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Encyclopedia > Thomas Dolby
Thomas Dolby
Dolby in 2006
Dolby in 2006
Background information
Birth name Thomas Morgan Robertson
Born October 14, 1958, London
Genre(s) Synth pop
Pop/rock
New wave
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter,
Musician,
Record Producer
Instrument(s) Keyboards, Synthesisers, Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1982 - present
Label(s) Capitol Records
Virgin
Website http://www.thomasdolby.com/

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Contents

Life and career

Thomas was born in London (and not in Cairo, as his early biography from EMI suggested). [citation needed] His father, Martin Robertson, was an internationally-distinguished professor of classical Greek art and archaeology at the University of London and Oxford University, and in his youth Thomas lived in Greece, Italy, and France. Dolby married actress Kathleen Beller in 1988; the couple have three children together. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Nickname: Egypt: Site of Cairo (top center) Coordinates: , Government  - Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area  - City 214 km²  (82. ... The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... The University of London is a university based primarily in London. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Kathleen Beller (born February 19, 1956, in Westchester, New York, USA) is an actress nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Promises in the Dark (1979). ...


Stage name

Thomas Dolby
Thomas Dolby

The "Dolby" nickname comes from the name Dolby Laboratories, and was given to him by school friends due to his seemingly inseparable relationship with his cassette machine. Dolby Laboratories was reportedly very displeased with Robertson using the company name as his own stage name and sued him, trying to stop him from using the name Dolby entirely. Eventually, the case was settled out of court and it was agreed that he would refrain from using the word Dolby in any context other than with the name Thomas. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3456 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3456 pixel, file size: 1. ... Dolby Laboratories, Incorporated (Dolby Labs) is a company specializing in audio compression and reproduction. ... Dolby Laboratories, Inc. ...


Musical background

Dolby is associated with Synthpop, a form of pop music incorporating electronic instruments. Most of Dolby's work covers a wide range of musical styles and moods distinct from the high-energy pop sound of his few, better known commercial successes. His most recognized song is "She Blinded Me With Science" with sound samples from Magnus Pyke, although he describes this track as his least favorite. The song reached #5 on the USA Hot 100. It was featured very shortly in the "Treehouse of Horror XIV" episode of The Simpsons, where Professor Frink was winning an award at a science convention. It was also sampled at a slower speed by the group Mobb Deep in the song Got it Twisted . This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... An electronic musical instrument is a musical instrument that produces its sounds using electronics. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... She Blinded Me With Science is a New Wave song by British musician Thomas Dolby, released in 1983. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Dr. Magnus Pyke (born in London, England on 29 December 1908; died in London on 19 October 1992) was a British scientist and media figure, who, although apparently quite eccentric, made an effort to explain science to a lay audience. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Professor John Nerdelbaum Frink, Jr. ... Mobb Deep are a hip hop duo which consists of rappers Havoc and Prodigy. ... Got it Twisted is a song by Mobb Deep. ...


Early in his career, he played keyboards with Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club and is credited on their debut album. Dolby played some synth parts on the Thompson Twins album Set. He is also the author of Lene Lovich's hit single "New Toy," and co-wrote "Magic's Wand" with Whodini. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Thompson Twins were an English New Wave/pop band normally associated with the 1980s. ... CD reissue of Lene Lovichs first album, Stateless. ... Whodini is a hip hop group formed in the 1980s, made up of Jalil Hutchins, Ecstasy (John Fletcher) and Grandmaster Dee (Drew Carter). ...


Perhaps his most popular side-gig was as keyboard player on Def Leppard's 1983 Pyromania album. Due to contractual problems (they did not share the same record label), Dolby appeared on Pyromania using the alias Booker T. Boffin. Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Pyromania is the third album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1983. ... A pseudonym (Greek pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons true name. ...


Dolby contributed the signature synthesizer sound on the track "Urgent" on Foreigner's 1981 album 4. On the same album he played the atmospheric synth intro to the mega-hit "Waiting For A Girl Like You". Urgent is the title of a 1981 song by prominent American Rock band Foreigner, from their album 4. ... Foreigner is a pop/rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, along with then unknown vocalist Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico). ... 4 is the fourth album by American rock band Foreigner, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Waiting for a Girl Like You is a song by Foreigner. ...


In 1985, Dolby appeared at the Grammy Awards, which was televised, along with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, and Howard Jones. All four musicians were big on the mid-1980s music scene, and they were also all keyboard and synthesizer experts. This performance can be found on YouTube. That same year, Dolby performed at the Live Aid concert in London as part of David Bowie's band. Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an Academy Award and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... Howard Jones (born John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955) is an English singer and songwriter that gained acclaim in the 1980s. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ...


