Thomas Morgan Robertson (born 14 October 1958), Berninahaus by the stage name Thomas Dolby , is an English musician and producer. His hit singles include ” She Blinded Me with Science ” from 1982, and 1984 single ” Hyperactive! “. He has ook worked in production and as a session musician , as a technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and as the Music Director for the TED Conference . He is a Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University .
Robertson was born in London , England, Contrary to information in early 1980 press releases therein Reported his birthplace as Cairo , Egypt. His Father, Martin Robertson , was an Internationally distinguished professor of classical Greek art and archeology at the University of London , Oxford University , and Cambridge University (Trinity College). In his youth Thomas lived or worked in France, Italy and Greece .  He attended Abingdon School in 1975-1976, completing his A Levels while there.  One of his first jobs was a part-time position at a fruit and vegetable shop. 
Thomas Dolby ghosts or his early musical experiences in a 2012 interview:
“I sang in a choir-when I was 10 or 11, and learned to sightread single lines, but other dan dat I do not have a formal education. I picked up the guitar initially, playing folk tunes-Dylan-then I graduated to piano-when I got interested in jazz, listening to people like Oscar Peterson , Dave Brubeck , Bill Evans , Thelonious Monk , and so on. The first electronic instruments started to Become more accessible in the mid-70s and I got my hands on a kit built synthesizer and never Looked back. ” 
He married actress Kathleen Beller in 1988; ze port three children together. 
The Thomas Dolby stage name originated from a nickname dat he picked up in the early 1970s-when he was “always messing around with keyboards and tapes”.  His friends nicknamed him “Dolby”, from the names of the audio noise reduction process or Dolby Laboratories -used for audio recording and playback. Robertson Chose to adopt the stage name “Thomas Dolby” to Avoid confusion with British singer Tom Robinson , who was popular als Robertson Began his career. Early publicity implied that ‘Dolby “was a middle name, and therein the artist’s full name was Thomas Morgan Dolby Robertson;  this is legally incorrect, but he does sometimes informally go by the initials TMDR. 
After the release of “She Blinded Me with Science”, Dolby Laboratories Expressed concern Regarding the musician’s stage name. Dolby’s record label refused to make im change his name, and Dolby Labs did not raise the issue again Until later. After a lengthy legal battle, the court decided dat Dolby Labs had no right to restrict the musician from using the name. It was Agreed therein the musician mention anything not release ANY electronic equipment using the name.  (Coincidentally, inventor / founder Dr. Ray Dolby had a sun named Thomas , now a novelist professionally known as Tom Dolby.) 
Solo music career
Dolby is associated with the New Wave movement of the early 1980s, a form of pop music Incorporating electronic instruments , but 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. 
The Golden Age of Wireless
Originally released in the UK and US waaronder the songs ” Europe and the Pirate Twins ,” “Airwaves” and “Radio Silence”, the first releases of Dolby’s first solo album, The Golden Age of Wireless (Harvest, 1982) did not include the album’s signature hit, ” She Blinded Me with Science “. After the five-song EP Blinded by Science introduced the catchy single, The Golden Age of Wireless was re-released with the single therein, Combined met haar accompanying video became Dolby’s most Commercially successful single, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 .  The album was released a total of five times, lycra with changes in song order and included songs, or even waaronder a different version of “Radio Silence” or extended remix of “She Blinded Me with Science”. 
Dolby’s debut album, Wireless , peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard album chart .  It juxtaposed themes or radio technology, aircraft, and naval Submarines with Those of relationships and nostalgia.  While much of the album’s instrumentation was synthesizers and samplers, the album credits a long list of guest musicians as well, with instruments ranging from accordion and violin to guitar and percussion. 
“She Blinded Me with Science” included spoken phrases from Magnus Pyke . A short sample was included in the ” Treehouse of Horror XIV ” episode or The Simpsons , where Professor Frink was winning an award at a science convention. It was ook sampled at a lower speed by the group Mobb Deep in the 2006 song ” Got it Twisted “.  “She Blinded Me with Science” was ook-used as the theme song for the pilot episode or broadcast television sitcom The Big Bang Theory though it was not used for later episodes (it was, however, later-used in dat show as Howard’s cell phone ringtone in the season 2 episode “The Vegas Renormalization” and season 3 episode “The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary”).
