A CANDID AND ENTERTAINING MEMOIR FROM A RICH AND VARIED LIFE: FROM CHART TOPPING MUSICIAN TO SILICON VALLEY INNOVATOR
FULL OF BRILLIANT ANECDOTES ON CELEBRITIES, FROM MICHAEL JACKSON TO BILL GATES, THIS IS A TRUE INSIDER ACCOUNT OF LIFE IN THE SPOTLIGHT
‘Engaging, emotional, funny and surprising’ – JJ Abrams
‘(Dolby’s) journey is as amazing as the book is well written. From stat to finish I thoroughly enjoyed every page. Brilliant’ – Henry Rollins
Thomas Dolby is a musician, record producer, award winning independent film maker and five-time Grammy nominee, whose single ‘She Blinded Me With Science’ reached number 5 on the US Billboard charts in 1982 appeared in the, critically acclaimed TV series, Breaking Bad and was even covered by The Muppets!
Based on his meticulous notes and journals, ‘The Speed Of Sound’ chronicles Dolby’s life in the music business during the eighties, in Silicon Valley through the nineties and at the forefront of the mobile phone revolution around the turn of the millennium – it was Dolby who created the synthesiser installed, today, on most mobile phones.
Thomas Dolby’s first book ‘The Speed Of Sound: Breaking The Barriers Between Music And Technology’ is being published in the UK by Icon Books on 8th June 2017.