Thomas Dolby received Roland’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at NAMM 2018. Thanks to Kraft Music for great up-close video footage of the event. I watched the footage, took some notes, and inserted video footage links below.
Part 1 Video
- Thomas Dolby accepting the award
- Thomas doing some great story telling offering an entertaining overview of the beginning of career as well as a behind-the-scenes story on the making of “She Blinded with me with Science”.
- Performance of “She Blinded Me with Science” using vintage a Roland Jupiter-4 and Jupiter-8 – which Roland delivered to his hotel the night before so he could program them for his set.
Part 2 Video
In the part 2 video, Thomas Dolby plays “Europa and the Pirate Twins”
Bonus – Live Wireless Tour Video from 1983.
In the first video, Thomas Dolby shows some clips from “one of his earlier shows”. I did some digging and I believe the clips are from the “Live Wireless Tour”. I found a video of the full concert with a running time of 58 minutes. If you don’t have time to watch this now, bookmark this post for later as it’s a cool show and ahead of it’s time :^)
Video of Thomas Dolby – Live Wireless (1983-Official Video).
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Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Producer
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