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Duran Duran plays arenas and stadiums in Japan, Canada and the US on the Sing Blue Silver tour; a documentary and a concert film are shot along the way. The live album Arena is released with the new studio single "The Wild Boys" as John and Andy begin working on their hard-rock side project, Power Station.

Date Event
The album Mixtime by Joe Vannelli is released in Italy, featuring "Girls on Film".
"Is There Something I Should Know?" is included on Deejay Time.
Jan 7 Countdown America: January 7, 1984 broadcast, featuring "Union of the Snake".
Jan 9 New Moon on Monday” video filmed in Noyers, Bercy, and Paris, France
Jan New Moon on Monday” single released worldwide, backed with the instrumental “Tiger Tiger (Ian Little remix)
Jan 14 New Moon on Monday” peaks at #10 in US
Jan 16 Seven and the Ragged Tiger goes gold and platinum in the same week
Jan 16 Union of the Snake” single peaks at #2 in Canada
The SING BLUE SILVER Tour continues...
The tour goes on to Japan and North America
Jan 17 Duran Duran: Sendai Sports Centre, Sendai, Japan
Jan 19 Duran Duran: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Jan 20 Duran Duran: International Exhibition Hall, Nagoya, Japan
Jan 20 John, Nick and Roger appear on Japanese radio
Jan 22 New Moon on Monday” single released in UK, backed with “Tiger Tiger
Jan 22 Duran Duran: Fukuoka International Centre, Fukuoka, Japan
bootlegged on Fukuoka 1984
Jan 23 German TV chart show Formel Eins airs a lip-synched performance of “Union of the Snake” (probably filmed late 1983)
Jan 23 Duran Duran: Castle Sports Centre, Osaka, Japan
bootlegged on Osaka 1984
Jan 24 Duran Duran: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Jan 25 Duran Duran: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
bootlegged on Budokan
Russell Mulcahy gathers crew to film the Sing Blue Silver documentary about the North American tour
Jan 28 American Top 40 with Casey Kasem: January 28, 1984 broadcast, featuring "New Moon on Monday" and "Union of the Snake".
Jan 28 Duran's stage is set up at the Saddle Dome two days ahead of time for technical run-throughs before the first North American date
Jan 30 Duran Duran: Saddle Dome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (with Images In Vogue)
about 9,000 in attendance
Jan 30 Live Cuts: no. 29 broadcast in the USA, featuring a live version of "Rio".
Feb 1 Duran Duran: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (with Images In Vogue)
Feb 2 Duran appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine under the headline “The Fab Five?”
Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “New Moon on Monday
Simon and Andy interviewed on Solid Gold TV dance show in US
Feb Artist Patrick Nagel, creator of the Rio album cover, dies of a heart attack at the age of 38
The Sing Blue Silver tour goes to America, accompanied by the documentary crew
Nick's girlfriend, Julie Anne, travels with the band during much of the tour.
During the US tour, Nick experiments with photography by manipulating images on his hotel room televisions using the TV controls, then taking pictures of the distorted results with his Polaroid. (published in the book interference)
Feb The John Taylor Interview 5" flexi disc is given with Viva Rock magazine in Japan.
Feb 2 Duran Duran: Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA (with Images In Vogue)
Feb Canadian opening band Images In Vogue are refused work permits by U.S. Immigration and are forced to bow out of further dates
Feb 4 New Moon on Monday” single peaks at #9 in UK
Feb 4 Duran Duran: Lawlor Arena, Reno, Nevada, USA
bootlegged on Live At Lawlor Arena
Feb 6 Duran Duran: The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA (with Dogs on Fire)
Feb 7 Duran Duran holds a large press conference at the Magic Castle club in Hollywood, California, with about 150 journalists in attendance; snippets of this conference were shown in the documentary Sing Blue Silver
Feb 7 Duran Duran: The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA
recorded; “The Reflex” and “New Religion” live tracks later used as b-sides
bootlegged on Los Angeles, California: 7th February 1984
Feb 8 Duran Duran: Arizona State University Activity Center, Tempe, Arizona, USA (with a juggler)
Feb 10 The extended “New Moon on Monday” video (with a longer, spoken prologue) premieres on MTV; the network soon switches to the shorter version without the prologue
Feb 10 Members of the band are made honorary citizens of Texas in Austin
Feb 10 Duran Duran: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA (with Z Rocks) The opening act is a last minute addition (not on the ticket stub)
Feb 11 Duran Duran: Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA (with Z Rocks)
Feb 13 Duran Duran: The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA (with Z Rocks)
Feb 14 Duran Duran: Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA (with Z Rocks)
Feb 16 Duran Duran: Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA (with The White Animals)
moved from February 17
Feb 18 Duran Duran: Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (with Corvette)
Feb 18 American Top 40 with Casey Kasem: February 18, 1984 broadcast in the USA, featuring "New Moon on Monday".
