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DD have something to prove (1983)

Duran Duran interview from Circus magazine

“Having performed four shows in four nights at London’s cavernous Wembley Arena, Duran Duran lead singer/sex symbol Simon Le Bon has begged off interviews in order to conserve what’s left of his rapidly deteriorating voice. No doubt female readers will be disappointed, but Le Bon will soon be taking himself out of circulation anyway, having recently announced his engagement to Claire Stansfield, a Canadian model and photography student.

“In Le Bon’s place are keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor, who, although they may not enjoy Simon’s heartthrob status, are the heart and soul of the band they founded in 1978.

“Duran are highly compartmentalized, and there’s no bandleader as such, but Rhodes, at 21 the youngest member, comes closest.”

This 1983 Circus magazine article was entitled, “Duran Duran have something to prove.”

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