Duran Duran: Behind the Music #64

Season 1 Ep 644/4/1999

A look at the career of super group Duran Duran, from their early days in Birmingham, England to their international stardom. It has not been a smooth ride for the fabulous five-some. The group splintered into two bands in 1985 forming, Power Station and Arcadia, and in the process, lost two original members. Lead singer, Simon Le Bon, suffered a near-death experience as his yacht capsized in an around-the-world race and John Taylor conquered his battle with cocaine and alcohol. The band is still going strong, having just completed a major UK arena tour and is preparing to release a new record this Spring (Hallucinating Elvis). John Taylor has gone on to form his own band and landed a role in a feature film. Includes interviews with Lou Reed, Bryan Ferry, Pavorotti, Andy Warhol.