 ? The DJ only compilation album British Invasion '84 released in Japan, featuring "New Moon on Monday" and "Union of the Snake".
Feb 20 Duran Duran: St Paul Civic Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Feb 21 Duran Duran: Dane Co. Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (with Combo Audio)
Feb 22 Simon and Nick answer fans questions on WLS radio in Chicago, Illinois; bootlegged on WLS Radio Special: Chicago 22-02-84
Feb 23 Duran Duran: Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA (with The Kind)
bootlegged
Feb 24 Duran Duran: Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA (with The Kind)
Feb 25 Duran Duran: Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA (with Checquered Past)
sold out in 20 minutes
Feb 27 Duran Duran: Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (no opening act) during snowstorm; Checquered Past was scheduled to open, but cancelled when a band member was injured
Feb 28 Duran is awarded two Grammies for “Best Short Form Video” for the the video Duran Duran Video 45 which featured ”Girls on Film,"Hungry Like The Wolf and “Best Long Form Video”for the Duran Duran (1983 video) album; the band, performing in Pittsburgh, is not present to accept
Feb 28 Duran Duran: Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (with Checquered Past)
another show during the snowstorm; Grammy win was announced onstage; bootlegged on Pittsburgh Passion
Feb 29 Duran Duran: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA (with Checquered Past)
Mar "New Moon on Monday" is included on the In-Store Promo: March 1984 album released in the USA.
Mar 1 Duran Duran: Roanoke Coliseum, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Nick, Roger and John interviewed on WAPP's Rockwire Special (New York, NY)
Mar 3 Duran Duran: Syracuse Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York, USA (with Billy Idol)
Mar ? John does interview with CFRA radio in Ottawa, Canada
Mar 5 German TV chart show Formel Eins airs a lip-synched performance of “Union of the Snake” (probably filmed late 1983)
Mar 5 Duran Duran: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (with The Payolas)
Major portions of the video for “The Reflex” are filmed before and during the show; “Cracks in the Pavement” recorded at this show was used as the b-side to “The Wild Boys” single.
Mar 7 Duran Duran: The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (with The Payolas)
Mar 8 Duran Duran: Civic Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (with The Payolas)
CFRA 58AM radio station had a phone in poll to convince Duran to come to Ottawa
Mar 10 Duran Duran: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Mar 11 Duran Duran: Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine, USA
Mar 13 Duran Duran: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (no opening act)
Show took place during a snowstorm, and the scheduled opening act couldn't reach the venue; only about half the audience for the sold-out date showed up.
Mar 14 Duran Duran: Worcester Centrum, Worcester, Massachussetts, USA
Simon plays a joke on the band just before the show ("I've dislocated me elbow...the painkillers are rather good, actually.")
Mar 15 Duran Duran: Worcester Centrum, Worcester, Massachussetts, USA
Mar 17 Duran Duran: Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, USA (with Prince Charles and the City Beat Band)
Mar 19 Duran Duran: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA (with Prince Charles and the City Beat Band)
bootlegged on Madison Square Garden: March 19th 1984
Mar 21 When the band leaves their hotel to go the show, a few fans from the large crowd outside jump onto Andy's back
Mar 21 Duran Duran: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA (with Prince Charles and the City Beat Band)
broadcast live on Westwood One radio; bootlegged on Live at Madison, Videochristmas, Live At The Madison and Sing Blue Madison.
