The Week in DD History: June 27-July 3rd, 2021

We are already half of the way through this year, people!! It’s funny because last year, I was already counting down the days until 2020 would be over…and oddly, I sort of find myself in the same position this year. It’s been a rough one. We’re all still hoping for better days ahead. Take care of yourselves, and stay healthy. Let’s look back on some better times, shall we?

June 27

  • Demolition party at The Rum Runner (1986)
  • Duran Duran performed at the Princess Diana Tribute Concert. Features first performance of “Electric Barbarella” (1998)
  • Behind the Music: Duran Duran aired (1999)

June 28

  • First American TV performance: Dancin’ On Air (local Philadelphia show) Lip sync of “Rio” and “Hungry Like the Wolf” (1982)

June 29

  • Performed at Brighton Dome (1981)
  • A Night with Duran Duran aired on BBC Four, featuring documentary “Something You Should Know” and “Boys on Film” (2018)

June 30

  • Nick attends South Park premiere in Hollywood, CA. He had a tiny role as the voice of a Canadian bomber who bombs the Baldwin brothers. (1999)
  • Medazzaland released in Japan (1998)
  • Performed in Reykjavik, Iceland (2005)

July 1

  • “White Lines” released in UK (1995)
  • EMI did test pressing of B-sides album in (1996)

July 2

  • Played Live 8 in Rome (2005)
  • Performed with Mark Ronson at Smirnoff Experience in La Cigale, Paris (2008)
  • A Diamond in the Mind released (2012)
  • Performed at US Ambassador’s house in London (2015)

July 3

  • Remastered Rio album released (2001)
  • Seattle Times publishes an article that describes Duran Duran as “oddly underrated, musically” (2009)
  • Honored with Spotify Lifetime Achievement award (2015)

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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