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The Week in DD History: Oct. 10-16, 2021 - The Daily Duranie

The Week in DD History: Oct. 10-16, 2021

I apologize that this week’s Duran Duran history is so late. It has been a very busy weekend for me with visiting with friends and having my niece visiting. Needless to say, I could use another weekend just to get some things done like this blog! Anyway, I appreciate the good times. Will this week in DD History have lots of good times, too? Let’s check it out!

October 10:

  • The video for Union of the Snake was released in 1983.
  • The band performed Electric Barbarella on Jay Leno (Tonight Show) in 1997.
  • In 2011, they played at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida, as part of the All You Need Is Now Tour.

October 11:

  • The spoken-word track “This Is How a Road Gets Made” is edited and mixed at AIR Studios with John Jones in 1988.
  • The album, Astronaut, was released in 2004.
  • Richard Blade’s book, World in Your Eyes, was released on audio in 2018. John Taylor is the reader for one of the chapters.

October 12:

  • Duran Duran played at Music Center in Utrecht, Netherlands in 1982.
  • In 1993, they performed at the Holiday Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana.
  • The Gap print ads and billboards featuring Simon and Nick begin running around the world in 2001.

October 13:

  • Duran Duran played at Brielpoort in Belgium in 1982.
  • In 2004, the band appeared on the TV talk show, Regis and Kelly.

October 14:

  • The band performed Electric Barbarella on Rosie O’Donnell show in 1997.
  • Duran played at the Forum in Kenfish Town, London in 2003. Venue holds 2000 people but there were requests from 200,000 people.
  • Duran Duran performed at the Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia (with Neon Trees) in 2011.

October 15:

  • The single, I Don’t Want Your Love, peaked at number 4 in the US in 1988.
  • In 2003, the band performed for Fashion Rocks.
  • Duran Duran participated in a record story signing at the Virgin Record Store in Hollywood in 2004.

October 16:

  • John Taylor filmed the video for Feelings Are Good in New York City in 1996.
  • The band appeared on CNN’s Talk Back Live show about teen violence in 1997. (Am I the only one who thinks that is weird?!)
  • John held book signing in Barnes and Noble in New York City in 2012.

Have a good week, everyone!


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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