a range of instruments, which includes keyboards, percussion, and vocals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mike Oldfield has received more than 3,021,797 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Mike Oldfield is the 103rd most popular musician (down from 99th in 2019), the 455th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 458th in 2019) and the 29th most popular 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 103 out of 2,662Before him are Gary Moore, Ludovico Einaudi, Glenn Miller, Bill Evans, Paul Mauriat, and Nat King Cole. After him are Henryk Wieniawski, Buddy Holly, Fernando Sor, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Nadia Boulanger, and Lady Gaga.

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Among people born in 1953, Mike Oldfield ranks 21Before him are Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Richard Stallman, Benazir Bhutto, Tony Blair, Thomas Bach, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen. After him are Hulk Hogan, Jim Jarmusch, Teresa Teng, Nigel Mansell, Carlos Queiroz, and Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mike Oldfield ranks 455 out of 7,765Before him are Charles Dance (1946), Morrissey (1959), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Robert Plant (1948), and William Shockley (1910). After him are Tony Scott (1944), James Callaghan (1912), William Kidd (1645), Mary Anning (1799), Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), and John Knox (1514).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Mike Oldfield ranks 29Before him are Syd Barrett (1946), Jon Lord (1941), Robert Fripp (1946), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), and Gary Moore (1952). After him are John Bonham (1948), Ronnie Wood (1947), John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), Bill Wyman (1936), and Stuart Sutcliffe (1940).

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