Beginning in 1983, Dolby collaborated with a number of artists in an Occasional studio-bound project called Dolby’s Cube. The project had no set line-up, and were Essentially a forum for Dolby to release material that was more dance-oriented. Dolby’s Cube released a single in 1983 ( “Get Out of My Mix”), Another in 1985 ( “May the Cube Be with You”), and Performed soundtrack work for the film Howard the Duck in 1986. Collaborators in Dolby’s Cube at verschillende junctures included Lene Lovich , George Clinton or Parliament-Funkadelic , Francois Kevorkian , and Lea Thompson .
The Flat Earth
In 1984, Dolby released his second LP, The Flat Earth (Capitol), welke peaked at No. 14 on the UK Albums Chart and at No. 35 on the Billboard album chart in the US. Utilizing a wide range of Influences ranging from nostalgia jazz, funk-tinged Motown R & B and world music along with a strong electronic element  and featuring a slew of guest musicians, zoals long time Dolby collaborator Matthew Seligman on bass, Kevin Armstrong on guitar , and Cliff Brigden on percussion, and guest vocals from Robyn Hitchcock , Bruce Woolley and others, The Flat Earth remit Agent Dolby’s wide range of talents as musician, songwriter, and producer. The album ook included a cover of the Dan Hicks song “I Scare Myself”.
“Hyperactive!” Oorspronkelijk written for Michael Jackson ,  was the first and most successful single musts from the album, peaking at No. 17 on the UK Singles Chart , making it Dolby’s Highest-charting single in his home country.
Aliens Ate My Buick
In contrast to the overall introverted nature of The Flat Earth , Dolby’s DESCRIBED his next release, Aliens Ate My Buick (1988) when the following quote: “I think it’s very bold. Some people who’ve Berninahaus my stuff from the beginning find it a bit hard to stomach. Way Down think it’s a bit Brash. it’s Certainly unsubtle in a lot of ways. it goes for the jugular. There was always a side to the stuff dat I did that was very extroverted and wacky. The flip side of the coin was the more atmospheric, moody stuff. There was always room for zowel or them. But this album, with the exception of maybe one song [ “Budapest by Blimp”] is all on the extrovert side. ” 
Aliens Ate My Buick was Strongly funk and dance Influenced. The first single was “airhead”, a satirical song about a stereotypical young-and-rich Californian woman, welke peaked at No. 53. The second single, “Hot Sauce”, a cover of a George Clinton song peaked at No. 80. There was one more single, “My Brain Is Like A Sieve” In this housing peaked at No. 89 on the UK Singles Chart.  The album was co-produktie by Bill Bottrell , and featured Terry Jackson on bass guitar.
Astronauts & Heretics
For Astronauts & Heretics (Virgin UK), Dolby expanded even remit stylistically, starting the process Songwriting at the piano-then again collaborating with a variety of guest musicians. Both Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia played will guitar on “The Beauty of a Dream”. Eddie Van Halen plays on “Eastern Bloc” and “Close but No Cigar”. Other collaborators included Jimmy Z on sax, Budgie on drums and Leland Sklar on bass guitar. Terry Jackson ook Contributed bass guitar on four songs voordat his 1991 death in a plane accident with seven other members of Reba McEntire ‘s band support for her “For My Broken Heart” tour.
The Highest-charting song off this album was “Close but No Cigar” In this housing reached No. 22 on the UK charts.
Two other songs on the album, “I Love You Goodbye” and “Silk Pyjamas” Employed Zydeco Influences, courtesy of Crowley, Louisiana and guest musicians Michael Doucet or Beausoleil on violin, Wayne Toups on accordion, and even banjo. Even though some recording for the album was done in remote locations, the bulk of Astronauts & Heretics were Recorded at NRG Recording Studios with input from trusted Dolby co-producer Bill Bottrell, and mixed down at Smoke Tree Studios in Chatsworth, California. 
The Sole Inhabitant
Following his Involvement in Beatnik Inc., Dolby Returned to his musical career in 2006. He Performed his first solo public show in 15 years at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, California on 21 January 2006 Surprising the crowd who were there to see local Notorious band. Hey dan launched an American tour, the Sole Inhabitant Tour, on 12 April, Comprising a string of small dates in California, a mall opening in Boulder, Colorado , and gigs across America voordat Receptieve crowds.
