On this date in 1985, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon were on NRJ Radio in Paris, France. Based on the date, I assume that they were working on the Arcadia project, which was probably featured quite heavily in the interview.
Was anyone lucky enough to have heard this interview? Let’s watch a different interview from the same era.
On this date in 1987, Simon Le Bon was interviewed on CFNY 102.1 in Toronto. This interview took place a couple of days before Duran Duran played in that city as support for David Bowie’s Glass Spider Tour. Did anyone see a show from that tour? I would be interested to see how both Duran was received by serious Bowie fans and vice versa. I saw David Bowie when he toured with Nine Inch Nails in the mid-1990s. I was shocked and appalled that the audience stood and were into Nine Inch Nails but sat or left during Bowie! I wonder if other people noticed something similar with Duran Duran during this 1987 tour.
Of course, when I think of promotion from this era, I think of Three to Get Ready. Part One is below and shows the band communicating with the media!
On today’s date just a few short years ago in 2011…John Taylor was interviewed on radio station 104.5 XLO in Boston. Anyone hear the interview?
On another note entirely, Amanda and I stumbled across some really good news for the blog yesterday. We noticed that we’ve been included on the links page for duranduran.com. For us, this means a lot. We realize that for most fans, they probably read this sort of thing and think “Big deal…who cares?” I get that, and you know, yes – for most people it really doesn’t matter. To Amanda and I though, it is representative of some very hard work over the past three and a half years. Time, energy, and love. We’ve been included among the best fan websites out there. It’s a symbolic gesture that matters, and we truly, truly appreciate DDHQ for including us. It means that we’re working together – and make no mistake, we are. We’re on board to help the band, and to help the fans. It’s a delicate balance that I tend to destroy on a daily basis because I’m very much the bull in a china shop around here….but it’s fun. Amanda and I laugh a lot even as I’m cursing the latest rumor or thinking of how to word something so that no fan can possibly take issue. (Impossible.)
It’s rare that she and I will publicly congratulate ourselves, because let’s face it, it’s not cool to be a bragger, and neither of us are very good at that sort of thing. But this time, I’m going to take the second or two and enjoy.
Sorry I upstaged John’s date in history. Listen…I don’t even remember that interview!! 😀