Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" Tele on eBay!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mike-Oldfield-Original-1967-Fender-Telecaster-Guitar_W0QQitemZ7411532457QQcategoryZ33039QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

"This guitar is the original 1967 Fender Telecaster used by Mike Oldfield and was the only electric guitar sound source on his breakthrough Tubular Bells debut LP.

The guitar was formerly owned by Marc Bolan, it was originally white, has had refins and was then stripped to natural.

The middle pickup is a Bill Lawrence, routed and fitted by Mike Oldfield and his father in their garden shed."

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Is Mike Oldfield that much of a draw? he was only ever known for 1 album, which i think was re-recorded 3 times?? was there a tubby 1 , 2 and 3? £7k and no reserve met!! i think the Bolan connection should vamp it up more than the Oldfield connection, Bolan was a very good guitar player too, and he was more than a half hit wonder.

'Batten down the hatches, incoming'.

Would I be crazy if I thought there was a 15,000 reserve? Double or nothing 1b?

OK, double or nothing. Next time, I can't spit :P :P :P

Having grown up with the hairy-faced mong most my life, I can't describe Oldfield as a "one-hit wonder". Tubby spent a gazillion years on top of the 33rpm charts, until knocked off by "Hergest Ridge". Then "Ommadawn" shifted a fair amount of PVC. He earned so much, he got a haircut and even got single chart success (with utterly hideous gunk - even by 80s standards).

I'm not kissing his butt, but he did more than just clang some metal pipes. I'll swap my career for his; put it that way.

Let's not forget his Moonlight Shadow or his Blue Peter!

Both were hit singles back in the day.

1bassleft wrote:
OK, double or nothing. Next time, I can't spit :P :P :P

Having grown up with the hairy-faced mong most my life, I can't describe Oldfield as a "one-hit wonder". Tubby spent a gazillion years on top of the 33rpm charts, until knocked off by "Hergest Ridge". Then "Ommadawn" shifted a fair amount of PVC. He earned so much, he got a haircut and even got single chart success (with utterly hideous gunk - even by 80s standards).

I'm not kissing his butt, but he did more than just clang some metal pipes. I'll swap my career for his; put it that way.

When i say 1 hit wonder, i mean everything he ever did revolved around those lumps of tuned pipes, it all sounded the same, his music is like slices of corned beef, every slice although different, looks the same.

But every slice of corned beef is as delicious as the first.

Michael wrote:
But every slice of corned beef is as delicious as the first.

Unless of course it is Argentinian, we have long memories...

:lol: A few Aussies over there said it's hard to get a good steak. In the UK that is. Of course it would never compare to ours here, but I didn't think it would be that bad.

A few Brits in London are wondering if Aussies can serve a pint properly yet :lol:

Sorry to disagree, Lee, and certainly over a subject like Mike Oldfield, but I think you're wrong. "Tubbles" sticks in the brain because of its HYOOGE success, and people kindof think that's all he did. Fact is, 99% of "artistes" would settle for a career built on his non-Tubble sales. Sure, "Hergest Ridge" and "Ommadawn" had 25 minute songs, but who didn't in the 70s?

OK, I know you have an answer - Stones, of course. But the hairy'un shifted considerable plastic and still managed to get single success with (as glw mentions) some truly ghastly cack that suited the 80s very nicely. I would still, without pausing, drop my street-cred (as considered by maybe three people) and swap careers.

I must admit, i really dislike Mike Oldfield and tubular bells, it was the pretentious
'Electric Guitar'
'Bass guitar'
'Tubular Bells'
statements going through the track, the whole album was almost as bad as Geoff Waynes 'War of the Worlds' which has recently sold a few more copies. Brilliant remake of the film though.

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