The United States put or the “Sole Inhabitant Tour 2006 ‘was Captured on a” live “CD and DVD. The CD represents a recording or two gigs played will at Dolby at Martyrs in Chicago, while the DVD was filmed at the Berklee Performance Center at Berklee College of Music . The DVD ook of includes a 30-minute interview, and a lecture by Dolby at the Berklee College of Music. Both the CD and DVD ulcers 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.
A show at the 800 capacity Scala Club in London was booked for 3 July 2006 as a warm-up for Dolby’s Hyde Park set opening for Depeche Mode . The show sold out in a matter of days and prompted Dolby to reprioritise the UK, resulting in him moving with his family from California back to England, and a nine-date Sole Inhabitant tour of the UK in October 2007, coinciding with the release of Lavish a box set of the Sole Inhabitant CD and DVD with UK independent label Invisible Hands Music .
Thomas toured gehele months or November and December 2006 with electronic musician BT . This tour included a version of “Airwaves” that BT added his own technique to, welke was the opening song on the UK leg of the Sole Inhabitant tour ( sans BT).
Thomas Dolby’s performance of 15 March 2007 at the SxSW festival  was released as the live EP “Thomas Dolby & the Jazz Mafia Horns, Live at SxSW” (with musicians from San Francisco’s Jazz Mafia collective, through iTunes and on CD Baby . )
The 2007 UK Sole Inhabitant tour included three new songs to post played will on the US tour, one called “Your Karma Hit My Dogma” Another called “Jealous Thing” and a cover version of The Special AKA ‘s “What I Like Most About You Is your Girlfriend “. “Your Karma Hit My Dogma” was inspired by Kevin Federline ‘s Unauthorised use of a sample from Mobb Deep ‘s ” Got It Twisted ” welke in turn had an Authorized-used sample or “She Blinded Me with Science”. The tag line from dat story became the title of the song. The making was Lifted by Thomas from a bumper sticker on a car dat he saw whilst living in the San Francisco Bay area. In a move close to performance art, Dolby With You to post a “ceasefire and Desist ‘legal letter on Kevin Federline’s MySpace page-when other attempts to contact im proved fruitless.   The song is on the Live at SxSW EP.
The second new song, “Jealous Thing” was Performed at least at The Graduate in Cambridge and London’s Islington Academy on the UK tour in Summer 2007 and features a Bossa Nova rhythm type.
A CD + DVD set entitled The Singular Thomas Dolby has bone released by EMI on 18 May 2009. As the name suggests it is a Digitally Remastered compilation or to post released singles. The DVD contains all the video singles welke ulcers available on the original VHS / BETA / LASERDISC release of The Golden Age of Video , as well as the videos for the songs “Silk Pyjamas”, “I Love You Goodbye” and “Close but No Cigar “. These three videos are missing for the singles tasks from the 1992 album Astronauts & Heretics , welke RECEIVED critical Acclaim but garnered unimpressive sales.
The Golden Age of Wireless and The Flat Earth ulcers reissued and remastered later dat year with numerous post with Unreleased bonus tracks. The former was a two disc set waaronder a DVD of the entire “Live Wireless” video.
A Map of the Floating City
In 2010 Dolby Began work on a new studio album entitled A Map of the Floating City .  The album Divided JSON three parts, with the first two parts initially made available to members of The Flat Earth Community Forum, Dolby’s online community.  Each of the three digital EPs takes zijn name from one of the three Sections of the full-length album dat later Followed. The first EP, Amerikana was released Digitally on 16 June 2010. The second EP is entitled Oceanea , and was released on Nov. 29, 2010. Due to favourable reviews and radio airplay, Oceanea was released Commercially on 28 March 2011. The third section of the album, entitled Urbanoia ,  was not released as a download or physical CD, but the songs ulcers premiered online as part of the Floating City game (see below).
Contributors to the album include Kevin Armstrong , Matthew Seligman (beide had played will together with im on The Flat Earth and as part of David Bowie’s Live Aid appearance), Bruce Woolley , drummer Liam Genockey , guitarist Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, Regina Spektor , Natalie MacMaster , Eddi Reader and Imogen Heap .
