OLDFIELD, Michael. British, b. 1950. Genres: Writing/Journalism. Career: Middlesex Advertiser, Uxbridge, England, journalist, 196770; Melody Maker, London, England, journalist, 1970-78, editor, 1980-84; Daily Mail, London, journalist, 1978-80; free-lance journalist, 1984-. Publications: Dire Straits, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1984. Born in the U.K., W. H. Allen, 1988. Address: 7 Highlever Rd, London W10 6PP, England.