Dolby continued to perform live in the late 80's and early 90's. He supported Depeche Mode in their Rose Bowl concert on June 18th, 1988. In 1990, he appeared in the huge charity concert performance of Roger Waters's rock opera "The Wall" in Berlin, organized by Roger Waters: he played keyboards in "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" (sung by Cyndi Lauper), and then played the Teacher's role in the sequence "The Trial". Depeche Mode are a band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex, England. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Another Brick in the Wall is the title of three songs set to variations of the same basic theme, on Pink Floyds 1979 concept album, The Wall, subtitled Part I, Part II, and Part III, respectively, all of which were written by Pink Floyds bassist and then- lead... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an iconic American Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ...


He appeared on-stage with the reunited Soft Boys in San Francisco on April 7, 2001 and played synthesizer on "You'll Have To Go Sideways", "Evil Guy" and Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine". "Evil Guy", from that evening's sound-check, wound up on the Soft Boys' 2002 EP Side Three. It was not the first time Dolby and members of the Soft Boys appeared on record together. Dolby played keyboards on Robyn Hitchcock's first solo album, Black Snake Diamond Role. Meanwhile Hitchcock appeared on Dolby's Flat Earth, performing the role of Keith on "White City." Soft Boys bassist Matthew Seligman recorded and toured with Dolby in the 1980s. The Soft Boys were an influential neo-psychedelic rock and roll band from Cambridge, England, formed in 1976 as Dennis and the Experts. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born March 3, 1953) is a singer-songwriter, psych folk artist, and occasional actor. ...


Dolby returned to his musical career in 2006, completing a string of small dates in California and a single mall opening in Boulder, Colorado before receptive crowds. He performed his first solo public show in 25 years at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, California on January 21, 2006, surprising the crowd who were there to see local band Notorious. He then launched an American tour, the Sole Inhabitant Tour, on April 12, 2006. The City of Boulder ( , Mountain Time Zone) is a home rule municipality located in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Founded 1776 Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...


Other interests

In 1993, Dolby established himself as a successful business entrepreneur after founding Beatnik Inc. (formerly Headspace), a technology company specializing in mobile phone audio file formats, such as polyphonic ringtones for mobile phones. [1] Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... An audio file format is a container format for storing audio data on a computer system. ... In music, the word texture is often used in a rather vague way in reference to the overall sound of a piece of music. ... A ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call. ...


While still remaining on the company board, Dolby stepped down from his position as CEO of Beatnik Inc. to pursue other technologically innovative interests, such as founding Retro Ringtones LLC in 2002, which produces the RetroFolio™ ringtone asset management software suite for companies involved in the mobile phone ringtone business. At the second annual Mobile Music Awards, Miami, Florida, in 2004 RetroFolio won "Best of Show" and "Best New Technology" awards. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... For other uses, see Miami (disambiguation). ...


Dolby's musical talents have also been put to use recently creating hundreds of digital polyphonic ringtones now found on mobile phones everywhere (including the polyphonic version of the infamous Nokia signature theme). He is often a major speaker at technology conferences such as Comdex, Websphere and Nokia. A digital system is one that uses discrete values (often electrical voltages), especially those representable as binary numbers, or non-numeric symbols such as letters or icons, for input, processing, transmission, storage, or display, rather than a continuous spectrum of values (ie, as in an analog system). ... Nokia Corporation (OMX: NOK1V, NYSE: NOK, FWB: NOA3) is an international communications company, focused on the key growth areas of wireline and wireless telecommunications. ... COMDEX (Computer Dealers Exhibition) was a computer expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada, each November from 1979 to 2003. ... WebSphere refers to a brand of proprietary IBM software products, although the term also popularly refers to one specific product: WebSphere Application Server (WAS). ...


He has also worked as a producer and a soundtrack composer for both films and video games, most notably the third installment of the CGI collection, the Mind's Eye (series). The song Hyperactive! is featured in the 2002 PlayStation 2 videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as part of the New Wave radio station Wave 103. Thomas Dolby also did the score for the SegaCD interactive movie "Double Switch". In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Minds Eye series consists of several art films rendered using computer-generated imagery of varying levels of sophistication. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... New Wave is a term that has been used to describe many developments in music, but is most commonly associated with a movement in Western popular music in the late 1970s and early 1980s inspired by the punk rock movement. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


In July 1998, Thomas received a Lifetime Achievement in Internet Music award from Yahoo! Internet Life. Yahoo! Internet Life was a monthly magazine published by Ziff-Davis, which licensed the name from Yahoo!, a well known search engine website. ...


Since 2001 Dolby has acted as Musical Director of The TED Conference [2], an annual event in Monterey California that attracts some of the world's foremost thinkers, inventors, and speakers. In this capacity he provides live musical introductions to sessions, sometimes with an eclectic TED House Band, as well as helping secure guest musicians and entertainers for the event.