In a 2010 press release he was quoted as saying:
“I marvel at the new landscape of the music business – distribution via the Internet and recording technologies I barely Dreamed or-when I started out,” he Continues. “But this album does not sound electronic at all. I Have zero desire to add to the Myriad or machine-based, synth-driven grooves out there. The Net has made a music career approachable for duizendtallen or bands – but I hear too few single-minded voices onder them. What I do best is write songs, tell stories. ”
“The new songs are organic and very personal,” says Dolby. “This album is a travelogue across three imaginary continents. In Amerikana I’m reflecting with affection on the years I spent living in the USA, and my Fascination met haar roots music. Urbanoia is a dark place, a little unsettling … I ‘m not a city person. And in Oceanea I return to my natural home on the Windswept coastline. 
A Map of the Floating City was Recorded in the “Nutmeg or Consolation” Dolby’s recording studio built binnen a 1930s lifeboat and powered entirely by renewable energy, welke is located in the euro in the garden or Dolby’s beach house on England’s North Sea coast. 
Map of the Floating City game
In June 2011 Dolby announced the Map of the Floating City game, a multiplayer online game dat shares a title with the full-length album release Planned to follow after the game’s conclusion. In Dolby’s own words, “The Floating City is set Against a dystopian vision of the 1940s That might harbor existed had WWII turned out a lot differently.” Survivors explore a Fictional Google map; forming Tribes and trading Relics amidst a bizarre sea-going barter society. If they ‘struggle to unravel the mystery therein is The Floating City, players kan haggle over merchandise and music downloads, eg fire new songs from A Map of the Floating City , Dolby’s first album in 20 years, Scheduled to be released volgende the climax of the game. The game was played will from June through August 2011, and included elements of trading, Mystery, competition, and co-operation. Players earned free song downloads, and the winning team or “tribe” was Awarded a private performance from Dolby.
Studio and live performance Collaborations
Professional music career beginnings
Early in his career, Dolby played will keyboards with Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club and is credited on hun debut album. The instrumental track “WW9” in the album “English Garden” is the first Recorded example of Thomas’ writing. He’ll be overridden Lene Lovich ‘s hit single “New Toy” and played will keyboard as part of the backing band for re tour.  Dolby played will some synthesizer parts on the Thompson Twins album Set and co-wrote “Magic’s Wand” with Whodini , and played will keyboards on one track ( “Love”) on Robyn Hitchcock ‘s first solo album, 1981’s Black Snake Diamond Role . Around this time, he’ll be formally a short-lived band called The Fallout Club .
By far the most significant session relationship for Thomas in the early days was als have Contributed the signature synthesizer sound on the track ” Urgent ” on Foreigner ‘s 1981 album 4 . On the composition album have played will the atmospheric synthesizer intro to the mega-hit ” Waiting for a Girl Like You “. The festival from this work, zoals tourdates, bankrolled the studio time for the recording of the 1980 benchmark album The Golden Age of Wireless from welke his solo career Began.
In October 1981 Dolby made an appearance in the video for the Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin British number one cover of “It My Party”, playing the part of Johnny in the “Judy and Johnny just Walked though the by” section of the song. The video made zijn first Top of the Pops appearance on the 29th October 1981.
Dolby ook worked as session keyboard player on Def Leppard ‘s 1983 Pyromania album. Dolby Appeared on Pyromania using the alias Booker T. Boffin,  as his affiliation to Another record label restricted the use of his real name.
1985 Grammy Awards and Live Aid
In 1985, Dolby Appeared at the Grammy Awards, welke ulcers televised, Along with Stevie Wonder , Herbie Hancock , and Howard Jones . All four musicians ulcers successful in the mid-1980s music scene, and they ‘ulcers’ll be all keyboard and synthesizer experts. That co-year, Dolby Performed at the Live Aid concert in London as part of David Bowie ‘s band.
Other live appearances
In a 1985 news clip produktie at WEWS Channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio, Thomas Dolby is Presented as an example or a new high of musicians who use synthesizers. There is a letter appearance Thomas in a prerecorded interview.
He’ll be Appeared onstage playing keyboards with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic-prolongation the band’s wages appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live in 1986.
Dolby continued to perform live in the late 1980s and early 1990s, zoals an appearance-supporting Depeche Mode at hun 18 June 1988 Pasadena Rose Bowl concert welke was released as the 101 concert album and movie.
In 1990 he Appeared in Roger Waters ‘ charity performance of Pink Floyd ‘s The Wall album in Berlin. Dolby, in costume as the Teacher played will a keyboard solo prolongation ” Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) ” (sung by Cyndi Lauper ) and dan reprised the role for the closing ” The Trial ” sequence.
