Tag Archive | Thomas Dolby

Happy Birthday, Thomas Dolby!

New Wave/Electronic music pioneer Thomas Dolby (Born Thomas Roberston) was born on this day, October 14th, in 1958. Favorite Thomas Dolby song: “Europa And The Pirate Twins.”

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Lene Lovich Releases "New Toy"

“New Toy” Japanese Picture Sleeve

On This Date, February 24th, in 1981: Lene Lovich released her eighth single, “New Toy” (on Stiff Records),  which was written for her by Thomas Dolby.

Classic Post-Punk Single of The Day: Thomas Dolby’s “Europa And The Pirate Twins”

Europa

On This Date, September 15th, in 1981: Thomas Dolby released his second solo single, “Europa And The Pirate Twins,” from his debut album, The Golden Age Of Wireless. The single reached the #48 spot on the U.K. singles chart and the #67 spot on the U.S. singles chart. In “Europa And The Pirate Twins” Dolby makes use of a fantastic word economy to tell the story of a man who pines for a long-lost adolescent friendship with a woman who has grown up to become a famous starlet. For my money, it is one of the most gorgeous and painfully sentimental songs every written.

Thanks to The P5 Blogspot: This Day in 80s Music for the tip!