Duran Duran

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Descriptive "tags": new wave 80s pop synth pop rock new romantic british synthpop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Borrowing their name from a character in the cult 60s science fiction movie Barbarella, this UK pop band achieved global fame in the early 80s thanks to a series of catchy synthpop tunes, a strong visual image, and expensively produced promotional videos which enjoyed endless rotation on the nascent MTV music channel.

The band’s classic line-up featured vocalist Simon Le Bon (27 October 1958, Bushey, Hertfordshire, England), keyboard player Nick Rhodes (b. Nicholas James Bates, 8 June 1962, Moseley, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England), guitarist Andy Taylor (b. 16 February 1961, Tynemouth, England), bass player John Taylor (b. Nigel John Taylor, 20 June 1960, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England) and drummer Roger Taylor (b. 26 April 1960, Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, England). Formed by Rhodes and John Taylor in 1978, the early line-ups of the band included Simon Colley (bass/clarinet), Stephen Duffy (b. 30 May 1960, Birmingham,...

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