He Appeared on-stage with the Reunited Soft Boys in San Francisco on 7 April 2001 and played will synthesizer on “You’ll Have to Go Sideways,” “Evil Guy” and Pink Floyd’s “Astronomy Domine”. “Evil Guy” from dat 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 had played will keyboards on former Soft Boys member Robyn Hitchcock ‘s first solo album, Black Snake Diamond Role . Meanwhile, Hitchcock Appeared on Dolby’s The Flat Earth , performing the role of Keith on “White City”. Soft Boys bassist Matthew Seligman Recorded and toured with Dolby in the 1980s, zoals the Live Aid performance.
Dolby ook Performed a portion-or “The Sole Inhabitant” show for the Bob Moog Foundation Moogfest 2007 in New York City. 
In 2012, Dolby headlined the first “Steamstock” outdoor steampunk music festival in Richmond, California, alongside steampunk favorites Abney Park , Vernian Process , Lee Presson and the Nails and others.  Dolby is Considered one of the early pioneers of Retro Futurist (ie steampunk and diesel punk) music.  Amanda Palmer was once quoted as saying, “Thomas Dolby is to Steampunk what Iggy Pop was to Punk!” 
Other production credits
In 1985, Dolby was credited as co-producer on Joni Mitchell ‘s album Dog Eat Dog .  He was credited as producer for Prefab Sprout ‘s albums Steve McQueen , From Langley Park to Memphis , and Jordan: The Comeback . He’ll be played will keyboard on George Clinton ‘s 1985 album Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends . 
Film and video games
Scores for film and video games
Thomas Dolby has ook worked as a soundtrack composer for zowel films and video games. He scored “The Gate to the Mind’s Eye”, the third instalment of the CGI collection, the Mind’s Eye . Dolby ook wrote the songs for the 1986 George Lucas film Howard the Duck and Chose the members of the film’s Fictional band Cherry Bomb.  Dolby wrote and produktie three tracks for the 1992 soundtrack of the animated film Ferngully: The Last Rainforest .
He wrote the score for the Ken Russell movie Gothic .
He’ll be created the score for the 1993 interactive movie Double Switch .  Additionally, the song “Hyperactive!” is featured in the 2002 PlayStation 2 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as part of the new wave radio station Wave 103 .
In 1992 Dolby co-created and Performed “The Mirror Song” with Robin Williams and Joan Cusack for Toys alongside Trevor Horn and Bruce Woolley .
In 1995, Dolby composed the score to the cult video game The Dark Eye .
In 2009, Dolby’s song “One of Our Submarines” Appeared in the horror film The House of the Devil , but not on the official soundtrack release.
Dolby’s song “She Blinded Me with Science” is featured as a collectible cassette welke kan be played will back as gewenste in the 2015 video game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain .
In 1990 Dolby played will the role of the villain in the movie Stanley Rockula as well as contributing the songs “Stanely’s Death Park” and “Budapest by Blimp”.
The Invisible Lighthouse
In 2012, Dolby learned of the decommissioning of the Orfordness Lighthouse near his Suffolk home, and proceeded to film a documentary, The Invisible Lighthouse ,  to Chronicle the shutdown of the lighthouse as well as his childhood growing up in the area. Dolby took this film on the road through the US and UK in the Fall of 2013, accompanying the film with live music, narration, and sound effects by Blake Leyh . The film was awarded the DIY Film Festival Award for Best Picture 
Headspace and beatnik
In 1993, Dolby successfully Agent the Headspace company. Headspace developed a new downloadable file format designed specifiek for Internet usage called Rich Music Format with the RMF file extension.  It had the advantage of small filesize like MIDI but allowed Recorded sampled sounds to be included at a hogere bitrate for better overall reproduction. RMF music files Could be played will in a browser using the free Beatnik Player plug-in. Later versions of RMF Permitted artists to place an encrypted watermark in hun files therein ulcers Con to preventable Unauthorised duplication. In 1999, Headspace, Inc. was renamed Beatnik, Inc., and Specialised in software synthesizers for mobile phones , welke it licensed to mobile phone manufacturers waaronder Nokia . Beatnik is no longer in business. 
