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Duran Duran

  • None of the Taylors in the band are related.
  • They are named after a character in the Jane Fonda movie Barbarella.
  • They first toured in the US in 1982 as the opening act for Blondie.
  • In 1985, John and Andy Taylor released an album with Power Station while Rhodes, Le Bon, and Roger Taylor formed a group called Arcadia.
  • Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy spent some time as lead vocalist before they settled on Simon Le Bon.
  • John Taylor once described Duran Duran's sound as "Sex Pistols meets Chic." For the 2005 reunion album Astronaut, John Taylor played late Chic bass player Bernard Edwards StingRay. John has cited Edwards as a big influence on his playing style and approach.
  • John Taylor's full name is Nigel John Taylor. He didn't like the name Nigel, because he thought it didn't sound "Rock N Roll Enough" for a Pop star. So, when he joined the band, he told them his name was John Taylor.
  • They were Princess Diana's favorite band - she and Le Bon went to the same gym. On July 1, 2007, Duran Duran played at a memorial concert for her at Wembley Stadium.

80's Hits

A View To a Kill
Girls On Film
Hungry Like The Wolf
Is There Something I Should Know
Rio
Say a prayer
The Reflex
Wild Boys

90's Hits

Come Undone
Ordinary World

Members of this Group


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Zala

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doumtracy

Manfredo

Comments


Prydferth Menyw
July 5, 2011 (1:11am)
First saw Duran Duran on their US tour in Maine on May 14, 1984 and that is when I fell in love with their music and the band members...especially Simon! I was in High School back then and am still a faithful fan :)

Jayhen2
February 24, 2010 (12:20pm)
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