Mar A man points a gun at Nick and Simon's limo in New York City, but doesn't fire
Mar 22 EMI holds a major press conference; to preserve his voice, Simon does not attend; all band members handle a plethora of individual interviews
Mar 23 Duran Duran: Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Mar 24 American Top 40 with Casey Kasem: March 24, 1984 broadcast, featuring "New Moon on Monday" at no.16.
Mar 25 Duran Duran: Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (with Night)
Mar 26 Duran Duran: Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida, USA (with A New Personality)
Mar 27 Duran Duran: Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida, USA
Mar 29 Duran Duran: The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (with The Swinging Richards)
Mar 30 Duran Duran: Greensboro Coliseum , Greensboro, North Carolina, USA (with The Swinging Richards)
Mar 31 Duran Duran: Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
sold out
Mar 31 Dick Clark National Music Survey: March 31, 1984 broadcast in the USA, featuring "New Moon on Monday".
Apr 2 Duran Duran: Capitol Center, Largo, Maryland, USA (with Book of Love)
Duran dedicated “Save a Prayer” to Washington DC native Marvin Gaye, killed the day before
Apr 3 Duran Duran: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale (Long Island), New York, USA
Apr 5 Duran Duran: Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA (with The Rescue)
Apr ? Duran Duran: [venue?], New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Apr 9 Duran Duran: Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (with The Blades)
Russell and assistant Gerry Laffy show the completed “Reflex” video to the band in an Oklahoma City hotel
The Reflex” single released in the United States, backed with “New Religion (live)
"The Reflex" is included on Gali Happy Days released in Israel.
Apr 12 Concert sequences for the movie Arena filmed in Oakland (Gerry Laffy appears as one of the fans in the audience struck by lightning)
Apr 12 Duran Duran: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, USA (with The Contractions)
The opening act was poorly received by a rowdy and hysterical crowd; the Planet Heart bootleg is often labeled as this show, but was actually the 1982 Hammersmith Odeon show
Apr 13 Duran Duran: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, USA
Apr 15 Duran Duran: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, USA
bootlegged on Save A Prayer, Pretty Boys Of Rock & Roll, Two For The Show and Oakland Live 1984
Apr ? John gets 20 stitches in his foot from dancing barefoot on broken vodka bottles
16 Apr The Reflex” single released in UK, backed with a live recording of “Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile)” - a Cockney Rebel tune written by Steve Harley
Apr 16 Duran Duran: San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA (with Trio)
Apr 17 Duran Duran: San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA
Someone celebrated the end of the tour by hiring a stripper to dance and partially disrobe onstage during the end of the show; Julie Anne was reportedly very unhappy about the way she performed near Nick at the keyboards. bootlegged on Duranoid
Apr Duran Duran flies back to London
Apr 21 The Reflex” peaks at #1 in the US; this is the band's first Number One single in America
Apr 22 Duran Duran appears on a breakfast television show [which one?] in London
Apr 23 Live Cuts: no. 41 broadcast in the USA, featuring a live version of "Girls on Film".
Apr 26 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “The Reflex
Apr 27 Duran tapes performance of “The Reflex” for the German show Flashlights in Munich
Apr 28 The Reflex” peaks at #1 in UK
Apr 29 Rock Over London: 118 broadcast in the USA, featuring Duran Duran.
Simon and Clare Stansfield begin living together in northwest London; rumors that they have become engaged begin to circulate
Duran is temporarily banned from BBC kids' show Saturday Superstore after Andy is caught on-air telling a cast member of a kid's TV drama to "F*** off fatso!"
May ? Duran Duran and others: Montreux Pop Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
The band performs “The Reflex”, “The Seventh Stranger”, and “Hungry Like the Wolf”; bootlegged on The Video Archives: Volume III
May The Reflex” is released in Italy, backed with “New Moon on Monday” (previously unreleased there)
 ? "The Reflex" is included on the Danceteria: New Wave compilation released in Brazil.
