Thomas Dolby

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Thomas Dolby
Background information
Birth name Thomas Morgan Robertson
Born 14 October 1958 (1958-10-14) (age 56)
London, England
Genres New wave, Synthpop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Musician
Record Producer
Entrepreneur
Instruments Keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, vocals
Years active 1981–present
Labels Capitol/EMI Records, Giant/Warner Bros. Records, Invisible Hands Music

Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson; 14 October 1958) is a British musican and computer designer. He is probably most famous for his 1982 hit, "She Blinded me with Science".

He married actress Kathleen Beller in 1988. The couple have three children together.

Discography[change | change source]

Singles[change | change source]

Year Artist Credit Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[1]
Canada
[2][3][4]
New Zealand [5] US
[6]
US Dance
[6]
US Main
[6]
US R&B
[6]
1981 Thomas Dolby "Urges"/"Leipzig" Originally a non-album release.
Both tracks later included on original
US pressings of The Golden Age of Wireless
"Europa and the Pirate Twins" 48 45A 67A 37 The Golden Age of Wireless
1982 "Airwaves"
"Windpower" 31
"She Blinded Me with Science" 49 1 7 5 3 6 49 Originally non-album releases.
Tracks later added to all reissues of
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 The Flat Earth
"I Scare Myself" 46
"Dissidents" 90 17
1985 Dolby's Cube "May The Cube Be With You" 82 Aliens Ate My Buick (CD Version)
1986 Dolby's Cube
featuring Cherry Bomb
"Howard The Duck" Howard The Duck soundtrack
Ryuichi Sakamoto
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
1989 "Hot Sauce" 80
"My Brain Is Like a Sieve" 89
1992 "Close But No Cigar" 22 14 Astronauts & Heretics
"I Love You Goodbye" 36
"Silk Pyjamas" 62
1994 "Hyperactive" (re-release) 23 Retrospectacle
2011 "Oceanea" A Map of the Floating City
"Spice Train"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not released to that country
  • A Track did not chart in North America until 1983, after the success of "She Blinded Me With Science".

Albums[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Year Album UK
[1]
US
[7]
US R&B
[7]
1982 The Golden Age of Wireless 65 13 45
1984 The Flat Earth 14 35
1988 Aliens Ate My Buick 30 70
1992 Astronauts & Heretics 35
2011 A Map of the Floating City 171
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not released to that country

EPs[change | change source]

Year Album UK
[1]
US
[7]
US R&B
[7]
1983 Blinded by Science 20
2010 Amerikana
2011 Oceanea

References[change | change source]