One of the greatest things I love about this job is how we get to talk one on one with the iconic artists we play, like Duran Duran’s John Taylor. Duran Duran is coming to Boston’s TD Garden September 6th, along with Nile Rogers from Chic. When we were talking to John Taylor, we immediately realized that were talking to a regular guy, who just happens to be a music icon.
Duran Duran 1980’s
You can’t have the 1980’s music scene without Duran Duran. They rocked, they danced, with boy band looks, adding in Beatle-esque and Stones, innovation, we never heard anything like them. Just take Rio. The opening sounds were created by taking a bunch of thin metal rods and dropping them on piano strings.
Hall Of Fame
In 2022, Duran Duran deservingly was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The website shared these quotes:
The article’s splashy headline, “We want to be the band to dance to when the Bomb drops,” is a cheeky direct quote from vocalist Simon Le Bon, although bassist John Taylor was completely earnest when describing the vision for Duran Duran’s music. As Taylor said, “The whole point of the band was that we wanted the disco rhythm with the power of early punk, to try and create a lot of atmosphere as well, muddle it all into one and see what comes out.”
James Bond Called
By 1985, Duran Duran had become one of the most popular bands in the WORLD. So, when Duran Duran got the chance to become part of the sexy, mysterious spy world of 007, they HAD to get it right. A View To A Kill is the title song of the hit James Bond movie. It was such a big music hit, it actually topped Paul McCartney’s Live And Let Die. Paul hit #2 on the Billboard charts. A View To A Kill, remains the only Bond movie song to hit #1! Below, take a listen to John Taylor share his hysterical story on how A View To A Kill, was created.
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Duran Duran’s John Taylor talks about the Boston show, and the hysterical story behind, A View To A Kill.