The Week in DD History: May 16-22 2021

It’s a day late, but it’s still here and this week in present day is going to be INSANE. Let’s get on with the week in DD history!

May 16

  • Top of the Pops aired performance of A View to a Kill (1985)
  • Played at Brighton Centre (1987)

May 17

  • Top of the Pops aired performance of The Reflex (1984)
  • Andy Taylor performed at the Coachhouse in San Juan Capistrano, CA (1987)
  • Tickets for Budokan in Tokyo sold out in 30 minutes (2003)

May 18

  • A View to a Kill peaked at #1 in USA (1985)
  • Played Wembley Arena, London (1987)
  • Shows began being canceled due to Simon’s vocal problems – they would have performed in Newcastle on this day (2011)

May 19

  • What are you reading this for? “Invisible” is out TODAY!! (2021)

May 20

  • “Rock over London” broadcast in America, featured “The Reflex” (1984)
  • Warren Cuccurullo released the album, Machine Language in Japan (1997)

May 21

  • Performed Careless Memories on Top of the Pops (1981)
  • Decade went platinum (1998)
  • Mark Ronson played revised version of “Rio” on Zane Lowe’s show for Radio 1 (2009)

May 22

  • Rio peaked at #2 in UK (1982)
  • “Someone Else Not Me” released in Germany (2000)

May 23

  • AGAIN, WHY ARE YOU READING THIS?? Duran Duran performs on the BBMA’s tonight!!
  • Simon joins Smashing Pumpkins onstage to perform Nightboat (1998)
  • Nick and Simon interviewed on MTV News (2001)

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