This week in DD history: October 31-November 6, 2021

Happy Halloween!! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I struggle to believe tomorrow is November 1st. Where did the year go? The holidays are rapidly approaching, my grocery store doesn’t have a single turkey…and I have a feeling I’m going to have to get very creative about gift buying! With that in mind, let’s just talk Duran history, it’s easier!! -R

October 31

  • Played at the Apollo in Glasgow (1982)
  • duranduran.com was offline, being refurbished (1999)
  • Appeared on the Howard Stern show (2007)

November 1

  • The single, “Rio” released worldwide (1982)
  • Notorious single peaked at #7 in UK (1986)
  • Played at Barrymore Theatre in NYC (2007)

November 2

  • Performed at Kant Kino in Berlin (1981)
  • Sebastian Batailks biography, Duran Duran: Les Pop Modernes was published (2012)
  • Roger, Dom & Simon W. attended Formula-One race in Austin, TX (2014)

November 3

  • Played at Hammersmith Odeon, London (1982)
  • “Wild Boys” peaked at #2 in UK & US (1984)
  • Band Hero video game features “Rio” (2009)

November 4

  • Played Explanada Estadio Monumental in Lima, Peru (2008)
  • Appeared at Unstaged screening at MoMA in NYC, with a special VIP party for fans (2013)
  • Performed at Dell World conference, Austin Texas (2014)

November 5

  • “Union of the Snake” peaked at #3 in US (1983)
  • Big Thing peaked at #24 in US (1988)
  • Duran Duran Unseen published (2005)
  • Mark Ronson premiered part of “Being Followed” on his East Village radio show (2010)

November 6

  • Played at Ritz, Stockholm (1981)
  • Performed at Whitney Museum, NYC for an Andy Warhol benefit (1997)
  • Played at Palace PAC in Albany, NY (2006)

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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