Duran, ya makin’ us crazy!
“That means ‘jolly good show, chaps’ in America, where Duran are now extremely big news. So big that 50,000 people recently saw them in New York over two nights, and 14 million others listened in on the radio. Their mums, dads and girlfriends were there. So was Dave Rimmer (of course).”
“Who’s the tall one? Is that, ah, Nick Rhodes?’ bawls what appears to be a radio reporter. A few heads turn nearby. They’re not sure either. “‘They’re all called Taylor and they’re not related? Omiga-a-awd!’ the same loud chap continues. ‘And the rilly hideous one, is that Simon Lee Bon?'”
“This comes as John, Nick, Andy and Roger — only an hour late — stroll nonchalantly into Soho’s plush Greene Street Cafe for their New York press conference. And no, it can’t be Simon. He’s still at the hotel, trying to nurse a sore throat back into shape for the evening’s concert.”
This article appeared in Smash Hits (UK) in April 1984