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||Posted: Nov. 27 2006, 19:37
Oldfield to donate autobiography money
ROCK GUITARIST MIKE Oldfield, who is writing his autobiography for Virgin, has announced that he will donate all proceeds from the book for the first two years to the mental health charity SANE. On publication he will also auction the guitar that was used on his classic Seventies album Tubular Bells, in aid of the charity.
The phenomenal success of Tubular Bells led to mental health problems for Oldfield who commented: “For some time I have wanted to tell my story, particularly the dark and difficult times I went through when I was making my early albums. This book is my way of off-loading the past, and I hope it will help others as they face up to challenges in their lives.”
Virgin will publish Changeling: The Autobiography of Mike Oldfield in May 2007.