|Real Name/Full Name:
|Thomas Morgan Robertson
|65 years old
|14 October 1958
|London, United Kingdom
|Kathleen Beller (m. 1988)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Harper Dolby, Talia Dolby, Graham Dolby)
|Is Thomas Dolby Gay?:
|Pop Singer, Record Producer, Entrepreneur
|Net Worth in 2024:
Thomas Dolby is a well-known pop singer who has been active since the 80s and contributed significantly to the English music industry. He is credited to be the outstanding singer of the hit song ‘She Blinded Me with Science. Not only that, but Thomas is also the founder of the Silicon Valley company, Beatnik, which is associated with playing internet music and also polyphonic ringtones, which include the iconic Nokia tune.
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Early Life & Biography
Born Thomas Morgan Robertson, Dolby was born in London, the United Kingdom, on 14th October 1958. He was born to his parents Cecil née Spring Rice and Martin Robertson, and he spent his youth living and working in the countries of France, Italy and Greece. Since his father was a notable professor of classical greek art and archaeology at prestigious universities like Oxford, Cambridge, University of France and Trinity college, Dolby was very familiar with archaeology.
How Thomas Morgan Robertson received his name is also related to his career. It was mentioned that his friends nicknamed him Dolby in the 1970s because he was into keyboards and tapes. He was named Dolby after the Dolby Laboratories process of audio reduction.
Another reason that he adopted this nickname was to prevent confusing himself with another famous singer Tom Robinson. However, his nickname landed him in hot water with the record label Dolby. Nevertheless, he did win the legal right to use Dolby in his name. Throughout his career, Thomas Dolby established himself as a top artist in the English Pop singing industry.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 14 October 1958, Thomas Dolby is 65 years old as of today’s date 23rd February 2024. His height is 1.61 m tall, and weight is 65 kg.
Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids
Thomas Dolby is married to Kathleen Beller, a former actress with whom he has three children, namely Harper Dolby, who recently made headlines by marrying his long-time partner Wednesday, Talia Dolby and Graham Dolby.
Thomas Dolby became one of the most household figures associated with the early 80s new wave movement for synth-pop. As a teenager, Dolby worked as a touring sound engineer for bands like The Fall, The Members and The Passions.
Stepping into his solo career, Dolby landed his first major hit with the song ‘She Blinded Me with Science.’ With the science reference in the song, Dolby referred to himself as a scientist who figured out how to work with synthesizers and samplers using them to make pop music.
However, after his 1984 hit ‘Hyperactive’, Dolby focused himself more on producing, leading to his music career taking the back seat. In the late 80-90S, Dolby made it into films and continued building his computer equipment.
By 2004, he had released the live album Four after his fourth album that he released on his label Giant faced a significant flop and the 1994 Album The Gate to the Mind’s Eye failed to gather much attention. In 2011, he released his studio album, naming it A Map of the Floating City.
Awards & Achievements
Thomas Dolby received the Moog Innovation Award after his performance at Moogfest in 2012, and in February 2018, he received The Roland Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the recipient of a ‘Lifetime Achievement in Internet Music’ presented to him by Yahoo! Internet Life. He has also been nominated four times for the Grammy Award in 1984 and 1988, respectively.
Net Worth & Salary of Thomas Dolby in 2024
As of February 2024, the net worth of singer Thomas Dolby is $15 million, and he is estimated to be earning a salary of $1140 every day and $19 every hour. After his music career started fading away, Dolby focused on producing and established himself in various areas like record producing, screenwriting, composing, film producing and directing, cinematography and keyboard playing.
Thomas Dolby did have his moments of fame before his music career took a back seat but retained his name in the industry consistently. It is also notable that Thomas Dolby was named Homewood Professor of the Arts by and at Johns Hopkins University. Presently, Thomas heads the Peabody Conservatory’s Music for New Media Program. At 65, Thomas has consistently experimented and consistently achieved in fields he has engaged himself in.