New Material

In 2006, Thomas Dolby announced via his blog his intention to produce a new "live" concert CD and DVD covering the US leg of the "Sole Inhabitant Tour 2006". The CD represents a recording of two gigs played by Dolby at Martyrs in Chicago, while the DVD was filmed at the Berklee Performance Center at Berklee College of Music. Both the CD and DVD were released in November 2006, and are distributed through CD Baby and iTunes. Dolby autographed and numbered the first 1,000 copies of the CD and DVD. He has also been in recent discussions with EMI over a possible DVD-release of his back-catalog of music videos. [3] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit ÄŒeské Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... CD Baby is an online music store specializing in the sale of physical compact discs from independent musicians directly to consumers. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Thomas Dolby also announced a return to musical recording with the intended release of an independently produced and yet-to-be-named collection of new music in 2007. [4]


Thomas toured through out the months of November and December of 2006 with electronic musician BT. This tour included a version of "Airwaves" that BT added his own technique to, and one new song "Your Karma Hit My Dogma." Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1971 in Rockville, Maryland) is a trance musician, better known by his stage name, BT. He has been called the Father of Trance for his pioneering in the trance genre [1],[2] and Prince of Dance Music for his multi-instrumentalist skills [3], and...


Discography

Studio albums

Compilations The Golden Age of Wireless is a 1982 album by Synthpop pioneer Thomas Dolby. ... The Flat Earth is Thomas Dolbys followup LP to The Golden Age of Wireless. ... Aliens Ate My Buick is the third studio album released by New Wave/Synth-pop artist Thomas Dolby. ...

  • Retrospectacle: The Best of Thomas Dolby (1994)
  • 12x12 Original Remixes (1999)
  • Forty: Live Limited Edition (2001)
  • The Sole Inhabitant (live concert CD & DVD) (2006)
  • Live in Chicago (live concert DVD) (2007)

EP's

Soundtracks Blinded By Science was a successful 1983 EP by new wave/synth pop artist Thomas Dolby, made up of extended 12 single versions of songs from the 1982 album The Golden Age of Wireless. ... François Kevorkian François Kevorkian, alias François K, (born January 10, 1954) is a French-born US DJ, remixer, producer and record label owner. ... CD reissue of Lene Lovichs first album, Stateless. ... George Clinton (born July 22, 1940) is an American musician and the principal architect of P-Funk. ...

  • (as Dolby's Cube) Howard The Duck Soundtrack (tracks) (1986)
  • Music From The Film 'Gothic' (1987)
  • "The Mirror Song" (from Toys soundtrack) (1992)
  • The Dark Eye (inSCAPE) (1995)

Singles

Year Song UK singles US Hot 100 US MSR US Dance Album
1981 "Europa And The Pirate Twins"1 48 67 37 - The Golden Age Of Wireless
1982 "Windpower" 31 - - - The Golden Age Of Wireless
1982 "She Blinded Me With Science"1 49 5 6 3 The Golden Age Of Wireless
1983 "One Of Our Submarines" - - 17 - The Golden Age Of Wireless
1984 "Hyperactive!"² 17 62 - - The Flat Earth
1984 "I Scare Myself" 46 - - - The Flat Earth
1984 "Dissidents" 90 - - 17 The Flat Earth
1988 "Airhead" 53 - - 6 Aliens Ate My Buick
1989 "Hot Sauce" 80 - - - Aliens Ate My Buick
1992 "Close But No Cigar" 22 - - - Astronauts & Heretics
1992 "I Love You Goodbye" 36 - - - Astronauts & Heretics
1992 "Silk Pyjamas" 62 - - - Astronauts & Heretics
  • 1 1983 releases in US
  • ² Re-released in UK in 1994; peaked at #23

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Collaborations and connections

The following artists have worked with Thomas Dolby:

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Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born March 3, 1953) is a singer-songwriter, psych folk artist, and occasional actor. ... François Kevorkian François Kevorkian, alias François K, (born January 10, 1954) is a French-born US DJ, remixer, producer and record label owner. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Chris Braide (born 6 February 1973 in Cheshire) is a British singer, songwriter, record producer and music publisher. ... Malcolm McLaren (born Malcolm Robert Andrew Edwards, 22 January 1946, in London) is an English impresario, musician and self-publicist who is best known as being the manager of the punk rock band Sex Pistols. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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References

  • Thomas Dolby From Hyperactive to Interactive (1997)
  • Wireless Review, March, 2002 — Thomas Dolby Robertson: Beatnik - Cutting Edge
  • Retrofolio
  • Beatnik.com

External links

  • The Flat Earth Society: Thomas Dolby - which includes a blog begun in March 2006
  • Thomas Dolby interview from Chaos Control Digizine
  • The Unofficial Thomas Dolby
  • Thomas Dolby on Rhapsody
  • Beatnik
  • RetroFolio Ring Tone Asset Management Suite
  • RetroRingtones.com - ringtones created by Thomas Dolby's latest business venture]

 
 

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