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Duran Duran

1980

After two years, founding members Nick Rhodes (keyboard) and John Taylor (bass) finalize the Duran Duran line up with Roger Taylor (drums), Andy Taylor (guitar) and Simon LeBon (vocals). They begin work on their first record, Duran Duran.

1981

Duran Duran releases their first single "Planet Earth" off of their eponymous debut LP. It enters UK Top 20, the album reaches #3 and sells in excess of 2.5 million copies.

Duran Duran tests the waters of the US by playing an extensive club tour, including a stint at the Roxy in Los Angeles and the Ritz in New York City.

The band makes the first extended video to accompany the dance mix of their song "G...

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JT & Timbaland Collaborate With Duran Duran

05 November 2007 0 comments

80s pop group Duran Duran enlisted the help of Justin Timberlake and Timbaland to record their next ...

Duran Duran Starstruck By Mischa Barton Look-alike!

03 October 2007 0 comments

According to recently reformed 80s group Duran Durans John Taylor, youre never too old to be...

Duran Will Run Again

03 January 2003 0 comments

All the talk in the UK at the moment is the impending return of 80's giant killers, Duran Duran....

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