This week in DD History – February 21-27, 2021

We’re already about to begin the third week of February! Time is flying by, yet we’re still feeling like it’s Groundhog Day every single day of the week (at least *I* am). Hope everyone is safe and well out there!

February 21

  • Planet Earth peaked at #12 on the UK charts (1981)
  • Duran Duran performs in Madison, Wisconsin (1984)
  • Skin Trade peaked at #22 on UK charts (1987)
  • Extraordinary World documentary released (1994)

February 22

  • Nick and Simon were on WLS radio in Chicago. (1984)
  • Played Big Egg in Tokyo (1989)
  • Played in Mexico City (2005)

February 23

  • The Wedding Album was released worldwide (1993)
  • Chic: Live at the Budokan” released, feat. Simon performing “Notorious” with Chic (1999)

February 24

  • The first scheduled TV appearance for Duran Duran originally planned on this date, but canceled due to the engagement announcement of Prince Charles and Lady Diana (1981)
  • Performed Girls on Film and My Own Way at British Rock & Pop Awards (1982)
  • Video for Perfect Day filmed (1995)
  • Nick attended Grammy Awards (1999)

February 25

  • Nick appeared on Grammy Awards and presented Sheena Easton with Song of the Year award. (1986)
  • Mindi Abair’s album, It Just Happens That Way released, feat. John (2003)

February 26

  • Hungry Like the Wolf peaked at #3 on US charts (1983)
  • Began rehearsing with Wes Wehmiller on bass, and Joe Travers on drums (2001)
  • Played at Staples Center in Los Angeles (2005)

February 27

  • The Wedding Album peaked at #4 in UK and #7 in US (1993)
  • Played at the Houston Rodeo in the Astrodome (2001)

Who knew Duran Duran would ever play a rodeo?!? That is my giggle for the week! Have a good one, everybody!

-R

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