Duran Duran

Duran Duran

 

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Duran Duran (UK: /djʊˌrændjʊˈræn/; US: /dʊ-/) are an English new wave and synthpop[6] band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band grew from alternative sensations in 1982 to mainstream pop stars by 1984. By the end of the decade, membership and music style changes challenged the band before a resurgence in the early 1990s. The group were a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US. The band achieved 14 singles in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and have sold over 100 million records worldwide.[7]

When the band first emerged, they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with bands such as Spandau Ballet. Duran Duran however would soon shed this image, by using fashion and marketing to build a more refined and elegant presentation. The band has won a number of awards throughout their career: two Brit Awards including the 2004 award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, two Grammy Awards, an MTV Video Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a Video Visionary Award from the MTV Europe Music Awards. They were also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[8][9]

The video age catapulted Duran Duran into the mainstream with the introduction of the 24-hour music channel MTV. Many of their videos were shot on 35 mm film, which gave a much more polished look than was standard at the time.[10] They also collaborated with professional film directors to take the quality a step further, often teaming up with Australian director Russell Mulcahy for some of their most memorable video offerings. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows.[10]

The group was formed by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bass guitarist John Taylor, with the later addition of drummer Roger Taylor, and after numerous personnel changes, guitarist Andy Taylor and lead singer Simon Le Bon. These five members featured the most commercially successful line-up. The group has never disbanded, but after separation of Andy and Roger Taylor in 1986, the line-up has changed to include former Missing Persons American guitarist Warren Cuccurullo from 1989 to 2001 and American drummer Sterling Campbell from 1989 to 1991. The reunion of the original five members in the early 2000s created a stir among the band's fans and music media.[11][12] Andy Taylor left the band once again in mid-2006, and guitarist Dom Brown has since been working with the band as a session player and touring member.

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Highlights10

Duran Duran: Big Bang Concert Series
Album
Duran Duran: Big Bang Concert Series is an album by musical group Duran Duran, released on May 3, 2017.
Barbarella
 
Barbarella is a 1968 science fiction film, directed by Roger Vadim and based on the French comic book.
Hungry Like the Wolf
 
"Hungry Like the Wolf" is a song by the British new wave band Duran Duran.
The Reflex
 
"The Reflex" is the eleventh single by Duran Duran, released worldwide on 16 April 1984.

Photos - Duran Duran447

People Recently Photographed at Duran Duran Events6

Popular Albums51

Album Appearances & References22

Popular Songs44

Song Appearances & References10

Popular Live Albums6

Films3

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Minor Film Appearances & References2

TV Shows3

Book References & Influences1

Video Game References4

Collaborators & Influencers36

Other Music-Related Relationships36

Awards & Nominations24

Events5

Band Members9

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Videos70

Spotify - Albums & Singles355

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On5

 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles6

Listen to Duran Duran’s Original Version of “Girls on Film” With the Band’s Former Singer
  –  January 18, 2018
English new wave icons Duran Duran released their first self-titled album in 1981, but it was “Girls on Film,” their third single, that caught the attention of the MTV generation thanks to its fetishistic music ... original version of “Girls on ...
BENT NIGHTS Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
  –  April 4, 2018
You could take your pick since, on the surface, they all looked the same: Spandau Ballet, ABC, Duran Duran, Wham! ( featuring then-closeted George Michael ), Rick Astley, Nik Kershaw and, bringing up the rear, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark ( known as OMD
Derby Dames back on eternal hunt for cheap home rink
  –  April 1, 2018
As Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf” filled the Xanadu arena, two packs of blockers elbowed their way around the track. The announcers drifted between narrating the bout and hawking fundraising items. “I don’t know about you, but I’m hungry ...
DURAN DURAN – GREATEST
  –  March 31, 2018
Along with the Reflex; a View to a Kill; Wild Boys; Hungry Like the Wolf; Notorious; Union of the Snake, and more Top 10 hits, this retrospective contains five tracks that weren’t on Decade, their previous anthology: New Moon on Monday; Ordinary World ...
'We Played Prince Before Anyone Else': How a Small Radio Station Changed American Pop Music
  –  March 30, 2018
A Flock of Seagulls. Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Bananarama. Duran Duran. The Alarm. Adam and the Ants. The names are like litmus tests for a certain generation of pop fans: If you can differentiate one species of poofy-haired 1980s act from another ...
Listen to Duran Duran’s Original Version of “Girls on Film” With the Band’s Former Singer
  –  January 18, 2018
English new wave icons Duran Duran released their first self-titled album in 1981, but it was “Girls on Film,” their third single, that caught the attention of the MTV generation thanks to its fetishistic music video and charismatic singer Simon Le Bon ...

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