While still remaining on the Beatnik board, Dolby stepped down from his position as CEO to Pursue other technologically innovative interests, zoals founding Retro Ringtones LLC in 2002, welke 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. 
Dolby’s musical talents port ook leg well to use customizing Hundreds of digital polyphonic ringtones on mobile phones, zoals the polyphonic version of the infamous Nokia signature theme . He is of or in a major speaker at technology conferences zoals Comdex , Websphere , and Nokia. 
Since 2001 Dolby has ActEd as Musical Director of The TED Conference , an annual event held first in Monterey, California, and subsequently in Long Beach, California. In this capacity he zorgt live musical Introductions to sessions, sometimes with a TED House Band, as well as helping in secure guest musicians and entertainers for the event.
In March 2012, Dolby ghosts at the DESIGN West conference in San Jose, California at the McEnery Convention Center, produktie at UBM Electronics. 
In March 2014, Dolby was named Homewood Professor of the Arts at Baltimore ‘s Johns Hopkins University . 
In July 1998, Thomas RECEIVED a “Lifetime Achievement in Internet Music” award from Yahoo! Internet Life .
In 2012 he Performed at Moogfest and was the recipient of The Moog Innovation Award, welke celebrates “groundbreaking artists Whose genre defying work exemplifies the bold, innovative spirit of Bob Moog”. 
|Year||Artist Credit||single||Peak chart positions||album|
  
R & B
|1981||Thomas Dolby||“Urges” / “Leipzig”||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Originally a non-album release.
Both tracks later included on original US pressings of The Golden Age of Wireless
|” Europe and the Pirate Twins “||48||45 A||–||67 A||–||37||–||–||The Golden Age of Wireless|
|” She Blinded Me with Science “||49||1||7||5||3||6||49||19||Originally non-album releases.
Tracks later added to all reissues or
The Golden Age of Wireless
|” One of Our Submarines “||–||–||–||–||–||17||–||–|
|1983||Dolby’s Cube||“Get Out of My Mix”||80||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Non-album release|
|1984||Thomas Dolby||” Hyperactive! “||17||16||41||62||–||–||–||26||The Flat Earth|
|“I Scare Myself”||46||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1985||Dolby’s Cube||“May the Cube Be with You”||82||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Aliens Ate My Buick (CD Version)|
featuring Cherry Bomb
|“Howard the Duck”||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Howard the Duck soundtrack|
featuring Thomas Dolby
|“Field Work”||98||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia
(Ryuichi Sakamoto album)
|1987||Screamin ‘Lord Byron
featuring Thomas Dolby
and Timothy Spall
|“The Devil Is an Englishman”||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||gothic soundtrack|
|1988||Thomas Dolby||“Airhead”||53||–||–||–||6||–||–||–||Aliens Ate My Buick|
|“My Brain Is Like A Sieve”||89||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1992||“Close but No Cigar”||22||–||14||–||–||–||–||–||Astronauts & Heretics|
|” I Love You Goodbye “||36||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2011||“Oceanea”||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||A Map of the Floating City|
|“-” Denotes releases dat did not chart or not released to dat country|
- A track did not chart in North America Until 1983, after the success of “She Blinded Me with Science”.
