Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Never Mind The Tubular Bells

Virgin Records will be 40 this month, as will Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, the first release on Branson's label.

The historic Oldfield/Branson/Bells happening has been well documented in the past but here's a kind of definitive version of events as published in guardian.co.uk's "How We Made" series this week.

How we made: Richard Branson and Mike Oldfield on Tubular Bells

..and just out of interest here's the tile track of the first Gong release on Virgin, which was actually released the same day as Tubular Bells, yet with the serial number V2002 came in a close second . .