May Duran takes a promotional trip to Rome
May Duran performs “The Reflex” on Italian TV shows Orecchiocchio, Un milione al secondo, Discoring, and Domenica in
May Duran does interviews for Deejay Television and Video Music
May Duran Duran performs a lip-synched version of “The Reflex” on the Dutch TV show Countdown
May Tele Montecarlo (TMC) airs a lip-synched performance of “The Reflex”, “Union of the Snake”, “Is There Something I Should Know?”, and “The Seventh Stranger
May 2 German TV show Flashlights airs taped performance of “The Reflex
May 3 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “The Reflex
May 10 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “The Reflex
May Band members visit Cannes film festival (runs 11 May to 23 May)
May 17 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “The Reflex
May 18 Channel 4 in the UK broadcasts a 1982 Duran Duran concert on the Highband TV show
May 20 Rock Over London: 121 broadcast in the USA, featuring "The Reflex".
May 24 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “The Reflex
May 29 German TV show Bananas airs a lip-synched performance of “The Reflex
 ? Japanese Suntory Whisky commercial features "The Reflex"; bootlegged on Tokyo Tapes.
 ? "The Reflex" is included on the mixed compilation album Deejay Time: Summer.
 ? The promo only New Music Seminar: New York 1984 released in the USA, featuring "The Reflex".
May-Jun Duran makes several appearances on British TV game show Pop Quiz (where John is a regular as team captain, and Duran repeatedly trounces Spandau Ballet)
Jun The Tiger! Tiger! (EP) is released in Japan, containing “The Reflex”, “Union of the Snake”, “New Moon on Monday”, “Is There Something I Should Know?”, and “Tiger Tiger
Jun The book Inside Duran Duran written by Robyn Flans published.
Simon phones 19-year old model Yasmin Parveneh (whom he'd only seen in magazines) and invites her to a movie premiere; she thinks it's a joke and hangs up on him, but he persists until she agrees to a date
Jun 2 American Top 40 with Casey Kasem: June 2, 1984 broadcast, featuring "The Reflex" at no.5.
Jun 4 Startrak Profile - Pop Concert: 84-24 broadcast in the USA, featuring Duran Duran.
Jun 9 American Top 40 with Casey Kasem: June 9, 1984 broadcast in the USA, featuring "The Reflex".
Jun 11 Yasmin expects to go to an ordinary cinema, but for their first date Simon takes her to the red carpet Royal Charity Premiere of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, also attended by the Prince and Princess of Wales
Jun 12 From Britain With Love - The Continuing British Invasion broadcast in the USA, featuring "Hungry Like The Wolf".
Jun 13 Additional crowd and concert footage for Arena is filmed at the Birmingham National Exhibition Center; the 2,000 free tickets are only available through the newspapers Birmingham Evening Mail and London Standard; numerous fans wind up dehydrated and somewhat crushed during several hours of filming
Jun 14 More crowd and concert footage for Arena is filmed at the Birmingham NEC
Jun 16 "The Reflex” video aired on American Bandstand
Jun 16 American Top 40 with Casey Kasem: June 16, 1984 broadcast, featuring "The Reflex" at no.2.
Jun 18 A live version "Of Crime And Passion" is broadcast during this week in the USA, using the radio show album Live Cuts: no. 48, produced by the DIR Broadcasting Corporation.
Jun 20 John appears on Radio 1's My Top Ten show in the UK
Two weeks after their first date, Simon dumps Yasmin “because she wouldn't have sex with me”
Jun Studio footage for Arena filmed at Twickenham Studios in West London; a Mulcahy staffer goes into a nearby bar (where crew members from the film 1984 are taking a break) to ask if anyone would be willing to walk barelegged past a live tiger for cash, as none of the hired dancers would do it. (There were no takers.)
Jun 23 American Top 40 with Casey Kasem: June 23, 1984 broadcast, featuring "The Reflex" at no.1.
Jun 24 BBC Rock Hour - 526 broadcast, featuring Duran Duran.
Jun 25 The Reflex” peaks at #5 in Canada
 ? The compilation album EMI-Odeon: Promocional Invendavel released in Brazil, featuring "The Reflex".
Jul 14 American Top 40 with Casey Kasem: July 14, 1984 broadcast, featuring "The Reflex" at no.5.
