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This week in DD history: May 30-June 5, 2021 - The Daily Duranie

This week in DD history: May 30-June 5, 2021

DD dream team
courtesy of Duran Duran and Nile Rodgers

If you were at my house this week, you’d hear a mixture of sighs of relief tumbling with anxious worry of report cards to come. It’s the final week of school, and I’ll be honest – it hasn’t been optimal. We need this summer break. *I* need this summer break, and we are all hoping for a better school year once mid-August hits. Until then, let’s take a look at what went on in the world of DD over the years!

May 30

  • Stephen Duffy born (1960)
  • “Personal Jesus” remix released, featuring production by Nick Rhodes (2011)

May 31

  • Scheduled to play Bournemouth International Centre, show canceled (2011)
  • Played Central Park SummerStage on Rumsey Playfield, NYC (2008)

June 1

  • Played at Barbarella’s in Birmingham (1979)
  • String Quartet Tribute to Duran Duran released (2004)

June 2

  • American Top 40 featured “The Reflex” at #5 (1984)
  • An article in the Daily Star reported that Mark Ronson had been working with the band for six weeks on what came to be All You Need is Now. (2009)

June 3

  • Nick and Simon were filmed for House of Style (1993)
  • Behind the Music on 1981 aired, featured interview with John (2001)

June 4

  • “Is There Something I Should Know” peaked at #4 in the US (1983)
  • Played at L’Arena, Verona, Italy (2005)
  • Nick Rhodes is a special guest on Mark Ronson’s East Village Radio Show (2010)

June 5

  • Performed “Ordinary World” on the MTV Movie Awards (1993)
  • Played at Teatro Grecodi in Taormina Sicily (2016)
  • American Top 40 featured “Ordinary World” at #32 and “Come Undone” at #4 (1993)

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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