Thomas Dolbywas born as Thomas Morgan Robertson, on October 14, 1958, in London, England. He was an English musician, writer, producer, actor, and inventor. His father was a professor ofGreek art and archaeology at the University of London and Oxford University. Thomas worked or lived in France and Greece as a youth. Thomas was involved in synthpop music and his work involved a variety of musical styles and he had just a few, but well known commercial successes.
Thomas was known best in the 1980's and 1990's. He supported the group called Depeche Mode at their Rose Bowl concert in 1988. He performed in the charity concert of Roger Walter’s rock opera called, The Wall In Berlin. He also played the keyboard for the Cyndi Lauper song called, Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2). He played the teacher’s role in the sequence called, The Trial.
Dolby’s most popular song was, She Blinded Me With Science, and it reached number 5 on the U. S. Hot 100 chart. The song was featured in the Simpson’s episode, Treehouse of Horror XIV. Thomas played the keyboards with Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club early in his career. He also played some parts on the Thompson Twins album set. Thomas wrote Lene Lovich’s hit single called, New Toy, and also co-wrote the song called, Magic Wand, with Whodini. He played keyboards for Def Leppard on his album called, Pyromania, in 1983. He also appeared on Pyromania as the alias, Booker T. Boffin. In 1985, Thomas worked with Trent Reznor, of Nine Inch Nails, in The Exotic Birds.
Thomas married actress, Kathleen Beller, in 1988 and they have three children. In 2001, he appeared with Soft Boys in Sanfrancisco, who had just reunited. He played the synthesizer on the songs, You’ll Have To Go Sideways, Evil Guy, and Pink Floyd’s, Astronomy Domine. He continued to play the synthesizer or keyboards for other groups. Matthew Seligman (bass player for Soft Boys), toured with Thomas in the 1980's. Thomas took a break and came back in 2006 and toured some more. He toured in California, Colorado, and even performed his first solo public show in 25 years at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, California, in January, 2006. This was a surprise to the crowd because they were there to see the band called, Notorious. After that he launched an American tour called, The Soul Inhabitant Tour, on April 12, 2006. He is currently working on a new album which will include the song called, My Karma Hit Your Dogma. . He released a total of 19 albums, soundtracks, compilations, etc. and 12 singles during his career.
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