This Week in DD History: October 17-23, 2021

Notorious

Why is October flying by so quickly this year?!? It feels like I just barely turned the calendar from September! Perhaps it is due to the band performing this month. Maybe it is because we’ve been waiting SO LONG for #DD15 that time has taken pity on us…it’s not very long now before the released discography of Duran Duran will finally include Future Past! Until such time that we can no longer get your attention because you’ll have earbuds in your ears, listening to the new album for the 20,000th time…what happened this week during the course of the band’s career?

October 17

  • Union of the Snake released worldwide (1983)
  • Simon interviewed for The Real Paula Yates (2000)
  • Played at the Belgrade Fair, Serbia (2006)

October 18

  • Performed at Cascais Pavilion in Portugal (1982)
  • Big Thing released (1988)
  • Durandemonium (DD fan convention) held in Chicago (2013)

October 19

  • Arcadia performed Election Day on German TV (1985)
  • Performed “Sunrise” and “HLTW” on Ellen DeGeneres Show (2004)
  • Played at Palance Hall, Bucharest Romania (2006)

October 20

  • Barbarella aired on BBC1, which led to Nick and John naming the band Duran Duran (1978)
  • “Notorious” single released (1986)
  • Played in Capitol Records parking lot in Los Angeles (1988)
  • Played at Winter Palace of Sport, Sofia Bulgaria (2006)

October 21

  • Worked on recording of “My Own Way” in London at Townhouse Studios (1981)
  • Medazzaland peaked at #58 in the US (1997)
  • John Taylor’s song, “Run Together” reached number 1 in Japan (1999)
  • Played at Chicago Theater, Chicago (2011)

October 22

  • Performed at Holy City Zoo, Birmingham UK (1980)
  • American Top 40 featured “I Don’t Want Your Love” at #38 (1988)
  • Filmed video for “What Happens Tomorrow” (2004)
  • Durancon 2011 held in South Melbourne, Australia (2011)

October 23

  • Video for Notorious premiered (1986)
  • John Taylor made in-store appearance at Tower Records in Boston (1998)
  • Performed at Bell Centre, Montreal (2011)

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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