The video for “The Wild Boys” and additional studio footage for Arena filmed on the "007 stage" in London, with veteran actor Milo O'Shea (who played Dr. Duran Duran in the 1967 movie Barbarella) and director Russell Mulcahy
Summer John runs into James Bond producer Cubby Broccoli at a party and proposes that Duran do the next Bond theme
Jul 21 Dick Clark National Music Survey: July 21, 1984 broadcast in the USA, featuring "The Reflex".
Jul 27 Roger (24) marries dancer Giovanna Cantone (22) in Naples, Italy; they honeymoon in Egypt, far from the crowds
end Jul Band records “The Wild Boys” with producer Nile Rodgers at Maison Rouge studios in southwest London
end Jul As a favor, Simon and Andy perform backup vocals for the Sister Sledge track “Lost In Music ('84 Remix)” that Nile is recording in the studio next door
Aug 18 Nick (22) weds heiress Julie Anne Friedman (25) in a private civil ceremony at Marylebone registry office in London, wearing a pink velvet tuxedo and top hat; his "best man" is good friend Elayne Griffiths
Nick holds a posh wedding reception at the Savoy Hotel in London
Aug-Sep Nick and Julie Anne take a three-week honeymoon cruise in the Greek Islands
Aug 20 Andrew James Taylor (aka "Bear" and “A2”) born to Andy and Tracey
John vacations in Sicily, gets bored, joins Andy at his pub
Smash Hits issues a free flexidisk (with magazine purchase) containing interviews with each of the band members (The Smash Hits Interviews: Duran Duran)
Aug-Sep? Simon sails in Swan World Cup, Sardinia, and meets American racing veteran Skip Novak, later to captain Drum in the Fastnet and Whitbread races
Sept 14 Duran attends the MTV Video Awards; Nick and Simon present an award for Best Female Music Video to Cyndi Lauper for "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"; bootlegged on The Unseen 1984 Collection
Oct 'Dancing on the Valentine video EP is released, containing videos for “Union of the Snake”, “The Reflex”, and “New Moon on Monday
Oct The Wild Boys” single released, backed with “Cracks in the Pavement (live)
Oct 27 A British TV show airs a lip-synched performance of “The Wild Boys” [the date was on screen, can anyone identify the show?]
Oct British TV show Razzmatazz airs a lip-synched performance of “The Wild Boys
Nov 1 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “The Wild Boys
Nov John moves to a New York apartment on the Upper West Side (in the apartment next door to Boy George) during the mixing of the Arena album
Nov Arena live album released worldwide; it includes studio single “The Wild Boys
Nov 3 The Wild Boys” peaks at #2 in UK and US
Nov 3 American Top 40 with Casey Kasem: November 3, 1984 broadcast, featuring "The Wild Boys".
Sing Blue Silver documentary video and Arena concept/concert film released on VHS, Beta, and laserdisc
At the suggestion of the Berrows and Russell Mulcahy, As The Lights Go Down, a one-hour concert video, is created from Arena by trimming out the conceptual and storyline elements (John apparently was not keen on the idea)
Sing Blue Silver & As The Lights Go Down shown on MTV
Nov Nick releases Interference, an art book of Polaroids
Nov ? Dutch TV show Topop airs a lip-synched performance of “The Wild Boys
Nov 15 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “The Wild Boys
Nov 17 American Top 40 with Casey Kasem: November 17, 1984 broadcast in the USA, featuring "The Wild Boys" at no.19.
Nov 24 Arena peaks at #6 in UK
Duran tapes a performance of “The Reflex” and “The Wild Boys” for Thommy's Pop Show at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
bootlegged on The Crystal Ship
Nov 25 Duran participates in Band Aid recording of “Do They Know It's Christmas?” at Trevor Horn's Sarm West Studio in London
Nov 25 BBC Rock Hour - 548 broadcast, featuring Duran Duran.
Nov 26 Second day of recording of “Do They Know It's Christmas?
 ? John and Jody Watley (who he met at the “Do They Know It's Christmas?” recording session) date briefly.
Nov 28 Duran Duran lip-synchs “The Wild Boys” on German TV show Musikladen in Bremen, Germany; the show also premieres the video of “Do They Know It's Christmas?
