Sad news for Oldfield fans. Speculation had been rife that the British musician best known for his album Tubular Bells, will announce his retirement from music, at age 67, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 30/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a musician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician-composer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouMike was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouMike.”
— @DesireePlum, 29 Oct 2020
“I thought Mike Oldfield retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 29 Oct 2020
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