As a preview of the inaugural KAABOO Cayman to be held on Feb. 15-16, 2019, Camana Bay Times will highlight some of the artists scheduled to perform. This month we look at one of the headlining groups, Duran Duran.
Type of Act:
Simon Le Bon, 59 — lead vocals and guitarist
John Taylor, 57 — bass, backing vocals and guitarist
Nick Rhodes, 56 — keyboards, vocals effects and backing vocals
Roger Taylor, 58 — drums and percussion
In 1978, Duran Duran was formed by John Taylor and Nick Rhodes and performed at the Rum Runner nightclub in Birmingham, England. The band released its first album “Duran Duran” in 1981. The album’s third single, “Girls on Film,” hit number five in the U.K. charts and proved to be the band’s big break. Over Duran Duran’s long career, the band has had two No. 1 Hits, 11 Top 10 Hits and 21 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 list. At the peak of the band’s popularity in the mid-1980s, they were referred to as “The Fab Five” by the British press, a nod to the band’s “Beatlemania” type of fandom.
“Hungry Like the Wolf,” “The Reflex” and “Is There Something I Should Know?” and “A View to a Kill”
In 1984, Duran Duran won two Grammy Awards: Best Music Video, Short Form, for “Girls on Film” and “Hungry Like the Wolf,” and Best Music Video, Long Form, for Duran Duran (a video compilation). In 1985, the band won the Best British Video for “Wild Boys” in The Brit Awards.
The band name came from a character called“Dr. Durand Durand” in the 1968 science fiction film “Barbarella.”