Nov 30 Duran (minus Roger) lip-synchs “The Wild Boys” on German TV show WWF Club, while Roger attends the funeral of his grandfather.
bootlegged on Wild
Dec 1 Arena peaks at #4 in US
Dec 1 Neil Gaiman's book Duran Duran: The First Four Years of the Fab Five is published by Proteus Publishing Co.
Dec 3 Do They Know It's Christmas?”, backed with “Feed The World”, released in US and UK
Dec 4 Rock Over London: 149 broadcast in the USA, featuring "The Wild Boys".
The Wild Boys” single peaks at #2 in Canada
Dec Duran travels to Spain for promotion
Duran lip-synchs “The Wild Boys” and “The Reflex” on Spanish TV show Tocata
The band does an interview about their videos on Spanish TV show Disco Visto, and tapes a holiday greeting for the Viva 85 show
John plans to cut a funky version of T Rex's “Get It On (Bang a Gong)” with girlfriend Bebe Buell and drummer Tony Thompson; Andy comes along for the ride
John and Andy guest on a Tony Thompson solo project (?)
Tony introduces John and Andy to Chic bassist Bernard Edwards, now a producer; they cut a demo of Bebe singing "Get It On (Bang a Gong) " just before John and Bebe break up
John, Andy, Tony and Mars Williams (Psychedelic Furs saxophonist, previously approached by Duran to join their live band) discuss doing an album with several different singers, and propose calling the project “Big Brother”
Tony Thompson approaches Mick Jagger about singing on the project
Mars is enthusiastic about the project; he rents studio time for a multitude of friends to come and jam (John, Andy, Tony, Bernard, Mars, Billy Idol, Steve Stevens, Tommy Price, Mick Ronson and Robert Palmer, among others)
Mars plays club shows around New York City under a variety of names, and many of these friends play live with him; other guests include Tim and Richard Butler, Paul Garristo, and Ian Hunter; during one show at the Limelight, John and Andy play with Mick Ronson
 ? John, Andy and Tony demo “Some Like It Hot" and "Murderess,and they invite Robert Palmer to do the vocals for "Communication";when he hears they've done "Get It On (Bang a Gong) ”, he asks to have a crack at that one and impresses Bernard enough that he suggests doing the whole album with Robert
Dec The newly named Power Station begin recording the first week of December; Bernard Edwards produces
Dec Disco Mix Club: December 84 Mixes released, featuring "The Reflex" and "The Wild Boys".
John and Andy move in to New York's Carlisle Hotel during the recording of the Power Station album, and end up staying for six months, spending nearly half a million dollars.
Capitol/EMI signs Power Station to a contract
Dec 8 Dick Clark National Music Survey: December 8, 1984 broadcast in the USA, featuring "The Wild Boys" at no.2.
Dec 10 The Wild Boys” becomes Duran's first (and only) #1 single in Germany, only to be dethroned by “Do They Know It's Christmas?” three weeks later
Dec 'The Source syndicated radio show airs across US, featuring tracks from Arena, the US premiere of “Do They Know It's Christmas?”, Rona Elliot interviewing Simon and Nick from Abbey Road studios in London, and fans' questions being answered
Dec 26 Sing Blue Silver premieres on British station ITV
Dec 27 As The Lights Go Down premieres on ITV
Nick holds an party for the opening of an exhibition (running through January 9) for Interference at the Hamilton Gallery, London; Julie Anne steals the headlines by wearing a dress that reveals a generous amount of derriere
Dec 28 BBC TV airs a special Christmas edition of the game show Pop Quiz; Duran Duran once again defeats Spandau Ballet
Dec 30 BBC Rock Hour - 553 broadcast, featuring "The Reflex".
Dec 31 American Top 40 Year-End Countdown 1984 with Casey Kasem broadcast, featuring "New Moon on Monday", "Union of the Snake" and "The Reflex".
Dec 31 The Viva 85 New Year's Eve show features the premiere of "The Wild Boys" video in Spain
Dec 31 Simon and John join Frankie Goes To Hollywood on stage at the MTV New Year's Eve Rock'n'Roll Ball
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