The Week in DD History: December 20 to December 26

From Mediterranea With Love Cover

This week in Duran Duran history should be an interesting one, as far as events go. After all, this week also features Christmas, a major holiday for many. Will we see less important happenings as a result? Let’s take a look.

December 20:

  • Duran Duran played Wembley Arena in London, England in 1983. The band did not play many shows during 1983 except for the few around Christmas.
  • All She Wants Is, the single, was released worldwide in 1988.

December 21:

  • On this date in 2005, Duran played at Earl’s Court in London. Anyone attend that show?
  • All You Need Is Now video premiered in 2010. I have fond memories of watching this video with Rhonda. I was at my parents and remember chatting with her about it. It was a real highlight during that Christmas season as my cat had just died and my grandma was in hospice.

December 22:

  • Duran perform an unannounced club date as The Krush Brothers in 1988 at the Town and Country Club in London, England. How lucky were the people who went to this!

December 23:

  • From Meditteranea with Love was released on download only in 2010, an EP connected with the All You Need Is Now album. I remember getting a comment here on the blog about how exciting this was!

December 24:

  • John Taylor married his first wife, Amanda de Cadenet, in London in 1991 on Christmas Eve.
  • Duran Duran played at Star 94 Concert in Atlanta in 1997.

December 25:

  • As a Christmas gift for Rhonda, Hungry Like the Wolf peaked at number 3 in the US in 1982. I hope that she enjoyed it!

December 26:

  • Sing Blue Silver, the documentary of the band’s tour in North America, premiered in the UK in 1984. I suspect many fans think that this was a gift to all of us!

Overall, it seems like this week is a little lighter on important Duran happenings but that is to be expected. Nonetheless, the week featured quite a few presents for us fans.


By Daily Duranie

Once upon a time, there were two Duran Duran fans. One named Amanda, the other named Rhonda. Over many vodka tonics, they would laugh about the idea of one day writing a book about their fan experiences. While that manuscript is still being composed...Rhonda thought they should write a blog. (What was she THINKING?!) Lo and behold: The Daily Duranie was born.

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