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This Week in DD History: May 2-8, 2021 - The Daily Duranie

This Week in DD History: May 2-8, 2021

And just like that, it’s May. Time is flying by! I wonder if we’ll hear a new single this month…..

May 2

  • Andy Taylor joined band (1980)
  • “Meet El Presidente” peaked at #70 on US charts (1987)
  • “Someone Else Not Me” released in US and Germany (2000)
  • Played at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles (2016)

May 3

  • Sterling Campbell born in NYC (1964)
  • American Top 40 featured John’s “I Do What I Do” (1986)
  • Played at the Santa Barbara Bowl (2008)

May 4

  • “Hungry Like the Wolf” released worldwide (1982)
  • Performed at the Nokia Theater in LA (2008)

May 5

  • Top of the Pops aired performance of “Is There Something I Should Know” (1983)
  • Simon mentioned the reunion of the Fab Five to a journalist…internet exploded as result (2001)
  • Dandy Warhols release “Welcome to the Monkey House”, produced by Nick (2003)

May 6

  • Performed at the Rock Show in Copenhagen (1995)
  • John Taylor performed at Club Makeup in Hollywood (2000)
  • confirmed that Warren will participate in Missing Persons reunion (2001)

May 7

  • Performed at Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland (1987)
  • Nick, Roger and John attend Energy Fashion Night in Zurich (2011)

May 8

  • Played in Caracas, Venezuela (1993)
  • Story of the New Romantics aired on BBC1 (2001)
  • Nick and John release Only After Dark a compilation of music from Rum Runner days (2006)
  • Roger and Jake Monique Died at the Sui Club in Ancona, Italy. (2010)

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.


  1. Are you sure about Top Of The Pops airing Is There Something I Should Know? As this song entered the chart at number 1 in March, 1983 ….

    1. I think this is a situation in which it aired more than once. We got this information from the Duran Duran timeline so your guess is as good as mine. -A

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