Musician known for his complex works. He blended genres such as progressive rock with world and folk music.
His most famous album was "Tubular Bells" from 1973 and was the first album launched by Virgin Records. The title track became a bestselling single in both the UK and US.
His 1983 hit 'Moonlight Shadow' featured Scottish singer
He married and divorced three times and has seven children. His sister Sally and brother Terry were successful musicians in their own right and worked with him on several of his albums.
His "Tubular Bells" was used in 1973 as the title track to "The Exorcist," starring Linda Blair.