Michael Gordon "Mike" Oldfield (born 15 May 1953, Reading,
Berkshire) is an English multi-instrumentalist musician and composer,
working a style that blends progressive rock, folk, ethnic or world
music, classical music, electronic music, New Age, and more recently,
dance. His music is often elaborate and complex in nature. He is best
known for his hit 1973 album Tubular Bells, which launched Virgin Records, and for his 1983 hit single "Moonlight Shadow".