Duran Duran Biography (Wikipedia)
Duran Duran are an English new wave and synth-pop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band grew from being 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.
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.
- Simon Le Bon and John Taylor talk to Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wggw0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wggw0.jpg2016-05-27T14:51:00.000ZSimon and John look forward to Duran Duran's show at the Eden Project for BBC Music Day.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03wgj7c
Simon Le Bon and John Taylor talk to Steve Wright
- John Taylor: "Duran Duran wouldn't be here without the Sex Pistols happening"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wg9zd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wg9zd.jpg2016-05-27T14:50:00.000ZJohn tells Steve Wright that the punk rock explosion had a major influence on the band.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03wgbvd
John Taylor: "Duran Duran wouldn't be here without the Sex Pistols happening"
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