Duran Duran Appreciation Day is celebrated every year on August 10. It is set aside to show appreciation for the ‘80s rock icons known as Duran Duran. The band is well-known for breaking new ground in terms of what constitutes appropriate music video content. This is a day for both the band and their fans. Duran Duran Day is a fun-filled day packed with music and dancing.
History of Duran Duran Appreciation Day
The idea for Duran Duran Appreciation Day came from a radio D.J. in Michigan. Fans of the band around the world have adopted the day and celebrate it every year. In 1978, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor founded Duran Duran in the U.K. It is widely regarded as one of the most successful bands of the 1980s. They were the house band at the Rum Runner nightclub in Birmingham. At the time, Nick Rhodes was a DJ at the club. The first singer to join the band was Stephen Duffy. Simon Colley, the band’s original bass player, joined shortly after. Throughout its existence, the band underwent several transformations.
On June 15, 1981, Duran Duran released their first album. The album was a success, lasting 118 weeks on the Billboard Top 100 chart. By the end of 1982, the album had been certified platinum. The record was split into two sides, with five tracks on one side and four on the other. The album’s songs quickly became household favorites. ‘Careless Memories,’ ‘Planet Earth,’ and ‘Girls on Film’ are just a few of the songs from the album. In 1981, the band embarked on its first tour — ‘Faster Than Light Tour.’ Several trips followed over the next 40 years.
Duran Duran released a total of 15 studio albums over their career. “Rio,” released in 1982, and “Liberty,” released in 1990, are two of the most successful albums. “Paper Gods,” released in 2015 is another Duran Duran album that was well-received.
Duran Duran Appreciation Day timeline
Duran Duran is formed, and they perform their first gigs.
Duran Duran goes on tour for the first time.
The popular Duran Duran album which produces several worldwide hit singles is released.
The album “Paper Gods” is released and loved by many.
Duran Duran Appreciation Day FAQs
Did Nick Rhodes sing?
The only Duran Duran album to feature vocals from keyboardist Nick Rhodes is “Medazzaland,” released in 1997.
Who released the board game?
The Duran Duran board game was released by Milton Bradley.
Do the band members have their own documentaries?
The only band member who has his documentary is Aaron Barnett. It is called “Searching For Roger Taylor” and was released in 2000.
Duran Duran Appreciation Day Activities
Listen to Duran Duran
You can take part in the holiday by listening to the band. Duran Duran has a lot of great music that you will enjoy.
Introduce people to the band
You can play Duran Duran music for your friends and family. You’ll be glad to know you shred good music with others.
Learn about Duran Duran
You can do some research to learn more about the band. More information about their history, music, and members may be found on their website.
Why We Love
They have a board game
Duran Duran has a board game called ‘Arena’ which was released in the ‘80s.
They were banned
The band was banned from M.T.V. and B.B.C. in 1997 because of their music video for 'Electric Barbarella.’
Andy Taylor left
The band’s lead guitarist left the band in 2006.
An album was shelved
Duran Duran has an album called “Reportage” that Sony didn’t like.
They made “Red Carpet Massacre”
The album called “Red Carpet Massacre” was created by Duran Duran in 2007.
Why We Love Duran Duran Appreciation Day
It makes people happy
The holiday promotes music that is enjoyed by many people. Music has a special way of making people feel good.
It creates awareness
More people can discover the ‘80s band because of the holiday. This keeps the music fresh with the younger generation.
It helps the band
The holiday helps to promote the band. More people can discover and listen to their music.
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