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Top 10 Facts - Duran Duran
11.19.2015
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Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British lnvasion" of the US.

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Since the 1980s, they have placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and have sold more than 100 million records.

Fact #3

While they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with bands such as Spandau Ballet, when they ?rst

Fact #4

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, and an MTVVideo Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. They were also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Fact #5

The band's controversial videos, which included partial nudity and suggestions of sexuality, became popular in the early 1980s on the then-new music video channel, MTV.

Fact #6

Duran Duran were among the ?rst bands to have their videos shot by professional directors with 35 mm film movie cameras,

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In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows; they were the first maior act to provide video screens above the stage to bring the action closer to the audience in the rear.

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The group was formed by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist 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 in their most

Fact #9

The group has never disbanded, but the line-up has changed to include former Missing Persons guitarist Warren Cuccurullo from 1989 to 2001 and drummer Sterling Campbell from 1989 to 1991.

Fact #10

The reunion of the original five members in the early 2000s created a stir among the band's fans and music media. 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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