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‘She Blinded Me With Science’ star becomes teacher

‘She Blinded Me With Science’ star becomes teacher

'BLINDED' BY TEACH:In this Aug. 29 picture, musician Thomas Dolby speaks with students in his class, "Sound on Film,” at Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Institute music conservatory in Baltimore. Dolby, perhaps best known for his 1980s song “She Blinded Me With Science,” has made several careers at the nexus of sound and electronics. His newest role began Friday as a professor of the arts at Hopkins, and he hopes to show students how new technology creates fresh opportunities for composers and filmmakers to collaborate. Photo: Associated Press//Patrick Semansky

DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) — Musician Thomas Dolby played a deranged scientist in the video for his 1980s hit, “She Blinded Me With Science.” Now he is a university professor at a school known best for its medical science and research.

The 55-year-old Englishman started teaching last week at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Not bad for guy whose formal education ended at age 16.

In his class called “Sound on Film,” he is guiding 12 music and film students through the process of creating soundtracks for movies. Dolby scored a number of Hollywood films after releasing four albums in the 1980s. He released a short film last year.

Dolby also founded a software company in the 1990s that enabled cellphones to produce complex ring tones.

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