The Week in DD History: February 28 to March 6

It is starting to feel a little like spring around my neck of the woods. We have finally gotten above freezing and the big piles of snow are finally melting. This tells me that March is here! I know many are looking forward to warmer temperatures and more sun. Does this beginning of seasonal change reflect in what Duran Duran did throughout their career during the beginning of March? Let’s take a look!

February 28:

  • Duran Duran played at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh in 1984 as part of the Sing Blue Silver Tour.
  • Duran Duran won 2 Grammys for Best Short Form Video and Best Long Form Video in 1984.
  • John Taylor is named the Greatest Bassist of All Time in a new poll, compiled by MusicRadar.com and electronics firm Orange Amps. Taylor topped the bassist list with 30 per cent of the public vote in 2013. (I cannot disagree with this poll!)

March 1:

  • The Rio album went gold in 1983.
  • The band filmed the video for Come Undone in 1993.
  • Duran performed What Happens Tomorrow and Union of the Snake on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2005.

March 2:

  • Warren, Nick and Simon were interviewed on KROQ radio in 1995.
  • John Taylor appeared at the London Bass Guitar Show on the Main Stage of London Olympia at 3pm, discussing his autobiography, In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran, playing his signature Peavey bass and talking about his career in 2014. (Who cannot get enough of John Taylor news? This blogger cannot!)

March 3:

  • In 1981, Duran performed at Manchester Polytechnic.
  • John Taylor’s I Do What I Do was released in the UK in 1986. Who owns a copy of that one? I still have the original 45 of that one!
  • Duran Duran played at Ice and Diamonds Send-Off Ball at the Battersea Power Station in London in 2011. This fundraiser’s goal was to raise funds for retrain and rehabilitate injured service people from the British Armed Forces.

March 4:

  • The band played at the Gardens in Taipei, Taiwan in 1989 as part of the Big Thing Tour.
  • In 2005, the band holds a press conference during the day and puts on a concert at General Motors Place in Vancouver BC, Canada.

March 5:

  • Duran Duran performed Planet Earth on Top of the Pops in the UK in 1981.
  • In 1984, the band filmed parts of The Reflex video.

March 6:

  • Duran Duran appeared on A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts in 2005.

All in all, some pretty neat Duran Duran moments during this week in history. I loved all of the John Taylor in history notes as well as the videos they filmed, including the Reflex and Come Undone. Good stuff.

Have a good week, all!

-A

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