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The Week in DD History: Sept 20-26, 2020 - The Daily Duranie

The Week in DD History: Sept 20-26, 2020

And so it began

I’m a couple of days late getting this post out, my apologies! As we continue to write these each week, I am learning what works best so that the dates are easy to read. I’m trying something a little different this week, so let’s see if it makes it all any better! Since we are only picking out a few bullet points over the course of a week, there will be times that certain days will have no historical points of interest.

September 20

  • A refurbished Drum was re-launched from Moody’s Shipyard (1985)
  • Played at KROQ Inland Invasion III at Hyundai Pavilion in San Bernardino CA. Rhonda was one of the thousands in the audience that day. Were you there? (2003)
  • Played at South Park’s 15th anniversary show in Santa Monica (2011)
  • Played at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado (2015)

September 21

  • Duran Duran visited the original group of 16 people who worked at MTV in New York, and discussed the possibilities of video. I don’t mind grumbling a bit here that for a channel that seems to forget that Duran Duran even had hit videos during the 1980s….it is funny how the band was right there at their beginnings. (1981)
  • The official duranduran.com website was hacked after months of no updates by a fan who went by the name Redsexy. She updated the site with fresh information. Ah yes, the days of the Wild West in Duranland… (1999)
  • The remastered Rio and Hammersmith Live ’82 was released worldwide…except in the US (2009)

September 23

  • An “internet-only” remix of Electric Barbarella is available for download from Capitol Records for $1.99. Purchasers also receive the URL of a “hidden” website with the EB video. (1997)
  • John’s autobiography, In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran is released in 2012. Rhonda highly recommends getting this on Audible if you don’t have it! (Link takes you to Amazon in a new window. Daily Duranie is an Amazon Associate, and we receive a small sales commission that does not effect the purchase price).

September 24

  • Friends of Mine 78:04 convention began in New Orleans, Louisiana. (2004)

September 25

  • Saffron Sahara Le Bon celebrates a birthday today! Happy Birthday!! (1991)
  • Played at Now and Zen festival in San Francisco (2005)

September 26

  • The video for I Don’t Want Your Love premiered on MTV (1988)
  • Robert Palmer, vocalist for Power Station, died suddenly in France (2003)
  • Nick reported on this date that the bass and drums were done for the All You Need is Now album. Meanwhile, Simon was working on lyrics and they hoped to be finished by December of 2009. The album came out in December 2010. (2009)

That’s it for this week! -R

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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