This Week in DD History: April 4-10, 2021

Happy Sunday, or Happy Easter to those who celebrate. My family and I are enjoying a glorious day together, as my oldest and her boyfriend visit with us this weekend. The kids all received Easter baskets, even though I think they’re getting a bit old for this. (except for my youngest, of course!) This afternoon we’re doing the annual egg hunt outdoors, and later we are having a crab fest and board games. For now though, let’s open the vaults and see what took place during this week in Duran’s career! -R

April 4

  • Appeared on Soul Train (1987)
  • “White Lines” released in US and UK (1995)
  • Simon, John & Dom played acoustic set for Star 94FM in Atlanta (2011)

April 5

  • Duran Duran played their *very* first gig at Birmingham’s Polytechnic University (1978)
  • Also played gigs throughout the years in New Jersey (1984), Toronto (2005), Melbourne (2008), and Pennsylvania (2016)

April 6

  • Power Station album peaked at #12 in UK (1985)
  • Nile Rodgers’ album, Everybody Dance, featuring “Notorious” released (2011)

April 7

  • Duran Duran Essentials: Night Versions released in North America (1998)

April 8

  • Played at Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1994)
  • Played at Balai Sidang Convention Center in Jakarta (Bootlegged on “An Evening with Duran Duran: Jakarta”) (2008)
  • Played at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta (2017)

April 9

  • American Top 40 featured “Rio” at #40 and “Hungry Like the Wolf” at #3 (1983)
  • Performed “White Lines” on David Letterman in 1995.

April 10

  • “Come Undone” peaked #13 in UK (1993)
  • “Do You Believe in Shame” released (1995)
  • Appeared at CD signing at Wherehouse in Los Angeles (1995)
  • Glee episode, “Big Brother” airs in US. Features mashup of “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Rio” (2012)

Have a wonderful week!

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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