John Taylor Was a Babe
Remember John Taylor? He was the cutest Duran Duran.. although Simon Le Bon was a close second (it’s sort of the eternal John/Paul Beatles debate). In any case, Duran Duran were hands down MTV Gods during the channels early reign, back when videos were nearly avant-garde short films (see Rio or Hungry Like the Wolf). It was during this time that John partied with Bowie, Warhol, and 80’s Supermodels. He was also spiraling into self-destruction — booze, women, drugs. John finally sat down one day and wrote it all down.
His book, In The Pleasure Groove is an honest account of the whole era, with some hard-won wisdom. It’s already a UK Bestseller, but the memoir will be released in the US on October 16th ($27.95) at DuranDuran.com. In the meantime, get yourself some collectible old school vinyl. In terms of bizarre oddities, there’s one Duran Duran Board Game from 1985, and a fascinating airbrushed Tshirt with John Taylor’s face. Get ‘em while they’re hot to prepare for reading the book.
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