This Week in DD History – Dec. 13-19, 2020

December 13

  • Betty Page of Sounds Magazine wrote first article about the band, labeling them as part of the embryonic New Romantic movement involving Spandau Ballet and others. (1980)
  • VH1 debuted A Diva’s Christmas Carol, with our favorite bass player as the Ghost of Christmas Present. (2000)
  • Played at the House of Blues in Atlantic City as part of the last few dates on the Red Carpet Massacre tour. (2008)

December 14

  • Played at the NEC in Birmingham (2000)
  • Played at Den Atelier in Luxembourg (2005)
  • Played at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago (2007)
  • Played in Montclair, New Jersey (2008)
  • Played at Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield (2011)

December 15

  • Duran’s 30-minute MTV Unplugged special airs. (1993)
  • Thank You released in Japan (1998)
  • All You Need is Now video premiers on Sky News (2010)
  • Careless Memories book of photography by Denis O’Regan released (2013)

December 16

  • Burning the Ground peaked at #31 in UK (1989)
  • Ordinary World video was filmed at Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, California (1992)
  • Simon and John were interviewed by Nina Hossain (who later did the voice over for “The Man Who Stole a Leopard” on the All You Need is Now album) for ITV News. (2010)

December 17

  • My Own Way aired on Top of the Pops (1981)
  • VH1 aired Ultimate Office Party with Duran Duran (1997)
  • Played at NEC Birmingham (2005)
  • Appeared on Loose Women and performed All You Need is Now (2010)

December 18

  • Played Wembley Arena, London (1983)
  • Played International Conference Hall, Nagoya, Japan (1993)
  • Played Apollo, Manchester (1998)
  • Played MEN Arena, Manchester (2005)

December 19

  • “I Don’t Want Your Love” single reaches Canadian Top 10 (1988)


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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