The Week in DD History: November 14-20, 2021

Sorry this is getting out a day late, but here are some fun memories to think about while pounding the keyboards, sidewalks, pavements, or something else this week! Let’s make it a good one! -R

November 14

  • Opened for Hazel O’Connor in Belfast (1980)
  • Show at Hammersmith Odeon, London (1982)
  • Performed at National Down Syndrome Society’s Annual Concert – Lighthouse, NYC (2007)
  • Played charity event for Teenage Cancer Trust: 8 Rocks Gala Dinner, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London UK (2014)

November 15

  • Played at Birmingham University (1979)
  • Top of the Pops aired “Wild Boys” (1984)
  • Played at Campo de Futbol in Caracas, Venezuela (2008)

November 16

  • “My Own Way” released everywhere worldwide as single, except in USA (1981)
  • Rock over London featured “Notorious” (1986)
  • Received award at Diamond Awards in Antwerp, Belgium. Played “Serious” and “First Impression” (1990)
  • Appeared on Good Morning America. Performed “Girls on Film” and a clip of “Falling Down” video was shown. (2007)

November 17

  • “Serious” peaks at #48 in UK (1990)
  • Performed on MTV Unplugged (1993)
  • DD-UK Fan Convention held at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Birmingham (2012)

November 18

  • Notorious released worldwide (1986)
  • Played at House of Blues, Chicago (2003)
  • Gig at Figali Convention Center, Panama City (2008)
  • Nick receives honorary degree from University of Bedfordshire, Luton. (2011)

November 19

  • Gig at Brighton Centre (1982)
  • Simon and Nick guest VJ on MTV with Simon’s mom. (1985)
  • John filmed small part in Drowning on Dry Land (1998)

November 20

  • Canceled gig in Ashbury Park, NJ due to Nick being ill (1997)
  • Denis O’Regan Careless Memories pop-up store opens in London (2013)

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