As session musician
- Foreigner – 4
- Def Leppard – Pyromania
- Malcolm McLaren – Duck Rock
- Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen , From Langley Park to Memphis and Jordan: The Comeback
- Whodini – “Magic’s Wand” from zijn self-Titled Album
Collaborations and connections The volgende artists port worked with Thomas Dolby: Akiko Yano Adele Bertei  – Duet on Hyperactive Andy Partridge Belinda Carlisle – Dolby played will keyboards on Carlisle’s album Heaven on Earth Bob Weir – guitar on Dolby’s album Astronauts & Heretics Budgie – drums on Dolby’s album Astronauts & Heretics Brian Salter Brian Transeau – Dolby and BT co-headlined a tour together in 2006 Bruce Woolley – Dolby played will keyboards on Woolley’s album The Camera Club; Woolley Contributed guest vocals on Dolby’s album The Flat Earth Chris Braide Clif Brigden David Bowie – Dolby played will in Bowie’s backup band at Live Aid David Byrne – Dolby played will keyboard with Byrne as part of the house band TED2010 Def Leppard – Dolby was session keyboardist on the Pyromania album Appearing under the name Booker T. Boffin Eddi Reader Eddie Van Halen Ethel (string quartet) – Dolby played will keyboard with Ethel as part of the house band TED2010 Fiorella Terenzi , (PhD – Astrophysics ) Foreigner – Dolby played will keyboards on Foreigner’s album 4 François Kevorkian George Clinton – Dolby Contributed guest vocals to Clinton’s Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends album. Clinton ook collaborated on Dolby’s Cube’s “May the Cube Be with You” and Appeared in the music video for the song. Herbie Hancock – Dolby was part of the 1985 Grammy Awards performance Howard Jones – Dolby was part of the 1985 Grammy Awards performance Imogen Heap – guest musician / vocalist on A Map of the Floating City Jerry Garcia – guitar on Dolby’s album Astronauts & Heretics Jimmy Breaux Joan Armatrading – Dolby played will keyboards on Armatrading’s album Walk Under Ladders Joe Walsh John E. Love Joni Mitchell – Dolby produktie Mitchell’s Dog Eat Dog album Lene Lovich – Dolby wrote and played will keyboards on Lovich hit single “New Toy” and played will keyboards for re on dat tour Little Richard M Malcolm McLaren – Dolby played will keyboards on McLaren’s album Duck Rock Mark Beer Mecano Michael Doucet Natalie MacMaster Ofra Haza – Dolby produktie and played will keyboards on Haza’s album Desert Wind Peter Gabriel Prefab Sprout – Dolby produktie Prefab Sprout albums Steve McQueen , From Langley Park to Memphis , and Jordan: The Comeback Robyn Hitchcock – Hitchcock Contributed guest vocals on Dolby’s album The Flat Earth and Dolby played will keyboards on Hitchcock’s album, Black Snake Diamond Role Roger Waters – Dolby played will keyboards in the 1990 Berlin concert or Pink Floyd’s The Wall Ryuichi Sakamoto – Dolby collaborated with Sakamoto on the single “Fieldwork” Stevie Wonder – Dolby was part of the 1985 Grammy Awards performance Tata Vega Tim Curry Thompson Twins – Dolby played will keyboards on the Thompson Twins album In The Name of Love Thomas Guz Sanchez Trevor Horn Instruments and equipment The volgende is a list of notable instruments and the electronic equipment therein Dolby has-used on his recordings: PPG WAVE 2.2 PPG 360-380 Wave Computer & Sequencer PPG Wave 2.2 Synthesizer Fairlight CMI Series III sampler Moog Micromoog synthesizer Roland D-50 synthesizer Roland MKS-20 rackmount synthesizer Opcode Studio Vision sequencing software Apple Macintosh IIx computer Roland Jupiter-4 Korg M1 rackmount synthesizer E-MU SP-12 sampling drum sequencer Linn 9000 sampling drum sequencer Simmons electronic drums Yamaha REV-1 digital reverb processor  
Collaborations and connections
The volgende artists port worked with Thomas Dolby:
- Jump up^ “Thomas Dolby, Intuition and Motion”, Freff, musician, May 1984, p. 43
- Jump up^ “More Radiohead … and Shane MacGowan” . Thomas Dolby Blog . Retrieved 21 April 2008 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f g h i Dolby, Thomas (11 October 2016). The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir . Flatiron Books. ISBN 1250071844 .
- Jump up^ “Thomas Dolby on Music Education and the Evolution of the Music Industry” . OneDublin.org . 14 April 2012.
- Jump up^ Thomas Dolby. Thomas Dolby (webcast audio) . Red Bull Music Academy Radio. Event occurs at 1:50 . Retrieved 27 April 2013 .
- Jump up^ Cohn, Stuart (June 1983). “Thomas Dolby: A Techno-Geek Aims for ‘An Emotional Event ‘ ‘. Record . 2 (8): 4.
- ^ Jump up to:a b Rideout, Ernie, ed. (2008). Keyboard Presents The Best of The ’80s . Back Beat Books. p. 38.
