The Week in DD History: May 23 to May 29

What a week last week was! I suspect that Duran fans all around the world will remember last week for a very long time. I love that we had some new things to add to the Duran calendar. Will this next week be as monumental? Was it in the past?

May 23:

  • Simon joined Smashing Pumpkins on stage in London to perform Nightboat in 1998.
  • Duran Duran played at amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France in 2013.
  • Duran Duran will appear (or did, depending on when you are reading this post!) on BBMAs with Graham Coxon to perform “Invisible” in 2021!

May 24:

  • The song, Out of my Mind, peaked at number 21 in the UK in 1997.
  • The album, Greatest, was certified gold in 2000.

May 25:

  • A View to a Kill peaked at number 2 in the UK in 1985.
  • In 2014, A Diamond in the Mind Limited Edition Diamond Dust Vinyl was released. Anyone own a copy?

May 26:

  • Simon LeBon appeared on Breakfast Time in the UK in 1986.
  • In 2005, the band received Ivor Novello Award in London. That award is given for songwriting and composing.

May 27:

  • Top of the Pops aired the band’s performance of Hungry Like the Wolf in 1982.
  • Duran Duran played at the Q101 Jamboree in Chicago in 1995.
  • In 2008, the Red Carpet Massacre Tour took Duran to Columbia, Maryland, on this date in 2008.

May 28:

  • Duran Duran performed A View to a Kill on the Bob Hope Special in 1985. I have a very distinctive memory of watching this with my grandma as she loved Bob Hope.
  • In 2005, the band played at St. Andrews Stadium in Birmingham.

May 29:

  • That 80s show, the television show, aired an episode guest starring John Taylor in 2002. Here is the episode if you have never seen it:
  • Duran Duran played at Common People Festival in Southampton Common in 2016.

This week isn’t the busiest in Duran history but there are still some fun highlights. Which one is your favorite?


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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