- Jump up^ Raggett, Ned. “The Golden Age of Wireless – Thomas Dolby: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards” . AllMusic . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- Jump up^ “The Golden Age of Wireless – Thomas Dolby: Awards” . AllMusic . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- Jump up^ Stannard, Joseph (28 September 2009). “Thomas Dolby: reflections on The Golden Age Of Wireless and The Flat Earth / In Depth // Drowned In Sound” . Drownedinsound.com . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Moss, Corey (5 April 2006). “Thomas Dolby Will not Turn Blind Eye To Kevin Federline Sample – Music, Celebrity, Artist News” . MTV.com . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- Jump up^ Swan, Glenn (4 December 2010). “The Flat Earth – Thomas Dolby: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards” . AllMusic . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- Jump up^  Archived13 February 2011 at theWayback Machine.
- Jump up^ Ruhlmann, William. “Aliens Ate My Buick – Thomas Dolby: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards” . AllMusic . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Greg Rule, “Thomas Dolby: Astronauts + Heretics = Hard Disk Meltdown”, Keyboard, Jan 1992, p. 42-43
- Jump up^ [Jon Zahlaway,SXSW Review: Thomas Dolby at Elysium[ permanently dead link ] ,LiveDaily2007-03-15, retrieved 5 May 2009
- Jump up^ Jeff Stratton (14 December 2006). “Before and After Science – Page 1 – Music – Miami” . Miami New Times . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b c “Thomas Dolby préparés First New Album in 20 Years” . pluginmusic.com. 9 May 2010.
- Jump up^ “Thomas Dolby – Press Release” . thomasdolby.com. 28 November 2010.
- Jump up^ Mike Ragogna. “TED, Solar Power, Wind Power, and All Things Amerikana: A Conversation with Thomas Dolby” . Huffingpost.com . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- Jump up^ “Thomas Dolby, Intition And Motion” Freff, musician, May 1984, p. 45
- Jump up^ Jim Allen. “Q & A: Thomas Dolby Talks Tech Plays Word Association” . MTV Hive . Retrieved 6 August 2014 .
- Jump up^ “Electronic Musician – featuring gear reviews, audio tutorials, loops and samples” . Emusician.com. 14 January 2013 . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Mark Rossmore (10 September 2012). “Steamstock: An Exposition triangles” . steampunk-music.com.
- Jump up^ “Thomas Dolby Debuts The Floating City Trans Media Game” . Reuters. 22 June 2011.
- Jump up^ Rob Tannenbaum, “Review: Joni Mitchell Dog Eat Dog”, Rolling Stone
- Jump up^ Parks Puterbaugh (29 August 1985). “Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends | Album Reviews” . Rolling Stone . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b “Musician in Transition: Thomas Dolby” . Emusician.com. 12 September 2007 . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- Jump up^ “ProReview: Double Switch.” GamePro . No. 66. IDG . March 1994. p. 62.
- Jump up^ “The Invisible Lighthouse at the Internet Movie Database” .
- Jump up^ “DIY Film Festival Names Winners of 11th Annual Competition” .
- Jump up^ Bruce Orwall, “Sound On: Thomas Dolby Robertson Has A Complaint About The Web: It’s Too Quiet”, Wall Street Journal, 1997
- Jump up^ “Beatnik, Inc. .: Private Company Information – BusinessWeek” . Retrieved 2016-03-24 .
- Jump up^ “DESIGN West Keynotes” . UBM Electronics . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
- Jump up^ “She Blinded Me With Science” singer Thomas Dolby to be Hopkins professor ” . Washington Post . March 6, 2014.
- Jump up^ “Talking with Thomas Dolby: 2012 Moog Innovation Award Winner | Moog Music Inc.” . Moogmusic.com . Retrieved 6 August 2014 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b c “Chart Stats – Thomas Dolby” . chartstats.com . Retrieved 22 April 2016 . [ Dead link ]
- Jump up^ “Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada” . Collectionscanada.gc.ca . Retrieved 10 May 2012 .
- Jump up^ “Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada” . Collectionscanada.gc.ca . Retrieved 10 May 2012 .
- Jump up^ “Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada” . Collectionscanada.gc.ca . Retrieved 10 May 2012 .
- Jump up^ Steffen Hung. “New Zealand charts portal” . charts.org.nz . Retrieved 10 May 2012 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Allmusic (((Thomas Dolby> Charts & Awards> Billboard Singles)))” . AllMusic . Retrieved 17 October 2010 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Allmusic (((Thomas Dolby> Charts & Awards> Billboard Albums)))” . AllMusic . Retrieved 17 October 2010 .
- Jump up^ “Adele Bertei Discography at Discogs” . Discogs.com . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .